Saturday, 24 October 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

The story of..... us

I just finished reading this book- "Sapiens- A brief history of humankind"by Dr. Yuval Noah Harari and enjoyed it thoroughly. I learnt a lot too. It inspired me to draw the above cartoon.

Coconut cows

In Sri Lankan curries, we usually use coconut milk. Where does coconut milk come from? Coconut cows of course!

Well. actually that's just a bit of artistic license.
Actually where coconut milk comes from is more interesting than the above cartoon.. you can learn more from the links below.

Now excuse me while I have my curry lunch... made using coconut milk.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Singapore- the Lion City

Today is Singapore's 50th National Day. A nation built on trade and shipping... an opportunity for a cartoon tribute.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

The Gyan Fernando Gallery

Over the years I have done some cartoons to illustrate the whimsical and witty stories of Gyan Fernando. Some have these have been published in the Sri Lanka Sunday Times, some on his online blog. Links to his blog can be found to the right of this page. Like me Gyan is Sri Lankan born but has spent many years abroad. We both share a love of Sri Lankan Railway locomotives and our favourite movie star is Mr. Daffy Duck Esq.
Below are samples of some of the artwork I have done for his stories.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Kids and kids

The Chinese Year of the Horse has galloped past and the Year of the Goat is born. I have some experience with goats as my maternal grandmother used to have one or two in Jaffna at our ancestral home in Thavady.
As young children we found the goats and their young (kids) more approachable than the cows and calves- mainly due the fact they were smaller than the cows and not so intimidating.
I've noticed many times, young children being fascinated by young goats or sheep and especially enjoying feeding them.
So since kids love kids, it prompted me to draw the above illustration.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Orthogonal Animals

The first post for 2015. I started drawing after watch the Disney cartoon movie "The Jungle Book" which features animals. I am also a big fan and avid watcher of wildlife documentaries on television. So drawing animal characters is my main interest. As an architect I represent buildings on drawings in an orthogonal format, plans and elevations. So orthogonal animals is cartoon sketches of animals presented in a plan and elevation format- combining my hobby and my profession. This arose out of some doodling I used to do during meetings when I got bored.