That's right, I've been really bad at updating the site for quite some while now, and much has happened since last post. I've switched job again, now working as a system developer for CGI (it's quite a big company, so it's really a big change in career to say the least).
I've also recently decided to give the art thing a bit more time of my life, so I've started working 80% on my daytime job to get more energy and time to dedicate to my art side of life. Also want to spend some more quality time with the kids, they're growing up way to fast
I haven't produced much when it comes to pollished art though, I'm in a period where I try to up my game, and get back into the fold by doing a lot of sketching during the evenings. Even gone so far that I've started a subscription on New Masters Academy to get some solid foundation skills in place, as well as doing a lot of figure studies, been a blast thus far and really something I can recommend!
I did finish a more polished drawing the other day though, so I thought this would be an excellent time to update the ol' blog with some new content!
I hope to keep it up in the same pace and continue to produce art, but also some gamedev things, I might post a seperate blog post about my last Ludum Dare adventure, and one is coming up at the end of April as well, so keep ye peeper pealed for more news on that!
Until then, Cheerz!
Monday, 27th Mar 2017 21:51 GMT
So, last year started out great with a good pace on the dailies, then I went into the process to get a new job which diverted my energies to general jobstuffs (I ended up getting the job and jumped from working with web video streaming to app development, so there was somewhat of a learning curve to get into the new position). Now it feels like I've gotten quite warm in them shoes, so I will give 2016 another shot on the daily art routine.
I will try to keep my expectations a bit lower though, last year I went pretty hard in with a lot of charcoal drawings, some of them was in A3 format, so I spent quite a lot of time to squeeze them dailies out. I will probably start of this year with a lot of gritty ink drawings, but from time to time I'll try my hands at any color medium that feels good (want to do more oils, gouache, watercolor, color pencils and of course play around more with my copics). So keep your expectations low and you might not get disappointed (goto love Otis...).
Let's do a sneak start until new years, I did this little bugger on x-mas, and I'm warming up with the ink brush pen (really want to explore more loose designs).
Hope you've had an awesome 2015! And I see you guys in 2016!
Sunday, 27th Dec 2015 16:05 GMT
Hey folks! Been quite some time since I last posted anything on the site, and it has it's reasons, namely, I've got a new employer!
I started my postition at Tuzame (Announcement from Tuzame) this week, so it's new and fresh, but I've been hard at work making the switch the last month or so, been an intensive period, so my art life has been taking the backseat for a time, but now that it's all official I hope to be able to take up the artside of life again.
I will get some well needed $$$ for overpayed taxes next week, and with this surplus I will purchase a Wacom Companion 2, this will make it much easier for me to be artistic on the road so to speak. I hope it'll boost my creativity and give me better initative to sketch more.
I'm also getting to the point on initial planing for my art exhibit this fall. I will come back with more info on this as it arrives, so keep your peeps pealed for info on this.
I've also updated my CV with the new job position, so those who want to know more can head over to my CV page and download the new version!
That's all for now, no art updates sadly, but I hope this will change when I get my dirty hands on the Wacom! :)
Sunday, 07th Jun 2015 11:36 GMT
Hey folks! I'm pushing myself to update the blog more often, and once a week should be a good start.
This week I've been doing a lot of figure sketching, keeping up with the goal I set out in my last blog post, been at it pretty much everyday, and It shows very much when I do a figure sketch with no reference. Before I did these the balance and proportions of the figures were way of, but now they are more realistic, so this I will keep doing hopefully for the rest of the year.
I'm also planing some art supply purchases till I get some money back from tax. I will know more which kind of money I have to spend at the end of next week, and hopefully I'll have enough to purchase the things I need. This will go twards color, markers, gouche and some canvases for oilpaintning projects.
The daily sketches I've done the last week has been concentrating on shapes and faces, will try to get some figure drawing in there soon, but I still need some more practice with the figure sketching. Here are my top 3 dailies from last week.
This face has a snakelike feel to it, it's fat and happy like it's just had a treat! Been using circular eyes as a red thread in my latest portraits
It's great to give the portrait some weird treats when your imagination is lacking, after the initial design you just go with it to find an interesting character.
Due to the intense work with shapes on the figure sketching side of life, this one got a bit inspired by that where I extracted the forhead shape and made it come out more with a sharp outline.
I also have some updates on my social sharing, previously I've been sharing to facebook, tumbler, pinterest, twitter, google+, deviantart and instagram. After a couple of months of this I've found it bothersome to keep every place updated as it puts a lot of administrative work on my shoulders, having a dayjob and puting a lot of time into actually creating art I feel that I have to prioritize the networks that are easiest to share to. These will be tumbler, pinterest, instagram, deviantart and facebook. So if you've been following my feeds on other networks, please check out one of the active ones for daily updates!
I've also reaquainted myself with an network that I've been active with to and fro since the dawn of time, namely Conceptart.org! You can check out my sketchbook by following this link
That's all the news from this time, have a good one!
Sunday, 15th Mar 2015 14:00 GMT
Been a while since I last posted a blog post, but I've had a hard time finding peace of mind for such activities, but now I have a pretty chill afternoon on my hands, so it's time to break the pattern and get some updates out in the open.
In my last post I presented you with my Consulting page here on the site, and since then I've also added a CV, not into the public though, as I don't know what I want to do with it yet, but more to get it started, to have it there in case I need it in the future. So see it as a work in progress for now
I've had a change of hearts when it comes to my economical perils, I will continue to concentrate on my art for now, I hope to get some money back from taxes this year, and I will use these extra funds to futher my plans in the art department. What I need is to purchase some more canvases so that I can produce additional oil paintings for exhibitions later this year, and if the funds are sufficient I will try my luck att selling prints, these will probably be postcard sized or in A5 format, but more about that when I have the money.
I've recently started working more and more with figure drawing, and gesture drawing. This is a skill that I lack, so I will try to put aside as much time as possible to train on this, I can't promice anything, but I'll try to sit down at least 3-5 times each week and draw a set of 20-50 gesture drawings. It's to early to show anything off but when I get better I might pick out a list of the most successfull ones during the week, maybe this will make it easier for me to update my blog more often. Anyways, let's do a retrospection since last blog post!
This drawing stared one of my miniseries of drawings that I want to explore more, one more in the series will be in this top 5, I've drawn figures with birdheads for a long time, and I won't stop here, that's a certain!
Happiness indeed. this piece was an experiment that I felt panned out pretty well, was a treat to stretch that face out to an almost 2d surface.
This one really hooked on to me, I think it's one of my absolute favorite figure studies, one the rocketed me into doing more figure studies. I also feel that this marks a real progress when you look at the first daily sketches of this year.
Similar to the sketch above, this one I used for last months sketch competition over at sketchteatre and it landed me a 3:rd place, thus winning me no less than 5 DVD's from The Gnomon Workshop! Yay WIN! :D
I've been working a lot with my portraits as of late, I think this piece represents progress on this part. I need to put down a lot more work to get things right, but I'm getting there at least!
I've seen the daily sketches somewhat as a microblogging platform, this can be one of the culprits for me not posting more real blog posts, but if you really want to fallow my artsy life from day to day, this is the place to be! I try to post to a lot of different social networks, so just follow me on one of these and you'll get daily updates on my journey into the lands of the surreal.
That's all for now! Cheerz!
Sunday, 08th Mar 2015 13:50 GMT