• Diary

    Happy New Year!

    I wish you all a Happy New Year! You already got my end-of-2018-blabla in the latest post, so let’s start with the news!


    News and updates

    Let’s start with the Wednesday blog posts here, which will be stopped. It may not seem like much to you, but preparing posts every week takes some time and, after reviewing my 2018 productivity as well as current and upcoming projects I wish to focus on, I have decided to take a break from blogging, though I love sharing thoughts with you. Nevertheless, there are still different ways of you to stay updated, depending on your interests:

    Artwork & General news
    Facebook & Instagram

    Manga – IllusFairy published for free with updates twice a week
    Tapastic

    All my news and projects without exception in a detailed monthly newsletter,
    along with other tutorials, sketchbooks, art lessons and more
    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

    I’ll never emphasize it enough, but for freelance artists, Patreon is a hugely valuable platform. Your support allows us to support our daily needs, and moreover, slowly move away from commissions and other projects we have to do in order to maintain a living, in order to regain more time and thus focus on creative work that benefits you – more illustrations, more manga pages, more videos, more tutorials, you name it. Don’t forget, through supporting and artist’s work, you are also supporting other people who, like you and me, want to draw and dream. If you’d consider supporting me on Patreon, you’ll get both a bunch of monthly art perks, as wells as my deep gratitude<3

     


     

    Join my Patreon squad on Patreon.com/SabrinaK !


    Agenda – Cons & Lessons

    New events have been planned for 2019, and as always, you will find them in the Events section. We have a good mixture of conventions, workshops, and an exhibition with two fellow Luxembourgish manga artists – I invite you to have a look at the events to discover more. The section gets regularly updated, so don’t forget to check it regularly if you don’t want to miss anything!

    I’m also quickly advertising my art lessons again, for which new spots are open. There is a given program, though the structure is freer and topics may vary according to the students strengths and weaknesses, seeing as the smaller groups allow a more in-depth mentoring for everyone.

    New lessons are starting at L’Eclat de Verre (Howald, LU) on January 10th from 15h30-17h30 and will take place every second Thursday. Other lessons are planned in Sanem (LU) on Saturday mornings from 9h30-11h30. You may start any time throughout the entire school year, without commitment – no matter your level in comparison to the other students, I will chose specific topics that fit your personal needs and wants to help you develop your skills!

    Please contact me for more info or if you wish to enroll!
    sabrinakaufmann.art@gmail.com


    Example of some students’ work last trimester at Fachmaart Robert Steinhäuser (LU).


    Winter Sales

    Last but not least: Winter Sales are starting! Many discounted products are awaiting you in my Shop: goodies, prints, originals, tutorials and former Patreon downloads, … The offers last during the entire official sales period in Luxembourg, so you have until Saturday 26th January to shop to your heart’s content!

    Visit the shop!


    Various discounts are awaiting you in the shop


     

    Thank you so much for following this blog over the last year.
    Now that it’s stopping, I hope to see you as well on social media or at upcoming events!

    Love<3

     

  • Artwork

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas time, and that you’ll enjoy your New Year’s Eve with friends, family and all the people you love and who are dear to you! For this last 2018 post, let’s wrap it up with some more Christmassy artwork ♥



    You might already have seen them in my shop or during events, seeing as they have been used as postcard motives – but since I never posted them correctly, here are the proper scans! Which one is your favourite?



    Bye bye, 2018!

    And with this, we’ll conclude 2018 – to me, it was my first complete year working freelance. Now, I’m still struggling and I’m still not able to make a living on my own, and it is often challenging since you never know what will come next, or whether you’ll actually be able to keep this up – clients and projects come and go, unexpected things happen, … Nevertheless, despite the hardships, I’ve loved every moment of it, and your lovely encouragements on conventions, social media, or other encounters kept on motivating me to always surpass myself. So – thank you, you’re amazing!

