I know, it's hard to believe. Two submissions in one week, I'm setting personal records here!
I have been working on this on and off for quite a while now. To be honest, I'm still not entirely happy with it, but I think I have to call it done. Sometimes working too much on something just leads nowhere. And this bugger has changed a LOT since the initial sketch. Still, I'm overall quite happy and it feels good to finally have realized one of my dozens of ship sketches as a painting. More may follow...
As usual, I'm curious to hear what you think. Print should follow soon. Happy Easter, everyone!
It may come as a surprise to some of you, but yes... I am still alive. Haven't had time to do much personal painting these past months, but now I finally finished something new. And I am quite proud of this one, can't wait to see it on a really large print. Hope you guys enjoy it. I think I can say with some certainty, that you should be able to see another piece or two quite soon.
I actually began this piece over two years ago, and then put it aside because I just couldn't get it right and it kept bugging me. So a few days ago I decided to dig it out and finish it. Looks so much better now!
Dedicated to `mynti , who has seen this from the first sketches and always kept nagging me to finish it. Well... I finally got around to it
This is a rather quick piece that I did this week. Should be about 10 - 11 hours. The whole painting was pretty much there after 7 hours, but I wanted to polish it a bit and add a few details. Whoever coined the phrase that the last 10% of a piece take 90% of the work time, was right on the money.
Anyhow, I hope you guys enjoy it. I got a nice matte print of the 7-hour state in front of me here, and I have to say it looks pretty nice. So treat yourself and check out the print, as soon as it is up!
Seems like I actually managed to finish one of the many personal paintings that I have started over the course of the past weeks and months, whenever work allowed. This one began as a tiny ballpoint sketch in my sketchbook...and developed into a little more work than I had originally anticipated. Partly because I wanted to paint this one without using any photos or textures. But I had loads of fun, and I hope you will enjoy it as well!
I will probably upload the print next week. Am looking forward to hear what you guys think. Much love
This is kind of in the spirit of Fighting the Mountain, I know, but I am really quite enjoying the scenery. And it was a lot of fun to work in black white for a change. Hopefully it won't look too dark for you, my screen here is pretty bright. Anyway, please forgive me the uninspired title and the lack of updates, I'm just really quite busy these days. =]
Print should be up tomorrow, enjoy! Daniel Alekow www.dancakes.com
Time for some new work. This is a fairly recent drawing that I did. The foreground is actually based on a photo which I took in the beautiful town of Quedlinburg, where you have tons of old buildings like that. But from the mid-ground on I made it up to create a more interesting composition. The piece was done with ink pens and markers, and then toned digitally. Hope you guys enjoy, critiques are welcome as usual!