Sonntag, 3. Dezember 2017

My attempt on inktober 2017

Hello there!

I tried to do inktober this year for the first time. I knew that I couldn't do a drawing each day because of work and daily struggles but I planned to do 31 drawings in october (so on some days more then one to catch up).

My first thought was to do an animal drawing each day following the official prompt list. But two days before october I changed my mind because I tried to sketch a hand in my sketchbook and failed miserably. My new topic for inktober was "born": I would draw hands everyday without prompt list but with references!

I bound a little sketchbook with 32 pages so I could draw only on one side of the paper because I wanted to use Copic Markers in greytones to shade the drawings and I knew they would bleed through. I used a bit heavier (laser)printer paper and normal linen-thread to bind the book. But the cover is wrapped with black embossed paper. Its 14 x 14 cm small and I loved to do it and the paper worked great with my markers I think.

There are some hands I like more then others, but overall I think I improved a lot. But I have to admit that I failed my aim ._. I did only 22 drawings that month. But maybe I will fill the sketchbook later on.

(Please be kind, this my first try to film something ever! I dont have a tripod and only used my phone but I thought a flip through would be much easier then to scann everything and much more interesting then posting the same pictures as on instagram)

Sonntag, 26. November 2017

My stepout collection

Huhu there :D

I started a new zentangle - stepout collection for me.
Some time ago I started something like this again. I found a blogpost about collecting zentangles on index cards and tried that too. But I rushed and wanted to do as many stepouts in a short time that I could do and I didn't liked the result, so I never used that box. I didn't liked the texture of that index cards either.

So I started it over. Same size but vertical not horizontal and with
more care for every card. I bought a small ring binder with punched pockets in dinA6 to put the cards in. And now I'm drawing one or two of these cards when I would like to do/draw something but dont have much time or don't know what to draw or if I'm to tensed to draw something because I'm afraid to do it wrong.
With these stepouts I cant do anithing wrong so its a good starting point for me to get a bit more loose.

Some of the stepouts I vary a bit because I cant follow the original versions that easy. One of these is the pattern "Tipz" by Faith Cohen.

Sonntag, 19. November 2017

Im still alive

Hey guys, 

I'm still alive and draw and paint in my spare time but wasn't in the mood to write much about it :( I'm so sorry! I have these moods sometimes so I thought I would start an instagram account to battle this. There I can post my pictures without big editing to fit my layout here and without "big words".
So if you are interested in my pictures please follow me there :D 

 But I plan to do more postings here too! I have so much to show and some things to tell. There are some projects I started, some about zentangle, some more art related in general.

So please stay tuned for more posts! I would love to do them weekly on sundays!

And because a blogpost without pictures is boring I would like to show a 12 x 12 cm tile I did as a birthdaycard. I did it with ink and colored pencils on paper. The patterns are called Birchy, Mooka, Flux and Tipple.

Samstag, 22. Juli 2017

New name, new domain and new art!

Hey :D

yes I'm alive and still drawing. I had a frantically busy time with moving to my firts own apartment. 
There was really much to do. New wallpapers, new colors, a new carpet in one room, remove the old kitchen, get a new one and so on. 
But now I arrived and I'm in the mood to draw again. Ok... there are some (more) boxes left I have to clear, but the important things are working (internet and my art supplies *lol*). 

The next new thing is my new domain. I thaught about a short domain for this blog for a while, but couldn't find any I liked. Then a friend told me about the new top-level-domain ".art". So I wanted one with that ending. First I thought about changing my name from Windspiel to something not so complicated for not german speaking people. But the name I would liked to have would cost me 500€ for one year... and thats way to much for me to afford. So its And I wont change it again!

And in the header I promised new art. And I have new art. I have not drawn that much but I made a postcard I plan to print in a small Edition (I thought 100 will be enough, maybe thats not that small for an art edition, but I think for postcards it is!). 
So this picture is 15,4 cm x 11,1 cm in size and drawn on Fabriano Tiepolo Paper.
I can't say how long I worked on this because I drew it on various evenings sometimes only 30 minutes a day, sometimes one or two hours.
I like the result very much and started a second card already.

"Schicksalsfaden" - "Thread of Fate"

Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2017

Simple schoolgrade watercolor

aren't as bad as I thought.

Last time I tried them I was in school class 11, so its was 14 years ago. (Class 12 and 13 I was at an art class and had to use more artistlike watercolor). The watercolors commonly used in german schools are a lot like pan-gouache. They are more or less opaque but not as richly pigmented as true artists gouache. But they aren't that bad.

Why I say this? Because I tried them again yesterday (I finished the painting past midnight, so the date on the pic says today *laugh*).
I wanted to do something in gouache, but I love pans more then tubes, so I thought I would give them a try. I have to practice more, using this colors, because I think I'm to used to my artist grade watercolor. I tend to do lighter washes for lighter colors but I should use white paint to mix it.

I used a box with 12 pans and a tube of white for mixing paler colors to paint this small study. Its based on a photograph taken by "Viacheslav" on and painted in a selfmade sketchbook. Maybe you like it although its not a zentangle.

Ps.: I'm sorry that I could not post a zentangle tile for last week. I failed my challange because I had a bad cold. I wanted to do the tile on sunday, but I was only awake for 3 hours that day :(

Sonntag, 12. Februar 2017

Zentangle with Ballpoint-Pen

This week it was difficult for me to do art. I wasn't inspired. I sat there and looked at the blank paper/tile and there was nothing. And today it was similar. But I wanted to do my weekly tile because I didn't want to fail this "challange" so fast. So I sat down and picked a little challange from the "Shading Zentangle" Facebook-Group: do a Tile in Ballpoint-pen only.

It was recommended to do some organic shapes because it should be easier to shade them with ballpoint-pens. So I chosed a organic shaped string and startet with Abundies. But then the string didn't seem to fit anymore so I ignored it and and drew the little rose-like forms (the tangle is called abeko) and the willow-catkin like stems.

And somehow I like the result a little bit. Its not perfect, but it was finished fast, I used tangles I never used before (Abundies & Abeko) and I did not fail my personal challenge.

And because it is in ballpoint too, I would like to share one of my very first tiles today. Its about four years old (I dont know exactly because its not dated) and I know, I did it with ballpoint pen because I only had some blank index-cards and this ballpoint pen and no fineliners. I had chosen the patterns on that tile because I worked at a fabric store that time and the zangles reminded me to that (knitting-loops, ribbon or lace and some woven fabric)

Sonntag, 5. Februar 2017

Paradox Diva-Dance

I had a bit more trouble this week than usual, so it was really difficult for me to settle down and draw a tile. But I said I would do one tile a week... so I had to! And I did it *tschaka*!

Because it was difficult for me I thought I would do one of the many challenges out there. And I tried the Diva Challange #301. But I failed a little bit. The task was really simple: create a duotangle with "Ricks Paradox" and "Diva Dance". And I did this, but it looked unfinished to me. So I thought to add more diva-dance but I thought it would look too busy, so I added Tipple to balance the tile out.

Its not my favourite tile, maybe a second one with the same tangles would be "better" but I'm not in the mood to do another tile now.