This one is from 2005, as I still don’t have time or energy to draw new stuff. What a way to start my Lines project, but I suppose it’s somehow … fitting.
Currently, I feel overwhelmed with the need to find work immediately to pay bills and contribute meaningfully to family and pay off debt.… Read more
14 years ago I did this and never finished, right before I ended up in hospital. It is part of a larger pic, obviously.
I tried to finish it tonight, and then failed immediately.
Then I did some photoshopping on it, hoping I could do some … avant-garde-ish collage-shit with mist and effects and make it look like that was my intention all along.… Read more
This one I may hopefully be able to revive – some day.
A hiatused project called “Their Promised Land”, a graphic novel about the US Civil War.
A young southern girl escapes a raid on her home plantation by Federal soldiers and flees into the wilderness. She is helped by a runaway slave.… Read more
I think this one speaks for itself.
And yeah, it is an old one – done for an illustration series for a book that never came to be. Except as a very special print, but … that’s a story for another time.
I don’t mind reviewing old art … much. In fact, I think this is just the right thing to do, if I am to draw more again.… Read more
This is a start, then. I call it The Lines.
It will run for as many days as I like, and when I like. With comments, thoughts, streams … about the drawing, and life in general.
And along the way there’ll be explanations, of sorts.
For now, here is Tatiana Rasputina – from some distant volume of my current story – Hammer and Magic – which may or may not be finished ever.… Read more
I have wondered recently if I should have as a top project (besides The Blog) to actually make an income from drawing and doing various online stuff about it.
Like live-streams, educational videos, philosophical or technical blog posts about the process, and so on.
And of course, in years’ time, I’ll end up with some graphic novels.… Read more
I thought for a long time it would help me finish creative projects if I narrowed them down to just one, due to work and family time constraints.
Turns out I get more motivated by having about 3 projects that I can shift between (but not many more), like I am recording an album instead of just having to choose a single song.… Read more
After much too much consideration, I think I feel more strongly than ever now that I should just give up … this struggle to ever make money full time from any creative endeavor.
You know parts and bits if you’ve read. Why I am thinking again about this.
But it really feels like it gives me what I want right now to just do my best at making business full time as a webdesigner and then taking every possible moment of free time that I need this energy to do some of my creative projects.… Read more
I’ve experimented with this before and failed – mental detox. From all kinds of distractions. Especially online.
There is only one conclusion, like there is for alcoholics: Either I am abstinent or I am not.
I can’t control it otherwise.
So when home I don’t use the Internet, except in emergencies.… Read more
Last day before Char and Jay come back and I have done most of my web-work, the remaining laundry and Blog-catch-up. On the one hand I am relieved, really – and yet … during the day I felt some anxiety about the future all of a sudden, which first made me, well, anxious.… Read more
So Char and Jay are off, and I went to see JMO in the evening for socializing and to get back some baby-stuff we forgot there (behind the couch) when we borrowed his house to escape the incessant pipe-work.
We had a good discussion – mildly put – JMO and I – about the so called #metoo movement against sexual harassment.… Read more
with baby, visits, house-stuff and too little time for making money or just making some time for oneself.
And yet, when the house was quiet, I decided to take out the drawing pad. I had almost given up.
But now I was drawing for the first time in months.
I just want it to be.… Read more