New cloud study. I liek clouds.
This week I’ve been working very hard, like 12 hour days at my office, so I haven’t had the time to draw and paint that much. When I get home after 9 hours in front of a screen I just don’t feel like sitting down on my ass again and watch another screen. I need to get some of-screen time and some healthy exercise as well, or I’ll go mad.
The top image is a small comic I made back in 2006, haha! I may have been inspired by Explosm when making it, but it was fun non the less! The sunset is inspired by a beautiful sunset setting over Denmark, that I saw today. Malmö is quite close to the coast of Denmark, clear days you can see all the way over the sea to Denmark : )
Other than that I followed the tutorial at Helgesonart and painted a study of a girl, which was fun. Learned a whole bunch again, even if it was hard work. No pain, no gain. The last time I followed the tutorial it took me four hours, this time I managed to get it done in three. Insane, but I’m learning.
What’s up! Here’s the new stuff! I’ve been doing some digital studies in Photoshop and drawing in my sketch book. Tuesday sketch jams are back, feels great to meet the people again and share ideas. The stuff above shows a study of Alexandria’s beautiful illustration, a incomplete study (gave up after two hours) and study/experiment I did when I followed an art tutorial made by my former Junebud colleague Johannes. I really recommend you go check out his blog, he updates regularly and is kind enough to share some great tips and tricks!
I spent almost 4 hours on following the tutorial, and it was super tricky for me since a lot of layer masks were used, and I’m not too advanced with them quite yet. I learned a ton however. Great way to spend a rainy Sunday : )
Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve done some small changed the sidebar and the design of my blog? One of the changes is a small addition of friends and artists that inspire me when creating art. I’ve listed some of them on the right sidebar, and more is yet to come.
Last year some incredible images circulated on the web, showing low key sci-fi set in a alternative universe where dinosaurs live next to humans in Swedish suburbs, taking place in the 70’s. The images are made by the extremely skilled artist Simon Stålenhag. I was just blown away by these paintings. They look like a mix of oil paintings and photos, always filed with awesome design an a mood that goes straight to my heart. I can really feel those cold and grey winter landscapes he’s creating. I recommend you check out his Tumblr, it’s filled with sketches, paintings and drawings. All images in this post belong to Simon.
Just a quick update with some art. I’ve been away from it all lately; the internet, drawing, electricity, Sweden etc etc. Feels good to be back. It’s soon two years since I’ve started my Art Project. Thinking about what to write for this year’s anniversary, a bit stressed. Have I learned anything worth sharing at all? I don’t know.
This weekend I went to a concert and watched Skrillex live. Had such a great time < 3