2022 – Daily Routine

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Wow, it’s 2022! I’ve ditched the old timetable of regular, daily practices. Instead I will just go with the flow and see if I can recover my passion and curiosity which I seem to have lost at some point… 

I will however keep the timetable available here as a reminder, who knows.

– Monday – 
2 – 4 FACE/HEAD studies from Ref. (4 lineart, shade one of them)
* 10 – 15 Minutes each
! variation of HAIR (volume !), GENDER, AGE !


– Tuesday – 
10-20 GESTURES from Ref.
* 2 – 5 Minutes each
! var. Poses, NUDES and CLOTHED mixed !


– Wednesday –
 2-3 Colored LIGHTING Studies from Ref. (sunlight, nighttime, artificial Light sources…)
* 15-20 Minutes each
! TIME OF DAY + WEATHER EFFECTS / SHARP vs SOFT !


– Thursday –
3-5 MATERIAL Studies from Ref.
* 10-15 Minutes each
! TEXTURE vs PAINTED DETAILS!


– Friday –
3-5 monochrome COMPOSITION Studies from Ref.
* 10-15 Minutes each
! 3-5 VALUES / GRAPHICAL READ !


– Saturday / Sunday –
… free projects, drawing, fanart, fun stuff, portraits, speedpaintings, other websites …

You can find all reference images on my pinterest board or on my tumblr…Alright, now LET’S DO THIS!

Welcome to the world of NFT

I’ve just recently opened the portal to the world of NFTs, and I’m looking forward to support some great artist!

To be able to stay up to date with latest trends and technology I’ve changed my workflow . This includes and isn’t limited to photobashing, AI and 3D. I hope you’re gonna love it as much as I do. The next couple of months i’ll be trying to focus on more daily output…Fingers crossed ;)!

mood painting

Only a little test in PaintStorm because clearly my hunger for snow wasn’t satisfied this year yet… I’m recording a timelapse for fun as well.

I’ll have to push the clarity of shapes and the separation of values a little more. Lots of routes to go from here.

color study

I like this one for the “classical” backdrop color and simplicity of the composition.

I guess the color of the vase should have been pushed more towards blue, and despite the reference I could have improved the value seperation betwenn fg and bg as well as the shadow side of the vase…

The ultimate Truth…

For me the following video is already the video of this young year. It contains nothing less than the truth about our current crisis. I will supply the English version as soon as I find it translated. Please take the time to listen to the words of the famous, mindful and brave Dr. Drewermann:

color study

“Awww c’mon, let’s just do a quick one before we head to bed…”

(40 minutes later)

“Memo to me:
– The background has got to be a lot brighter to make the pedals pop more. Gotta implement more of the many interesting patterns which are all over the place…
– Avoid complex flower arrangements as reference when doing a “quick (color) study

As usual you can find the reference on my tumblr channel

Art accidents

Sometimes you don’t intend ANYTHING at all clicking around in a new document for a few seconds and then all of a sudden your soon to be wife screams from excitement …

“DON’T TOUCH THAT! – Don’t you see it?!? Its a Hollywood-Kiss!” So she added the eyes and some rosy cheeks, and voilá!

…and make sure you get the complete experience with this iconic sound design straight from the genius behind this piece!

Well, I was about to blog that this was not a productive day at all, but I guess it was.

color study

I’ve been watching part of Peter Chans training on Seeing colours, so I thought I could give it a try. Doing this exercise was incredibly entertaining and relaxing. It helps me focus on simple shapes and of course colour.

Unfortunately I don’t know the original phtographer because it wasn’t tagged but you should be able to find it over on my tumblr channel