19 August, 2014

So I went to Paris

And I drew some things I saw. Maybe not the eternal sadness girl, but other things. 

13 July, 2014

watercolor




Trying to learn to draw proportional faces

So I used this drawing as a reference. And I must admit, that although I tried with the lines and all, I did not follow the line system in detail. So, perhaps that is the reason for my in-proportional faces. I really tried though, especially with the last one. However, my imagination is too strong. 


I need to learn to draw from reality. Desperately. 




Still doesn't look like a real human face...

Because baking is artsy and fun.





Sadly I focused on the appearance of my cinnamon buns, rather than their taste. Well, at least they were asthetically tasty.

29 June, 2014

Graffiti in Athens

Last week I visited Greece for the first time and I found plenty of artworks on the streets of Athens. 

Now I don't support the concept of graffiti since I believe one can express one's creativity and thoughts through other (legal) ways. 

Nevertheless, the beauty of street art still captures me and does so effectively.





The process of inspiration

Gustav Klimt's art manages to influence me in an unconscious way.  I drew two drawings of two floating heads weeks ago. Today, while looking at pictures taken months ago of several artworks in the Albertina museum in Vienna, this painting stood out. 



Here's "Water Nymphs (Silverfish)" (1899) 
and I. This is also the first Gustav Klimt artwork I've seen. 


And here's the sketches I made some weeks ago. Although they look like imitations that don't to Klimt's work justice, they are not (or at least I didn't intend to imitate Klimt).
The process of inspiration is highly intriguing. It seems to be a cumulative one, combined of big and small, clear and opaque components. An artist's work includes conscious and unconscious influences. I find this extremely (extremely) interesting. 

Inspiration seems to be a very intricate matter as it can be experienced and expressed in very different ways. So as Gustav Klimt's creativity could dig into my mind and show up in simple sketches, I will try to surround myself (even more) with lots (and lots) of artworks. And not only those of Klimt, but of other artists and art-genres. 


17 June, 2014

Ultraviolence came out yesterday - so I have some drawings to show



But the other woman will always cry herself to sleep
The other woman will never have his love to keep
And as the years go by the other woman
Will spend her life alone

 Lana Del Rey - The Other Woman  



"You have no room for light,
Love is lost on you.I keep my lips red,they seem like cherries in the spring."

And this girl I just drew today. I wasn't particularly listening to one LDR-song on replay, so I guess it was sort of inspired by the whole album? Maybe.