When I began this project, I had no real idea of what I wanted to build. I thought I could create some interesting chess pieces or something... Although I'm not even sure I know how to play chess. Instead, I began to imagine a world filled with hills, and bubbles and bridges and platforms on which I could run and slide and climb and bounce on, inhabited by animated mushrooms, long tongued 'Pistachios', milk splashed critters, and sharp-teeth, hooded bears.
This was the final result; a living playground, which grew, and transformed, and narrated its own stories, a product of my imagination and its whereabouts at the time.
I decided to take on the 36 Days of Type challenge on Instagram, using the experience to develop and expand my character design skills.
My aim was to create a variety of 'characters' using typography's most basic and recognisable forms as a starting point, expanding on this almost to the point where it barely resembled a letter or number, focusing instead on the character itself, its personality and the story it told.
Though it was sometimes a challenge to avoid clichés and obvious choices, I believe the discipline of doing so pushed me to create some pretty unique visuals, to explore my illustrative style, and develop my overall creative and problem solving skills.
You can purchase prints, phone cases, t-shirts and home decor with some of the artwork seen here from Society6 😊! If you would like a particular print, feel free to contact me as well 🙂.
No Road Markings is an ongoing series of installations aimed to manipulate and convert everyday objects and environments into creative works of art.
Driven by simple curiosity and a bit of self indulgence, this project is an exploration of ideas and materials, an extension of my existing art, and a way to bring about a different perspective to familiar surroundings.
And, of course, it's all about having fun, and creating whatever comes to mind without having to consider briefs and timelines, or how loud the music is playing.
I spend a lot of my time doodling. On my leg whilst on the phone, on tables, on skateboards, discarded objects, and of course, on the computer.
My illustrations are usually filled with dorky little characters, going about their day, sometimes upon floating landscapes made out of clouds, mushrooms, and bandaids, sometimes in cities made of teapots, shoes, and balloons.
I'm greatly inspired by platform style video games, especially the Super Mario and Little Big Planet series, as well as Japanese manga and anime, graffiti, interactive, street, and installation art. I also love flying bicycles and airborne pirate ships.
For more duds and doodles visit my Dribbble and Instagram
I decided to tackle the 36 Days of Type challenge on Instagram once again, this time in an attempt to develop my landscape drawing skills, which I know isn't my forte.
The aim remained the same as last time - to use typography as a starting point from which to develop a world or landscape, evolving it enough to separate it from its original form.
I found that in the end, I'm not that bad at developing landscapes, I just don't enjoy it that much! It was only when I began to introduce characters more heavily into these landscapes and worlds that I started to have more fun with the work. It made it easier for me to develop stories about the work, and describe the scenes and why they looked the way they did.
I also recorded every single letter I did, in an attempt to show my creative process, and how something as established as a letter form can evolve into a completely different work of art. This was also an interesting process as it recorded my colour choices, ideas that spurred from mistakes, and often the struggle and indecisions I faced whilst working with certain letters or numbers.
Hope you enjoy it!
Blowholes painting - just having a little fun with floating whales and colourful goo.
Slo Motion Inc. is a group of travelling misfits who craft their vehicles from their own household items, pets, floating devices, and nicknacks.
Wildlings is a personal project inspired by some of the fears I lived with as a South American kid, a visual metaphor of the 'chupacabra', 'macumba', and even the 'diabo' itself.
Fun project in which I took some of the best well known Sayan characters from the Dragon Ball series, and illustrated them as part of the foods their names represent.
Raditz and his radishes is my favourite <3
Small Plates was a series of four digital illustrations for Matchbox's 'Animals' Exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand