Monday, December 27, 2010

Gear Head

Just a quick little concept sketch of a girl I'm going to use for a few concept art thingies. I posted a few earlier sketches of her in a previous post. This might not be the final design so if you got any suggestions, just shoot them this way and I'll see if I like them.

And now I want to end with another, rather long, Stephen Fry quote. I know it must be annoying for you to see me go on and on about his quotes but many of them really are worth listening to (of course he's not the only one that gives great advice and asks great questions). And this one is one of those worth thinking about. And if you think that I'm pointing this quote towards you personally, don't. Because it's pointed towards anyone who believe they got this issue.
But first, a little side note..I find it funny how I fool myself in to thinking that more than 4 people actually read this blog while i write these posts lmao.

"Certainly the most destructive vice, if you like, that a person can have – more than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins – is self-pity.
I think self-pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive.
It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred (and I think that hatred is a subset of self-pity, not the other way around) it destroys everything around it except itself.
Self-pity will destroy relationships; it will destroy anything that’s good, it will fulfil all the prophecies it makes and leave only itself.

It is so simple to imagine that one is hard done by and that things are unfair and that one is under-appreciated and that if only one had a chance at this or if only one had a chance at that things would have gone better: you would be happier if only this.. that one is unlucky. All those things. And some of them may well even be true.
But to pity oneself as a result of them, is to do oneself an enormous disservice."
- Stephen Fry


"Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy" - Stephen Fry

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

CHRISTMAS GIFT for my pal Marlene. I owed her a purple unicorn so here we go... a purple unicorn. The background is shit as hell but it will do. I couldn't think of anything better sadly.
But I did have a lot of fun doing this and I actually felt like I wanted to put the extra effort in to the unicorn. Partially because I enjoyed it and partially because I thought that you deserved it so much. You actually deserve a lot better but this is what I can give you for now. You're one of those who helped me through these past two months or so and for that I thank you. Because I'm truly, truly thankful for it all.
Happy holidays to everyone and have a happy 2011.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A hard climb

I needed something to work on and possibly create some art for a future portfolio or something so good ol' Conny gave me the suggestion to make up a world and fill it with characters and possibly some kind of storyline to it. So I did. Well.. I started on it. I started doing sketches for a character and then I plan to add everything in around her. It's mostly to make myself do concept art and illustrations rather than making an actual story. So here are just some of the sketches I did:

And this one is just a little gift art for Conny's girl, Bella, that she requested. A cute troll c:

And to end this post, here's a long but great quote from Stephen Fry:

"Yes, I can tell you where the golden palace is. And I can tell you how to get there.
It's a very long, hard climb though. And you will blister your knees and you will hurt yourself and you will fall down and have to start climbing again.
And they say "In that case I don't want to. You're so lucky to get there".
I'm not saying I got to the golden palace but what I'm saying is what attributes I have are ones I've worked up and run towards with enthusiasm. And people now seems to think, not only that it's unfair, but that it's their right to be given it without making the same journey."
- Stephen Fry

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Usus magister est optimus

Woop woop a master study. Got a bit inspired after watching Conny's livestream and then Dave Rapoza's stream. Got out of bed in the middle of the night to start on it and then I finished it this afternoon <:

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."
- Salvador Dali

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mystiska Krafter

The Scott Pilgrim series and Matthew Patell © Bryan Lee O'Malley

I was in a fanart mood so I did good ol' Matthew Patel from the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel together with his demon hipster chicks and mystical powers.
Never really done fire in a picture before... and I realized that while working on this. I really need to start doing stuff I haven't done before. Gotta step out of the comfort zone D:

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - Buddha

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Weeei got this picture done at last. It was just an attempt to do a sort of portrait of myself at first and then I kept going and turned in to a new DeviantART ID. And no, my bangs doesn't really look that odd but I took some creative liberties to touch it up and make it look more "artsy" so to speak.

And here we just have a little lighting practice we got to do in concept art class. It's about bouncing light, high lights, reflections, different kinds of shadows and useful stuff like that. Love this class <3

"touch the untoucheable
break the unbreakable"
- Libera me from hell

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Character Design/Turn-around

A little concept work for a school assignment we got. I wasn't too happy with the character but it somewhat fits the concept I choose and it's pretty simple. Which I like.

