hobby vs. hobby

June 20, 2008 § 7 Comments

dolly stockings – pen & ink in sketchbook

This year in April I became infected by the ABJD-Virus. No, it’s nothing serious, don’t worry, it’s just expensive. Horribly expensive. ABJD is an abbreviation for Asian ball-jointed dolls. They are really beautiful, such cuties ^^! If you haven’t heard of them before and want to check out some examples, just follow the following links to marvel at their beauty. And their prices.

Now since the dolls themselves are that outrageous expensive (or do you consider up to $ 700 for one doll as reasonably priced?!?), I just had to economize somewhere and so I started sewing at least the outfits for them myself. Phew, sewing turned out to be quite time consuming, so I didn’t find much time for painting the last weeks. However, now that I’m broke (yes, I ordered a doll), I have more time for drawing and painting again.


Chiaroscuro terrier – or a pet that peeves

March 21, 2008 § 6 Comments

chiaroscuro dog

“chiaroscuro terrier”, mixed media, sketchbook

A pet peeve of mine are pets that peeve, especially those life models that would not stand still for only a second to let me capture at least one decent photo of them – not to talk about trying to sketch them! Just like this little gal here. I tried to photograph her several times, but all the shots got blurry.

IF: “heavy”

March 14, 2008 § 2 Comments

mod molly doll

Some dolls will give the phrase “being top-heavy” a completely new meaning…

A doll

March 1, 2008 § 1 Comment

Just another sketch to warm up a little bit. This time a doll. It’s a mixed media, mainly pen & ink, watercolor and fluid acrylics. Not sure yet whether I like this kind of mixed media or not.



February 29, 2008 § Leave a comment

Charlie Hippo

A last little pen & ink (& wash) sketch for today. It’s done in my 8″ x 5″ sketchbook.

It took me quite a while to reacquaint myself with this Moleskine watercolor sketchbook by the way. At first I felt terribly uncomfortable sketching into an expensive sketchbook like that, it always made me feel like I just had to do something extraordinary beautiful to justify the use of this sketchbook, but as more and more time went by and as more and more pages were filled with useless scrap and doodles I stopped to worry about that. Now as my first one is almost finished I’ve started to get quite fond of it. It’s so fun to flip through it.

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

February 29, 2008 § 7 Comments


“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

Illustration Friday: Theory

February 15, 2008 § 10 Comments


…quite a popular theory for many, many, many centuries 🙂

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