Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2013



Hi guys, today was our second day of working together. We didn't accomplish that much, because there was a lot of planning involved. But it's getting along nicely. So here is a little ball painted from life. Afterwards I tried to paint a similar ball from imagination in 5-10 minutes or so. And then I got the task to paint three additional balls with specific lightning in 5 mins out of my imagination. I needed 10, but nevertheless I never have thought I could have done it that fast anyway. So that's great! :D
And I finally found the courage to draw people on the way home, sitting in the train. I got a lot of strange looks, but it was really fun and you simple draw without thinking because you want to get it down as fast as possible because you never know when they move. Great exercise!

from life (photoshop cs5)

from memory (photoshop cs5)

from imagination; last one is the one above (photoshop cs5)

from life (graphite pencil)

from life (graphite pencil)

Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2013

Octopus baby


Today I worked from home, because I had a skype call and it wouldn't have been worth it to drive to my friend afterwards. But I did at least a little bit of drawing and painting^^

from imagination (graphite pencil + pen)

photo study of an octopus baby (photoshop cs5)

trying to understand and abstract trees (photoshop cs5)

tree painted from memory (photoshop cs5)

Dienstag, 26. Februar 2013

Shadow construction


Hi, today is the start of a new challenge. A friend and I decided to work together. Means we met tuesday to friday from around 10 o 'clock till 5 o'clock in the afternoon. I keep working on my drawing and painting skills and he on his stuff (nothing art related). Taday was really productive. Figured out how the shadow construction worked again and learned also some new stuff about it. :D

left: from imagination right: from tutorial (graphite pencil)

from imagination (graphite pencil)

from imagination (graphite pencil)

from imagination (graphite pencil)

left: from imagination right: from tutorial (graphite pencil)

top: from imagination bottom: from tutorial (graphite pencil)

Montag, 25. Februar 2013

Life drawing


Hi guys, I found the perfect start in a new week. Grab a good friend, meet in a cafe in the morning, sit down and draw what you see around you :) It was a lot of fun and I drew things I normally don't draw. Also I tried to remember how to construct shadows. But the approach isn't right. Have to do a little bit of research again :3

from life (graphite pencil)

from imagination (graphite pencil)

Sonntag, 24. Februar 2013



Tried to shade and color the octopus lady, but it looks awful. Have to do it again.

95% from imagination (photoshop cs5)

Donnerstag, 21. Februar 2013



Spend some more time on the mermaid piece and did some gestures today.

95% from imagination (photoshop cs5)

gestures (30 sec each; graphite pencil)

gestures (graphite pencil)

gestures & doodles (graphite pencil)

Sonntag, 17. Februar 2013



Today is the last day my friend is around. From tomorrow on I will have the time again to work on my portfolio & blog. Here some little concept piece. I don't know, how much is identifiable for you. But it's enough information for me on this page to turn it into a full piece when I have the time again :)

sketchbook page from imagination (pencil)

Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2013

Sketchbook page


Like I already said, not much to show this week...

sketchbook page from imagination (pencil)

Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2013

Visit of an old friend


Today arrived my best friend. We know each other since we were 4 years old :) I assume because of that there won't be much showing up here this week.

sketchbook page from imagination (pencil)

Dienstag, 12. Februar 2013

Dancing girl


I'm still working on my portfolio related blog and will do this for a while now. So not much to show. Here you have a little sketchbook page from my imagination. Really like how the dancing girl on the right turned out <3

sketchbook page (pencil)

Montag, 11. Februar 2013

New Portfolio & Blog


Today I started to work on my portfolio related blog. It's like a summary of this one. There I will present the best drawings/paintings/studies of one week work. So stay tuned for that. Link will follow as soon as it's finished. Because of that I only found time for a little perspective drawing out of my imagination and some gestures^^

sketchbook page (graphite pencil)

Sonntag, 10. Februar 2013

Learning about perspective


Today I did some gestures, a lot of perspective exercises and some clothing studies. Especially in case of the perspective exercises I learned a lot :3

gesture drawings - 30 sec each (graphite pencil)

perspective exercise (graphite pencil)

perspective exercise (graphite pencil)

perspective exercise (graphite pencil)

clothing studies (graphite pencil)

Samstag, 9. Februar 2013

Fat Jo


I tried to do some drawings from life, but my boyfriend was moving all the time, so here is the first appearance of FAT JO :D Maybe he learned from it and will hold still the next time :P The drawing in the bottom left of the first page looks much more like only his lips wrong^^

sketchbook page (graphite pencil)

Here are some more life drawings, some faces from imagination and a Tyke from Ni no kuni. For me one of the best games ever existing <3

sketchbook page (graphite pencil; copic markers)

Freitag, 8. Februar 2013

Sketchbook pages


Worked mainly on my online portfolio today, so only some sketchbook pages for you guys :) I will link to the portfolio when it's done so far.

sketchbook page (graphite pencil; perspective exercises)

sketchbook page (graphite pencil; mainly from imagination)

Donnerstag, 7. Februar 2013

Sketchbook pages


Only sketchbook pages today...

sketchbook page (graphite pencil; from imagination)

sketchbook page (graphite pencil; from imagination)

Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2013

Little Mermaid


Kept working on the mermaid piece and started to put colors in to check if the values work. Used the gradient map for it. Found out that the values doesn't work. So back to value studies.

95% from imagination (photoshop cs5)

After that I needed a little break from it, so I started to paint a face from my mind. Started directly in color and like it really much :3 
face from imagination (photoshop cs5)

sketchbook page (graphite)

Dienstag, 5. Februar 2013

Montag, 4. Februar 2013

Studies and imaginative work


I fell ill over the weekend, so no drawings or paintings done then :/
I'm not really fit now, but motivated enough to do at least a little bit :3

First of a photo study, concentration on getting the shapes, positions and proportions right. Also no
color picking.

from photo reference (photoshop cs5; no line art underneath)

This one could have been a great exercise, but I wasn't in the right mind for it :/ Will do it again. Right.

from photo reference (photoshop cs5; no line art underneath)

Wanted to do some direct paintings. So I choose main color and hopped right in :3 Used only 3 brushes, two of them are basic brushes. Like the mood of it.

from imagination (photoshop cs5; no line art underneath)

Also from imagination. Tried to think about light and shadow...nahh...not that good. But it's a start, right? :)

from imagination (photoshop cs5; no line art underneath)

sketchbook page (graphite pencil)