Sunday, July 21, 2013

One new piece and a bit of talk ;-)

Hellooooo everyone :D
It is so nice in Denmark these days! So sunny and warm :) I love it!
I hope you out there enjoy the weather (..If you have good weather as well, that is!)
Don't forget to use this nice summer opportunity to create some awesome art ^^
I know from myself that this is the time of year that I feel most energetic and inspired!

 Oh well.. I drew something last night. I was irritated that I had lost some of my grip on the traditionally drawing after I practiced so much on my tablet.. Which I still sucks at, dammit! It's so annoying xD
I guess I will need a lot of habituate to..

This is raw material.. Haven't edited the light or anything else on it.
Sorry guys :P So this is the raw picture with all of it's mistakes, I love it anyway ^^
I actually had to do it twice, because I messed the first one up.. But it was only a sketch so no worries ^^
I'm happy with this outcome!
If you haven't guessed already, it is fanart of Tomoe from the anime kamisama hajimemashita :P
It is really good, go check it out! I'm reading the manga now ^^ which is even better!
But the anime have some very nice aspects as well :P
I used both stylefilemarkers, promarkers and copic markers on this one xD

This week I'm going to stay a lot at my boyfriend and his fathers place, so I will be close to copenhagen, hehehe :D And I will probably got here too..
There is this artstore my BF and his dad went to, when he bought my gift (stylefilemarkers 72, A-mainset)
And his dad said that since he has vacation off from work, he would show me the store :-)
My BF does not have vacation yet ._. Doesn't matter though, he will have vacation soon enough :D on Thursday.. Geez I always confuse Tuesday and Thursday with each other <.< 

Anyway... I'm really looking forward to the artstore trip! I will tell you about it ^^ and the name.. Because I don't remember it's name right now.. oops..
I'm also planning on go in "Faraos cigar" which is another store in Copenhagen that sells mangas cheap :D Gotta go there! I couldn't find it last time I went.. So I hope I will be able to next time.

I might be busy from the  28th July to the 6th of August.. I will be on a trip first to Jylland (the mainland in Denmark.. I live on an Island xD "Zealand" in english and "Sj√¶lland" in Danish :P)
Then I will go to the UK, Scotland in Edinburgh. Can't wait!
And then I might travel to Turkey.. Not sure yet :O But it would be awesome if I could..

I will take my leave now.. My dad request food xD hahah..

See you, and take care!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Progressing

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the lack on updates ._.
I haven't really created that much since the last time, because I have practiced drawing on the tablet a lot ^^
I still sucks at it though... But as we often say in Denmark "Practicing makes perfect" and I know I just have to keep hanging in ^^
The problem is though, that it kind of keeps me from drawing traditionally.. and that is bad! I mean, I tried creating some traditionally artwork some days ago, and it didn't went as well as usually.. I struggled with parts I normally go fine with :/
I guess I will have to use more time on my artwork, both digitally and traditionally every day.. Otherwise I'm afraid that I will completely fall out of practice!

I have two drawings for you though ^^
They have been on Deviantart for some time now, I'm so sorry I tend to update my deviantart more than this blog.. The reason is that here I need to create a complete blog out of it, while on Deviant I can just post drawings :P I promise to be better to update in the future!

Here's my to new creations:
(There is more than two.. I know.. I'm so sorry, I didn't know I was THAT far behind!!!
Ohhh.. I'm so embarrassed right now, sorry guys! I will make it up to you.. by showing you a drawing that not even Deviant's knows!)

Fanart: Kimi ni todoke.
I used copics xD

Fanart: sword art online.
The neck got kinda long, otherwise I think it went well!
Copics.. And white gel pen :P 

Copics and white gel pen

Copics!

I really like this one, even though the nose and colorbones got wierd.
I practised expressions ^^

(IT WONT BE THE RIGHT WAY!!! GRR.....)
Anyway, this was to my moms coworker.
She bought me this beautiful rose made out of soap! It smells really nice!
And she gave me money as well.. Due to my graduation.
Very nice of her! and since she loves cats, I wanted to return something to her :D
The kitty says "Meow, thank you for the gift sweet Maneewa(her name)" in danish ^^

This was all for now.
Take care! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New stuff!

