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Witchgame, Dragon and Kitten – the almost finished artwork

  Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

~ Andy Warhol ~

Some of you expressed an interest in seeing the completed dragon vs. kitten image and since I did get it finished just in time for the challenge, I thought I would show it to you here today as well. There are some very fantastic drawings entered in the challenge, if you like you may check them out here. While I don’t think I have a chance of winning, I think that it is important to step out of my comfort zone and take part in things like it. Trust me, being a perfectionist it is not easy to put artwork out there when you yourself feel it is … not quite as good as what you see from others. But that is exactly the point:

I do and I hopefully always will.

At the very least I will keep working on it.

On a somewhat different note: The witch game. It is done. Seriously, we are ready to send you the download link for it this weekend. Please leave a note in the comments or if you prefer send me and email (via contact) and you will get it. Here is a very, very short teaser of our new (not new-est) intro screen:

(please don’t hit fullscreen on the video as it will look fuzzy – I only uploaded it at 800 px)

Thanks for watching and have a great weekend!

Cheers,

claudia3

 

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An Ayako illustration gone somewhat wrong

Tthis week’s Creative Tuesdays theme is: STARS.

And today Ayako is back! Because she loves to stargaze, just like me. There is – almost – nothing better to do at night. Seriously, when we are at the Outer Banks in October or on Bonaire in February, it is one of my favorite things to do in the evening before I go to bed. Stars – can’t help, but think of this:

“Space… The final frontier…
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.
Its continuing mission:
To explore strange new worlds…
To seek out new life; new civilisations…
To boldly go where no one has gone before!”

Anyways, back from daydreaming and stargazing to my latest drawing (effort). It really was an effort and a struggle and it came close to not being shown. But then I decided, yep, I am not only going to show you my successes, but also my failures. All went well until… I thought I was being clever by using masking fluid for the little stars to color them after I had done the watercolor background. However, I forgot that 1) this particular sketchbook is not very watercolor friendly as the paper dissolves rather quickly and 2) I was too impatient and started rubbing the dried masking fluid away when the paper underneath was still wet from the watercolor. Sigh – oh well, not everything can be a success.

On a different note, this is a completely traditionally drawn illustration of Ayako, no digital app etc. except for taking the photos, of course.

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claudia3

 

 

 

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Ayako somewhat rescued

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WIP – a work in progress / speed drawing

  Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today:  WIP speed drawing

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

~ Andy Warhol ~

Acouple of sARTurdays ago I showed you a fully colored manga drawing and how I started it as a simple pencil sketch in my sketchbook. Your feedback was terrific!

As were your responses to the short video I posted last Saturday with little how-to of photo art. By the way, I promise to another one and to include a voice over and improve the video’s quality so that you may actually read the on-screen. Got to figure out the darn’ YouTube compression…

YouTube is a wonderland of just about any information that you would ever (not) want to see. I am watching how-tos and drawing inspiration on a constant basis, especially while I am working out on the elliptical.  One (of the many) inspiring artists is Jazza of ‘Draw with Jazza’, a young guy from Oz (my 2nd home country) and on top of all the drawing videos, he also holds a monthly drawing challenge for his community. I don’t think that I will actually take part in it, however, the theme sounded just too good:

Dragons vs. Kittens

I nearly despaired trying to draw the dragon, still am not 100 % happy, but for a 1st try – not too bad.

First up is again the pencil drawing I did in my sketchbook, which I transferred via Sketchbook App (it records transparency) to my iPad. In ProCreate App I went over the pencil with a pencil and then ink brush, added details and… a lamb, monster, seal, well – wait till you see the 2nd kitten appear in the bottom right corner. What a struggle it was to get that kitten right – quite hilarious to watch. Maybe I should have cut it out of the video, but I wanted to keep it real. Mind you I was drawing without a reference and in the end I decided on a different pose and that worked. Except for the fact that for quite a while I had a three-legged kitten – hahaha – oh well.

I also started coloring, but have not finished, that is where it stops for now. There is much more to do, yet I thought I let you be a part of my WIP and hope you will watch and enjoy the video (btw – it’s quality is way better than last week’s).

Thanks for watching and have a great weekend!

Cheers,

claudia3

 

 

p.s. I am on the road for the most part of the weekend, so I may be even slower than usual to check out your art – but I will, promise!

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A photo art how-to

  Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today:  Photo art how-to

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

~ Andy Warhol ~

So, I just gave myself some photo fun time. After I have been sketching only very little this past week I decided to skip that for today and have done a little photo edit instead. And what else? I have done my very first screencapture. It is showing how I get from the original photo processed in Lightroom to the final piece below. I haven’t added a voice-over (yet), not sure if it is necessary or something you would like. Let me know.

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And that’s it from me. Now show me what’s new with you. And have a great weekend!

Cheers,

claudia3

 

 

p.s. this is my very first, so for next time I know to crop the huge border around it (among other things) 🙂


 

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A manga girl showing off her colorful, striped socks

Once again I decided to join the gang over at Creative Tuesdays with my drawing efforts. This time the theme is: STRIPED SOCKS.

As you know I am trying my hand very heavily at manga these days. But this lady here, at least right now, is at best manga-esque. Please welcome to our universe – Ayako.

I have given her a name, because I feel like I am going to develop her a little more, a character so to speak. I have already sketched a few other poses, but only in pencil so far. There’s a lot I like about her, so I have a feeling that she will make an appearance again. I hope we will all be friends.

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Manga girl portrait from pencil to color

  Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today:  Manga girl portrait “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~ Andy Warhol ~ R emember I said last Saturday that I wanted to post more photos again? Well, it turns out that – I won’t. But I really,… Click here for the full article

My two monsters are going on a journey

What can I say? I just can’t help it. I found another awesome meme that I may be participating in from time to time. It is called ‘Creative Tuesdays’ and happens bi-weekly on Tuesdays.  There’s not too much pressure, you know that I want to eliminate that from my life, so that is good. However,… Click here for the full article

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