Life is sometimes all about simple things and complicated humans. We all have twists and turns in life, ups and downs. I had my parents apartment repaired after earthquake and when you start with that kind of project it always ends up with “There is more work that has to be done“. And when that line came up I wasn’t sure my budget will survive. But it did 🙂 Bit of luck is all you need to survive.
In that time I got short on photos to make illustrations on, so I went back to make new illustrations about every day situations. Simple white background with Bo and Om and the third purple monster with no name (hopefully soon I’ll find him a name..)
These series of illustrations I’ll hold on to for a while, they are relatable and funny and I like them. Hope you find them fun too.. 🙂
If you’d like to see monsters in everyday life- click here 🙂
This week was about monsters and friends. Friends that we are and monsters we held inside. Fear is a main obstacle, play is making most of your talent.
I’ve made series of Bo and Om with some new monsters, on photos of Croatian villages in Istria, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Pelješac… places I’ve been last few years. I wanted to illustrate sequence of my childhood. Remember marbles? Pretend to be builder… or learning how to ride a bike. No matter where you are being a kid is about discovering world around you and developing skills.
Maybe it would be fun to make Bo and Om travel the world, like a Amelie’s garden gnome.. 🙂
Drop a comment or click here to see Bo and Om in new adventures. 🙂
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.
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.. 🙂