luni, 15 aprilie 2013

I never want to leave my house

school's started again and the title and this illustration pretty much sum up my feelings about it.

I should make more self portraits like these, they\re really fun (in a really narcissistic way haha)

miercuri, 3 aprilie 2013

After the afterlife

finally a new cocorosie song!  I've missed my eerie bearded fairies....

This down 'ere is a random sketch I did in class when I was bored, coloured today.

Studies I

I'm on vacation now so i have a little bit of spare time to draw (not much though since i have to study for my finals). I started searching for some paintings on the Google Art Project (what a fantastic resource!) and chose some works to study.. here are the results. I'm not really good with anatomy since I never took any classes and I'm self-taught, but at least I try haha. I think my ability to draw hands is getting better though. (i think??)

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"Alleluia" by Thomas Cooper Gotch (cropped the top row for reference).
my interpretation of them ^^

Influence Map

Those of you who have a DA account probably know about the Influence Map meme ( original template here ). I decided to do one as well, but as soon as i started searching for images i realized that i get inspired by so many things that it would be impossible to fit them all in that template... so i made some "clouds" of influence in separate templates instead. It was a super helpful exercise and fun too (especially when you're bored).
So this is my first blog post- the main influences in my art!

Films have a HUGE  influence on me. My 2 fave films of all time are El Laberinto del Fauno and The Fall, other films: Burton's work, LOTR, The Wizard of Oz, Chronicles of Narnia and most recently Cloud Atlas. 

Fantasy literature, HP, His Dark Materials, A Song of Ice and Fire, fairy tales, Coraline and Stardust by Neil Gaiman,  stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (i love magic realism).

my favourite authors (based on their vision and style): Mihai Eminescu, Neil Gaiman, E.A Poe and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.) Other romanian authors: Lucian Blaga & Nichita Stanescu,

MUSIC. cannot express how much i need music. From the top: Tchaikovsky, CocoRosie, Subcarpati (romanian band that remixes traditional romanian folk music), Florence+ the |Machine, Regina Spektor, Danny Elfman's soundtracks, Coldplay, Muse and other soundtracks as well.

Nature! forests, mountains, lakes, fields, oceans, meadows... I'm absolutely obsessed with winter , the poles and the northern lights. 

absolutely adore Disney concept art. other studios that inspire me: Laika, Dreamworks, Ghibli.

Romanian folklore, fairy tales, customs, villages and ancient history.