Monday, 28 February 2011

Waiting for Spring to Come




Just two little illustrations that I made a few weeks ago (for a pharmaceutial company that sells clinical nutrition). Nothing very special, but I never really made a similar illustration so it was a bit of an experiment, too... I used ballpoint to make a kind of a very light grisaille and then colored it with watercolor. Easy-peasy... Only, I didn't find any of my black ballpoint pens, so I had to use a blue one.

It's still very wintry over here and I'm so much longing for Spring and Summer.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Inspiration: Campbell



I posted this on my other blog, but somehow felt that i needed it here, too.

I want to rev up this blog a little, not so that it gets more attention, but because I really want to use it as some on-line journal, a place where I can keep track of my own progress or lack of it... with the added benefit of being accountable by readers.

I've been struggling, in the past two or so years with getting things done... or made, rather...

The thing is, that in about two months, I, in some miraculous way, that is yet unknown to me, have to be done with my diploma work, so I thought that maybe it was a good idea to use this blog as a way of keeping track of how I'm doing. We'll just see.

Monday, 16 August 2010

retro

We started rephotographing our old slides and negatives (rolls)... We laugh a lot. In most of the photos of my early childhood, I think, I look like a boy, beacause I had short hair... these ones are some exceptions.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

collage

I made these simple collaged illustrations yesterday.
But the customer didn't like them. :P

Thursday, 22 April 2010

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A Very Old One

This is a very old pastel painting that I made well before university, sometime in 2001.
Actually, I'm not sure I still like it, but I think I do. Has quite a few faults.
Both of these are detail shots only. The entire one is 50 by 70 cms, and I made it on a deep red sheet of paper, that is what shows thru. I painted it on the floor. My then-boyfriend made photos of my progress. One day I might post those, too, 'cause I think they are funny.

Priya drew my attention to the fact that lately I haven't posted artworks of mine. Yeah, true. I haven't worked very much lately. But I'm sure that sooner or later I'll get back to making artworks (other than graphic design). Actually, this is a kind of a moral obligation of mine, as one of my teachers worded it. I dunno. Maybe it is. Well, if that's what I'm meant to do, then I'd better do it. I really don't know why I've been so lazy nowadays, but to be honest, I don't want to beat myself up about is. Still, I hope I'll soon get my act together.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Color, Patterns, Tiles, Gaudí, Barcelona








Photos that I made in Parc Güell, Barcelona. I deliberately oversaturated these images, which might make them seem a bit kitschy, but I guess they convey the overall atmosphere of the place.
Gaudí was a genious. Decorating with broken tiles is such a good idea. And it's recycling. A green way to home decor. And it can be real art
, too.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Friday, 12 March 2010

In the Kitchen: Itsy Bitsy Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, I made this the other day. Itsy Bitsy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Heidi at 101cookbooks.
They turned out pretty well. Nothing groundbraking, but they taste very good. And it took a whole lot less labor and mess than I thought it would.
Also, I'm rather pleased with the photos I managed to take about them... don't know what made me photograph them against a magazine back cover, but it seems to me that it was a good idea. Now Lara Stone (in Louis Vuitton) is lying there trapped under the itsy bitsy cookies, seemingly wanting to have some... :P

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Barcelona: La Sagrada Famiglia

Just came back from a rather short trip to Barcelona and Madrid. It was amazing.
I went with some 50 other students from the university...
Don't know what to say... it was really, really amazing... worth every penny... even tho we took the train and had to change some twenty times alltogether... :P

Saturday, 13 February 2010

An Old One

This is an old "academic-style" drawing that I made some two years ago at the university.
I'm about to attend the life-drawing class again. Life drawing is mandatory only in the first two years, but I think it could do good. I'm freaked out tho. Haven't drawn for a year and a half or so.
(charcoal on tinted paper, 50x70 cms, but this picture is cropped)