Tag: Art

  • Jack Vettriano – The Singing Butler

    Jack Vettriano – The Singing Butler

    I absolutely adore this painting. It’s a painting by Jack Vettriano – it’s called The Singing Butler and it was produced in 1992.

  • Inspiration vs Grind…What Wins?

    Inspiration vs Grind…What Wins?

    A question was posed to me recently – “Where do you get inspiration from?” I thought about it for a second, and was going to answer the usual stuff like; from comics books, movies, art, science, math, etc, etc. But then I stopped and realized, I actually don’t think like that anymore. I don’t even…

  • 3 Ways to get the Most out of Toastmasters

    3 Ways to get the Most out of Toastmasters

    Toastmasters is perhaps the greatest organisation on the face of the planet. I am consistently amazed at what this organisation does. Its goal has always been to help people become better communicators. After 95 years in existence it is still going strong, with a massive bright future ahead. It pleases me to think of all…

  • I Started off 2020 Right – This is what I did

    I Started off 2020 Right – This is what I did

    Usually when a new year rolls around I’m still in bed recovering from the festivities. Starting off a new year with a dull headache and reflexively hitting that snooze button doesn’t bode well for all of my best intentioned plans for the year. However, not only is this a new year but a new decade,…

  • BIC Art Master Competition : Africa 2019

    BIC Art Master Competition : Africa 2019

    At the beginning of this month I was really pleased to see a post about an art competition in my Instagram feed. The competition was by BIC to produce some artwork about Africa. This really piqued my interest on so many levels. Competitions are cool because they give you the opportunity to push yourself a…

  • V-gang : Exploring Sci-fi, Veganism and Ethics

    V-gang : Exploring Sci-fi, Veganism and Ethics

    I’ve just released my very first brand spanking new Comic Book called V-gang. I’m thrilled to have completed a long ambition of mine to combine my artistic skill and thoughts about some very important matters concerning us all today. I’ve currently released the book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2P2HJ6r. Soon it will be available in paper format.

  • Digital Portrait Drawing of Mya

    Digital Portrait Drawing of Mya

    When old techniques reach their limits, then new techniques must be tried. This current drawing technique based on the Russian Soft Bruch technique has many benefits and the results are showing.

  • A Portrait of Tizina

    A Portrait of Tizina

    This drawing is of one of our newest members at our Midrand Extraordinaires Toastmasters club. There’s been some very good improvements in my drawing techniques, but still there’s a lot more practice to do.

  • Bodhgayashanthi Sanctuary Mural

    Bodhgayashanthi Sanctuary Mural

    I had a fantastic opportunity to paint a mural at the Bodhgayashanthi Sanctuary in Midrand. This mural turned out exceptional well. I am quite proud. This is case of all the values aligning and resulting a thing of beauty coming into existence.

  • Consistency Creates Craftsmanship

    Consistency Creates Craftsmanship

    Craftsmanship is all about that additional level of effort, that takes something from being good to great. But first, we need to make sure that we’re good at what we do, and that’s why consistency with practice is so important.

  • My Second Portrait Drawing of Natalie Portman

    My Second Portrait Drawing of Natalie Portman

    The 214th drawing that I’ve posted on Instagram shows some really big improvements in my artistic skill. My ability has grown in areas of likeness, proportions and speed. The consistent practice has definitely paid off and I’m looking to do whole lot more.