    A big, big thanks also goes to my Patreon supporters who’ve all been there for a good while now. I’ve tried many things, got sidetracked with some projects, had my doubts with others – and they kept on hanging in there, showing me their love and support over all those months. They’re my absolute heroes, so let’s give them some applause!

    Elythe, Georges, Sven, Lühk, Thibault, Hoai Thu, Alessia, Cathia, Madeline, Juliette, David, Hélène, Philippe, Ronny – love you all so much!♥

    And… what comes next? For now, I am wrapping up some projects, planning ahead new ones and events as well. I’m thrilled to share them with you as time will go by, and I hope you’ll be there to discover them. Once again, thank you so much for your adorable support during 2018, you’re the best!


    How was your 2018? Have you achieved your goals?
    Do you have any good resolutions for 2019? : D

     

     

  • Diary

    Manga-T Metz

    Having regularly stumbled across the owners several times on conventions over the past few years, it was natural to go visit their newly opened Manga-T Metz manga café – second time I’m visiting one, and the place happens to be not too far away from Luxembourg. I invite you to visit it as well if you’re in Metz someday! (yes, it seems that I’m posting only travel blog articles as of late… promised, we’re going back to artwork next week;)


    Melli and Usu, the cafe’s eccentric and lovable owners.


    Shop Tour

    At Manga-T manga cafe, you can read manga, or taste various Japanese snacks and beverages while watching an anime on their big television screen. After several years of planning, a successful crowdfunding campaign, and the help of their “big brother” Manga-T Dijon, the shop was finally launched in November. All the contributors got their name on a big wall picture in the cafe itself, and I just discovered that I have deleted the photo before posting it… sorry 8D


    Cozy area where you can have a drink or snack while reading or watching anime


    The cafe is divided into three areas: first the “restaurant-bar” place, then the counter and merchandise place where you can get both Japanese snacks as well as creations from local artists, and the library area where you can find over 4.000 manga. For the bonus parts to make the clients feel at ease, they also have a super cool Japanese toilet with heated seat (I didn’t try it though because of a former trauma with those things… I once made water shoot throughout the entire room, so I’ve eventually learnt to refrain from touching random buttons XD), as well as a big television screen in the bar area, and even a small traditional table where you can sit on cushions on the ground.

    Concerning the food, there’s a huge variety of snacks and beverages you can try. I ordered a Sweet Potato Latte, which is apparently a Korean specialty, and which tasted like vanilla milk while being violet. Being a total fan of taiyaki, I hoped to get one, but discovered that they are only available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday – the other days are for mochi (which are yummy as well – especially the strawberry ones). So, if you’re going for the taiyaki as well, remember to get there on the correct days!

    Wanna give it a try? Whether you’d like to have a nice time reading, eating, meeting with friends, or just to discover a new place – the next time you’re in Metz, make sure to stop by, it’s worth your time ; )


    Japanese snacks, manga library and local artists’ corners.


    Find Manga-T Metz

    4 rue Gambetta
    57000 Metz
    France

    Open every day 7/7 from 14h-19h
    For more info, opening hours and photos, visit the café’s Facebook or Instagram!

  • Diary

    Mons Livre & Travel

    I promised to share my experience in Mons, Belgium since it’s not every day that I get to visit farther away places for work. I went there for the Mons Livre book fair, with a departure on Friday 23th, and return after the event on Sunday 25th November. Here we go with a little guided tour!


    Mons Livre

    Work comes first, so let’s talk about Mons Livre, which took place in the Lotto Mons Expo, a big event hall, where I immediately went to set up my booth upon my arrival in the early Friday afternoon. The organization was so sweet, all the exhibitors were nicely greeted and got a welcome package with various info and a water bottle – overall, the booth setup was quick and smooth.

    During the week-end, the fair was open to the public from 10h-18h. Other author friends had formerly notified me that there were many visitors – if I remember correctly, there were 8.000 registered visits last year – and they didn’t lie, seeing as the halls were crowded from the very beginning. When noone was at my booth, I alternated between advancing on IllusFairy’s next chapter, as well as talking to my lovely neighbour. Both of us had been placed next to one another, seeing as we were the only manga artists there.


