Monday, December 1, 2008

personal illustration #026

ink + watercolor + guache

this is to be dedicated to the latest little project i've been working on (which you can find some information in turkish here).. all this german expressionism and puppet animation combination really makes me feel like i'm in my own wonderland.. even though i didn't have anything to do with 'set design' this time, it still feels nice.. at least as long as i have total control, unfortunately.. i started to have a fear of becoming a control freak.. 

Monday, November 24, 2008

illustration friday / pretend

okay, this is a REALLY late attempt for last week's illustration friday challenge.. but still..better than nothing, eh?
ink + watercolor

since it's officially winter, and i'm officially in a middle-european country.. it's cold.. it's more than cold already.. i just want to transform into a bear and get over with winter and everything at sleep.. but till then, i just need to pretend i guess..

personal illustration #025

ink + watercolor

those 5 guys and their adventures started to make me really under pressure, as if i was being watched every second..

for more information about them and their adventure "gemeinschaft" please visit my online-portfolio..

Sunday, September 21, 2008

illustration friday / clique

watercolor + ink

i feel like i'm in a czech-speaking clique.. with my sixth puppet..

Friday, September 5, 2008

personal illustration #024

ink + watercolor

it's officially the end of the second week of my czech courses.. all i can say is i'm still having hard times.. but anyway, here is my "welcoming" perception of czech language..

Sunday, August 31, 2008

personal illustration #023

ink + watercolor

well. right after deciding to keep away from greenscreens and try to make everything as manual and traditional as possible.. and just after moving to another country only to make this desicion a reality.. here i am.. on my way to establish a greenscreen post-production.. feeling happy with all these is the worst part.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

illustration friday / memories

ink + watercolor + photography + photoshop

i'm trying to gather new memories here. so i'm dedicating this to my "new zlin memories".

Friday, August 29, 2008

personal illustration #022

ink + watercolor

i've always been a berry-fan. but after seeing all kinds of berries sold everywhere, i started to believe i'm more than a fan. there're the kinds of berries that i'm used to see only in cakes and stuff. and even the ones i've never seen before. it's like a berry heaven here, awsome!

personal illustration #021

ink + watercolor

"vienna souvenir" should explain most of this. and if it's not explaining, well.. i really don't want to remember either..

oh and also it's from last week..

personal illustration #020

ink + watercolor

this one is from way back (more than one week, maybe?).
things didn't happen as i hoped in my last illustration friday post. i just can't find the time for illustrations and posting them at the same time. instead, i hardly find the time for illustration.. anyway, this is the "after hairdresser" illustration.. depression was not the reason though, but isn't it mostly the reason for women?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

questions and answers series

maybe just ran out of ink..

maybe just needs sunglasses..

maybe just a kitten..

so, these are from the series i've worked on and they're (the originals of course) in my shop, available:)

Friday, August 22, 2008

illustration friday / routine

ink + watercolor

only hours left for me to leave.. i just hope i can manage to carry my "routine" with me -even with wearing a different haircut, thicker clothes and socks. definitely socks!-

Monday, August 18, 2008

personal illustration #019

ink +watercolor

this is the illustration i meant to draw last week.. but i couldn't manage to find the time between etsy bids (yup!) and visa application struggle.. it's for the horrible day i spent in another city just for the 5-min chat with the embassy secretary.. anyway, hopefully it's over for now..

illustration friday / detach

ink + color pencil

this is an illustration from way back. but it suits the topic so well, i just couldn't think of drawing anything else.. it was like a detachment. detachment from a city, from a life.. going for good, hopefully..

(and the depression rule for illustration friday still continues..)

Monday, August 11, 2008

yay! work!

ink + photoshop

yay! i think this can be considered my first "real" work.. this is a banner for an etsy shop.. i also made three versions of magnet designs with the same theme..
here they are..:)

today's a happy day..

Sunday, August 10, 2008

etsy banner

ink + watercolor

i finally opened an etsy shop (if you call that blank page a shop anyway). i'll be posting my concerns about that and other stuff about work and money in my "personal" blog, so i'm not going to talk about the details here. it's just the banner i made for the shop i'm interested in here. i'm kind of happy with this. also it seems like a good thing that all my blog and "shop" banners are alike somehow.. we'll see how it'll turn out.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

illustration friday / sail

ink + watercolor

being a flying witch.. it should be like sailing through the stars.. the whole idea was this. 
but i just couldn't manage to make this properly. this is my first version. i wasn't sure what was wrong about this and finally decided the yellow contour was the error. 

ink + watercolor

and i came up with this. but it still doesn't feel right.. i think i'm convinced that i'm really bad at background coloring, after having a look at my previous background-less illustrations..

oh, also i wonder why witches fly only at night.. afraid to be seen? not likely..

ink + photoshop

alright, this is my final attempt and then i'm giving up on this week's subject. anyhow, this digitalized version seems more like it. 

personal illustration #018

ink + watercolor

this is my loot. i felt like a pirate after taking the pants that my aunt was still wearing. the others were some bedgowns she made nearly 25 years ago but never wore. i'm planning to convince my grandmother to change them into casual but beautiful dresses..

personal illustration #017

ink + watercolor

after vacation, i went to visit my grandparents and relatives in country. there were lots of animals of every kind all over the place. kind of fun..

