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*sigh*
Other artists at Comic Con Germany heavily recommended it.
So HERE we go..
If any of you kind people would like to stalk me over there, I'd be happy to meet you.
Let's see how it goes.
I'll try to only upload the most important of the older stuff and then continue with new work, sketches and videos.

Take care, Daniela
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea
I rarely share anything commercial around here, but HumanAnatomy4Artist is an amazing resource built by a fellow artist who I am happy to promote!
We all know finding tasteful anatomy references is a drag. HumanAnatomy4Artist delivers professionally photographed people featuring many different body types, ages and ethnicities. That is a very rare thing to find.
Both my students and myself love the variety of models and poses.

And there's currently a sale on! 3D.sk has several packs of free photo references, 3DScans and 50% discounts for all of their portals.
Visit :iconhumananatomy4artist: or christmas.3d.sk for more information.

  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea
Since my business cards didn't arrive on time, here are links to my other online portfolios:

Tumblr Account  | Twitter Ramblings


In other news:
My, thank you, dear 52%! I just put a lot of cool art books and fun stuff in my amazon.co.uk shopping basket. Now I'm just waiting for the Pound to drop into another circle of hell before placing my final order. What do you think I'm going to save? 15-20%?
(Seriously, are you f***ing mad???)
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea
Some finds when I went llama hopping (choosing a pleasing favourite in another user's gallery, gisting a llama, then diving into their favourites and so on): 

Marshlands by daRoz  What Light Through Yonder Window by GabrielWigren  On the water by Kibbitzer   Graveyard Shift by tohdraws   The Bat Rider by AudreyBenjaminsen  Riga Starry Street by nokeek  Star Child by nargyle  CF: Skyfall by nargyle wolverine: Evolution 2 B and W by simonebianchi  WIP: Homecoming by LenkaSimeckova Tree-crowned Hill by FerdinandLadera Silent Downfall by BLPH
 Nightschool by tsutsu-di Conurbation by tatasz Swamp by JJcanvas Night Ride by Raphael-Lacoste Ar-Nat Village by andreasrocha
  • Listening to: Cabin Pressure - Zurich
  • Reading: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Watching: Doctor Who Christmas Special
  • Drinking: Lady Grey Tea
Some amazing and sometimes underappreciated artworks featuring humans of the XX variety in random order. Thanks to :icontheterriblezodin: for your recommandations.

Mature Content

Summer Stroll by napoleoman
  Clot by jeffsimpsonkh Delicious, Delicious Crime by wibblywobblytimecake Mermaid 3 by M0AI Flower, gleam and glow by nna  The Mystery by Carnegriff Grandma by chasestone Submerge by Charlie-Bowater  <da:thumb id="204115552"/> HIJAB GIRL by solitarium quick acrylic study by derekjones <da:thumb id="327442367"/> comm: spoilers by littleulvar Serenity on the Moon by nna Playful Dreaming by Noukah More than Words by jonsibal  When I am Reborn by Jandruff Jessica Truscott - FaeStock by MartaNael Cold Feet by ktshy Against ablation by QuilesART Romance by ancalinar Chickens by ancalinar PuG by ancalinar A77 by kooookooookooookoooo Painterly Portrait Study by ART-BY-DOC Evolution of Vietnamese Clothing (and Ao Dai) by lilsuika <da:thumb id="149966734"/> 190 x 140cm oil on  canvas by ilkekutlay Old hag by veprikov
  • Reading: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Watching: M*A*S*H*
  • Drinking: Lady Grey Tea
I'm feeling a bit lonely here. Weather's ugly and I'm chained to my desk. Grr.
Would anybody like to hang out with me over at tumblr? zeichenleere.tumblr.com
Used that account passively for years and decided I might as well connect with others. Sleep is overrated, anyway.

