Friday, February 28, 2014

Hair Study

In hindsight, I really don't know why I chose such an utterly ugly hairstyle to do this study in. I had to force myself to finish this...
So anyway, what you do to finish the hair is simply to fill in the section. First evenly with lots of lines going the way the hair does and then you just add some where the shadows and the dark parts are :)
xoxo Alex

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hair Study

Lots of people have been asking me of how I go about drawing hair. So in the next few posts I'll explain :D
First thing I do is, I divide it into sections. Dealing with it is much either that way, you can get the proportions right and if put down a wrong line here, that's okay because you can hide it quite well later one.
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Princess-finished piece

I had to cut the mouth off. Sorrry! It was horrrriiible!
It was a great practise for improvising hair and until the mouth came the face was quite okay as well...but then...I ruined it..
aaaah weelll.
xoxo Alex

Monday, February 24, 2014

Paper Bag

New project from drawing class (haha, how can you tell?! :D). This is driving me nuts because at the beginning you're like-naaah, this looks horrible. Then you do some shading on one part and it looks freakin' awesome but by the time your done everything looks the same again-and we're back to boring. I need to figure out next week how to get some depth into this drawing, I guess you'll see what'll happen...
xoxo Alex

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Melancholic Princess

Found the picture of this really artificial looking, italian lady and with this pic I tried to make her look more a live. Not done yet, more will follow tomorrow ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, February 21, 2014


What I do at school :D :D
I'm not sure waht I still ad though-I guess my folder is quite fairytale themed by now, so if anyone has any ideas, comment! ;)
I have to say, I am a little proud of this because it was all from my head, no reference photos or anything. That is very satisfying, I have to say! ;)
xoxo Alex

Thursday, February 20, 2014


When in doubt, draw flowers! I really love magnolias because I connect so much with them from my childhood, so once in a while I still draw them :D 
Really have to do with awuarelle colors! ;)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fineliner Portraits

So a few days a go I discovered this awesome new technique of shading (Well new for me XD) and I really wanted to try it out on faces...I have come to the conclusion that I definetely need a lot more practise but then it might be pretty cool. What would you think of a character drawing series on here sometime? ;)
This was the only result I found remotely acceptable I'm afraid though.. :D
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Behind the Veil

I have to admit, I was procastinating a little with this piece but I think it is finished now :)
I hope you like it and I apologize again for the horrible picture-I really should a get large scanner sometime, these photos really get annoying...
xoxo Alex

Monday, February 17, 2014


So apparently drawing chucks is Tradition at my drawing class. I Don't really like them from the side, everyone has done that already so I tried from the front. It was a little tricky with the perspective but I Do like the way it turned out :-D
Xoxo Alex
Sorry for the shitty quality by the way-didn't have my camera with me, so I had to Do it from my phone...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Brainy Days

Sorry for this gruesome lighting. In real life it doesn't look this orange...
The lighting sucks, but it is really hard because it is so big!!
xoxo Alex

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Brainy Days

This is something I've been working on the last few days :D 
It is for this group of awesum people who are participating in this Science Competition and who need an oversized brain poster for their presentation :D
This is justed the painted base though, in the next few days I'll be going over it with this coal pencil to add more contrast and depths :D Hope this'll be good! ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, February 14, 2014


 So my lovely Christina, the first lovely person that, more or less voluntarily XD, dared to pose in front of my new lense :D Thanks for the awesome photos!

It wasn't really a photo-shoot, more like a shopping trip with a camera but I think the results are quite awesome! :D
xoxo Alex

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dangerous Teeth

I can't believe I shot this photo today. I'm probably a lot prouder than I should be, but I simply love this photo so much XD
Oh by the way, in case you are confused-this is her yawning, cats look a little different when they're angry ;)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Behind the Veil

Hands are frustrating... :D And take long...
I'm forcing myself not to rush though, I really like this pic, and I wanted to be good! ;)
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentinesday Bake Sale Poster

Getting a lot of requests lately, but don't worry, tomorrow I'll carry on with the veil ;)
It was a little hard to think of something for this though, as I can only use black and white because we don't have a color printer at school, so anything pink or red or complicated is already out of the question...
I always forget how long these posters take...
xoxo Alex

Monday, February 10, 2014


After hearing about this tricycle for so long because everyone was complaining about it after I hadn't been at drawing class for a week, it was finally my turn to swear at this thing. In real life it is actually pretty cool with the colors but I didn't know how I wanted to add them to the picture so I just decided to do it in pencil...
The legs at the back are not correct perspectivewise, but otherwise I think the proportions are quite correct I think...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Behind the Veil

Didn't get that far today unfortunately. Tomorrow will be more productive! ;)
xoxo Alex

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Gas Meter

I did a very interesting request today! :D Some of my dad's colleages apparently broke the company's record of gas sales in a week so I did a poster for them :D
You know, sometimes I do wonder what normal people do on weekends ;)
Enjoy your weekend!
xoxo Alex

Friday, February 7, 2014

Behind the Veil

I'm making progress! It is a little bit complicated because on my reference photo she is wearing a black veil, and I do not know yet, whether I really want to make it completly black, so maybe I'll darken it quite a bit afterwards...
But I do want to make it dark, because otherwise I think it looses a lot of its expression...
xoxo Alex

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Behind the veil

Very cool new project, I wonder how this will turn out ;) I am noticing a very pleasing developement that my art is strating to get bigger by the way. This is the second piece in a row that is on A3 :D I'm proud! ;)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Candy Skies

I looked out of the window this morning and this is what I saw. It is horrible, it is so candy colored, bright and stereotypical of sunrises that in a way it looks like it is way to much.

So cheesy!
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Painting Practise-Lips

Oh god. This is a little embarrassing. I think it is safe to say, that my painting skills need a practise!
xoxo Alex

Monday, February 3, 2014

Wanted: Models

So um, yes. As much as I love taking pictures of my cat, I would love to actually work with humans some time, so if you live in the area and are up for a photoshoot-contact me! :D
Meanwhile, here's another cat photo ;)
xoxo Alex

Sunday, February 2, 2014


So I'm not entirely happy with how the writing works with the drawing yet, so maybe I'll change something again....
It's quite large actually, so I'm not used to handling the composition at this scale!
xoxo Alex

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Introducing: AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 G

My new baby. I'm so proud.
So technically it is a portrait lens, but the cat was the first model that volunteered its services ;)
Now just to make sure this is clear-I'm now always searching models so if anyone needs a new profile
picture or wants a cool photo of themselves, here's you photographer! :D
xoxo Alex

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