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Christmas 2011

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Santa + a little helper

A drawing I did for The Culture Bureau of Stockholm, for use as a 2011 christmas card.

Drawn on paper but colored using my brand new Wacom Bamboo Fun & Touch tablet. It was my first time using a tablet, and I’m still very much just learning as I go.

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January 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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After class fun

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after_class_medium

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February 7, 2011 at 15:51 pm

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A quick scribble

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Scribble

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January 24, 2011 at 23:08 pm

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Happy Halloween!

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Halloween_girl_coloured_copy

My first serious attempt at colouring one of my drawings using my computer instead using ordinary coloured pencils… I really need to practice. Obviously.

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October 31, 2010 at 20:00 pm

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Girl with a leather jacket

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Girl with a leather jacket (nudity)

Peek-a-boo!

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September 11, 2010 at 22:42 pm

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Saga in a fancy dress

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Saga dress

A slightly older version of my character Saga, wearing a pretty dress borrowing inspiration from both Japanese and Chinese designs.

This is the first time I’ve drawn Saga in years and years. This is also the first time in years that I have used coloured pencils, so this was indeed a very nostalgic (in a good way!) experience for me.

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September 2, 2010 at 15:44 pm

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The creation of a drawing

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Saga Dress study

Above you can see the typical steps when I make a drawing (click to see a larger version). The drawing is a drawing of my old character Saga that I finished sketching out a few days ago. I hadn’t drawn her for years, so it was fun to see her again. Just for fun though I drew her in a completely different dress – a complete mashup of Chinese, Japanese and other elements.

Maybe I’ll ink and colour it as well… If I do it’ll be the first time in years I do that. ;)

To sum up the steps:

  1. I start out with a simple stick-figure, 5-7 heads tall.
  2. Then I add some circles mainly at the joints of the body, to get a better flesh out the pose and feel of the body.
  3. Then I connect the circles with curves that broadly define the outline of the body.
  4. After that it’s just a matter of drawing the character on top of it all, which really isn’t too difficult as most of the body is already there. It’s like putting clothes and makeup on a mannequin I guess. :)

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August 26, 2010 at 10:34 am

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