Sunday, 27 May 2018

Delirium/Delight - Fan Art for The Sandman by Neil Gaiman



Sometimes the periods of pause in between paintings go on for so long, I almost forgot I can draw.

This painting was "unfinished" yet I always stop when I feel the painting is beautiful - that is when I know it is done. And to me, this painting is beautiful, I fell in love with it - its simplicity, colours and lines.


In this painting I had fun as I did parts of the hair and the whole background with my fingers - finger painting is so good - the paint comes alive and has feelings.

Ever since I read the Sandman graphic novel series many years ago, the character Delight/Delirium has fascinated me. My friends then called me Delight, and I have always wondered.... after suffering the pain and hardships of this world, would I become Delirium? Is she so pure that she is unable to endure hardships and pain? Can a person maintain joy only when they do not experience negative impact?


This is the second painting I have done of Delight/Delirium. See the first one here.

I love the contrast between red, black and white. It's beautiful.

Hope to post more interesting drawings later...!

x pixy

Friday, 7 April 2017

Illustration friday - Hot


Illustration Friday - Hot. Inspired by Sami joik and a Sami lady with dimples. Drawn with pencil on paper; shadow added in Photoshop.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Gaupe Cufflinks - Illustration

Strange how destinies of people become intertwined. I was at a film seminar during Oslo's Innovation Week and got to know an American man who came to Oslo to start anew with life and he turned out to be an art collector of sorts and gives himself custom-made gold cufflinks every Christmas.

Over a coffee/tea, we were talking about a film project that we are interested in cooperating when I showed him some illustrations I made about the film project I am working on. A week later, he calls me and asks me if I can design some cufflinks for him based on the head of a Norwegian lynx (gaupe).

Even though I haven't touched my beloved illustration pen for a while, I said yes. With a nervous gulp, almost invisible from the outside.

Here are the drawings :)

This was the illustration I showed my American associate. Drew the prehistoric fish from a picture on the screen from the internet - no pencil, straight pen on paper. The girl is from my imagination, with a jellyfish like skirt.

A sketch of a gaupe, just to get to know the face structure, fur alignment, ears...

  
Preliminary sketch of cufflink design which is a little too rectangular instead of square.

Final sketch of gaupe design, with square face and more symmetrical patterns in the fur.


Side profile

My "commissioner" said that he would like the drawings autographed by me so that when I become famous, these would be worth a lot of money. Haha. Let's see how famous I become then :P

Note: All cufflink designs copyrighted by Little Pixy Boots.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

This drawing was inspired by a doll my Argentinian friend made. She is the Queen of Hearts, looking for her King. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and remember that this life and this breath is precious :)


Thursday, 7 April 2016

Stereotypes on Freelancers

This infographic is a bit old but it breaks the stereotypes of freelancers. Since I am a freelancer in illustration, film & TV and events, I thought this would be interesting (Click for bigger image).


2012 Freelancer Report Infographic (image) - See more at: http://www.internationalfreelancersday.com/2012report/infographic#sthash.AR5sRjPL.dpuf
- See more at: http://www.internationalfreelancersday.com/2012report

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