Lately I took some pictures to Romina Rossi and I have been playing around with them.
Yoga is something that fascinates me although it’s not for me. I like the idea of controlling every single muscle of the body and keep smiling while in deep pain: I think it’s a good metaphor for job hunt 🙂
It is a discipline that works on the body as much as it works on the mind, in fact the most of the people I met who are interested in it share the same values (for example, they are usually vegetarian).
Yoga is a static activity where the focus is to remain still as much as you can, yet it’s a strong way to produce an incredibly powerful energy inside your body.
This is the concept I wanted to develop when I worked on this picture: while the body stays still, it produces a so powerful energy blast that the world bends.
To achieve this result in Adobe Photoshop I used the wrapping tool and masks.
I recently worked with Romina Rossi on the new logo of her company, Yoga En Ti.
I am very happy with the result. The logo represent an elephant (an important figure within the yoga community) drawn using the Om symbol and with waves inside, because the classes take place in the seaside, in Tenerife.
For the ones of you interested in yoga, you can keep updated and make contact with Romina by liking her FaceBook page following this link.
Thank you Romina, I had a lot of fun working together!
This is the third comic inspired by my yoga classes.
I have others in my sleeve, but I guess you are getting the point: yoga is painful, despite what people make us believe on TV.
I draw them using Adobe Illustrator.
Here the dialogue says:
– Since I do yoga I notice more the small things like flowers and grass…
– Muscular fever?
– I wish I were dead.
This is the second comic strip inspired by my painful yoga classes. I usually work in English but these ones ended up being in Italian (my native language.
In this strip the character loosely inspired by me talks to a batender.
The dialogue reads:
– Today I took my first yoga class. There are some positions that make you loose your senses.
– Because of the meditation?
– Because they hurt.
I am drawing these strips with Adobe Illustrator.
Lately I have started a yoga course that triggered my creativity.
Have you ever seen that image with a circle stating YOUR COMFORT ZONE, and then a dot far away stating HERE IS WHERE THE FUN BEGINS?
It’s actually true: doing something new (and unbelievably painful) can really help to find new ideas.
So I started drawing how painful is doing yoga, and here’s the result.
To do these comic strips I used Adobe Illustrator.
Here is this character loosely inspired by me.
The subtitle reads:
How I see myself when I do yoga
…and how others see me.