Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Today I saw a fairly ugly guy surrounded by a group of attractive girls. I was confused and went closer to try to figure out why. He had a British accent. I now understand. - MLIA
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Also I'm leaving for New Zealand in two weeks. Yay Christmas in the sun c:
Today, I found an old worksheet from 1st grade. One of the questions was "What color do you think dinosaurs were?" I answered "Black and white because color wasn't invented yet." I always knew I was a genius. - MLIA
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Internet has been a douche for me now so I can't really get on very often. Its something with our new router >:U
I managed to get on now so I thought I'd just post a little drawing I did the other day. It started with a small doodle in my sketchbook and then I did a larger version that covered an A4 paper. I traced it on another piece of paper and tried to colour it with watercolours but that didn't go well at all so that one went down the bin lmao.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
My fail attempt at watercolours.
I found some old watercolours at my dads the other day as we were moving some stuff out of the room so I brought them here (my mum) and tried them out. Didn't go too well but its okay. The paper really wasn't made for water colouring though because it got all wrinkled up and pieces started coming off of it so yeah I'm trying normal print paper next time.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Went to Stockholm the other day to look for a Christmas gift for Jenna when I happened to find some stuff for myself as well. A pretty cheap Dead Leaves DVD (for about £5) and a Watchmen graphic novel <3 It's like Christmas for me! .. except I have to pay for it myself lmao.
I'm also trying to do more sketching now that I got my own scanner.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I also came back from a trip to England not too long ago and that was simply amazing. Can't wait to do it again. ANYWAY I'll post a WIP picture here that I started on not too long ago. I did a line art for my friend Jenna a while ago that she's going to colour but I wanted to colour something too so I'm giving it a shot as well c:
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Another little painting I did of some random thing that I doodled down in my sketchbook before. I redrew it and coloured it in Photoshop. I tried to do a character that could be used as an enemy for a platformer game or something like that so I took some inspiration from those kinds of games lmao.
CRITIQUE if you want to. It could help me c:
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tried to practice a little but it turned out all fucked up fffff especially things like her right eye. But I'm slowly getting there c:
Next time I do a portrait I think I'll try to paint an older man with a beard because those always feel a bit easier so I guess that's a good place to start and then work my way up to harder things... and maybe actually use colours lmao
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Sorry I haven't posted anything here in quite a while but I've had an art-block and sometimes I've been out with friends and stuff. But I've started doodling and sketching again now and today I managed to throw this photoshop painting together. Got the idea from Jenna when she said "DRAW A PRETTY FLOWA" on MSN yesterday... so I did 8D I drew some random lotus flower I found on google. It's pretty rough but it works for now lmao
(Not sure I know what this quote means but it had the lotus in it so whatever c: )
“The mind is totally attached to Maya; the mortal has forgotten his fear of old age and death. Gazing upon his family, he blossoms forth like the lotus flower; the deceitful person watches and covets the homes of others.”- Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Thursday, September 24, 2009
And I translated it(sort of) to English because I'm that bored ok.
Bla bla bla use the first letter in your name in every answer and the answer can't be your own name and so on. If the person who tagged you got the same name as you, you can't use the same answers.
1. What is your name: Daniel
2. A four letter word: Dork
3. Girls name: Danielle
4. Boys name: Dick
5. Profession: Dragon slayer (YEAH!)
6. Colour: Ehm... dark blue? :c
7. Clothing: Dungarees
8. Food: Dick... I mean doritos
9. Object in the bathroom: Douche.... 8D
10. Place: Disney World!
11. A reason to be late: Drugs
12. Something you yell: DUDE
13. Film: Dragonball
14. Something you drink: Diet Coke
15. Band: Daft Punk
16. Animal: Dragonfly
17. Street name: Dragongatan
18. Car: Dodge Viper
19. Song: Down to the old pub instead by Stephen Lynch
And I tag anyone who wanna try this :U
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Well today I booked a flight to London in October and I cut my hair so now I look like a lesbian lmao. Anyway, if everything goes well I'll be off to London on Oct 23rd to see some friends (Jenna, Rachel, Micha and hopefully Gifty too) and go to the London MCM expo with them and then maybe cheat at an art contest because we're bad ass like that.
