Friday, October 29, 2010

I can't wait


I can't wait till tomorrow, it's going to be awesome!=)
Today I've been testing makeup and necklace - I am going to be a Fallen Angel. Come tomorrow :D
What are you going to be if you celebrate it? Do you live in a country where it's much celebrated? Sadly Denmark do not have any real traditions when it comes to Halloween - I'd love to hear yours.
My love and I are going to have a little party with our closest friend before attending a concert at Forbraending in DK. I am sure it will be a great night :) It's actually going to be the last party we'll have here in our old home.

Happy Halloween guys!:)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wind of change

Today's been a day filled with sunshine, a cold breeze, shopping and lots of headache at the end of the day. All in all a good day despite the last part.

My sis, her bf, niece and my mom came to Cph to shop in Ikea and I joined them. I bought the cutest little tins with stars and I found a white Christmas tree!♥ This year will be the first time we have a Christmas tree my love and I. We've wanted a less traditional tree, we could decorate with black and reddish cute stuff. I'm not a Christian really but growing up I don't remember Christmas as we didn't celebrate it for many years and I've always wanted to feel the spirit of Christmas and create my own traditions with my love and future family. The nice loving spirit I mean - not the commercial money-absorbed Christmas.

I finished this one long ago, waited over 2 months to get the courage to paint snow on with tempera instead of drawing it and in the end the result didn’t please me at all. Yay for that. Anyway, here he is finished. The model is gorgeous, very handsome and draw-able. I know - I need to draw more males.

The idea of the drawing is obvious I guess: the autumn leaves falling and the white winter taking over.

Created with colour pencils + Lana Sketching paper.
11x8 inches | 29.7x21cm

Reference from the great photographer: link
Photo used: link

Sunday, October 24, 2010

An Autumn Night


When I saw the cute photo of Robin and Selina I started drawing it right away – I just had to ^^ It’s adorable and something about the expression in Robin’s eyes and Selina’s is just perfect. I decided to go with the autumn feel and yet another moon. The drawing belongs to Robin :heart:

Robin’s photo:
link

Created with soft pastels and charcoal.
30x40cm | 12x16”

♥ Available at: link

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Close to the end Dark Love

This is the last preview before the finished drawing.

I can’t believe I got through the purple background! I think about 7-8 hours + half a colour pencil went into it and I am definitely tired or drawing purple by now.

Have a great weekend <3

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rainful Evening


This evening it's been raining so much. It's starting to get colder too... very autumn.

I just took this photo, the view to our backyard. In a little over a month the view will be slightly different, from the 4th floor :) I want to remember the nice moments we've had here and the fact that people didn't complain about the stairs. Soon it's back to the 4th ^^

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dark Love in progress


I've been working on this new piece for the past 4 days. It's going to be quite dark in both drawing style and theme. The colour theme is going to be black/white/purple. I don't use these colours together too often, thought it would be a nice change.

I'm creating her with colours pencils and Lana sketch paper.

I want it to go in line with Lost Dreams, one of my most personal drawings, as well as Dark Hope. The "checkered floor" series :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Soft Dreams Pinup


I wanted to do a very cutie cute pinup and just focus on body proportions and skin tone. I really enjoyed creating this one and am quite happy how the face turned out. It can be a little difficult when working on small faces.

Reference from private photo shoot with my model, changed up a bit. I chose this particular pose as I thought it was a bit different, loved the angle for the hands especially.

Made with colour pencils and pastels on Lana drawing paper (150g/m2).
8.2x11.7" | 21x29.7cm

Available through my shop:
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Luminance Pencils


I recently came across these colours pencils from one of my favourite brands; Caran d’Ache. Luminance Permanent colour. I have to say I love the creamy consistency of the pencil. My preferred colour pencils are Caran d‘Ache’s Supracolor watercolour pencils. The Luminance pencils are even softer than these and work great when blending with other colour pencils. I mainly work with watercolour pencils as they tend to be softer and easier to blend when used together. (I don’t use water with them though it’s possible).
The Luminance comes in a great colour range, so far I only have a couple of them due to the high price. I have pale purple tones along with the raw umber 10%, which I haven’t tried yet but imagine being perfect for lighter hair.
I strongly recommend these pencils.

