Life by Design
"From the start, Ismaeel’s animated character was always eager to learn. But what came out during the workshops was that he is also eager to share what he knows and feels with others. His raw passion for art and skating has inspired me to push myself harder and keep creating, no matter what.
After one of the workshops, I asked him if he had a fine-liner like the one I was using, to which he replied “Nope”. So, acting as a big brother, I said, “Take it and keep practising”. When he returned to the next workshop he was over the moon to show me what he had made with the “magic fine-liner” (as he called it), and I was completely blown away with his colourful robot creations. The ‘Life by Design’ illustration is an ode to everything I have learnt about my friend Ismaeel."
A piece inspired by Ismaeel and created by Al Luke