May 13 2011

10 Artists Portraits in Newspaper Collage

Posted by Knonie

Following portraits of various artists are created by Ayaz Jokhio, an artist graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.

Medium: Paper-collage on MDF
Size: 22.86 x 30.48 cm / 9 x 12 inches

To view other work by this artist Ayaz Jokhio, visit the official Facebook page.


Feb 15 2011

Ghalib’s Urdu verses in decorative calligraphy

Posted by Knonie

On the death anniversary of the renowned Urdu/Persian poet Mirza Assad Ullah Khan Ghalib, today, i.e. 15th February, I’m displaying the scanned images of the hand-made artworks I did few years back using the poetry verses of Ghalib.

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Dec 17 2010

Have you ever seen such beautiful and tiny books?

Posted by Knonie

Hasnat Mehmood, a renowned artist from NCA, Lahore, has exhibited his latest series of work last month. His exhibition titled Who is afraid of theorywas held in Poppy Seed Gallery, Karachi, from November 13 – November 20, 2010.

That collection contained books of small sizes [3 x 2.5 x 1/5 inches approx]. The binding of these books are done using the same techniques as old-fashoned books. Their outer covers are further adorned with the cuttings from actual currency notes of Pakistan and United States. [Rs. 5, 10, 100, 500 are used apart from $1].

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Nov 15 2010

“I love Drawing” – Three digitally edited photos

Posted by Knonie

Displayed below are the three digitally edited self-portraits that I recently did.
[Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended and Wacom Bamboo Tablet on Macbook]

Knonie Drawing 01

Knonie Drawing 01

Knonie Drawing 02

Knonie Drawing 02

Knonie Drawing 03

Knonie Drawing 03

[The script on third picture says “I’m fond of drawing since childhood” in Urdu]


Nov 9 2010

Iqbal’s verses in decorated hand-painted calligraphy

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On this 133rd birth anniversary of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, I’m sharing some of my hand-painted calligraphic works I did few years back. Urdu verses by Iqbal are painted in different decorative writing styles. I have used various mediums for creating these artworks.

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Oct 29 2010

10 Musicians Portraits in Newspaper Collage

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Following portraits of various Musicans are created by Ayaz Jokhio, an artist graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.


Medium: Paper-collage on MDF
Size: 22.86 x 30.48 cm / 9 x 12 inches

To view other work by this artist Ayaz Jokhio, visit the official Facebook page.


Oct 26 2010

Simple Structures built with Lego Bricks

Posted by Knonie

Most of us are familiar with Lego, those small bricks available in various sizes and shapes. People usually play it during their childhood while some continue using it even as adults.

Lego Structure

Personally I love playing with plain Lego bricks sometimes, as somehow it increases your creative abilities. And my friend Sheikh Zahid was kind enough to send me my first ever Lego pack containing 450 assorted bricks.

Lego Structure

Here are some of the photos I took after making some small Geometrical structures with Lego bricks. [Click thumbnail to view larger version]


Lego is fun. Isn’t it? 😉


Oct 25 2010

How Photoshop changed my Life- A short movie

Posted by Knonie

Photoshop has been inspiring the creative designers throughout the world since 2 decades. In a recent celebration of the 20th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe provided its user creative freedom to show how Photoshop colors their world. Here is a short film by a creative team showing how Photoshop changed their life.

I Have PSD from Hyperakt on Vimeo.

“I have PSD” made with love by Hyperakt and friends.

Photoshop dexterity (PSD) is a skillset acquired by proficient users of Adobe Photoshop, the world’s most ubiquitous digital tool for creating visual ideas. Qualities of PSD include supernatural powers of imagination and an overwhelming desire to constantly make the world more beautiful. PSD affects people from different walks of life. In fact, there is a high probability that you have PSD.

Official site of the creative team: http://www.ihavepsd.com/


Oct 25 2010

A “Gooner” Tee that I designed and painted

Posted by Knonie

I wanted to present a Tee to my friend on his birthday, and since he’s more into Soccer supporting Arsenal-The Gunners, I thought I should make some design related to that. I selected the word “Gooner” for my design. Just in case you don’t know, the supporters and fans of Arsenal Football Club are called “Gooner“.

This is the initial Photoshop version of the design:

Gooner- Photoshop Design

Here’s the finished painted Tee:

Gooner Tee, Hand painted

And the print from another angle to show details:

Gooner Tee, Hand painted

I used white fabric-paint to paint this, and the real Copper powder is then sprinkled over it when it was wet, making those metal particles to stick and giving a grungy textured look.


Sep 30 2010

10 Actors Portraits in Newspaper Collage

Posted by Knonie

Following portraits of various movie actors are created by Ayaz Jokhio, an artist graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.


Medium: Paper-collage on MDF
Size: 22.86 x 30.48 cm / 9 x 12 inches

To view other work by this artist Ayaz Jokhio, visit the official Facebook page.