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life made in Hvar

contests submitted

Pencil drawings in different styles, different themes for different contests

I  submitted on designers web site I found very interesting and motivating.

So I sharpened my art equipment and started drawing again.

After years spent without expressing my own creative side, I exploded in several directions.

Mostly because I finally have a person beside me who supports my efforts and tells me frankly his opinion so we discuss it and I always have it on my mind – to share my work with him and to listen what he has to say about it. No, he is not an artist but he has a very sharp mind and eye, he always reflects things in interesting way and I think I am the happiest women on the planet  for having him as a partner. Thank you O.

So, back to the subject.

If you have any creative skills and you like challenges – check the designers web site and search for the contests.

Today I finished and submitted another contest. The theme was an illustration for educational book.

They wanted illustration, b/w on putting a 7-year-old to bed.

I drew this:

You Got This

Childhood memories. Drawing on kids back, talking about nice things and having warmth good night moment.

It is one of my favorite moments – sitting on my daughter’s M. bed or laying with my six year old partner’s son Z.  and drawing on their back, talking, laughing and petting them. I hope that those nice moments will push them out of difficult days in life and that they will always know how love can be shown, given and taken through simple touch.

Or, there is another version of the same theme:

Susie to bed

Bed time. Talking, imagining, precious mom – daughter moments.

There are rules about how to draw fashion illustrations but following rules is not always best option.

fashion figure drawing

Next drawing is – Idila. The title fits perfectly to the theme and the technique is pencil on paper.

I did different kind of drawings, from croquies to studies: figures, trees, background.

Representing oppositions: active and passive,

nature and architecture,

young and old,

traditional and contemporary,

fruiting and planting.

Idila - pencil drawing

This drawing was made for the contest on 99designs.com

It is a pleasure to draw. To be more precise, it is a need.

Simple traditional tools, like a pen on plain paper requires a peaceful hand, patience and practice.

Human body in yoga position asana or in a series, sequences built for beginners in yoga were my main themes while my students, wanted something more from the yoga – class. So I offered those sequences to them in first and then to everybody else, interested in body exercise. More about yoga on this blog.

Graphic novel is a big chapter I opened recently. More than just characters in graphic novels there is all new world of rules to discover. Or to invent.

Lower drawing is both a cartoon character and an illustration of yoga – asana named: supta badha konasana :

Iva Boras illustrations yoga drawings

Relax and let your hips open and stretch.



Another pencil drawing of character sitting comfortably in a badhakonasana or butterfly pose:

Pencil drawing

Badhakonasana or butterfly yoga pose.


Lower illustration is entitled DECIPHER

The theme is love.

The technique is pencil on paper.

graphic novel style

Pencil on paper. Love testament. No decoration. Minimalism.


Pencil on paper. Love testament. No decoration. Minimalism.


And just one more drawing from the designer page I mentioned before:

A MASCOT : Ally the alligator

Ally was made for the client who’s job is to dive in dangerous areas where the alligators are.

The mascot applies to clients business card.

Iva Boras illustrations / logo

Pencil on paper

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