Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

dangle 'raccoon' toy

So last week, I was in Berlin and I went to a few comic book stores there. I don't don't see a lot of these at home so this was really cool for me. Anyway, the comic book stores had all kinds of 'toys', you know tiny collectible figures, plastic or plush. Really want to make my own toys, so here's an idea for a plush one. Just for fun.

Nine more and we'd have a set :D

- Jonas

circus bear in bathing suit

Done for last friday's CHIUstream (#45) over at Well, okay I actually worked on this version here for a few minutes before uploading it. Nothing more than textures and some text.

- Jonas

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

what a hurdle

So I just finished an application test for a Danish design school. It's been a two-week long creative rollercoaster ride, with plenty of ups and one big down last week when I had to change direction well over a week into it. It was tough. I've ended way up, though. Really happy with the end result. What I handed in, was a portion of my process, brainstorms, experiments, etc. and a finished 'product' to solve or comment on the 'problem' or issue I worked with. I ended up making illustrations for a book.

I'd love to show you, but I didn't have time to scan it and all I did manage to do was take some pretty awful pictures. I'll see if I can fix them up on the computer, but if not, I'm going to the school to get the thing back some time in August.

It was really hard to let it go.

Anyway, after this I finally had some time to just sketch and paint for myself, so yesterday, while watching an episode of Hercule Poirot (gotta love that Belgian!), I sketched some creatures.

First one, just pen on sketchbook paper. The others, pencil on cardboard with some watersolluble colored pencils for shading and white details. Fishels, I call them :D

Tomorrow, I have an application test at a school of animation, The Animation Workshop. Hoping it'll go well.

On Friday I'm going to Berlin for a week. Hoping to get time to sketch while down there. Leaving the laptop at home. Should be fun. We'll be visiting some designers and see the art community there up close.

See y'all in a week or so.

- Jonas

Thursday, April 1, 2010

goth dragon

Was able to enter a CHIUstream challenge last night, though I'm as busy as ever at the moment. I'm just happy I did it :D

Off to bed!

- Jonas