Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Project: A drawing a day finished

 My project, A drawing a day, is now over - I managed 9 out of 14 drawings... well, I was sure, I would make it, but even these are small drawings, some days just didn't allow time at the drawing-table.

Here's the collection of 9 flowers in ink :) All freehand drawings, looking at flowers in front of me or on photos.


Monday, June 27, 2016

1-year wall calenders


This is early info, and I'll probably mention it again - but just to let you know, I am uploading some of my dog-drawings on a 2017 wall-calender 1-year sheet. Here's the beagle version. Find them at http://society6.com/doggyshop. Please, don't hesitate to ask for breeds on these calendars - mail me or go to my Doggyshop.dk at Facebook

Friday, June 24, 2016

Project: A drawing a day

I know, skipped yesterday (drawing the dog you can see in the post from june 23.) - but here's todays flower: Oxalis #9.
A potted plant from my house, was my model :)



Flatcoated retriever hvalp Cardhu


Jeg er påbegyndt en tegning af min søster og svogers lille nye hundehvalp Cardhu. Hun er en flatcoatedretriever og er det ikke bare et sødt hvalpehoved :)

Tegningen er i A4 og tegnes med blyant

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Project: A drawing a day

Sorry to have missed 4 days of the project - but here are new drawings. At least I have 2 for today, then :)

I alternate between dtawing freehand from photos and from Life. These Are from Life. The peony in a vase - it is from ny garden. The Calla is a potted plant.
Peony #7 and a Calla #8.




Monday, June 20, 2016

My doggyshop: Savings

My doggyshop: Savings: it ends tonight --- get your 15% off ALL homedecor + free shipping - its a bargain  <3   http://society6.com/doggyshop  + http://society6...

Sunday, June 19, 2016

KS 16

Jeg var på KS i går. Jeg er i chok. Jeg krummer tæer. Jeg taler lige ud af posen, og det vil få nogen til at tænke/sige: der er vist "sure rønnebær", men altså, jeg har ikke selv ansøgt, så …

Jeg er ikke ude på at fornærme nogen og kan derfor ikke nævne kunstnere eller værker (lige udover Årets kunstner, som heldigvis var et positivt indslag)

Jeg skriver dette, fordi jeg føler mig: 1) Forvirret/undrende. Kan det passe, at det er hér, kunstnere får point og høj status i kunstverdenen. Det er skandaløst. Det er det der svider mest. Det er dem, der slipper gennem nåleøjet her, der opnår point til BKF. Altså en slags blåstempling (og blå er måske lige den værste farve i denne sammenhæng...)

 2) Stødt - stødt på egne kunstneriske vegne, men også på de mange kunstneres vegne, der faktisk ”kan” noget i kunsten. Noget ekstraordinært eller noget originalt...meget af det jeg så, fik mig i den grad til at tænke på Kejserens nye klæder, og jeg føler mig som den lille dreng, der peger og råber : Gennemskuet!

Jeg skal ikke være smagsdommer, for alle har ret til at have egen smag.
Ser jeg på kunst, der ikke falder i min smag, kan jeg godt respektere og beundre det, men hænger det på en anerkent udstilling, kræver det altså, at jeg dog kan se, det er lavet af en, der kan mere end en førsteuges elev på aftenskolen.

At se og mærke (en stor del) af udstillingens udvalgte, som noget specielt i ordets betydning: "her er noget ikke alle kan", det oplevede jeg på ingen måde.
Forklaring: Mange af værkerne forekom mig: Ufærdige: kunstneren har ingen teknisk kunnen, kender ikke til traditionel farvelære, aner intet om komposition. Altså samme tilgang, som ethvert menneske, der ikke udøver kunst.
Og når jeg oplever det, tænker jeg at kunst bliver ligegyldig, udvandet og groft sagt, en hån mod de kunstnere, der rent faktisk kan deres håndværk, som har originale idéer og måder at udføre dem på, der har en standard, der hæver sig lidt over førnævnte ny-tilmeldte kursuselev eller børnehaveniveau....Ikke at forklejne børnekunst, men det er nu engang børnekunst.

Men problematikken er nok, at det slet ikke er KS16’  mening at vise kvalitetskunst.
Desværre mistænker jeg en politisk agenda, som er forblændet i et Oprør mod det klassiske, etablerede og i deres øjne ”pæne kunst”.
Og det kunne da også være godt, hvis ikke lige fordi disse mennesker, har magt i den offentlige kunstverden.
De er blevet det etablerede, de selv påstår at ville nedbryde (min opfattelse).

Jeg vil se kvalitetskunst på en censureret udstilling – ikke grim - i betydningen nul-kvalitet ift. udførelse.
Desværre sættes barren sættes så lavt, at de underkender talent i deres jagt efter ”kunstnere, der kan ryste det etablerede”???

