The Kiosk painting process

Hello there!
Here’s a new painting, inspired by the time I was in school, and me and my friends used to collect bottles to trade in for candy.
Ok, not quite. In reality I only wanted to paint a little shop, and the bottle-idea came along on the way.

 

 

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A super long post about making a children’s book

Hello! Happy saturday everybody! I’m having my first day off in what feels like forever, and it’s well needed. I have a lot of things I’d like to do with my free day, like rebuilding my working space, finish sewing a dress I started on two years ago, fix my boots, repair the fence… I probably won’t be doing any of those things though. My only plan is to take a really long walk with the dog (she truly deserves a day of attention), finally drink that beer that’s been waiting for me in the fridge for months, and to write this blog post. So here we go.

 

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More lighthouse

As you can see, I’ve continued on the lighthouse-track. I really liked the motive, and since I’ve been forcing myself to practice, I feel a bit more confident in drawing buildings. I thought I’d make a little more elaborate lighthouse(-house).

It started out as just a sketch, during some downtime in the playground. There’s not much to do there on the rainy days, so I get a lot of drawing-time.

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So, after making the sketch, I wanted to make more out of it, and so I traced it to a watercolor paper, with the help of a window.
I’m going back and forth between the brown pencil and the ink right now, I thought this one would look good with pencil.
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And the final result:

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I’m quite happy with it. I’ve never used this particular color palette before, but I think I made the right choice.
Every painting is a new learning experience, and here I’ve noticed that I should practice drawing rocks. Those are obviously not correct in any way in this one. Maybe tomorrow.

That’s all for today. Have a nice Sunday!

Em

A poster for the playground

Here’s yet another sleepless night-project.
A poster for the playground where I work. I guess I didn’t tell you about that. The reason for why I’m going back and forth between Sweden and Denmark all the time is that I now work at a playground in the weekends. Cleaning, planning activities, lending out bikes and stuff like that. It’s an awesome job. Only problem is that when you tell your new boss that your primary job is illustration, you suddenly have a bit more work than you planned for. Such as advertising for the park.
I did get some extra hours of course, but not nearly as many as I spent on making this. I think I need to become a little tougher regarding this stuff.
No use to complain now though, as it’s already done, and I’m really happy about how it turned out. Also, not having to worry about the taxes (as they’re payed automatically when you work for the city) is a big relief.

Here’s the initial sketch:scan0059
And the final illustration:LvpIllustration2

If you’re around Copenhagen, come by Lindevangsparken some weekend and say hi! Next week we’re starting up a tiny community garden :)