Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Artist Jens Bengtsson28/Male/Sweden Group :icongitgudgroup: GitGudGroup
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 7 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 154 Deviations 1,149 Comments 141,776 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Stream at Twitch CET 1300 by CaconymDesign Stream at Twitch CET 1300 :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 3 2 Grasshopper - Flying Machine Re-design by CaconymDesign Grasshopper - Flying Machine Re-design :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 148 9 Cargo Mech Final by CaconymDesign Cargo Mech Final :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 75 6 Cargo Mech by CaconymDesign Cargo Mech :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 87 14 Little Tractor by CaconymDesign Little Tractor :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 68 4 In the Widening Gyre by CaconymDesign In the Widening Gyre :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 267 22 Brainpunk Aliens by CaconymDesign Brainpunk Aliens :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 174 12 Monolith - Knights of the Sun by CaconymDesign Monolith - Knights of the Sun :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 123 11 Brainpunk Alien World - Ruins by CaconymDesign Brainpunk Alien World - Ruins :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 115 11 SunKnights - Rider Armour by CaconymDesign SunKnights - Rider Armour :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 205 4 Rider Armour Breakdown by CaconymDesign Rider Armour Breakdown :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 145 8 Mist Goblins - Weekend Experiment by CaconymDesign Mist Goblins - Weekend Experiment :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 90 8 Mistgoblins Photogrammetry by CaconymDesign Mistgoblins Photogrammetry :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 16 0 Sketchpage of mech things by CaconymDesign Sketchpage of mech things :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 163 11 Dailies week 05 by CaconymDesign Dailies week 05 :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 196 16 Spidery Mechs by CaconymDesign Spidery Mechs :iconcaconymdesign:CaconymDesign 172 9

Favourites

Untitled by Niconoff Untitled :iconniconoff:Niconoff 336 8 GIANTBOT by pascalblanche GIANTBOT :iconpascalblanche:pascalblanche 375 16 Four eyed snail by MoaWallin Four eyed snail :iconmoawallin:MoaWallin 298 22 Mushroom Gunner by Niconoff Mushroom Gunner :iconniconoff:Niconoff 278 17 LANDING SEQUENCE by pascalblanche LANDING SEQUENCE :iconpascalblanche:pascalblanche 352 9 Orc Overlord by RAPHTOR Orc Overlord :iconraphtor:RAPHTOR 548 12 Madremonte-sep-2017 v. 02 by Onikaizer Madremonte-sep-2017 v. 02 :icononikaizer:Onikaizer 208 17 Spirits 01 by Niconoff Spirits 01 :iconniconoff:Niconoff 347 7 Gentle Knives by RAPHTOR Gentle Knives :iconraphtor:RAPHTOR 1,585 52 Gods of the past 5 by MrFloki Gods of the past 5 :iconmrfloki:MrFloki 286 6 YoRHa No.2 Type B by JenZee YoRHa No.2 Type B :iconjenzee:JenZee 1,605 28 Deinonychus by RAPHTOR Deinonychus :iconraphtor:RAPHTOR 1,556 32 go by dawnpu go :icondawnpu:dawnpu 2,940 73 Sleepy Bear by MarcoBucci Sleepy Bear :iconmarcobucci:MarcoBucci 391 25 Team Red by JenZee Team Red :iconjenzee:JenZee 853 29 Sabertoothed Pug by RAPHTOR Sabertoothed Pug :iconraphtor:RAPHTOR 372 13

Activity


Stream at Twitch CET 1300
www.twitch.tv/caconymdraws

I've been able to find a way to resume livestreaming drawing again, this time over at Twitch.
I'll be using this timeslot for a weekly streaming schedule, but I will try to find other times as well as I pick up the habit. Hope to see you in stream!
/Jens
Loading...

It’s almost (short of about two weeks) been six years now since I made the active decision to learn to draw and design. However, if you knew a little bit more about my life you might have objections to that statement.

Android Mage by CaconymDesignAlien #1 by CaconymDesign
Illustrations made 3 and 4 months after the decision of actively trying to learn - at this point in time I saw drastic changes from week to week and month to month.

People I grew up with will know that I was the kid who always drew on the margins of my notes in class. That I spent lots of my free time drawing on my own designs and characters for all my little projects I never ended up completing (I enjoyed the design phase little bit too much). That kid, I can imagine them saying, didn’t start to draw at age 22. 

But that was the moment when I really started to set goals for myself and my drawings, and that was the time from when I started to see myself improve in leaps and bounds. So what did I do differently in my treatment of drawing from that point on? Well, a few things really, but the one I wanted to share today is that I started to ask simple questions:

When I was a teenager, getting better at drawing was important to me. My constant question was “How do I improve?” but I never found a satisfying answer and I didn’t improve much at drawing at all. At the same time I was doing quite well in school on almost every other subject. The questions I was asking for those subjects were very different. They were things like “What happens to the graph if I change this constant in the function?” (math) or “How can I do my homework differently to remember more vocabulary with less effort?” (languages). 
Untitled by CaconymDesignUntitled by CaconymDesignUntitled by CaconymDesign
Some drawings from my life: from single digit age to age of 20 there wasn't all that much improvement...

