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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MISFITS UNITE - A collection Of Pencil Drawings

It has been a little while between drinks for us here in IMOK Land, but we are happy to announce that we will be showing some brand new pencil & graphite drawings at the Melbourne Art & Design Pop Up Market in Prahran on Saturday November 5th.


You will get to view and/or purchase the original A3 size drawings framed. Titled "Misfits Unite" the drawings are twisted, disturbed and sometimes cute characters that come from our creative minds. Each drawing tells a story...but it is one that the viewer will have to determine all on their own.



These are just a sneak peek of our collection.






Stay tuned for the release of a limited edition Iphone 4 cover featuring one of these designs.

Can't wait to share what we have created with you :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Sookie Chronicles....the latest installment

We last left Sookie and her brave adventurers searching for The Magic Chicken Balloons that they were certain had been taken by the evil Lock Monster King Crostosti... do they come across this precious possession?












Will Duffly ever be able to speak again? You wont have to wait too long to find out!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Sookie Chronicles....the next installment

Hello followers,

We last left Sookie and her friends looking for something they had lost, the missing "thing" lead them to the Waters of Lock. Armed with belief in themselves and true courage, their journey continues today....











TO BE CONTINUED....

What do you think the Chicken Balloons are and what do they mean?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sookie Chronicles. The Story begins...

Welcome to the very first look at our latest artist journey, The Sookie Chronicles. With the painting of this series a story seemed to unfold before our very eyes. So we decided to create a comic of sorts, this is going to be revealed over the coming weeks so please check back each week to get the next installment. ENJOY........









TO BE CONTINUED......


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sneak Peek in IMOK Art Licensing Designs

Hi All,

We hope you had a wonderful Easter break with family, friends and lots of chocolate!!

With many changes on the horizon for IMOK something we have secretly been working on over the break and for months & months is crockery designs. We have always wanted to see our designs come to life on many different mediums and this is definitely one of them!

Our portfolio is really coming together, filled with plates, cups, mugs, bowls, napkins, wrapping paper, cards, pens, skateboards, vinyl toys and more. With so much happening we wanted to share just a tiny peek into what we have in store for the world.

Here are a few polariods of our exciting designs. We truly hope you like them and can't wait to reveal more in the coming weeks......

Watch this space!! x x x



Girl Swirl Set, IMOK copyright 2011

It's Tea Time Teapot. IMOK copyright 2011

Occy Plate, IMOK copyright 2011


Bow Mug Set. IMOK copyright 2011


Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Sookie Chronicles.

Currently we are working on a series of exciting artworks. These paintings have brought up some questions that we have always faced as artists, but for the first time we have answered them in a creative way...
The question that we are talking about is, “As artists, how do we create our work?” It seems that there are two general categories that artists fall into when creating – The planned and thought out artist. This type of artist has a strategy, a plan in what they hope to achieve as their end result. The other is the organic, “just go with it” artist. This artist creates of a feeling, an instinct that starts with a small seed and unfolds through the creative journey. Nothing foretold except the seed that started the journey.

In previous experiences, both Jen and I have had to ponder the answer to that question, where we stand on how we create? Luckily, both of us fell in the same creating area – the organic artist. This theory was proven in a major way with this new series of artworks.

The starting point - ornate borders


The “Sookie Chronicles” is a story of IMOK’s main character Sookie and her alter ego in a Comic Book world. This all came about from a need to paint for no reason at all. To paint with no real outcome except the pure joy of painting with our hands again. The seed in this particular tale of organic creativity was a story book feel - Ornate boarders that frame a scene of something beautiful from on older time.

We are huge fans of the incredible artist Jeremy Fish and after devouring his book we were left with lingering thoughts of his amazing hand carved wooden frames that were custom made for one of his exhibitions. So that was a starting point, creating a boarder in wood style tones to frame some sort of scene. After that was achieved we had no idea of what to put into the frame? All we knew is that we wanted to have sepia tones to capture the antique feeling. Since this was to have no real destination for the end result, all the pressure was lifted, we could just paint! Sookie was the first to emerge, peeking out from behind the edge of the frame. But this time we gave her wings and an exciting energy! Adding familiar friends and a backdrop of a forest, we watched this story begin to take shape.

Once the first artwork was completed, we stood back to take it all in. The immediate thought that dawned on us was this felt like a door way into another world….This doorway needed shutters to frame it. Our infamous gum nuts were a perfect addition to add to the existing frame work.


The first work - Sookie

The first of the Chronicles complete



So here we were with a story that was quite literally speaking to us. The next canvas only came to concept once the first canvas was completed. Again a frame work was created and then the exact same question resulted – what do we put in there?? A villain, but of course!! In every adventure the hero must face a villain to prevail in the face of evil… Sookie would have to fight against our monster of the sea, Crostosti the Lockness monster… And once that artwork is completed we are faced with the next question, what happens next?

Crostosti the Lockness monster



As you can see from the process of this series that we are not at all planned in our process! When creating from a very pure and free place, we are organic all the way! These arethe works that have that hint of magic, a sparkle of something really special that comes from a place that we didn’t even know existed ourselves. A place deep within our souls, this is where IMOK lives J

“The Sookie Chronicles” are currently still being produced. Stay tuned to see the final story and where the exhibition will be held!


x x x


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Launching our new Website!

Starting this new year with a bang! As we mentioned in our 2010 wrap up, we have been closing our doors and going into our mad scientist mode to ensure our new website be completed for early 2011. We are pleased to report that the time has finally arrived!! Our new face of IMOK has emerged, lighter, brighter and more focused than ever. Within this exciting new site everyone can get plenty of IMOK goodness! Find out about current events on our HOME page through our easy to identify character symbols.

Meet,


Posty the Post It – he is “pinned like a tail on a donkey” to remind you of current IMOK events that you need to scribble in your diary!! What a reliable but at times silly friend.



Painty The Paintbrush – Constantly brushing through, around, up and down…. this shy little guy has a superior creative side that holds no bounds. Dripping paint from his brush hairs, he’ll be sure to not let you forget about any IMOK exhibitions coming up!!

Rickety the Rocket – Buzzing with turbo energy, Rickety has a hard time staying grounded! Wanting to shoot up into space, flying through the air at record speed – Rickety is our explosive LAUNCH rocket….! His part is telling everyone about any launches that are to do with IMOK!!



Also appearing for the first time is our very own “IMOK Shopping Cart” where you can get a variety of our merchandise. From Guys and Girls T –shirts to kids wear to prints and so on - this is a one stop shop that is a quick and easy way to get your IMOK fix! http://www.imok.com.au http://imok.bigcartel.com/


Whale Trail - Baby clothes design


Imok Baby One-piece "Whale Trail"


"Make a Wish" Unisex T-Shirt


"Oobie" Unisex T-Shirt



"Red Soon" Print

"I have a dream" Print

There has been a lot of blood sweat and tears over the past few months that has gone into building this website. We are sooo proud of the end result is and now we can finally share it with you. Thanks to all our supporters, your encouragement gives us the drive to keep going!



So please take a visit through this exciting new place we have created, play through our Painting and Graphics galleries, find out more about our commissions section, learn about the world we are looking at taking on in – “Art Licensing”…. And most importantly lose yourself in a world that is IMOK.
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