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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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A stupid anti-child pornography law

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A girl, dildo och some chocolate.

One of Sweden’s most reknown translators and experts on Japanese manga was a few days ago found guilty of “possession of child pornography” – or in other words a handful of (drawn) lolicon hentai pictures. This was the first time Sweden’s anti child pornography law has ever been tried regarding drawn pictures, and I and pretty much anyone else in this country who like manga and Japanese culture is currently both furious and in shock.

It’s madness that drawn cartoons – created out of pure fantasy and without the involvement of real children – should be regarded as real child pornography! Simple lines on a paper! It’s an insult to simple cartoon lovers and real victims alike! The verdict didn’t come as a complete surprise to me, as I’ve worried and waited for the law to really be put to the test for years, but I am now fighting the law in any way that I can – blogging a lot, printing and wearing an “A drawing isn’t a crime” t-shirt, and talking to everyone I know. And in the coming elections voting for the only party that has said they will get the law reformed – The Pirate Party.

To show just how ridiculous and medieval the law is I also drew this picture one day: A girl receiving a dildo (and some chocolate). According to the law pictures/drawings of children “appealing to the sex drive,” and which are made available to others, is “child pornography”. Pah, humbug!

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August 2, 2010 at 14:27 pm

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Coming up…

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One silly sketch coming up here in a day or two. I just need to get home and scan it first. :3

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August 1, 2010 at 15:15 pm

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(Chibi) Mei taking a walk

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Chibi Mei walkFirst time in a long long time that I’ve drawn Mei. And for the first time in years it felt… fun. 🙂

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July 15, 2010 at 10:52 am

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Age play in the bedroom

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bed_girl_800

To be honest I haven’t checked out this blog for some time, as my confidence in my drawing skills has been low and I was pretty convinced I wasn’t able to live up to peoples’ expectations, expecting to find comments like “YOU SUXXORZ!” or something like that. I am truely thrilled to see how kind people have been, leaving kind comments here… I’m sorry I haven’t written any replies.

Here is a sketch I just finished. A bit of age play in the bedroom. Nothing too difficult, just a pose “borrowed” from a photo, then added strocknings, an anime face, some cute hair and childish jewelry and lastly a background.

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February 25, 2010 at 8:50 am

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My WoW character

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Oh, I can’t believe I’ve forgotten to upload this drawing here – it’s been a few months since I drew it. It’s my character from World of Warcraft, “Althrea”. She’s a Night elf rogue, usually keeping her clothes on.

althrea

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February 12, 2009 at 14:50 pm

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Old town life

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My apologies for not having updated this blog for a while. My Swedish language (non-art) blog has taken most of my attention. I haven’t felt like drawing lately, and I’ve also just moved from the big city back to my old town in the countryside, to try to get some peace. The largest city in the country was perhaps not the best place to recover from a burn out…

I’m still pretty much making myself at home at my new place, but who knows: maybe my desire to draw and express myself artistically will return once I’ve settled into the slow life here. 😉

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February 6, 2009 at 11:16 am

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