Also: I'd like to feature some good work. Any recommendations?
  • Reading: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Watching: M*A*S*H*
  • Drinking: Milk Oolong
... with the new Who series and the way Capaldi incorporates our timelord.
Just wanted to say. :D
  • Listening to: Requiescat - Oscar Wilde
  • Watching: Doctor Who / M*A*S*H*
  • Drinking: Milk Oolong
Why does the average artist have so much STUFF? Paper, pens, brushes, paper, electronic stuff - did I mention paper? ... I found art supplies I didn't know I possessed.
And don't get me started on the books.
*sigh*
  • Watching: QI
  • Drinking: tea
Or doesn't it?
Last year was very demanding (professional and personal) and left little to no time for any creative work. Any recomendations on how to change that?
  • Reading: &quot;Broken Homes&quot; by Ben Aronovich
  • Drinking: tea

Regarding copyrights

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 7, 2012, 3:14 AM
This is probably the most daring approach to rejection of personal copyright i've ever read coming from an artist. And he's a very GOOD artist, potentially loosing quite some money with his point of view. Read here: fav.me/d5g3fvi

Worth your time and any discussion deriving from it.

  • Listening to: "Whispers Underground" by Ben Aronovich
  • Reading: "The Life of Michelangelo" by Herman Grimm
  • Drinking: tea

the silence

Journal Entry: Tue May 22, 2012, 9:18 AM
excuse my long silence, but i had a lot on my hands.
another round of students to get through a hell of exams, for example.

and: i got one of my artworks published as a school book cover (all profits went to charity, of course): "A Level English Text Guide - Hamlet" by Richard Parsons  
alas poor yorick by greyfin --> www.amazon.co.uk/Level-English…
many thanks to laura storey of Coordination Group Publications Ltd for being able to contribute.

  • Reading: &quot;the arabic calligraphy guide&quot;
  • Drinking: tea

of rubble and fire or: holiday tales

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 2:57 AM
personally, i'm now convinced that stonehenge is only as famous as it is because it happens to be very visible next to the a303. that was at least our reason for stopping there impulsively. we wouldn't have made a mile of detour to see "effing stonehenge". despite of that - it was a lot of fun! especially if you consider the hype around the whole thing, including some very elaborate and professionally looking crop circles in the area --> www.wccsg.com/2011Gallery/July….

why do people go nuts about it? no idea.

the neolithic sights in the west might be smaller, but imho more beautiful. especially mên-an-tol, lanyon quoit and chysauster (photos to follow). it also happens that cornwall's landscape was not completely morphed by industrialisation or farming industry. it's still so very rough and primitive in the best sense of the word. people seem very connected to their home still, as you can see by rowena cade's minack theatre www.minack.com/ , countless wild gardens www.heligan.com/ and traditional homes - even if those are more and more abandoned in favour of modern housing.
greetings to dear casey, niki and paul who showed us around and shared their time with us. the whole week went by so fast and instead of the seaside chill anticipated we chased along narrow roads to see everything the region had to offer.

all the while ... london was burning. partially, a least. poor pooka (one of our group) actually lives in one of the affected areas. hopefully, all his friends were safe. most of the trouble had already spread elsewhere when we returned and (of course) the touristic centre was completely unaffected.  from what i gathered by talking to people and reading various local newspapers the whole thing was NOT about politics or inequality, but more about some very frustrated individuals turning against their own neighbourhoods. yes, they burned down that sony warehouse, but most of the damage was done to small businesses and local people -  there were no political agendas - just inexcusable, random acts of violence against innocents.

being the bourgeois arse she is, this culture-vulture was overjoyed at not having her plans disturbed by actual people's problems and went on to appreciate the finer things in life. i happened to stumble upon a "talk-and-draw" at the national gallery and had a nice chat about life drawing and portraiture with one of the lecturers (p.s.: being told by such a person that one could really make a living out of portrait painting strokes one's ego).
and theatre ... well, the THEATRE ... *sigh*

