Christmas has finally arrived. This year I came up with the idea of doing a Christmas Calendar Sketch creating one sketch every day in December until Christmas. How difficult can it be? Well, first of all the idea was to do one quick sketch each day. No more than 10-15 minutes. And that’s it. Second, at first I didn’t think about making how-to-do videos as I went along sketching. But on the same day I was going to create the first sketch for day 1 my mind created it’s own ideas. How cool wouldn’t it be if I recorded the proccess and uploaded the video to YouTube? One freaking video each day along with the sketch? How much work could it really be? No biggie, right?? WRONG!
Although I’m familiar with creating quick sketches each and every sketch in this project took no less than 35-60 minutes to create. An then came the extra work editing and putting the videos together. But I’m not complaining, not at all. I’m just telling you how my mind work and what I’m dealing with from time to time. I love this Christmas Calendar Sketch project and I really wanted to make an impact this Christmas. To do something new and different.
Christmas is a great time for most of us. It’s a time of giving without expecting something in return. Yes, we know we get gifts but isn’t it more exciting when you don’t know what you’re getting and then get surprised because you got what you didn’t expeckt to get? Personally, I just love to give my family gifts so I can see the joy in their eyes. I really don’t expect anything in return and for me a «Thank you!» and a hug is more than enough.
The best things to give during Christmas is a simple smile and maybe a brief conversation with people around you. People living on the street or maybe just the person next to you on the bus. Don’t be afraid to talk to people just because you don’t know them. Even if you don’t believe in Santa it doesn’t mean he isn’t checking up on you.
So let us share som Christmas spirit and enjoy the days to come.
You can check out my Christmas Calendar Sketch on mye Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. And if you want to see how I did the sketches you can head over to my YouTube channel.
Merry Christmas everyone!
The summer is here and I’ve tried very hard to relax and enjoy the time with my famlily. But if you’re like me then you’ll know what I mean when I write this: “Being filled with creativity that just want to come out and see the light.. and then have to relax and work hard not to pick up a pencil or launch Adobe on the computer, just to because you really have to be with the family.. Well, that’s a mindblowing creative timebomb waiting for a light feather to trigger it!”.
Well, I DO love my family and YES… we do have great time together. But I’m addicted to my creativity (and also to absorbing others creativity as well) and when I have some time (or just a couple of minutes) by myself, I have a hard time doing nothing. I rarely get bored but when I can’t spend a couple of hours every day being creative, well.. I tend to get grumpy.
So, this is part of the reason that I haven’t thrown out some great contents on my YouTube channel or updated my blog (until now), Facebook and Twitter as much as I’ve wanted to. Another part is that I have to work with other things too whenever the time allow me to. But I try to keep up with everything and to be honest it does seem (right now) to be much harder work than I’ve imagined. But I won’t give up or back down and I can’t wait to get back to the drawing board and just continue what I’ve started.
Anyway, I wish you all a great summer!
After finishing my website, hunting for references and uploading a video with updates on my YouTube channel it was time to work on some new graphics for my social media profiles.
I had no idea at all about what I really wanted but I knew I had to come up with something special. So I did my best!
It might not be the most perfect piece of banners you’ve ever seen but I really enjoy what I’m doing these days and I feel I’m on the right track to something good… something GREAT!
Anyway, below are the results for Twitter, Facebook and YouTube:
A couple of days ago I got up early in the morning, grabbed my phone, my backpack and my bike and then went out to explore some new references.
I knew what I wanted – some photos of a closed down diner – but on the way I just had to stop several times only to be amazed by the surroundings.
I’m so fortunate to live where I live and knowing what opportunities lies outside my door just make me embrace it even more. I shoot with my phone and I don’t bother to manipulate it in Photoshop, etc. as I just play with the camera settings on my phone instead. It saves me time and it’s just more fun as I can adjust my settings while I take photos or recording. And my main goal is not to take the perfect photo or record the perfect video, but instead my focus is on how I can create content that is of the best use for reference and that will guide me through my projects.
Anyway, on my roadtrip to the place with the closed down diner I was able to take photos of other tings as well. I had the river in my sight as well as a couple of bridges over the water and also the house where I live. So, in addition to the closed down diner I also got to shoot other references as well. On my bike I could really feel the breeze and the silence with only the birds singing and tweeting, the water running down the river and a couple of cars on the street from time to time. It was truly a great morning for me.
I hope you will enjoy my future reference as they will contain a lot from this journey.
As I crossed a small bridge two ducks flew over it. I was too late to record it but it was a spectacular sight. Maybe next time..
Oh, and if you expected to see a photo of the closed down diner, well you have to wait for the future references. But I think it’s worht it…
I’m happy to announce that I finally got a more personal website for what I love to do.
I consider this as my playground as well as a place for you creative people out there to come and learn, share your ideas and provide me some feedback on what I’m offering to you.
It took me a long time creating this website as I had to learn how to set up and use WordPress, learning new codes and figure out new ways to go around obstackles, etc. I’ve spend hours watching tutorials on YouTube, reading guides presented on different forums, etc.
So for the last few months I haven’t been as creative as I wanted to be and it hurt. I’ve dedicated my life to drawing and being creative since I was a kid and there was a period of time – through my youth and way into my adult life – where I HAD to draw every single day. Although I’m passed that period I still feel the urge to draw or being creative as hell if it’s been too long without creativity. For me it’s like breathing.
Anyway, this website is all about creativity. My creativity.
And I really hope you’ll enjoy the ride and pass this on to others as well.
Follow me on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to my channel at YouTube and don’t forget to check out my profile at Newgrounds.
Share and comment. Give me feedbacks on my artwork, animation and the stuff I share for FREE. And most important: EMBRACE your creativity!
Sadly it seems that Chrome have some difficulties showing my website the way I want it to but I’ll figure it out.
Oh, and I’m from Norway so my english might not be that great from time to time.