I just wanted to share these with you. Have a great weekend!♥

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A bit of love


Last weekend we went to Dyrehaven (a Danish Beautiful Park). It's been such a beautiful weather in Denmark, filled with sun and it wasn't that cold either. I really like this shot of my boyfriend and I ♥

Halloween Witch


The Halloween Witch is done. Completed with colour pencils & soft pastels.
8x11 | 21x29.7cm

Happy Halloween!:)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Photoshoot



I’ve always been rather fascinated with very contrasted photography. I love when one side is very dark, fading into the lighter side; it has something interesting to me. Not to mention these types of photographs are perfect as references for charcoal artwork :)
Here’s a few photos I took today (due to me posting in the middle of the night it would be yesterday) of my friend Anja-Amanda. While the main topic was cute pinup we did a few at the window in the end. The pinups won’t be public, but the drawings based on some of the shoots will be :)

All in all I really had a wonderful weekend, with my love and with my best friend ♥

Ice Road Truckers - Deadliest Roads


Being a bit of a Ice Road Truckers fan, I had to see the new show Deadliest Roads, with Alex and Lisa. So far it's crazy, it's so different and definitely exiting. Have you see it? If not, you should :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Halloween drawing last night


Last night I stayed up really late and started a little Halloween pin-up drawing, with colour pencils. Been working on it again tonight, so far I like how it's going, it's fun using the purple and orange together. I think the drawing will be a very typical Halloween drawing but at least it's fun =)

Friday, October 8, 2010

New eraser pencil


Last week when we went shopping for art supplies I found this awesome new tool; an eraser pen in the form of a mechanical pencil. It’s probably the best buy in a long time. A few years back I had an eraser pencil, which you would sharpen like normal graphite pencils. This one has the advantage of not breaking when you try to sharpen it. I’ve only tested it briefly but so far I love it. I think it will be a perfect tool for graphite pencil drawings and I will be testing it on a drawing very soon.

The eraser pencil is from the brand Tombo, measuring 2mm in with (eraser).

Too much pink + Last time I see this

I went on with my new "autumn" design a little early as the pink blog was a little too pink, even for me. I guess a week is enough anyway :)

Yesterday we went and bought my new computer, a HP 6563sc. It has Windows 7 which means I managed to avoid Vista – yay for that. I guess it’s the last time I see this:

I have to say I loved Windows XP, it’s been so stable and great to work with. I wish I was able to keep it ^^
I’m really not good with change when it comes to my computer. I generally like to keep the old versions of everything, probably because I know everything so well after 7 years usage. Ah well, it will be good to have a computer which doesn’t freeze for 2-5 minutes at a time and can run bigger programs at the same time.

Bye bye old computer, you did well for the past 7 years =)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Moonlight


Originally I wanted to do this idea in colour, with the colours of Autumn and Halloween but I changed my mind last minute and did it in black and white instead. While it's not much Halloween I still think it got the feel of the Autumn, because of the darkness.
I am very happy to actually do this drawing as I've been searching for the right model and kitten, for over a year. I ended up using Nihrida: link as my reference as she did the perfect picture, thanks much to Nihrida ♥

Made with soft charcoal.
21x29.7cm | 8.2x11.7"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hope and Flowers


This is my second Breast Cancer Awareness drawing this years.

The drawing is dedicated to Jen who's survived breast cancer 2 times. I love the fact she started Think Pink on DA; it's for such a wonderful cause. It inspired me 4 years back to start doing my yearly drawings and sell them as prints, tubes, postcards etc to collect money for the cause. So far it's been a great success and it makes me happy as it's one of the causes I feel strongly about.

I basically wanted a serene look with a bit of vulnerability but still looking strong, with her head held high. The flowers are symbolic but I guess you can look at it and make your own thoughts.

Thanks to everyone who supports the cause ♥

Made with colour pencils and pastels on Lana drawing paper (150g/m2).
( 7.8x11.7" | 18x29.7mm)

Hope and Flowers the early stage



This is an early stage of my drawing, I always like how natural the colours look on the photographs as oppose to the scan. I wish I had a completely lifelike scanner which would be able to scan the exact colours... maybe somemeday.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New postcards available



I got home a new bunch of postcards with 4 new motives.
Borrowed Wings, Moon Angel, Best Friends and Dark Hope.
The can be seen along with the other postcards available here:
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Gift Pack Give Away



Together with the FB Zindy fansite I am giving away a free gift pack of one of my latest drawings. All you need to do is write in the comments field your name and what you like about the particular drawing. The winner will be chosen randomly by one of the admins.

To participate:
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