The annoying part about this are my parents. They are totally sucking the fun out of it and keeps saying "OH it will be expensive", "Can you afford it? You gotta buy food every day", "Are you sure these people are trust worthy enough?" >:C Bah, let me be young and impulsive and do my own mistakes.. even tho this isn't a mistake.... unless I somehow get stuck alone at the airport until I get arrested as a terrorist suspect or something lmao.
Oh well I'm sure it'll all turn out well in the end c:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
About time I got around to finish this. This character had so much black in it so the only part where I had a bit fun with colours were the eye and the ears lmao. But it came out decent anyway c:
I made this for my friend Colleen so hopefully she'll like this ffff.
"Lost six stone? That's like throwing a deck chair of the Titanic" - Jimmy Carr talking about Michelle McManus
Thursday, September 17, 2009
A little gift-art I did for my friend 'the bitch'.. I mean Joey. She wanted a picture of her character Toshiro with his new design that she made for someone's comic or something I DUNNO.
Ok now I go back to finishing Colleen's picture ffff god I'm productive this week.
"The urge to slap you has never been so strong" - Joey
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
A lineart I did today for Jenna to colour because I told her to force me to do art... so she did <3 LIKE A TRUE FRIEND.
Anyway, yeah it's not my usual style I guess but it was still fun to do and for once I was actually somewhat patient when I did the lines instead of just rushing through like I usually do :U
"As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life." - John Lubbock
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
More sketches. I know some of these were posted earlier but I've added a few doodles since so I'll repost it c:
Oh and the one with green background are the free sketches I offered on my Journal on DeviantART.
"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist." - Schumann
Monday, August 31, 2009
Practiced some driving with dad again and we went pretty far.. again. Because dad had some translator job to do that took him two hours so I had to amuse myself somehow. Luckily I brought my camera and sketchbook like always so two hours went by pretty fast. But I had to pee so I went out in the woods and did it. Then I noticed a nice spot that might look good on a photo... it didn't :C
But then I found a little spider that I tried to take a picture of... and then I found a little bigger one.. and then I almost walked in to this huge ones web. I freaked out a bit and then took a few pics of it as well c:
"Ron had been suffering from swine flu and people were avoiding him. Luckily, he was ginger and he was used to it" - Frankie Boyle on 'Mock The Week'
Thursday, August 27, 2009
It's a WIP lineart of the sketch I posted earlier. This is Audio, a character that belongs to my friend Colleen. I owe her tons of pictures after all the stuff she's drawn for me but I can't keep up with her so I'll try to make this one extra nice....try. Colouring will be a bitch since there's so much black in this ffff.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saw The Iron Giant for the first time today and my god was it great <33 (Just thought the title would fit to that film a bit lmao)
I can not believe I never watched it before what the hell have I been thinking. I didn't think of the movie again until my friend Genesis and some of her friends mentioned it on a Skype call a few weeks back and they shunned me 'cause I hadn't seen it... so I did. And it was about time. The animation was superb <3 So yeah if you haven't seen this one yet go do it.... like now.
"You just blew millions of Uncle Sam's dollars out of your butt!" - The General in 'The Iron Giant'
Saturday, August 22, 2009
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world." - Buddha
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
"I like your Christ, I do not Like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Mahatma Gandhi
Monday, August 10, 2009
Well I finally got around to finish this old piece. It's an art-trade I did with HalfpintEdward from Sheezyart (also on Deviantart). Not too happy with the colouring cause I think it got a bit blurry, lacked details and the shading was weak. But hey, I'm still learning c:
Anyways, enjoy the piece <3
Queen © Halfpintedward
"Are those Skittles in your pants or are you just happy to see me?" - Daniel Velu (Before I left my friends place today..... don't ask lmao)
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Hah dad said that we're taking Saturday and Sunday off from driving so I'm freeee from that for two days. So I spent the morning talking to Genesis on MSN and Skype. After that I tried to make some Polish Pierogis but the dough got a bit too thick and crap but it was still good enough to eat lmao. Then I just went lazy in front of the TV and drew these doodles.. got inspiration to draw the girl while watching 'Hotel Rwanda'(Its a good movie too) and the Zeppelin idea came from some experiment that they did on Mythbusters where they burned miniature Hindenburgs lmao.
