Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Croc

It's the day before christmas. I designed a card that tackles the price rise of fuel and some randomness. There is one of my classic characters which is a crocodile in a tub. The card is suposed to take place of the piece of coal of naughty people but many didn't understand it unless with explanation, which is both good and bad. It is bad because they kinda destroyed the purpose of the card but it is good because that the santa claus myth isn't growing too much in the region.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

AUB Comic - Christmas Spirit

It's almost Christmas, in Outlook we had a secret santa, where one would say what he/she would like to get as a gift. This is pretty much what I imagined if someone were to get the wrong gift.


AUBites Animals on the Web

Friday the 16th was the Social Media Changing Lives conference in AUB where I participated in. It wasn't the best thing to the people where many lacked interest in zoology especially on the web. But anyways it was the best thing I have done even though I was dead stiff under the spot light.

I also saw so many random tweets around my lecture like animals owning accounts and lolcats. Then I decided to do a comic based on two AUB animals, the Feral Cat and the Common Chameleon.







On the note, the newspaper file exportation was done wrong and my comic was destroyed =(

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Secret Santa to an Engineer

Working in Outlook I took part of the secret santa where I was the secret santa to a Civil Engineer I have never met and know nothing of. So I decided to do him a poster of what engineers wish to have in our university, an Identity, a hero, and more girls (If you know what I mean)

Any how I started with the middle engineer who is a civil engineer. But he looked like who could use a side kick, so I did the chemical engineerette, who turned out to be my favorite one out of them. But still it looked like it is still missing something, so I decided to continue the whole team, where I added an electrical engineerette and a Mechanical Engineer golem in the back calling the group "The Engineers"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

AUBites Parrot

After I entered AUB, a bird guide came out explaining the different birds spotted on campus. What came to my shock was that there are rose-ringed parakeets (Psittacula krameri) in the region. After research it became clear to that these parakeets are feral are spread around the region up to Lebanon down through Palestine down to Bahrain all the way to India where they originate.

While walking throughout the campus I keep seeing various birds such as common bulbuls (Pycnonotus barbatus) and palestinian sunbirds (Cinnyris oseus), but one day I heard a loud screech which shockingly turned out to be sulfur crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) flying around on campus. These cockatoos originate from Australia but it was here in Beirut. Reminded me of a conversation I had with my friend of how weird this university is.

So I depicted the two birds the common bulbul (the black headed bird) and the palestinian sunbird (the bird with a curved beak) Having the same argument where the Cockatoo interrupts them.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sabea' - An Arab Super Hero

The Arab Super Hero, this topic has been over abused and brought up by many people and discussed and planned out like for instance Fouad Mezher's Enigma. But this Arab Hero was just a quick sketch I did for a magazine group project where the staff had to draw an interpretation of an arab super hero for a feature article asking questioning the existence of a pure Arab Super Hero.

I was randomly sketching a character and one group member says why not the hero be an animal, where I thought why not the hero can have a supporting trusty animal as a ride. I drew it to be a beast, then I thought of what it could be so I made it a stripped hyena which is found in the Lebanese and Middle Eastern region. After that I thought of what the Hero's name could be. I thought, what if he was a hero that was of that who got help from beasts and name him Beast. So I called him Sabea' (سبع) which means beast in Arabic. The logo on Sabea''s chest is actually a hindi numeral seven, which in arabic is called Sabea relating to the name, along with beast eyes.

I vow to work on the character to create him an identity and story.

AUBites Ants

Yet again, it was a late night, I had no access to the scanner, I was working on a group project fixing images using a wacom pad. And what is a bonus is that I had ants running all over my desk. So I thought of what happens when an ant finds a source of sugar, at the same time I was rolling on the internet looking at memes. It came to me that there is something in common, so I applied the MSpaint like feature on an ant character. It is something alright.

Friday, December 2, 2011

AUBites Roaches

So It was before midnight, I had to submit a comic to OutLook, and I was unable to think of an idea

Asking a good friend of mines for help, she tells me of the time they found a roach in women's dorms, directly giving me the idea of: "What would a cockroach say to the other if one found food at a certain place?"

So I came up with this!