Sunday, July 29, 2012
The first drawing in a new illustration series "Dogs with Hats" - here: "Pug with bowler."
I kept the drawing in a mix of realism and illustrative style, inclined towards illustrative.
What I mean is, that there are things in the illustrative method, you can not use for realism, for example: contour-lines and symbolic texture.
It has been fun and a bit difficult to stay away from the highly detailed realism, I usually draw in with pencil.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
"Lively Ladies" is a series of cute, naughty, whimsical and sexy ladies, drawn on the computer.
The drawings develop spontaneously and without any model, whether alive or photographed.
However, I have gone to croquis/livemodel drawing for several years, which is a big advantage.
The album of Lively Ladies
Prints avaliable of some of the images "Lively Ladies"
Friday, July 20, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Print of the month (August)
You now have the opportunity to buy artprints directly from me. Also canvas prints. I hope many of you will like the prints I offer, and can use one (or more :)) to decorate and embellish your walls.
Sales are already started, and I have had nice feedback. I myself am very happy withthe printhouse I have found, they provide a fine quality.
Each month one print will be on sale: 10% off. See the page for more info.
On my website is information, pictures, etc.. You are welcome to write if you have any questions - on the page is a contact formular and my address.
My english website: theplanet.dk /a-zoo - check it out :)
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Born out of me being among very few people that showed glass-framed art at shows with my artgroup, I wanted to explore how to frame my artwork without it.
Also I find the glass-framing process being a bit of a hurdle when getting ready for shows. At least when I get to no. 5...6....
This is my second attempt and it works fine.
My first attempt, was to glue a small watercolorpainting onto a mdf-board. I used 3M photomount spray - which will not work properly, despite a clerk said it would. Also the mdf-board will not work for larger artwork, at least not the thickness mine have.
The goatkid is a watercolorpainting on 300 gsm watercolorpaper.
I attached it onto a mounted canvas. The glue is Ara Acrylic gel medium. I use a big flat brush to spread the medium onto the canvas. I then lay the painting on top of the canvas. I used a roll - originally use for graphic printing - and rolled gently onto the paper.
I turned the canvas and paper, so the paper faced the table, and put some heavy books onto the wood the canvas are mounted on.
After one day, I checked if the gel medium worked. It did except I carefully put a bit more onto a corner with a cottonbud. I just hold it a minute or two, and it was okay.
I then cut the paper to size the canvas. Paper facing the table as before, and cutting along the canvas sides.
I then used fixative, to protect the watercolor painting for not dissolving when using varnish.
I use Lukas 2323 fixative. Even on the can, it says to be used for pastels and graphite, it can be used on wc as well. I sprayed fixative 2 times, and let it dry for some minutes.
I then used varnish, Lukas 2324 spray film twice. This is to protect the painting against dust, dirt and for UV-filter against light-damages.
I will add some paint to the sides of the canvas. I think it would have been better to do this in advance, but I did not think about it then.
I believe this process will work for colored pencil work too.
For some reason I want to keep my graphite drawings framed with glassframes. I like them like that.
But my next show will be less glassframing for sure! I like the look of it!
Sunday, July 01, 2012
I have come far with the second horse, as you can see.
The drawing has been in jeopardy - my hubby spelt water over my drawingtable. You can see some of the damage below the first horse; this paper will not take water.
Also at outer right - you cannot see it here - I had to cut off some of the composition. Still, I believe an acceptable composition including 3 horses, will be saved. But no-one is allowed to bring water near my table ever again!!!