Art

This category contains posts about art, painting, digital art, illustration and sketches.

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    How I found my own drawing style (part 2)

    Have you ever wondered, how you find your personal drawing style? In search of my own style, I tried out a lot in between manga and realism; I even tried water colours and digital drawing. Over 20 years after my first attempts on comic illustration, I found my sweet spot in realism, portrait drawing and digital art. Here is how I found my own drawing style.

  • Aquarell by Nadine de Macedo
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    How I found my own drawing style (part 1)

    Most artists and illustrators find their personal drawing style after a long time. I’ve tried manga, naturalism, still lives, portraits, and it took me more than 20 years to realize which kind of art, style and tools work best for me. Finding your own drawing style is an ongoing process you can only establish the more you try. In this and the next blog post, I will guide you through my milestones and stylistic changes. Let’s take a look in my very beginnings.

  • Photo by Nadine de Macedo
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    Why a 6B pencil rocks

    Every illustrator has his or her favourite tools. Mine is a 6B pencil, for sure. Read in this blogpost what is so special about a 6B pencil and why you have to understand the hardness scales to optimize your results.

  • Picture by Nadine de Macedo
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    How to draw a check shirt

    Right after posting the cover of The Verge single “Back In Town” somebody asked me on Instagram, how to draw a check shirt. Since it will take a while until my speed painting is ready, I’d like to sketch how to draw plaids, tartan and stuff. While reading this post, you may also learn, why check shirts are so important in rock music and why these patterns are quite hard to draw.

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    Jaime Lannister on the Iron Throne

    [Advertising] Who has watched Game of Thrones? Have you already seen my speedpainting fan art of Jaime Lannister sitting on the Iron Throne? Well, the original video was 8 hours long, but after editing it sized down to 6 minutes. This short amount of time is not sufficient for explaining how this drawing was created. So let me discuss it here.