Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Dark Hope - part 2

I worked 3 more hours on the drawing. I am watching Angel, the first season at the moment. We bought the DVD box set some months back and it's really great watching them all over again, it was such a great show back then... same with Buffy. I like drawing with some kind of back noise even when I mostly listen to the series and only watch a bit.
Anyway, still a long way to go with the drawing but I will get there eventually, I very much love working on it.

Dark Hope - The Beginning

Today I started a new drawing, back at my normal size paper. I am about 4 hours into the drawing by now and it's going to take quite some time to complete. I have to admit I love working on it. It's based on the beautiful photo of Lisa: I saw her photo some time back when she was entering my previous Butterfly Contest and fell in love with it. Something about the mood and the cropping of the photo. I am glad I started the drawing.

I am working with a completely new base skin colour, I've been very tired of my old flesh colour from Faber Castell as it had a too pinkish tone, and when scanned it got even worse. I think this new skin tone colour is very natural and I love it so far.

My main goal with the drawing is to convey the emotion and get a new kind of realism with colour pencils. It's never been easy for me to achieve that with this medium though I love working with it.
I will try to post updates as it progress.

2 new ACEO drawings

I have 2 new ACEO drawings;

Autumn Girl

Moon Girl

Both are made with colour pencils on Lana drawings paper (150g/m2).
2.5x3.5" | 64x89mm

They are up for auction on Ebay, starting at 0.99$:
Monday, 28 June 2010

Thank you Lisa

I am back from nearly a week at my parents place. Again I just enjoyed the sunshine, animals and being with family, I really need it these days. I only did a few drawings, small ACEO’s, I realized one of the best things about them are how handy and easy they are to bring with you.

When I returned home I got a pleasant surprise from one of the winners of my previous Butterfly Contest at DA, a cute bracelet, with my favourite colours. Thank you so much Lisa; I love it! It's hard to see but there is a small butterfly attached to it as well =)

More of Lisa's jewelry:
Friday, 18 June 2010

ACEO Cherry Falls

My very first ACEO. Made with colour pencils on Lana drawings paper (150g/m2).
2.5x3.5" | 64x89mm
The image you can see on the screen, is actually a little bigger than the original size, just showing how small it really is...

I've decided to put my first ACEO ever up for auction on Ebay :)
You can follow it here:


Have a great weekend everyone, it's supposed to rain here so for me it will be a cozy and creative one with my love ♥
Thursday, 17 June 2010

Tiny tiny small

I couldn't believe how small an ACEO actually is till I tried it myself!:)
Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Awakening Spring Fairy

My new fairy is one I have been working on for a while. It’s special to me in the sense that I love spring and cherry blossoms. They somehow remind me of something safe and beautiful, something new yet familiar and peaceful. I wish spring could remain for longer and sadly cherry blossoms always disappear so fast. Nothing is more beautiful than the early spring where everything starts to live again. I often connect spring and fairies, as I can imagine all the little fairies awakening and starting to bring life to nature.

Made with Caran D'Ache grahite pencils.
(40x30cm | 16x11inches)

Ivies Girl Give-Away

Because I got such great feedback and motivation when I was struggling with the wip I am giving away a free bookmark + a postcard of Ivies Girl. All you need to do is write your name, where you live (again just because I am curious who follows my work). You are more than welcome to mention why you like it to.

The give-away will last until July 1st, post your comment before then and it might be you getting it :)
Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Everybody's Leaving

Everybody's Leaving

Wouldn't it be great living in a world where people you loved and cared about didn't leave but stood by your side till the very end?
...but people always leave.

Thanks to Bina for the beautiful pose: link

Made with soft charcoal.
42x30cm | 16.8x11.7inches

Ivies Girl finished

I finally finished the wip I showed you last month, some time back.
There is just such a big difference on scanned and photographed artwork. Too bad you can't get something in between, the clear full colours from a scan and the natural skin tones of a photograph. I've decided to post both to show the difference.

Scanned Version:

Photo Version:

The drawing is done with soft pastels and measures 16x11 inches (40x30cm)
Modeled after a photo of Debbie who were kind to do a little photo shoot for me especially for the purpose. This is the 4th girl in the Flower Girl series.
Saturday, 5 June 2010

Bookmark Give Away Winner

First of all thank you so much for your sweet words and support written to my give away, it really made me feel good reading through them all.

I have decided to give the bookmark to Jean from California. It really touched me what she wrote and made my heart go out for her, loosing her loved one.
Please let me know your address at and I will ship it off to you next week.

Ebay Auction ending today
The auction of the original drawing, Watching it fly is ending tonight:

Have a wonderful weekend everyone <3

Free Spririt

Free Spirit

The beauty of spring, it's colors, smells, the feel - makes you feel free and alive.

Made with Caran d'Ache Crafwood pencils 3B +6B.
21x30cm | 8x11inches

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