2017 – Daily Routine


Wow, 2016 is almost over and 2017 is just around the corner! NeedIess to say I want to take this opportunity and try to establish a solid daily practice and blogging routine:


I have added two more disciplines and reorganized the schedule:

– 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

– Thursday –
3-5 MATERIAL Studies from Ref.
* 10-15 Minutes each

– Friday –
3-5 monochrome COMPOSITION Studies from Ref.
* 10-15 Minutes each

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


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


Tooltip – EscapeMotion’s Rebelle

Fellow readers, 

this post is dedicated to the latest tool I’ll be adding to my personal tool arsenal:

Escape Motion Rebelle

This marvelous little program is just brilliant and it has the potential to quickly become a must-have tool for any digital painter with a traditional backround. Why? Rebelle is simply unrivaled when it comes to watercolor simulation. Over the last 5 years I’ve been beta testing many tools like moxi, expressii and others, and none of them matches Rebelle’s quality and ease of use. Furthermore its’ stabilty and price make buying this piece of software a no-brainer. Without hesitation I’d love to recommend getting Rebelle, which really takes traditional painting simulation to a whole new level. Make sure you check out their demo and support the authors of this incredible application.


study 11 – 60sec / 6min

20 minutes, 20 gesture scribbles

…aproximately 6 minutes each…

I was about to start with 30 second gestures but from my experience I’m too slow for that so I started with 20 x 60sec poses. After that I started three 6 minute gestures. I wish the three last ones were 60 second sketches. Seems possible to me…

By the way, the reference images come from quickposes.com. Make sure you check it out! I even contributed a donation to their upcoming app which I’m really looking forward to.

Mobile fun!… 

Sometimes I want to share silly stuff like photos or doodles… or photodoodles, so I’m now ready to post on the go via my mobile! You gotta love the digital age… 

… sad moments are everywhere… Fortunately the mana machine is just around the corner! 

study 10

You know how it is: Whenever you think it cannot get any worse you prove yourself wrong with the next thing you draw… well, I really need to warm up with 60sec sketches first. Otherwise what’s supposed to be simple, quick studies takes ages. It’s also interesting for me to notice how much I’m attracted to:
a) women (please note I picked a MALE this time), and
b) shading instead of linework. I’m constantly thinking of adjusting the brush diameter and GET ReAL mEsSy!!!… luv’ it!

trashcovery – Forest Ruins

I frequently stumble upon old scribbles and unfinished paintings like this one. They are probably doomed to remain unfinished (unless peoples’ comments encourage me to pick them up). However I think they’re too pretty for being trashed so these pieces deserve their own category: trashcoveries!

duktusdigital.de – trashcovery