Thought I’d share this here as well, because it’s interesting, this new take on inter-generational studios now coming up for attention as a new thing. Have a read. And then, by the usual type of amazing coincidence that tends to constantly appear, this also arrived in my inbox. Nice. I’m liking this. Also strange is […]
Caricatures tend to pop up frequently in my work, especially in the last few years. I like to include bits and pieces from the person’s work and hobbies. This is a caricature of Ferdi Keller, a guest house owner in Seapoint, who happens also to be a retired German football star.
The Little Wingsters is a TV series in the making, being shopped around to agents and producers in Canada and LA. The series honours the tiny members of the angelic realm who deliver information, joy and comfort to the human race. They may occasionally borrow items to wake people up to the beauty of lost things. […]
A realistic portrait as a promotional idea that can be constantly adapted throughout the year. This illustration was for an opera singer residing in Germany. He is going to use it as a promotional device throughout the year, adding different elements for each occasion or theme. I think it’s a brilliant idea and imagine his clients will enjoy […]
When the budget needs to go to the bone… stick figures come into their own. There was a new job involving the supervision of schools from my client for a certain African country north of here; but the budget was smaller than usual. So she came up with the novel idea of doing stick figures and […]
Together with Nia Thorpe, Jeanne van der Merwe is the co-founder of Calm Classrooms, a perfect name since it conveys the most important benefit of their programme, to bring calm to classrooms. The aim is to bring yoga to schools using classroom materials in the form of 35 yoga cards showing various selected positions. Since […]
This recent project called for comics and cartoons to be used in adult education in a specific African country. The book focuses on the issue of income tax from a governmental department point of view and all that it entails. From estimating how much tax was to be be paid and by whom, to the […]
So – loose organic lines in a technical drawing. What fun! Yes, really – every now and again one has something way out of the ordinary to tackle. As the client said, ‘It’s something a little more exciting for the technical drawing portfolio.’ I wholeheartedly agree. The last one was an almost-there but then the very patient […]
Six titlepages for an English poetry book for 15-16- year-old pupils in South Africa. These title-pages were formed from my own photography archives. Of all my work, this is probably the most pleasant imaginable. It combines my personal love for the English language (a refuge from the difficult grammatical structure of my mother tongue, German) […]
Poetry illustration – when words and pictures dance the good dance Finding the images to go with a poem can be a very fine line to dance along. Images that come up are personal to everyone who reads the poem. And yet many things about any poem are universal. They tug at common heart-strings; the […]
Le Weekend is a new wine range, launched by Karen Turner and Bruce Jack. I was asked to assist with the wine labels initially, (see previous post) where I reworked the main figures in the picture. Then the client came back with the request for five illustrations in a similar Art Deco style, for the […]
Art prints online, order please, and no pushing. This is one of just over 20 art prints online now – all three portraits are now posted up on Society6.com. Each drawing has at least six variations. More will appear in the following weeks, featuring male nudes.