Monday, April 30, 2007

Lady luxury

Illustration Friday - Remember 2

HansHippo hurt MandyHippo so she has decided to leave him. With every step she takes, he's becoming more of a memory and less of a reality.


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Illustration Friday - Remember

So now I have Graphy to help my illos look better. I did this quick one, but damn my hand is still shaky and cannot really get exactly what I want with the graphic tablet. I guess I need more practice. Back to work, then. :)
Oh..and what do you think is the story behind this illustration? How come they all got there?


Friday, April 27, 2007

How corporate are you?

OK, I'll be a bit serious now. So if you're not in the mood, you can just look at the picture and stop reading.

The news of the week is that a young woman of 31 died few days ago because of "too much work". She was an audit manager for Ernst&Young Romania. You can read the article here - it's in Romanian though, but I guess there are programs that can translate it. To sum it up it says she died after continuous weeks of long hours in the office and constant stress, that she wasn't eating too much, she was always coming home at night and she didn't even have time to talk to her friends on the phone.

Well, I guess we'll never know the exact true situation or what she was thinking, but the point is STOP - stop whatever you're doing and think if it's the life you want and kill that little voice in your head that says "This is only temporary, I will not do this for the rest of my life." The only truth is that "yes, our life is temporary!!!", maybe more temporary than we think so why the hell not loving every minute of it? Starting NOW. Remember American Beauty?

This would have been a nice ending to the post, huh? :). I can already see the crowds quitting their jobs, selling all theirs stuff and going in a trip around the world, applying for that job they always though were not good enough, asking her/him out, adopting a pet, volunteering to help the kids in Africa, having a kid, opening their own shop, starting to take dance lessons etc
Now let me catch my breath and wave to the people :)
Oh, and such a bad timing for that girl to die. Especially now when the corporation's profit went down 20% compared to last semester.


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Girl and dog conversation

girls, girls, girls

Played a bit t-day and the outcome is kinda cute, I think.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sketches of happy people

A lot more to learn, but I'll get there. I just have to keep on sketching. Constancy is never easy.
PS: Even if some of them don't look happy, they are. On the inside. :)


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Illustration Friday - Polar 3

Not sure bout this. Looks kinda interesing, right?


Monday, April 23, 2007

Illustration Friday - Polar 2

I guess it's hard to be a model when the weather is more polar than solar.
The first one is the original. I couldn't help it and posted all the effect altered variations. I like the way they look. :>


Illustration Friday - Polar

Love knows no boundaries. Global warming made it happen.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Graphy's working her magic

SInce I have a new toy, Ive figured I should play with it some more. :)


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My new friend

Im so so happy! I got my first graphic tablet!!! This is so cool and makes things so much easier. Now I have no excuse in succeeding as a freelance illustrator. I have to thank my best friend Adriana and make it all worth it! ;-)
Here's a picture of my new friend Graphy :)

And here, the first drawing made with it. Boy, that was fun! Me so silly now, but this is a big deal for me. :)

Illustration Friday - Fortune

Such a fortune you didn't marry her, huh? :)

Sunday, April 15, 2007


What's your favourite animal?


OK now, what's wrong with this illustration?
I've figured out that this is a good question to help me improve. So, anyone willing to hit me with some critics?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New storyboards

I've learned to use Photoshop in the right way. And so my new storyboards don't look as lame as the old ones. Yuhuuu!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bright ideas

Monday, April 02, 2007

Illustration Friday - Snap

For this week's Illustration Friday theme I wanted to stretch my creative muscle a bit and see if I can find at least 15 original ideas that I can integrate into one illustration. I must admit I've cheated on the "Ooooh snap" one cause that is one of my favorite audible on Yahoo Messenger. Anyway, hope you'll enjoy it! And if you want to stretch your imagination here are some ideas.
By the way - if you happen to leave a comment maybe you can tell me which one is your favourite? :)