Jeg ved, "indhold og ide" kan hæve sig over alt andet, og jeg forsøgte at se med de briller på...men, nej. Det burde med mine øjne kræve mere end hvad alle og enhver kan udtænke og udføre. Nogle værker er sandsynligvis allerede "udtænkt" og udformet i børnehaver landet over.

Jeg ville så gerne have en begrundelse for censorernes vælg af værker til KS.  Men jeg frygter også, at en sådan forklaring vil være - Bullocks...som dette: "The artworks explores the relationship between postmodern discourse and vegetarian ethics.
With influences as diverse as Rousseau and L Ron Hubbard, new insights are generated from both constructed and discovered narratives.
Ever since I was a postgraduate I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of meaning. What starts out as yearning soon becomes corroded into a carnival of power, leaving only a sense of dread and the possibility of a new understanding."  Bla-bla-bla.
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Når jeg ser på censorerens egne hjemmesider, er der jo masser af Kvalitet. Der er arbejdet med tingene, der er form og indhold, kant og farver. Hvordan i alverden kan disse mennesker have valgt udvalget, publikum må se på KS16 – det er mig en gåde.

Så dette indlæg, fordi jeg føler mig narret, ført bag lyset og belært af "kunstkendere", der hylder det uintelligente, det ligegyldige og det amatøragtige. Det er squ pinligt. Det ødelægger ordet kunst for mig. Kunst må gerne chokere, være nyskabende og overraskende. Men de ord passer også på det rene lort. Lad os lige få kvalitet med.

På KS ville jeg forundres, imponeres og misunde (på den gode måde: i beundringens tegn).. Ikke gå og føle hvor pinlig en stor del af udstillingen er.

Alt var heldigvis ikke håbløst, der var bestemt gode kunstneriske ting med, man både kunne forundres over, og fordybe sig i. Det gjorde mig også opmuntret , at Årets kunstner, faktisk kender sine materialer og kan male. At en kunstner faktisk kan noget udover det jævne, tilfældige, plagiate talentløse - ellers var det jo ingen kunst..

Hvis jeg selv påtænker at ansøge om udstillingsplads, er jeg i den grad i vildrede.
Skal jeg sende værker jeg har arbejdet med, lagt sved og hjerte i – eller dem jeg har skrottet ?

PS. og den med vandposer er jo brugt gentagne gange nu....


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Krus - krus - krus

Jeg elsker krus og har adskillige yndlingskrus. Jeg drikker en del kaffe, så de større, passer mig bedst. Og så er jeg vild med flot dekorerede krus. Måske det også passer på dig ? Jeg har ihvertfald fået sat flere krus op på min danske side - der kommer løbende flere :) Tjek dem ud og send mig din bestilling hvis du falder for et (eller flere ;)). Kommenter gerne herunder, hvis du har spørgsmål, ønske om motiver e.a. Jeg svarer så hurtigt som muligt :) Se her: Tegnebutikken




Friday, June 17, 2016

Project: A drawing a day

I nearly didn't find the time today, even these small sketches do not take a lot of time :)

My flower #6 is a rose - quite complicated flowerhead I would say. This is my result.

Inkpens are 0.1, 0.05 and 0.03

By the way, the magnoliatree I wished for in my Drawing a day project yesterday are swapped for a book - about art of cause :)


Mythology deco


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Siren






I dag har jeg hygget mig med at færdiggøre en blyants/tusch-tegning "Siren" - på dansk "Sirene".


Sirenen er en græsk mytologisk figur. Et smukt væsen - oprindeligt en fugl med kvindeansigt - som sidder på klipper i havet. Med sin vidunderlige sang, tiltrækker hun sømænd, hvis skibe sejler ind i klipperne og går til grunde.

Der er mange spændende mytologiske historier, "Sirene" er nummer to jeg har tegnet. Tidligere har jeg tegnet en Valkyrie i farveblyant. Hun er fra den nordiske mytologi.


ENG: today I have enjoyed finishing a graphite/ink-drawing: "Siren".

The Siren is from greek mythology. A beautiful creature - originally a bird with female face - she sits on rocks in the ocean. With her wonderful song, she attracts sailors, who's ships hits the rocks and go down.

There are many exciting mythological histories. "Siren" is my second. Earlier I have painted a Valkyrie in colored pencil. She's from Nordic/Scandinavian mytohology.




