Few years back I’ve went to art workshops at Atelje na br.1. I’ve started with illustration workshop. It lasted for two month, we made illustrations in every possible media, and had freedom to make whatever we wanted. In the end of workshop we had to make our final work.
I had these two characters Eyed girl and Hairy potato and wanted to make a scene. Teacher gave me an idea to make diorama or space to look like theatre. So I’ve decided to make diorama in a shoebox. To make it a bit interesting I’ve put small led lamp inside. 🙂
I went to other workshops and made Ludo game and coloring book for kids and parents as my final work. It was a lot of fun making small personal projects. I’ve learned how to plan and make projects to last and have a story. 🙂
If you like to see workshop illustrations and final works you can click here. 🙂
Summer was so close I could smell heated dog shit in the air. Atmosphere in Croatia was ok. Zagreb was recovered from shock, but not from disappointment in institutions and mayor, but that wasn’t something new. Pandemic was under some control, people were happy – sunshine can do magic to humans.
It was hard to think new set of illustrations. I was reading the first book of the Gentleman Bastard, great book btw., and than it hit me. Boys always have fun, their friendships lasts, have adventures.. Why in a world I wouldn’t make 2 characters that would show all this wonderful things we share with best friend.
I knew many people illustrate these things and it’s already seen, but I had to do it for myself. Bo and Om as BOOM were born, yellow and blue creature, friends, a match made in heaven. They love life and consider to consume it properly.
In the end of March earthquake shook things up in Zagreb, made a mess. Buildings in center of Zagreb were damaged quite badly and for most people homes and security was gone in a heartbeat. No need to go in full details about the feelings and atmosphere in minds of all of us who experience that day.
It was April, pandemic was still like alien invasion, I was behind closed doors still scared. In that time I was finished with series of Quarantine illustrations and trying to find new project to make time bearable till summer.
My dear friends liked illustrations of veggies and fruit and some old ones I have showed them, asked me to make them printed T-shirts. They choose illustrations and I started to convert them to digital form. After few weeks I’ve made everything prepared for print.
I found nice print studio that have good quality T-shirts and made arrangements. So in a month I have finished project T-shirts and survived another month in this new (dis)order. 🙂
This series of illustrations I’ve made as pandemic started. To escape panic attacks, anxiety and “what if’s”, I’ve buried my head in paper and started to illustrate. Idea was to make fruit and vegetables livable places and spaces, or buildings, vehicles anything that will make me escape or hide from reality. 🙂 I was thinking if we are what we eat, than, shit, this virus was legit. Why not meet possibility living on food or travel by one.. maybe in this quarantine I might have a chance to see that we are reckless and annoyingly forgetful of freedom, nature and relationships with ourselves and others.. 🙂