SPECIAL - Improvement Meme 2014

The year is almost over and it's therefore time to update my annual improvement meme! ;)

 2014 - New phase of life



I hope next year will be just as good as this one with all its many different experiences. :)

Of course, since my studies started, I don't have that much time left to update my blog anymore, but I won't forget you either! Just please be patient with me and I promise: you'll see more of my stuff eventually ;)


Thank you for your ongoing interest! :)


SPECIAL - 4th Blog Birthday


Another year has passed, another great one awaits.

Exactly 4 years ago, I decided to start this blog of mine. Although it underwent several modifications, it has gradually become my personal, artistic and well-loved diary.

In the picture above, you can therefore see some of the artworks I have created during this year.

All of this, however, would not have functioned if it wasn't for you, my dear readers.
Thank you for all your great support and feedback! Thank you for motivating and inspiring me all the while! Thank you for staying patient in difficult times!
Just thank you for everything!




 Of course, you also deserve a thank-you gift for all this great support. ;)

This time, I decided to choose a different prize - a Slender Steam key  (since I know that some of you really like video games) and Halloween is not that long ago, too ;)


Everything you need to know to participate can be read in the picture above.

Facebook

Deadline: 30th November 2014

Good luck! ;)

 


  • This year, I have written 31 blog posts so far - last year: 44
  • 130,000 people visited my blog - last year: about 90,300
  • My top search keyword was "Gronkh" with 1187 entries - last year: also "Gronkh" with 1180 entries
  • My fanpage on Facebook received more than 1550 Likes - last year: 1380 Likes
  • 211 blog post follower - last year: 170 follower
  • Site views by country (Top 3): Germany (ca. 77268 visitors); USA (ca. 17075 visitors); Russland (ca. 5503 visitors) - last year: Germany (ca. 54194 visitors); USA (ca. 10874 visitors); UK (ca. 2622 visitors) 




    Hopefully, I'll be able to write this post in the coming years as well :)

    Last, but not least:  
    Which blog post and which artwork has been your favorite? 
    Do you have any suggestions for improvements? :)




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        DIGITAL ART - Ekans - Pokedex Project #023


        Category: Digital Art - Fan Art - Painting
        Time: ca. 6.5 hours
        Drawing Tools:Photoshop CS5 | Wacom Intuos 4L

        The 18th Pokemon - Ekans / Rettan (#023) - for my Pokedex Project. :)



        I am one of the rather few girls who actually like snakes :'D. Therefore, it was a great pleasure to paint Ekans (and I also always wanted to learn drawing snakes, so I killed two birds with one stone ;)).

        Firstly, some studies as always:








        The picture itself was also created for a Pokemon fan art competition. I managed to finish it in the very nick of time (meaning the deadline was set for 7th October 11.59 pm and I submited it at 11.58 pm :'D).

        That's also why the whole painting isn't that much polished - I simply couldn't and also didn't want to continue after midnight x.x

        And here you can see the coloration process:



        http://sandras-artblog.blogspot.de/2013/07/projekt-pokedex-aktiv.html

        http://sandras-artblog.blogspot.de/2014/04/project-level-up-challenge-active.html

        The picture is part of my Pokedex Project and Level Up Challenge.




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        DIGITAL ART - Swinub - Pokedex Project #220


        Category: Digital Art - Fan Art - Painting
        Time: ca. 3 hours
        Drawing Tools:Photoshop CS5 | Wacom Intuos 4L

        The 17th Pokemon - Swinub / Quiekel (#220) - for my Pokedex Project. :)



        Although Swinub is actually one of my least favorite Pokemon, I knew I had to draw him eventually. So, instead of avoiding it 'till the end, I chose to do it at the beginning.
        However, I must say that despite my initial doubts, it made a lot of fun - especially painting the forground with the gras and all its little details :D. 







        Firstly, I did some shoat studies since Swinubs' design originated from it.
        And here you can see the coloration process:



        http://sandras-artblog.blogspot.de/2013/07/projekt-pokedex-aktiv.html

        http://sandras-artblog.blogspot.de/2014/04/project-level-up-challenge-active.html

        The picture is part of my Pokedex Project and Level Up Challenge.




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