Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Seeking for openings for green.

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I am so very happy for my A3 scanner. It gives me a great idea of how to continue and alos helps me to find the problems and beware of them. Like the blue bird, it´s a bit to blue and needs balance. Question is..., how will I manage to get green into this?

Monday, 27 June 2011

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I´m not the tidy type, as you can see from my workingspace. But when it somes to drawing lines I need perfection. Kind of strange that I don´t treat my desk as I treat my drawings!?

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Testing


There are so many different ways to go just with one bird. I still havn´t decided what I like the most, what do you think?

Thursday, 23 June 2011

3 repetitions of a pattern

Working right now is like a rollercoaster: I love it one minute and dread it the next. I get one idea, test it and then I hate the result. Sometimes, after some hours and lots of work, I realise that the first test was the best. This, from the beginning branches of two trees, is hanging very loose. Have to sleep on it!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Todays work

Not so pleaed with todays result, back on it tomrrow though!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

work work work

Finally working with colurs, after weeks of not knowing how to. I guess I thought so much about it so when I finally started it was kind of easy. I Bought a new lightpad, since I love to work in the sofa infront of the tv late in the evening I needed one that had shaper light and that was easy to lay on my lap. Tomorrow and thursday will be full studio days and I feel so happy!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Silence

It´s not so often that I meet my mother, sister and brother at the same time, but this weekend we all met when my cousin got married! We had so much fun! Wedding are just the best parties:)

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Thursdays cut

Today on my workingtable: papercut and colouring fish drawings.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Dead flowers turn into dryed flowers 2

The flowers that I put under some books months ago are now dried and flat. Some of them even have mould on. The colours are still fantastic though.

Monday, 13 June 2011

I love black and white!

I don´t like colour. Today I can´t handle colour.  I´m not sure if I ever have been able to handle colour.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Weekend is over.

Weekend is over again. Even though it was nice weather outside today we decided to stay in, just drawing and playing. Sometimes the sun takes my strenght and I´m not much of a sunchaser. Right now I have alot of things to draw and I am happy that I´m starting to find the expression I am looking for. So looking forward to go to the tudio tomorrow afternoon.
Next week I will teach a summerclass for teenagers, it´s about drawing and illustration. First lesson will be to draw animals and work with their caracter. It´s been many years since I teached kids, it will be intereting to see the diffrence from my ordinary classes.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Studio friday!

When we came to kindergarden this morning it was, to our surprice, closed! Since I had a whole day of studiotime planned there was nothing to but to bring the kids there. It was nice... but the work time is about 75% less!
Now, weekend, enjoy yours!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

White is a colour!

Right now I´m trying to focus on "white is a colour" when I´m drawing. As you can see in the old drawing above my intentions are to work with white as a colour but at the end the paper is filled and there is no space to breathe. What I really mean is that I have a problem to STOP. Treating the paper as a colour is one of the methods I will be test to be able to stop at a point where the drawing still is interesting instead of overdone. I will also use my scanner, draw small pieces and then put things togather in photoshop. And then there is the scale issue. I usually draw everything in the same scale. Now I´m working on different sizes of paper and with different pens, just to prevent to end up with everything in the same scale. 
I will show you tomorrow, the ligts was so bad so the photos are to dark to post.
So: white is a colour, white is a colour.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The ocean: public comission sketches.

Weekend was work aswell. I love when it´s possible to combine work and joy!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Leaving Tjörn

I´m thinkig. 
I grew up in a small town with lawns everywhere and lakes nearby, the woods around the corner and the bicycle or by foot when transport was needed. People knew eachother and it was very safe. I always thought my kids would grew up at a place like that. During summertime I miss the cuntryside and the smalltown feeling, and it makes me think about: what if we should move. what if?

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Tjörnweekend

It´s a long weekend and we have been at the summerhouse. Lots of things that needs to be fixed like cutting the  grass, cleaning the house. The nice weather surpriced us a bit, it´s like in the middle of the summer but still just early june.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sepia test

Today I started to put things togather, testing with the sepia. I´m not sure about sepia yet. Black is still black!