Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
At this time of year you can jump into a new year without any thoughts about looking back at the old one. Or you can evaluate if you had some goals, and what happened to those goals...
Artistically I had goals, and I achieved it. But then, is was not that "high" goals. I thought about doing more art and enter some competitions, and of cause to improve. Well, as I see it, my goals are reached. BUT at the end of this year, 2008, I am going to write (!) down more and have more specific goals. That way at the end of 2009 I have a much better scale to look at. Hopefully my list of goals will keep me more concentrated, more striving and in the end of the year give me an even more rewarding feeling.
Hope you all have a fruitfull and happy year...
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Even I have not been very busy at my drawingtable for some time, I do manage to find time to do something. I am in a period of trying to paint in a looser style in watercolors. Not to change my detailed style but to experiment with new styles to add to my portfolio. I love drawing in graphite, but I also love colors. That is why I also like colored pencils, pastels and watermedia. Watercolors are the perfect media to "loosen up" with. Giving myself the opportunity to emphasize the aspect of colors in the artwork is really enjoyable. And not giving details and likeness the highest priority, even it is realism .. But still my own expression of motifs of cause... So when I have a painting I think is worth showing, I'll post it here... Untill then, happy painting to you
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
For the last period I've been working on a graphite drawing, that I intend to submit to a competition, in case it all turns out well. It shows 3 frisian horses on white background. Lots of pencilmarks I tell you :) I'll post the final drawing later in the year...
A small video of me drawing :)
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
After that last disapointment I had 20 (!) days not being at my drawingtable. Horrible for my state of mind I tell you ! I then finished the "Black Chevy" you can see in my last post and finally started a new drawing .... hopefully next time, I can post before a month from now !
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
It contains simple whimsical, imagninative drawings - hope you enjoy it
A direct link:
Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
It'll take several layers of cp and is easy to erase with a battery operated eraser. The paper has a light yellow tone compared to many other white papers.
I am drawing the whole lion, size approx. 12 x 17 inches (29,7 x 42 cm). I use FaberCastell Polychromos and Derwent Artist' colorpencils. "Performance of Power" / Male Lion.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I'll then show some steps of my pastelpainting of a German Shephard. It is on 21x30 cm Ingres paper. I took photos of this beautiful dog at a competition held by a Danish Dogmagazine, looking to find Denmarks most cute dog. I got several good photos that day as the weather was so fine. I had my own dog with me, but after standing in line a very long time, she was sooooo tired when we reached the judgdes. Still - my favorite of cause... I have included a photo of her too ;) - she is a norwegian buhund, 12 years old and named Björka.
For my painting I use both pastelpencils and hard pastels. I pay much attention to the eyes in a portrait. They have to look very lively. After this stage, I found I had to correct the left eye (our view).
I have applied some of the pastel with a brush, new technique for me.
This is how far I am now.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
"European Bison" - graphite on 8 x 10,8 inches Fabriano Disengo 4 - smooth.
The bison has been exterminated in Nature in the 1900. An effort to replace groups of the animal is still going on, and there are now wildliving bisons in eastern Europe.
I have used a technique with impressed lines.
The eye is drawn with care and detailed. Several layers builds up the iris and pupil.
Textures of the horns are defined. I've used a blender to spread graphite evenly.
Fur are made of impressed lines and graphite.
Closeup of the eye and surrounding fur.
The background are build up with pencil. No blending with other tools.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Here is a small wip of a ara in colored pencils.
I've drawn the bird using both grids and tracing. I was getting quite cross-eyed with the feathers using grids, so I checked and corrected with tracing afterwards.
I made a "grisaille" pattern with a dark-violet color, and added local-colors upon; A variaty of blue hues.
the drawing measures 10 x 20 centimetre, but it took around 12 hours to complete, due to many layers....
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I had this idea of drawing and painting motifs from the Rainforest. In this case it is from Amazonas. On the thumbnail my idea is sketched in small format. I have photos from a rainforest-zoo and ordinary zoo that I used for reference. Then I composed the view. I really wanted to show that we look at the top of the trees, hence the title : "Amazonas - The Roof".
I find the sloth a very strange and interesting animal and wanted to draw it. The parrots with their beautiful colors are painted as a pair, to balance with the larger sloth.
I underpainted with watersoluble colored pencil - dark sepia, and then layers of ordinary cp's on top. Size is 21 x 35 centimetre.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
My latest cp-drawing "Two of a Kind" - jaguars. It is 19x29 cm on mountboard. This took me 20 + hours to complete, especially the black panther includes multiple layers of color.
To show some steps of the process
I have drawn a composition made from 2 different photos from a Zoo. I draw the composition via a grid for accurracy. The whiskers are impressed.
The eyes are very important, so I paint those first. Want to achieve the glow of cats eyes, and the strong look of these particular jaguars.
Later in the process, I change the black panthers eye - so far it is true to the reference, but I like it to be more open.
I start the fur. I've made some color-tests in advance. I use strokes in fur-direction.
Building up fur...
The spotted fur is build up. It takes less layers than the black cat. It is important to make the spots look like fur, by either overlapping the lighter fur or let the lighter fur overlap the black spot.
(I am sorry about the hype, cannot seem to control it in blogspot !?!)
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