Illustration Friday: drifting

June 19, 2009 § 5 Comments

drifting away

drifting away

He’s drifting away… poor fellow ^-^

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Illustration Friday: A whiter Shade of Pale

January 16, 2009 § 3 Comments

purple and blue ink on paper

purple and blue ink on paper

Back to “food”

July 25, 2008 § 4 Comments

"Canned" - pastel on Canson paper, postcard

After almost two weeks one little NaBloPoMo-sketch in order to feel less guilty of having neglected it for so long ;). Canned food…. I don’t like it as I prefer my food fresh, but occasionally it’s nice to draw (or eat) it :D.

Sour (Illustration Friday)

July 5, 2008 § 8 Comments

water color & wc pencils in sketchbook

When hearing of sour I guess most people will think of lemons? Well, at least I do and that’s why I choose to paint them for this weeks IF theme. I love lemons, don’t you, too? They are one of the best sources for Vit. C!

This painting however is also a homage to American water colors. Why? I got myself some tubes of Daniel Smith and M Graham water colors some months ago, but used them only occasionally… first they seemed pretty normal (or should I have said average? ;p), nothing special compared to the W&N and Schminckes I usually would paint with, but when I turned on the lights in the evening and had again a look at my paintings I noticed some kind of glimmer when the light hit my paintings from certain angles. I just say one word: mica.
M-I-C-A!
Do they put mica into all of their paints? Actually I don’t mind, it looks rather discreet and is really only then noticeable when the light hits from a particular direction, yet then it appears strange if the whole picture wasn’t painted with the same brand of colors, b/c the W&Ns or the Schminckes look matte next to the Grahams especially.

Life ain’t easy if you’re a goldfish (IF: forgotten)

June 6, 2008 § 7 Comments

transparent watercolor, postcard

Apparently when God created the world not everybody has got his fair share. Well, at least there are some scientists claiming that the memory of goldfish especially is not existent terribly bad. Those fish are said to have forgotten everything they observed only 15 seconds later.

Now I’m just wondering with how many goldfish those scientists have talked personally in order to come to such a conclusion…

Daydreamer

March 8, 2008 § 1 Comment

daydreamer

This little illustration (h: 30 cm w: 24 cm) titled “daydreamer” was painted with gouache and selfmade tempera. It’s a funny and pleasing experience to mix your own paints with pigments. That’s the reason I’m working right now on a tempera tutorial and hope that I’ll be able to present it to you soon :).

IF: “leap” is for “leap day” – what else?!

February 29, 2008 § 7 Comments

ifleapday.jpg

“leap” is for “leap day”, of course ;-))!

Hey and just in case you belong to the poor fellows born on a leap day (Happy Birthday!) and have always wondered on what date to to celebrate your birthday between the leap years, well here’s the answer:

Born Feb 29 between

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

Leap year

0:00 – 6:00

Feb 28th

Feb 28th

Feb 28th

Feb 29th

6:00 – 12:00

Feb 28th

Feb 28th

Mar 1st

Feb 29th

12:00 – 18:00

Feb 28th

Mar 1st

Mar 1st

Feb 29th

18:00 – 24:00

Mar 1st

Mar 1st

Mar 1st

Feb 29th

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