    Mons Con photo by Marcel Vanden Bemden


    Speaking of my lovely neighbour, I’d like to introduce you to her: Lostmemory Coralie, author of “Numéro Invalide. When the organizer told me she would come in a wheelchair, I wasn’t sure about how to address her, but she was so sweet right from the beginning. To make things short, an operation went wrong several years ago, and since then, her health has slowly been deteriorating, but she keeps on fighting, sharing her story as a manga to spread hope and support other victims of medical errors. I was amazed to see how strong she was to continually stand up to doctors and justice, and she is just such a kind and adorable person. Please show her some love and spread the word about her comic, she deserves it<3

    Numéro Invalide – Online on Mangadraft


    And while we’re at the acquaintances, I was also able to meet again with Manon Elisabeth d’Ombremont, a dark fantasy author. We had met three years ago during a convention and it was nice to see her again after all that time. If you like plots with dark twists, I invite you to discover her world as well!

    dombremont.com


    Visiting Mons

    After setting up my booth, went straight to my hotel to drop my stuff before visiting the city. I had chosen the Congress Hotel Mons Van der Valk, which I didn’t expect to be so greatly located – it was a 10min walk away from the center, and a 2min walk away from the Lotto Mons and a shopping center. Honestly, it was the first time I could wake up late and go by foot to a convention, and it felt great XD

    Anyways, what can I say about that hotel except that I totally love it? It was clean, with a free parking lot, a nice staff and perfectly located. To relax in the evenings, I adored the jacuzzi bathtub. Since I had booked it around 10 months in advanced, I had been able to get a Junior Suite at a very affordable rate.

    For general travels at a cheaper rate, I recommend you Booking, for which you can sign up by using my personal link if you’re not there yet. I know I’m shamelessly promoting it right now to get a commission out of it XD, but if you use this link, it allows you to get a 10% cashback on your first stay. Besides, I really enjoy this website, seeing as it allows you to cancel hotels up to 24h before your check-in (I’m used to booking hotels at a cheap rate before I even got events confirmed – if I happen not to be accepted, I can easily cancel it without fees), and after three stays, you get into a “genius program” which allows you to save 10% on various hotels (it worked for me, so I guess it’s like that~).


    Hotel Congrès Mons Van der Valk (photo from their website)


    Anywaays, going back to Mons, I used my Friday afternoon to wander through the city. I love the elder architecture back there, and the shopping streets also had some original shops beside the classical big companies we’re used to see everywhere.

    What I appreciated most concerning the location of the hotel was the fact that the Grands Prés Shopping Center was directly next to it, and I could easily get something to eat in the evenings – really, it was just in front of the Mons Lotto where I was working, and I could pick up a warm take-away and head straight back to the hotel at the other side of the street. The first day, I got something from Asie à Tik, an Asian food restaurant which is super yummy. I’ll always remember their foie gras and mango sushi!

    Otherwise, I discovered a cheaper way of eating complete meals while being abroad. Usually while being in a hotel, I used to order room service, go to a restaurant, or eating cold sandwiches, seeing as there are rarely kitchens in the room – all of which are often pretty expensive alternatives. In Mons, I discovered that the Carrefour supermarket within the shopping center offered to reheat food in an oven or microwave for free – basically, you could just reheat any of the numerous takeaways in the supermarket, which were way cheaper and still as good. (and that’s it for the random tips for traveling artists who try to save money:D)


    Some night photos taken in the Centrum of Mons


     

    Overall, I had a nice week-end with a kinda vacation feel to it. I will probably not go back seeing as there are too many expenses involved, but I’m glad to have been given this traveling opportunity and to have met wonderful people!

    Have you already been to Mons? Where do you like traveling?

     

     

     

  • Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – December 2018

     

    December rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!

