The Queen of Green

Why is it so hard to keep my jealousy hidden; having nothing to say; not making me feel so bad.

The Queen of Green, let's call her like that, always makes me want to be the best, be the only one noticeable or worth noticing. She makes me feel a bit ashamed - too much egoistic attitude. But isn't that true that we all want to be as good as possible; we want to show all those 'others' what we can do and that we can do it fabulously. So maybe it's normal... Isn't it?

As long as she doesn't make me hate my friends because they're better than me - I think it's OK. It pushes me to go further and deeper, to reach the things I wouldn't have normally thought of seeing.

The Queen of Green is coming...

But right now she's waiting for a bus to my place :P


Little furniture attacks!

Since it's already after Christmas I think I can show you what I and we have done.

First of all, I need to mention and underline that I had a lot of fun making those little pieces of furniture. I am sure I'll make next ones in the future, someday.

Second, the receivers (my sister and my friend Eve) were so happy when they unwrapped those presents :D Actually... Eve was happy. In the first moment my sister was holding the little commode upside down and she didn't know what it was; we had to turn it right and then she was happy :D

So here they come!

The Little Commode

for my sister Kate

I've bought a wooden commode in a shop and painted it (base + dark green). Then I've googled some dragonflies' pictures and after choosing 2 most "pretty" I've drew them with a golden outliner.

The Girly Casket

for our friend Eve

This time we (me, the Little Monster, Boschman and Bartosz) bought a wooden casket via internet shop, it's much much cheaper! Then it was painted (base + brown/pink/red) and the ornaments were made using outliners for glass paintings and acrylics. The heart and the butterfly are Boschman's, the ornaments inside the drawers belong to Bartosz and the little bunny is mine :)

I'm so proud! :D



Resolutions.... NOT!

Is there any sense in making the New Year resolutions? Why do we make them on the Now Year's Eve - not on any other day? For me it's a day like every other day, only the year's last number changes. There are a lot of months' first days and why do we not make resolutions then?

Is it that hard to change yourself just now, in this certain moment? Will it come easier when the year changes too?

I'll not make resolutions for the New Year. I make them everyday. And I see that not all of them had came to a certain point of which I can be proud. So it's a bit easier for me - I have a lot of chances to change myself, not only one in a year. Consequently, a smaller disappointment appears when all my wishes just fade away with no visible result.

However, when I have so many chances I do not treat them with a proper. let me call it, respect. They just come and go, like every minute and every day always bringing the next one to waste (or not!). Sometimes while making a resolution I can already hear an inner voice laughing out loud. Creepy moments. When you know you'll not waste your only chance for change you are able to make resolutions you don't really want to work on. Those are the ones you 'should' make but which are too hard to be done and which will use too much of your energy. I should give those resolutions a name because they show up so frequently...

To be true - I would like to make a resolution and change myself a bit before the New Year. I believe that the way we finish this year shows how the next year will look.

I'll try to do my best, I promise.

*oh, shut up you stupid Voice! I'm not listening to You!*


Happy New Year :*



Daily Dictionary (1-7)

It's been a while since I and my friend Boschman started our daily Dictionary. What is this Dictionary thing? Every day, when we have a little brake, we open our dictionaries and with closed eyes we pick a word. Then we choose a better word from the two we have and make a quick sketch somehow connected with that word. The sketch takes 30 minutes - no more, no less.

I can already see (after 7 sketches) that I've improved a bit and that the ideas, which have to come very quickly, are more complex and have a little story behind them - just as with my finished pieces which take me more (much more) than 30 minutes. When you have so little time to show what you have on mind you start to search for actions of less effort and bigger result. I've started to use more brushes to show the texture and material of which items in the sketches are made. I have to play more with colours, which I didn't do at that early stage, to show the mood I'm thinking of. It appeared to be quite easy, though :)


FIRST - 2008 XII 5

2008 XII 6 - we were on a Film Party whole night

PLEDGE - 2007 XII 7


OUTDOOR - 2008 XII 9

POCKET - 2008 XII 10

COUCH - 2008 XII 11

The only thing that makes me sad is that most of the sketches would be great works. But with this speed and growing amount of them it is impossible (yeah, right) to finish all of them. Still, it's good to have them materialised somehow - not only floating in my mind :)



Balloon - Illustration Friday

I could do plenty of works with a Balloon theme :3 The same with Kites - I love those colourful objects floating in the sky, looking just like little still not known to us monsters. It makes my imagination go wild (and happy :P).




Nordic Art and Graphic Challenge 2008.

There was no other option than Freya. My first, last and only great idea :) It was so obvious...

Character design

First composition concept and colour palette

Sketch of a better idea

In progress...

Final work :3 Lovely, isn't it?