Project: A drawing a day

Day 5 - today it's a drawing of a bud - from the magnolia-tree. I love these buds and flowers, but I have to take photos in someone elses garden, as I don't have one myself ... maybe that could be a wish for a birthday-present:)


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Koala mug

I have to show you this cutie ! 
My "koala" printed on a mug (and also as a print). This is one of the new prints in my Wildlife collection athttp://society6.com/lenedaugaard. You can buy it, of cause :)


Project: A drawing a day

This is flower #4 - I don't know what this is called, but its a very pretty pink flower with a striking yellow center.



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Project: A drawing a day

Today I didn't have much time to draw, but did manage to do my daily drawing project.
This is a Pansy from my frontgarden - #3 in the series


Monday, June 13, 2016

Project: A drawing a day

I enjoy using my ink-pens.
The drawings don't take a lot of time, but they do require concentration, eye-to-hand control and a somewhat steady hand (no erasing possible :))

I am in love with line :)

This is my daily drawing today: Poppy #2


Mugs - cannot live without them..

I think its a thrill to place many of my drawings as designs on a range of items.
The most popular item in my Society6 shop are mugs.  I bet there's a mug you'll like - or know is just the right gift for your friend, spouse, daughter/son or ....
And I understand that, as I love mugs myself. Mugs with pretty, awesome, wonderful designs on them. It just makes my coffee taste a little better - its true ;)

Take a look at my many mug-designs: MUGS

I think my Glorious Iris design looks smashing - if I have to say it myself :)


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Long live blogging #2

... I did a research throughout all the blogs I have on my list - my godness - I think only about 1/4 are still active. As mentioned earlier I have not been very active following peoples blog in a long period - mostly due to other social networks - FB for one....

It is my hope, as I now update my "Blogs I follow"-list onto my blog (not just having a reading-list behind the scenes ;)) that other bloggers will do as well to keep the blogging alive - I think mostly about art, illustrating-bloggers...

Project: A drawing a day

A drawing a day - this very popular project has been interesting me for ... actually years. I tried to do it before, but didn't make it through - at all.

I've now taken on the small project of "Drawing an simple-line-ink-flower a day" for 14 days.
Wham !!- not 30 days or 1 year projects as many do. I have to take a small step :) I also find I have to be very specific in what to draw. Otherwise I kind of sway off and can't keep focus.

And then the technique. No sketchy, seeking, small-stroke lines, as often used in sketching - perhaps mostly in graphite. I want a pure, simple ink-line. Now pure and simple sounds easy. Not so. Don't make mistakes, cause you cannot erase ink. But the case is - I adore this kind of drawings...and a little skewness is lovely.

I look at my reference-photo beside me and then - draw :)

Here is my first one, "Lilly" #1


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Long Live Blogging

I know:
Facebook is fast, easy and a looot of people are on Facebook.

But Facebook is also very ... not the very best place to show your artwork, show and tell "more" and keep track of peoples postings... IMO :)

Facebook meant death to a lot of wonderful Forums - places to interact with your fellow artist-friends. I know Facebook has groups...they are not the same as forums was - at all.
FB are daunting to scroll through, you cannot find anything you're looking for (earlier posts etc), and ... well.

Then we have Blogs - I guess they have suffered a lot too...But I really hope Blogs will survive. How will they survive?
By YOU and ME ... by following Blogs - the wonderful blogs with our favorite subjects beeing explored, exposed, commented etc.

I can say, I neglected blogs for a long period. Because it seems FB is easier, more people there and you do have to be there (I feel for myself, at least).

But I want to spend more time visiting my favorite bloggers - time is limited (if you wanna manage your own artwork and blog ;)) - so maybe my FB will suffer.

I hope you'll join - take part of the blogging-world - Follow blogs (right there at my right coloumn ;)) - comment, enjoy wip's etc.

 FB seems necessary - but lets keep our Blogs Alive too ;)

Long live Blogging






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I just discovered this site, where one can subscribe to follow favorite blogs.

Heres the oppertunity to follow mine.

I have a website and Facebookpages, Instagram, but I really love blogs - they are better for showing wip's - finished artwork and text.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Solskins rabat

Solskins rabat: Jeg giver rabat på A4 print. Fra 10.-20. juni, kan du købe print til kun 90 kr. for A4, inkl. porto. Bl.a. min nye "Glorious Iris", men ellers se alle på http://tegnebutikken.blogspot.dk


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Glorious Iris - finished drawing


"Glorious Iris".

A botanical illustration. 

I wanted to give a try in this field,
and iris' are among my favorite flowers...
Classic botanical illustration must shows details and colors
of the chosen subject.

I found both petals and buds interesting in shape,
texture and colors.


The drawing are in colored pencils, added in light layers
to show the fineness of the flower.



Statement prints

I enjoy playing around with words, the outcome is a collection of t-shirts (and other items) with statements printed,
See if you can relate to any of them :)

Sold from Society6.com/lenedaugaard

So far 18 different and growing :)