Everything Is As It Should Be

 

Behind the scenes:

For this project of self promotional purposes, the brief required a visual depiction of who the artist believes she is and what she would like to say to the world. This would be illustrated, incorporating illustrated type, and applied to various mass producible products, 4 x postcards, 1x poster and business cards. I decided to illustrates life hacks that I have conjured up live by, almost like mantras which allow me to be what I am- which is perfectly human.

>Myopia:
Everything is as it should be.

Artwork:
Custom T-shirts
Custom Coffee carriers
Custom Matchbooks
Custom Postcards
Poster design
Business cards

The Fourth Dimension

Behind the scenes:

For this project of creating an illustrated zine, the brief offered a selection of over arching themes from which one could be selected, after which concept development and research was called for in order to self sufficiently put together a specified brief and concept. The project then required for this personal concept to be represented in four sections, each of which contains a profile illustration, an illustration of relevant tools and an illustration of a suited environment. I chose the theme : places i have not been with people i have not met, from which I derived the concept “The fourth dimension” which serves as the place I decided to visit. I sectioned this theme into 1. visiting the past by past life regression, 2. visiting the present by astral projection, 3. visiting the future by tarot and 4. arriving in the now by connecting to source which in turn facilitates the revelation required for this arrival, as well as by means of assistance from personal guides.

>Myopia:
Your soul is a crystal glass filled with clear water. It can only change if you allow them to drip their ink into your glass. Careful now, only one drop will be needed to alter the entire clear content.

Artwork:
The_fourth_dimension
148 x 210
32 pages
Digital Illustration

Go on with your higher self

 

Behind the scenes:

Illustrated booklet
For this project of creating an illustrated booklet, the brief required the self selection of an existing song or story, that would in turn the be illustrated in a subsequent narrative. I chose the song : Between, performed by Nahko Bear > Satsang.

>Myopia:
Who you think you are is what is keeping you from who you are.

Artwork:
Go_on_with_your_higher_self
148 x 210
26pages
Traditional Illustration

The Space In Between

 

Behind the scenes:

Artist book
For this project of creating an artist book the brief required the illustration of the back and front of a very specific book layout. It is a piece of of art that folds open and closed in any which way, entailing that all the different squares and elements on both the front and back side of the book need to interact successfully. The theme of the brief was “this must be the place” and the concept I derived from this and depicted was “The space in between.”

>Myopia:
“yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.” Job 23:17

Artwork:
The_space_inbetween
135 x135 per square
Traditional and Digital Illustration

V for Virtuous

 

Behind the scenes:

Illustrated letter
For this project of illustrated type the brief required the illustration of a self selected letter. The letter must be illustrated as a corresponding visual image and this visual image must serve the purpose of depicting the words/ at hand. I chose to illustrate the letter ‘V.’

>Myopia:
Let me show you the secret temple gates, the silent sacred place that carries the power of transferring destiny to those allowed to enter. Let me show you the unblemished shrine, the graceful throne of the queen, the delicate sanctuary. Let me show you the pure altar to which offerings must be brought, the faultless and holy place to which tribute of fire must be made. Let me show you this simple shelter. …V…

Artwork:
V_for_Virtuous
210 x 297
Traditional and Digital Illustration

Moby Dick

Behind the scenes:

Illustrated book cover
For this project of advanced printing the brief required both the design and illustration of a book cover. I chose to illustrate Moby Dick, by Herman Melville.

>Myopia:
Wrestle your thoughts. Wrestle these unheard sounds that swim inside where you have not dared to go . Grab them and pull them down onto the matt of your mind so that you may challenge to reconstruct them. Reconstruct them until the very last detail is pinned under your weight. Use the tactics of divine words that enforce your manifestations and intent that breathes from love. Pay close attention to detail and keep wrestling until you attain the perfect position over them. Perfect position of understanding and focused direction. They are yours, make them so. Hold them down until the bell of eternity echoes your triumph. Control of self is for you. Control of everything else made manifest will be God’s answer and response.

Artwork:
Moby_Dick
148 x 210
Digital Illustration

We take you places

 

Behind the scenes:

Illustrated advertisment
This project serves as an extension of illustration in advertising, as the brief required an illustrated advertisement including both the design and illustration of the promotional visual stimuli, with illustrated type included as means of conveying the campaign slogan.
The ‘We take you places’ campaign for South-African Airlines served as the prescribed client for the advertisement.

>Myopia:
Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.

Artwork:
We_take_you_places
210 x 297
Traditional and Digit al Illustration

Illustrated posters

 

Behind the scenes:

Illustrated Posters
For this project of illustration in advertising the brief required both the design and illustration of 3 promotional posters, with illustrated type included as means of conveying the needed information that the poster must contain. I chose to illustrate for the festival of free thinkers where ideas are shared: Pecha-Kucha, for the festival where a more peculiar people gather due to an acquired taste in music; the CPT International Jazz Festival and for the festivities of my people where illustration is encouraged and celebrated locally; Illustration Super-station.

>Myopia:
You, we, were made with earth and a breath of spirit. The inner realm and outer realm,the seen and the unseen makes up you. Just as God did this, we create with earth using our pencils and papers and add to that some spirit, pouring our imaginations and hearts into our concepts. Inner and outer realm, seen and unseen. You are the creator, so open up and create.

Artwork
1.Pecha-Kucha Poster
297 x 420
Traditional and Digital Illustration

2.Illustration_Superstation Poster
297 x 420
Traditional and Digital Illustration

3.CPT International Jazz Festival Poster
297 x 420
Traditional and Digital Illustration

Holotropic States

 

Behind the scenes:

Illustrated record sleeve
For this project of contemporary illustration the brief required both design and illustration of a record sleeve, front and back, for a self invented band.

I created the band: ‘The Holotropic States,’ inspired by Nahko Bear & Made in heights, two existing musicians. The music to this fabricated band, in a nutshell, discusses the processes of spiritual awakening and mimics the genre of witch house.

>Myopia:
‘Holotropic states( a large group of non-ordinary states of consciousness), whether induced or spontaneous, mobilize intrinsic healing forces within the organism. This composite word literally means ‘orientated towards wholeness’. The content of this is spiritual and mystical, and we may experience invasion of other dimensions. This is NOT psychoses or dileria, it is transpersonal phenomena- feelings of union with God.

Our everyday consciousness is fragmented, we only identify with a small fraction of who we really are. Let your dimension get invaded by another, and cause profound alterations.’

Artwork:
The Holotropic States Record sleeve
300 x 300
Traditional and Digital Illustration

Why millennials will save us all

Behind the scenes:

Part2
For this project of editorial illustration the brief required visual editorial depictions of and for an article. I chose the article: ‘Why millennials will save us all,’ written by Joel Stein. The article, in a nutshell, discusses both positive and negative characteristics of the millennial generation, giving examples and consequences of both sides of this coin, that is; being a millennial.

>Myopia:
Don’t fear the past, don’t fear repeating it now. Don’t be caged by it. You’ve changed, grown, evolved, so it cannot be the same again. Climb over the railing of the completed and walk down the alley into your perfect now. Your inner realms attract different people, manifest different lessons and conjure up different situations. Good ones. Outward appearances may contradict this, but remember that nothing is ever as it seems… And you have changed.