Friday, February 25, 2011

Selfportrait with Bird

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Doodled pencil self-portrait with bird and digital colour dropped in.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Illustration Friday: Sweater 2

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Kitties in poloneck sweaters... need I say more? :-)

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Illustration Friday: Sweater

Brush, india ink and a splash of watercolours and some grumpy feline attitude...presto! :-)

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Incognita Ferreira, PI

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Story by Danya Ristić

Incognita Ferreira has finished school. Not just this year, all of it. She recently matriculated with an A in East London, otherwise known as Environmental Lifeskills, a few Bs and one C in a subject she manages to keep a secret forever.

Since the age of six, Incognita has been in the habit of enforcing her full name. ‘It’s In. Cog. Ni. Ta,’ she would say, hands on hips, staring any opposition down. ‘And not Cognita. Neeta!’ No one argued for long. Her brother, Octavius, the maturer of the two in age only, calls her Cog, as in ‘tiny cog in the great wheel of the world’, but by now she has learned to ignore it. He was optimistically named for the eighth child in the large family their mother had yearned for, though she and their father were blessed with just the two. No one ever asks where Incognita’s name originated, which is lucky; she herself is much loved, but the source of her name is a tale of woe and despair best forgotten.
 ‘Out with the old, in with the new’ is Incognita’s motto for this stage of her life. Her Goth phase is over, and she’s making plans for the future that may still include black clothing and furtive behaviour, but with a different purpose. Going away to varsity, bumming around overseas for a year, getting married – none of these are for her. She is finally going to put into action the career she has been dreaming of ever since she and Tavy used to watch Remington Steele on Tuesday nights. She is going to be a Private Investigator, right here in her beloved home of Jakkalsbessievallei, just west of the Kruger Park. It’s a small place, but as Miss Marple, another favourite of Incognita’s, frequently finds, a lot of mischief and malice is practised beneath the sun-dappled and apparently tranquil waters of a pond....

Read the rest of the story at JUMP THAT HORSE.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Illustration Friday: Reverse

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My ever so slightly bizarre take on this week's Illustration Friday theme: "Reverse"
Always liked Roald Dahl's twisted version of fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
Was a rather rushed with this, so might do a more satifactory version some time soon.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Birds on too much coffee

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It's quite hard to reverse the effects of two much coffee...especially on our feathered friends.

Something from the Silly Drawing of the Day Department... wired birds on a branch... made me chuckle to myself a little.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Storybook Man -- sketchbook page

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A page from my sketchbooks... thinking about this story idea in which there a group of Storybook Men who travel from village to village displaying the comic stories that have been tattooed on their bodies... and some other random drawings on the same page :-)

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Pedal Faster!

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The freaky offbeat drawing for today... for the record, I have nothing against, really! :-)

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Inspector Hop On The Case

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A little whimsy and fun... bunnies are always fun to draw... maybe this character can be developed into further?

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