Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Portrait of Matthys

Two years ago, I was commissioned to do conceptual portraits of a filmmaker friend of mine, Matthys Boshoff, and his associate.The plan was to use the illustrated portraits as their profile pictures on the website. In addition to interviewing them, they mailed me personality assessments of each other. Some of it was hilarious and some of it very real - one's oddities and weaknesses cannot be hidden from someone you work so closely with. I was given creative freedom to blend their interests, personalities, passions and eccentricities into conceptual portraits that would characterize them. It was a delightful project and I was very happy with the result.

And now, Matthys has won an award for a short film he directed! Below is the portrait, an interview
with him and a link to a trailer of his short film, "Vlees van my vlees." Well done Matthys!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

September illustration for GO magazine

Here is the September editorial illustration for GO magazine.

"With two small children who only nap in the car, Jon Minster has done a lot of random driving over the past few years. But it has also given him the opportunity to explore…"

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Disabilities: Myths and facts

 A cement company recently launched an internal awareness campaign to educate it's employees about  the realities of the lives of people living  with disabilities. I was commissioned to illustrate a poster highlighting some of the myths and facts surrounding people living with disabilities.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Character development

I'm busy developing a character  that will to be used in an animation on Tuberculosis prevention and management. Below are some of my exploratory sketches. The character has to be a middle aged miner and a TB survivor. After my first attempt the client decided they need a more jolly, healthy looking person. The last bearded character turned out be the client's favourite.