Friday, May 31, 2013

The cat

Okay here's a thought-why not turn the photos into illustrations :D
Am kind of running a little late so I didn't have time to rub out the pencil marks :D forgive me :D
xoxo Alex

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Germany's next topmodel (in the cat league :P)

 So while all of you people (or lot's of you anyway) are drooling of the final of Germany's Next Topmodel (but the normal one) I hereby present you the self-appointed winner of GNTM in the cat league :D

And I have to tell you-it was so funny when I took these photos because she was sitting on the living room carpet and I was lying in front of her with the camera. It was so amazing how she moved in all these different poses, started cleaning herself, twisting turning, looking into the camera, looking away, changing positions...It was simply adorable to watch and I an immense amount of pictures...She is seriously ridiculously photogenic...
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Study on hair

Hey guys...just a little study on hair :D It's beehn ages since I last used markers..I kind of like the way it turned out...but I think I'm using watercolor next time-it is much easier to blend there and make cool effects...
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spring garden

Now I'm pretty sure our garden is not a masterpiece of artficial nature (not that it is artificial in anyway-more like nature gone wild xD)but there are still some awesome flowers :P

so-what do you think all my fotography nerd friends :P
xoxo Alex

Monday, May 27, 2013

Earring ad finished piece

Yes-I still owe you the finished piece from the earring ad :D
I think it turned out quite well actually-the mouth still looks alittle fish like and I don't like how the lines on the pinkie are so hard while the others aren't but I guess you can't change that anymore :)
xoxo Alex

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Earring ad working in progress part 2

Ah yes-wasn't it obvious that some ballpoint pen would come into this :D
anyone recognize the photos this is from? It is quite famous I think... :)
xoxo Alex

Friday, May 24, 2013

Earring ad work in progress

Hi everyone :D
work in progress for you today!
no-pencil drawings are not my speciality...I wonder what I'll do about this one :)
xoxo Alex

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Awesome haircut

So partly I drew this cause of the awesome haircut...and partly I because I loved the non-chalante way she was sitting there! :)
and for a long time-this is the first non ball-point pen drawing :D
xoxo Alex

Random dooodles

Just some random doodles of an uninspired person....any ideas you people?
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Computer failure

hey guys-so sorry but my laptop is kind of being an idiot so I can't post any photos (and therefore no drawings either)...promise tomorrow there will be two! :-/

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Assorted weekend pics (aka Cat & Bonfire)

Hi there!
Well I must say I had a great photographic weekend :D

The marshmellows were great ;)
xoxo Alex

Monday, May 20, 2013

Store front-finally the finished piece!

Well this took a while :) but I'm happy to introduce-the finished store front!
xoxo Alex

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Photography Report 5 Manual focus

Hi everyone!
So today's photography report will be about the manual focus.
To be honest I can't tell you very much about it because it is different for every camera and you just have to experiment with all the settings you have. I can just tell you that it is really fun to go on experiment.
Just remember-the focus is not equal to the depth of field so if you focus on something fareaway in the picture doesn't mean you have a high depth of field, you still need the apeture setting for that ;)
So here are some of the experiments I conducted today-very much to the amusement of my family :D
Have fun! ;)
xoxo Alex

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Store front part 4

We are making progress :D now only the door is missing ;)
The photo report will be tomorrow and then I'm confident the finished piece will appear here on Monday ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, May 17, 2013

Store front part 3

Waaaaah-this is taking so looong :) I'm now done with the third window...
Only the bottom and the door to go! :D
xoxo Alex

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Whoooping 300 Posts and a store front in progress

Congrats people! We made it to 300 posts! Isn't that kind of awesome?! :D now there is only 65 days to go until we have a year worth of posts.....O.O
I can't wait until this is done-it just takes a looooong time....;)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Store front work in progress

Lots to do but I love where this is going <3
 I should defininetely work on the backs of binders more often ;)
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Adorable kid in Uniform

You guys all know how much I like uniforms :D Here's another one I saw on this adorable kid during the German Musicfestival in Chemnitz.
Isn't he cute?! :D
xoxo Alex

Monday, May 13, 2013

DIY friendship bracelet to the power of three

Hi there :) I just had to show you this friendship bracelet I made for an awesome friend whose birthday it is today <3 It took a while but I think it turned out pretty well! I hope she likes it!
xoxo Alex

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Results from yesterday-Cherry Blossoms

Having fun with the color settings on photoshop...It takes ages to make it look that way but it's definetely worth the effort! <3

Cherry blossoms...aren't they beautiful?
xoxo Alex

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Photography Report 4-The exposure triangle

