Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Kill your darlings

Occasionally it's good to do some creative slaughtering. Lately I've been drawing hair a lot, and pattern. So in this one I hid the hair under the hood and didn't do any pattern at all. But now that I look at it, I did kind of compensate with the creature's hair, and it does even look patternish, so does the hood. I did manage to leave it looking more unfinished than my work usually though, yay me!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Some hair obeys gravity, some doesn't.

This is actually part of the Seven deadly sins -series I'm doing (guess which one this is! - I'll tell you next friday). I wanted to experiment with this "abundance of everything" -style. It's a bit pompous for my taste, and it takes sooo much time and effort (I'm still out of breath from this one), allthough there are elements that I like, too. Actually it was kind of stupid to take on the seven deadly sins with this exhausting style, there are six more sins to illustrate... I feel like I painted myself into a corner!

I've been doing this for a while, and it's not finished yet. I think I'll add some pattern to the dress, and maybe some decorative elements in the background. No, I don't think it's too much...

edit: Thanks everyone for your comments! Wei Ning, you were absolutely right, it's pride.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I want your skull

I'm sending this one to I want you skull, hoping to be in their next print zine. I think they're getting more submission now than the last time, so it might be tough to get in. Also, the skulls aren't really the dominant theme here (as required in their guidelines), so it might be a bit too cute for them! Might as well send it though. It was fun to make, so it's not all in vain.

I simplified the image a little, and added the bird as a sceleton. Ha, still it really seems that this piece refuses to be about sceletons, no matter how much sceletal stuff I add to it! Well, I tried. So here's the version that I actually submitted:

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Just a quick drawing for Illustration Friday this time, I've been kind of busy this week. I'll be posting about that soon!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Some long due doodling

My TV broke last week, and I've been forced to figure out something actually usefull to do with my time. So I doodled. I think I should make a habit of it, because I really need to develope my drawing technique. Too bad I'm so lazy! Although I've been suspiciously active lately now that the TV's not on all the time, go figure...

Sunday, February 4, 2007


It's a miracle that I got this done so quickly, I guess not going overboard with the topics every time helps a bit. I completely ripped off Paul Klee with this one! I can't decide on the colour, what do you think?

I'm obsessed with Shonen Knife.

Thursday, February 1, 2007


I know it's kind of weird, I have no explanation for it.

I'm pretty new to illustration, so my style is still developing. Right now it's pretty much all over the place, I'm experimenting with all kinds of stuff. I have no idea where it's going to land next. It's exciting and frustrating at the same time!