Life made beautiful

New things!

Making gifts... About a year ago, I made some hand painted super hero and Star Wars shoes for some friends kids, mostly because I didn't know what to get them.  Who knew that this would turn into a brand new range of products for me to explore. What began as a great...

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Geek Fest 2017

Dark Carnival's GeekFest2017 at Montecasino was the first of many to come for Chizzel'd Designs!  We had a wonderful time and met up with some awesome new clients and vendors despite the freezing cold and the rain.

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The curse of fur

As a South African artist, I am blessed to be surrounded by picturesque land and seascapes, but nothing quite beats the variety of  gorgeous wildlife that can be found around the country.  I don't think that there are many South African artists who have not at some...

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Finding a new home

It is always very rewarding getting feedback from a happy client. After waiting months for the SA postal services to get back in service, then only to decide that they were far to unreliable to use, I finally sent off my Starry Night painting to a client in the UK. Of...

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Greatness

In the wake of Nelson Mandela's death, there has been a demand for artwork depicting the great man. Here are a few of the pieces I was commissioned to do. It's a pity that in the ideals and policies that this...

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Tragic Genius

Growing up, I was besotted with Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, so naturally when I started drawing again, it was only natural for me to draw the musical genius.  Listening to a collection of Nirvana greats helped to get me in the right frame of mind to capture the emotion of...

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Let the bodies hit the floor!

There are few things more beautiful than the human form. Capturing the heart of the subject on paper or canvas is something most artists strive for when painting or drawing the human figure. Here are a few of my attempts over the years.  I hope I have manage to...

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If needles didn’t hurt…

I have recently been dabbling in some tattoo design. Possible career change?  Maybe... But who wants to be tattooed by someone who does't have any tattoos?  I am a complete wuss.  I love a man with ink, and would love to get some ink of my own, but I am too much of a...

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