    If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    Patreon Newsfeed & Downloads

    More news are available to my Patreon supporters via the Patreon newsfeed! I’m trying to offer more work-in-progress and project news through the Patreon feed. Current Patreon supporters have immediate access to it as well as a notification to their mailbox – if you wish to discover the news as well, the feed unlocks for every new supporter!

    As some people requested, I have completely translated my Patreon page in French, along with a FAQ section since the same questions keep coming back, and which will also soon be available in English. You can access the French version below, or find it in the first few lines on my Patreon:
    Guide Patreon FR ici!

    A special Christmas package has also been sent out to all my current Patreon supporters – if you haven’t received it by the beginning of the second week of December, something must’ve gone totally wrong with the postal office. If that is the case, please notify me asap so I can send you a new one♥


    Artwork

    “Fruits des Bois”, which was unveiled at the Walfer Bicherdeeg last month, is our monthly artwork for in-depth studying and comes along with a commented guide, step-by-step photos and the material references in the exact order as they have been used for each step, as well as a 1h real time video. You can see it as an explanation on how I work on illustrations, or as a guide to help you with your colorations using Copic Markers.

    Though, I have to admit that I got a problem with the recording. While editing some screenshots with Photoshop, the colours went well, but I didn’t manage to get them right with my video editing program, Filmora Wondershare – does anyone know if there are more in-depth parameters, or do you know a good, free or not too expensive video editing program?

     


    ArtClass – Corrections

    I didn’t actually plan on releasing an ArtClass this month, but managed to find the time to create one, which is in my eyes an extension to my former “Beginners’ Mistakes” lesson. The goal here is to focus on analyzing amateur artwork of some of my former students, in order to spot and avoid some of the classical mistakes artists tend to do when starting out.

    To illustrate how to proceed, I have recorded an in-depth correction of a former artwork of mine. It illustrates many common mistakes, how to spot them with easy guidelines, and is concluded with a redraw. So, by the way if you’re wondering how I have evolved, here’s a “drawthisagain” with 10 years in between 8D

    And, since it’s Christmas soon, my former “Beginners’ Mistakes” ArtClass is also sent along with this lesson. If you missed it or wish to start out with two lessons for this month, you can get it for any signup in December!

    In this art lesson, you will get:
    – “Corrections” voice-over video lesson
    – PDF print-out with recap and pictures
    – redraw time lapse + real time video
    – 2 sheets with various pictures to analyze
    – individual feedback and mentoring for the Student Tier


    ArtJourney Special

    ArtJourney files are my response to people asking for more behind-the-scenes work and are a monthly series of sketchbooks with annotations, ideas, exercises, used resources and inspiration. Each file gives you a tour through my private sketchbooks and personal research on specific topics. On the contrary to my illustrations, the sketches will be far less glamourous – but I think they will be a good insight about how to evolve as an artist, and I hope they will help you understand concepts to use for your own artistic journey!

    Part 1 – Nude Sketchbook

    37p. PDF with all sketches of November and comments for each session.

    Nude classes have continued this month, so here’s the second part of my sketchbook! This month, we worked with an elder male model who gave me a hard time at the beginning. He wasn’t fat, but had a bigger belly, and had some body parts with flabby skin. In my drawings, he switched from looking too fat, too young, too weird, and I eventually got to understand his body type at the very end of a 3h lesson – but well, it was always funny and challenging. Even if challenges appear in front of you, now matter the area in your life, I think they are useful to help you evolve. Instead of feeling down, try to see the opportunity, and let them help you grow. It may take time and efforts, but in the end, you’ll see the results;)

    Part 2 – Anatomy Sketchbook

    30p. PDF with all sketches of November and comments for each part.

