Monday, March 30, 2009

SELENSE - 4 female sake



Hello y'all.
You're warmly welcomed to my mind as I serve you with something fresh 'n' different with style.
This is my attempt in conjunction with ZION MMV label to celebrate today's contemporary "fly" babe/chic/honey/boo and lady who's got some........ (guess you know what I mean). This is style. This is cozy. This is swag'. This is hip. This is design. This is fantastic. This complements they way she flaunts and rolls those eyes. This is -"WOW"! This is "SELENSE"- a word i grew up to know as a slang for "show-off". This is a series of "fun" sketches I've made in my quest to show the FASHION ILLUSTRATOR bit of me.

These works were made in my bid to express my love for casual cloth designs, haute couture and how they clad her perfect structure. They were made with the burning desire to change the looks of the images we see in our style mags, to appeal to a wider audience that loves something cool, chic 'n' sleek.
This will soon be a sexy collection of sweet, chic and I-must-get-this T-shirts as I collaborate with ZION MMV (the coolest brand to come out of 9ja) to hit out some cool T-shirts for that lady who knows.

My interest in figure drawings has made me see the possibilities of creating images that will NOT only appeal to our eyes but further help to open our minds to see beyond whatever object/subject that is before us. The curves, contours, elegance, different poses, shape/form and dynamic body movements of the female figure grant some juicy inspiration to create some images that ooze of style... images that celebrate God's perfect sculpted pieces.

It's been a healthy and fun-filled exercise ever since I started playing with this (can't even remember when exactly).
It gives me room to experiment with different mediums and styles ranging from the manual to digital. It also helps me develop my sketching pace and sense of composition. The use of lines basically plays a major role in doing this and colour combinations complement the lines to make it visually appealing.

There's no limit to how this could be pushed.

While you're seated relaxed, please ensure you have the coolest visual dialogue.
I'll most appreciate your comments on this series.

* Please note that all image rights belong to Ananaba Ibeabuchi.
Interested person(s) should please mail me on
ibeananaba@yahoo.com

Enjoy the view!!!













33 comments:

karo akpokiere said...

I love the illustrations The lines are expressive and the sketches bold. That mix of expressiveness and boldness just gets to me on the positive tip. It feels like you in a pure state, it feels like you are having fun and it shows. Good work.

I am also enamored to your keen understanding of the female form and your sense of proportion.

One thing i noticed though is that though the lines are solid and expressive, the consistency of line width varies but, I guess that is because the illustrations were done at different periods and reflects your explorative process. Maybe placing the works in chronological order ( if you can) would sort this out?

All the best and I look forward to seeing how you push this illustrative skill you have got in the fashion arena. You might want to consider having a portfolio on www.ustrendy.com, Its a portfolio site that has got lots of love for the fashion side of life.

You could also checkout http://24seveninc.com/services/fashion/
I have not explored this site in detail yet but it looks good.

Ok. I got to go

Karo.

Anonymous said...

whao! explore the illustrations more. I am so interested in animation now and i heart those drawings

Anonymous said...

whao! explore the illustrations more. I am so interested in animation now and i heart those drawings

Nkechi

Noble Igwe said...

Nwanne,
"Selense" is one word that will never leave my memory.
back in days in Aba,Umunwa n'e emere anyi selense.
Nice one.
I love your work and the way you leave your signature on everything that has passed through those creative hands.
Umunwa,bone...no selense for hia

nyemike said...

Your illustrations are super cool.Very good drawings as usual,your colours rock!I Think you should explore the style,because there is nothing like it here yet...


Nyemike

fantasy queen said...

this are really hawt...
i love the colours and everything.

do u have a gallery or something?
i might be interested in getting one of them if they're for sale.

Yaz said...

just like you said "this is the wow" am really impressed by the illustrative side of your personalized art. You have a lot to show and so far you are killing it. ride on bro.

Ayokunle said...

woman wrapper...shhio!

Anonymous said...

Meen,This is very good.I love ur Illustration.Ur expressions are perfect.Keep up the good work.I must say dat u have a wonderful talent.Keep it tight and cool.Good Work!!!

ibeananabart said...

Thank u...Thank u...Thank u... y'all are far 2 kind. Ur words mean so much and go a long way 2 encourage me. God bless y'all.

Chibabe said...

love it. ibe this is really good. i guess u could do my fashion sketches too. love d bold use of color

Celine said...

