Bola Onayemi

Bola Onayemi

Digital Art

These are a collection of images and sketches I produced while tinkering around with the iPhone. Some of the images were sketched using the ArtStudio app and then subsequently touched up in Photoshop; others were created only using ArtStudio and only using the iPhone. Pixel art was created using Dots, a pixel art app; animated gifs were created using the Animation Creator app, uploaded to YouTube, then converted to gif images.

“Final Mission: FALLING in Love (2016) – Entry for a monthly illustration contest called “Jazza’s Challenge of the Month”. The image was originally sketched using Adobe Photoshop but all the layering and coloring was added using iPhone ArtStudio app. 25 hours to complete.

“Gadgets” (2015) – Interim book cover for a young adult series I am writing. The entire image was completed entirely with the iPhone ArtStudio App; 10 hours to complete.

“Ring of Flame, Ring of Deception” (2015) – Action sketch for an adventure style game I am designing. Here I was trying to build an image from solid colors overlaid with line and lighting effects. Completed entirely using iPhone ArtStudio app; 12 hours to complete.

“Finger Fire” (2016) – Test animation created entirely with the iPhone Animation Creator app then converted into to a GIF; 11 hours to complete. The sound effects can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb1JYJBvgjw

“Nori, Mystic Ninja” (2014) – A character I created for an adventure style game I am designing; the entire image was created using Dots, a pixel art app that lets you create images one pixel at a time; 2 hours to complete.

“Get the Cookie” (2016) – Conceptual character I designed for a client of mine. The objective was to represent the character from different viewpoints while also communicating what the character was thinking (without using dialogue); I sketched the character in Photoshop then recreated the central image in Illustrator; 7 hours to complete.

“Get the Cookie” (2016) – Conceptual character I designed for a client of mine. The objective was to represent the character from different viewpoints while also communicating what the character was thinking (without using dialogue); I sketched the character in Photoshop then recreated the central image in Illustrator; 7 hours to complete.

'‘Road Block’' (2007): Trying out various tools in Adobe Photoshop (masking tool, selection tool, and the clone stamp for the shadows); the lighting on my class instructor’s jeans looked like it would work well with a photo I once took of a suburb in beautiful Hawaii, so I used Photoshop to combine both images and create a ‘road block’ situation. The ‘detour’ sign was added to get the point across; 5 hours to complete.

“Grida” (2015) – A mythological character I created for an adventure style game I am designing; the character had to appear combat ready (and capable of defeating great warriors with her bare hands) without losing her matronly characteristics; sketched by hand and recreated in Adobe Photoshop; 8.5 hours to complete.


  • For iPhone Creations

  • Type ArtStudio, iPhone, Animation Creator, Graphics, Design, Conceptual, Digital Art, Photoshop

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