Thursday, March 30, 2006

Monster - Ilustration Friday

It was a monster of a serve!

I have so run out of time this week! I still wanted to polish this but hey, sometimes you got to let go. Hope you had a good week :-)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Feet - Illustration Friday

A bridge for those with rivers to cross.

I was on holiday recently and sketched my feet and the the bridge comes from looking at many Chinese paintings. I am taken in by the principles of Chinese art where the composition is based on the ebb & flow of opposite strands which relate to each other.


Quick pencil and fine point sketches from my lunch break in the library.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Slowlife or Wabi-sabi

The soft approach is summed up by Japanese burgeoning Slow Life trend. Ironically for a movement that seeks to shift the social focus from money to quality of life, Slow Life has its roots in marketing. In 2001 prefectural governments, chasing the "green yen" of eco-tourism, began advertising campaigns using the slogan "Ganabaranai! -- Don't go for it!" Attempting to lure stressed city dwellers to their rural regions (no doubt on high-speed trains sporting the Koizumite slogan "Ambitious Japan!"), the prefectures devised an eight-point Slow Life Manifesto that stressed nonacademic, noncompetitive lifestyles -- walking, wearing traditional clothes and eating food made from local ingredients; durable and sustainable building construction; forestry; respect for the old; self-reliance and living in accord with the rhythms of nature. Read more from Wired News!
Some saw the Slow Life movement as a passing fad, but five years on magazine racks tell a different story. Visit Osaka bookstore.
wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Tattoo - Illustration Friday

The return of the urban warrior.

This guys tats consist of 123 etched on knuckles, the classic heart on his shoulder and an anchor on his forearm. Classy man he is, eh?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Insect on the move

Here she is, the killer queen bee ready to attack, the 2nd part to my sketches this week.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Tea - Illustration Friday

Don't you just love that first cup of tea in the morning!

Can you guess that I have been reading to many graphic novels! I love looking at various inking styles from comic books. This is my first attemp at this style and its all inked on computer- Have a good weekend!! -

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Academy Awards - Best animated feature

Will Howl's Moving Castle win an Academy Award this year in the Best Animated Feature category?

It's reported that Hayao Mizazaki will not be attending this years ceremony on Sunday, a representative will accept the award on his behalf, if it it happens.