Friday, 8 May 2009

"A little fable", by Franz Kafka

Illustrations for a short text by Kafka, called " a little fable". Not by order... I'm a bit lazy with technology hehe. 

"A little fable" by Franz Kafka

"Alas," said the mouse, "the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into." 
     "You only need to change your direction," said the cat, and ate it up. 

And people still have the nerve to say Kafka he's bleak. I've read this fable dozens of time, and I still can't help myself from giggling hihi. 

Thursday, 7 May 2009

My first shot at children's illustration! Some nursery rhymes from around the world :)

I had a little nut tree

 I had a little nut tree,
Nothing would it bear
But a silver nutmeg,
And a golden pear;
The King of Spain's daughter
Came to visit me,
And all for the sake
Of my little nut tree.

Her dress was made of crimson,
Jet black was her hair,
She asked me for my nut tree
And my golden pear.
I said, "So fair a princess
Never did I see,
I'll give you all the fruit
From my little nut tree.

(British nursery rhyme)

Hush you Mice!

Hush you mice! a cat is near us,
He can see us, he can hear us...
--What if he is on a diet?--
Even then you should be quiet!

(Russian nursery rhyme)

The Rabbit in the Moon

In a small, white boat
In the blue sky
Are a cinnamon tree and a rabbit.
Without sail and without oar,
Yet gliding,
Gliding smoothly to a western shore.

Sailing across the Milky Way
To the land of clouds.
Where does it journey
Beyond the land of clouds?

(Korean nursery rhyme)

Sugar in the coffee-o

Sheep's in the meadow a-mowing the hay.
The honey's in the bee-hive, so they all say.
My head's up and I'm bound to go.
Who'll take sugar in the coffee-o?

I'm the prettiest little gal in the county-o.
My mommy and daddy, they both say so.
I look in the glass, it don't say, "No";
So I'll take sugar in the coffee-o.

(African-America nursery rhyme)


Some 3D work for the same project. 

A few images from the Exploration and Innovation Project at Uni. I wanted to explore Savantism and the overload of information, talent and skill that accompanies it.

Kim Peek.