Friday, February 27, 2009

IF expired ones

Well, I have been busy with school and things (one of which was a commission: design a leaflet with a VW van on it. I will post it as soon as my commissioner give the green light, lol). And anyway, I missed way too many IF deadlines, but I did them anyway and decided I'll still post them. So here they are!

This one was done for the topic Time and it is a fairy tale my father once told me. A princess (when isn't there one in a fairy tale?) is an impatient spoiled brat and she celebrates her birthday. From a fairy woman (or witch, I'm not sure) she receives a pirn and she tells the princess that when the thread is pulled, time will fly by very fast. As in, you'll jump into the (near) future. So the princess says 'thank you' and forgets all about it, until something bad happens (a dragon or something, undoubtedly) and she wants to speed up time to get the whole thing over with. That's when she understands the convenience of it all and starts to use the pirn for everything that sucks in life: eating vegetables, going to the dentist, doing the dishes, those annoying feminine parts of the month... to name just a few. Anyway, time flies by fast enough to have the princess wake up one day and discover she's an old lady, without having lived at all (no obvious moral in this one, eh?). So she learns her lesson, the fairy woman turns back time and all is well with the world. And here we are, the princess on her bed with her pirn and her old self as a reflection in the mirror (I just had to point that out, sorry).

And this one's topic was Celebrate. Not much to say about it. This just popped into my head. I like the result.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

SGA comic no. 2

Well, this is the sequal to my previous SGA comic. I wanted to stick to the art/craft look and had a lot of fun with it, too. Plus, the whole thing is (supposed to be) funny, so I had my laughs while making this.

I know there are major stereotypes in there and I did not mean to offend anyone. I just saw Sheppard hangin' like that in my head and I had to draw it.

Did this with ink, colored ink, colored pencil, and collage. Enjoy!


Monday, February 2, 2009

IF: flawed

Here's my entry for IF's topic 'Flawed' for this week.

The idea came to me a while ago, actually. I was in the train, on my way to the university, and, not surprisingly in the Netherlands, it rained. The drops on the riding train made trails on the window and when the train slowed down and stopped, the trails dropped down, instead of going horizontally as they were doing while going at high speed. It was fascinating to look at and the pattern that occured was awesome. When confronted with the topic 'flawed' I wondered what to do and suddenly I remembered that rainy day in the train and this is the result.