About Uni

Heya heyo my friends!

Another week of uni is slowly getting to an end and I must say – uni isn’t that bad after all.
The first couple of days were really confusing and exhausting (even though I am used to working much longer). It just is that different to what I’d normally do all day long.
The lectures are mostly very interesting and I have the feeling that I already learned a lot. Especially working with Adobe InDesign is rad! We’ll do some further work in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in a while and I guess it can only have a positive effect on my workflow if I learn additional stuff.

If I don’t have to do any practical exercises I can always go back to doodling and sketching down some ideas. I’m playing with the idea of turning a few situations into cartoons..
Being around artists and designers all day long doesn’t really leave you with any options but to turn things into wee cartoony comics!

Besides I will soon start working on another big project that has got to do with one of the coolest Tv shows (that shall remain unnamed for the moment) I’ve ever seen!!
Brace yourself… (*HINT HINT! NUDGE NUDGE*)
I’ll tell you more about that soon..

Because of that I can’t do any new commissions until next year. Thank all of you for your interest and support of my art! I will let you know when commission reopen.

To leave you with at least a little picture here’s one of the sketches I did during lectures!

Stay tuned!

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Comic released!

Hello my friends!

After an incredible busy week in which I prepared my exhibition and the release of my comic book and the last couple of days in which I was at the exhibition I finally have some time to post something again.

To everyone who is waiting for a reply (be it a comment or an email) please give me another day – it was just very very much stuff going on and I’m trying to catch up on everything I missed to do as soon as possible.

The exhibition went really well and I got a lot of feedback from the people who got my comic. So far everyone really liked it and I guess I really do have to get started on #2 in the next couple of weeks! But first of all, I’ll translate it to English!

Uni really is quite a thing these days. It’s taking up huge parts of my time and right now I am really struggling to get all the work done. However it is a great exercise for the to juggle with all the work and focus on the most important parts. I do miss working on illustrations, concept arts and comics the entire day, though.

Speaking of illustrations! I know that I am very very late but I don’t want to wait another year. So here she is (for those of you who liked my Facebook page this one isn’t new):

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UNI!?!?

For the last couple of days I have been trying to stay away from my computer and my pencils as much as possible so that my wrist can get a little break. Even though it hurts using my hand for more than 10 minutes it hurts much more not to be able to draw and doodle. Right now I have so many ideas stuck in my head and I fear that once I can pick up a pencil again all of them will be gone. Nevermind.

So, tomorrow is going to be a pretty cool day (or at least I hope so).

After finishing school I took a year “off” to work on my skills as an artists and to do some freelance work. During this time I was still working for/ with my current boss (I also will continue working there – just for you too know). But I was also preparing to get into uni.

For those of you who don’t know much about art/ design universities let me give you a few information on that topic.

I had to apply with two different portfolios (each 20-30 artworks), one was given a theme the other one I could design to my liking. There are unis who just demand one portfolio.

Then I had to survive an interview, which actually wasn’t that bad but the girl who had the interview a couple of minutes came out crying and sobbing.

All in all it took me 700 + hours to work on my portfolio. Luckily I got in because I don’t know if I had done another one for the next year.

So tomorrow is my first year at uni!

Around last October I was preparing for another Uni/ Academy which offered a Bachelor in “Illustration” which I thought would be the perfect match for me. So I went there to attend some … sneak-peek classes. I was pretty disappointed because a huge amount of the things they taught had already crossed my path in one or another way.

I though a lot about alternatives and settled for communications design. I really like the idea of learning how images work and how they influence the person looking at it. How does advertisement affect me, why does it have that effect, how can I create such effects for different things.

I’m aiming to be a professional comic book artist one day but it can’t be bad to understand how that kind of thing works, can it?

I’ll let you know what life has in store for me.

Cheers.

Release the Kraken!

Today I want to share with you one of my most time-consuming artworks. When I started working on it I thought that I’d be done with it in 2 days .. the most. 2 WEEKS later however, I finally was finished.

I used it as a part of my university application. I had to submit two portfolios of which one had to show different artworks on a given topic. The other portfolio didn’t have to be about a certain topic but was meant to show artistic skill and potential. However, I did decided to make all artworks relate to a topic – “Fish”.

So I drew all kinds of fishes and aquatic animals. At some point I got stuck with the idea of drawing a kraken. I somehow think it’s a very special animal with fantastic abilities to adapt to its surrounding. But I also wanted it to look spectacular and I really felt like experimenting with ball pens. Little did I know that it takes that long! And of course drawing it on big paper wasn’t enough – it had to be the VERY big one!

It’s ball pen only, paper size A2 (420   mm) and I was working on it for 62 + hours.

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Have a beautiful Saturday night!