30 August, 2014

Anne Gus - a girl who has completely misunderstood feminism


I made this illustration not because I support the mocking of feminism, but because I support free speech. John Stuart Mill taught me I should defend free speech, and I (believe I) am doing so by illustrating for satirical blog about a girl who has completely misunderstood feminism.

Just thought I should clarify this in the unlikely event that someone notices this illustration on: http://annegus95.wix.com/annegusakaannieg#!blank/c1jyv .

Meep meep. I think the person behind Anne Gus liked it.

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.