"How many of you have ever seen a washing machine... naked?" - Adam Savage from 'Mythbusters'
Thursday, August 6, 2009
On an other note, I actually got around to apply for a job. It's at LIDL so it isn't the greatest but I don't care as long as I get a job close to home. Hopefully I'll get it c:
“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” - Oscar Wilde
Friday, July 31, 2009
And I've also recently gotten quite addicted to the game Restaurant City on facebook urgh. So THAT is kind of taking some of my time as well xD
ANYWAYS in the meanwhile, have some geek music... god I love 8-bit music
“Thank you, Mario! But our Princess is in another castle!” - Toad from the Mario games
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Also, Jenna got home from China today where she had a lovely time with the hazardsuit people and quaranteen rooms that she got locked in to due to the fear of Swine fluuu. And she'll be sending me a panda plush <3
“China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese." - Charles de Gaulle
Friday, July 24, 2009
"Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater." - Roman Polanski
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Today my dad took me out to practice some driving and the first thing I did was to fail lmao. I started driving forward a bit and he went "Put the blinkers on" and I did... I thought. I pushed the wrong thing and the wind shield wipers went off and water shot out on the window and god did I freak out cause I saw nothing lmao. It went better after a while and even got to drive on a road that went 90km/h for a moment. But I need more practice.
Jimmy Carr on Michael Jacksons death:
"For me it's a little bit like when Diana died... I couldn't give a fuck" - Jimmy Carr
Monday, July 20, 2009
And it's not in any real order, I'm just writing them down at random.
USA - Mostly east U.S. Because I got a lot of friends in that area and I'd love to visit them all some day. And the people in America is quite friendly from what I saw when I was there. Such a difference from Sweden where people seem to be afraid of each other lmao.
Japan - Because I'm an anime geek... ok not really. I've loved the idea of going to Japan long before I found anime and manga. It just seems like a really interesting place to check out. It's really different from the usual places I go to.
England - Like with USA, because I know some people there that I'd like to meet. I've also caught an interest for the UK for some reason recently. I'm watching British shows and what not.
Russia - Because it seems interesting and I'm a bit of a tourist fag so I want to visit Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
Egypt - Again, it seems interesting and I'm a tourist fag. I wanna see Giza and some other places.
New Zealand - Because I've never been below the equator and I have relatives there that I've never met before and it'd be a chance to get to know them since I barely actually know anyone in my family except for Mum, Dad, my brother and my Uncle.
India - I seem to have some family there as well but it seems like a good place to get inspired by. And I'm, as I said, I'm a tourist fag.
Italy/Vatican - My tourist fag side pops up again. I really want to see the St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum. And if I can, the leaning tower of Pisa. And Venice seems to be an amazing place as well.
Hm that's all I can think of right now. Too tired to think of more haha.
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - St. Augustine
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Another colouring practice piece. Not as good as the last one if you ask me but I'm getting there.
And god I'm tired right now. Went to bed at midnight and woke up around 6 am for some odd reason even though I set the alarm to 9 am. Now I'm starting to feel tired again :c
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso
Friday, July 17, 2009
Here's something that popped up in my head last night as a good example on stuff that I could use to practice some colouring. And I really do love how the colours came out on this practice piece but I'm not that happy with how the face turned out lmao. But it was mostly for colouring this time so it's not that big of a deal c:
Got any good constructive critique? Please share. Otherwise, enjoy the picture.
"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean." - Arthur C. Clarke
(lmao sorry for the bad quote... I just liked it for some reason)
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I also don't feel like I'm creative either. Because all I seem to draw is random characters and most of them are pretty sub-par and have a pretty common look. Nothing I draw is expressive, artistic and creative on the level of a great artist.
Now I know this just sounds like I'm whining about my skills... but I don't mean to. I just needed to get it off of my mind. Because I do know how I'm going to get all these things that I want... through practice. And then some more practice. And then a lot more practice. And I also need to learn how to let the pictures come to me on their own instead of trying to force the pictures out. Which also takes a lot of practice and, as Jenna sometimes says, trial and error.
I think I do know what I need to learn more properly before I get there though. Colouring! I am so impatient when it comes to that so I'm far from as good as I could have been at it. And I need it to fully finish most pictures.
