Monday, March 16, 2009

ottoman inspired

These are my entries in Jan Allsopp's Moleskine for Moly-X48. I was inspired by Ottoman textile patterns and fashion, taking some traditional motifs and putting a little twist on them. I've been having a lot of fun creating stories for my Moly-X48 entries— the use of the pocket sketchbook Moleskine instead of the Japanese folding Moleskine has been great for this, I can tell a story over three spreads. Check out my other Moly-X48 stories here.

I think on the second spread I am going to outline the backgound tulips in black— I originally didn't because I wanted her spread to be different somehow, but when I see them all together now, I feel that it needs to be outlined. Hm...
Ok. I outlined the background tulips in black. I do like it better this way.

16 comments:

Jan Allsopp said...

Thank you! I do love it so much. I don't think it needs the black on the 2nd one, but you're the artist! Textile patterns are just about my favourite thing so these are perfect for me. Thank you so much!

Alain Bertin said...

Great work ! I'm sure you'll find what to do with tulips.

magaziner said...

These are so beautiful... the faces you draw always have so much character in them. The detail is amazing, too.

ksklein said...

lovely. so you are using regular moleskines for this exchange?

szaza said...

Thank you so much Jan, Alain, Wayne and Kerstin!

@ Jan: I'm so glad you like it!
I had a lot of fun with this one.

@ Kerstin: We are using a regular pocket sketchbook Moly for this one.

Chris Menice said...

Looks awesome Szaza! I like it with outlines. :D

szaza said...

Thanks so much Chris!

Alain Bertin said...

Great with outlines !

szaza said...

Thank you Alain!
I like it better this way too.

B5 said...

This is exactly what I would like to do. God I am sooo lazy... : /
Perfect! I enjoy to see the details thanks to your good observation.

jealous Girl :)


ps: I liked with outlines. Makes it 3D..

Belen Art said...

wonderful work. All your illustrations are really beautiful. Also, I like the fact that each character has personality.

redrock said...

Cok guzel, thank you for sharing your work. I am so looking forward to my trip to Istanbul; Ottoman patterns & architecture, Byz and all the tea I can drink! I am plotting the layout of my sketches even before booking my flight! Thanks for the inspiration.

szaza said...

Thanks so much B5, Belen Art and redrock!

EscapeHatch said...

This is an amazing series! Really can't wait to see what you do for our sequential art exchange!

szaza said...

Thanks Escapehatch!
Just you wait ;)

Petra :-) said...

*WOW* amazing work, If you ever decide to print and sell it, please let it me know :-)