Illuminated Manuscript: “Sapari Tema” Remake

Original Author: Sa'adia ben Amram Title of Work:  סַפְּרִי תַמָּה תְמִימָה   (Sapari Tema Temimah - "Tell me, O innocent one") I decided this time around to create a piece reminiscent of Mediaeval illuminated manuscripts, and illustrated some of the key themes from the poem. This is in no way an accurate portrayal of illuminated manuscripts,... Continue Reading →

Socotra

SOCOTRA, Yemen . . . a celestial island of Dragon Blood trees and dragonflies. Her fragile ecosystem is falling apart. It was a slow death at first; climate change is a familiar culprit. Her wounds took a turn for the worse amid the ongoing war against Yemen. The world must not turn away from this injustice.... Continue Reading →

Update: Project Gilgamesh | New: Persephone and Zephyrus

The King, The Scribe, and the Archer I have updated my Epic of Gilgamesh page with more recent sketches. However, if you find my sketches to be lacking in colour and excitement, you might consider checking out the newest addition to my portfolio; Persephone and Zephyrus will redirect you to the appropriate page! Persephone and Zephyrus  

Sheikh Maat! (Check Mate!)

This episode ties directly to my previous one (The OttoMON-STER Upstairs), and shows events that happen in Yitzhak and Daliah's apartment that are simultaneous to the events in Heidar's apartment. Here we are introduced to three new characters—Itzhak the Israelite, Daliah the Palestinian, and the third being Kurosh (Cyrus) the Persian. My personal views on... Continue Reading →

“Samaya”

This illustration is directly inspired by a very enchanting performance by Sukhishvili (Georgian National Ballet), called "Samaiya". You can read details on their English website over here, and definitely check out their other excellent performances! This is my 2nd draft — I plan to create final one on canvas with gouache using this exact colour scheme (and... Continue Reading →

Yemen.

I illustrated this 3-piece poster in the first week of April 2015, mainly to promote the diversity of Yemen. When the 3 pieces are combined, it creates the full 6" by 15" scene. At that point in time, Yemen had faced two weeks of non-stop bombing and airstrikes from saudi arabia. It is now early September,... Continue Reading →

Double Identity

I had to shed some light on the development of this menacing-looking character. He's not so menacing once you get to know him! I updated all that information, and more, on the About This Blog page. Enjoy. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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