Aaaand now it feels like this text is a whole mess so I'll just stop now lmao. I'm going to go back to my practicing and I will keep doing it like a fucking animal.. because I love it c:
"Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind." - Louise Nevelson
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Another work in progress drawing of mine that I did while I was working on my sketch dump that I'm going to finish soon I hope. I know it looks sort of emo-ish right now but I'm hoping to make this a quite colourful picture. It will also give me a chance to practice more with colours. And I have noticed a couple of errors in this line art already. Like her legs and her chest. But that's why God invented the eraser and Ctrl + Z <3>
"The painter's mind is a copy of the divine mind, since it operates freely in creating the many kinds of animals, plants, fruits, landscapes, countrysides, ruins, and awe-inspiring places." - Leonardo da Vinci
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Well today wasn't a very productive day. I spent the whole day watching all the episodes of Qi from series 3. So now I've seen series 1,2,3 and 6. Just two more to go c: But who can resist the amazing Stephen Fry <3>
"What do lawyers and sperm have in common?They both have a one in a million chance of becoming human." - Stephen Fry in the 3rd episode of series 3 (but was probably not made up by him to begin with though but I don't know)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Well today I went to fly in a glider and I got to do it for free because my mum's friend is a pilot and works with this stuff. So this was like a graduation gift from him to me. It was pretty neat to fly in one and I got to wear a parachute that almost crushed my crotch. But it was fine as long as I was sitting down. I flew in it for about 30 min and towards the end I felt kinda sick... they had barf bags (or whatever it's called) just in case but thank god I didn't have to use one <3>
Friday, July 10, 2009
Yeah today I did basically nothing except for drawing and browsing. And every now and then I'd get a text message and THAT happened. Every time. And it wasn't always the phone, once a cat ran in to our apartment and scared the shit out of me. Sometimes it only takes a piece of paper falling down from my desk to scare me when I'm in my room because I seem to be lost in my own little world and sometimes the littlest sounds can make me snap out of it. OH well c:
"He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie." - Anais Nin
Thursday, July 9, 2009
My brother just sent me this and I just thought I should put it out here. I think it's really creative to make something like this and I'd so love to have this at home... even though I don't have an empty wall to do this on.
"Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." - Arthur Koestler
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Well I finished the art-trade with Gifty. I had to have some kind of motivation so Joey suggested that if I didn't finish the picture within the day she'd block me on MSN for two weeks. And I agreed. That was more than enough motivation for me to finish the picture lmao.
Also, I just got back from the gym and is currently waiting for my brother to gtfo from the shower so I can use it >:U
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs."- Edgard Varese
Sunday, July 5, 2009
P.S. Joey, Jenna, Romana, Rachel, Alex and Genesis are all faggots because they were some of the people that managed to amuse me on this boring day <3
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." - Ellen Parr
Thursday, July 2, 2009
OH yeah and this is my first artwork using 'Easy paint tool SAI'. And I gotta say, it's amazing for line-arts. Some friends have been bugging me to try it out but I haven't been arsed until now lmao.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Lmao oh so true.
And I'll be honest, I didn't really care that much about him because.. well I didn't know him and I wasn't a hardcore fan of his. I just liked a couple of songs from him, that's it. I still joked about him and enjoyed jokes about him :u
“Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.” - ?
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Went tenting with some friends yesterday and I got home just today. God am I exhausted now but boy was it worth it. Despite the scorching sun and the ungodly long walks to and from the place.
Pictures can be found on my Facebook c:
(I have no idea if the link works for others lmao. Sorry :c )
"Man's heart away from nature becomes hard"- Standing Bear
Friday, June 26, 2009
- Art trade with Halfpintedward
- Hadriel logo
- Art request for Katie
- Art request for Joey
- Learn HTML
- Animate the short Professor Layton animation for Jenna
- Voice acting for a Fish vs Sword project that a guy on Sheezyart is doing.
So today I tried to do a couple of examples for the Hadriel logo. Hadriel is my friends band btw c:
And yeah, the friend that requested it told me to do something that looked kinda post-apocalyptic but I had no idea how I would do that so I just played around and got these things:
"Without music, life is a journey through a desert." - Pat Conroy
Thursday, June 25, 2009
On an other note. RIP Michael Jackson who died on June 25th 2009.
