The Sphere of Life

Suitable for Halloween a beautiful dark picture :D

The picture is for a contest with the theme "contrast/opposite".
I have decided the subtopic "Life & Death" for myself.

The girl in the ball should symbolize life or a special life and the Grim Reaper (who would have thought of it XD) the death.

My idea was:
We should appreciate our life and really live it!
Because life is like a bubble (shown as a ball), which can explode at any time (you or someone loved can die at any time). Therefore, we should appreciate our fellow men and those we love, treat accordingly (otherwise we will regret it if something bad happens to them).
We must open our eyes in order to see what is really important. (Irony: The girl in the picture has closed her eyes).

Other symbols in the picture:
- Lifetime: This is the duration, how long the girl in the picture lives yet (in seconds). My birth date is hidden in it, which again symbolizes the contrast (birthday = life, remaining seconds until "dieing" = death). I got this idea by listening to the song and watching the video of "Savin' Me" by Nickelback.

- The Heartbeat graph in the ball: Back as the symbol for the opposition: ball = life; death = grim reaper)

- Nr.13 (No.13) as an unlucky number and points to the demise (in conjunction with the remaining lifetime)

- Angel wings: Angels are messengers of God, therefore they should be appreciated (here as symbol for the life) and respected.

The WIP:

I guess, the following poem is pretty suitable for this topic:
Appreciate Life
by Janzynn May, Aug. 2, 2008
life is a precious gift not everyone can have,
some can live longer while others die young.
lucky are those who have sight of the world
for some develop blindness and others are born blind.
blessed are those who can spend time with their families
for orphans are deprived to have one and those who live alone.
be sorry to those who are unable to speak
for they cannot say the words they long to be heard.
yet fortunate are those who are able to talk
for they have all the chances to say “I love you” to their loved ones.
gracious are those who have the sense of hearing
for they can listen and sing along to the music that heals their souls.
blest are those with bright schemes and brilliant minds
for they are the ones more favored to walk along the roads of success and prosperity.
but happier are the poor and the average
for they can easily find felicity and contentment with just what they have and with what they can have.
pity to those who are sick and dying
for they are running out of time to pursue and realize their dreams.
blissful are we ’cause we are endowed with life’s best –
our families, friends, food, shelter and wholeness.
so, open your eyes and thank GOD you’re alive.
go around and see the BEAUTY of the world.
follow your DREAMS and realize them.
spare TIME with your loved ones
and grab every chance to say and show how much you LOVE them
before TIME plays with you…
live your life like there is no tomorrow
I hope, u like it :)

Cya <3

Ian Somerhalder - Portrait

Damn.. so many paintings this month O.O.
This time, I really used the dry-brush technique and it took much less time (6 hours) than drawing with pencil or digital. So, I guess, this won't be the last one for october :D

Additionally, here is a little video showing the progress of the painting.
(I couldn't capture the whole progress, because the battery of my camera was empty after some time --". So, I just attached the pictures ;))

I would be glad about any comment/criticism/etc. ;)

Bye :O

Every artist was first an amateur

This quote motivates me every time when I want to give up.
It says: "Keep practising and you will quickly improve your (artistic) skills!". And this is the only true way to become a better artist.

In terms of this matter, I'm going to show you some of my current drawing/painting experiments:

I am currently rediscovering my love for traditional drawing/painting. :'D
This is a portrait of Jonathan Rhys Meyers - an Irish actor - who already played many (hot <3) roles like the king in the series "The Tudors".
Here I tried to use a new technique - the dry-brush-technique. But it turned out a little bit different, as you can see :'D
Duration: 4 hours; Paper: DIN A3 (URSUS); Paint: tempera paints

My work space :'D

Some sketches... (most of them are from the art lesson of my school):

I'm currently working with Cinema 4D and other 3D programs. So, here is my first 3D attempt:

A table.. amazing, eh? :'D

 Finally, here are some pictures, where I got features of myself and my art :D

KONEKO magazine:

Websites (klick):

(I'm so productive this month lol)
 Cya :)

Portrait study & sketches

Despite of all the tests and exams we are going to write next week I had to draw something again :D.

Yeah! It's Megan Fox (Transformers <3) again! I always want to paint the most beautiful (or at least good looking) persons.. and if I do a head study, she is the perfect one for this matter. :D
(I guess, I should start painting "normal" looking people as well lol.... erasing the beauty ideal from my mind xx" ..).

The single steps to the finished painting:

Aaaand.. I did a bunch of other sketches and studies, too, which I don't want to withhold :)

Hope, u like this update :)

Cya & stay SCHIGGY XD

Dragon tamer

On wings of thunder
Honor bound
Search me out, I drum the sound
Twist and turn in the night
Dragon come, my guiding light.
Protector, guardian, friend not foe
Come to me, see my sigil glow.
Strong and true this friendship charm
I beckon thee, keep me from harm.
Around and about your magick swirls
Come to me
Your wings unfurled.

I hope you like my new piece :). It took me about 12 hours.

Dragon obsession *muhahaha* :D

Cya ;)