Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful ladies. Today was very simple but so special filled with laughter, happiness and all these cute little moments in between. I originally wanted to illustrate a pregnant figure (because i just love how beautiful our bodies become during pregnancy) but then it hit me. We are all mothers one way or the other, pregnant or not. So many different stories full of love. Yes, happy mother’s day to you cat mamas too!

I did this project a few weeks ago and had a little too much fun with the concept and props. I loved playing with the shadows and the reflection from the shell. Mother of pearl can’t look any better when the sunset rays hit it. This photoshoot is to symbolise females blooming, being confident and loving yourself. There are a lot more symbolisms but i’ll leave it to you to discover.

It’s a rare occasion that i shoot still life, but this one was really fun. Art direction and photo shooting is something i’ll definitely probably do more.

If you’re into astronomical maps, planets and manuscripts, there’s no way you won’t be obsessed with the Flemish astronomical graphics. There’s something so alluring in a universe map as it was seen and drawn so many years ago. It even looks more magical and mystical and as a designer i truly adore the details, colors and element positioning. There’s such a natural flow in them, artistic but educational at the same time.

So kinda wanted to give it a shot and recreate something with my own style with some Flemish astronomy dose to it. This is nowhere close to a real astronomy map, but it’s a gif that took me so much math to create (a lot more than i thought i knew). I created it in about an hour, and it’s a mixed media piece with watercolour on paper and the edited in Photoshop where i also did the animation on.

I bet you anything you’ve never seen a more cheerful branding -at least by me- than this one! Marigold is founded by two incredible ladies driven by their love for coffee, rituals and flowers. I was so honoured to join in and bring to life their vision. They really were the easiest to work with and gave me absolute freedom. So what you see here is a result of lots of love and creativity.

For the brand, i created a custom font for Marigold along with a collage artwork and illustrated icon. There are a few hidden symbolisms here and there (as i always love for my works to have a meaning and connection to the brands). The Marigold lady sits in a window, while she enjoys her ritual with coffee and marigold leaves. The hidden symbol is the triangle in her window that’s facing downwards that symbolises the woman.

In the artwork as well, you’ll find hidden bodies, curves, boobs and a few little cute butts along with the marigold branches. It’s all about rituals, being happy and doing what we love. Hope you love it as much as we do!

If i tried to count how many wedding photographers i have designed the brand for, i think they wouldn’t fit my two hands. Every photographer i’ve worked with had different style and aesthetics, a unique story to share. We wanted to show the personal moments that Adonis is part of, the trusting and welcoming mood but at the same time, with a timeless, luxurious and elegant aesthetic.

There are subtle art deco touches and a tropical feel, blue and pistachio, antique gold and light grey base.

The primary logo is a custom font i created for Adonis, and we did a version just for his name alone. You know i love a good typography play so this one was a real treat for me! We also did a matching pattern bringing in the lines and art deco inspiration.

Can’t wait to share with you the website version we also did!

Just last year, i worked with acrylics for the first time and this is what i got. I fell so much in love with the flow the paint had and the moment that i was drawing and experimenting was pure bliss. It was very early in the morning while Jason was sleeping and it was just me and the music. I draw this very small page, that turned out to be quite interesting. There were different parts of it that looked like a landscape and reminded me so much of Mars, or even better a red planet that no-one has ever seen.

 

There’s something about this color that makes me swoon. It reminds me of magical places, adventure and passion.

While this painting was for a project, it was never used and it’s still however my very favourite thing i’ve drawn. I have over 100 different shots and i use them regularly on my phone and mac as wallpapers. As it sits there i realised that it deserves a project on its own to showcase and here are my Red Planets.

 

This is a mixed media project and as of late, my absolutely favourite art medium combination.

It’s been four years since i started this project and i remember clearly my very first botanical scan. Today, this project is taking its own path and shape and before i can reveal more, i want to share with you the behind the scenes, the full brand identity and the official instagram account were i share tons of botanical scans. The logo is custom made of course, and i really wanted to go bold with this one. The signature scan for the brand is as you may recognise it my birthday roses as this is the year that this brand will be officially taking its own path. I’m really all about symbolisms and meanings. The story behind Nox Botanicals is to share the islands flora mostly everything that i can reach. It’s a project that i get to work on mostly at nights as that’s when Jason is asleep thus the darkness. But setting everything aside, i can’t hide the fact that i love black and all its true meanings.

My vision is to capture in the most magical, ethereal and creative way the beautiful flowers (mostly), and some fruits (hello lemons!). This project will evolve as the seasons go by and it’s going to be really amazing seeing how it translates to the environment around me. “Nox” means night in Latin but also it’s a small reference to Harry Potter’s world of course. Everything has to have a little bit magic when it comes to me. This morning i filmed a mini trailer to capture the mood and surroundings of Nox Botanicals. Hope you enjoy it!

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