Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year


I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you begin the year well and it will be a great new one.
Personally I can't wait to put 2011 behind me. It's been an emotionally hard year for me. I want to put closure on all the bad stuff happing this year and start the new one with new faith, new energy and once again believe in the best.

Thanks for following my blog ♥ 

My last drawing of the year; Happy New Year Pinup, using the pretty Miss Malice: LINK
Colour Pencils, Markers and charcoal.
Available through: LINK
Friday, 23 December 2011

Happy Holidays and new drawings

I would like to wish you all Happy Holidays, I hope you get to spend it with your loved ones.
I can't wait for Christmas eve, 2 days before and I am finally in the spirit of Christmas. It's been a busy December for me and I was very happy to complete the very last commission of the year this afternoon.
Now I just want to relax for a few days and do nothing but enjoy life.
I am thrilled my sister leant me her straigthening iron, it's been years since I had my hair straight and I was amazed how long it had gotten as you don't really notice when you have curly hair.

I recently completed Dreary Winter. It's the 2nd in the Winter Series and I used the beautiful Rossana Castellino as model for it. I wanted to keep it in cold colours to get that frosty feel.


This is going to be the 3rd drawing in the Winter Series. I am a bit excited about it seeing as it's a male and a very handsome one. I'm using the son of Michele Ann, an artist friend. I really fell in love with the look of Tate and felt he could easily be melancholic in snow. I am nervous how it will turn out as the details are not full planned, but I will keep it simple like the previous two. I won't get to finish him till after Christmas. When this one is completed I will do the 4th and last one in the series using another artist friend as model.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Frozen Hearts

Frozen Hearts
 How do you revive a frozen heart?
A drawing I have worked very intensely on for the past many days. It's close my heart in many ways and is among my most personal drawings this year.
I was listening to Seether's latest album and one song in particular, Pass Slowly. You can listen to the song here: LINK
 
I feel in this song what I feel in my drawing.

Thanks for listening to my at times sad "stories"... and thank you for the supportive comments on the WIP.

Base pose from: LINK

Available through my shop:
http://zindy-zone.dk/shop
Monday, 12 December 2011

Frozen Heart in progress

This is what I have been working on past days. It's an old sketch I had lying around which were supposed to be completely different.  I love how sometimes things end up so entirely different - when drawings somehow take their own form.

I am almost done with her by now and hope to post her tomorrow!

Today I finally got my old program back and I can now get a new blog design very soon, I am currently designing it.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011

On my drawing table

This has been on my drawing table past weeks. I am going to complete her as soon as I am done with the second girl in my latest commission series, one of my favourite commissions this year:
Recent drawings, Winter Rose and With you now:
 



Sunday, 4 December 2011

New Bookmark Pack + gifts for myself


New limited bookmark pack available at the shop:
LINK

I hope you had a nice weekend, mine has been very cosy and spend indoor, since it was very stormy and rainy here.
I framed a few of my new wonderful cards I bought from talented Janna. There's a few of my own in the bunch as well as I bought one for my sister and mom:
I also got Rebecca's calendar as Zazzle had 50% off. I couldn't decide on Janna's or Rebecca's; ended up buying both. What I love about these girls is the fact that they are super talented and still sweet and down to earth, just like any artist should be

2012 Calendar GiveAway at FB


A Gothic Fantasy 2012 Calendar Give-Away

Now you can win my 2012 Calendar, which is a collection of my Fantasy and Gothic drawings past years.
All you need to do is Like the post at Facebook and leave a comment.

Zindy S. D. Nielsen


In the comment tell me which drawing you like the most in the calendar. All the drawings featured can be seen here:
http://www.zazzle.com/a_gothic_fantasy_2012_calendar-158370540168884098

I will pick a random fan to receive the calendar and announce the winner the 10th(on Facebook), just in time for the winner to receive it before Christmas :)

Have a great weekend and thank you for your amazing support!♥
Monday, 28 November 2011

New Button Packs




All new product at the shop; buttons/badges.
4 different packs available, Purple, Autumn, Dark and Fairies Pack.
I have a limited stock of these at the moment.
 All can be purchased here:
http://zindy-zone.dk/openosc/index.php?cPath=62
Friday, 18 November 2011

Postcard Give Away + awesome 4 hour deal


I am having a little postcard give away, it's been a while since my last blog give away. 


Now you got a chance to win a pack of my most popular drawings.
All you need to do is leave a little comment.
I will pick a random comment to receive this little pack.

As always I would love to hear which of the drawings/cards you like the most.
 
Remember to check back next week as I will announce the winner in this post.

 Have a great weekend!♥

You can also participate in the same give away at my FB:

Amazing Offer:
Zazzle is having 50% off everything, this means if you are planning on buying my Gothic Fantasy 2012 calendar you can get it for around 10$
All you need to do is apply this code at check out:
FFHSHUGEDEAL


Offer only last the next 4 hours.
Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Gothic Fantasy...



I'm pleased to say I am almost sold out of my A Gothic Fantasy 2012 Calendar (only have 3 left).
I have 2 left of my Best of Zindy 2012 Calendar.


Both can be purchased through my shop here: LINK

You are also able to purchase it through the Zazzle shop directly, the stock is only limited at my own shop: LINK

I've used a long time designing my calendar this year. They usually take a while each year but this one is a bit different as the bottom part is in colours too.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

My little November vacation

I've been away for a little while. I needed a break from everything and once again I went to visit my family. I don't know what it is but I always feel so relaxed and the stress just goes away after a few days visit. Sometimes I wish I could visit every other day and things might be much easier. It's too bad they live so far away from me.

