Monday, June 30, 2014

Kids in a glass

So this is a critical work, critizing the addictive effect candy can have on children...-ish :D or maybe I'm just sick in the head, who knows...;)
Anyways, now I'm off to watch the game-good night!
xoxo Alex

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Tried something more realistic today. Didn't go too well. I'm fascinated by tentacles though, so I'll def try again! :)
xoxo Alex

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Patched Clutch DIY

So here's the thing-we have prom today and I have a rather plain dress so I wanted a really cool clutch to go with. So why not do it myself :) Here's how it was done :)

Basically it's really easy. You need a stiffer kind of fabric for the base, many squares from different pieces of fabric (I had a different fabric for each one! :D)  for the patchworky-look and another softer, silkier fabric for the inside.
Then cut your base fabric into the shape you need for you type of clutch. I went for the envelope look and just took an envelope apart to see how it was folded but it is a little problematic with the closing, so I would recommend just using a rectangle which you can then fold into thirds. Just choose any type of clutch you want and improvise on the way, I'm sure you'll come up with a solution ;)
When you have cut you base fabric, start cutting out lots of small squares (mine are 5x5cm) from the different fabrics. Cut until you have enough to fully cover the base and arrange them the way you want. Then pin them all in place.
Now comes the 'quilting' part. Just use your sewing machine to sew right over the base and the squares to keep all the patches where they are supposed to be. I went along the edges of the squares, but could just randomly go right over everything-that would look pretty cool too I bet! ;)
When you're done sewing all the squares on, cutyour inside fabric to the same shape of the base fabric and lay both on top of eachother. Make sure the sides that will be visible afterwards are facing eachother inside. Then sew right along the edges of you sandwhich, leaving only a few centimeters open. Pull the whole thing inside out and then sew along the edges one more time, tucking the edges you left out the first time inside, so they look the same as the rest.
Now you just have to sew up the edges the way you want them (if you want your stiches to be invisible from the outside, just sew by hand and make sure you needle only goes through the underlying layer of the packet) and tadaaa-here is you new awesome clutch! ;)
 What I really like about this kind of patchwork look is that I can still tell you the origin of each and every piece of fabric-some are from old bags, old trousers from my dad, some are his ties, some are my granpas ties, some are made from the scraps from my grandmothers silk works, others are scraps from dresses I've made-it kinds of sums up a lot of my life a tiny bit which I love! ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, June 27, 2014

People on the street

I had to wait before going in to the hairdresser today, so this happened ;)

Wow, this layout is innovative ;) I have skill :O
xoxo Alex

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Little boy & large reptile

So I have this idea, but I need to think it through a little (well actually) a lot more, before I can say anything :) Just enjoy the drawings ;)

I'm going to go experiment some more ;) :*
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LΓ€ra in the house!

The last part of our shooting at the vinyl lounge! :) You remember Lara right? ;) These photos are some of my favorites from that day, I hope you enjoy them too! 

I fell in love with that vinyl cover by the way, and I was so glad it suited Lara's outfit because the color didn't go well with any of the others! :)
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chris at the Vinyl Lounge

I promised more would come, so here they are! :) This the amazing Chris at the vinyl lounge-always love shooting with her <3 I tried to get the 'rock' out of her a little, but somehow it stays with her, even in a dress and heels...;)

Thanks Chris, can't wait for the next time! ;) So anyway, enjoy your night, I'm off to do some doodling :)
xoxo Alex

Monday, June 23, 2014

700 posts!

Guess what! We hit 700 posts today, which is so freakin awesome! A massive thank you to all of my dear followers, I love you and cheers to 700 more! ;)
See you tomorrow, as always! ;)
xoxo Alex

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Well guys, I'd like you all to meet my dear friend and awesome model Nicoletta :) Didn't the pics turn out great?
I'm getting a little more ambitious regarding my editing, I hope you'll notice :P
I've been wanting to try the vignette thing for quite a while-never really worked out though, until now :) I like the way it is now :)

Thanks for the shoot, it was great fun! Hope we can do it again sometime! :)
xoxo Alex

Saturday, June 21, 2014


I'll hopefully have a few 'schmakkerls' for you the next few days! :) We did a little shoot in the Vinyl Lounge in Essen-the place is dope and my models as well! I haven't quite figured out how I want to edit them yet, so stay tuned! ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, June 20, 2014

Waiting Room

Anyone recognize the place? ;) Spent a lot of time there today, but I'm proud to say-never again! :D
We're nearing the 700 posts mark by the way-any suggestions on what we should do to celebrate? ;)
xoxo Alex

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Child Experiments

Slowly getting a little closer to where I want to be, but not quite there yet :)
Good night!
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Emo girl

So I did a ton of these but none of them turned out that great...I don't know, I still haven't found the way I want to draw the kids yet...
xoxo Alex

Monday, June 16, 2014


I have a little creepy project planned, where I need to draw a lot of children's heads...So I'm practising! ;)
It's harder than I though-kids have weird headshapes...:O
xoxo Alex

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Black and white kid

Still trying stuff out. I apologize for all these rather improvised posts lately, I'm working multiple projects and studying fro my last exam so please be patient :)
xoxo Alex

Friday, June 13, 2014

Finish window

There are days when you're tired and Not in the mood and you want to go to sleep. That's the Kind of Day it is for me right now, so here's an old sketch of this window in finland :-)
Xoxo Alex

Thursday, June 12, 2014


So I'm going to be drawing quite a few kids for my next project I'm afraid ;) It's going to be a little weird, but cool, so you'll see!

And because it's difficult to stay an topic-here's a man too ;)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brain juice

So my brain was spitting out some interesting faces this evening. I'm kind of worried that if I only keep drawing faces I won't practise the anatomy of all the other bodyparts enough but I guess then I shouldn't cut back on faces but just darw the other stuff as well....:D
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


I promised two today, to make up for yesterday ;) I really like him, he has really got that illustrated, from the hand, spontanious kind of feel that I've been trying to achieve for quite a while now...And he is kind of cartonish ;)
Reminds me of Alice in wonderland...
xoxo Alex


This is really small and kind of rough actually, but I still like it ;)
xoxo Alex

Monday, June 9, 2014


I'm a little late, I know-sorry about that :) But here it is, the deer-I'm playing around with different mediums a little bit at the moemnt. I'm trying to find something, but I can't decide what it is yet...
xoxo Ale

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fairytale Fox

Sometimes when you feel like you are not in the mood for drawing at all, the best things evolve from your lustless scribbles..I really like this fox-I really have to look into colored pencils again! ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Buddhist Struggles

This thing is freakin tiresome. You would think, well just an old statue, not that much of a deal to draw but this was a little frustrating...
Not really happy with it the way it is, but I don't know whether I have the patience to go back and change ist...
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


I have found today that drawing a mans abs (for the sake of anatomical studies of course, now don't get all excited! ;) ) is actually a quite pleasant task...
No really, I found this anatomy book for artists at a second hand bookfare I stumbled upon in Munich the other day and well, this seemed like a natural place to start :D
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Working multiple projects and travelling at the moment, so excuse my late-night sketches ;)
Good night!
xoxo Alex

Monday, June 2, 2014

Anamorphic Drawing-finished!

At times I was a little demotivated while drawing this, I admit but I think the work payed of a little bit in the end! ;)
It does kind of looks as if there was a model building on there ;)
xoxo Alex

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Because I'm happy!

Yes I like Pharrell Williams, no I was not listening to him while drawing this (it was Michael Buble's concert on youtube in fact! :D) but yes I am happy about this picture :)
So enjoy your night, I'll be here dancing to 'save the last dance for me' ;)
xoxo Alex

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