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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hibiskus


for my dear Mother's recent birthday

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge


watercolours on A5 sketching paper

digital preparation sketch:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

digital sketch dump and ew creature 'design'






The following was an activity challenge on conceptart, the given topic was "Born Bad". I paste my creature description that is required with the submission:

Concept: Wasteland Autovescer

The wasteland autovescer Nemolynx autovescus, native to almost all M-class planets of the galaxy rim, is the largest carnivorous land vertebrate to dwell stony and meager wastelands all over the planet. Particularly sparse hills and plateaus offer only very few hunting opportunities. To avoid the starving of a newborn autovescer, two cubs develop in the mother's belly, of which one is underdeveloped and not meant to grow up. The other cub, born alive with a taste for fresh blood will feast on its sibling while the mother is still licking it dry.


I think the concept is totally alright, but my execution sucks. *gets to work on it*

Friday, February 11, 2011

Covers for Comics that don't exist


I wanted to do something like this for months. I was given the chance, including the little pressure I need to finish. It was an activity assignment on conceptart.org to make a cover for every title given. Sometimes the description was more detailed like with Frankenstein or John Cotton, other titles were totally free to interpret.

In order of making:


maybe the concept with the strongest impact, because rather photographic, but I'm not pleased with my execution...



Inspired by polynesian culture, which is not so known but overall amazing. I like my font (painted, like the face) with drybrush ink on watercolour paper).



Comics are not all serious. Amy's Doll in my imagination is a twinkle-toe light reading for all ages.



I had this idea about a woman in a box office very early while doing this challenge, but all my other composition ideas included to much environment, which is one of my weakest points...



this was the hardest for me. The story takes place in the Old West after the US civil war and I'm not exactly an expert in US history, as exciting as it might be - but I simply wasn't teached it like I was teached european history. Gosh, in my school life we covered the Weimarer Republik and WWII three times. But we didn't even get into post-war German/German history, so no-one can exspect we covered anything from oversees...
anyway, the John-guy on this cover is totally drawn free hand and I'm pretty satisfied with it. Looks like a black male to me, full of strength yet a bit at loss what to do with his new-won freedom. The slaves were freed but they weren't given the same rights as white people for several more decades...

I made a wrap cover, because it adds to the mood :-P

well, I seem to be the simple type with covers... that got nooooooothing to do with my skills, nooooooooo....

Look at what the others did in this conceptart thread. Thanks!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

hand


forgot to post this one XD

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

digital stuff


skintone practise



6 poses in 60 seconds


another drsp sketch



all done in Paint Tool Sai

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Temperatures of 2010



Although I have not been posting my thermometer records last year, I still have been recording dutifully.
I even felt a little daring when preparing the graph to compare last year with 2009. As you can see, 2009 was by comparison rather bumpy with a definite drop in May and June, while 2010 was constantly rising towards the mid of July and continously dropping towards December.

I was never good with these graph thingies. And it's gotten worse with Excel2007 and not better with Excel2010, because my already lacking patience was stressed too much... I think.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

work in progress


was sadly not working out how I wanted... I really should be reading and applying tutorials and stuff...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

pencil sketches


messed up freehand sketches and drawings from paused videos and imdb movie stills




watercolour tests


on Lanaquarell grain fin, not my type of paper, but Trench gave me a scrap piece she didn't need anymore, so I could test without buying it :)