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Savyra

Freelance Book Illustrator, Drawer, & More

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This was one of about fifty illustrations depicting legal situations. In this case it was about a couple in the 1800s who decided to perform their own marriage and live together. They were arrested and charged. The client made animations out of various layers of each illustration, adding characters as they were mentioned in the story.
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This is a visualisation of a 1:10 model of the Swala craft invented by John Holloway and featured in two previous images. The little model is powered by two Hiller Hornet ramjets and takes off and lands on a platform atop a Tesla Model S car. It is to be secured by electromagnets. It was enormously challenging and fun to put it together.
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This was part of John Holloway's Swala project for his company Swala Aerospace Ltd. The graphic is a demo of how his invention works.
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This is a visualisation of John Holloway's Swala craft, a project by Swala Aerospace Ltd, in the UK. You can read more about his project on http://www.swalarlv.com. It is a website in progress, but the info is most interesting.
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This was one of several postcards Carllo uses as flyers. The front has an inspirational little message, and the back gives details of his prices and contact details. There are five variants; this seems to be a favourite, judging by the feedback received.
23 days ago -
Graphic Design portfolio item
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Businesscard for Carllo Gagiano (two-sided). Carllo is a holistic healer and life coach/therapist in Seapoint, Cape Town.
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A little stop-motion short film from 2010. Tallulah died too early and now lives in limbo, a small, defiant ghost who visits and revisits the scene of the tragedy on moonless nights. She is caught up in her sadness and the beauty of her sacrifice. She would do it all again. And regularly does!
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Huis Jabes is a safe house in Brackenfell, Cape Town for abused women. I had originally volunteered to do a website for them which to date has not yet been possible but I hope to get the go-ahead soon. The video, filmed in October 2010 by Adin van Ryneveld, features Adri Klindt who founded the home in response to a personal friend's dilemma which is heart-breakingly similar to so many in this country and globally.
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Video Production portfolio item
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This poster, designed for the Mozambican education ministry, was designed to remind everyone, from children, to parents, to teachers, to principals to school inspectors and district administrators, that each individual plays a part in an education system that works. Mozambique has an educational standard that they can be proud of, and they already work very hard at it in spite of almost insurmountable obstacles other than the crippling poverty many families struggle with.
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Poster Design portfolio item
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Voiceover artist and performance poet, Mo Libretto's logo needed to be about creating ripples, about sound, and speaking. The two o's in Mo Libretto resemble mouths tilting up and down, so that even if the text logo is used alone, the meaning is still there. Mo's website is very minimal and black & white so it was a refreshing challenge to work without the emotional clues that colour gives. There were many false starts, alternative routes and missteps but we got there in the end!
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Robin Castell is a well-known poet in the English 'running rhyme' tradition. He had wanted to compile this anthology two years ago, but due to the designer emigrating, the project sat unfinished. Through a friend, Paul Addington (see elsewhere on my portfolio) he found me. It has been a very interesting experience and marks the first time I've designed and produced a book. It ran to 600-odd pages, so it was good to jump into the deep end. The poems had all been exported to pdf files, and so I worked loosely according to the previous design, but with a few changes to the typeface and graphic embellishments.
23 days ago -
Book Cover Design portfolio item
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Digitised and colour enhanced charcoal drawing of male ****.
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Digitised charcoal drawing of **** male A2 poster
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Winghaven is the home of the Little Wingsters, four little angels who bring comfort to children by means of joy, skills, creativity and logic.
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A caricature of a well-known German football personality who owns a guest-house in Sea Point, where golfers from all over the world (especially Germany) are catered for.
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This is a caricature of a well-known guest-house owner in Sea Point.
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This cover was commissioned by Paul Addington, an author from Cape Town. A historical, romantic novel, the stories that make up this collection run from WWI to just after WWII. They reflect the history and personal lives of the shop owners and residents in 'Dick's Rowe', a row of seven quaint Tudor-style shops, each with living quarters above, built just after the Great War. The stories range from poignant to tragic to humorous, and the Flower Shop in the middle is the hub of all the goings-on.
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This was a caricature for a businessman involved in the supply of chairs to casinos in South Africa.
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Logo for Aspect: Body-Mind Technologies
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Graphic Design portfolio item
Paul Addington - Gave 1 kudo
Said "would you be interested in designing a cover for my novel for ebook amazon regards paul" to Savyra
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Savyra - Over 30 days ago
Hello Paul! Yes I would be delighted to discuss that with you. Please email me on studio@savyra.com and we can go into it further.

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Savyra - Over 30 days ago
Thank you for the kudo, Paul. Didn't see that straight away. :)
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Said "Working on a character for my series in development, Little Wingsters."
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James Lambert - Gave 1 kudo
Said "wishing you a super fine week, savyra!! ;o)) we got 8 inches of snow yesterday, want some?? ^-^" to Savyra
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Savyra - Over 30 days ago
Hahaha James - thank you, and for the kudos! Snow? No, thank you, not today... XD
James Lambert - Over 30 days ago
If you change your mind, my yard sale is open tuesdays also!
Savyra - Over 30 days ago
Wahahaha!!
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A training graphic done for Eskom, the power utility in South Africa, for their training materials helping their employees deal with change and transformation.
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Book Illustration
Drawing
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Screenwriting
Graphic Design
Animation
Caricature Art
Website Ad Design
Portrait Art
Comic Art
Children's Book Illustration
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About Me:
I've been specialising in illustration for the past 25 years, but also like graphic design work because a change in focus is great. Programmes I enjoy using are Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premier and Soundbooth to make ideas visible (and sometimes audible).

A new and very exciting direction for me is screenwriting. Wonderful to learn and explore something new.

Basically what I do can be summed up as giving life to ideas and all these tools are a means to a beautiful and effective end. More details and my portfolio appear on savyra.com. You can check out my latest work on my blog there.
Location
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa