Pencil Sketch Colour-in

8 11 2012

This is a basic portrait done in pencil and coloured in in Photoshop (and yes, I was still using the legendary Photoshop 7). Photoshop is a powerful medium and a good way to add colour to a pencil sketch is to simply scan it and work it with various layers in Photoshop. With the latest CS versions the package has only increased in potency.
The sketch is a reflection of my typical portrait work a few years back. It has a certain resemblance with my father. 😉



12 09 2012

A new piece created in Illustrator based on a variety of photos found online. The artwork works with Northern Soul and some good oldschool Ska. Feedback always welcome. Feel free to use the graphic, but please mention and link to this blog.

Kurt Tucholsky

8 12 2008

Augen in der Großstadt

tucholsky-augen-in-der-grosstadtWenn du zur Arbeit gehst
am frühen Morgen,
wenn du am Bahnhof stehst
mit deinen Sorgen:
da zeigt die Stadt
dir asphaltglatt
im Menschentrichter
Millionen Gesichter:
Zwei fremde Augen, ein kurzer Blick,
die Braue, Pupillen, die Lider –
Was war das? vielleicht dein Lebensglück…
vorbei, verweht, nie wieder.

Du gehst dein Leben lang
auf tausend Straßen;
du siehst auf deinem Gang, die
dich vergaßen.
Ein Auge winkt,
die Seele klingt;
du hast’s gefunden,
nur für Sekunden…
Zwei fremde Augen, ein kurzer Blick,
die Braue, Pupillen, die Lider –
Was war das? Kein Mensch dreht die Zeit zurück…
Vorbei, verweht, nie wieder.

Kurt Tucholsky
This poem by Tucholsky is a very beautiful expression of love that just occurs in a moment. You are left wondering what it could have been after seeing a pair of eyes, someone’s face in sea of million faces.
I hope that you can read it in German, I will add a translation at some stage.
The image is a punk interpretation of an author who was very tongue in cheek and very skilled in the use of words. He was a rebel and punk of the 1930’s.

Digital Works

8 12 2008


‘Borrowing’ is based on a scanned image, that has been cropped and manipulated in colour and appearance. It is a play on a society in which we constantly borrow thoughts and where ideas occur on a collective basis.

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7 12 2008

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14 11 2008

stencilsFederico Viola is a Melbourne based Graphic Artist and Illustrator. This site will feature some of his illustrations and will be updated on a regular basis.

October 2008