My growing bubble of calm

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The exam I had on saturday is over and done with, and I have just been drawing and painting this weekend ever since!

I continued on this drawing

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This just went straight to hell, I lost the feeling I had when I started it and it just went….I should really have stopped earlier, I wanted those twiggs to be more visible and….oh well I do have the sketch and I will probably make twiggs like this again….

I have also been working on improvements on character design, not always improvements obviously…but it feels nice to just try different things and see how it works, I’m not sure I have come to the point when I am pleased. I do want a joyful character with lots of ideas on her mind but what I see now is more of a quiet girl who do not say more then needed, and that feel out of place from my original design…to be continued ^^

sketch dump

I have this nice red sketch book I try to collect my drawing into, and I tried the water colour in it, and it worked quite nicely, though the promarkers was bleeding straight through so I had to have something beneath 🙂

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Above you can se the result as well as another try to develop my character Ophelia, she looks quite bored, that was not what I wanted from the beginning, though I must say if I am pleased with something I like the light in the lower part of the painting/drawing : )

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Here I just went back to my original design with the eyes and stuff, though I am not sure this is finished…and I am not sure I’ll continue either really

For now it seems like I will be able to just snatch a week-day, just like that, and just paint….no promisses for no one, but perhaps to myself ^^

My bubble of calm = create something

 

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The bubble of calm

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So much is going on with my spring term university studies, and they have not even begun yet! I think pen and paper will save me from digging my own grave this term, I don’t care if there will be almost only woods, since I happen to feel free and calm when walking the woods and do not have any around the corner of my apartmentbuilding (the park do not really count!!)

So, my work as far as I have come today, I think I’ll just continue experiment like the drawing from before witht he bright spot in the woods : )

Nothing became something

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Just a drawing with no goal whatsoever…

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I just wanted to experiment so I just continued to do so, pro-markers and then water colour and the back to pro-markers and graphite pencil…

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I suppose looking at it now…it did become something, time to start messing around with another drawing perhaps!

Mostly apples

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I have had a few things to deal with but I think I am  back on track now. And I found a few books on the web by Shaun Tan with some really exciting pictures in them, and all of a sudden I just felt like I really had to draw! But I didn’t, though I should have, I went around just feeling like I had to draw for a few days…and that’s not good when yuo have an exam to prepare for. Yepp, yesterday I took another exam, I think(HOPE) I made it, we’ll see in about ten days.

But then all of a sudden I started to draw, on my way to school, on the bus. During the lectures I take notes in books without lines in them so I practically have pretty good sketch-books ^^ So with really loud music in my headphones….

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And then today when I was chilling at my boyfriend’s apartment I made myself a cup of coffee and started to draw some more… I continued on the theme of apples and woods ^^

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Perhaps these are some kind of sketch for some painting coming up, I haven’t decided but I know I would like to use them in some further way 🙂

lea

Stage: Process

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Former stages

And now comes some real process pictures, in the end of this post you can see a few almost finished paintings, though those are not the final pictures of my wallpainting.

My client knew what she wanted and I made it happen, easily as that. She wanted trees and she wanted cherry-like flowers in it : )

Before starting out I had a few thoughts about how I would start out my trees, how would I sketch it up properly? should I sketch it up? In the end I did no such thing as sketching anything up with a pencil or anything. The thing about graphite is that it smudges easily and since my client’s walls is white it would look really nasty if it smudged. And charcoal…well it smudges too easily. So below you can see my solution to my thoughts of a sketch. I used masking tape to get my idea on the wall! It worked perfectly, I could move them around and ye this was a nice way of working.

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And then I started to paint it all…

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Below you see the first afternoon I worked with this, and below follows the three additional days it took to finish it.

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This have been really fun to make! I have been working in odd positions and I have been climbing and drunk coffee and worked long day but all in all it was all worth it. And the best part is that my client is really happy about the result and her co-workers too, that warms my heart the most!

I will upload the final resut in the coming days, but if you want to see it for yourself you can swing by my client for coffee and something sweet. My client was Lotta’s konditori och bageri (in eng: Lotta’s patisserie and bakery). Directions and photos from their coffee place can be found on their facebook page, HERE. Below are pictures from their outpost.

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Have a nice day!

 

lea