05 July 2014

Some news

Because I got complaints I am not updating.
I have after all these years better internet connection and a phone!
This should even make blogging more easy!

I had and have great plans for 2014!

1. Having more and better technical equipment and I have a scanner now!

You can see perfectly well scanned new pictures here: Deviantart Gallery

2. Fill a 600 pages sketchbook (and I already finished it these days! So proud)

There is the book. A very fine book bought here Retrofonts Blindband

My grannie sleeping. When I was still drawing with pencil.

The last pic in this book. I had changed and used RAINBOW PENCILS!
That are available again, seven colors in one!
Most of the sketches in this particular book are made with lots of great resources.
You want to get better: Off to Pixelovely!
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3. Concentrate more on artwork, sculptures, writing, all the creativity stuff! Show more of the creativity stuff. Take part in Sketchfest (My gallery). From today taking part in Illustration Friday.
I use Instagram nowadays and I am experimenting with colors a lot to inspire the people I work with.
In the end I wish to have picture books published (many ideas, am working at pics: Example)
And there is supposed to be an exhibition next year - maybe we get that going!

To see more pics of what I talk about here and the cat you should open this post!


12 January 2014

The Power of books

and other stuff you can read like blogs!

I just wanted to recommend a blog with always and again interesting articles about art,
illustration and the like:

Pikaland by a woman who has got good ideas about life, illustration, artists...
Even if most of the illustrations are not quite my taste her writing is very much.
She is definitely motivating for a sloth like me.

I think it was on her blog where I found the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield,
a great kick in the ass if you are a great procrastinator.
I read it some time ago and am doing so much more than I did before. My plans for 2014 are rather
grandiose considering the full time job I have.

That`s all for now. I want to draw a bit this Sunday afternoon.

20 October 2013

Frankfurt Book Fair

I think I took to few photos in Frankfurt, where I visited the giant book fair with a friend (to be seen later). We wanted to check out, books, illustrators and
These are just some small glimpses. I saw so many fantastic and interesting books and met nice people, had quite good coffee... we even where in the international part of the fair and it was different and even more interesting.
So now the peeks. I really don`t know the names of all those fantastic artistic people, sorry but here they are!


Two pics from the great sketch battle between team glasses and team without glasses

02 September 2013

Another visit to the Strychnin gallery

I took the chance of my Berlin visit to go to the Strychnin gallery. They have often changing exhibitions and much of it is quite my taste. 10th year anniversary show.
I took pics of some I quite liked.
Most of the info about artists can be acquired here: Presale



I liked this one. It is by Naomi Nowak. I followed her for quite some years now and own several originals.

"Sleeping beauty" enchanted doll by Marina Bychkova.  One of the reasons to go there, unreachable but photographable!



10 May 2013

One week with Selda Soganci...

... and Winsor McCay and Poul!

Yes really!

I had illustration course from Tuesday evening till Sunday afternoon and I worked on my pictures for
a picture book. Nothing that will be published but I love most of the pictures already :D
One pic in every color of the rainbow. Now for some photographs of the experience.



I had a room in a flat of a friend of Selda and for getting me into the mood, she put
a  sculpture she once got from Selda on my desk.

Story time! Everyone could try and find the right story to illustrate in
this nicely wrapped ones. I did not need one, I still have none. Just pics.



Right in the works.

Selda having a look at Shaun Tan`s`Bird Kind that I brought.

My workplace :) Glimpses of my illustrations. Droning in pencils.
We have Faber Castell Polychromos, Prismaolor Premieres, and Derwent Inktense mainly.