Unconventional Artist

"Art is sadistic and we are all masochists"
-Dew Sama

Elemental Water Qilin

Ballpoint pen, watercolors and salt on 140lb watercolor paper.

The first of the 4 classic elements: Water, Earth, Air, and as the grande finale, Fire. I will be away this weekend but I will still try to have Earth done for Friday :)

I think I have neglected to explain what a qilin is. It’s basically the chinese unicorn. A unique ox dragon hybrid.

You can watch me draw this on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9e13BN8Prw

As usual this is also on Redbubble http://www.redbubble.com/people/anilatac/works/12728640-elemental-water-qilin 

and on Fine Art America as prints :) http://fineartamerica.com/featured/elemental-water-qilin-anila-tac.html

Commissions are open if you want your own elemental beast!

~Art by Anila Taç~

Lightning Rod

White gel pen and white watercolor on black artagain paper

A horse made of nothing but potent energy.
Rearing up to touch the black sky. His wild white mane reaching up as well.
It seems as if he may be trying to attract some lighting. More power for his electrifying body.
This horse has also cleverly decided to stand in a pool of water to generate even more electricity.
Imagine the sparks that will fly when he splashes his mighty hooves back down.
All the hair on your arms will stand up during a bright flash of light.
And then…
It will all be gone, just as quick as it came.
Just like lightning.

Buy this on a shirt at Redbubble!

Buy a print on Fine Art America!

Commissions are open!

~Art by Anila Taç~


Kind of a continuation of last week’s drawing I guess you could say. May possibly become a series. The colors here are painted with nail polish.

Here are the links as usual :)

Youtube: http://youtu.be/RXo7oHWBRFk

Redbubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/anilatac/works/12677311-night-qilin

Fine Art America: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/moon-day-and-night-qilin-inversion-painting-anila-tac.html

Feel free to ask about custom drawings: http://anilatac.tumblr.com/buy

Created with ballpoint pens and nail polish in 2 hours

~Art by Anila Taç~


Not your average horse…

I was trying a new style (believe it or not, inspired by Marvel comics). I am definitely going to hone this style, and this mythical creature.

You can watch me draw this on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnV_BSsnC48

Then check out the close up on Fine Art America. http://fineartamerica.com/featured/ballpoint-pen-kirin-drawing-anila-tac.html

If you really adore it, you can buy it on a shirt at Redbubble. http://www.redbubble.com/people/anilatac/works/12636494-kirin-ballpoint-pen-drawing

Ballpoint pen, 30mins

~Art by Anila Taç~

This is a present I made for a dear friend of mine :)

Please forgive me for the low quality. I had a 1mb limit on tumblr. I highly suggest you watch this gallop cycle on youtube.



This animation has 12 hand drawn frames which I scanned and then edited in photoshop.

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson!

Black suit is like Dangerous. White suit is like Smooth criminal. Two images but only one actual drawing.

Watch me draw it on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exoap2qvHeI

Buy a shirt or phone case or bag on Redbubble!

Smooth Criminal: http://www.redbubble.com/people/anilatac/works/12548405-michael-jackson-smooth-criminal

Dangerous: http://www.redbubble.com/people/anilatac/works/12548445-michael-jackson-dangerous

Black and red ballpoint pen. Drawn in under 20 minutes.

~Art by Anila Taç~

Michael Jackson

Red ballpoint pen

Honestly not much commentary to give about this piece. It was fun to draw. I have a red and purple version coming soon!

~Art by Anila Taç~

King I

Watercolors on 140lb watercolor paper

Part one of the already later 8/8/14 Illustration Friday word “King”

The king is being a dictator D: Hopefully we shall see the other parts soon.

You can watch me paint this! I made a little hair tutorial in the annotations! I also explained how I did the double exposure.


~Art by Anila Taç~

8/15/14 Illustration Friday: Journey

Watercolors, pastels, and ballpoint pen on 140lb watercolor paper

I drew a whimsical piece where a fish and bird swap places and journey into each other’s world. How and why this happened is up to you :)

Watch me paint it on youtube!

If you truly adore it, buy a print on Fine Art America!

If you’d rather wear it, buy a shirt on Redbubble! I recommend the navy blue.

~Art by Anila Taç~


Watercolors, colored pencils, pastels

"Peace" for the 8/1/14 Illustration Friday

My thinking was fire and ice can make peace as water…

Do you see the conjoined head in the middle?

Click here to watch me paint it!

~Art by Anila Taç~