All about work

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~Students working in school today.

This week has been all about work, and there is not many weeks left before summer…all about work!

I had my lovely sweet friend Hanna over for coffee this evening, and we spoke about the future and she really turned on the interest to study a bit more, but this time for my own art’s sake and not for the sake of teaching 🙂

More about that later ❤

Alnost time for bed!

~Leia

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A kick in the butt

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So Bobby Chiu, need I say more… yes probably…This is the guy with lovely images of imaginary animals and fun concepts of animals in nature, he is on “deviant art”, he has his own webpage, he has his own youtube-channel… and so on.

Anywho for anyone who hasn’t heard the name before, here he is! He’s seem to have in mind to continue these kind of videos if the interest is high enough, I hope he do.

This video is about how great artists work, he makes examples out of pretty famous people he has met and give examples of how they work. I must say it really feels inspiring watching and listening. Sometimes you need to hear tips of how to get on with what you’re doing to do even better. My thoughts circles the area: “I know what I need to do, but I procrastinate”, yes I admit, I procrastinate and unfortunately more people with me. I want to experiment, I want to draw all the time, I want to examine different areas of expertise when it comes to drawing different stuff; anatomy, animals, scenery and so on, I want to forward and have all the time in the world to what I want to do.

Then what is it that I really want? To be famous…? Naah not really, I am just glad if people like what they see and can feel motivated to continue in their own artistry. But I do want things though, a few things are dangling in front of me, but perhaps I am not totally sure where I want my art… But I do know I have an exhibition somewhere in september, and I will work my ars off for that.

So friday night, what to do? Well I have just got my butt kicked a little so I think I will continue sipping some wine and also go get my sketch book and draw basics, and perhaps I  will make a quick upload of it later.

Now go get your sketch book!

~Leia

Hours after work

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“My” classroom from the back 🙂 had to stay a while longer today to grade projects 🙂

  
The kids are working the pinching technique, and as it comes along I make a few things myself, primarily to have so I can show instructions 🙂

  
  
  
I have a few more, will show them when they have been fired ❤

When I got home I started off with a small project 😀

   
   

More to come!

~Leia

Honesty

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I visited a friend this evening, she had just finished up a game she’s been struggling with for a while. She has been sick just as I have, we probably caught the same flu at the same party.

She is one of my closet friends, we usually fall into discussions about art, our own art, working with our own art and development. We say our thoughts and reflect back and forth, and it feels quite nice to try to put words to how we feel about working with art and trying to move forward.

Today we fell into discussions about honesty, and not the honesty you think about when you talk about “having an honest work”. This talk rather took the form to try to put words on how we feel when we find that sweet spot where you can stand behind the work you have done and feel that the actually artwork feel honest from your heart. It might sound a bit weird but let me explain how we were thinking.

When we start out we copy, borrow and find a way of making art that feel good right there and then but as we move forward you grow and what you have been doing feels more like history. The lines you have been making do not make you satisfied, it is lines you have done before but they do not feel right, you have evolved.

And now you could say that; ” well we evolve all the time so then we are never making honest work…”

Some people find the type of style that fits really well from day one and for some it takes longer time. Perhaps what we are speaking of is the actually style of art, but that is not quite it either, you can have a style but still searching for a area of expertise. Perhaps we were talking about what we can stand behind, who am I behind that small thumbnail who should say everything about who I am as an artist. Perhaps being honest in your art is about finding the style and area which you think represent yourself.

I feel like we had an interesting talk today as I have been thinking the same thoughts to myself but not really uttered them and put the subject up for discussion. It has felt a bit lonely thinking about representation on my own. Offcourse I have been thinking of who I am as an artist, offcourse I have been thinking about what kind of art I can stand behind and also the thought about my development when it comes to style.

Our cups were almost empty and it was time for her to deal with some sketching and I have been feeling some more inspiration lately too so I really wanted to sketch for a bit too. We hugged and went separate ways. We came to some kind of bottom line: continue to experiment and everything does not have to become something overtime we set out to create something.

Time to pull out that pencil and draw a few quick before bedtime, work tomorrow ❤

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~Leia

 

Sketches book

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My sketches continued yesterday, they ended up being big thumbnails of some kind of storyline and I could not resist to try to do some kind of cover-concept 🙂










I know it will be easier to do small thumbnails when actually laying out the whole story but for now I just got caught up with the different pics 🙂

I have realized that I have no black fine line markers, that will have to go to the shopping list in the end of the month!

 

~Leia