Saturday, June 26, 2010

Past Event: Blog Feature (3)

African Digital Art featured my portfolio and bio on their blog. The site also interviews other African creatives home and abroad. Such free and credible publicity both humbles and encourages me and they have my thanks.

Past Event: Blog Feature (2) is a site that helps you organise and collate related data from the mass of random information on-line. A feed on February 15th features 40 Amazing Examples of African Digital Artworks. The feed showcases images from various artists (including yours truly) and I find the gallery quite visually stimulating. Check it out!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recent Work: Portrait Commission (5)

At last I am through with the three-in-one portrait painting. This painting was challenging to work on since I did it in vector using vibrant colours. But it was also enjoyable due to the interesting faces I was to paint.

The main difficulty was handling the hundreds of shapes as they overlap each other. This was made less troublesome by introducing layers for each major part of the painting (as shown below). I went for a painterly feel. It's easy painting smooth images in vectors, but this soon becomes boring to look at. This way, every time I look at the artwork, I have something new to see. The overlapping colour transparencies always yield a combination of beautiful colours.

The reference photo I used is shown above and below is the final painting. The portrait shows a textured background that was created in Adobe Photoshop using the cardboard cutout filter and converted to vector using CorelTRACE. All in all, I had a blast and believe the result is well worth the effort.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Recent Work: Internet Privacy Poster Design

I decided to participate in the design exhibition for Privacy in the Digital Age on The concept is derived from the adage about airing our dirty linen in public. The language is ironic and the whole work is in vector graphics. The design took about 2 hours to knock out. I hope it makes sense.