Hey there :) I'm sure all of you noticed by now-the last three photography reports were all about the light in the picture-so essentially about exposure. To round this whole big topic up we have today's post.
Just a little recap of the functions of all three corners of the exposure triange-
Shutter Speed 
What it does: Determines how long the lense is exposed to light
How to use it: High shutter speed for surroundings with a lot of light and moving objects which  are supposed to be sharp on the photo.
Low shutter speed to capture a lot of light in a dark surrounding-moving objects will not be sharp.
What it does: Determines how much of the lense is exposed to light given as f/stop values
How to use it: High f/stop values for surroundings with a lot of light and a large depth of the picture.
Low f/stop values for surroundings with little light and a low depth of picture.
ISO Speed
What it does: Determines the sensitivity of the camera to light
How to use it: High ISO Speed for surroundings with very little light but high image noise.
Low ISO Speed for surroundings with a lot of light. (Basically keep it as low as possible to avoid image noise)
Using these three settings you change the amount of light that is shown on your photo. Now you can always make this amount of light the way it would be natural-some cameras (at least mine does) has like a little bar where when you change some of the settings it shows you how far away you are from the exposure that would show exactly what you see.
Sometimes it is desirable though to make you photo lighter or darker than it atually appears in real life. An example are these two photos I took at exactly the same place just after each other.

 Both of them have quite a high contrast but there is still a big difference-and that's created by just using exposure....:)
Which of the settings to change is very different but you always have to remember your priority-do you want a large depth of picture?or is a lower one okay? is your subject moving and you want it absolutely sharp?
On basically on every fancier camera you also have a shutter speed priority and apeture priority mode. Here you only change the respective setting and the camera will set the others to get the best exposure. This is very handy when you know exactly what you want to do. If not then just carry on experimenting all you'll find exactly the settings you want. :)
Have fun!
xoxo Alex

Friday, May 10, 2013

Blue Car

Okay I seriously suck at remembering the names of the cars I draw....I have no clue what kind this was...XD
It's blue and kinda old though! :D
xoxo Alex

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Random cat/dog photo compilation

Having cats which look adorable like every 4 seconds is kind of difficult...You end up with all these adorable pictures and don't know what to do with them..:D
Oh and I'll throw in an ΓΌber-cute dog just for some variety <3
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Grin finished piece

Okay-it is settled. The tattoo is watercolor and I lov ethe way it turned out :D She looks a little more devilish than the original photo from the folks over at [Extra]ordinary People (Ξ”) <3
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Grin Work in Progress Part 2

Hi guys!
Soooo-I'm sure you all want to know how the drawing from yesterday turned out...well I must confess it is still not done yet so I have another work in progress :)
What do you guys think? are the eyes to dark for the rest of the pic or is it ok like that?
And I'm not sure-should I do the tattoo on her arm in watercolors or leave the whole pic in black and white...
Hope you like it!
xoxo Alex

Monday, May 6, 2013


Just a little work in progress <3
 It looks kidn of creepy like that....XD ah well-maybe it's because I'm listening to BYOB non stop....:D
xoxo Alex

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Summer tourists

The new Free People video makes me want to cram out all that summer locked up in the back of my closet :) And I realized that I seriously need maxi skirts/dresses everything! <3
xoxo Alex

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Photography Report 3-ISO Speed

The ISO Speed is something where I always thought-"God that is much to complicated for me"...but actually what you need to know is quite simple.
I could (well actually I couldn't because I don't know that  much about it) launch into a discussion about image noise and what it does and why it occurs but then again-to take awesome photos you don't need to know. (and if you do want to know-you can find everything here)
ISO detemines the camera's sensitivity to incoming light meaning that the photo can be made lighter and darker just by changing the ISO speed. However, you will nearly never actually want to change your ISO speed settings because a higher ISO Speed will increase your image noise. It is difficult to describe what image noise actually is but if you look at these two photos you will see.
Low image Noise-low ISO-speed
High image noise-high ISO Speed
You can see it best when you look at the table on the left-it is not actually the wooden color but for some reason there are a lot of blue and yellow spots in it. This is basically the image noise and if you're not aiming for this certain affect you almost always want to avoid it.
This means that it is best to always keep your ISO-Speed as low as possible and try to achieve the desired exposure with the apeture and shutter speed settings!
I hope this was helpful! 
xoxo Alex

Friday, May 3, 2013

The ape from the Binder

Hey guys! Today's pic is actually part of the doodles in my binder :) I hope you like the ape! (Affe means monkey in German by the way!)
xoxo Alex

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Masterpiece and assorted cat photos

This is a little bit of an unusual post but I'm sure you'll enjoy it anyway.
So first of all I will featuure one of the masterpieces my brother created when he discovered is creativeness about an hour ago XD 
Can you read it? :D
Actually I think it is quite cool :P He won't tell me how he did it though! 

And then I have some assorted adorable cat pictures for you because I know you love them so much <3 (or maybe it is just me :P)
Isn't she freakin adorable?! :D (and isn't it sad that my only model is a cat? XD)
xoxo Alex

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