    Besides nude classes, I have also been working on personal studies over the two past months, mostly focusing on anatomy and myology. Though it was sometimes very frustrating, especially since I tried to apply muscles correctly upon the skeleton, I eventually ended up getting a more solid grasp of human anatomy. As you can see below, sometimes I was so tired from studying that I started getting pretty weird thoughts… so, for instance, a random Colossal Titan with an Eren just randomly appeared in my sketchbook while working on back muscles 8D

    Anyways, as mentioned last month, ArtClasses will resume in January with a special series on anatomy. I’m doing my best to keep them as simple and useful as possible, and I hope they’ll help you!

     


    Please note:

    All tutorials and art lessons are also available in my online shop.
    You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try without subscribing to Patreon.


    Join my journey online!

    You can join Patreon and unsubscribe at any time. Your subscription also allows you to claim other perks, such as previous rewards, corrections and one-to-one guidance to improve your art, surprise packages, etc.


    Let’s help each other and create art together!

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK

     

  • Artwork

    The Bull

    Last month, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Naturpark Our in order to illustrate a Luxembourgish tale in comic version – a story about a bull haunting Vianden. I have to admit that I had never heard about it before, and it nice to discover and illustrate it. Seeing as the project had to be released for Halloween on Naturpark Our’s Facebook page, I tried to give the part with the bull a darker, “halloweenish” feel. The tale is to be read from left to right, and I hope you’ll enjoy discovering it!

     


    THE BULL

    Texts and story provided by Naturpark Our
    Layout and illustrations by Sabrina Kaufmann



    Do you know other Luxembourgish tales? Or are you fond of any other folk tales?
    Tell me, I’d love to discover them! : D

     

  • Artwork

    New Illustrations

    Walfer Bicherdeeg 2018 ended once again and like the last years, I’ve loved every moment of it – be it with old friends or newcomers, you offered me the opportunity to draw for you, to talk and laugh with you, and I’ll always cherish those memories. Thank you so, so much!

    For that event, I teased two new illustrations which could be discovered upon visiting. For those who missed it, here are the proper scans, with a new queen and a new lady from my food series! Both of them will now be available as an A4 Deluxe Print on upcoming conventions, as well as in my online shop. So, what do you think of them? Which one is your favourite?:D


    Fruits des Bois & Queen of Darkness


    What’s next?

    Conventions – For the Belgian people among you, my next stop is already this week-end at Mon’s Livre, 24+25th November from 10h-18h, booth 196 in the “Littératures de l’Imaginaire Corner”, and will be the last big event of the year. I hope to meet you there!

    Insta Art Raffle – A new Instagram art raffle will be published shortly, and will allow you to win an original artwork through a special concept – but for the complete conditions, surprise for now! It will be unveiled in an Insta post this Friday, and I hope to count you in! If you’re not on Instagram yet, you can follow me @sabrinak.art

    The year is slowly coming to an end, but I am already planning upcoming projects, some events for next years have already been confirmed… You’ll know about it all in due time;) Until then, thank you so much for always being there, you’re the best!

     

  • Conventions & Events,  Online Shop

    Walfer Bicherdeeg News

    New conventions are comic close, and who says new conventions also says new projects! Here’s a little overview, as well as a book collaboration – if you’re nearby and have the opportunity to visit, I’d love to see you : D


    Christmas Cards

    Christmas goods have started to invade our local stores and supermarkets, so let’s do the same: I have the pleasure of presenting 4 Christmas Cards, which will be presented in two different packages. They’re following me on conventions, and are also available in my online-shop! It’s my personal opinion, but I always find it way more personal to send letter rather than emails – what do you think about it?
    For the little anecdote, I actually had a  hard time drawing them. I was planning my Christmas assortment ahead during the summer months, and it was really painful to think about snow and winter during the heat wave we had… but anyways, here they are now!

    New Prints

    Besides the postcards, you’ll be able to find several other prints featuring my latest illustrations from July on. The most diversified will probably be the bookmarks – otherwise, some of that artwork will also be available as A4 Deluxe Prints or regular posters.

    Speaking of posters, I will stop selling them, after giving it a long thought and seeing as people have appreciated the deluxe prints more over the last few cons. There are still some left, so if you’d like to get them, Walfer will probably be one of the last cons to get them.

