Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Illustration Friday - Satellite

This week's topic at Illustration Friday is "Satellite". I didn't have time to do any fresh illustrations but I didn't want to miss out this chance to post some of my old drawings as I'm very much a "moon person" and I love the following drawings.

Here they are:

This one was illustrated for a short story of mine which was inspired after an injury I had back in 2005. The original story is in the following link but it is in Turkish...

Following illustrations are from the same short story I wrote in 2008 and it was inspired by one of my dreams (maybe a nightmare) about the bad things happening in my country (Turkey) and a lady was telling me it was about to be too late... Again you can visit following the link to see the original story but it is in Turkish...

So that's it for this week's illustraions.

Thanks for watching!

Monday, 28 June 2010

Fablamaca T-shirts Are Ready!

Finally! Where is my 10.000th visitor?!

The t-shirts that I promised for my loyal readers are finally ready. You might ask why I say "t-shirts" because the promised prize was for the 10.000th visitor only. I changed my mind. There was a comment for the post that I was looking for the 10.000th visitor, asking: 

Eddie Ferrero said... "Anything for being the 10,001st visitor Fatih? Also, do you know Gevende?"

Eddie is a good friend of mine and also my first "Couch Surfing Host". It really touched me when he asked "anything for being the 10.001st" and I thought "why not?" He will be getting a t-shirt as well as Malika the 10.000th visitor. But I don't know about Gevende, Eddie. What does Gevende mean?!

Are you curious about the t-shirts? I thought so! Thanks to Kasia ( and her brilliant idea, we took lovely pictures of them:

Malika! Eddie! If I can get the addresses, t-shirts are ready to be posted, waiting for their owners. 

The t-shirts are desinged and produced completely by me. Primark wanted to be the sponsor for the garments, so I didn't refuse them. 

As you see my dear readers. Be proud of this privilege of being a reader of Fablamaca and who knows, you might be rewarded as well!

Thanks for watching;

Friday, 25 June 2010

Illustration Friday - Paisley

This week's topic at Illustration Friday is "Paisley". Lovely and well known pattern. So I did my own design but I can't say that it's a great job. It was much better before the "green" mistake though. I'm still new in painting... 

Anyway, enjoy.

Thanks for watching;

Friday, 18 June 2010

Daha Karpuz Keseceğidik!

Fablamaca, Mothandmoth'a konuk oldu!

Fab olarak geçtiğimiz hafta değerli arkadaşım Muammer'in zevkle izlediğimiz bloğu'a konuk yazar olarak davet edilmiştim ve sağolsun kendisi benim zırvalarımı yayınlamaya değer görmüş. Mothandmoth'a konuk olmak Fablamaca ailesi için bir onurdur. "Körler, sağırlar, birbirilerini ağırlar" türü bir kültür alışverişi işte.

Fablamaca üyesi olan herkes aşağıdaki linke tıklayarak üye adı ve şifrelerini girerek yazıyı okuyabilecekler...

O ne bee?! Hemen de inanıyosunuz he! Yazı burada olmasa da halen bizim yazımızdır. Hemen gidip okuyabilirsiniz:

Gitmişken eliniz boş dönmeyin. Mothandmoth'da biraz gezinin. Sonuçta misafirliğe gidiyoruz. Bunların hepsi Google Analytics'de çıkıyo. Sonra Muammer bana "bak senden gelen bağlantılar sayfayı 8 saniye içinde terketmiş, senin okuyucu kitlesi fotoğraflara bakıp kapatıyo" diye gelmesin. Beni rezil etmeyin! Hem zaten benim yazdıklarımı okuduktan sonra oradakileri hayli hayli okursunuz diye tahmin ediyorum. Aklı başında, düzgün yazılar. Biz ailecek takip ediyoruz. Dileyenlere bir link de burada:


What about my English readers? My readers who can read English but who are not necessarilly English but more than welcome even though they are English.

Probably you're wondering what the heck is going on on Fablamaca. Let me tell you. I was invited as a guest writer in a brilliant blog ( and my short story was published there just yesterday. So I was letting you guys know that you could go and read at this address:

But there is one thing I need to warn you about: This story is in Turkish...

Anyway, I didn't forget about you. You didn't come all this way for nothing. I have something to entertain you as well:

See! I said that I had entertainment for you. I believe it also helps you to appreciate my poor English...

Thanks for coming.

Have fun,
it's the only way;

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Illustration Friday - Ripple

This week's topic in Illustration Friday is "Ripple". First I didn't know the meaning of this word but then I checked in the dictionary and on the web. Eventually this week's topic became quite inspiring for me. First time I freshly illustrated for IF and it helped me to understand what a great website and idea IF is. It can really inspire you.

Recently I'm quite into painting on a canvas (this is my second to be honest) and here it is my illustration for this week's topic. I call it "Ripple". (Surprise!)

I painted this last night after midnight although I had to go to work today. Late coming inspiration can be more pleasurable sometimes. After 2 o'clock I went to sleep happy and smiling. 

There is also a picture of the whole canvas for you:

I really like painting this 10x10cm canvases. Maybe I can go for bigger sizes soon. I'm really pleased with this one. 

I hope you enjoyed.

Hope to see you next week;

Thursday, 10 June 2010

The Tartan Trickster

The reason I publish this post is helping out an old friend. (Actually we are not friends. I just watched his show more than a few times in London and Edinburgh. Anyway.)

If you are a good follower (I know you are!) you might know, I posted a video here via YouTube, long ago. 9.October.2008, to be exact. That video was starring a marvelous street artist, a magician, a trickster, James James aka The Tartan Trickster! (Applause!)

Let's have a look at this remarkable show again:

Spectacular, isn't it? I watched many shows on streets. Do you know what the most important thing in this business is? Making people laugh! It's all about that and audience's laugh makes a show great. James obviously know that better than anyone.

Anyway, James send me a message couple days ago and asked me if I could advertise his new blog under my YouTube video. I thought "I can do better than that" and here I am. Sharing this information with you and helping an old friend.

There is the link you need to click on it:

You have to go and watch this guy live! I'm sure you can get some information on his blog about where to catch him but as I know he is a regular in Covent Garden. He says "Don't walk away. If you don't have any money, just come forward and shake my hand." But he is being too polite. After the show go forward with at least a fiver in your hand, ok?

I've done my job. The rest is yours.

Have fun,
it's the only way;

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