Monday, 20 December 2010

Tennis ladies

Sorry for the lag of posts. I've been in bed with a terrible cold for nearly a week. Been trying to find some inspiration online and found these old photos by accident. It's funny to compare them with these

Friday, 10 December 2010

Steph von Reiswitz

Such beautiful ink drawings. You can see more here. I love working with my Wacom tablet but seeing these makes me want to work with ink and paper!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Ballet Russes

I am going to an exhibition on Diaghilev and the Golden Age of Ballet Russes tomorrow at the V&A...can't wait!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Passage to Infernal Regions

This is a painting by Joachim Patinir made in 1524. I found this in a book and was intrigued by the serene colors. Looking at this makes me calm and it is hard to believe that there is a part of of hell painted there!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

More Jordan Matter

Dancers among us is another inspiring project from Jordan Matter. Wish I was a dancer so that I could do stuff like this in public!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Klaus Haapaniemi

I am a big fun of Klaus Haapaniemi's work and was really happy to discover these beautiful plates, mugs and bowls illustrated by him in a tiny little shop this morning. I don't think I could ever use them though I'd just decorate them in my house. You can buy them online here.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Stanley Pickle

This is the trailer of an award winning short movie about Stanley Pickle, a twenty year old boy who still lives with his parents and never goes outside the house until he meets a mysterious girl.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Jean-Luc Verna and the Dumdum boys

Even though nothing much happens in this video clip created by Petra Mrzyk and Jean Grancois Moriceau I always watch the entire thing. Such a simple but great idea...almost hypnotizing!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Hieronymus Bosch

I know this is not one of Bosch's famous paintings but I just love the old man's posture, his hands and the little pig next to him.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Another talented friend!

Dimitris' photographs are so atmospheric and inspiring. Can't wait to have a photo session with him! You can see more of his work here.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

Vertical Road

I saw this dance performance the other day and was very impressed. Seeing it live was a lot more dramatic than watching the video though.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Serial Cut studio

3d typography looks very neat in this image by Madrid based studio Serial Cut.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The taking - finished!

Yes at last it is finished! Despite the fact that I only added some small details it took me some time to finish this illustration because I just couldn't decide what exactly is going on. The story goes like this:
Costas felt that Maribella had only been a burden for him lately. She was full of insecurities and continuously cried about her physique. He unsuccessfully tried to comfort her and encourage her to be grateful for the gifts god had given her but it seemed that poor Maribella was too caught up in her sad little world. So Costas had enough. She was dragging them both down and for the benefit of both he had to stop this from happening.
After a lot of thinking he remembered that he owned a second hand book he bought a few years back when he was into black magic that proved handy a couple of times in the past. Then he spotted a location that felt right for the spells to take effect and planted a King of Austria rear tulip. Through experience Costas remembered that his buffalo had an inexplicable connection with Prince of Austria rear tulips and it would immediately stop any activity and contemplate on the vastness of the Universe. On a warm Saturday evening he suggested to Maribella to go for a quick swim at the beach near their village and without any hesitation she put on her new bikini without knowing what was planned for her...

Monday, 4 October 2010

Akino Kondoh

I have recently discovered these great oil paintings by Akino Kondoh. I really admire the dreamlike effect she creates and the way she mixes colors.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

BBC 2010 Winter Olympics Animation

A very dramatic animation directed by Marc Craste and produced by Studio AKA. I love the illustration work done by Jon Klassen.

Friday, 1 October 2010

The taking

More things going on in the illustration. Something mysterious is happening to Maribella and Costas doesn't seem surprised. I will add more things soon.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Manuel Vason

Manuel Vason's photographs are theatrical and very impressive. He likes photographing performers.


This is the rider's girlfriend. Their names are Costas and Maribella and there is a reason she looks uncomfortable. I am working on the background now cause I don't like how these look on a white background.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Buffalo rider- work in progress

Yes I have started working on a new Illustration! After a very looong time of not doing any new pieces I finally decided that it is about time to start drawing again. This was going to be a strong man on a buffalo symbolizing power and courage but it didn't quite turn out that way heh.