Monday 30 May 2011

Malaak's Dream

I made this as a guest art page for the fourth volume of Malaak: Angel of Peace, a comic by Joumana Medlej.

Malaak is a young woman of mysterious origin, who is fighting to save Lebanon from a seemingly endless war.

This scene is somewhat independent of the main storyline, but if you read the comic (which I highly recommend), it should make sense. My painting will appear on the printed volume only, coming out early this June.

Inspired by the beautiful nature of Lebanon and the mystical aspects of Malaak's story, both of which made it so appealing to me.

Photoshop, Painter, a few days on and off.

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Concept art for Caul: Mother and Priest

Concept art I made for Caul, an upcoming short film by Azhur Saleem. For a synopsis, more info and a chance to support the making of this film visit its Indiegogo campaign.

Photoshop, several days on and off. No reference used (which nearly drove me up the walls at some point), but I applied a wood plank texture from a photo in the background.

Saturday 14 May 2011

Glenys - & Week 18/19

Even fewer sketches lately - in the sketchbook, at least. I've been doing some anatomy studies as well, but they're on A3 sheets, too cumbersome to scan (and the studies are ugly! :p). The rest of the time is taken by a couple commissions.

I'm quite pleased with this small sketch of my friend Glenys (who is also a wonderful person - and a very good writer!)-

And some random from my (new!) sketchbook's pages.

First three are from the metro/bus. Then two attempts of a more cartoon-like style. The woman on the bottom right is Neri Oxman (whose work I found very insteresting). The others are from imagination.

Friday 6 May 2011

The ambassador

A character sketch from a setting- and story-in-the-works. He's probably my favourite one. :)

 About half an hour, photoshop, used some reference for the crossed arms only.

Monday 2 May 2011

Week 17 sketches: Lagoon

More painting than sketching this week. All I have is this: it's one of the fantastic Lagoon dolls made by batchix. Make sure you check her work here and also on deviantART.