I´ve fallen off the face of this planet for some days,
printing large shitty images in darkened, muggy rooms
full with rows of computers and king-sized printers kinda
knocked me out for some days. Luckily, work breaks
don´t last THAT long for me, which kind of makes
up for my loose working habits.
So I browsed my own blog for some minutes,
and I noticed a weird decline in my style. I am too lazy
to cross-link around my own site now, but I wonder why I
didn´t follow the road I took with my early demon
drawings, or the "Mask" submission... Damn it, some of
those even have proper BACKGROUNDS! Instead,
I abadoned my Bic biro pens and drew bland stuff
with boring fineliners. Gah. Why?
See, that´s one of the benefits of having a blog -
you can dig around in it like in a sketch diary,
but it´s much more tidier and with a whole lot more
words and random nonsense, and it also has
loading times and crashes occasionally.
Correct me if you have a wildly different
view on my work, but looking back, it seems
that my best work is always the looser,
more expressive work, with some sort
of special "handwriting" in the lines - not
the slick, tidy, tame stuff. Nothing against
slick illustration, it has it´s own appeal,
but it´s not my strength. And I am going
to get back to that from now on. So see above:
I bought some nice new Bics. They are
lovingly cheap, and I love smearing around
Oh! And look at that. It´s the second half of
my pages in a book which is sort of a compendium
of our school. Can you guess where it is going
to be published? China.
Kazaam! My first time being published in
print, and it´s in CHINA! I haven´t seen
the pages of my colleagues yet, but I am looking
forward to seeing the final book. Geez, I hope I get
a copy of that.
I almost forgot about this project,
and it excites me quite a bit. Especially since three of my
all-time favourite pieces are in it (the other page has
german text and my "Demon with knifes" on it). Our
professors just keep on doing great projects lately.
(Or, more likely, they did that all the time and I didn´t
notice because I sat at home surfing the web all day.)