    The new items have been added to the online-shop in the Goodies Section!


    Walfer Bicherdeeg Print Giveaway

    This year as well, many of you have showed me their adorable support, be it through comments, likes, visits on conventions and events, … I’ve been thinking about a way to thank you, and I have thought of a little game for the Walfer Bicherdeeg. I’ll be presenting two new illustrations which haven’t been posted online yet – Fruits des Bois (left) and Queen of Darkness (right).

    An A4 Deluxe Print of either one of those motives (usually priced 15€) will be offered to the two first people who will spot the illustrations on my booth. To participate, you just need to tell me you’ve seen the game by following me either on my website, Facebook or Instagram, and show me the illustrations. So – Walfer Bicherdeeg, Centre Prince Henri this weekend, first come, first serve! ; )


    DreamCatcher – Postcards from Luxembourg

    You might already have seen them or you’re totally new to them – either way, I’d like to present you DreamCatcher! I got to know it first in form of comics drawn by Andy Genen, which were accompanied by CDs sung by John Rech. After meeting both of them for several years during conventions, they asked me to participate in their latest album, titled “Dreamcatcher – Postcards from Luxembourg”. The concept was to redraw their characters in a Luxembourgish setting in order to add postcards to the album release, and I decided to go with the two youngsters of the story for a shopping trip to Belval.

    The comic was eventually presented for the first time on October 25th during a concert co-organized by the Télécran. In total, 13 artists have been collaborating, and the concert was just great – I had never seen the band live, but one could really grasp how much fun they all had while performing. It’s been an honour to be part of this project, and if you don’t know DreamCatcher yet – please support the artists by buying the release or visiting a concert, they put so, so much passion into their work!

    Save the dates!

    The probably last conventions of the year are around the corner. Christmas Cards, Oh!My Dress Calendar 2019, Books and Prints are awaiting you – so if you have time, I’d love to see you! Besides, you’ll also be able to get the DreamCatcher books signed by Andy and John during the Walfer Bicherdeeg, which is definitely another opportunity not to miss ; )

    Walfer Bicherdeeg
    November 17+18 from 10h-18h
    Centre Prince Henri (I’m in the small room, not in the main halls)

    Mons Livre
    November 24+25 from 10h-18h
    Booth 196 – Section Littératures de l’imaginaire

     

  • Patreon & Lessons

    Patreon – November 2018

     

    November rewards overview, available for sign-ups during the entire month!

    If you, too, would like to get started as an artist, if there are things I can teach you, or if you are simply interested in my work, you might wanna consider supporting me on Patreon, where you can get your hands on exclusive guides, art lessons and tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at my current projects. I am currently focusing on two types of rewards: the creative ones with artwork, and the instructional ones with guides and lessons.

    Patreon.com/SabrinaK



    Patreon Newsfeed & Downloads

    More news are available to my Patreon supporters via the Patreon newsfeed! I’m trying to offer more work-in-progress and project news through the Patreon feed. Current Patreon supporters have immediate access to it as well as a notification to their mailbox – if you wish to discover the news as well, the feed unlocks for every new supporter!

    This month, there are no finished illustration video processes. On a personal level, October has been focused mostly on finishing IllusFairy’s “Frau Holle” chapter, as well as sketching and studying. Besides, commissions and workshops have been taking up an important amount of time as well – this month has been kinda stressful, but very rewarding. I feel that I have learned a lot this month, and I am grateful to have been able to work on such interesting projects. To make up for the lack of finished artwork, all November Patrons will get a whole bunch of commission insight and sketches though, in the hopes that they will help and motivate them for their own work as well !

     


    IllusFairy – Manga

    I’m quite happy to have eventually found time in my schedule again to resume working decently on IllusFairy – and as promised last month to my Patreon supporters, the chapter “Frau Holle” has been completed and sent out as a full ebook in both En + FR !