Close up

Then I've decided to do a Nordic goddess for my best friend, too. And here she is - Skadi. I think I'll make her the same way I did Freya. Just give me some time :)


Old tunes

I have some music problems lately...I don't know what exactly I want to listen and so I end up changing music genres and bands all the evening and none of the work waiting is done. Advantage of this is that I've re-listened songs I've almost forgotten about :) Oh, those are nice songs and they were my favourites some time ago.

Jay-Z and Linkin Park - Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You
Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
Bonobo - Ketto
Cat Power - Sea of Love
Lily Allen - Knock Em Out

Five is enough for you :) Each of the songs suits my different mood so it's hard to compare them. Still, I like them all and I wonder how is that possible I've nearly forgotten about them..


I've pushed a bit all the commissions I had to do (and I still have to do) and I feel relieved. Like if nothing was hanging above my head and neck now. And as usual it took me so little time! I should have done it earlier! It's always the same. That's why, although it's the contest's deadline today, I've just started to do my entry. Ech... It's high time to do something, anything, properly. Sit down to it a week earlier and change ideas, play with colours, not get angry - just have fun doing what I, in fact, really enjoy.


Fairy-tale illustration for a school. Hmm... what tale can it be? ;)

Part of an outline of a portrait I'm doing. I can already feel it will be a great piece :D

First sketch for the contest I've mentioned. I've tried to use this idea (girl sitting on a little bridge and putting her foot to the water) but it just didn't look right. I've changed the idea and it looks fine now. I'll show it later on.

Two more sketches for my diploma. This time me in bed with a little Faceless Faerie guarding my dreams and me playing Heroes of Might and Magic V with my over-enthusiastic sister. I really like her face expression. Believe me - she looks just like that when we play. And she can't stop talking.



Weekend with sisters

Oh, that was a weekend ^^

(this blog starts to change into a photoblog :P)

(But it's not that bad, is it?)

My little sister had her birthday party this weekend and it got everything and everyone standing upside down. A lot of nerves got in the way but plenty of fun, too. I really enjoy planning and creating new values and events with my family. They all aren't that bad afterall.

But I'm the one who looks the worst on photos. No, not you mom :P

My sister's birthday cake - I'd do a better decoration :3

Bunny-sister, bunny-mom and my sheep-love ^o^

Oh, that's a really big mess on the wall!

Zuu :3

They always make such a mess..

Kate :3



Getting into it at last

We had an inspection at my traditional printing classes today. As usual we had too little prints and our sketches and designs were lame and silly. We were not trying hard enough and we probably don't know what are doing there, in that specific atelier. That's what they thought and have been thinking since the very beginning. Stare pierniki. Thinking you know the best is such a great vice.

Maybe it's the Oh-I-Know-Better-Than-You Day since all adults seemed to be so damn smart and clever today.

UH! They are so annoying!


I did 3 more sketches today. They may be used in my traditional printing diploma (2 years to go, let's hurry!). I like them a lot :) Still, there are few more floating freely in my mind so give me some time to catch them ^^


Pretend - Illustration Friday

It's commonly known that pretending is not such a great habit or feature. It makes your friends confused and after some time you are as confused and mixed as them - not knowing what is the real you and where the pretending starts.

However, when it comes to our hidden needs and wishes we hve, those unspoken ones - it's a good idea to start being someone else. Untill it won't hurt anyone, the other you can make some dreams come true.

This time a little wolf appeared in the calm and cosy bunnies' town. I should make up some name for this town probably... hmmm...

Peeking Carrots' Town :D Yes, this sounds right ;)

Some wolfs are living in the forest nearby Peeking Carrots' Town and, as you can see, not all of them are that bad.



Wise - Illustration Friday

As I've mentioned in the last post - I didn't manage to finish my Illustration Friday picture on time but I did it anyway so here it is :)

Since I've decided to put more attention into my works, even the silliest ones, I did some concept sketches of the characters and their city. It's a bunnies' town so their houses look like carrots (those still in soil). I think I will use those little fellows in some other pictures and works, too.


Lovely friday

This Friday I had a really nice day ^^ Unfortunately my PC has been broken and I couldn't share it with you. But here we are, me (still a bit ill) and my computer Kalliope (she goes like hell again), and we're ready to make a little exhibition of the latest photos :3

First of all, after a week from the announcement and opening the 'exhibition' we came to see and take photos of our collab. None of us came last week to take the diploma (teachers were angry probably, oh the surely were..). Bartosz came with our schoolmate Alice after the exhibition and got the diploma but, well.., we're not on the photos made by the local newspaper :D
Here's Bartosz and Alice week ago :)

And here are we: Bartosz, Kuba and me :3 We did this city map with Kate but she wasn't with us while taking those photos.

My entry for the contest is also there but I didn't get a diploma. Everyone liked it anyway, though.

Then my best friend came and we were fooling around untill it was sooo dark outside :)

That was a really nice day! Shame that because of all those things I didn't manage to finish the IF for that week :D


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