Illustration for a French fairytale called 'The Lost Children.' It's similar to Hansel and Gretel except the role of witch is replaced with a devil and his wife.
"Jeanette had Jean pretend not to understand how he was to be put on the sawhorse. The Devil's wife showed them, and Jean tied her on and cut her throat. They took the Devil's gold and silver and fled in his carriage." (wikipedia)
This is the scene illustrated. I'm not sure who to be more scared of, the devil or these children. lol
Cover illustration for an imaginary book called Pavlov's Dog. Just from the title, I imagined a book on media and social behaviour. Using the term conditioned-reflex as a metaphor to describe society being influenced by media. And perhaps a phycological breakdown of how media controls our needs.
A simple idea to illustrate this concept. An anonymous man has a patch of his head shaven and "Pavlov's Dog" is engraved in the patch. It can be associated with tags on lab animals, engraving or forcing ideas into one's head and etc.
I worked with a new medium and technique. For an experimental piece, I think it worked out well. Oil pastel is easy to work with, blends well and has a thick texture that allows it to be layered. But it was difficult to draw details such as hair strands. I worked around that by layering oil pastel on the paper first then scratching the upper layer with a toothpick to create the hair. (Like back in elementary XD)
We were asked to illustrate a fridge. The term "fridge" being a confined area that has shelves and is low in temperature.
Instead of relating to food (as I did here), I thought of a silly joke that we all have heard of... "How do you fit an elephant into a fridge?" I won't explain how I ended with this image ('cause I don't want to come off psychotic lol) but in short, this is a self-portrait as a victim of a serial killer.
Here is another piece from first year OCAD, Sleeping Beauty illustration.
The composition is questionable. The wheel is hitting the edge and the girl is just floating about. I don't know what I was thinking but this was done using the Golden Means. Surely, I did not know how to use it. lol
charcoal pencil on hot pressed watercolour paper. 18" x 24"
One of the first projects I did in OCAD. The objective was to tell a story about objects on your desk. Back then, those ink bottles were new additions to my collection and I decided to illustrate them moving into their new "home". (They looked like little people to me with those hat-looking tops... shhhh don't ask me how...)
We were asked to experiment with interesting compositions and various drawing techniques. The composition wasn't as successful as I hoped, it was too solid and boring for the story. However, the contrasting style of crosshatching, line work and shading turned out quite nice.