Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I feel like I gave birth to a baby. " Aidiyet " is my first mid-length film. I wish her a good, happy, full life.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

should i dream or should i go

Are we following our dreams and get lost in the sky or looking for muddy reality instead?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Circle of Life // Burak Bedikyan // Album Cover

Amazing jazz musician/piano player/compositor and dear friend Burak Bedikyan asked me to create an album cover artwork for his first album.

His album had various strong feelings and approaches throughout the 60 minutes long beautiful voyage. This is what I came up with.

The album is available on amazon, and its really good, get it :)


Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally finished it

I was on and off on this project for a pretty long time. Work, travel, this that.. they all took me away from it but I am happy that finally I can say : done

You Are Gone | BLUE MONARCH from Serkan Ertekin on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I can't upload a full size of this work, plus blogger puts a compression on the files, loosing quality big time, It is pissing me off now! Well we go with 2 detail crops

Friday, August 14, 2009


If you place a fern
under a stone
the next day it will be
nearly invisible
as if the stone has
swallowed it.

If you tuck the name of a loved one
under your tongue too long
without speaking it
it becomes blood
the little sucked-in breath of air
hiding everywhere
beneath your words.

No one sees
the fuel that feeds you.

Naomi Shihab Nye

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I made this sometime ago, it was an idea which nourished into a bigger one later on, still on it, it isn't a finished comp by any means, but wanted to put it out, too heavy for my computer.
The background is a picture I've found on flickr. Can't find it again.

Monday, December 8, 2008

wall painting

here is a couple of details and pics from the night.

Wall Painting

This was a very exciting project for me!!!
Jo and Sean, managing director and creative director, at Smoke and Mirrors (this is where I work) asked me to come up with a christmas illustration and to paint it onto 2 adjacent corner walls in our big 2nd floor area for a big party.
It was a challenge since I had not done anything at this scale before. Thanks a bunch to Kayla, Catie, Wei and Jo for their great help!! The whole process took 5 days. Approximately 11 meters by 5 meters. Acrylic.
First pic is an early photoshop illustration on top of layered wall photos, I added some other characters/things during the actual painting . The rest of the photos is from the wall, I'll post better ones soon.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

something like a gift

don't know why but just felt like giving some flowers to... whoever would like to accept it.

Monday, March 24, 2008


This is an almost two year old painting I had finished in San diego. Painted on an ikea box.

work in progress

Started this a few months ago and just today worked on it a little bit more after a long break. Hopefully it will be closer to be finished next time I post it.

Monday, March 10, 2008

dazed and confused

Rough comp/sketch.This was an idea that came to me a few nights ago. I'll work on it when I have some time hopefully this weekend.