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Sketch Book Pages

 

Here’s a batch of my sketch book pages, along with a digital study of a face and a page full of ideas for a horror game that’s probably never going to get any further than this. I’m slowly starting to feel motivated to create art again. Last few months there has not been to much art business going on, for several reasons. Mainly I need to focus on paid work, and I honestly feel too exhausted when I get home. I guess my creativity is in some kind of hibernation at the moment, but two weeks ago I finally felt like I got both the time and the motivation to draw and paint again! Also, my apartment is pretty much a mess since I’m refurnishing and cleaning absolutely everything. I figured it was about time to make it more like a home. I’ve been living here for more than a year and haven’t even set up the lamps, haha! The place looks like a dump right now, and my computer has been tucked under my bed for a week, along with my art gear.

I’be been traveling like crazy past three weeks, almost 5 300 kilometers all in all (Earth’s radius is ~6 300 kilometers, just to put this in some context), which has taken its toll on me. I totally love my family, but they are really spread out across the Nordics, so it’s always a bit of a hassle to go see everyone. In one week I’ve been to Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

To kill some time on the train I decided to activate Instagram again, so if you’re on Insta and like to see some drawings in your feed, feel free to follow me!

Learning To Draw: #37

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30/6-13
Some sketching in Photoshop when I got home today. Spent four days in Norway this week with my grandma. There really wasn’t anything to do but to draw, read my book on anatomy and go to the movies to see “Pain & Gain” (which was a totally awesome and sick movie by the way!).

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29/6-13
Late night drawing of my grandma’s living room. I rarely draw interior or furniture, so this was a great challenge. I want to do this more often, seems like a great way to tackle my problems with perspective. The drawing just started out as a sketch while I was waiting for the bathroom ^^

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29/6-13
I brought a book on anatomy with me to Norway. It was great to study without any distraction. It might not look like it, but I made great improvements. Human anatomy has always been a headache to me.

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28/6-13
More anatomy, both studies and from imagination.

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27/6-13
Revelation! I find a new way of drawing standing humans in profile : D

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27/6-13
Some faces and bodies.

I’m back in Sweden after a few days of traveling in Norway. Since I’m too lazy to write about it, have a photo instead! This is from the top of mount Ulriken, 500 meters above sea level, near the city of Bergen. Morning hike.

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Learning To Draw: Post #4

Practicing faces, forcing my sis to sit as a model for me, hehe! Trying to draw furniture, which is totally new to me! Realized I want to draw a house, that’s something I have never done before! 20/9

Drawing still life flowers, 2 hours. In just a few days I’m allowed to start painting digitally again. My idea was to concentrate on manual drawing for 30 days. 20/9

Hands, horses and more hands (refs).  They say horses and hands are some of the most difficult stuff you can learn to draw, so why not draw horses and hands? 18/9

My dog and some real life roses from the garden. 18/9

Family and flowers 17/9.

Investigating babies and trying to find out what makes them cute. Hmm…these babies looks a bit uncanny xD 16/9

Baby poses from real life. First time ever I draw a baby, why are they moving so much?! 15/9

It’s time for another batch of my “learning to draw” photos! I know some of them look a bit scary (the babies pliz)! Had a hard time getting back on track with the daily drawing now when I’m away from my usual routines (I’m still on vacation in Finland, hanging out with family). Also, I’m trying to limit my daily Internet usage to a maximum of 2 hours now, realized I want to do other things with my time. It’s so easy to just sit in front the computer, browsing away when you could learn stuff, meet friends or draw instead. I’ve realize multi-tasking is bad for you, it makes my mind behave like a pinball game, so now I’m learning to do one thing at a time. Finish something before I start a new task.

Speaking about that, I’ve made some changes to my life this summer. If you read the post named “Mindless Behavior“, you know I decided back in July to get rid of all crappy scandal blogs I used to read just to pass time (I was on vacation then, so hey, I had plenty of time to kill). At the same time I kicked away all the nonsense fashion blogs, the brain dead gossip magazines and stopped visiting sites like 9gag and Reddit. So far it has worked very well, and this “Learning To Draw” project has sprung out of all the extra time I freed up! The next steps are to restrict my computer usage for work or educational purposes only, except for 2 hours of Internet when I can do whatever I want to. Also, I haven’t been drinking alcohol for 2 weeks now, since it messes up my workout and skin.

I know, I sound like a control freak, but really, this is just about cleaning out distractions from my life, and focusing on living my life as I want to live it. Visited an old relative this week, and to my great sadness she could only barley recognize me anymore. I suddenly realized, there might come a time in your life when you won’t be able to even hold a pen or hear music anymore. You will not always have “tomorrow” to start living your dream or learn all those things you want to learn. One day you might even forget what your family looks like, and then it will be all too late to craft your masterpiece.

So get out there and start doing, don’t just dream. Build the life you want to live. It’s not easy to find out how you want to live your life, and it takes courage to follow your gut feeling or dreams. Sometimes “started” or “done” is better than “perfect”. You have a maximum of 100 years on this planet, make the best of them!

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