mandag 21. mai 2012


Art history exam is coming up in two days :( My hands get ichy when reading about art, I can't help it. Painted mr Rembrandt instead of reading about him right away I guess.

Typical master study practice, I focused on recreating the use of light and colours, trying to figure out how this handsome, old devil worked. Thanks to wikipedias art-database project, I managed to get a real good look at the sexy brush-strokes: the original

I chose to copy his last known selfportrait(allthough he looks youger in this than some earlier ones). It is said that he didn't intend for his paintings to be as dark as we see them today, the warnish he used, is said to have darkened over time.

Anyway, I think I did capture something about the painting, hopefullly the use of light, maybe the skintones? I must have done something right this time :)

PS CS5, standard brushes,
step by step images are the 4 layers used.

Egh... Back to reading thick books umder presure.

søndag 11. mars 2012

Second try

This is an elf. With traditional pixie hair. Wanted her to look like she is part of some fictional culture and society. Nothing more to say about this motif.

Progress and final. Started this in august maybe? Forgot, and now, on saturday, reworked it for another 10 hours. Ha. Not especially proud of this. Maybe I'll pick it up once again if I get some good tips...

This was not a prosess of painting but of nothing but corecting. Might have something to do with the staring the picture as a stylistic sort of thing, and ending it in trying to be "correct"

Photoshop, basic brushes and one homemade.
30-40 hours LOL snail slow

fredag 17. februar 2012

Last intense session

Last ones! The gray one is 40 min session and the yellowish one is maybe 3 hours? I didn't keep track...

When I concentrate while playing games, solving problems or drawing I don't blink. I forgot that while desperately trying to put in all the proportions correctly. Strained my eye! It hurts looking to the sides. I feel silly.

Sorry for the even more crappy snapshots than regular. The paper this time is the same, the photos look different cause i tried to do some quick balance fixes in PS.

I fell into the trap of long session=stiff figure :( Still, I feel I learned a lot this week

I hope I'll get to do some more life drawing soon. I feel a strong need for some hardcore classical training :B Maybe some boring still life again?


onsdag 15. februar 2012

MOAR life model drawing

Some of the sketches from todays session. Sort of strange, I feel a lot of progress. And I can see actual progress in the 5 second sketches. Third try(the ones in this post) has far more marks/detail compared to the first two. Feels strange because I rarely feel this sort of improvement.

Some of these done with trusty old brush pen, then I swiched to charcoal. I never use charcoal, so don't be too hard on me :]

These are 5 second, 6 minute and 12 minute sketches(all on a3 format paper). The last one(yellowish one) is done in 40 minutes (on a2 format). I still kind of suck at drawing large. Somehow painting large is easier to me while drawing is harder.

More to come on friday, after the last session! :]
Maybe something in colour tomorow?


tirsdag 14. februar 2012

Life drawing nudes

Some of the work from the last two days. Training figurative drawing tickles my brain in a lovely way. Wouldn't mind improving my skillz.

I do love life model drawing, so glad I have the opportunity atm. More to come this week!


søndag 12. februar 2012

Ye old banner

I don't really make them as banners, but that is what they are.
The old one was just a stand-in, quickly picked out from a random sketch. I figured everyone are probably heartbroken and miss the old banner very much. So here is the original unfinished study I used for it.

It's my plant, Kate, she stands next to the monitor, was fitting to paint a study of it :] Ficus Ginseng if I am correct, some sort of a bonzai tree.

A bit late to finish it now, lacks leaves in winter and has gotten somewhat taller. I'm a slow worker sometimes :]


lørdag 11. februar 2012

Ballpoint mania

This if from maybe a month ago. I love ballpoint pens. Went autistic on this one, penning in all them circles.

Yes... It is another owl. Sleeping in the morning suns delicious circle sunbeams. Circles are yummy

I think I'd like to do more pattern based image expreriments. The effect is kind of fab :]

tirsdag 7. februar 2012

some of 'em

Some doodles and characters. Someone remember one of those guys? :)

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onsdag 1. februar 2012

sketching with janne

Ramble night coffee at brukbar with pencils and waterpaint.

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søndag 22. januar 2012

making of box

Interior design isn't really my favourite thing of all. But I bought this plant, and it was lower than my former plant. I liked the way the last one looked, being tall and everything. So i desided i need a box/table thing to go under my new plant.

I've allways liked DIY better than shopping, so here is what I did.

1. Went into the horrible, dark, cold, tiny shed and got my carpenter skillz, some nails, saw and wooden plates/planks.


2. Allmost froze to death, with loads of strugling, made a box and started covering it with pages from an unwanted old book.
Made some awesome wheat glue/paste, used it decoupage style to cover the whole box with pages. (never going back to rice paste!)

3. Added some fab textured and some decorative paper to the box. Drew the owl for the front, then painted it, cut it out.

4. Made owls nest

the branch and the leaves blowing over to the other side

Miss owl and the moon behind her.

And then it was done and dry! And the plant could proudly stand a bit higher than before.

This fits really well next to my work station :]

A bit of Kimma appears in the picture. He was making pleasant backround noises of war for me, playing Battlefield during the whole process.

On another note, looking forward to be starting the IT class tomorow. That sort of skills can come in handy when one wants to make games.

Until next time! :]

fredag 20. januar 2012

Starting a new sketch-blog

Starting with a sketch or wip(not sure) from before the x-mas. Trying to figure out a visualisation for a project.

New sketch-blog! I had to face the facts that my old one was kinda creepy. And also, wordpress hasn't b
een working out for me for a year now. I've been having a lot of technical trouble for unknown reasons.

I will be posting snapshots from my phone here mostly, lost my wacom pen (very, very sad face) and the scanner isn't working atm. Got to get a portfolio website up and running for better quality image posting.

This will be used as an informal doodle/sketch and idea blog. A window into my pod, where people can observe the strugles of keeping a productive yet playfull mind.

Until next time!