Playing Game with a capital G

Imagine that your soul is your mirror image somewhere in space, playing cards with other souls.
All cards are different, unique, rules are to play your own unique cards as best combination that makes you stand out. The goal is to avoid or undo/annul or overpower prejudices. There are no winers, there are no heroes, there are no opponents. It’s an art of fight without fighting to make life real life with purpose, to be universe we are – made of differences.

The dealer is displaying prejudices and all players are playing against them with a hand they have.

The trick is you have cards life gave you, it can be anything – you can be woman, man, transgender, any race, any religion.. What ever is prejudices aim that comes from cultural or physical references – is at least one card you have in your deck.. But the important cards are strength you have, it can be all the goods you have as a human.

What you need to do is play a game with a capital G, take no shit, own who you are, work on your self and love your self. You ain’t perfect, but guess what- no one is. But make it work. πŸ™‚

Take a look at the cards HERE!

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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Crumbs on Vespa, challenge that make me realise a joy of riding the tide

After monotone challenge, that didn’t go as well as I expected, I’ve applied for a second challenge “Joy of riding” on Designhill.com
Usually I love making characters, I love the way they can make you imagine the story around them. Sometimes I notice that people love the whole story and hardly play with characters dragged out of the context or just characters suggesting where to put them in a story.

The challenge “Joy of riding” made me think about a big guy on a Vespa. I found it fun to combine big and small. Illustration of Crumbs on Vespa was my idea of joy of riding, it doesn’t matter what you ride as long you feel the wind in your (facial) hair. Honestly, I didn’t go for design for t-shirt with writing so someone will better understand the illustration, I found that a bit stupid. Anyway, I didn’t win the challenge but I got a good feedback. It was enough for someone to se both sides of work.. A public that want something so literally so they won’t need to use brain cells and profession that will appreciate a nice design.

Point of this story I’ve shared with you is discovering yourself while riding trough life/work. What seems to be nice to you, obvious to you, to others seems opposite. It doesn’t mean that you failed. As Crumbs could ride a bigger motorcycle he chose to ride Vespa, because it’s all about the joy of riding and the experience. Let the Crumb be your inspiration πŸ™‚
P.s. Next time I’ll tell you how Crumbs inspired me to find lost characters in places lost in covid-19.

Until then, be safe and enjoy your life πŸ™‚

Bo and Om making Advent magic

As time of Christmas was close I’ve made daily illustrations. We all have our idea of Christmas spirit and how that time of year is special, so Bo and Om were my idea of Christmas spirit. Every week Bo and Om made something in advent tradition.

Every illustration was inspired by random quotes, songs and daily life in winter. Bo and Om were my extension to share magic that was kidnapped by pandemic. As numbers of ill and dead went up, my illustrations went more colorful. πŸ™‚

You can see Bo and Om making Advent magic here. πŸ™‚

Workshop time – illustrations

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

If you like to see workshop illustrations and final works you can click here. πŸ™‚