personal illustration #016

ink + watercolor

"cactus" was the name of our camping place. it seemed like a reggae cafe but turned out to be really lovely place. 
i drew this cactus character first on a detachable sheet and decided to give it to the owners of the place. but i got embarrassed somehow and asked my friend to give it for me. when he gave the drawing, he said their menu sheets were a bit lame and i did this drawing for replacement. when i heard this, my embarrassment grew bigger and bigger and i thought it would be best to talk them and explain things. when i did, they said it was lovely and would look great on the menu. it was really flattering, and i offered to design the menus based on the character. i'm still not sure if they were serious or not but they accepted my offer with joy and left every decision to me. well, i'll try some designs in the following days, we will all see how this will turn out.

personal illustration #015

ink + watercolor

this is from my last day of vacation, it was just before we move in to tent -while i was feeling like "yay! tent!". it's been nearly a year since my last tent adventure, and i think was beginning to kind of miss it.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

personal illustration #014


yes, watercolor only again. even though it seems to be working, i'm beggining to think that i need to find some different subjects for dealing with watercolor properly, since the inked ones still look more cute..
anyway, about the sea water biting me.. it did bit me, twice! i still don't know what it was, but it was someting biting in the sea. maybe it did not really bit me but it did poke me on both my ankles. it was really irritating, espacially not knowing what the hell was going on part..

personal illustration #012 & #013

these two were just like the previous one, for experiencing watercolor.

watercolor + ink

after giving it some thought, i decided it was best to stick with the old style. but i still wanted to do something with only watercolor for the background and it turned out to be horrible.. it was also weird that i drew this instead of actually go to sea. but i went swimming afterwards..

ink + watercolor

it was the moment when i started to think that i was carrying the fire with me. first i did the watercolor but i wasn't really happy with the result so i drew the contour lines with ink. it's kind of a little doodle in fact.

personal illustration #011


this one's an attempt to make everything in watercolor, after my illustration friday submission.. it's not really looking great but there may be some improvements in time. we'll see.
and sheriff is the pension we spent our first three days in but needed to leave due to lack of rooms. the subject is kind of bulk as my primary idea was to do some experiments with watercolor, but anyway, here it is..

Sunday, August 3, 2008

illustration friday / poof!


i suppose, this is my first almost "proper" watercolor trial. and i can say that i'm actually satisfied with the result for now..

and of course, with all respect to terry pratchett -for smoking boots..

personal illustration #010

ink + watercolor

well, and all that tiresome hours seemed to worth it when i finally had the chance to relax and enjoy my vacation under the orange trees.

personal illustration #009

ink + watercolor

i was on my way to my tiny summer vacation. i was really tired and my bag was insanely heavy. after approximately 12 hours on roads, we got there.. but it was exhausting..

personal illustration #008

okay, i know it's been some time since my last post but i wasn't only wandering around but drawing also. anyway, i'll be trying to post regularly again, like i did before..

ink + watercolor

this one is about me mailing something in real life with real envelope and in a real post office. after posting, i realized that i've really missed the joy of letters and papers. it was the original version of the "encourage" that i was talking about on the previous entries.
i now hope to get other chances to send and recieve letters more often.

Monday, July 28, 2008

real encourage

ink + watercolor

this one will be on its way to its owner, the friend i told about. it turned out to be helpful, and i'm really glad that it was able to make her happy. it's like seeing your little affords actually means something for someone, touching people's lives.:)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

digital encourage

ink + photoshop

this one's for a friend, whom i thought could use a little help and encouragement. this version was colored with photoshop (after i colored the hardcopy slightly different with watercolor). i couldn't take a photo of the original, but i'll post it tomorrow -after photographing it with the help of daylight.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

illustration friday / canned

ink + watercolor

now it's official; illustration friday makes me depressive. i just don't know why, maybe it's been just the themes so far and maybe i'll be able to be non-depressive with other themes later.. 
we'll see..

Friday, July 25, 2008

unlikely series

watercolor + markers
watercolor + markers

this all started with my urge to draw letters, and unexpectedly transformed into a series of "so damn" seasonal things.. and i really think spring is the jolliest season..

drawing letters

watercolor + markers

well, what can i say.. i just wanted to draw letters..

Thursday, July 24, 2008

new blog, new logo

ink + watercolor

yay for my new blog!! and this is the header/logo for it. by the way, i'm beginning to "love" playing with typography..

header - remake

ink + watercolor

after giving it a good thought, i decided that it could use a remake. and i remade it. i think i'm more comfortable with this version..

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


ink + watercolor

it's been really fun to make this, but when the posting or placing it into the blog time came, the fun left its place to misery instantly. i managed to make it seem the way it's seen anyhow, and luckily it didn't turn out to be that bad.. so that's all folks, at least for today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

personal illustration #007

ink + watercolor

i really didn't mean it to be that depressive.. but it just happened to be.. i actually thought i disliked being in the dark and without electricity exactly for 24 hours much, and my whole intention was to reflect that; being in the dark. but maybe i was much more concerned about the fire itself than i really thought i was. i don't know.. in fact, i'm too tired now to analyze that.. so, let's just call it a day.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

personal illustration #006

ink + watercolor

i think no explanation is necessary, since the image can talk for itself. but i'd like to tell a bit though. it all started with the struggle of choosing the right font for my website and the idea of using my very own handwriting stoke me. it would be nice, cute and sincere (good thought, my girl) and i didn't have the slightest idea how to create a font. so we (me and my tiny brain) actually told ourselves "how hard could it be anyway". there we got it then, it was really really hard. i spent my whole day in front of the computer trying to handle the whole font creating thing, and begging the application to export my fonts properly.
but at least, i have my fonts now and i think i actually like being involved with typography.. who would have known.

and here is my font:

Friday, July 18, 2008

illustration friday / enough

ink + watercolor

i'm not really doing that -looking back- these days but i can't say that i haven't.. so this comes to past, from past..