Hello dear readers! ^_^
Did you have a nice Easter holiday? What did you do?
I spent mine in Germany and had a great time! Would you like to see some photos next time? :)
I'm preparing the tutorial about different marker papers. You can still send me questions so I will include my answers in that post, or suggest a topic for another tutorial!
Before I went to Germany, I had a long due meet up with Verena! More than two years ago (O_O), my friends Verena, Steve and me decided to do a "triple arttrade": everyone would produce two pictures - one for each person - and therefore get two in return. We wanted to hand them over personally and promised not to upload them somewhere in advance to keep them a surprise.
I think all of us were done with our drawings quite soon, actually. But we just never managed to meet up all together! :( We were living in different places (at first) and everyone was busy at times. After all that time, Verena and me decided to finally swap at least our pictures and spent a really nice evening together at her place! :D
Back when we were setting our trade conditions, Verena told me she got inspired by this photo of me and that her drawing would somewhat refer to it:
Still remembering that, I was really curious about her drawing! But before she gave me the actual picture, I got these as hints: (just a mobile pic, sorry!)
Buttonnnss!! Verena's got a button machine and she made me these! :D
Well, the ones with the girl did seem a little familiar, and that bird cage, too.. but I really didn't know what to make of those wild cats. xD Until she gave me the real thing!
Well, and here's what I did for her! At that time she was already working on her Bachelor paper for University and I wanted to encourage her somehow. I also know she's into Science Fiction and robots! So I drew her together with some robot assistant for her laboratory work.
I would have done a lot of things differently now, but I still like it a lot. And I think this is one of the first pictures - if not the first - I coloured with that mix of copics and pastells that has become my default mode. :)
What do you think about it?
By the way, I'm always open for arttrades! If you would like to do an arttrade with me, just tell me!