Wednesday, 23 December 2009

How It All Began – Looking Through the Inspirational Work of Wayne Anderson

Somebody once asked me how I ended up choosing a career as an illustrator. Of course, there were so many reasons. To begin with, I had a consistent passion for drawing as a child. Not to mention the constant need to learn more about art and to make art of my own, and so on, and so on. But I’m sure as many people have experienced before, dreams and passions can easily get lost along the way.
So there I was, two years after getting out of college, stuck in a job that was making me numb. How classic. I wanted a change desperately and I never dreamed that all it would take was a trip to the bookstore, where I stumbled upon a book that was about to change my whole perspective forever. It was ‘Through a Looking Glass’, a book that features the incredible work of an accomplished British illustrator, Wayne Anderson. Being young and inexperienced, the name rang no bell at the time. I was, however, totally blown away by all the brilliant illustrations, which were unlike anything I had ever seen. It was like entering a hidden world of mystical creatures, faraway lands, loaded with fairy tales, both old and new.
That day, I felt something that I hadn’t felt in a long time. I was inspired. So, bought and paid for, the book became my sole companion through the last of my working days on that mind torturing job, before I decided to follow Wayne Anderson’s steps to pursue my long lost dream and passion. And the book? After ten wonderful years, it still sits on top of the book pile next to my drawing table, always a reliable friend whenever I need a helping dose of magic.

If I could, I would post every image in the book to show you his amazing talent, but since that would take forever, you can see Wayne Anderson's full gallery at his official website.

A little Note: 
Please send a written permission to the artist if you are interested to use any of his featured work here.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

IF - Crunchy (Sir Rabbit Worthington)

Sir Rabbit Worthington sat by the fire on a cold Sunday afternoon. Determined to enjoy this moment, he puffed away his smoking pipe, before engaging himself with a book and a bowl of his favorite crunchies.

Wallpaper link

Monday, 7 December 2009

Winter Nostalgia

Twenty years has gone by since I last saw you.
I still remember your crisp scent in the morning.
Your soft touch as the wind blew.
The cold awakening as I gathered you in my hands.

Now it's that time of year,
when everything seems clear as yesterdays.
Those days when I would leap in joy,
to catch you in my arms.

Winter has come,
but not where I am.
How I miss you terribly...

Loro Blonyo - Legends of Ancient Past

Loro Blonyo
Meaning: "Two become one"
A portrait of God Sadono and Goddess Sri
of Javanese cultural legends 
A symbol of Fertility
A symbol of harmony