Tuesday, 14 July 2009



I've been looking through some of my sketches I've done in the past at the Natural History Museum and they got me thinking again.

It's amazing how there are pockets of life in places you never think of.

I remember watching Hayao Miyazaki's: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) and its thoughtful eco undertones of the peaceful coexistance of humans and other creatures. This piece is a sort of inspiration of Miyazaki's films.

I'ts kind of silly but I can remember how I'd associate different smells to different environments and memories. For some reason I use to think of ancient woods and forests whenever I smelt Lavender, even though lavender doesn't really grow in ancient woods! I also use to associate, and still do, The Hobbit by Tolkien with the smell of Lavender...very peculiar.


Anonymous said...

That's really nice. And Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is one of my fave movies.
Also I have fixed the comment problem on my blog.

Chetan Kumar said...

Loving the image Akbar, thats great that your keeping up the amazing work after we finished, keep going!

VyBe86 said...

duuuuuuuuuuuuude! this is wikid!!! :)

Emma Cowley said...

This is a really good image Akbar, love the way you're using light to create volume and atmosphere. Beautiful! xxx

Celine Choo said...

YEssssss!I loveee the mood!

Jennifer said...

such a clever boy!

Tigz said...

just found this little gem, what an awesome piece of work! Hope things are going well for you lovely x

ps. the verification word on this post is mulah! maybe its a sign?! lol