I’ve set up a Weekly-Figure-Drawing group on Meetup, in the hope to draft more regulars for our sessions.
Some quick comics I did for fun, when weird things happened in the cryptocurrencies.
When I saw that one trader recently got the nickname Bearwhale (don’t ask), I just had to picture that…
The following are costumes for the Belgian Musical 14-18, which plays in World War I. It features quite a big ensemble and an impressive stage design.
Happy new year everyone! My resolution this time: create more content. So the blog should see more updates too. Not just in artworks but also essays – which I did only rarely so far, but writing is helpful to clarify ideas for oneself. Hopefully some programs will follow too – including Caromble which is now truly close to the early access release on Steam. I have the feeling 2015 will be a pivotal year. Let’s see!
I mostly drew the refugees, and the civilian dresses of the main cast. To get an impression – you can see the trailer.
The stage design was mobile, with the audience moving around.
Here is the dress of the lead actress:
And how it looked in the final result:
Three life drawings from the recent Thurday sessions.
Everyone who joins us this month can bring one person for free!
A little graphic I did for NXT.org for the one year birthday of NXT.
Also wanna shout out thanks to the art platform Barkloud, that selected some of my artworks to feature them during this week on their facebook and instagram pages.
And now: cake!
A new project I’m working on next to Caromble: It is a 3D infographic to visualize a Cryptocurrency ecosystem. It’s a bit of new ground, even for that field. So I’ll just dump my current concepts and planning stages here, hoping that some will get a rough idea what it’s about… or just like the look.
At the end it should provide an understandable overview of the so-called SuperNet to the crypto-interested. SuperNet is a system that combines several services and currencies into one practical multitool.
I’ll do this in the Unity engine, which soon will allow publishing 3D graphics on websites without needing plugins. If there is any programmer up for helping, please let me know – I do have a certain budget for this. Another 3D artist might also be very useful.
The 3D is in part because it’ll be more interesting, but the depth and movement will help a lot to visualize the high complexity of the relations. I want to also allow filters, and selections (that you can see on the side) to make it easier. I want to show how dividends move from one service to another. Here is a design test of how it could look.
You can zoom in on items, and then their content will be shown in more detail – with descriptions and links to what services they use.
Some of the services will be explained with an animation. Here is the Multigateway – showing Bitcoin transferred to an address, then being approved by three servers and converted into an NXT asset. That will be my next task.
This is one of those longer drawings (done at Atelier Stoker’s Sunday session … that leave a lot time for a wandering mind. What do you think about when painting?
I always catch myself wondering what people will say. Maybe how much they’ll love it and upvote it everywhere … or hate it. How I could sell the result – or rip it apart if it goes wrong. It’s a distraction.
When reading an 2500 year old Hindu scripture that evening, I found a line quite fitting to the problem.
“Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty. …
Those who want to enjoy the fruits of their work are misers.”
Bhagavad-Gītā (Chapter 2 verse 47/49)
An option I strangely never thought of, but I’ll give it a shot: Ignore thoughts of rewards and reactions. It’s a waste of time and not what it should be about. It’s not about the resulting piece even. It’s the process. Which is not done when the picture is.
Some experiments from the last weeks: With the model sitting high on tables, a dancer in ballerina-dress and a session with the same pose once with dress and once without.
Continuing tomorrow at the Westerdok.
Two of last weeks figure drawings.
I’ll head the sessions at the Atelier Westerdok tonight at 7:30. I want to experiment with moving poses – tried a bit last time, it’s tough but was really fun and good for learning.
More props, different light setups – more alternation in models and costumes than the common studios have here. So feel free to join – every Thursday evening at 8 o’clock (for these first weeks we’re starting at 7:30).