"butley": a gloriously ironic, funny, harsh, touching and sadly humorist look into a narcissistic academic's soul. dominic west practically shouldered the play all by himself. paul mcgann's small part as a gay publisher from leeds was a nice addition, even if hearing his soft voice butchered by a northern accent was a bit disturbing (don't get me wrong, i love the northern brogue - eccleston be my witness - it just doesn't suit every person)
"much ado about nothing" was a splendid (if set design-wise sometimes eye-cancer inducing) piece of work.  david tennant's playful and seemingly easy portrayal of the part cancelled out catherine tate's very committed, but overacted comedian approach.
"doctor faustus":  it's been my first time in the globe but it won't be my last. i'm still blinded by the richness of costumes and props and by actors actually interacting with the audience instead of merely playing in front of them (fourth wall, damn you!). arthur darvill's job as mephistopheles consisted mostly of standing around pissed off and following the enthusiastic lead. well, he is used to that part in television, but easily managed to convey an aura of shrewishness and aggression so unfamiliar to his usually favourable face. he also rocks playing the lute. :D

too bad that had been the last day. would have loved to stay longer, but any more would have been beyond decadent.
so if you are actually still reading this, expect drawings and infrared photography next week when i'm back home from visiting my parents.
comments are welcome, as usual.

  • Reading: &quot;the arabic calligraphy guide&quot;
  • Drinking: tea

thank you for the fish...

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 31, 2011, 12:02 AM
... and goodbye. leaving for the "holy land" today.
two weeks in london and cornwall. a lot of theatre. sea smell and neolithic rubble. BLISS.

  • Listening to: the wind
  • Watching: doctor who (new series, yay!)
  • Eating: anything non-healthy
  • Drinking: tea

paris is [insert adjective of your choice h

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 29, 2011, 10:29 AM
paris is [insert adjective of your choice here] ... i'd go with loud, shimmering, shallow, humbling and enfuriating.

i've been enthralled by london ever since the first time i got off the tube at baker street station. paris was ... different. while i loved the city as a whole, some parts of it left a foul aftertaste. these compounds with their little parks and that one lovingly deteriorated building of the sorbonne university were truly alive, while tha polished courtyard of louvre's cueur napoleon certainy wasn't. i was charmed by the older shopkeepers near the new university complex and that droll social scientist in the institut du monde arabe, but more than put off by those affected, pushy peacocks of blokes thinking themselves god's gift to womankind.

and the art ... well, the ART.
spent four hours in the "mighty musée d'orsay" (look mummy, no krafayis! ;)), another three in the centre pompidou and six in the louvre. countless more in whatever church was available (notre dame's interior is very much overrated, though).
btw: speaking of louvre - people are NUTS. knowing there would be quite a queue i went there an hour BEFORE opening. let's just say i wasn't the first in line. by 9 o'clock there were about 200m of people and the americans behind me from boston and chicago had already started fraternising. seven minutes after 9, i was in the denon wing, second floor, to have a glimpse at the renaissance works before all the crazies arrive there to photograph the bloody mona lisa. well, the crazies already *were* there, but that left me *alone* with a dozen other, more beautiful masterpieces in the adjoining rooms.
at least it was relatively calm in the richelieu-wing, which meant i was *again completely alone* with some of the most beautiful works art history for more than an hour.
why do people go for famous icons instead of trying to get their own grip on art? i discovered several artists i never heard of before and went home with a list of a dozen names to learn more about.

i also stumbled across works of two of my favourite DA artists: found lovely postcards of :iconannejulieaubry: in the shop of the centre pompidou and some of :iconimaginism:'s special prints in a small scifi/fantasy art/bookshop in the latin quarter near notre dame (guess it was rue dante).  


if you excuse me now, i need to stuff myself with sweets, meat and limoncello, for lent is finally over.

  • Listening to: the wind
  • Watching: doctor who (new series, yay!)
  • Eating: anything non-healthy
  • Drinking: tea

spring. spring? SPRING!

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 6, 2011, 8:06 AM
SPRING!

finally.

  • Listening to: arvo p&auml;rt (yes, yet again)
  • Drinking: tea

stop drawing emo manga...