    Besides the ebook, a step-by-step progress of the double-page below is also available to appreciate the creation of a manga page, as well as previews and sketches for the upcoming chapter.

    If you’d like to (re)discover classical fairytales in manga version, you can also read it for free on Tapastic. Though Patreon offers an early release and access into all personal sketches and research, IllusFairy will always remain a free to read manga with two updates a week, so enjoy ; )

    IllusFairy – Frau Holle – Read on Tapastic!

     


    ArtClass – Body Types

    Usually, people tend to stick with a specific, ideal body type. Nevertheless, especially when creating stories with various characters interacting, it is pretty useful to be able to draw a variety of characters – starting with different body types to immediately create a difference. To get familiar with how to change bodies, we’ll analyze in detail how to draw three different characters: a beanstalk, a couch potato, and a bodybuilder.

    In this art lesson, you will get:
    – real time & voice-over video
    – case study with 3 different body types
    – PDF with recap, pictures and exercises
    – individual feedback and mentoring for the Student Tier


    ArtJourney Special

    ArtJourney files are my response to people asking for more behind-the-scenes work and are a monthly series of sketchbooks with annotations, ideas, exercises, used resources and inspiration. Each file gives you a tour through my private sketchbooks and personal research on specific topics. On the contrary to my illustrations, the sketches will be far less glamourous – but I think they will be a good insight about how to evolve as an artist, and I hope they will help you understand concepts to use for your own artistic journey!

    Part 1 – Nude Sketchbook

    49p. PDF with all sketches of October and comments for each session.

    Looking for new challenges, I have enrolled in classes with nude models. Though I didn’t know what to expect, it proved to be very interesting. In that room where a dozen of students were drawing without stopping, I had to face my own weaknesses and limitations, yet seeing the others at work motivated me to keep on drawing and improving. Overall, I think I already learnt a lot. It never occurred to me, but having a living being standing still in front of you really allows to grasp all the subtleties of the human body – to a way greater extent than when you learn with photographs and 2D references.

    If you’re looking to improve your artwork, I recommend everyone to try at least once a drawing session with a human model. It doesn’t have to be in class or with nudes at all – simply asking friends or family to stay still for a short while can already be very helpful. Little recommendation between us, the best moment to draw someone is when they’re watching TV, as people usually tend to be concentrated on the screen and thus don’t move that much 😉

    Part 2 – Anatomy Sketchbook

    29p. PDF with all sketches of October and comments for each session.

    Besides nude classes, I have also been working on personal studies. My teacher recommended it was best to have a solid knowledge on human anatomy before starting the lessons, so I’ve been going back to basics and focused on skeletons and muscles. Since it’s a rather difficult topic, I have been combining many books and resources to develop an easier method to learn human anatomy. There are still things I’d like to master and body parts I haven’t perfectly been able to grasp yet, so I’ll keep on studying on a personal level and during the upcoming nude sessions this month.

    Generally speaking, I don’t think there will be much new artwork until the end of the year, as well as no ArtClass for December, seeing as I prefer focusing on studies to offer you improved content afterwards. Despite that, I am keeping many ideas for illustrations in mind, and I’ll resume ArtClasses with a special series on anatomy afterwards – I hope that you’ll enjoy, and that the progress will be visible! Meanwhile, thank you so much for your patience, you’re the best<3

     


    Please note:

    All tutorials and art lessons are also available in my online shop.
    You may purchase them directly there if you wish to give it a first try without subscribing to Patreon.


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    #blackletterball #ornatehorror

    Entering the #blackletterball, an event hosted by @ameliori, @mins_arts, @myriamtillson, and @nadiarausa on Instagram! The theme being #ornatehorror, I have decided to go with a fashion design inspired by the Calavera Katrina. I abandoned the heavy make-up but totally went for an excentric gown. And since I see sooo many Inktober sketches as of late – I felt like doing an ink piece as well 😀




    Since it’s Halloween today, what are your plans?
    Will you go to a party with a spooky costume as well? ; )