I have! I have had the sweet opportunity to relax and get my stress level down :-)
I actually got a little tanned this summer! that's rare for me (My skin is naturally fair and sensitive, so I tend to get summer rash..) But this year I skin went a bit darker, sooo happy!
Oh well.. I wasn't here to tell you about my skin though.. xD
I went to Jylland last week (which is the main land of Denmark, I live on one of the islands)
It was fun! Went with my family and BF :P
I went to an awesome art shop there! http://www.aartdevos.dk is their website..
The store was rather messy, but they had SO much stuff! I could have stayed there for hours ^_^
They had shinhan TOUCH markers, but only the regulars, not brush nip ones ._.
But! they were still as awesome, as I though they would be :D I didn't buy any, though..
Since they only had the fine point nip.
Oh! BTW, I don't remember if I already have talked about this.. But then you get to read it again then :P
I asked the producers of STYLEFILEMARKERS whether or not they would come out with a brush nip pen, and when. They gave me awesome news, till September they will release a stylefilemarker with brush nip. They will also make replaceable nips and ink :D
This is great news for us europeans! at least for Danes.. Copic is very good, but really expensive (only due to import) which is sad..
And stylefilemarkers are just as good as, if not better than, copic markers.
I can't wait! Im so excited :D
So in Jylland, my art journey wasn't all that interesting.. I ended up only buy a sketch book and a model.. Not very exciting :P
Oh and yeah, some finepoint inking pens and bristol paper :D
|This is my model. I wanted one, since I tend to do be very insecure about drawing body and positions. So I hope this guy can help me out! Especially now that I'm about to do a manga ^^ Which I will tell you on about later :P|
|This is my sketch book which I will bring with me whereever I go ^^|
Well, the stores name is CREAS, It is on Sealand in Demark, and have SO MUCH STUFF
They had everything an artist heart desire :P
A LOT OF COPICS and STYLEFILEMARKERS and other awesome markers :P
They also have free workshops :O
And lots and lots of paper! Which is were I found my bristol paper (finally!)
I tried the bristol with regular sketch pens, and it works amazing :D
In the store I also bough copic sketch R20 ^^
So as I mentioned at the picture text to the model/doll I am about to create my own manga.
I just have to decide whether I want to do it traditionally or digitally.. mhmm..
I do have the tools for digitally, but I'm still not very good with my tablet ._.
But I got the story figured out and the main character, the villian and the princess..
Well It's not about princes and princesses xD But It got some similar elements.
Anywas this is my main character Kazuma Utah, who lives on the Planet Cybath, which is a planet now know to the mankind ^^
I don't want to spoil the story yet! So you have to wait :P hehe
This is my main character:
|SORRY ABOUT THE EYES! I didn't realize they would be dark <.< because I got no background.. So stupid.. Oh well.. Try and look on it here: a bit better: http://tinaditte.deviantart.com/art/Kazuma-Utah-388535878|
He isn't very socialable and do not like to spend time with others. he is a stray cat!
He has a bit of a temper and can act a bit ignorant to strangers, but only because he has trust issues due to his past...
Anyway, Kazuma is a very loyal and sweet guy, when you get to know him ^^
This is my first good outcome with the tablet :D This is only due to practice for a month! I think thats pretty fast xD
I actually researched for my chances to release my manga with a publishing house, and chances are pretty good for me to be able to release my manga in book form as well as digital!
I don't know when this is going to be... I ahven't started storyboards yet, so it might be 3 months a half a year till I can get it done, now that I have to find myself a job.. I don't tend to live off by my manga ^^ It's only hobby.. It also depends on the publishing house and my chances for getting it released. We will see ^^ of course I will keep updating you ^^
I have so much to tell, that I forget! I tend to get engulfed by each and every thing I want to tell you.
Lucky me, I wrote down what I wanted to talk about, so you wont get spared for any good detail :P hehe
So was in Edinburgh, Scotland, this week, I came home this friday ^^
In Edinburgh I visited Edinburgh art store. Which was a pretty small store, like most of the art stores there, but they had many things! I found copic markers ciao, which they had a whole shell with!
Or stand.. you know copic markers officially stand.. thingy.. hehe xD
So I went crazy and bought TWENTY markers! There was 10% off the whole amout, if you bought 10 ^^ hehe.. And it was only 3,5 pounds pr marker :O! (30 DKK, 5,4 US Dollars, 4 euro)
In Denmark you get them for 4 pounds (36 DKK, 6,5 US dollars, 4,8 euro) as cheapest. PLUS I got 10% off per 10 markers I bought which mean I saved 3,5 pounds for 10 markers, (their price) and total of what i would normally spend I saved 14 pounds all in all (it would have cost me 14 EXTRA for buying them in Denmark!) thats a lot of money you know! (14 pounds: 121 DKK, 21,7 US dollars, 16,25 euro)
I'm a poor unemployed graduated High schooler, so this means alot to me! (I don't seem poor, with all the stuff I bought now, do I? Actually I celebrated my graduation and birthday with family, where I got some money ^^)
In the art store I also bought the comic paper ^^ Can't wait to use it!
I also visited some other art stores, but didn't bought anything.
Oh BTW in the store, in Jylland, I also bought pen holders and pen nips ^^ a mapping pen and two other pens to draw with, which looked similar to G-pen and saji pen..
And holder for them ^^ But even so, I'm still planing on go buy real comic pens..
I might be going crazy in the deleter manga shop, but I will have to wait till I get money.
I might be using 1000 DKK (180 US dollars, 115 pounds, 135 euros) or more. PLUS I have to pay extra taxes because I live in Europe <.< so it might end up being almost the double amount -.-
Anyway. this will be my next buy! Or copic markers.. I do need some colors.
I want to show you (in pictures) the things that I bought:
This is Kuroko Tetsuya from Kuroko no Basket. I did it before holiday started :-) Stylefile markers and copics ^^
So this was everything for now :O Sorry for the long post.. I hope I have more time now to update ^^
I know I said I would go to Farous cigar store, but I didn't do so when I was in Creas ^^ My BF and I will go next week together though :D I will tell you about it!
Take care :D