Saturday, June 06, 2015

The 1000 subscribers GIVEAWAY!

OMG! I reached 1000 subscribers on YouTube! Thank you so much, you guys are awesome!

Three winners will get these prizes!

Since this is a YouTube giveaway I have made being subscribed to my channel mandatory, but once you fill in your username you can get a second entry by following me on Instagram (@anixen).

Is open between 6 June to 28 June, 2015.
And it is open internationally!

I will pick 3 winners at random using Rafflecopter and each winner will get:

- One custom original A5 artwork
- One custom original ACEO size (2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches)
- One handmade sketchbook with sketches from 2013
- A few selected postcards chosen by me
- One Pilot Vega 0.7 mechanical pencil
- One 2B Pilot Eno-G 0.7 pencil lead
- One Color Eno Soft Blue 0.7 pencil lead
- One Tombow Mono Zero eraser 2.3 (refills is available for this)
- One Mini Softy Maped eraser
- One Sakura Pigma bruch pen (black)
- One Staedtler pigment liner 0.1
- One Sakura White Gelly Roll pen

Winners must respond within 1 week after being contacted or a new winner will be chosen!

Good luck everyone!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

An encounter with a ladybug

I felt like experimenting one day, and this is what happened!

The picture looks really dark here on Blogger for some reason :/ The file it self isn't this dark :(

Materials used:
Paper: Blue Pad, A5 170g
Colors: Copic Sketch markers, Winsor & Newton watercolors and color-pencils
Highlights: Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The 3 marker challenge [BG45, YG07 and Y00]

So was is my attempt of doing the Three Marker Challenge for my Youtube channel!

I put all my Copic Sketch markers into a bread basket and with closed eyes I drew the colors BG45, YG07 and Y00.

The finished scanned illustration. Completed January 12, 2015.

I actually had a hard time coming up with something to draw based on the colors I got, so the first ting I did was make these ten thumbnails to test out the colors and potential motives. But choosing between them proved to be challenging as well, so in the end I asked my lovely followers on Instagram to help me out. And the one I went with is the one that got most votes.

Thumbnail sketches

But before moving on to the final picture I spent some time fleshing out the idea some more with some more sketches, until I felt like I had something I liked.

The sketches.

Then it was time to do the final sketch on the actual paper and then start the camera and record the rest of the progress (video is at the end of this post).

Some pictures of the progress.
And here is the finished illustration with the tools I used. This was a very fun, but also challenging, picture to make!

Finished with all materials used. See details about that below.

Materials used:
Paper: Blue Pad, A5 170g
Sketch: A mechanical pencil (Pilot Vega 0.7) with blue lead
Line art: Copic Multiliner SP with a brush tip, a Pentel pocket brush and a Medallion drawing pen
Colors: Copic Sketch markers
Highlights: White Uni Posca Pen and Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

And here is the video of the making of it!

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Drawings in December 2014

I was going to do a everyday challenge like InkTober in December last year, but with Christmas and the Holidays I only managed to complete 13 illustrations. But I feel really happy about them and most of them are going to be made into Christmas cards this year!

These are also the first finished illustrations I did with my new Copic Sketch markers that I bought in November. And I just love how they look on brown paper!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Thanks for looking!