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How to create space art
I'll cut right to the chase! This news article will be about tutorials and resources related to space and space art. In an attempt to bring order in this chaos we call life, art and news articles I'll try my best to classify the resources and the tutorials into categories - knowing all too well that those classifications are arbitrary. Enough of that though, let us begin.
Space art can be divided in a number of sub genres, in this article I'll talk about two such categories (again knowing all too well a lot of space art falls in neither of these categories); classic space art and terraspace. Your typical space scene usually consists of one or several space elements and celestial bodies, such as planets, nebulas and stars. In terraspace another dimension is added. The "camera" or point of view is not located in outer space, but on the ground. The space elements are then put in the sky. To achieve this, the artist often have a stock photo of an up-close environment in the foreground (tra
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Kingdom of Sweden's birthday babies (jan-april)
Announcement for
Some of the group's birthday kids:
11 January Proud-Music-Lover

31 January snatti

4 February Yodaphone

10 February S-Trange

15 February BUBBLE89

16 February LupineDream

17 February Adflictus

6 March petrova

17 March S0lstickan

21 March Linnzy

25 March ErikBjornor
Setting Eye by ErikBjornor
29 March Batmaaaaan
...wind blows on the moon by Batmaaaaan
30 March kimuyama
Howling by kimuyama
31 March ManekinekoNoHime
Parken Zoo by ManekinekoNoHime
Don't forget to say Happy Birthday to our April babies:
3 April Latitude-64
Shadow Forest by Latitude-64
10 April smokewithoutmirrors
15 April IkkaPikkaBooh
Dance of the Sun by IkkaPikkaBooh
20 April Poff3
20 April YoursSincerely
30 April Loulin
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Warm by petrova Warm :iconpetrova:petrova 49 35 Hitchhiker's Guide 2 by HenrikJonsson Hitchhiker's Guide 2 :iconhenrikjonsson:HenrikJonsson 29 14 Hitchhiker's Guide 1 by HenrikJonsson Hitchhiker's Guide 1 :iconhenrikjonsson:HenrikJonsson 29 7 Mooster by Noukah Mooster :iconnoukah:Noukah 3,857 502
September 2018


Bullet; Blue = In progress. Bullet; Purple = Not started yet.  Bullet; Green = Finished

Bullet; Blue Watercolour - elements redux (earth, wind, fire, water - 2013)
24th of September: "Fire" has commenced! Sketching stage
Comments/thoughts: It seems like that cold only was a minor one (so far :fingerscrossed: ) so before anything worsen I have begun sketching on "Fire". And yes, sketching, because this one seems like it's going to be a bit more complicated than any of my previous paintings involving fire, or at least fire-like structure. A careful hand is needed and I don't want to have to wear and tear unnecessesarliy on my expensive watercolour paper. More to the point, I don't want to have to start over like I was forced to do with Air/Wind. A digital test follows tomorrow, Tuesday. 

Take care out there. I see you soon! :wave:



:bulletpurple: Watercolour - "Secret doorway" redux.
Status: Very very unfinished.
Comments/thoughts: Bigger, better, additional details.

Bullet; Purple Pencil piece - desert life, nature scene (induru)
Status: A few rough sketches exist so far. Needs to be refined further and invent a suitable setting.
Comments/thoughts: More desert life

:bulletpurple: Watercolour - Working title: "Imudanna puts away the night"  
Status: Paper sketch + digital sketch + colour tests = done
Comments/thoughts: This is the evolution of an old idea I've head for at least five years. A bit surrealistic, a bit ethereal. 

Bullet; Purple Watercolour - Postcards
Status: A whole lot of ideas but less amount of sketches. 
Comments/thoughts: Thinking about a whole series of A5 paintings - working title: "Postcards from Ohurai".

:bulletpurple: Watercolour - Postcards
Status: Not started yet
Comments/thoughts: A5-paintings, big detailed close-ups of some of my weird flora so far.

Extra thought: Please, brain! Don't give me more ideas. I am already overloaded with work! :shakefist:


2018 Finished projects
Bullet; Green Pencil - tribute piece for friend/fan/follower
Bullet; Green Pencil - dictionary page
Bullet; Green Pencil - sketch (practice of feet)
Bullet; Green Pencil/ink - An origin story
Bullet; Green Pencil - bonedog/human scene

(Hot tip: I prefer to edit the journal rather than write a completely new one. So if you'd like to keep up with thoughts and progress from any upcoming projects, keep the journal in your inbox and re-visit from time to time.)


Louise Lindgren
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
The artclasses I had in primary school (once upon a very long time) were never just artclasses for me. They awoke something huge just dozing under the surface. There has been no stopping me since.

I am mostly self taught and work with traditional mediums, pencil being my particular forte but I'm no stranger to watercolours and acrylics as well. Every new artwork is done with a varying sense of realism and a large portion of details. Progress is sometimes slow but always moving forward. It's my mission to always find something new or challenging in every new artwork.

