Monday, March 31, 2014

The finished industrial R

Yay, this one is finished, now just the J is missing :)

 xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The cool granny and the shy freckled girl

Sorry about the silence yesterday! I felt like I was getting sick, so I went straight to bed when I went home :O
I've decided that I'm going to keep on doing these until I get tired by the way. They are freakin awesome :D
xoxo Alex

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Character Drawings

These are so fun! :D If you have any ideas about what characters I should do-comment below! ;)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Humpback Whale experiments

I was missing the color on this blog a little so I crammed out my aquarelle colors and did some experiments with humpback whales :) This was the only usable one but I really like it ;)
The colors on the pic are horrible again sadly. I really have to find out how to use our scanner XD
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Banner-finished piece

I promised you the finished piece, so here it is.  I'm just going to say now, that you should be prepared for some news at the beginning of April :D
I had it scanned professionally so the quality is, unlike the photos before, awesome. :D

I like especially how the polar bear turned out, he's quite a cutie ;)
xoxo Alex

Monday, March 24, 2014

An industrial R

We're doodling our intials at drawing class at the moment. It is really cool, evnen though I abandoned my usual approach to doodling (starting bottom left and going with the flow :D) but actually made a plan first. I think this might be good! We'll see next Monday what'll happen! :)
The banner is finished by the way :D I'm just going to get it scanned tomorrow, so tomorrow you'll see what happened!
xoxo Alex

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Banner

Tomorrow it will be (and have to be XD) finished!
I still have one little ingenius idea that is still missing so we'll see what happens :D
I'm not sure what I should do about the empty space between the ship and the group of people though, maybe I'll add more people,or do you think I should put add more colored strips?
xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Banner

It is slowly slowly coming together <3
Added some people today :D

Now we only need the bicycles and more of the trees & stuff :D and I'm planning to go over the trees again with ball point pen :)
xoxo Alex

Friday, March 21, 2014

Polar bear & trawler

I was just drawing and drawing today and then at somepoint I noticed-it's already quite late, maybe I should post something! ;)
Here you can see what I did with the collage part :D I need your expertise though-for all the people in this pic, do you think I should do them in ball point pen as well or kind of collage-ish as well? or as blocks in a bright color? I'm really not sure...Let me know what you think! <3
xoxo Alex

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Baby-Gorilla

Say hi to the baby gorilla! He must be quite young so the typical shape of the head of gorillas is missing- He kinda looks like a normal monkey (not that I know very much about animals XD) He's cute though, so he can stay :D
Changed the bottom corner again by the way, you'll see what happened tomorrow I hope :D
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Panda

My huge mess on my desk produced a panda and a part of the trees ;) He's a cutie!
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Progress with the Banner

Refining the intial sketch is now done, tomorrow is time to start with the real deal! :)
xoxo Alex

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dragon Actionfigure continued

This is turning out to be quite a longterm commitment :D I like it, but I'm dying :O
I could kill myself because of the stick thing though...XD
xoxo Alex

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Parkleuchten

Some photos I shot visiting this year's 'Parkleuchten'. They install hundreds of lights in this park, so that the whole area is glowing. It is pretty awesome...

xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Doodles

Just some doodles for a birthday card! :D
xoxo Alex

Friday, March 14, 2014

Floyd

I have had a lot of pics of Salsa lately, but let's not forget-there is a nother über cute cat :D
I'm in love with this picture...:)
xoxo Alex

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tree experiments

A little breakthrough today :D I know now where each the elements are going to be and how I will connect them. Trees are going to be my glue ;)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Banner Initial Sketch

So um, I did an initial sketch today. It took 45 minutes.
So I started off with a mind map of what I wanted to get in, then I searched for some reference photos (which was hard) until I had my basic elements and then it took about 20min to work out this setting plan. Yes, I had to manipulate the photo quite a bit so you can see something, the pencil lines are quite faint.
I still can't believe this took so long. I kind of like the way it turned out though :D I wonder what this will look like in big ;)
I haven't figured out what materials I want the elements to be. I kind of want to do a collage, but I'm not sure how I'm going to do that :D
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I'm not sure whether I want to switch the bear at the bottom and thise people with the sign. I bothers me a little that the bear is right in the middle, but Something has to be in the middle. This is hard :O
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

600 Posts! :D Trawler

Welll-there you have it. This trawler marks the 600th post on this blog. Can't quite believe it-but here we go! :D
This is actually preparation for a bigger piece I'm doing, but I liked what it looked like on its own so I decided I would kind of finish it :)
xoxo Alex

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dragon

Just realised-we're at 599 posts! Can you believe that? :D Tomorrow we have 600 hundred posts!
But today, I have this action figure dragon drawing for you. It is ball-point pen again (I've missed you! :D)
Can't really imagine what this'll look like when it is finished, it will still take a lot of time I'm sure though...
Anyway, enjoy you evening :)
xoxo Alex

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sketches

I'm so sorry, I just have some not very spectacular sketches for you today. I have an exam tomorrow and I'm quite pressed for time, so I hope you'll forgive me!
Exams are over for a little while starting tomorrow though, so then you can look forward to some better stuff on here again :)
xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Baker

First of all, I'd like to apologize for not posting yesterday. It was a long day, I was getting sick and needed sleep desperately-the post would have been very good anyway.
Buuuuuut, today I have the finished baker for you! ;)
I'm not satisfied with all parts of the illustration, but I think that it is quite okay for being completely from the top of my head ;)
Oh and I'm so excited to start illustrating for WWF ;) More updates on that soon!
xoxo Alex

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Baker

I made brownies today :D They can be pretty inspiring, I tell you! :D
but nooo, she is not showing her middle finger, she dipped it into the dough to test, wehther it all tastes good! XD
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thinking dude

I discovered a pretty cool method today :D I did a few 60sec sketches in of people in class today and then tried to make a full illustration of one I liked. I  think I'll do that more often from now on, it's really fun and it takes the pressure off for making the sketches really good!
It's so horrible though. When I see these drawings which are basically from imagination, I'm never happy with them, there's always stuff I could have done a lot better-and they are basically just simple line drawings. I really want to keep this going in order for them to get better, so bear with me a little bit :D Hopefully they will improve! :)
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Character Sketches-Cool Girl

The photo sucks, but I really like this drawing. I had to check the mirror a lot, but otherwise this whole character is purely imagination :D I really like this direction, it is a lot more time-consuming but also a great deal more satisfying than just copying from photos. 
xoxo Alex

Monday, March 3, 2014

Granny in the Armchair

So I was just doodling around after finishing the paperbag from last week at drawing class today and this granny popped out :D I don't know, I'm always a lot more proud of drawings from the top of my head than off stuff that is copyied from somewhere ;)
I really want to carry on doing these kind of illustrations from the top of my head, I feel like I'm actually going somewhere with those opposed to with drawings that are just copyied from sowhere! 
xoxo Alex

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cheeky Princess

A quick sketch that turned out to be surprisingly effective. She is so cheeky, I like it ;)
xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Salsa

My awesomest and most loyal model ;) The packaging we had lying around got her a little excited I'm afraid...:D

xoxo Alex

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