Monday, September 30, 2013

New naaame! (and more hair :D)

Isn't this exciting? :D we have a new name! I have yet to figure out how to change the URL of the blog, but at least our banner is already different! Isn't it awesome? ;) After quite some time without fashion posts I think it was time (which doesn't mean that I won't post fashion anymore! :D)
And here's some hair to celebrate this aewsome day ;)
xoxo Alex
PS: the pun in the name is intended :P

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hair experiments Work in Progress

Just my pen and tons of hair...:D
Something is worn with the proportions of her face though...ah well
xoxo Alex

Saturday, September 28, 2013

All dolled up-finished piece!

Hellooo-I'm a little late. I know... But it is done! So be happy :D
Isn't she cuuuuute!
Generally I actually like this pic, with the hair and stuff, it is kind of cool, but somethings just booother me that all I'm every going to look at are those, so I'm never going to love it ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, September 27, 2013

All dolled up numero 3

It's sloooowly getting there! The hair is done, now only the cute little dress is missing! :D
Who ever came ip with the idea of putting strawberries into children's hair-I'm not sure whether you just weird, or a genius :D BUt to draw it is is awesome! XD
xoxo Alex

Thursday, September 26, 2013

All dolled up-Work in Progress

Raaaaaaaaah-so much haaaair! And this is only the first part! :D
And I could kill myself because of the ear. My stupid pen just decided it would blob ink everywhere...grrrrr!
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dolled up girl

Something different...well not media wise, just people wise :D
I could kill myself for going in with an eraser on the left corner of the mouth...GRRR
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Driver Finished Piece!

Well this went fairly quick :D It's no masterpiece but he's cute ;)
xoxo Alex

Monday, September 23, 2013

Old Driver Work in Progress

Old people are such forgiving subjects.....:)
Isn't he adorable? :D Not done yet though! You'll kind of see why he's a driver as well! :D
xoxo Alex

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Over the shoulder-finished piece!

What'up?! I worked very hard today! well...kind of. But I have an excuse, remember!
So anyway-here you have it, the finished over the shoulder piece. Tell me what you think!

Maybe you can tell from the bag, but I went and shaded stuff with a soft pencil. Just wanted to try some new things I guess... I've had better ideas ;) I like the blue pen though! :D
xoxo Alex

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Over the shoulder (nearly done!)

Here finally, is the second part of the Loewe girl :) I tried something different today, added a little color using a blue ball point pen ;) I kind of like how it turned out-I really need to do it more often!
I think it isn't done yet, I still have to make some minor changes, like make her chin look a little less...big, and add somee more of the bag.
Thanks Christina by the way, for covering for me yesterday ;) I really needed sleep-and she saved me! ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, September 20, 2013

Takeover - Eyes

Hey guys! It's me again, Christina :)
Sadly Alex has a cold and is not capable of posting something today but I offered that I could do it, so here you go:

Currently I'm trying to improve my ability of drawing naturalistic portraits and I'm doing it step-by-step, starting with the eyes.
I drew a lot of those recently, but I decided I will just show you my two favourites:

I hope you guys like them!
Get well soon, Alex! :*

Good night, 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Over the shoulder

Isn't this girl from the Loewe ad beautiful how she non-chalantly looks over her shoulder? You can't really see much yet but I like where this is going!
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Long haired beauty

Just casually practising drawing beautiful women :D This one is from a Guess add I found this in this magazine...looking at pics like this makes me not want to cut my hair...XD
Just because a lot of people have been asking-I checked my watch today-I need about 30, 40 minutes for a drawing like this!
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Hi there!
I have something for you which is quite rare for me. Still life with colored pencils. I don't particularly like it, but it was good as an exercise, and I realised, I do not have enough patience to draw naturalistically, or see the point.
I love how that lea at the top looks a little like a scorpion tail...:D
xoxo Alex

Monday, September 16, 2013

Freckles! (Finished piece)

My first ever total watercolor portrait! What do you think?
I think it is safe to save to say that I've done better stuff, I don't particularly like her. For one I the neck looks twisted, but the shoulders aren't (I can tell you why too-the hair on the right would fall differently and I couldn'T change it anymore XD), and there is a lack of contrast...Maybe I should add some more color but I don't really want to go back and change it...
xoox Alex

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Freckles! (work in Progress)

I love freckles...on everyone but me.
Not sure if I like her or not :D
But it is the first time I actually shaded a face in watercolor, which is a very very scary undertaking. On one hand, if you use too much color, the whole thing can be ruined in just a few seconds. On the other hand watercolor is great for shading because you can make it blend incredibly well :D (unlike ballpoint pen-where you simply have lines and have to make them look like a smooth surface!
xoxo Alex

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Practising Lips in Pen

And here you go! Round 3! With the pen it is the hardest I think. It is harder to get different shades of grey and to make them kind of blend in together...frustrating sometimes! :)
But I love how they all look together!
 Enjoy your evening! ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lips in Colored Pencil

