Sunday, 28 November 2010

Urban Cat and Pandas in Jail

Hi!
I decided to post an old illustration with a new one this time. This (below) urban cat is something i did a while ago. Unfortunately he is a smoker. Living in the city affect him a little. Coloring with photoshop after a pencil on paper sketch.



The one with the pandas was a sketch i posted before. Coloring with gouache. About them, there is not much to say. It is pretty obvious i think:)


Now i am playing with some plasticine. I am planning to post a new plasticine work with an old one. The one i am working on right now what you call "mixed media". It involves some illustration and plasticine. See you!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Pianist

I just finished coloring this pianist who is saying his farewell to last penguin and polar bear on earth. Used indian ink and gouache.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Street View

I finished this piece with watercolor and indian ink.  
Doing the crow and the branch part felt like committing a bad habit. Like biting nails obsessively and won't be able to stop:)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Grinning Monkey


I've done this vector illustration sometime ago this year just for fun. Anyway there is this amazing blog which announces a topic every Monday and any member can submit a piece about that topic. Lucky me this week's Art Jumble topic is monkey. So here it is.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

What i've been doing

It's been a while since the last time i posted. Meantime i've gone to Bodrum for holiday, done some illustrations and sketches, read some books. I will post a couple of photos of Bodrum in the future. Don't have them yet unfortunately.

I've read three books and in my opinion:



Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The variety of characters and how the author build the story was really magnificent.
As a reader it felt intriguing to see how other people see things, make choices and act that differently in life. Especially the tightrope-walker's profile was so deep. The way he thinks about what he do was beyond passionate.



Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
It was about an autistic boy who have big dreams like all children and have some family issues. It was fantastic! A beautiful mind he has! Before that novel i didn't know much of a thing about autism but it wasn't the thing that fascinates me most. Christian's (little boy) innocent yet the toughest, strongest soul that amazed me. I wanted the main character of the book to be my little brother or someone that i could be really close.


The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
A Paulo Coelho book has always exited me before i actually read it. And never disappointed. I know all his books have spiritual concepts. Maybe for me that is what is good about them. I am not spiritual at all. But his books has this extreme positive effect on me, like i can do anything in the world and everything will work out just fine. Strengthening the belief in myself is a kind of spirituality i can work with.

i've done some illustrations and sketches:


Used watercolor with the first one.


Some of the sketches look really messy because of the low paper quality. I hope they'll look better when they colored. Thinking about watercolor again. The last one will be the next to be finished.