Embrace your weird self or else… you’ll be a miserable fuck..

I was wandering about late night shifts and what people in security usually do while everyone is finished with their work day. And so I’ve created this imaginary person named Darinko.

Darinko is a guy who loves erotica, love wearing high heel shoes, he worships woman fashion and hates working boots.

He has been this way since 1979. when he lost his beloved wife. She was a tall woman, she had loooooong feet.. So, while mourning the loss of his wife, Darinko decided to wear her close and shoes to “hug” her in a way.
And that move made him love the feeling of tight high heel shoes on his feet.

The freedom to be true who he really is, Darinko decided to work late night shifts in institution as a guard. It’s very boring, this institution, no one has interest in it- so no robbers or intruders are expected. So Darinko has enough time to enjoy to be true to him self.. To be exact 8h a day every day. But still hiding, no full joy there.

//*Darinko is Cinderella in a way, his close friends are close to mice = RATS.//

World loves heroes, right? No. World is a hypocrite. Fakers are acting as heroes, weird is bullied or judged.. When you. let go of that hypocritical set-up life gets brighter, more bearable.

Hope you don’t need to be true to yourself behind closed doors, somewhere in a dark. And I hope you know that we are all weird and somewhat fucked up in mind and need to embrace it.
Embrace your weird shit and make world gasp! πŸ™‚

See you soon!

The scary monster – ADMINISTRATION

As I was making a leap of faith to change a course of my life, to earn money making illustrations or art in general, you must go first trough a maze of administrations …so was I.

No need to tell you how much paper and documentation you need to proof all details, but funny thing is we have this unique number that all institutions like IRS or any other can check all info about you.
That uniques doesn’t do much magic in institutions where people still struggle with sending an email. Also the struggle with bad and user unfriendly programs they use, IT sector just don’t like institutions (IT people are just people, after-all), make things slow.

So, this unique number can save hole a lot of time and paper, but paper is holly and can take a blame for someones unorganised desk at work. If paper get lost_ It is going to elongate frustration, make you lose some extra coins and getting less time to get everything on time.

Time… time is on their side. You are collateral victim.

In order to cope with frantic chaos born from a leap of faith I’ve started to create this character – monster woman from IRS.

Her nails are symbol of time, her messy desk is all about mess in our country in general, card game on her computer is only thing why she has a computer even if she has million unanswered emails, the organisers are archived documentations rejected because they lost one paper or got late…. Oh, and phone doesn’t work – it’s old and wire got cut somehow.

Administration is a monster, bureaucracy is a monster’s mother. Remember it’s like RPG game…. after every level you got to slay a monster so you can go level up and earn a medal or whatever is you earn… πŸ™‚

Btw. I did slay a small monster, hard one is around the corner.. I’m shitting my pants πŸ™‚

Usual things in unusual times

No matter how weird or unusual times we endure one thing is always the same- buying food! I love to go to green market, mostly because of fresh products and supporting small businesses. It is good to know your seller and sometimes they will give you information that are pure jewel when you are in need of something, like fixing a car or buying tobacco πŸ™‚

Well, these people are interesting and some of them are like characters made for a cartoon or they look as they come from one… And I’ve made a small hommage to them.. Faces that reminded me that time changes but urges and some things remain the same- like characters at the green market.

This guy works at the green market. He is selling cauliflower for amazing price.. and he’s cauliflower is one of a kind -fresh from the soil, fresh from a ground. If you buy a cauliflower he’ll offer you a little something to light up your day- a car repair or a pack of cigarettes.

Sometimes buying at the green market makes you see evil charecters in pension. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Her name is Strawberry. She is a bee keeper and sells jars of honey. Liquid gold, a remedy of nature, that uplifts your body and soul.

Chicken egg master, Igor, will tell you a secret powers of eggs he’s selling. Eggs builds strong muscles cels like his, healthy brain- his mama told him he’s a clever boy, healthy eye sight- he sees like an eagle.. and healthy immune sistem- he was never sick in his life.

A good butcher, like Jozef, is important to have. It’s important to have..like shrink.
This one is not for vegans or vegetarians..

Hope you buying your food from small businesses or at least healthy natural, eco, pure products.

See you soon, stay healthy, safe and happy πŸ™‚

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Missing weirdness

The lock down of all bars and restaurants, concerts and shows wasn’t a big deal in a beginning, but after a year not having a place to be to dance, drink or just celebrate life… it starts to eat inside my mind.
As I was thinking about an urge to get my ears filled with good music, drink my favourite rum and dance like never before, the idea struck me right there and then.. I should make a series of characters you can see in bars.

Characters in bars are weird and you can always get a glimpse of their life or just what is going on at the moment. Sometimes you drop ears and listen to their talk.. or they share their story with you. I’m missing peoples weirdness πŸ™‚

So this are the characters I once had served as a bartender, or I was sitting next to them, or just was observing them from across the bar… Homage to weirdness at the bar:

This is Mimi.
Mimi is sitting at a bar drinking shooter, cigarette smoke getting in her hair.. spilling her soul to the bartender, loud music that soothe her heart blues….Bar is her chapel, no virtual thing can replace it.
Nostalgic moment..

Gonzo and Mikey
Gonzo and Mickey are sitting at the bar. Booze and cigarettes are only food tonight. Gonzo is in existential crisis, women that he wants to live till the day he die left him. Mikey is having proof of existential theory governed by the norm of authenticity necessary to grasp human existence. Self making in existence on holly ground called bar.

The Captain
Captain is standing at the bar, he gets his favourite beer cold as ice. He’s ready to tell a story of a mermaid that once stole his heart. Here, in a peaceful harbour, in a bar.

Blind date

Blind date. He’s charming as a colonoscopy, she’s a gold digger.. After few manhattans and whiskeys, the bar will make a history to their future.

What do you miss the most in this time of COVID-19? Do you miss weirdness of unknown peoples?

Till next weird people series, keep safe and drop a comment or a like! πŸ™‚
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Try monotone, monotone is fun!

After some other kind of illustrations, I have made profile on designhill.com. It’s something new for me, a big space for designers from all over the world, mostly from east side of the world. This site has some interesting things for designers and different challenges that you can sign up to.

I did sign up for two challenges, design in monotone was first – in a few days challenge will be finished…I’ve found some old illustrations from back than time when I was obsessed with sea monsters and octopuses. Two mythical creatures were perfect to try new way of using color, monotone color scheme. Two female mythical creatures I’ve painted in shade of blue and shade of green. Then I wasn’t happy with only two illustrations, I’ve made third one to balance the story. Third illustration was a guy holding a fish as a gun. Color for third illustration was brown.

Still I’m struggling with colors but trying my best. Monotone, I think, is the best way to get rid of a notion of a missing any color. Maybe it is a forced way to trick brain to see and think in aspect of shade and light. In the end i think i’ve managed ok with this challenge.

If you’d like to see challenges click on link: Challenges Entries | PrintShop by Designhill

So if you have a problem with colouring your illustration I would say go monotone! Oh, I use Adobe kuler color wheel: Color wheel, a color palette generator | Adobe Color for easy access to color rules. πŸ™‚

See you soon! πŸ™‚