So yesterday I was celebrating my graduation ^^
I received a lot of wonderful presents! My sweet boyfriend had 12 presents for me O.o
A lot of them was samples on different art tools :D!
I have tried all of them today, so I could figure out if there was anyone of the tools that I could use later on ^^

I received a sample from Schmincke, which is german, with two acryllic colors (a yellow and a green)
They were really nice! Good quality! (I don't have a picture of testing them...)
There was this white one, which is named "finest".. It blended and covered  the other acryllic REALLY good!

Then I also received some aquarelle, one in tube (a red one) and one as classic watercolor (a yellow one)
I really likes the classic one, it was amazing! I really consider buying them.. It was also from Schmincke.

Then I recieved some oil colors. I have for a long time wanted to try it out! Well.. Now I have.. And.. Never again! hahha..
That was SO messy and really hard to get of my hands <.< I couldn't really clean my pencils either :(
So.. Never again. But now I have tried it! The color was pretty amazing, really strong outcome, but.. Not worth the job cleaning afterwards ^^

Then I received some acrylic ink, and that I haven't tried yet. But It looks really cool :D

Then... A lot of drawing stuff xD There was 2 "finest extra-soft artists pastels" from Schmincke.
OH MY GOD they were AWESOME!!! Really messy to draw with, but easy to wash off hands ^^
That was really cool! I consider buying them... They are oil based :-)
Also received some other pastels from Caran D'ache, which is a brand from Switzerland.
It was a sample packages with a pastel pencil in green, and two pastel cubes. It was awesome as well!
I'm not sure which material it is made of....
But they were really awesome!
I also received wax pastels. And they are pretty awesome too! Not very blendable, but really colorrich :D
They aren't messy at all, and thats really great!

Last, I have Luminance colorpencil... Do I need to tell how much I love it?
The color, the texture, the grip.. I love it!!!!
It is wax based, and i tried to blend the pastel pencil and luminance together but didn't really work xD Don't know if it is because the pastel isn't blendable with the luminance or if the luminance isn't very blendable due to the wax... But it sure was really great!

For a long time I have considered buy Faber castell Polochromos, which is oil based, but know I don't know weather I should buy Luminance instead..
Well, gotta research some more xD

I also received stylefile markers from my BF, in a 72 edition :O The cashier said to him, that it should be better than copic and less expensive.. The problem in Denmark is that, copics are made in Japan and send to USA and THEN send to Europe... Which makes the price in europe very high :-(
But stylefile markers are made in Germany and therefore they don't cost as much, because the transport isn't so far ^^
They don't have a brush nib though.. But I decided to keep them, since their ink is REALLY AWESOME!
Very rich, and they don't stink xD I compared Promarker, Copic and Stylefile marker and I must say..
I liked the stylefile marker the best.
I compared the big brush on all of them, and I must say that stylefile wins!
It is only sad that it don't have a brush nib, that had made it perfect! But the little hard nib is also very handy :-) it is smaller than the promarkers and easier to handle. And last I got A3 marker paper from my sweet dear BF :D He seriously spoil me too much..
For my birthday I received speakers for computer, cinema tickets and an awesome night out with friends, where he ordered a private table, a bottle of vodka and plenty of sodas xD Really awesome!
Now for graduation he buys me all this.. He must really love me!

Last of my artistic presents, but not least! was a graphic tablet... YES I GOT A GRAPHIC TABLET!!!! Wacom Bamboo Pen & touch manga edition. It is... SO awesome! I had a little tablet before (very poor, very bad..) so it is like a dream to use the bamboo! But I really need practice xD haha.

I don't know when I last updated my art? But I will soon put the latest up ^^ I seem to update Deviantart more than here.. Sorry guys.
Please check out my deviantart!
http://tinaditte.deviantart.com/

(Sorry if there is any type mistakes, I cut my finger really deep this morning, and it hurts like s**t...)

Take care!
The blue (from right): Luminance
The green next to it: pastel pencil from Caran D'ache
The blue pencil cube, also from Caran D'ache
The green pastel cube, Caran D'ache
The blue cylinder formed pastel, is from schimncke
The yellow cylinder formed next to, also Schmincke
second last from right is the wax pastel from caran D'ache
The last is also wax pastel from Caran D'ache.

Left: Oil colors.
Center: Aquarell colors (yellow and red in tube)
rigth: acryllic colors.