Saturday, June 22, 2019

Tiger tiger

Oh my tiger - he is now finished, and looking at you from his canvas. We've been through wrestling to sheer flow-time together. He is my 4. painting in the Perfect Stripes serie. He will be exhibited first time in september and I will not see him in 4 month then - and who knows, if he leaves forever ? I'll enjoy him for now.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Rockabilly girls

Rockabilly girls have now all arrived in my Pinup shop. Sweet, cute and vintage looking here: #vintage #rockabilly #pinups #tattoo #fifthies #rockandroll #girlswithtattoos

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Your favorite wild animal

Do you know I have wildlife drawings/designs in 2 of my Doggyshops? Interested, then take a look. As always, let me know if you miss some thing. I want to draw your favorites ❤️ and

Monday, June 10, 2019

Thursday, June 06, 2019

The Elements - Water - steps

Here I will take you through steps of my graphite/watercolor/ink work of Water - The Elements serie.

The whole idea started out of inspiration from a poem my daughter wrote (she writes the most wonderful poems).
I started out with a print of a picture of a woman. My character does not look like a portrait of her, and it wasn't my intention to make her like that. I want a picture to have an image for the eyes to work from, not just fantasy (drawing is seeing).

My print is much smaller than my drawing, and I made the drawing without any kind of measurement, aside from my eyes measurement.The eyes are the first thing to be drawn and then the nose, mouth, then the shape of the head. 

Actually I started a bit to far on the right side of the paper, to follow my first idea - her holding a conch. But so be it. I was too happy with the face to erase it. In my drawing I add shapes to a more sculpted look (not flat). It helps me when painting. 

I want the background painted first. With wet loose watercolors I paint it, and then start on the womans hair. I had decided she should have the color of green-blue water. You can see I placed conches attached to her hair, now my first idea with her holding them, was not possible.

I start to paint her skin. I love watercolor edges, some sharp and some blurred. Building op a sense of form, even I don't want this image to be all realistic. Still she is naked.

My wish is to make a mix of realism and imagination. One way to do this is to make a  stylized pattern. 
I found her hair perfect for this idea. My media for this is fluid watercolors (bottle) and inkpen (dip pen). Deliberately let the lines go in different directions.

Her face is going to be the most detailed part. I work on her eyes, nose, ear and mouth and establish the shapes of cheeks and chin. Still I want to avoid pure realism. 
I added gold-watercolor to her jewelry, but it will not show on the screen, I'm sorry.

I found her being naked didn't work for me. First I placed the violet shells on her nipples. Then I placed some seaweeds on her breast. Neither worked well.

I then took the decision to get her dressed up in a green dress. I had a lot of trouble making that work, but finally I went with the green top, and a mesh below (you will see in the final image).

I also found out, I wanted fish in this image. Actually at some point I turned direction away from the poem (where it had fit to have the conch in the hand). Instead the idea of a female symbol of the element of water came up.
Where to place a fish? A tattoo of cause. This enhance the symbol of the woman herself as symbol of Water.

Fish tattoo made. Then I had the idea to connect it with the background with a lock of hair.

The final drawing. In many ways I achieved what I set out for - making a beautiful female in an interesting setting , having strong and complement colors. Also making an image that is a mix of realism and imagination.

My ideas in the process changed  the work - like not having a nude woman, and separating from the first idea from the poem. It also became more symbolic than first intended. I do like her anyway.

Well, here she is Water :) 

The Elements: Water

The Elements: Water. Here is my finished drawing of the female. Water symbolizes among other things: feelings, intuition and fantasy. The artwork is a mix of graphite, watercolor and colorpencil on Fabriano paper. I intend to make the other elements too - you can make your entrace in my fantasy, females of Fire, Earth and Air  (Unfortunately The screenpicture makes gold look yellow) // The Elements: Water. Her er min færdige tegning af kvinden. Vand symboliserer bla.: følelser, intutiion og fantasi. Tegningen er et mix af blyant, akvarel og farveblyant på Fabriano papir. Jeg regner med at tegne de øvrige elementer - I kan gøre jeres entre i min fantasi, kvinder af Ild, Jord og Luft. (Desværre viser skærmbilledet guld som gul ).

Monday, June 03, 2019

Water - Elements serie

Today I continue my female drawing (sorry Tiger😁). She whisper in my ear that she is Water, so I think, she is a first in an Elements serie ;) // I dag fortsætter jeg min kvindelige tegning (undskyld Tiger😁) . Hun hvisker til mig, at hun er Vand, så jeg tænker, hun er den første i en Element serie 😉

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Look over my shoulder

Saturday, drawing and painting - Tiger clap on my shoulder, and he will get my attention soon. But this female insist on coming to life, and she has a  persuading voice 😊 // Lørdag, tegne og male - Tiger klapper på min skulder, og han skal snart få min opmærksomhed. Men denne kvinde, insisterer på at komme til live, og hun har en overtalende stemme 😊