New illustration

General / 09 August 2022

Oh well, finally something new, eh? I had less time than I would like for my project, but finally I got a new piece done. In the bottom of this blog post you will find the rough sketch, the line art and then the final image. The high resolution version is already up in my portfolio!
I did several approache on coloring this until it finally went into the right direction. I had this vision of how I wanted the light and atmosphere to be but not really a reference for it, that made it a little more complicated. But I managed and I am happy with the outcome. The only thing I am not happy with as of now is how many layers I used for this 😱 I don´t like working with many layers, so confusing (even when I name them properly)!



🤔🤔🤔

General / 02 June 2022

Currently I am trying to get back into posting to my social media accounts more often. By that I mean my blog and apart from that I am using Instagram and Twitter too, a little bit. So, I just posted the image that I wrote yesterday´s blog post about to Instagram and in the process I noticed, that you can hide the likes/views for a particular post. I really don´t get much attention out of Instagram anyway, but just out of curiosity I am trying that now. I wonder, if it´s gonna make any difference... 🤔

I wish there was an art community where artists actually interact with each other more, like back in the day when CGHub existed. Instagram is definitely not that platform, I wish ArtStation was but it´s also not quite - at least for me it hasn´t turned out to be, but I love many other things about it. Well and you know Twitter...how about Reddit? 🤔 Deviant Art??? 🧐


The painting above is another one that I made in Clip Studio Paint. Blocky brushes! ❤️🙌

More Flint & Mortimer

General / 21 March 2022

I am kind of looking forward to the coloring stage now that I am still in the inking process. But I think actually I like inking better and when I am done I'll probably wish I could just ink more instead of coloring. Sigh. The struggle is real 😳
But really, I enjoy the process.
Now I am almost half way through with the linework and I cropped th latest page I've been working on today and colored it fast to share it on Instagram. Just so that it looks better there.
This looks more cartoonish than what I am planning for my own story but I am learning a lot from this!


Art Diary pages in early stage

General / 04 January 2022

I'm trying to do something - anything - in my art diary everyday. Sometimes it's just very little but I keep adding and adding until I feel like the spread is finished. Here are two examples of early stages. In both of these spreads I just glued in paper as a first step. Wrapping paper left overs from the holidays. You see, I like recycling 😉
Then the second thing I did was draw my original character. I felt inspired to draw her in a realistic style. In this photo she has some fixes in the face because black from the other page bled through. I didn't expect it would! Fortunately I uploaded the clean version previously to Instagram, so feel free to check it out.
In the second spread I painted randomly black on some... wax and stuff. I messed up the paper in some spots when trying to scratch it off again so I glued another layer of paper which is slightly transparent. The rest? No idea!


Welcome, 2022

General / 03 January 2022

I wish all you artists and art lovers out there a wonderful new year! I hope mine is gonna be too, I have plans on growing and learning, making experiences and also expecting big changes in my personal life coming :)
However, I haven't drawn yet this new year! So what you see here is how I ended 2021. I did some more traditional paintings, more specifically portraits. These are all tiny sketches or sorts in my art diary. I never really liked working on big paper or canvases, but I also don't need too most of the time. Maybe it is because I was drawing most of my life, not painting. And often in small sketchbooks that I took everywhere with me.
These first two are done with acrylic paint, the last one is a hard brushpen on wrapping paper. The first one is my original character, the other two had reference from Pinterest.


Dropship

General / 04 November 2021

This is the first ship that you'll see in my comic. And for consistency and to make my life a little easier, I did this 3D model of it. I kept it simple, I guess, but I am pretty happy with it. Yngvild and Hilda will eventually get a new one on which's design I haven't decided yet. This approach of 3D modelling for my comic is actually pretty good because it does benefit the comic as well as my 3D skills (since I am still learning). I think regarding 3D this is sort of my style now 😉


More Art Tests (Comic)

General / 29 October 2021
There are so many things to try in Clip Studio Paint, especially when you're new to it. Much to discover so I was very curious to try all those brushes and other options. But especially brushes. Still trying to find "the one" that feels like what I use for drawing on paper I guess. Which is not entirely possible, of course. I ended up choosing lines like in the second image, even though in some panels I'm going for thinner lines. Because as you can imagine details get lost easily with a fat brush. I might still change things around and I expect the comic to evolve as I draw, including the style. I want it to just flow...


Little starship in 3D

General / 28 October 2021

I'm still practicing with Blender, trying to improve my 3D modelling skills! And what a good opportunity! I'm just doing some stuff for my comic, hah! That way I can alway use and re-use it in any panel. And since it's a SciFi story: of course there are going to be spaceships!

This one? I really didn't have a plan for it, I didn't do a sketch or a concept for this one, this just came out as I was playing around in Blender. The only thing I had in mind was that Hilda - one of the protagonists - probably loves spaceships too and maybe she likes to race around in them and then she'll eventually need a new one sooner or later. So why not make her an option, right? I quite like it, actually. Except, I should have chosen a better resolution for the texture painting. 

Oh well, next time I'll know better! Pew pew!

Hot stuff

General / 02 October 2021

Here is to more art testing! This is not really the style that the comic is going to have, but I'll share a preview soon.
This kind of scene is not gonna come up any time soon I suppose, but I can pass the time until then with sexy art like this one. You can find the uncesonred version in my Portfolio.

I admit I do have fun with drawing some erotic themes. I'm always debating wether or not I should do more of it. What is in the way of it - apart from the time I have to make for it - is that it does feel a bit "lost" sometimes. As in, where can I post this kind of stuff and where can I leave it uncensored as well. Where is the audience for this? And I'm talking erotic, not pornographic... I guess I can post it here though 🙂
We'll see, maybe I'll do more!


Some style practices for that comic

General / 01 October 2021

Hey people!

So as I promised I did start the storyboard, even though super slowly. But that's not what this post is about. I've been a bit busy with other things but I'm gonna make some free time when ever I can for this comic project of mine ❤️

I tested some brushes to see what kind of line work I want to be doing in the web comic. You can see that art test below, but I also put it in my portfolio with a little extra.
I ended up with something else that resembles a brush pen. Because that is what i like to use in traditional media and I figured I wanted to have that exact feeling of me drawing in my art diary. Just fun and free as it should be 😌