(This quote will be a bit lame but I loved it in the movie <3) style="font-style: italic;">"My father was a wheel! The first wheel! And do you know what he transformed into? Nothing! But he did it with honor!" - Jetfire
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death."- Leonardo da Vinci
Sunday, June 21, 2009
"Of course it's accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve."
"Letterman certainly has the right to 'joke' about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction. This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America's Right to Free Speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect."Okay so if she say that he has the right to joke about this she shouldn't fucking whine about it in public. Just suck it up and get over it. It was a joke.
And where the hell did the whole U.S. Military shit come from?! They are NOT the only people doing anything for the U.S.As freedom of speech. The people that are doing something for the freedom of speech is pretty much anyone who believes in it and not only the U.S. military who's fucking miles away in a different country, fighting a war they had nothing to do with to begin with. Ok, I don't know much about politics so I probably should not say that but whatever.
And you don't need to use that right to promote equality and respect only. You can do it to promote whatever the fuck you want. That's kinda the whole point with freedom of speech.
Also, I heard these jokes that he made. He didn't really mention rape in the joke. Only that it would be hard to keep this guy away from her daughter and that some other guy knocked her up. He never said that they raped or wanted to rape her :/
And the joke about Sarah Pailins looks was just funny and Letterman is most likely not the first one to joke about that so that was just stupid to get this upset over. Just learn to take a joke about yourself or you'll make this world even more miserable than it already is for many.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein
Saturday, June 20, 2009
And now that this picture is done I got a bunch of other things to do as well urgh. There's an art trade that I started with Halfpintedward on SheezyArt, a logo for my friends band, and two requests from friends. And I'm always so slow when it comes to drawing so it'll probably take me forever to do these c:
"There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it" - Henry Moore
Friday, June 19, 2009
"Performance commissioned by Kalmar Museum of Art, Sweden. During the inauguration of the new art museum in Kalmar a suspicious individual sneaked around the premises mounting sculptures made of carrots, alarm clocks, red and blue cables, metal wire and tape. On direct orders from the Swedish secret police the performance was stopped since the Culture Minister refused to give her inaugural speech if it were to continue. The speech , as it later turned out, was about how art must be allowed to be free and provocative."
Silly politicians. Ah well. Today I did some more doodling so I think I'll post one of them that I'm sort of happy with but it could've been better. Like a lot of things actually c:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It was a really neat game and fun as hell to play. Even if I shat myself from time to time 'cause of those fuckers that ran at you fast as hell. The last fight was a bit easy though. I mean sure, I died a few times but most of them were because I fail epicly sometimes and fell down some platforms and died.
Oh and one of my favourite moments were when some random rebels said 'Look it's Gordon Freeman. Lets join him!" and a few seconds later a grenade flew towards us and blew the whole group up except for me because the great Gordon Freeman is smart enough to back away from an incoming grenade c:
Also, I might end posts with quotes that I like now as well.
"Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness." - Stephen John Fry
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
(When I'm doing longer posts I might add a TL;DR version on top of it in case people get lazy or aren't interested enough to read the whole thing)
TL;DR version:I made a new blog again for several reasons. I just graduated and taking a year off before going to college which means that I'm out of job and looking for one. I'm also using this year to do several things like improving my drawing and such.
Once again I've made a blog. Seriously, I'm changing blogs more often than people change socks now but I get bored so easily with these. Yet I keep doing them. Oh well!
This time I made a blog for the same reasons as first time but with one exception. One reason is that I want a place where I can rant and/or just write stuff down. The second reason is that I can post some art and maybe smaller sketches here as well (in case someone stumbles across this blog). Finally, the third reason, and also the exception I mentioned, is to improve my English. I mean sure, I probably improved it without thinking of it the last times I did a blog were I typed in English as well but now I'm going to try to be more aware of it and try harder to increase my vocabulary and so forth. I'm still going to use internet words and such and I fail at using punctuations and commas too so I wont think too much of that. I don't think anyone could care less about that on the internet lmao.
Also, I don't know shit about Latin so I am using online translators. So don't blame me if the titles are wrong >:C
Anyways, I'll just sum up quickly what's going on around me at the moment. I just graduated, I'm taking a year off to improve my drawing before going to college if I get accepted, I'm kinda being forced to take my drivers license, I'm currently looking for a job (good God it's hard to find one) aaand I've become sort of obsessed with British TV shows recently <3