Sat Mar 19, 2011, 9:19 AM
  • Listening to: &quot;angels and demons&quot; OST
  • Watching: red nose day's doctor who
  • Drinking: tea
...and just bloody DONATE for japan instead.
(excuse the language). thanks.

update: this drawing was up for auction supporting japan's earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown victims and will be shipped to a generous bidder in virginia, usa.  a heartfelt thank you to all who participated!
viktor by greyfin

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update january 24th, 2009: against elitism
"if i knew what art was, i wouldn't tell anybody." (pablo picasso)
well, there are some people who don't live up to that statement. TheKnowledge1 is a new community, which aims to share technical knowledge. so if you need or like to offer help, have a look. this group is vastly growing and still in need of mentors - especially if you are bi-/multilingual.
you have got skills? share the love!


:iconportraitpencilart: Traditional Art Stamp by darkartificer becomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone TARDIS Stamp by Carthoris Make poverty history by adjustreality Fair Trade Stamp by Kezzi-Rose I support COEXIST by fw-mag:thumb107654874: Gay Rights Stamp by Raven-LaLupa Be Unique Stamp by GoodiesForYou TheKnowledge1 Stamp by Thewinator :thumb36410592: Open your Mind Stamp by quazo Fave and Run Stamp by StampsbyJen Stamp - Comics by AzraelleWormser
  • Listening to: pachelbel's canon in d major
  • Watching: blackadder goes fourth
  • Drinking: tea
... just to follow stephen fry's random ramblings.
and discovered leonard nimoy and the dalai lama are doing it, was well. i don't know if i'm supposed to be impressed or scared (currently leaning towards the latter). however, if you're interested in random quotes, featured art/ artsy webfindings, sarcastic comments and scrap metal art i'm too embaressed to even post here - you're most welcome to follow my little birdy voice. i'm "kunstleerer".

and while i'm already busy typing... look at these brave people and "walk like an egyptian"! :w00t!:

The Egyptian Revolution by Moesherif :thumb196688519: Egyptian Revolution 20 by Magdyas :thumb195881023: they gotz guns,we gotz numbers by mrbadguy7 X 019 by MahmoudYakut

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update january 24th, 2009: against elitism
"if i knew what art was, i wouldn't tell anybody." (pablo picasso)
well, there are some people who don't live up to that statement. TheKnowledge1 is a new community, which aims to share technical knowledge. so if you need or like to offer help, have a look. this group is vastly growing and still in need of mentors - especially if you are bi-/multilingual.
you have got skills? share the love!


:iconportraitpencilart: Traditional Art Stamp by darkartificer becomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone TARDIS Stamp by Carthoris Make poverty history by adjustreality Fair Trade Stamp by Kezzi-Rose I support COEXIST by fw-mag:thumb107654874: Gay Rights Stamp by Raven-LaLupa Be Unique Stamp by GoodiesForYou TheKnowledge1 Stamp by Thewinator :thumb36410592: Open your Mind Stamp by quazo Fave and Run Stamp by StampsbyJen Stamp - Comics by AzraelleWormser
  • Listening to: roger delgado's crazy laugh
  • Watching: classic who
  • Drinking: tea
a happy new year to you! hope your got a good start and already broke all your resolutions - they're mostly beyond feasible anyway. ;)
i'd really use this occation to adverstise :iconkneelingglory:'s contest thematising the issue of human trafficking. win fun prizes! and, oh well, help a few of those unlucky souls while doing so?

"The Not For Sale Campaign equips and mobilizes Smart Activists to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe. Together, we can end slavery in our lifetime."

look here for further information: news.deviantart.com/article/13…

:thumb148626569: :thumb148626569: :thumb148626569:

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update january 24th, 2009: against elitism
"if i knew what art was, i wouldn't tell anybody." (pablo picasso)
well, there are some people who don't live up to that statement. TheKnowledge1 is a new community, which aims to share technical knowledge. so if you need or like to offer help, have a look. this group is vastly growing and still in need of mentors - especially if you are bi-/multilingual.
you have got skills? share the love!


