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 πŸ˜‰

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.Β 

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 πŸ™‚
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 😌

Next up: storyboarding!

General / 22 August 2021

It's been a bit quiet here, I know. But I finally got some extra free time on my hands and gonna dedicate it to my personal project!
I bought Clip Studio Paint for that purpose, which I've been trying around with before (test version) and I wanna use it to do my webcomic. Yay! Looking forward to drawing it!
Also for test purposes I did some illustration just for fun, also for the comic project. I tried to work on it like I do in my art diary. Which is very free and I do everything on the fly without planning anything. That is indeed very fun and also relaxing :)
I'll attach that illustration and below that I'm gonna add some drawings from my art diary that are related! I pretty much used them as refernce.

I made a spaceship in Blender

General / 23 March 2021

Hi everyone!

Oh, it's been a while since the last time I wrote a blog entry. Well, I began a journey of gaining some extra 3D experience points. I can do sculpting in ZBrush but I wanted to learn Blender in addition.
I've been trying around in it before already and really liked it for hard surface designs. Mostly I did some rough blocking for comic projects etc. only though and that is exactly what I wanted to change.Β 

I wanted to learn how to make proper models, so I watched a bunch of tutorials.
Eventually I want to try making a character too but for now I am very happy being able to build spaceships. Did I mention that I love spaceships? 😍

This one is the first good thing that I did with Blender and now I am looking into texture painting. Let's see if I can get something decent done!
How would you color/texture this?

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Doing the Pinterest thing

General / 02 February 2021

The Pinterest... I recently made a new account, basically because my old one was super messy and I wanted to make a clear cut and start over, but better and more organized. I had this specially horribly chaotic pinboard called "inspiration" and there was just everything in it πŸ˜†

Well, so I have that new account, but I'm not new to Pinterest. I love collecting stuff on there, even though it also has its dangers of getting lost forever.

The thing is though, I have always used it just for myself. Recently I got the advice to use it for self promotion, supposedly its awesome for that. So I decided to give it a try. I am not entirely sure how things work in terms of marketing on Pinterest. I did do some research and I know a little about social media things and SEO that I taught myself (with the help of tons of articles and videos online).

Anyway, I created exactly one board for my own art now. I'll do more for the different types of art that I do, but the first Pinterest Board I made for this purpose is of my art diary.
So feel free to check that out and my other boards as well, there might be stuff you like πŸ™‚
And if you have knowledge to share or your own account, go ahead and leave me a comment!

A new drawing

General / 29 January 2021

I did this off of an "old" sketch, I might still add a detail or two but overall I consider it finished πŸ™‚
The line art is done in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and I also started coloring it there, but then moved it on to Procreate on the iPad. I wanna do the next one(s) on the iPad as well, I like that I can just pick it up any time and draw with it at any place. Unlike that big Cintiq, which I love, but it's less flexible in that sense.

The next drawing is in progress and I am working on the story of my personal project. It's not as whole and story archs are not that connected as I want them to be yet, there are gaps to fill and questions to ask myself. So that's what I'm doing.

Oh, this doesn't have anything to do with it, but I finally continued reading those Witcher books 😌 Currently reading the third of the Witcher Saga!
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Late Happy New Year

General / 19 January 2021

It's been a while since I blogged the last time! I've been working on some stuff, updated profiles including my ArtStation, LinkedIn and Upwork. My, was it outdated in some corners of my online presence. But it should be all caught up now, so yay!
Oh yes, I also enjoyed the holidays and took some time off. And I did put a couple of older artworks into my portfolio as well as some newer ones that I just hadn't uploaded (yet). So check it out? πŸ˜€

What new have I done? What have I done?
I am pretty consistent with my art diary journey, I think I did something in it every day except one. Sometimes I do more, sometimes less. I put it all on Instagram and I like how it looks there all together 😌

All above (what I do in the art diary) is mixed media but I've also started working on some sketches that I had lying around and of which I thought would be worth finalizing ☺️ That one below is mixed media as well, the lines are done traditionally with brushpen on paper and then I colored it in Sketchbook Pro. This isn't in my portfolio yet, but it will be.

Okay, my peepl. That's it already for today, I still got some time to tend that art journal! Hooray!
Also, did anyone else see the danger in what ArtStation does here? πŸ˜†