Variations on a theme. As much as I like digital editing there is something so satisfying with putting a real pen to real paper. This will soon be available on Red Bubble as prints. Which one is your favorite?
Here are some recent illustrations and art from the past year and this year. A mixture of both commercial marketing for Cleos Tarot, one poster for a theater, one illustration for a pig sanctuary, a few mystical illustrations for an occult fellowship and a portrait of my grandmother. Various techniques: digital, acrylics, aquarelle, pencil and pen.
This is a logo of a spiritual environmental network called Animaus. The name and the design is inspired by the jungian idea of anima and animus, that we all have an inner self, a shadow that is the opposite gender than our physical. Today homogenous gender definitions might seem obsolete, hence the integration of the two in animaus, to symbolize the idea that we are all both female and male in spirit. It is also inspired by the symbol of animism and the yin-yang symbol (Taijitu). Animism is the belief that all things are spirited. That nature and all the elements in nature a spirit or soul, which also related to the jungian bush spirit of the ‘primitive’ tribes. That individuals are connected to individual elements in nature, a belief also seen in shamanism. In the colors and simplicity it also inspired by animé. Animaus is so far a fictive network, but who know, it might become reality. The triangle, or treetop, can be viewed as a new variant of the holy trinity as spirit/matter/union. Of course the Illuminati reference in inevitable, the eye in the pyramid, but it has two eyes, and can also be pig snout. 😉
Be Karen is a feminist and sarcastic comic about the oppressive stereotypes women are often labelled with. They must be appealing, gullible, happy all the time and never question anything. Be a feminist and don’t buy this bullshit. Note the bacon hair though. 🙂
New comic about the cumbersome art of apologizing when it’s too late, but you still want to give it a try risking the fight. Concluded with that no matter what the aliens always wins and song titles are great to use as narratives.
In other words, say it with a comic.
And, Pinkeye Illustrations now has its own domain:
Sorry, had to make a gif again. Well, this new comic is now available on Red Bubble on 87 items, the bags are especially cool imo. Go check them out!
This spectacular masterpiece of a comic ( minus the animation) is now available on Red Bubble on 93 different products.
It’s another comic with my ‘small pad big markers’- formula. It illustrates the naturalist worldview in a simplistic manner, that there is a natural explanation for everything and what we deem supernatural is simply science not yet discovered.
The new drawing pad and markers were too much fun. Maybe that could become a new genre in itself ‘small pad big markers’ as a concept that could be transferred to other areas as well. This comic is about the concept of twinsouls/soulmates and illustrates quite humorously how we always think we have found ‘the one’ when we enter a new relationship. Then the relationship often goes sour after a while and ‘the talk’ is inevitable. How we then try to justify the pain of separation with spiritual growth and personal development, or destiny. Then the awkwardness of meeting your ex after you moved on, but still remembering. I think most people can relate to this.
This too is available on Red Bubble on 87 different products.
I bought a new pad for my new markers, but the pad was a bit too small for the big markers so the result became a bit naive. But, nonetheless it has a message that could also be interpreted as naive by those who simply don’t care about others or nature. The cartoon illustrates how it feels to be ghosted and how we are ghosting nature, animals, the environment and other things we feel are uncomfortable to confront or deal with.
G-Host is now available on 87 (!) products on Red Bubble.
Not as spectacular as Themini, but a more simple and subtle effect. If you need to look smart for an unexpected online meeting Blue Glasses provides a quick fix. 😉