:iconportraitpencilart: Traditional Art Stamp by darkartificer becomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone TARDIS Stamp by Carthoris Make poverty history by adjustreality Fair Trade Stamp by Kezzi-Rose I support COEXIST by fw-mag:thumb107654874: Gay Rights Stamp by Raven-LaLupa Be Unique Stamp by GoodiesForYou TheKnowledge1 Stamp by Thewinator :thumb36410592: Open your Mind Stamp by quazo Fave and Run Stamp by StampsbyJen Stamp - Comics by AzraelleWormser

the spirit of the season

Sat Nov 27, 2010, 2:47 PM
  • Listening to: snowflakes falling
  • Watching: big bang theory
  • Drinking: tea
thanks to all those brilliant people who are supporting my charity project!
thanks to you i was able to collect 260 euro for the cause. the first part of that sum has already reached its beneficiary, the second part will be sent on its way as soon as i've finished all commissions.

it's been stressful thing to do (i do have a full time job by the way), but i also managed to carry out my "christmas story in four parts". here's the start, one additional part will be released every sunday from now till christmas:
part one:    christmas traditions - 1 of 4 by greyfin
part two:    christmas traditions - 2 of 4 by greyfin
part three: christmas traditions - 3 of 4 by greyfin
part four:   christmas traditions 4 of 4 by greyfin

thanks to my student :iconchepren: for the inspiration.

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update january 24th, 2009: against elitism
"if i knew what art was, i wouldn't tell anybody." (pablo picasso)
well, there are some people who don't live up to that statement. TheKnowledge1 is a new community, which aims to share technical knowledge. so if you need or like to offer help, have a look. this group is vastly growing and still in need of mentors - especially if you are bi-/multilingual.
you have got skills? share the love!


:iconportraitpencilart: Traditional Art Stamp by darkartificer becomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone TARDIS Stamp by Carthoris Make poverty history by adjustreality Fair Trade Stamp by Kezzi-Rose I support COEXIST by fw-mag:thumb107654874: Gay Rights Stamp by Raven-LaLupa Be Unique Stamp by GoodiesForYou TheKnowledge1 Stamp by Thewinator :thumb36410592: Open your Mind Stamp by quazo Fave and Run Stamp by StampsbyJen Stamp - Comics by AzraelleWormser

charity work

Mon Nov 1, 2010, 4:13 AM
  • Listening to: murray gold
  • Watching: jonathan creek
  • Drinking: tea
well, that poll certainly was enlightening. normally, about a hundred participate. this time, less than thirty. and half of them are uninterested in buying my work. well. but thank you for being honest.

if you are among those few interested and seriously consider buying/commissioning, send me a note. yes, also i do slashly artwork (see below), but only up to PG13 stuff.
i managed to secure several jobs from other sources (god bless my favourite forum). it leaves me with few free time till christmas, but it's all for a good cause.


commission: (watercolour) tenth doctor standing around dramatically - DONE
commission: (pencil) john barroman with husband scott gill - DONE
commission: (pencil) john barroman with husband scott gill and gareth david lloyd - WIP
commission: (pencil) jack/ianto kissing scene - TO DO
commission: (artisan crafts) tardis pencil holders - thanks to the lord it's finally , almost DONE  (6/7 commissioned work, rest up for sale, including two super-sized variants)

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update january 24th, 2009: against elitism
"if i knew what art was, i wouldn't tell anybody." (pablo picasso)
well, there are some people who don't live up to that statement. TheKnowledge1 is a new community, which aims to share technical knowledge. so if you need or like to offer help, have a look. this group is vastly growing and still in need of mentors - especially if you are bi-/multilingual.
you have got skills? share the love!


:iconportraitpencilart: Traditional Art Stamp by darkartificer becomeTHEchange stamp by insaneone TARDIS Stamp by Carthoris Make poverty history by adjustreality Fair Trade Stamp by Kezzi-Rose I support COEXIST by fw-mag:thumb107654874: Gay Rights Stamp by Raven-LaLupa Be Unique Stamp by GoodiesForYou TheKnowledge1 Stamp by Thewinator :thumb36410592: Open your Mind Stamp by quazo Fave and Run Stamp by StampsbyJen Stamp - Comics by AzraelleWormser