zondag 8 april 2018

Late Inktobers!

Hey guys! Been a little busy. Man, these blogs are hard to maintain. This year was a little challenging for me, but don't fret! Here are a my inktober commissions as promised. Since I start making webcomics, I focused a lot on my anatomy and my lineart. It almost worked as a meditation for me. I switched  a lot between digital  and traditional for practice and been reading books about inking. I still prefer both methods! It's very challenging to keep the lines smooth and straight, but somehow I still love the process! Oh and if you haven't yet, follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zul86/
 where I post my webcomics almost everyday, on my behance: https://www.behance.net/contact0204
and ofcourse facebook: 

woensdag 8 november 2017

Webcomics mania

Hey guys! How is it going? I had a new obsession lately: making web comics. In my mission to sharpen my storytelling skills and also to improve my line and color work, I've started making my own web comics. It started as an exercise but the more I did them the more I got taste for it .Mostly these are short, funny ( I hope) and (I hope) relatable stories. It is a good exercise for my storytelling skills, but these also help me exit my tunnel vision sometimes. See this as a laughing therapy. Hope you guys enjoy them: ( also my "inktober 2017" commission  will be coming soon) . 
If you have not done it yet follow me on social media on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artworkanimation/ and @Zulfugart on Twitter, to see more web comics and some of my other work! Hope you guys enjoy them:

dinsdag 28 maart 2017


Yes I've finally did it! I made my own webcomic! Which is a another milestone for me!!
So it's been a while since my last entry. Keeping a blog is harder than it looks. 2016 has been a kind of weird year for me if you will and I needed some time to find the right words. I guess "weird" is definitely one of them.  For those who don't know I've opened an online shop, where you can buy products with my designs on them. Just go to: https://shop.spreadshirt.nl/zulfugar/?locale=nl_NL

I also coached a few groups of  Multimedia and Design students here in Groningen, giving them some pointers on freelancing (or at least the advises which I've got). Some of my work even got published in Photoshop Magazine, which is always awesome and a few of my strips made it to the news sites.

However there comes a time in artist's life when I guess a kind of anxiety takes over and you lose your momentum. Being a "green" freelancer artist is very demanding. There are a lot of talented people out there sometimes it's just hard to keep up! So I've started practicing a lot on my anatomy lately and I mean really a lot. I've received three anatomy books which I study daily. And practice. You'll see one  of the examples here:

But the other thing I'm most proud is my webcomic. So first of all, it was meant as an experiment to see if I can actually  tell a simple, silly, funny story without any text and just by pictures, It initially started as a storyboard for an animation. However animating this would take a lot of time, which I simply did not have, so I turned it into a webcomic with some simplistic design.( or a storyboard if you will) I think it suits the theme and the comedic nature. This is not meant to be best comic ever or something like that. It just a try-out, so don't expect a DC or a Marvel quality pages here. I just wanted to do a fun little side project. Anyone who knows me also knows I love comic books and those superheroes movies and series. And no,  it's not based on any personal experiences ( okay maybe only a little). So without further due! Enjoy. (Also let me know if you liked it ( for my intial, kind of comic) and if I should continue, make more of these.


woensdag 22 april 2015

A "New Making Of "

First of all , my apologies for the lack of updates, but I’m back with yet another “making of post “.  
this portrait started  as series of thumbnail sketches. Just to see what kind of poses felt right for the person I was illustrating. At first I wanted to go for a more "Tron" like feeling, but ultimately decided to make him more like Superman, who is in the process of revealing his outfit /transforming.

After I got my pose I needed to  finetune some details, like face and background.

 The inking part was done oldschool with some fineliners and pens. After that I’ve scanned it into Illustrator, finetuned some lines and wen straight into Photoshop for some coloring and SFX . Again I like to combine oldschool drawing with digital work.

The background is actually the logo of his company!