Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Friday, 6 January 2017

Werk in wording ;)



Liewe vriende

Die nuwe jaar is hier! Welkom 2017!
Mens kan sommer aanvoel hoe opgewonde almal is oor die nuwe jaar en die moontlikhede wat wag.
Hierdie jaar gaan 'n besige en opwindende jaar wees.
Ek deel hieronder van die sketse waarmee ek besig is vir die comic projek.

Liefde & vrede.
xE




Thursday, 27 October 2016

Logo vir Easthouse Consulting

Ek was onlangs gevra om 'n logo te ontwerp.  Die klient het gehou van 'n grys en teal/turkoois kombinasie en daarom het ek redelik binne daardie perke gebly.  Hy wou ook die 't' verleng dat dit soos 'n kruis lyk, en verder die 'E' en 'C' van beide woorde groter hê as die res.  Dit was 'n uitdaging om soveel elemente in 'n koherende bevredigende ontwerp te omskep.  Hieronder is 'n paar van die voorbeelde tydens die ontwerpproses:
Sommige voorstelle tydens die ontwerpproses
Eindelik het ons besluit op 'n kombinasie van sommige van my voorbeelde. Die finale resultaat lyk soos volg:

Easthouse Consulting Finale Logo Ontwerp

Die finale logo geïnterpreteer as 'n swart & wit weergawe



Thursday, 20 October 2016

World

World comic
I've been drawing an entry for the Fumetto Comix Competition.  And the theme 'Worlds' kept pulling me back to this idea of the contrast between what appears good, but isn't.  I wanted to change the title to 'lies', because I also thought that many politicians tell us lies to placate us or mislead us for their own selfish gain.  And things we are told are 'pure good' or ' pure evil' in fact, aren't.

I initially envisioned it a black and white piece of work, but then the ligne claire style lent it to play with some colour.  I'm still contemplating whether there should be foliage in the background or if it should be kept as is.  I also avoided breaking the page up in panels to accentuate the movement of each character.  The politician's rise at the expense of the mask's demise.  The mask's world is in reverse to the politician, but intrinsically linked with each other.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Werk in wording

Ek is besig vir die afgelope ruk om 'n nuwe storie te skryf wat ek graag wil teken.  Laasweek het ek 'n professor hoor sê dat die skryfproses 'n morsige een is.  Dis nogals waar. Mens skryf en herskryf en skryf tussen-in weer.  Nodeloos om te sê dit neem langer as wat ek gedink het dit sou. Nou na die vierde herskryf, het ek begin dink ek wil 'n heel ander perspektief byvoeg... Ek wil nie heeltemal die kat uit die sak laat nie, dis nog te vroeg daarvoor.

Hier is egter 'n sneak peak... oe ek is opgewonde! :)


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Top Achievers' Club Cards


What I've been up to at the studio this week: 
I've created a set of personalised cards with a designed envelope with their name on to congratulate the students who achieved more than five distinctions during the first semester here at the college. 
Since it's not a formal function, but a get-together that will be held with a light lunch, I wanted the cards to reflect that and therefor it is colourful with a character and some text in a speech bubble.




Friday, 29 July 2016

Colouring Book number 2 & featured in SARIE magazine!

I've been very blessed. I have some exciting news to share:  The colouring-in book my artwork was featured in last year was chosen to be distributed in a special edition colouring-in book for adults for SARIE magazine - a popular women's magazine in South Africa - for the June 2016 edition.  It was distritubted along with every SARIE magazine purchase of that month.  I was so thrilled to see my work published nationally and seen across the country. And even more privileged that it stated that the colouring-in book featured work by famous South African Artists - and my work was displayed alongside them :) I brushed shoulders with lovely artists such as Wendy Malan and Piet Grobler.

On the left: The cover of the colouring-in book which features my artwork.
On the right: The SARIE June 2016 cover.


On the left: My artwork entitled 'Out there' as featured in the colouring-in book of SARIE.
On the right: The June edition of SARIE the colouring-in book was sold with.


Other news from my studio is that the artwork I drew titled "I love SA" and featured in a post earlier this year was also selected as part of the second colouring-in book for adults by the same publisher.  This colouring-in book was A5-sized, ring-bound and also distributed across Gauteng and Cape Town. Thank you thank you thank you!

The printed "Inkleurboek vir Grootmense" featuring my artwork "I love SA". 

The artwork as featured in the printed colouring-in book.

"I love SA" Colouring-in Art

The artwork "I love SA" digitally coloured-in.


I'm working on the manuscript for the next project and have only this page as a spoiler...
will keep you updated on the progress thereof.  To be honest, the manuscript is taking a lot longer than I anticipated.  It's undergone multiple rewrites and at the moment it needs a new perspective, so I'll need a bit of time to mould it some more. But I'm very excited for this project.  It focuses on historical narratives. I'm not saying anything more at this time, because there's a metamorphoses on the way.

xoxo
E

Spoiler: A page from the new comic I'm working on. It's still in manuscript phase. Exciting times :)

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Behance icon & ateljee-nuus

Die Behance Portfeulje Ikoon 
Die laaste tyd was ek effe siekerig, maar dis eintlik nie genoeg van 'n verskoning om nie te werskaf in die ateljee nie.  Ek het besef dat ek nie 'n aanlyn portefeulje het nie en het in Januarie begin om van my werk stelselmatig op te laai op Behancè.  Julle kan daar gaan loer, of bietjie wag tot ek meer werk opgelaai het.  Dis eintlik baie nodig om dit te doen, want soos ek begin rondsoek het na van my werk, het ek net opnuut besef hoedat dit rongestrooi lê (fisies in verskillende sakke en bokse en ook op verskillende rekenaar hardeskywe en CDs of backup DVDs) en natuurlik hoedat sommige werk spoorloos verdwyn het tussen al die heen-en-weer getrekery.  Dan het ek nog nie eens genoem van die motvretertjies nie, of die gevaar van ander skade soos water (wat die projek "Die Meisie Wat Kon Kwaak" wat ek vanoggend opgelaai het, getref het).

Verder het ek te veel tyd verloor aan verknogting, onsekerheid, uitstel en sloer.  Die persone wat 'n verskil maak is die mense wat nie moed opgee nie.  En ook nie hulself kasty nie, maar foute gebruik as geleenthede om te leer en verbeter.  Hierdie woorde tik ek vir myself, bygesè.  Maar as dit iets vir jou beteken, wonderlik.  Leer en verbeter hier kom ons!

Kliek hier as jy solank wil gaan kyk wat ek al opgelaai het...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Little Girl - pattern




Dear friends, it has been a wonderful week. I've been notified that my illustration 'Out There' have been chosen as part of a special June/July supplement edition of the Sarie magazine! Will keep you posted when I hear more.
I painted this design in gouache. It's a personal project, intended as a repeatable pattern. :)



Monday, 1 February 2016

Afro Chic

Chic Afro-chick

I drew this as a consideration for another colouring-in book being edited and compiled.  It is in black, of course, but I added in colour as my suggestion what the drawing will look like with colour :) She has a birthmark in the shape of South Africa on her back.