The drawings are just too perfect.. they look like nature made
I love mostly the way you take time to show the facial expression on each of them.. maybe i can send you my pix so u can sketch for me .. i love nature and you sure do know how to appreciate it in your drawings

keep it up CUzzo

Anonymous said...

The style is intruiging and very Avant-garde. The way u have applied the contemporary vector-grunge fx to ur vivid penstrokes creates an aura of elegance, glamour and fun. No doubt, "Selense" as I remember it from childhood, could not have been better captured.
Keep ballin'
Nonso Nduanya...

Anonymous said...

Your drawings are refreshingly unique. They are clear reflections of a visionary artist who has a meaningful message to share through his work. Your profound comprehension of the female anatomy with its abstraction shows how confident and upbeat you are with your drawings.

Please Keep it up!

Best,
Onyeka Ibe

Anonymous said...

your drawings are simply fantastic,it goes a long way in reminding me that God has really deposited so much in everyone of us, is left for us to make positive use of these talents in us, "your work speaks for itself",they are in one word BRILLIANT.

Nnenna Halm said...

Ibe,
Fantastic Ibe. Keep up the good work lil bro. The sky is the limit. See you back in the States soon!

ablackjamesbond said...

Cool Stuff! That u have talent is undeniable. How far can u push this? We r waiting.

bernice said...

Hi Ibe,

I stumbled upon your site by accident thru fce book but it was worth my time. Great art work you keep turning out... your work usually stood you out amongst your peers in school. Thumbs up!
Bernice (Nee Igweh)

Anonymous said...

hi Ibe,
Stumbled upon your site by accident. great work still .... all the way from school time.... i am so proud of you... thumbs up
Bernice (Nee Igweh)

obi imemba said...

Ibe,
This is thrilling. Your imaginations are awesome. keep the momentum, keep the spirit..

Tobenna said...

Hi Ibe,
I am happy with the quality of the illustrations/drawings you have on your blog. This is my first visit and I will visit it again and again. Please keep up the good work.
Tobenna

oyindamola lawal said...

i love your sketches. my boss Mr Jahman Anikulapo introduce your blog to me and i must confess it's quite inspiring. i will love to have an online interview iwth you. will send you a mail soon. do ve a splendid evening.
oyindamola lawal
dammydairy.blogspot.com

Greek goddess said...

Colours. Well-defined lines that flatter the figure. Pieces that make you want to step out and show-off. Very now... and avante-garde. Revealing but not offensive. Fun, fun, fun... all the way. Vintage...

Chika Udok said...

This adds a different flavour to your usual style....Great illustrations. they ooze of excellent draftmanship. Very funky and modern...Keep it up!!!!!!

TAYO Fatunla said...

Excellent drawings, designs and colours for the mordern day woman. I believe Ibe is not overlooking desgns for men and children as well. In doing so the sky is the limit for this Nigerian FASHION ILLUSTRATOR who makes me proud. With time and perseverance he can crack the International Fashion Industry

Yetunde Akin-Olaiya said...

Just took my time to go through your illustrations now, my dear they are awesome!!! I've always known that that your big head has some very good stuff in it. I must give you one of my pictures to sketch (i'm sure you wouldn't mind). I'll buzz you so that we can talk more. Well done!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a straight in the eye ART PIECE...Muah...u ave done welll in expressing ur strenght with more than the ink...u ave just given animation a new meaning to me...Yibe, i think we can start animated folk book from Naija Folk Tales...lol...that is cute...u know!

Keji Adebanjo

Kel said...

i am so feelin dis...nice 1.infact,very nice...overly nice

Yvonne said...

OMG!! you have done it again! But, i should only expect the best and most creative and innovative from you my friend Ibe! These are the most awesome prints! You make me feel empowered as a fashionable woman in my own skin! I look forward to talking to you soon on this. TREMENDOUS beautiy in these. I LOVE THEM!

abinibi said...

Baba, those chicks of yours got my heart pumping extra. lol
It's a true SELENSE thing!
Nice ones. Am hoping to see more of them in one of your exhibitions real soon.

winifred said...

what can i say ,ur works of art keeps me speechless,its something i would really love to have in my home all the time, the strokes and lines touch every part of me , men you are the best out of the whole world. i can say u have done doing a good, good job ,keep it up dear , the SELENSE is cool, the bomb, keep it uppppppppppppppppp

fairo said...

High street fahion meets contemporary art.

I love the colour combos and the figure stylings. It's beyond fashion sketching.

What remains are material, scissors, sewing machines, models and an internatioanl runway.

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