♥ The Contest Began

Hello lovely readers!

So in November I was looking for new art supplies, when am I not?! Then I bumped in this coloring contest hosted by Goedkoopstehobby.nl. Surprisingly I found out about a contest on time! and not just a few days left or past the deadline already, what happens usually xD. I just knew I had to join.

I printed out the coloring picture for me and my mom (my mom wanted to try too!) and started coloring. I had no clue how I wanted to color the picture, in my eyes the picture was very boring, but in the end that was a good thing cause I could put a lot creativity in.

After hours, days of work I finaly finished my drawing. It might have took longer as I wanted, but in the end I was happy with the result. obvisiously my mom finished it way before me, but decided to scan both at the same time. Sended my drawing in (my mom hers) and waited until the drawings were posted. At this point, I never could imagine how it would go from here.

Creativity Travels Through Time and SpaceThis is my drawing

 

Some of the drawings got posted earlier as the deadline hasn’t past yet. One of them was mine. I didn’t know what was going on, until I checked my email and got the question “did you color it by hand or digital?” I was confused for a moment but then I saw it as a compliment that they had to ask if it was traditional or digital, so I happily replied that I drew it all by hand and took me so much time. The respond I got at the facebook page where all the drawings were posted…after the host said I drew it by hand… not even normal, I even got called a liar, while I knew I spended so many hours on it. (I couldn’t reply at facebook since I don’t own a facebook page). I was so sad and angry, I couldn’t sleep that night, I kept thinking of ways how to proove I made it with pencil and paint.

The next day I made many pictures of my drawing, in different angles. Also I made some kind of tutorial on how I colored all the different sections. emailed the host again with my story. I got the reply if he could post it on the facebook page with my drawing, and I said yes, Ofcourse. And now I finally got respect for my drawing!

Some of the pictures I made and the tutorial (More picture on my dropbox):

The voting proces has begon. I usually hate votings (bad experience), but here they said they will pick 2 winners themself and 2 based on the voting, so I was okay with that and just wait until the results were out. I had no clue who would win, because I liked several.

I became first!!

I won a 120 pencil case of Faber Castell polychromos!! I am still so happy with them!! I owned polys already, but I draw a lot so they shrink fast xD AND I could give the old ones to my mom, so in a way she won too ^_^. Here’s a drawing I did with my new pencils (I needed some time before I dared to use them. They were to pretty to use~~)

The Reckoning

In the end everything worked out. So I wanna tell you, no matter what happens, NEVER GIVE UP!

With Love,
Danielle

♥ 1000 Days With M4M

Hello lovely readers!!

Today, 21st of December it’s been 1000 days since China Debut of my favorite group of all times!! (and 1013 days since Korea Debut!!) I can’t believe it’s that long already!!

Okay let me explane a little, since most of you probably don’t even know who they are, their group is called M4M (Mystery Formula). It’s a Chinese boygroup excisting out of Jimmy (Leader), BinBin (Rapper), Vinson (Main Dancer) and Alen (Youngest). Even they are not active now, because of terminating their contract, I still love them.

I’ve been a fan (Formula) since the moment cube released information about a boy group that trained 1400 days secretly~~ [link] I don’t know why, but they had my attention from that moment. And my love for them kept going on. I’m usually getting bored of a group easily, but not with them ^-^

I will show on this post what I made for this 1000 days celebration. (I will keep updating until I finished all, I’m struggling lately with life, so i’m not getting stuff done as fast as I want.)

 

anyway, here’s the first artwork:

I'll be there, with you, forever

♥ Seagon

Hello lovely reader!
Since I absolutly adore dragons, my next art-doll had to be a dragon. A water dragon to be exact. I don’t know why, but I always felt a connection to water. (I even go walking when it rains, I know I’m weird xD).

I started with making the head, without a plan. Decided to go with the flow and see where I would end up. surprisingly enough it turned out so cute already! even it was not even painted yet! After backing the clay in the oven it was time for me to decide what color it should have, blue or green? I chose for blue.

Seagon

Since I wanted to have scales on his belly, I had to figure out how to do that…I found out that it was quit a challenge to do…
But I think it worked out. the hardest part of the whole art-doll were the flippers >_< OMG where did I got myself in to. I can’t even explane how I did it xD.

Anyway, after I finished him, I fell in love with Seagon. I just can’t let him go, while I planned to sell him. This baby has to stay with me, but I promise I will make more dolls and those will be up for sale!!

SeagonSeagon wants me to go swimming with him!

 

SeagonWatching over the water, are there more friends in there?!

 

Seagon
And now it’s time to say goodbye, see you next time! *waves*

♥ My First 3 Art Dolls

I wanted to make poseable art dolls for… forever now. When I found out about wood-splitter-lee (Lee Cross) her work, I just fell in love. The idea to make an artdoll that you can pose, just wow *_*. (All her works are amazing tho, you should check her work out!).

All those years I started making heads, but I came never further xD. I just didn’t know how and the polymer clay was just to hard to work with for me (They recently changed the quality of Fimo soft, it’s much softer now and I’m able to work with it comfortably).

So the beginning of this year I saw a video of Lee Cross, making one of her art dolls. Everything just fell into place, all those things I thought off, how to make a poseable art doll, is the way she makes them as well!! And that was the moment I finally had the currage to finish one of the heads I started long ago.

After a night dreaming of making poseable art dolls

♥ Beessie

After a night dreaming of making poseable art dolls, which often happens when I am way to excited about something. I woke up and started immidiatly. The first challenge was to paint the head. I never was really good with acryllics, but I refused to give up. And then I realized I had to make feet as well, so I did.

After making the base with wire and attached all the pieces, I decided to glue the faux fur around it. that went okay-ish, it looks absolutely adorable. ^-^ Well judge yourself:

Beessie

But for my next art doll. I won’t use hot glue for the fur anymore. it feels just.. ehh xD.

 

♥ Pluis

My next project was for my grandma, she went through a lot and I really felt like she could use something cute and furry in her life. So I decided to make her a kitten. (she loves cats but my grandpa isn’t so nice to them.)
Sculpting the head and making the base for the body went pretty well, but since I didn’t want to glue the Faux fur around the body, I had to sew it. My next challenge. How do you do that with no pattern you can download of the internet? In the end I just decided to put the base of the body on a piece of paper, and draw around it. then re-draw that on the fabric, cut out twice and sew together. I realized that I actually needed a third piece for the belly,to get a 3D look xD. haha what a journey, well you can imagine!
Here’s how Pluis turned out:

My grandma is very happy with Pluis, it’s standing in the middle of the living room, seeing it daily! (She plays with poses too, Pluis stands differently from time to time ^-^)

 

♥ Fluffy

A new personal project. I actually drew this one before I even decided to make an art doll of it. But when I was done, drawing it on black paper, I knew it had to come to life!

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When I realized I had only white fur to use, I first needed to do some searching online on how to paint Faux fur. Well that was a challenge, I couldn’t really find a good, clear tutorial on how to do that. So in the end, after procastinating for a long time… I decided to mix some acryllic paint with water, so it was really thin (combining some tutorials I saw) and just poor it over the fur. You can watch a video of me doing that here . I tried not to put too much water in there, but just enough to color the whole sheet of fur I needed. After that, a long proces appeared. the fur had to dry, but you know, when acryllic dries, it becomes one big sheet, not very furry at all, so you have to keep brushing the fur every now and then. You can let it air dry, but that takes forever~~ so I decided to grab a hairdryer and kept brushing and drying.. and that even took me about 3 hours *sigh*

Oh well, the colouring of the fur was worth it, it turned out like the colour I wanted! I was so happy it worked out!

Further I continued the process like the first two ^^.

So this was my first real blog post, I hope you liked reading it, or if you have tips, let me know!

Love,
Danielle

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