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I really like how this timetable turned out. My favourite parts are:
- The moon bunny on Monday. I think I’ll need a T-shirt with this motif.
- The cast bust representing my Greek Portraits class. I tried to make him look a little like Benedict Cumberbatch as BBC Sherlock.
- The towel that stands for Iconographics of Roman Art class. At first I wasn’t happy with the writing at all, so I added the ink “stains” which brought the whole thing sort of together.
- Also, the clothes line is a new way of putting in another height level that I really like. Hanging things is a way of storing I love anyway.
I also am very happy about the continuity I kept with the other timetables. There are several elements I repeated, about ten or so with each of the prior ones, sometimes with some little variations. Can you find some of them?
Someone I know who happens to be an awesome artist celebrated his birthday last week, and actually I just wanted to leave him a message on facebook, but it seemed so dull just to write what everyone else had written. So I started sketching around, just a little, spontaneous something (a mutual friend had left an awesome e-card on his wall, that’s how the idea of leaving a picture came to be anyway), and at some point it seemed to be more work to stop now than to finish it the right way.
Instead of candles in an appropriate number I used artist’s tools and sparklers (oh, and three actual candles!), and I think I rather like the idea.
I’m glad to say that he liked it. It would have been ridiculous to sendthe card via snail mail today (so he wouldn’t have the virtual version only), us living in the same town and all, but I’m lazy, and he (and his awesome wife My, congratulations again!) is on the hill, so I’m going to drop by his best friend who lives closer to my place and’ll use him as a letter box.
Long story short, I needed an envelope and have always loved to make up postage stamps. My nickname for his best friend is Unicorn Boy (not because he particularly likes unicorns or is sparkly or pastel, but because he is a unicorn, in the cool, stompy, wild medieval kind of way, save the virgins. Well, mainly because he has a bump on his forehead that is kind of horn-ish). So, actually the Angry Unicorn stamp (I bet he wouldn’t be happy to be pink) is some sort of easter egg for both of them, and I like details.
And now I’m going to take a walk and deliver some mail.
The third – and thus far last – time table was drawn in 12th grade, hence less workshop lessons and more theoretical classes. I especially loved Art History and Design History. Also, this is the only one of the time tables coloured with aquarelles.
This is the second half of 11th grade. It’s far less packed than the first one, I obviously learned from that, and it wasn’t as spontaneous as the first one, too.
Back in 11th grade I started not to simply write my time tables, no. I drew them. This is the first one of three that I drew during my time in Frankfurt. I actually tried to continue this habit I’d come to love when I moved on to university, but something always got in my way to finish the pictures. This semester I’ll try again.
I never thought this would happen one day as I was always very convinced that I was completely useless in this field of art, but actually, it’s fun!
I remember that I worked with digital colouring once – and not with such great success – until yesterday, and actually I’m rather pleased with the outcome, hitherto. The quite sad thing about this is that even though it’s still really, really in progress it already looks far more professional than my traditional works. It’s a phenomenon of our time that we deep almost every kind of digital graphics better and more refined than traditional media. The look that comes through digital work like the picture above is something one simply can’t achieve with water colours (with which I work most of the time). I’ll continue doing both, and my outlines will always be drawn analogically as I’m actually and in fact REALLY useless when it comes to my slightly old tablet (and that’s why I use mouse only).
The story behind me taking up digital work (again) is that an acquaintance – a freelance artist who mainly works in the realm of game design and RPG book illustration – of mine told me it wasn’t so hard after all after I once again complained about traditional media not having a redo button. Seemingly, he was right.
The drawing itself was supposed to help me decide what kind of Changeling character to pick for our upcoming session on Friday. I scribbled around with all the choices I had, and then started to convert the scribbly versions into real drawings with the Nocker (the kith, not the friend, who actually plays one) idea. Oh well, that’s as far as I came, ’cause then the thing above happened. But I’m proud to present you the fact that I have decided.
It’s not the Nocker.
Actually I wanted to scan the “3″ picture I used for yesterday’s anniversary post, but then the workplace-I’m-finished picture came out so well… Well, here’s the “real” thing, the scan, linked from my new deviantArt portfolio account where I put everything I think portfolio-worthy. It’s rather empty – you may now guess if I’m sort of a perfectionist or not.
By the way, my song of the day is Washington Square by The Correspondents, and the picture was drawn with indian ink and water colours on 115 g/m² sketchbook paper.
I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!
This is Orph. Her full name is Orphea, after that guy who tried to save his girlfriend from the realms of the dead.
I hate it how her arms are too thin, but I drew this one or two years ago and didn’t want to change it anymore, it wouldn’t have been right. It also seems like I lost interest in the drawing after I had the head and hair done… Weird.
The little bit of colouring was done with tea and blush.
Orph belongs to an idea I’ve put into one of the “closed” files deep in the back of my head. She actually was a vampire-hunting witch, but nowadays one can’t tell tales with vampires without being accused of idea theft, something I’m not too fond of, surprisingly. Maybe the characters will be recycled one day, maybe I’ll find a way to tell their story differently, but I don’t think so.
It’s like a peaceful parting with the idea, putting this picture on deviantArt, finally, and here. I’m usually not very good at letting things go, and I’m even worse when it comes to letting ideas go. I’m even sad when I find and read notes for projects I planned and never brought to existence and know that I’m no longer fond of this style or colour or tale. But here it all worked, without remorse, without gloom.
I think that’s a good thing.
I draw and paint mostly on Mondays. This is mainly because Scoundrel normally spends this day with his best friend – the Elfin One – and I like a day for myself once a week. I’m more productive when I’m alone.
Drawing more means more pictures I can show you, and this is exactly what I’ll do on Artwork Mondays. I won’t make it a weekly installment, I know that I can’t keep up with those. But every now and then will be possible, and it even correlates with one of my resolutions for this year.
Enough with the talking, I know you want pictures. Erm, a picture.
It’s more or less an experiment, and I noticed too late that the paper was definitely not right for water colour. I’m not entirely pleased, but I do like how the letter parts in the last panel came out. If I’m feeling like it some day I’ll draw it again, gladly I’ve got the inked-for-lightbox-sketch still.
You can see the picture full-sized here.
I don’t think I will have a decision that easy in the challenge again. It’s an otter, obviously.
The original drawing is a little darker, and I didn’t dare to ink because I feared that it could ruin the cute. Instead I used darker, stronger pencil lines than in my usual scribbly style to mock the inking streaks. I didn’t colour either, same reason as the lacking ink. The only thing I dared to do was a little colour accent with rouge (Yes, I use the real stuff, not just red colour. Maybe chalk would do, too.).
I’m actually very pleased with the outcome of this picture. I did so much better than yesterday!
Thanks for help with the motif go to Seamus, Bleu’s otter pooka from Blue Monday and TheDailyOtter.
P.S.: The Scoundrel’s comment was as follows: slightly overweight otter is slightly overweight and awfully cute ^^.
Which sums it up pretty well.