In contrast “How do I improve?” is anything but a simple question. There’s just too much to answer. A simple question is a question that is specific enough to be easily answered, just like the ones I asked for everything else I studied at school. At age 22, I tossed the question of “how do I improve?” aside and replaced it with a long, never-ending series of simple questions (“if I do line weight like this, will it still read well in perspective or will it look too vague?”, “can I use this same principle of linear perspective to also do this part of the plotting faster?”, “how can I adapt this workflow to work with this kind of design instead?”).

I still can’t answer the question “How do I improve?” and I still get asked about it a lot, from students, stream viewers and draw-friends. Maybe it’s a very good question, but it sure isn’t a simple one and that is the point of this advice. If you are able to ask and answer lot of small questions every day, you will start to see huge changes appear in your work over time. If you try to find the answer to it all in one big, vague goal or question you might never even find half an answer.
 

Thank you for reading, I hope you found it interesting. Please follow more of my sketches, work and thoughts on Instagram and twitter:

www.instagram.com/caconymdraws…

twitter.com/CaconymDraws

Streaming some creature design/illustration over at picarto.tv/Caconym right now. =]
Grasshopper - Flying Machine Re-design
I was thinking about modeling a few old designs I made in my school days and make a small game concept - but realised that before I would feel comfortable doing that they'd need a few touch up's in their design. It felt nice to realize just how much better I've gotten at what I do since then. Makes me hopeful of where I'll be at in five years from now.
Loading...
Cargo Mech Final
Final rendering for the mech I designed to learn more about rigging and animation. Walk cycle can be found at youtu.be/z0WVDik5hP4

Learned to quickly create dirt and textured materials with minimal need for UV-mapping as a bonus.
Loading...

It’s almost (short of about two weeks) been six years now since I made the active decision to learn to draw and design. However, if you knew a little bit more about my life you might have objections to that statement.

Android Mage by CaconymDesignAlien #1 by CaconymDesign
Illustrations made 3 and 4 months after the decision of actively trying to learn - at this point in time I saw drastic changes from week to week and month to month.

People I grew up with will know that I was the kid who always drew on the margins of my notes in class. That I spent lots of my free time drawing on my own designs and characters for all my little projects I never ended up completing (I enjoyed the design phase little bit too much). That kid, I can imagine them saying, didn’t start to draw at age 22. 

But that was the moment when I really started to set goals for myself and my drawings, and that was the time from when I started to see myself improve in leaps and bounds. So what did I do differently in my treatment of drawing from that point on? Well, a few things really, but the one I wanted to share today is that I started to ask simple questions:

When I was a teenager, getting better at drawing was important to me. My constant question was “How do I improve?” but I never found a satisfying answer and I didn’t improve much at drawing at all. At the same time I was doing quite well in school on almost every other subject. The questions I was asking for those subjects were very different. They were things like “What happens to the graph if I change this constant in the function?” (math) or “How can I do my homework differently to remember more vocabulary with less effort?” (languages). 
Untitled by CaconymDesignUntitled by CaconymDesignUntitled by CaconymDesign
Some drawings from my life: from single digit age to age of 20 there wasn't all that much improvement...

In contrast “How do I improve?” is anything but a simple question. There’s just too much to answer. A simple question is a question that is specific enough to be easily answered, just like the ones I asked for everything else I studied at school. At age 22, I tossed the question of “how do I improve?” aside and replaced it with a long, never-ending series of simple questions (“if I do line weight like this, will it still read well in perspective or will it look too vague?”, “can I use this same principle of linear perspective to also do this part of the plotting faster?”, “how can I adapt this workflow to work with this kind of design instead?”).

I still can’t answer the question “How do I improve?” and I still get asked about it a lot, from students, stream viewers and draw-friends. Maybe it’s a very good question, but it sure isn’t a simple one and that is the point of this advice. If you are able to ask and answer lot of small questions every day, you will start to see huge changes appear in your work over time. If you try to find the answer to it all in one big, vague goal or question you might never even find half an answer.
 

Thank you for reading, I hope you found it interesting. Please follow more of my sketches, work and thoughts on Instagram and twitter:

www.instagram.com/caconymdraws…

twitter.com/CaconymDraws

deviantID

CaconymDesign's Profile Picture
CaconymDesign
Jens Bengtsson
Artist
Sweden
Concept Artist and Technical Designer (Engineer)

I'm available for freelance, either send a note or a mail to jensbeng@gmail.com

www.twitch.tv/caconymdraws
www.instagram.com/caconymdraws…
Interests

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:icongarrus368:
garrus368 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
happy birthday,man :)
Reply
:iconcaconymdesign:
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
Thank you very much =]
Reply
:iconblitzandblaze:
BLITZandBLAZE Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Student
Happy Birthday!!
Reply
:iconcaconymdesign:
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
Thanks! =]
Reply
:iconvelox-mortis:
Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
Reply
:iconcaconymdesign:
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
Thank you =]
Reply
:icondeli-sammich:
Deli-Sammich Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday my dude!
Reply
:iconcaconymdesign:
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
Thank you =]
Reply
:icondeli-sammich:
Deli-Sammich Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ;)
Reply
:icondreadlockedcipher:
DreadLockedCipher Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy birthday. :iconcake3dplz: Birthday cake  icon  Party Airborne Hug Hope your day is awesome.
Reply
Add a Comment: