lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts
Have been Putting together some kind of sale material, in order to get more commission work all week. The question is, is my style pathologically non commercial? Time will tell, I'm doing a sale drive in Sweden soon, the problem is I have to much material just browsing on my computer takes forever (and selecting amongst them is pure hell)
One reason that war is so common in our world is that the equipment is so sturdy, an ordinary Tank can withhold almost anything before it breaks. In order to bring more peace to our world I have (together with some of Europe's largest porcelain manufacturers) designed a completely new line of war materials, completely made out of porcelain. The thought behind is if the generals know that their tanks will break if used they will hesitate before going to war, and when it comes to parading porcelain is far superior to steel: The Meissen x120 fighter jet Bing & Grøndahl Infantry man Villeroy & Boch middle weight armored Tank Royal Worcester self propelled field gun
I'm in a bit of a post project vacuum, so I did this drawing yesterday. I started at the top (minus the animals) and worked my way downwards. As I worked my way down, enjoying the ride but when I got closer to the ground I got in problems. How to finish it? Shall I turn the building to some kind of vehicle? (No I did that the last time) Shall I put the building in water? (not enough paper left). Well I have to return to the critter trick, put some fairly exotic animals with large bulk in front of it. Mission accomplished, color (or maybe coffee) to come..
the secret of making porcelain was for a long time a Chinese secret, it took an enlightenment and a German mathematician with a fancy name, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (the name must be a nightmare at a cocktail party) to crack the secret.
More from the book project, the line of characters are dancing across 2 spreads, I think it will look great in the book (how it looks on the web is another question, you will have to click on the images in order to see it larger). In order to see it larger yet, you can check here for the first and here for the second one.
Still working on the commission book, as last year it will be designed by my twin sister! She'll have a hard time putting all the little pieces together to a coherent form (but I'm confident that she will succeed. I will have to do some serious coloring and scanning this weekend in order to make the deadline.