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2011 is coming to its end and its time to look back at what was done this year.
Well, actually it is the conclusion of the last four months of activity since it was only in September that I was able to let go of everything that kept me busy from becoming an illustrator that I want to be.
Since then - it became a full speed ride.
This September I set up some goals for the end of the year and here's the result:
1. I finished my Graphic Design course which I started in March.
Daynix is a software company I've been working with for some time now doing some general branding for them, including some occasional illustration like invitations and greeting cards.
Beside the fact that I really like this card I must admit that it's some kind of mile stone for me. This card is my fastest work ever; it was created in only 1 hour. I guess that I've been working really intensively lately if I was able to create something that quickly. Like my mom said: "You're gaining some experience".
As you well know, Hanukkah is not just about dreidel and lights, it’s about yummy food and giving presents. All kids expect some cash from their grand parents and for some yummy latkes and donuts. It’s about celebration miracles and joys.
From the illustrators point of view there are lots and lots of items to refer to and combine one with another.
And since it's impossible to ignore the fact that Hanukkah is so close to Christmas and New year celebrations, it would be too arrogant - i think - to separate the two and not to create some combination, at least via illustrations.
So there are mittens with dreidels, and money with candles, and donuts on snow.
Two of the most used objects of almost any indoors event are candles and candle stick. We use them everywhere, either it's a holiday like New Years Eve, birthday or Hanukkah or a special event like a birthday or a marriage proposal.
In this post I will deal with Hanukkiah, a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day of Hanukkah. One candle for each day of the holiday, while the ninth one - Shamash - is used to lit the other candles.
When creating/using a Hannukiya you should that it should be Kosher, which means all candles should be leveled to one straight line. Shamash is the only candle that sticks out; it should stand a bit higher than the others.
Although when you design, I guess there are no limits to it.
Just for the fun of it I've been playing with idea of creating some colorful Christmas frames. It was the first time in years that I've used colorful pencils and it was actually much easier to work with color when you know exactly what it’s going to be. But I guess it's just easy with New Year's colors: Green, red and white are the basics and the rest is just your imagination.
So here are some of my frames. These are not fancy sketches but you know, with the right software and other additions it can look simply gorgeous.
What I really like about working with keywords is that its simply generates brainstorming. So what happens is just some of the sketches just "happen". I mean, I know its not something that "just happens", but I guess it's not something that I personally would "just" think about! Ive been working lately on Hanukkah illustrations and used some traditional Jewish symbolics for that matter, combining with all the celebrations around.
This image is one of these "accsidental" illustartions that "happened" a few days ago, and I can honestly say that I'm pretty happy with it.