IPad workshop

My room at night The Cave You fucking apple National Gallery

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Last week:

Ipad workshop at school. We got introduced to drawing programmes such as Brushes, Art Rage and Procreation, and also Bamboo Paper. Bamboo Paper works nice as a sketchbook, and I liked Procreation for more advanced drawing (even though I haven’t reached the advanced part).

The first picture is part of my room. We were given the task to draw/”paint” in the dark to capture light an shadow, which you can’t do in the same way when painting on a canvas(or similar), because you need light.  The second picture is a sketch for an idea I’m working on for my application to art schools.

All in all i think Ipad seems like a fine tool for an artist. When I’m rich I’ll buy one! Probably I’ll buy an Ipad before I’ll buy a smartphone.

Christmas and New Year doodles

Mushroom-tree-forest-sketch bonanza with pen.

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Well, recently I have sort of built up an “addiction” to the fictional character Varg Veum, from Gunnar Staalesens books, and the movies based on these. It all started when I was watching the norwegian series Dag. This Man (yes, with capital M), suddenly appeared before me! I had seen him before, but I had not really noticed how fantasticly handsome and sexy he is: Trond Espen Seim (the actor who plays the role of Varg Veum). So, I decided to try out a couple of Veum-movies, which hadn’t really interested me before, just to satisfy my…needs. Now I have seen all twelve of them, pluss started reading the books (four so far). Mind you, that does not mean the movies are great. Probably it’s more an expression of my loneliness.

Getting to the point! The image of the real living person Trond Espen Seim and the fictional Varg Veum has become mixed up a bit. I might have a dirty mind. Still I wanted to try to create my own interpretation of Varg Veum, based on the books I have read so far. So far I have the two sketches above. I’m not sure I have reached the final result yet, but I think I’m on to something.

Portraits, process and documentation

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The first two weeks at school consisted of drawing portraits of a model half the day, and the second half drawing self portraits.

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I mentioned the oil pastels in my first post (with the self portrait), and that it was instructive to something I’m not that comfortable with. For example, the first self potrait down on the left side, turned out to be my favourite.I think it has something extra. And maybe it captures a part of me that I’m not so much familiar with? I used 10 minutes on it and with the oil pastels you can’t make any corrections. So in the future, I’m going to continue doing things, once in a while, that I don’t like, because it might turn out more interesting.

This weeks course at school was photography, emphasizing documentation of art work. I have leared more about using a camera in general, and the tricks to get good documentation. Really useful!