So the basic idea I got for this game(it wont be made in to a real game, we just invent a game that we can create concept art for) is that this character will be a messenger on the world tree, Yggdrasil, from the Norse mythology. The messenger is called Ratatosk in the myth so I guess I'll be calling my character that as well. She'll be delivering a message from the top of the tree, where a hawk is sitting ontop of an eagle's head, down to the underworld where the dragon, Nidhögg is chewing on the roots of Yggdrasil. So on her way down there she'll have to go through Asgard and middle earth while avoiding getting caught or killed by the creatures and Vikings that lives there.
That's about as far as I've gotten.

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” - Buddhist proverb

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


There we go, a shitty cellphone speaker. But it feels good that I'm getting back in to doing these studies at last.
I've also been working on these character thumbnails for a school assignment. We're making up a non existing concept for a game and then we do some concept art of it. Fun. As. Hell <3

You'll see more of this stuff as the course progresses.

"Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely." - Buddha

Monday, November 22, 2010


Changed the layout because I wanted something more simple. I gotta change the boring banner in to something more colourful or interesting though.

Anyways, here's a quick little scenery drawing I did. Next I'll try doing some photo study of an object or something. It's been a while so I wanna do it again c:

"Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions." - Gerald Jampolsky

Friday, November 19, 2010

Horned Slowbear

Getting back in to drawing...again! I try to work on my colouring and stuff but I still make them too flat... and I think I'm still subconsciously afraid of using higher contrast in colours for some reason god dammit. Got any tips, please, share them with me.

Also, this month feels like a fresh start for me in a number of aspects so I'm going to make something positive out of it and put my energy on getting better at art. So I'm stealing my friends little idea of writing a list of things to do.
So here we go

  • One hour of sketching (Including both anatomy and random stuff I got in my head. Both good and bad)
  • Get back in to the habit of doing at least one photo study/master study a day
  • Focus on working on volume and values every week
  • Focus on working on lighting every week

That will do for now but I might add more to the list as I go on.

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible." - Christopher Reeve

Monday, October 11, 2010

Angel of the fall

Just uploading it here like an image host since this crappy internet wont allow me to upload anywhere else. Ignore the shitty quality since I don't have my scanner here sadly.

I love you dear. Thank you for a lovely week and for letting me stay with you that whole time.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

School girl of tomorrow

Finished it after ages of just working on it on and off. The colours look a lot brighter here on my laptop though so that's a bummer. But it'll have to do. At least I learned to stay focused on a larger piece for a longer time.
Next I'll try to get started on a little project of my own. Nothing big, just a series of paintings that are linked together. And I will have a character of mine called Mist as the sort of.. main character. It's not a comic, just a bunch of paintings that sort of shows some kind of story if you can call it a story.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

2 Months and counting

A little WIP picture of something I started on photoshop. It's not finished if you thought that. I think it's pretty far from done. Or at it'll at least take some time to finish.

Anyways, yesterday me and my girlfriend have been together for 2 months (HAPPY WITH THAT NOW JENNA? >8C) and it didn't feel like I could do much for her then. I guess 2 months doesn't sound like a big deal for those reading or hearing about it but it feels great to the two people in the relationship and that's really the only thing I care about. So yeah. Happy two months of dating me, dear. Love you <3

Do you know why people have eyes at the front? It's to see the vast landscape, and to move forward - Kamina

Thursday, September 9, 2010


There, I finished it now. Kinda lost interest in it towards the end but I'm still quite happy with it. Though I still got a lot of work when it comes to colours and light... and a loooot more.

I've just started college, as I hope I mentioned before, so hopefully I'll be able to post some work that I do there. There's not much going on now since I gotta read this boring communication through writing and speaking class that's mandatory. But at least I get to read 2D graphics as well so it cancels out the boringness in the communication class.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Es tut mir Leid

Ciel Étoile © Hannah

Sorry I made you worry yesterday, dear. I finished this pic for you a bit quick this morning as some kind of lame apology. It's all I can do from here haha.

But yeah, trying hard to draw a lot every day. And it's not that hard really since that's pretty much all I can do here. So why not make the best of my time instead of wasting it on doing nothing all day. Got some sketches that I might try and get scanned soon when I can be bothered c:


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Well there we go, a study (portrait of my girl friend) and a WIP drawing that didn't really start out serious but turned in to this. We'll see how far ill be bothered to go with it. Oh and the ref to the portrait had an annoying light so it was really hard to get it right.. so it looks kinda plastic-y?
I feel more productive now than I've been in over 2 months now and I'm guessing it's because of college. Lets see if it'll be fun here or not... the first course we're going to read doesn't seem that fun but the rest sounds like a blast.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Another study. I'm really unhappy with this one though and I almost didn't want to post it but I just thought what the hell, it can't hurt. So here it is. My fail ice mountain <3
I could just blame on the fact that I was trying out a new brush setting in a newer version of photoshop than what I'm used to but that's a lame excuse. I'll just have to improve and that's that c:

Friday, August 13, 2010

We are Sex bob-omb

I'm so sorry for the lack of updates here. Kinda been busy socially (and kinda lazy but never mind that). I have been drawing though, I just haven't posted anything. Mostly sketches and studies but I've started on one or two proper drawings.
I want to post a lot more but I might be gone for a few days next week and at the end of the month I will be going to college. So we'll see how much I'll be posting... then again, I'll be drawing a crap load of studies at the college seeing as I'll probably have to do conceptart drawings and such so I can always post those <3

Here's a few that I did recently... I did the shaolin monk after I had watched the new Karate kid movie with my girl <3

Oh and here's something for those who might enjoy Scott Pilgrim. The SP movie OST:

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm on a horse

I did the scenery painting sooner than I thought. Which is a good thing c: I'm not too happy with it but it's alright and it helps me improve. So sooner or later these scenery paintings will be epic... I hope.
I can't remember if this was a mountain or a volcano but that doesn't really matter I guess. Aaand now I got nothing else to say so I'll just post a random video again:

Sunday, June 13, 2010


More studies yay. God I'm getting sick of doing portraits now, I've done a few lately for my dad and for a friend. But I have to say I did kinda enjoy doing this one because I took my time and felt quite relaxed while doing it. So that's good at least. Gotta try some landscape paintings next or possibly master studies if I can find something good enough.
I have been drawing personal drawings as well but I've just started on a bunch and I haven't finished any of them sadly. I will try to finish one or two of them though.

You listen to me. I'm the one who tells you what your mom says, okay? - Wallace Wells

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Back once again

Hah god I suck at updating this. I've been kinda slow again but I do draw. I've been doing a couple of photoshop portraits for my dad and one for my friend. I'm not posting those so I didn't really have anything good to post but I guess I'll post some sketches... and this one still life painting I did like last month but forgot to post.
I'm just messing around with my style here.


On an other note, I'm in a bit of a Scott Pilgrim craze at the moment. Got 5 of the books and the 6th one is supposed to be released in July or something. But I have no idea when I'll be able to get it over here. Hopefully it'll be before the movie is released.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Arms en bene

Wow, once again I've been slow with the bloging. But this time it was mostly my social life's fault because I was being a lot more social last week than usual. I hung out with a new friend of mine, the one that I did the art trade for in the previous post, and I went on a BBQ with some other friends. But now it's time to go back to my old anti-social self <3
And that means more studies. Here's one of my graduation hat in natural light. The light from the lamp gets kinda ugly and yellow and I don't like it that much.
And down there we can see a couple of anatomy studies of shoulders/arms and legs

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Art trade - Irith

Finally some art eh? It's about time. I started on this one about two weeks ago I believe. Or three, I don't really remember. But it took me longer to finish because I was working on other things as well and I spent one week at my grandmas without my precious photoshop.
Anyways, this is an art trade with my pin-up pal, Hannah (she's not that active on DA though). It's her character Irith. And I must say, it was pretty fun to do those tattoos. I also thought I'd practice a little on getting the shadows and light source on the right places on her because I tend to suck at that... but the colouring is a bit lazy, the fingers got messed up and her pelvis/crotch got a bit awkward looking to me but I dunno. I still enjoyed drawing it though so enjoy c:
Oh and yeah, I textured the fuck out of the walls. So sue me >:c

In that case why not just tear up every vagina in the whole world!? - Yu-gi-oh the abridged series

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pilgrim and Germans

Sorry I've been gone for a while. I've had to lend out my room for a week so I had to spend my time at my grandmas apartment with a computer that doesn't have photoshop or a working MSN.
Basically, my brother is reading German in school and for this class they get visitors. Some students from Germany. And they get to live at their place but it got a bit messed up so to make a... not so long story a bit shorter, we ended up having two Germans sleeping at our place so I had to give up my room. BUT I got two Scott Pilgrim books. I ordered three of them but they were out of stock on the Vol. 2 ones so I have to wait for it before I can start reading Vol. 3 >:C

Sunday, May 2, 2010


There, more studies. I got pretty happy with the photo study of the boy. At least from the waist up. The rest was a bit lazily done lmao. And I'm not going to post that study on DA because the original photoref was taken on DA so I'll just leave it here and on for now c:

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Ok so we went to this travelling carnival, did not go on any rides because it's crazy expensive, watched the bonfire, tried to win some chocolate, failed, watched the fireworks, went home to a friend, drank a little, went home, slept. That was last night in a nutshell I guess c: Nothing too special but I guess it was fun to come out and hang with people a bit. Too bad almost everyone we called were either away or didn't answer their phones >:

Friday, April 30, 2010

More hands

Just some colour studies I forgot to post earlier. Turned out a little messier than the black and white ones but it was harder to get them right in colour >:
On an other note, today is Walpurgis Night here in Sweden which basically means that a shit load of teens go out and drink themselves half to death while either watching a big bonfire or getting pissed at some random flat party. I don't plan on getting that pissed but I might have a beer or two just for the sake of it. And there will be fireworks yay c:

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Weee I can post more anatomy studies now. I could before as well but trying to scan an A3 size sketchbook doesn't give you good looking scans and taking photos of them wasn't much better. But now I'm using my A4 one so I'll be able to scan them now without getting pissed off at them.
Anyways, these are some foot studies I've done lately because I'm horrible at feet... still am so I'll have to keep practicing. After this I'll be doing hands and after hands I'll probably go for the skull.
Most of these studies are from art books by George Bridgeman, Gottfried Bammes and Paul Richer. Some of them are drawn from photo refs.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


A little monster that I had sketched out in my sketchbook a while ago and decided to colour yesterday. I came up with this about the same time I started coming up with that Fungai City drawing...obviously. It's hands and feet are a bit off though. But yes, nothing more to say about this, just enjoy c:
Och and I ordered the three first Scott Pilgrim books <3

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Groene vruchten

Time to get back in to more studying now that I've got that damn portfolio picture out of the way... at last. I actually had quite fun doing this but I don't really like the texture on the apple. I need to start using more hard brush only or something to make it less blurry or something. I don't know, it just feels like the spot where the shade meets the light feels a bit... noisy?
Anyways, time to get back to doing more studies. And now that I'm sketching anatomy studies in my A4 sketchbook I might even post them for once.

And here's a long quote but it's a good one so I'm putting it here.

It destroys everything around it except itself. Self-pity will destroy relationships, it will destroy anything that’s good, it will fulfill all the prophesies it makes and leave only itself. And it’s so simple to imagine that one is hard done by, and that things are unfair, and that one is under-appreciated, and that if only one had had a chance of this or only one had had a chance at that, things would have gone better. You would be happy if only this. That one is unlucky. All those things - and some of them may well even be true - but to pity oneself as a result of them is to do oneself an enormous disservice. - Stephen Fry

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fungai City

Damn I've been away for quite some time now, sorry about that. It keeps happening D: This time it was this thing that kept me away mostly. Yet I'm not even close to being happy with it because the lights and shadows are so horrendous it's not even fun. But it's decent enough for a portfolio that I'm going to send soon so I'll live with it for now. And I guess I learned a thing or two here so it was worth it in the end despite the final product c:
Constructive critique is greatly appreciated.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Another still life painting. This time of some perfume bottle thing that just lays around in my room. I don't use perfume >:U
But yeah slightly better than the last one but still needs a hell of a lot of work before I get anywhere haha. Though tomorrow I think I'll spend most of my drawing time on this one painting that I'm going to use for a portfolio that I'm going to send off to a college later on.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


A still life painting I did yesterday of a mug, some brushes and a dice that I used when I played Magic: The Gathering back in the days. It turned out quite horrible and made me realize how much more I need to work on my still life paintings from now on. It was fucking hard to find the colours ;o; Buuut all I need is practice, practice and then some more practice.

OH OH and those who wanna join a contest go to Level Up Art Contest on deviantART. We would love to have more people there and the deadline for the next contest is in 5 days. We could also use a couple of judges to judge this contest D:

Click: --- LUAC ---

At the root of it penis probably just wants to be loved. But he also thinks that the key to being loved is just being penisly - Levni Yilmaz