Underwater creatures!

This week I got further 10 pages for my comic project done and I am close to finishing the pencil work! (Yey!)

With a lot of stuff going on and just 8 more days to go before I am going on a holiday to Scotland I’m not sure if I can stick to my schedule and get another fashion illustration done in time. Instead I want to show you some “older” (done about two or three months ago) illustrations.

I did another mini series of 3 pieces on selkies. If you have never heard of those things – don’t worry! I hadn’t heard of them before either.

Selkies are a little bit like mermaids. They occur in Celtic mythology and are said to live in the ocean and at the shores of Ireland and Scotland (maybe I’ll see one soon!). Ashore they are beautiful ie (I rarely heard of male selkies) that either hide the fur of a seal or wear it while leaving the water. Once they go back into the sea they put the fur back on and become seals. If a selkie loses her (his) fur the selkie is meant to stay a human for ever.

I really liked those legends and I just felt like doing some drawings on that topic. Another truly awesome aspect of these myths is that they are set under water too! And long hair floating in water is just a beautiful image itself! As a great hair lover I couldn’t ignore that, could I?

The first selkie I ever drew, still in her human shape (and yes, I know. She’s in my header ;)).

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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One of those days…

It still is Wednesday – at least for another hour and 9 minutes – thus I am still in time with my Wednesday post.

Today was really busy even though I didn’t leave my desk at work very often. It was one of those days that start of really bad. In the morning I couldn’t find my hair dryer, then I somehow managed to get some make-up in my hair (which of course didn’t wash off), I stepped in dog poo, missed the metro and made a huge mess trying to eat my lunch (a mango which I hadn’t peeled before) so I had to clean that up too.

However I got almost 3 pages of my comic done, which is pretty good! I usually get like 1-2 done a day. It’s taking shape and it’s going to be exciting soon! I will post pictures of the inked lineart as soon as I am back from my holiday (just one and a half week to go).

But to get to the point of today’s post: The finished illustration of my lovely lady of the sea! I worked with different programmes on it (Photoshop and Manga Studio) and found those awesome brushes that look like soap bubbles.. I just had to use them! I hope you like it (: As always please feel free to share your thoughts whether you like how it turned out or you don’t!

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Some more lineart

Tomorrow’s Wednesday once again! (Like every 7 days – what a surprise!) But Wednesday also means that I am going to post another illustration of my fashion series.

It’s not about fashion illustration in the common sense. I rather try to come up with creative ideas how dresses and hairstyles could be themed. I am very well aware of the fact, that most of those dresses and hairstyles could never be done in real life. That’s not what I am after, anyway. I personally, just enjoy the sight of it and especially the process in which a simple idea turns into a sketch and after a while into a fully colored image.

For the next Wednesday-Illustration I came up with the idea to combine a dress (as almost always) and the sea.

So what comes in mind when one thinks about the sea? Fishes, fins, pearls, corals, seashells …

Here’s a little preview of some parts of it for you to sea (I know, I know – I should stop trying to be funny).

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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!