Comb here, comb there

I've painted a bit. Only a bit and I still see the enormous amount of work ahead waiting for me to do it. That's a LOT of work, oh yeah...

I did a bit here and there, hope you see the difference when compared with the last picture I showed few posts before :3

However, I've decided that a fringe and a comb make a to obvious slanting line together So I've changed it a bit and now it looks like that:

Hope I'll get back to it again as soon as possible.


When bored at school I've "designed" a fancy jacket and a brooch. It would be great to make one like that but from where people get all those cameos and pendants to use as they wish later on? I am, unfortunately, unable to do something like this on my very own and it makes me feel a bit sad. Like if I didn't know everything I should...



Subtract - Illustration Friday

I've made it!

Of course my scanner decided that this work is too ugly to be scanned and he (I'm sure it's 'he'!) scanned only a half of it. So I had to make a whole piece from two halves.. It's quite not the subtract theme :P

Enjoy those tasteful cookies, mmm.. :3



On the knees, again...

Me and my friends (Kate, Bartosz and Kuba) are making , yet another, entry for a contest. It looks as if it's our hobby - making those entries. But the truth is we have a lot of fun while making them when we all sit together in those, oh so uncomfortable, poses and try to draw/paint/create something interesting on a vast sheet of paper.

This time it's hard to tell what we're creating exactly, except that it's a DRAWING. But it's not too revealing ^^"

Here you can see my two parts:

a cat

and Faceless Faeries' houses

I'll show you the finished version as soon as it will be ready to be called 'finished' :3

Oh! And say 'hello' to Kate's cat, her name is Stara Rura and I won't translate it into English but you can be sure it's a pretty name :D


I've bought myself those books and I can hardly wait to have time to read them all. I've started reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' but it's only because I need it to my Diploma Project...

Books about witches and wizards it's what I like the most! :D


Legendary - Illustration Friday

I know it's a week too late but since I've finished this picture anyway I wanted to share it with you.

I don't know if you had an imaginary friend when you were little but I didn't. Such a waste of time... NOT HAVING ONE! :D I always had sister by my side so there was no room left for individuals like that - what if he or she had a really big tail?
However, it's never too late to find one :)

Hope you like it :3


I've encouraged my "pupil" (I'm teaching her to draw) to make a lot of sketches and silly pictures when she's bored at school, just for fun and because they are very often the best way to seek for new ideas and new paths of creating.

That's what she did recently :D As an elf lover I could have predicted that :D
(It's me and her going after those beautiful creatures <3). I'm the one with big breasts ;)



Window to the other side

On Tuesday I started painting. It's the very first painting I have ever done in that specific style - my style. All those oil works I do, most of them at school, are quite boring and they have nothing to do with the things I like and the ones that interests me. The only feature of them that I can truly call my invention are the colours (I love to lie about colours :3 those still lives looks so much better then). I did few painting with Faceless Faeries, which you can see on my DA gallery, but this theme has it's own colour scheme and atmosphere; you can say it's Faceless Faeries' style.

So what about my style?

I've had a little chat with our painting teacher about problems I have while painting. ...actually the problems start even before I begin painting - they appear in the morning when I wake up and get ready for a painting class. I hate to go there and see all those horrible still lives waiting to be painted or drew. I hate to see our model, always the same one; I feel sick when I look at him.

It's like standing in one place all the time. Not a single step forward. And for me standing still is like going backwards. Sometimes it's even like falling all the way down to the very beginning.

That's why I skipped the classes this week and stayed home to paint something that I'll be proud of :) There's no one standing above me and telling be it's a ridiculous thing to paint or that the colours are too colourful or that I'm not painting while looking on a real model and, oh my gosh!, I'm painting straight from my sick imagination ;] lovely feeling <3

However, coming back to the painting classes subject, it's not that bad as it seems. My teacher told me I can paint from imagination, or I can add my own made up details and similar while painting/drawing a still life or the model. It just has to have a bit of sense and be prepared in the same way as other works - with sketches, good composition and a nice idea. Sounds all right to me.

To not fall backwards in this tragic speed I'll try to find my way in the painting world.

Big step forward is going to happen, I think...

And here's what I did till today :3

A sketch :)

Base on a big fibreboard. And who's standing there behind it? >o<

Oh! It's Jenson Button :D So nice he could come and watch me painting :P

I've added a bit of lines to be more sure what's where...

...and few more colours that fit the lines :)

This is how it looks today. You can almost see my very first idea of this self-portrait. Can you see it? :D



Nightmares during the night

Lately I've started creating my entry for the Addictive Hobby's contest 'Monsters and Nightmares'. The idea that came to me was quite obvious since it's my room I'm showing in the picture and I can be almost sure that the girl with her head under a pillow is me :3 Beware of monsters going out from your open wardrobes!

I've spent a bit of the night, lying in a bed, analysing what colours to use. My room has green walls but when it's night everything look so violet. The light from a street
lamp outside my window is orange, as orange as it can be. Here's how it looks:

I think it's too dark, though. It can be true but because it should be an interesting and inviting picture viewers should be able to see sth there (what's more there will be a lot of details in this picture!). So I needed to do something to make night less dark.

I've decided to check what famous artists did when they painted a night scene. Dozen of albums with reproductions on my bed, mug full of coffee in my hand and we can start.

I've taken photos of the works that are too inspiring to be true. Unfortunately on the photos the colours look much worse than in the books :/ But we all have imagination so there's no problem with that ^^

1. Guido Reni.
A dress of the girl is to die for. I'm lacking in words. Not for the last time here :P

2. Gainsborough.
I saw this work few times before and each time it makes me speechless. It's my ideal way of painting - not too smooth not too sharp, just right. You can feel the softness of Mrs. Siddons' face, you can almost touch the material of which her dress is made.

3. Veronese
What made stop and stare at this work while looking through the album are outfits of men on the right, especially the one Alexander the Great has on. It's a wonder for me how those artists managed to create compositions consisting of so many people and not got lost.

4. Gainsborough (Oh, it's he again! I'm his newest fan! :D)
What I like in this picture is the sketchiness of it. Although it's not finished, I could already hang it on my wall without any doubts. How did he do that? (amazing once again!)

5. Botticelli
It's not about the whole work but only about Venus' face and hair. It looks like an illustration!

6. Botticelli
And here's another one! Damn illustration from a fairy tale! It's incredible that from 1485 to 2009 people still make similar works :D Look at this little satyr - his hand looks like drawn with a pencil. It would be a good idea to try making an illustration like this, this would be an interesting experiment :3

7. Boucher
And finally I've found a picture "during the night". It's quite bright but you can still tell that it's night when you look at the upper left corner. That's what my work needs - more colours and a different source of light from the inside of the room. Right now I've changed only the tone of the violet colours but it already looks better *nods in approvement*

Lighter and more pastel-like right now but wait a bit more and you'll see what I have in mind :)


My sister's corner: work made when dad accidentally stood on our dog's paw and she (the dog - Tina) started crying out loud as she usually does, even if nothing happened. The picture presents our dad. He's thinking of "crossed out Tina" and he's holding dead Fryderyk the hamster in one hand and a knife in the other. Mum had to spend almost an hour explaining my sister that dad isn't a bad person and that it was an accident and that Tina is a hysterical old dog :P


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