Wednesday, July 07, 2010

IF - giant

This illo is part of a personal project I'm working on, inspired by the fairytale The little Goldfish, also known as The Fisherman and The Golden Fish.
The fisherman's wife, once a poor woman, turns herself into an honorable lady, a king and a pope, but her hunger for power can't be satisfied.
Done with acrylic on brown paper. If you feel like it, click to enlarge :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

IF: adrift

Ten years was Odysseus lost at sea , because of Poseidon's resentment. I drew him sitting on the shore of Calypso's island, wishing for a ship to pass.
Acrylic on cardboard. The colors came out off because of the scan :-(

15.02.10 - update:
The illo felt unfinished to me, so I continued working on it. I think the colors are better here:

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

IF: focused

Lunch, anyone?
click to enlarge.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

IF: clumsy

Not the most original illo, I know, but my son has recently started walking, and I couldn't get this image out of my mind.
I've decided to post the sketch as well, because there's something about the loose line that was lost in the process, especially in the face. Faces are difficult.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Spoiled Princess

Monday, January 04, 2010

IF: renewal

Friday, November 20, 2009


Update: I've added translation after each picture

she: Great, I'm done!
she: you're so pretty...
she: I love u!
she: But I must leave u...
she: I have to work on something else
she: What did u say? only one minute?
she: Oh, o.k. ... you're so pretty!

He: She left
He: Did u hear what she said about me?
He: She thinks I'm pretty!
He: She loves me!
He: Oh, when will she come again?

24 hours later:
He: Here she comes! Finally!
He: I'm so happy!

She: hmm
She: -----
She: Oh boy
She: What was I thinking?
She: You really suck!

She: This isn't what I meant at all
She: I can't look at u
She: I never want to see u again

He: I don't understand what happened
He: What have I done wrong
He: I've always wanted the best for her
He: My life is over

One year later:
She: Oh, hello!
She: Haven't seen u for a long time
She: I forgot how u look like
She: Not bad at all
She: Actually, pretty good!
She: You're so pretty...

He: Yeah, yeah, I know all about it
He: Leave me alone, you freak

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IF: unbalanced

I've also updated my previous entry, blur. Your thoughts are most appriciated.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

IF - blur

Finally, after a long absence, I've created something for IF. Good to be back :)

17/11 Update:
I've continued working on the illo, trying a slightly different approach. Here's the finished version, I'ld love to hear your thoughts.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

IF: Instinct

He only wanted to ask for directions, but everyones' instinct was to RUN...
Pencil sketch, digital color

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Friday, February 13, 2009

IF: celebrate

Pencil & digital.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

IF: time

One of the things that happen once you become a mom is that your time perception changes. This is the new time: sleeping time, crying time, feeding time...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

IF: Flawed

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

IF: climbing

Jack is climbing up the beanstalk :)
This was done entirely digital.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

IF: pale

This is an old sketch which I never quite knew what to do with... till this IF's theme came along.
Technique: pencil sketch and digital coloring.

Friday, January 16, 2009

IF: contained

My loved ones are contained within my heart
Colored pencils.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

IF: Resolve no.2

Life confronts us with such complicated problems.
Colored pencils. Don't forget to click for the bigger version.

Friday, January 02, 2009

IF: resolve

... Or not?
Once again, colored pencils, and my molsekine.
Click for a bigger image.

Monday, December 29, 2008

IF: Clandestine

Mid-day, somewhere in the city-park,
a bench, a newspaper, a duck.

Colored pencils in my moleskine. Click to see it bigger (if you feel like it :)).

Friday, December 19, 2008

IF: voices

I'm a new mom - my son was born a month & a half ago - and since than everyone keeps giving their advice, wanted or not...
My husband ignores them, but for me it's very difficult and I find myself thinking about it over and over again. Sometimes it seems to me as if everyone has gone crazy, and I'm the only logical person left, and sometimes I feel as if I'm the crazy one.

This was done (while breastfeeding) with colored pencils in my moleskine.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

IF: similar

Saturday, November 22, 2008

IF: Opinion

This is my dog's opinion on our relationship.
Quick digital sketch... no time for more :-(

Sunday, November 09, 2008

IF: Wise

Double entry this week:

This is an old and wise woman. It was inspired by my grandmother, who is a very special lady.

These two come to show that wisdom and old age don't always go hand in hand :)
Or is it the other way around - maybe you need to stay young at hurt in order to be wise?

Saturday, November 01, 2008

IF: Vacant

Digital doodle.

Monday, October 27, 2008

IF: Repair

Pencil drawing, color added in photoshop.

Monday, October 20, 2008

IF: Late02

What was the first thing that sleeping beauty said to her prince?
This is my second entry this week. It's just a sketch, I hope someday I'll turn it into a proper illo.
Click to see it BIGGER.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

IF: Late

This is me. I'm always late.

Friday, October 10, 2008

IF: Strings

This weeks' theme turned out to be very easy - I had a few illustrations that seemed fitting and I only had to choose. I might upload some of the others later on this week. I did learn from it that strings are something that appears a lot in my work, physically or conceptually. An interesting discovery for me :)
Click to see it BIGGER!

Update - I forgot to explain the technique: I mixed in a plastic plate some acrylic paint with plastic glue and flower.I applied it on simple brown cardboard to create a dark textured surface. I used acrylic to paint over it, with dry brushes and almost without water, so that the texture would be seen through it. Thanks for all the lovevly comments!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

IF: Sugary

This one is entirely digital.
Left woman: "Darling, you look fabulous, have you gained some weight?"
Right woman: "Thank you sugar, you look smashing, glad to see you got rid of that moustache"

Thursday, October 02, 2008

IF: Packed

Another quicky this week - pencil drawing and digital color.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy New Year

These are two of the new year's greeting cards I've made this year. They are all around the theme of pregnancy and birth (since I'm now 7.5 months pregnant and it was natural for me to deal with this subject) . The text sais: "A year of new beginings".

Thursday, September 18, 2008

IF: Island

I had a very stressfull week, with no time to illustrate at all. Today I decided to relax with some colors and ink, and this is what came out. I think that it's more of a sketch than an illo, but it makes me laugh, so I'm happy. Click on the image to enlarge if you can't see the text.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

IF: Clutter

Pencil and digital color - from my new moleskine.