Monday, July 14, 2014

The Colombian Hottie, James

The day after Colombian midfielder made headlines with his World Cup 5-goal record we made an article about the new 22 year old sensation James Rodriguez. Not to mention he is kind of a heartthrob, in my opinion and in so many other girls around the globe. He is now known as King James, more like a super hottie James. hehehe


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

World Cup Semi-finals (a tile magazine cover)

For the World Cup semi-finals we have decided to make one artwork for the two-day match and cut them half for each day. A pretty clever idea i must say! So my task was to come up with the artwork.

As for the style of the illustration, my design director took inspiration from Cleon Peterson's works. We all agreed that it was a good direction and would definitely make sense. We wanted to a bloody battle, almost merciless. Using only limited colors representing the each teams.

July 8 magazine cover
July 9 magazine cover

This is the original artwork with the bleed

And then this is what happens if you put the two magazine covers together! :)


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2014 Highest paid FIFA World Cup Coaches

Faces of the 10 highest paid football coaches in #WorldCup2014. Fabio Capello who leads the Russian team tops the list with 6.51 million euros.


Ramadan on World Cup

June 28 marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan which will also be observed by some of the footballers playing during the World Cup. This is an illustration i made for the article of the said topic.

Here are some sketches before i went to digital rendering. It's always good to hold a pen and doodle an idea. away. :)


World Cup magazine supplement covers

More World Cup hype from from this part of the world and more design and illustrations from me! Here are four magazine covers that came out with my illustrations/designs for English and Arabic publication.

Let me tell you an inside scoop of this whole supplement: everyone in our design team is required to come up with at least three design covers and it's a MUST. Otherwise we will suffer the consequences.  And when our design director Adonis Durado says it, it has to be done. Everyone started coming up with ideas two months before the world cup even begun.

And here are mine so far. Here are the rest of the covers.

The First Kick
This came out on our maiden issue, concept, illustration and design are mine.

The Music of World Cup
This came out two days before the opening of world cup. Concept, illustration and design are mine.

David and Goliath
During the World Cup a David-and-Goliath match is bound to happen which was the case of Argentina x Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 15th.
Concept by Adonis Durado, Illustration\ Design by me

Eye Ball
Day 15th issue featured more on the women side of the event. This concept was by Gregory Fernandez while I was tasked to do the makeup. Photography by Cio Datan. Model: Jihan Attia
Check out the video of the behind the scene  here.

Check Times of Oman website dedicated to this year's World Cup!

T H A N K S ! :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Legends of Football

Here are another set of illustrations I made for Times of Oman and Al Shabiba magazine supplement for the World Cup. They are the football legends of football.

Fanz Beckenbauer of Bayern Munich, Ferenc Puskas of Real Madrid

Eusebio da Silva Ferreira of Benfica, Guiseppe Maezza of Juventus


Saturday, June 28, 2014

The parallelism of GOT and World Cup 2014

I am one of those people who are crazy about Game of Thrones, even after the season has ended us here at work still talk about it and we just can't help but to extend all the drama and controversy and yeah the action to this year's FIFA World Cup. If you look very closely, it's not hard to see the resemblance of the two.So here we pinpointed the parallelism between the epic tv show and the world's most watched sports. Let's see if you agree with us. ☺ 
It’s not hard to draw parallelism between with the World Cup and the award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones. To begin with, the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros could easily be equated to the seven continents of the world and that the epic battles waged by the Great Houses can be compared with the matches played by the competing national teams. And just like the football drama that we witnessed during the tournament, the TV series explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, civil war, crime, and punishment through its morally ambiguous characters. According to the latest report, Game of Thrones is currently the most watched TV shows in the US, while similarly, the World Cup match between US and Portugal broke record as the most watched TV broadcast.

Eat like an elite

This is a graphic that i made for the World Cup magazine supplement of Times of Oman (also translated into Arabic for Al Shabiba). It is about eating a healthy diet which is recommended by FIFA and some other health sports health buff. More importantly using the method super-compensation which is mostly used by athletes such as the elite footballers.

Take a look!

V I E W I N G !

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Stranger Than Fiction 2013

Stranger Than Fiction is a section in Thursday magazine (Oman) which publishes paranormal stories. Here are a few of my works that were published in the said section. All within 2013.

Ivory Dice, October 2013

The Ghost Ship, August 2013

Death Train, October 2013

Ghost Will, December 2013

The Bell of Death, June 2013

Footsteps In The Snow, July 2013

The Lady in the Store, April 2013

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