We celebrated my little niece's 5th birthday, I can't believe it's been 5 years since I held her for the the first time. She's still cute as ever and such a sweetheart. Speaking off, I still have 1 drawing left I want to do of her this year.
Can you believe Christmas is this close and New Year? Only 14 days left of November which is usually one of my most artistic months of the year, somehow it just wasn't this year and the previous year.

Yesterday a bunch of new markers arrived, which was great. Now I can finally get started on the snow fairy I showed a preview of some time back on my FB.



I also received some new false eyelashes, which is for a new photo shoot I am planning. It has something to do with feathers but not in the traditional angel way. I hope I can find time for it this year, if not there is always January.
I hope you have all been well since I was here. I will do my best to update my blog more regular, time just haven't been right lately.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Find the hidden moons, cats and pumpkins

Only 1 day left if you want to take part in the chance of winning a free Autumn Gift Pack, which includes:

2 5x7" prints of Happy Halloween and Autumn Walk
2 postcards of Halloween Witch and Autumn Walk
1 bookmark with Autumn's Goodbye

All you need to do is find the hidden pumpkins, cats and moon on my website.

Read more here: LINK

Season of hearts


This is a very special drawing to me.
The model is my cute little niece as you might recognize from my Waiting for daddy drawing.
I wanted to make something special and at the same time refresh my portrait skills. I've always been intrigued by drawing family members, as I always feel the pressure is bigger to make it look just right.

I feel this is my best portrait in a long time, along with Waiting for daddy and it makes me happy to improve in this area, especially since I've always found it hard to draw children.

I like the idea that Christmas is the season of hearts ♥
Can't believe Christmas is actually so close already..

Made with soft charcoal.
(40x30cm | 16x12")
Sunday, 30 October 2011

Praying for salvation

 
This drawing started out as a test for a background, I needed to see how it worked with markers in many layers. I think with a bit more practise it could turn out quite well.
Created with markers and colour pencils.
Thanks to Sami-Stock: LINK

Available at: LINK
Saturday, 29 October 2011

Happy Halloween



After a week being in bed with a really bad cold I luckily woke up Friday morning feeling much better and prepared for the yearly Halloween Party. We had a little pre-party as previous years, with some close friends, dressing up, eating Sushi and having lots of fun. I never drink and I guess I shouldn't have yesterday either as I got pretty sick meanwhile, probably due to being sick past week too. I don't know why but alcohol always have a very bad effect on my body. I'm not one of these that get over happy and careless. I usually feel much better being myself.
I bought these huge fake eyelashes for last year but didn't get to try them till this year. Thanks to Nihrida for advising me about the glue :)
My girl friend created the crown and the wings while I was in bed sick, I have the best friend :)
I went as an Autumn Fairy. I originally planned to go as Dead/Ghost Bride but the costume I ordered looked horrible so I had to change last minute.

My week in one picture, glad it turned out okey in the end =) 
And my latest drawing, A Foxy Halloween, a little different. Made with markers, colour pencils and fun:
Monday, 24 October 2011

Finally my calendar




I am very happy to tell you my calendar for next year is finally ready and available for pre-order through my webshop. It's expected to arrive in 14 days max.

I've been terrible uninspired to do anything for a while but lately there's been sunshine in my mind. Last night I stayed up till 3 am to complete it. I changed it from my original idea and it's now a collection of both fantasy and gothic works, hence the title; A Gothic Fantasy.
The cover changed from what was supposed to be (you might remember the previews I showed some months back) as it just wasn't working for me.
The design is in the lines of my previous calendars yet different. Each site is in it's individually colour matching the drawing.


The calendar is bigger than normal as it's a different print company this time (Zazzle). Their calendars are really great quality; thick paper and great colours.

Opened up the calendar measures 11x17".
This is the available size if you buy it through my shop. If you buy it at Zazzle you can decide between 3 sizes as well as different spiral colours.

Preorder through my shop: LINK
Buy it at Zazzle: LINK

I hope this is the beginning of a inspirational week!(:
Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Happy - New Postcards

I am always thrilled when I get home new stuff, even though I already know the motives I just love the shiny glossy surface of the postcard, just the overall look of them.
They will be available through my shop soon.
Have a great Wednesday!:)

Oh, want a sneak peak of my new drawing?

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Are you ready for Halloween?

Halloween is just around the corner, it's something I have been looking forward to for a long time. Past years we've made it a traditional to throw a small party with the closest friends. Eating sushi and putting on our clothes together. It's probably one of my favourite days of the year and I can hardly wait this year either :)
I decided to change my dress last minute and I just hope my costume make it in time for me to do a few changes to it. I won't reveal yet what it is but this photo I took a few days ago has to do with it =)


Sunday we went to Tivoli, for their Halloween decoration. It's been a tradition for us to visit every year. It's pretty much the same every year but this time they actually did some cool changes and arrange the pumpkins a little different, the first years I could pretty much tell the pumpkin wagons was placed the exact same spot and it did take a bit of the fun and excitement away. This year was great, it didn't rain and it wasn't crazy cold.
I got a few cake accessories and some extra spider web. I decided to buy some very orange colouring for the topping of the cupcakes I'll be making, as it looked pretty cool with the strong orange, and I imagine with the sprinklers on they should look very Halloween :)
Here's a few pictures from Tivoli, if you get the chance, you definitely should go visit, it's such a romantic and special place.




 I had to add this one, just because of my giant hand ;)

 I love the natural size of the crow, heh. Certainly does not make me adore crow more.
 Biggest pumpkin of the year, I think it was almost 230 kg (507? pounds)

Each year we take a few photos a special place in the garden, this was the best one this year, heh. I think it will be fun looking back in 20 years and see the caption of each year.

What are you doing this year for Halloween?

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My name is Zindy S. D. Nielsen and I'm from Denmark - Europe. I own http://zindy-zone.dk; a site about my drawings, a large art community and much more.
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