To make art is to see and to tell stories. Sometimes the stories are connected - like my worldbuilding project with big bone headed beasts in the leading role - sometimes the artwork sings its song on its own. Whatever it may be, I hope my followers enjoy the stories being told.

Random "important" facts:
* My pencil case is nicknamed: "the ghirkin"
* I was the ostracised geek in school - always good grades, never popular.
* I like lilacs and foxgloves
* My very small feet makes it nearly impossible for me to find comfortable shoes.
* I'm nervous, easily stressed and hopelessly unsocial.
* Never mind chocolate - give me liquorice and cheese doodles any day!
* With a little warmup I'm not a bad singer

:bulletgreen: Contact? Questions? Send me a Note or drop me a mail at :bulletgreen:


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DragonFairy88 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :llama:! :D
DeepWoodian Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You had a good birthday, yes? Let me add my Happy Birthday wishes to the queue.Party 

And while I am at it I may as well wish you sunny(?) and good of May too. I'll wager that you treated yourself with some sweets or pastries. I surely did. :D (Big Grin)  
Loulin Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks Panu :hug:

Haha... More like rainy 1:st of May :laughing: And yes, there were plenty of sweets and pastries to treat myself with, your'e absolutely right there.
bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
Happy birthday!May good luck be always with you!
Loulin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words.
(I also hope for a little good luck for myself - unemployment is no fun)
bogatyrkhan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
You are most welcome!
I am so sorry to hear that--that's quite ridiculous,such a talented artist is unemployed?!
DeepWoodian Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi HO!

Long time no "see". It seems that we have both been quite silent here lately. Therefore I wanted to ask how things are going with you? Found any traces of new job? Or are you "free" like I was before? I myself have a job for a change. Not my area of expertise, or corresponding my education but at least I have something to do (and get salary). Been doing that about 5 months now.

How about your muse? I hope that my dynamic duo didn't exhausted you totally. I myself would have many of those DeepWood sin incarnations which I should finish but yet another project has taken the first priority. Talking about dividing my attention. Oh Noes!   
Loulin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi HO! :wave:

Long time no "see" indeed. I might be so far beyond "long time" that I might need to find a whole new vocabulary for it. It's good of you to send a poke like this, that way I might get off my ass as well (metaphorically at least). Things are... *scratches head* Well, things are... I really don't know to tell the truth. No sign of a job yet, which is super-exhausting. You'd think after plenty of years of work you'd be somewhat sought after for your valuable know-how and experience. The answer is surprisingly 'no'.

Feeling of "free" has not inserted itself. I'm more concerned with following the unemployment service's and unemployment funds' many rules. That and to keep moving. I noticed early that the sudden lack of work really affected my health. I got dizzy and sensation of weakness among other things, so there has been a lot of walking and swimming to counter it these past months.  (And looking for jobs of course)

My muse is pretty weak as well. It didn't bother me at the beginning but it's starting to now.  :grumpy:   I've still got my drawing pad on my desk and there is definitelly a thin layer of dust on it. 

But enough of my bleating. I'm happy that you have a job now. Nothing like those Euros dropping into your account by the end of the month. :) Aaaaannnd.... You upploaded a couple of new ones last month. I'll head over there now, see ya there.  
DeepWoodian Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You'd think after plenty of years of work you'd be somewhat sought after for your valuable know-how and experience...
Tell me about it! I have experienced the same exhausting situation. I sent dozens and dozens of job aplications during several years and what was the result. No job.  Few interviews, yes but no jobs. In my case the worst part was/is that there simply aren't jobs of my area of expertise and interest available in my home locality anymore. Even within the radius of about 150 km those are pretty scarce. On the other hand I have no desire whatsoever to move further away from here. Therefore, last autum,  I started to search jobs which aren't particularly suited for my experience, interest or education. And now I have a job. But it is no way near "a nice and interesting job". I wouldn't want to do it for the rest of my life!!!

Unemployment service rules can be quite bother I know. And here in Finland those were made more strict just a short while ago. There have been some uproar among the workers because of that and I too think that some of those new requirements are quite stupid. The so called  "Activity" -issue being the most heated topic, if by change that name has crossed even the Swedish news.

But let's hope that both job opportunities and your muse will cross your path. Nod  

Loulin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not surprised that workers are revolting a bit. The "activity"-issue over the pond might not be headlining news but that's only because we have our own problems with it. Stare  Same procedures only hiding behind new names and more complicated rules. Not to mention the Big-brother type of survailance that is practiced on the unemployed. Sure, you don't want people to cheat the system, but come on...  Encourage and help! Not beat and stomp on our self esteem, thank you. 

Besides that no job in sight so far but I'm actually starting to try out drawing again. And playing a bit with my maps, writing some basic regional history and whatnot, just to get into the mood again. And sketch practice too. One day there will be proper uploads again. :pray:
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