Poems

Respite (A Poem by Jan Decena)

"It is like we live in these glass, airless, bottles, Like remembering the cold rain the day before the storm, Like feeling the ice all over from sunrise to sunset, Like your feet are wet all the time And you are so very tired of it. That respite from dawn until the sun is above… Continue reading Respite (A Poem by Jan Decena)

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Art and Illustration

Canon Guy [Character Design] (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

It has been a while but here it is! My fourth instalment of my character designs. And I hoped improvement shows with this one. I was going to make him wear a cot with retro flowers but I think I also quite like the abstract design. #1 of my Character Design series: The Girl with A… Continue reading Canon Guy [Character Design] (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

Stories - Amsterdam Series

Amsterdam II: Vondelpark: The Greatest Kingdom of All [Part 1](A Story by Jan Decena)

The Kingdom of Vondelpark woke up to a rising sun peeking through clouds up above. Its rays flirted with the leaves on the old trees, bewitched the waters of the little stream, and kissed the sleeping Princess awake in her cosy hole. Her little arms stretch and her dainty feet kicked off the dried leaves that… Continue reading Amsterdam II: Vondelpark: The Greatest Kingdom of All [Part 1](A Story by Jan Decena)

Art and Illustration

Fairy Series – Pond Fairy (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

She liked to float upon the freshwater and imagine that she was in the skies. Her translucent body  made her hard to to be found even when she floats with no watercolour lilies to hide her. But when she jump, somersault, and open up her fin-like wings, boy! When would you ever see something more… Continue reading Fairy Series – Pond Fairy (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

Stories - London Series

London III: Adventure in Kensington Gardens [Part I] (A Story by Jan Decena)

Rufus was having so much great time with his boy in The Park. He had been there many times before with his boy and he enjoyed its very large spaces to run around, and very lush bushes to sniff and mark (he could not help doing the latter - those bushes were just too good!).… Continue reading London III: Adventure in Kensington Gardens [Part I] (A Story by Jan Decena)

Art and Illustration

Primo Razor [Character Design] (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

On this next instalment of my character design, as you can see I have decided on a male figure this time. I thought that I might as well give myself a little bit of a challenge as I tend to avoid drawing male figures because of this problem that I have giving them too 'feminine… Continue reading Primo Razor [Character Design] (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

Art and Illustration

Lollipop Blade [Character Design] (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

So here is the second art for my series of character designs and, unlike the previous one, this one actually got colour! Perfections still needed but I hope that I am getting there! (Just noticed that one arm is longer than the other... Oh well.) Made in Autodesk Sketchbook and in my Microsoft Surfacebook. #1… Continue reading Lollipop Blade [Character Design] (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

Stories - Prague Series

Prague III: Sun Paintings by Charles Bridge [Part 2] (A Story by Jan Decena)

Amy Bristow whole-heartedly believe that she was not avoiding her mother. It was true that her mother had been ringing her non-stop, even through the mostly unused telephone installed in Amy's apartment. Her mother would have to stick with e-mails sooner or later - international calls were not cheap. It rang again when Amy was ready… Continue reading Prague III: Sun Paintings by Charles Bridge [Part 2] (A Story by Jan Decena)

Art and Illustration

The Girl with A Gun [Character Design] (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

So, I am trying something a but new here and to utilise Autodesk Sketchbook on manga/comic book style art. I think I am pretty successful here although there are still uneven lines. Still working on those, I suppose. Follow me shenanigans on Twitter: Jan_Decena Follow me shenanigans on Instagram: jan_decena Follow me shenanigans on Facebook:… Continue reading The Girl with A Gun [Character Design] (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

Stories - London Series

London II: The Ghost in Trafalgar Square [Part 1] (A Story by Jan Decena)

James would see him every time he wandered in The National Gallery and his bright green eyes stood him apart from the rest of the crowd. He was wearing a white shirt that was tattered at the edges, torn faded jeans with holes, and no shoes to protect his tired and cracked feet. He was… Continue reading London II: The Ghost in Trafalgar Square [Part 1] (A Story by Jan Decena)

Art and Illustration

Lion Number 4 (A Traditional Painting by Jan Decena)

This painting is nothing new. In fact, I painted this around three to four years ago? But I think this is one of my proudest painting and re-ignited my love for painting lions. Lions are my favourite animals after all. Now, why is it called Lion Number 4? Well, this is because it is part… Continue reading Lion Number 4 (A Traditional Painting by Jan Decena)

Stories - Prague Series

Prague II: These Little Broken Drawings (a Story by Jan Decena)

I stood in the middle of this calm, cold room, as if I was alone and everything was so quite despite the thunder of steps surrounding me. They were white noise, muffled, but the names that were embedded in black and in red screamed at me. My hands shook and my eyes stung. I was that… Continue reading Prague II: These Little Broken Drawings (a Story by Jan Decena)

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Fairy Series – Garden Fairy (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

She was an elusive one, even in the smallest of spaces and the tightest of corners. Even when you look with the most powerful glasses, she still manage to evade and vanish with her brightly coloured wings in between the short grass, the pink lilies, and the tall foxgloves in your backyard. If you blink,… Continue reading Fairy Series – Garden Fairy (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

Stories - Amsterdam Series

Amsterdam I: The Bloemenmarkt Cactus (A Story by Jan Decena)

Bloemenmarkt was colourful yet again with its tulips, its lilies, and its odd plants of all sorts. However, there was this little cactus, in this little spot, that Little Alma really wanted to buy. It got pretty pink flowers and was placed in a shiny pot with painted horses on them. Little Alma very much wanted… Continue reading Amsterdam I: The Bloemenmarkt Cactus (A Story by Jan Decena)

Art and Illustration · Stories - London Series

On that Bench in Hampstead Heath (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

This is another sketch from my Autodesk Sketchbook, featuring the bench in Hampstead Heath and a scene from my short story, "London I: On that Bench in Hampstead Heath". It was a very quick illustration and I was just testing the pro version of the Autodesk Sketchook. So far, so good in my opinion. (Mind you,… Continue reading On that Bench in Hampstead Heath (A Digital Illustration by Jan Decena)

Stories - Prague Series

Prague I: Sun Paintings by Charles Bridge [Part 1] (A Story by Jan Decena)

Amy Bristow was often known as someone who did things by halves. So when she was pressured to go to Singapore to pursue a high-paying teaching opportunity that her own mother found for her, she instead went to Czechia to work in Human Resources for an international school. Her mother had been ambivalent about the… Continue reading Prague I: Sun Paintings by Charles Bridge [Part 1] (A Story by Jan Decena)

Stories - London Series

London I: On that Bench in Hampstead Heath (A Story by Jan Decena)

It was rare for John Abel Wiśniewski to leave out of his office early in Canary Wharf, London. But there were too many shouting, too many reprimands, and too many weeping clients than he could deal with in a day-to-day basis. Therefore he left his work early, packed his briefcase, took the tube and bus, then… Continue reading London I: On that Bench in Hampstead Heath (A Story by Jan Decena)