De Moirai (English: Moirae or The Fates) Are three personifications of Destiny. They controlled the thread of life of every mortal from birth to death. From left to right they are: Clotho: She spun the thread of life and controlled your birthplace. Lachesis: She measured the thread of life. Atropos: She cut the thread of life and chose the way a person died. In the Art Nouveau circle there are represented the stages of life. In the left upper corner Herakles brings Alkestis back from the dead and in the right upper corner Orpheus wants to save his love Eurydice from the underworld but was forbidden to look at her until they reached the sunlight. He however can't resist to look so therefor loses her again...
This drawing was made for the Manga exhibition held by Celestial Doujinshi Circle at the comic fair in Haarlem (4, 5, and 6th of june) SO EVERYONE COME AND SEE IT!!! Amoungst Celestial's circle, other Dutch doujinshi circles will be there too like [link] More info on the comic fair in Haarlem: [link]
Another commission of that is a gift for a friend of hers. (so nice! ) The characters are Miko and Chrome.
I have been working on setting up the new exhibition in the Amsterdam Historical Museum. It's about men and fashion and it opens October first. I have been so busy with it for the last couple of weeks!!! But it has been so great working with all the suits and gorgeous historical costumes. One of the things I did was helping young designers put their outfits on mannequins. Just dressing them up and styling the clothing made me view the folds of the clothing very thoroughly. I saw how folds work when a person takes a specific pose. It has been so helpful for my drawings! I never would have imagined. I really learned that for an artist it is extremely important to sometimes just look at things again very thoroughly to see how it all works.
This afternoon I recieved a very special package in the mail. It was a gift from containing a letter, magnets with art created by her and a comic of the Last Unicorn signed by none other than Peter S. Beagle himself!!! I nearly died of happyness! The Last Unicorn is very special for me, and when *kuroitenshi13 found that out she immediatly proposed to get an autograph when she would see mr. Beagle at Otakon! So she got and send it to me and even included her extremely cute magnets! All out of kindness! I was so happy! Since I couldn't express my happyness in words I decided to draw her a picture of her Sailor Moon character Seiya and her Sailor Moon OC Sailor Titan. I hope you like it *kuroitenshi13 you have no idea how happy I am right now! I'd also like to thank her for learning me so much about soft shading and how to make pretty linearts in SAI, she really helped me through her own Livestream (You should all go see it!) and when watching my Livestream and giving me tips. Thank yoouuuu!!!!!!!!
Well my journal skin sadly didn't work so I'd just submit the pic this way. By the way, Tsunacon yesterday was awesome! I met so many of you cool people!!! Thanks for everything and omg the gorgeous artworks I got!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!
. size . DIN A2 . medium . watercolours, coloured pencils, gel pen . time . far too long... maybe ~60 hours?
. Between Day and Night . . The Night .[link] | . The Human .[link] | . complete series . -coming soon-
Finally I may proudly present you the first illustration of my most beloved "Facharbeit" (beware the irony).
... You can't believe how frustrated I got over this picture and how many hours and days I spent on planning, drawing, painting and even discussing this .... "lovely" piece of an illustration.
Anyway, I still like the result though - despite the fact that it turned out completely different from what I had originally planned.
My "Facharbeit" was about Art Nouveau's graphic art and painting in general and also linked to Alfons Mucha, whose style I absolutely adore. Inspired by Mucha's "Times of the Day" and his somehow typical compositions with orbital ornaments I planned this series of illustrations consisting auf 3 pieces (of which the last one is not quite finished... unfortunately).
I wanted - or rather tried - to do something different this time and left Manga style influences out as far as I was capable of (did I succeed? mh..).
Does even anyone even read this here ? I'm not sure whether I should really go on ranting about this picture, so I'll just stop here and leave interpretations why its called "The Day" to you. lalala~ |D
Edit: What I completely forgot yesterday: A big THANK YOU to all those people who supported me throughout the last months - I can't tell you how grateful I am to all of of you! So thanks to and my dear friends who aren't on dA - I love you all! <3
Nearly everyone loves Mucha's art and so do I. Flowers, pretty women, wavy hair... if paradise would be real, I expect it to look like one of those Art Nouveau pictures. |D
Sometimes I have the urgent desire to try out a new style, because I adore it so much. And this pic is one of those let's-see-how-I-could-adopt-that-style-pics. (I usually draw my own characters in those pics, because it hurts no one if it looks like crap in the end and because I'm just plain egoistic.)
Actually I started to draw and nearly finished it some month ago already. But I never had enough motivation to paint that pansy-background-wheel. I really love those kind of pansies. Actually they are my favourite flowers (That's why I've painted them. Surprising, isn't it?), but I knew painting them would be terribly boring so the unfinished pic rested in one of those dusty folders for a long time. -But- I promised to be productive while ~FrescaFrostbringer is in France and finishing old pictures is a good start I guess...
used textures: for that silver border: [link] for the hair and the dress: [link]
This afternoon I decided to retry Livestream. I just doodles around a bit, started to draw the head of a woman, asked in the chat what kind of hairdo fitted her, someone, I don't know if it was ~PamZilla or ~Dream--Catcher said: give her curly hair. So I did, I inked her face and hair, coloured it and only then started to think about her body, what kind of pose, what kind of outfit? Well as you can see I kept it very basic.
~Enphra said for fun I should make her dress pink (it was in my mind also XD) but of course that would fail (she was only joking) but I just looked at some different colours and she said yellow worked well, so yellow it became! After a while, I just stopped with Livestream again, but did finish the picture.
Its nothing special but I had fun. Thanks you guys for helping me! XD It was actually fun to do a long Livestream session but I think my computer is still way too slow for it...