Am late today...again :D
Ah well-here's the next part of my practise series!
The colors are difficult to get by the's either pink, or red, or like pinkish with a more orangy/skin-colory weird!
xoxo Alex

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Practising lips-in pencil

Seeing that both in the pic from yesterday and in the one the one with the guy with the glasses the mouth was the weakest point in the whole picture, I decided I had to practise! Today I just did it in pencil, tomorrow I'll do some in color and on Saturday some will follow in ballpointpen! I hope my training works :D
I like the two last ones best...:D maybe the training allreadykind of worked? ;)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Okay I  have to say, maybe this sounds a dramatic, but it is true (!) that I learned a lot about myself when drawing this picture.
While drawing her, I kept having the feeling that I identified myself with her a lot. For some reason I think in that moment I felt exactly the way she does. I might even still. This is something new for me, she is different from the others. And when I realised that, I looked at the other drawings I did previously of girls like here or even here. I noticed that in a way those are the kind of girls I looked up to, the ones I try to be like. Confident, different, positive. Maybe this is how I imagine others see me. But what I realised drawing this picture, is that at the moment this is much more the person I really am. Now I agree-it sounds weird and cheesy and horrible but it's true...
I don't know, maybe it is just to me that this picture means so much and when you look at it your just like, ah-she's just the same as the others-but for me...I don't know..she is different. Special.
xoxo Alex
(you know how hard it is to press 'publish' right now?)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Uncertainty-Work in Progress

Now I do like where this is going...Just in the beginning statges so it is difficult to say what will happen though.
Is it only me, or are any of you other artists out there just doing stuff and then later tryingn to find a reason whiy it is like that? ;)
xoxo Alex

Monday, September 9, 2013

Photos from the Baltic Sea

I have to confess...I'm not quite sure where I took these...I think it was Flensburg...but I'm really not sure! Shame on me! They are from our trip to the Baltic Sea this summer though ;)

xoxo Alex

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sleeping Beauty-finished piece!

I warned you. This was an experiment. And I told you I wasn't done yet with a part of the picture. So here it is :D
So let's talk this over a little bit. So without the dude, the picture looked nice. Like the elegant good looking niceness (At least that was what I was trying to achieve..) The dude partly destoyed that and I was aware of this effect before I glued him in. But on the other hand, now that the dude is there, I feel like the picture has a message, a meaning (sorry to the guys by the way :D It is just easier to make sleeping beauties girls-the message goes both ways though! :D). There is always the risk, is adding a meaning worth making it look worse? And in this case-I decided yes. Because few people are going to remember a picture of a girl in a ballet dress lying on the ground looking...dramatic. More people will rememember it, if it has a meaning, even though it might look worse....Am I making sense? I hope so ;) Tell me what you think!
xoxo Alex
PS: I think I have to mention this-copyright and stuff-the photo of the guy is from here!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sleeping Beauty-nearly there!

She's nearly done! ;) well she is actually done, the rest of the pic isn't!
The paper isn't actually pink-it is just my lamp which made it like taht for some reason...
xoxo Alex

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sleeping Beauty

The skirt and sleeve are finally done! :D
I don't know if you noticed, but I'm using colored pencil to coor this in. I wanted to do something with colored pencils lately because one of the two friends doing the exhibition (if you haven't seen the post-scroll down and make sure you check it out! :D) with me because he does his drawings completly in colored pencil and it is pretty awesome! :D
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sleeping Beauty

Oh and I was productive today too! :)
I hope this will work :D It is an experiment!
xoxo Alex

Vernissage on Sunday! :)

My first freakin' exhibition and I must say I'm very very scared so I would love you forever if you came to support me! :) Just fyi-the Goetheschule is on Ruschenstraße 1 in Essen, Germany :) So if you're in the area-you are all invited! :D
And I'm doing it with two friends who also produce some awesome stuff, so you have to come see them too!
And for all of you people who can't make it-don't worry, I'll post photos and everything on here so you can like "virtually" be there ;)
xoxo Alex

Monday, September 2, 2013

Photos from the seaside

It's late, I know and I'm sorry ;) I still have cool pics from our trip to the seaside this summer though!

xoxo Alex

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The TV-debate: Angela Merkel

Hey guys :D So I have to confess-I'm not the post politically informed person ever, but there are some things that I think you just need to watch if you don't want to be totally ignorant of politics, like today's Television debate. Now I have to wasn't the most interesting because, well content-wise there may have been some interesting parts, but the charisma of both Steinbrück and Merkel were like below zero...I think I saw like one smile from Angie and maybe like a grim look from Steinbrück-once...but otherwise... No wonder so many people think Germans are boring ;)
don't ou love that typical, Merkel only, kind of chin shape...makes for very interesting drawings ;)
xoxo ALex

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