Adam Celeban - Artist, Illustrator & Designer

Welcome to the online portfolio of Adam Celeban, prize-winning artist, illustrator & designer based in Sydney. Get in touch to have something unique created for your project.

View Artworks Chalk Art.

Harry DeFaux

Harry DeFaux, Chalk Urban Art Festival, Adam Celeban 2007

7-9 September 2007 - Impermanent Chalk Art, 2x3m

On my first exhibition for the Chalk Urban Art Festival of 2007 I produced "Harry De Faux", a character that had been playing around in my head for a little while, mostly in a vibrant snappy imagined dance to Danny Kaye's Outfox the Fox, whenever I listened to it.

Harry even made an appearance in a dream as a con-artist of sorts, trying to get into some place... the details of dreams always get sketchy, but it had excellent comic value! In that dream, there also appeared a little French tortoise, who is yet to take the journey across the void between my head and paper.

For inspiration I took a little of Fred Astaire and a little of Harry Fox, the inventor of the Foxtrot and Harry DeFaux's semi-namesake.

View Illustrations Digital Painting, Character Design, Photoshop.

Office Pandamonium

Office Pandamonium - Adam Celeban 2007

14 March 2007 - Digital Painting (Photoshop). Duration: 2-3 days.

I realised that after a year at my previous job, I hadn't been drawing. Well, almost not at all. I think I remember an occasion during that year when I just had to draw something to tell myself I could still do it and the talent hadn't begun to deteriorate. Thankfully I still had it but I was rusty, and definitely out of practice.

When I described my job at to at least 3 friends, ones I hadn't seen in a while, they were all surprised that it didn't include any drawing. They all imagined me doing something where I was drawing. And to be completely honest with myself, so did I.

It seems the video games industry has had a remarkably draining effect on many other artists as well. At the surface it sounds like a dream job to "geek-out" over, but I'm not sure if it's so good when other people are more excited about your job than you are.

Anyway, I got inspired watching one of Bobby Chiu's video casts, and made a start on some digital illustration challenges with my friend, Mr Marques, where we each do a drawing concept. This, the first one is under the theme of "Panda with office supplies". This painting has been strongly influenced by the movie Office Space.