If I had a small part of V´s imagination I would be so happy. The drawing is showing three mices getting along. It´s actually christmas mices but now they have changed their cloths because christmas is over, you know. And one has such long hair that the other two get stuck in it every now and then.
I´m working on this drawing right now, it´s quite big, A2 size. Hanging on my kitchen wall, waiting for me to come up with a color plan that works. The triamarkers comes in 300 different colors, I don´t have them all, but alot of them. Having alot of different colors is most of the time good, but right now it´s confusing. If I would put my finger on onw thing that I have a problem with in my drawings, it´s color. I have decided that for my next project I will pick 20 colors and then I will stick to them (but in my head there is already a plan to expand the amount if nessicary, and that tells alot about how I always make every thing more rather then less. ) Next week I will try and make a tutorial about how I use the markers to mork with layers!
This message is for my swedish readers, it´s about my upcoming workshops at Art collage this spring!
Den här våren undervisar jag i följande kurser på Art collage, folkuniversitet: Illustration grundkurs, en kurs som passar dig som vill känna på olika illustrationstekniker och lära dig om material och maner.
Det finns en fortsättningskurs som lämpar sig för dig som tecknat en del och vill odla ditt eget formspråk/uttryck, särskilt bra passar den dig som jobbar med ansökningsprover.
Vill man ha en koncentrerad djupdykning i illustration, med stora möjligheter att utveckla sig själv, passar den här helgworkshopen fint!
As a part of my giveaway you can win 4 fineliners from letraset. The nibs are 0,1 0,3 0,5 and 0,7. When I draw my black and white drawings I use different kind of nibs to get a various feeling in the drawing and also play with scale and perspective in a effordless way. Most important for me is to have a very thin one and also a thicker one. I would love it if they came up to 1,5 or something, but I havn´t found any brand that has fineliners that is that thick. Have you?
Don´t forget to enter!
I am happy to present a giveaway sponsored by Letraset, my favourite markers producer!
I see this giveaway as a starting point to my up-coming work with the curtain I´m drawing this spring (a public comission). I´m inviting you to follow me during the design process and hopefully I will manage to give you some tria tutorials along the way. My intention is to turn Vejacecilia into a blog about drawing and design mainly and keep the family stuff to myself.
I love tria markers. And now you can fall inlove aswell!
You have the chance to win a 12-pack of tria, with my favourite nibs, the ulra fine. You can also win a nice marker wallet or some fineliners. To spice it up a bit more I will giveaway one of my new trays and some prints from my children collection.
So, all you have to do to get a shot at winning is to leave a comment on this post, I would love it if you told me what you would like to read about here in the future!
If you also link to this post on your own blog you will get another shot at winning. So, a total of 2 chances to win! The lottery is open for anyone from any part of the world!
I will draw 2 winners at the last of January, at midnight.
First winner gets the markers and the wallet and the tray.
Second winner gets the fineliners and the prints.
The winners will be choosed randomly by a random number service and announced here on the first of february.
Weekend is over, christmas is put into boxes again and down in the cellar. Ordinary monday are here with some sun and LIGHT. Must find the strenght to go to the studio and start drawing, but first I need to finish the book I´m designing. Perhaps I´ll go there on thursday.
Sometimes inspiration is gone. Worst is when I know what I want to draw, in my head, and the hands can´t get it right. Last couple of late nights I have struggled with my markers, and this night it continues.
2010 was a good year. Some of the highlights: we moved and renovated with good help from our familys, I got my studio (next to Alexandra) togather with Karin, I got my first public comission, the kids turned five and Julform became reality.
2011 is coming. My aim this year is to get an agent, make pattern for a great producer and spend more time with my family.
My name is Cecilia and I´m 37 years old. I live in Gothenburg in Sweden. This blog is about my main intrests: drawing and patterndesign. It´s also about my everyday inspiration and photos from my ordinary mondays.