Merry (White) Christmas! :)

Kajsa and Kiko Christmas

Kajsa and Kiko wish you all merry and beautiful Christmas. They have decorated their house and now only need to put the star up to the tree and then they are ready for the Santa’s coming. πŸ™‚

I also hope that you have beautiful holiday. We are very happy here in Estonia, because this year we finally have white Christmas. πŸ™‚

Trick or Treat: Little Change in the Background

Trick or Treat

This picture isn’t appropriate anymore, because the Halloween is over for this year, but I didn’t want to wait til next year. πŸ˜€

I didn’t like the previous background of this picture. You can see why. There were just some silly-looking bushes (now there are silly-looking bushes and some lights :D). I wanted the background look simple, but not that simple. I posted the picture too soon, when it was not ready. I did it, because I was in a rush and had so little time to finish it. But I so badly wanted to post it in the Halloween.

My main issue with the previous background, though, was that it was too green. Halloween takes place in the autumn. And in Estonia, where Kajsa and Kiko live, the nature changes in autumn. The leaves turn orange and yellow and brown, until on the Halloween, the nature suddenly looks like it’s a big pumpkin itself.

 

But, even if Halloween is over, then there’s no need to be sad. Because soon it’s Christmas! πŸ˜€ And if you didn’t know, then today it’s All Souls’ Day. Thus, I hope you have a beautiful and peaceful day (or evening, as in Estonia). πŸ™‚

Pancake Day

Pancake Day

“Let’s make pancakes, Kiko!”

 

I want to thank everyone who said nice things about my first Kajsa and Kiko picture. I really appreciate your opinion, so it made me very happy that you liked it. Hope you like the new one, too. πŸ™‚

 

* Unfortunately I didn’t came up with that cool apron design myself. I found this dress or vest with these cute pockets one day, when I searched cat-themed clothes, and it looked like something Kajsa (and me too) would love to wear, so I just stole the idea >D

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Drawing Apple With Inkscape

Apple Inkscape

One morning I played with Inkscape tool mesh, which I hadn’t used before. I once tried, but I didn’t really understand it. But then I discovered this tutorial and decided to try it again by drawing an apple. I used the apple from this article, which I later found out to be a political one (Trump alert!). At first my apple looked like this:

Apple in progress

Not exactly what I wanted it to look (I need to learn this mesh thing more), so I used my previous knowledge and improved it. I added light and shadows and hundred little dots. And I must admit I’m quite satisfied with the result:

Drawing Apple With Inkscape

Of course it doesn’t look exactly like the original. One my co-worker even said that mine looks like a rotten apple. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ But as Inkscape is not the tool for digital painting, I think it’s quite fine. What do you think?

 

And thank you for visiting. I hope that you all have beautiful summer. Here in Estonia it has been really warm and sunny almost a month already. I wish it’s going to rain soon, because farmers and forests need it, but until then, I enjoy the beautiful weather. πŸ™‚

 

The Spring

The Spring

 

Last year, in April, I posted an unfinished picture about the Spring as a young girl planting. I had a plan to finish it later, but I wasn’t sure how to do the background. Now, more than one year later, I finally finished it. I hope you like it. πŸ™‚

Thanks for the visiting! πŸ™‚

 

“Papercut” Foxes

Papercut Foxes

Pair of digitally made “papercut” foxes. I love this technique. I love how it seems like it’s made with paper, yet it’s made with Inkscape like most of my other works.

I was inspired by fantastic Estonian artist Eiko Ojala, whose digitally made papercut illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim. His clients include, for example, Intel, IBM, New York Times and Washington Post. You can visit his website to see yourself how amazing his work is: www.ploom.tv.

Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

Air Pollution

Air Pollution man wearing gas mask containing plants illustration Inkscape

 

In the last post I wrote that if I want to become better artist I need to learn more. Therefore I borrowed some books from the library about the basics of drawing and watched some Youtube videos that teach how to use watercolours properly.

However, I haven’t reached very far with my studies yet, because not long after I finished previous post I started playing with a new idea and I couldn’t get it out of my head.

I wanted to write this post about air pollution and US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement (which was the reason why this picture was born), but my head has been empty recently. Therefore, after two weeks of waiting, I decided I post it without the long story.

Hope you like it!