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 ! :)

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