Day 2 of the challenge was inspired by the Bulgarian Kukeri.
And the third illustration I did was inspired by nordic folktales in general and the day of the winter solstice.
I chose to draw colourful frames around every illustration – that were inspired by old Russian art.
I had a lot of fun doing the challenge though I only had time to fit in three illustrations before the folktale week started and then I hurt my right wrist so I couldn’t draw anymore (still can’t). Maybe after it heals I will continue with the other prompts and finish folktale week because I had already searched for so many more cool themes to draw!
It’s mixtape time folks. Here are my most listened songs from January. Always feel free to leave song recommendations in the comments here or over on Instagram PuTTY SSH auto login , I’ll listen to them!
A map commission I made for a lovely customer last week. He wanted me to draw him a map for Castle Rocks (where some of Stephen King’s books take place). I had a lot of fun drawing it & if you know someone who’d like a custom made map – write me an email PuTTY , I’d love to draw one for you.
Here’s how the commission process would look like:
Here are the first seven tarot cards that I’m making for inktober. The theme I chose is: Weird & Wonderful. The cards are all about strange people and lovely creatures which may seem scary at first but really aren’t that much different from you and I.
Find out how I plan an illustration from start to finish. First I decide what I want to draw and look up inspiration in the big wide web. Then I figure out the shapes and where I want to put things. Then I write a list of things I want to have in the picture, a garden gnome, a painter, pots, pans, toaster, marmalade, a pig lamp, amelie, photos … After that I look up references for those things (here all from the film ‘Amélie’). Then comes the messy line art and when I’m pleased with the outcome puttygen ssh , I go over it with cleaner lines. Last but not least I colour it in 🙂
Little speed paint video: