Sunday, March 31, 2013

cotelac spring summer 2012

Hey there :D
I was looking through my stack of magazines and I stumbled on the "Cotelac Spring/Summer 2012" booklet I got it France-Cotelac is a French brand and their campaign/lookbook from that year is seriously cool. So I illustrated one of the pics (For now-maybe more will come :P)
Lots of easterly (or if you don't celebrate that just "universal") love!
xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Phone Pockets the second

Exciting neeews (well more about those later :D)
but first here is some work in progress! When it is done I'll definitely tell you all about it :D
Remember the phone pockets from here? well this is one of a stack we made today :D 
xoxo Alex

Friday, March 29, 2013

Too cool for a smile

Hey hey hey :D how're you doing?
I just spent a night drawing (and watchin a movie :P-you know how I love that...)
well this is the only thing I liked that came out of it :D 
He's to cool for a smile I'm a fraif so this will just have to do :P
xoxo Alex

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Balloon girl

Wuups :D I tend to forget the time when I watch movies! So here's a ballon girl (well actually just a girl with balloons in her hand :P) for you!
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sketch from Burda

Just a sketch from photos I found in a Burda magazine (a German sewing magazine :D)
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chain friendship braelet DIY

Hey everyone :) you guys know how much I love bracelets and today I tried out a DIY from Honstly WTF for you today :P It went very well ;)
The other DIYs on their page are awesome too!
xoxo Alex

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fun Fare full

When I was drawing this picture I kept having to think about this awesome friend of mine :) maybe I'll give it to her ;)
xoxo Alex

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fun Fare (Detail)

Just a detail from painting in watercolor :) it is not done yet but I'll show you the rest tomorrow! ;)
xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Braided Bracelet DIY

Heyho everyone :) sorry that I'm so late again but you kind of forget the time when playing guitar hero :P
Here's a bracelet I made simply by pulling a ribbon and a few strands of blue embroidery floss through a chain and then braiding the 3 different parts.
you finish the end by pulling the embroidery gloss and the ribbon through a loop of the chain and then making a knot so it can't slip out. To close it just add a jewelery clasp or whatever you call those things ;)
xoxo Alex

Friday, March 22, 2013

School Bag

A quick drawing of my school bag lying on the table in front of me in some free period :)
xoxo Alex

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Aquarelle Comics

Don't you also just love comics in aquarelle colors? I love how they give the pictures so much more character and style :D
By the way people I have to ask you this-do you think drawing comics, or redrawing comics as I'm doing right now is actually creative? Because I feel like I'm copying other peoples work and where is the depth in that? Do you guys think that if you actually made up scenes partly with these characters that would be worth a shoot, or do you think it is better not to reuse them? Tell me what you think!
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Aquarelle Lady

I have something else for you today, than the last few posts we have had on here-no comic figures :P 
I love those adds I think they are for makup or something, where there are these illustrated women with very clear outslines and then over it there is this kind of translusid I tried it myself today :D
xoxo Alex

Monday, March 18, 2013

Scrooge/Dagobert Duck

Hey everyone :D
So I looked up the name of this character from the Donal Duck comics in Englisch and no...I'm so sorry. but noooooo! Scrooge? I mean seriously? that is way to mainstream for disney! nAaaaah-he is going to be Dagobert (the German name for him) in my head forever...
By the way-I'm not just drawing all these cartoon characters just because I think they're call and I have no other ideas!! :D Something bigger is growing in my head and these are just sketches where I'm trying out the different characters :P
By the way-they always look really simple, you know with few lines and everything but actually-it takes a long time to draw them! 
xoxo Alex

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cinderella in a Baseball cap

Hey guys!
After yesterday's snowhite in a hoodie-today I have Cinderella in a baseball cap...Something is growing in my mind around cartoon characters but I can't figure it out quite yet...
xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Snow White with a Hoddie

Hey guys-sorry I'm so late today :)

this was just an experiment with snowhite :D 
xoxo Alex

Friday, March 15, 2013

General Assembly Doodle

Hey everyone!
So this doodle is a little older but I still kind of like it so I decided to post it...This is the doodle which emerged from the MUN Conference's General AssemblyI was at recently (here for example you can find the photos I took of Copenhagen :D)
and for all you people/teachers (and of course honourable chairs :P) doodling helps you concentrate on what is being said!
Happy Friday! (well what is left of it anyway :P)
xoxo Alex

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Berlin Mitte in Watercolors

Remember when I said yesterday's pic actually started off as a sketch for something else?
Well here is the 'something else' :P
You can see that I changed the whole layout a little again because I didn't like it on the other one :) 
It is kind of rough and scruffy and whatever but I kind of like it that way...... (oh and did you spot the "Alex" in the back? there's a whole tower named after me in Berlin :)-and such a cool one too! :P)
xoxo Alex

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scene from Berlin Mitte

Hey guys!
Haven't uploaded a pencil drawing on here for a long time (at least none that I can think of right now....:D)
So this was actually a sketch were I was trying out the composition for the piece I'm working on right now (wow that sounds fancy-not actually that fancy-a pretty handy trick though!-just sketch out the whole thing in pencil on a different paper before so you can choose your format the way you want it and make sure the proportions are right!)
But then I like it so much I decided to kind of work on it a little with the pencil to give it a more finished look.
It is a scene from Berlin Mitte which was part of an editorial shoot I think...there were some models on the that boat thing :D
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dressing black n white stick figures

You know I must say I really oppose annorexia and all those thin model freakish things associated with fashion but dressing stickfigures on paper is way more easy than actually filling them with flesh-so forgive those designers who are said to plant ideals of über-thin women being beautiful-it is just them being to lazy to add flesh and actually care about proportions! :D (at least in my case it is :P)
xoxo Alex

Monday, March 11, 2013

Taj Mahal the second

Hey guys-so I tried yesterdays pic with a different medium today because I felt watercolors would kind of suite the Taj Mahal well too!
Tell me what you think is better! :D
I don'T really like that the colors turned out to be so yellowy orange-the building is actually sandstone kind of white but with watercolors once it's done, it'S done!
xoxo Alex

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Taj Mahal

Well following yesterdays truly awesome experiment which I can recommend to anyone-I tried myself at working with a limited set of colors and kind of architectual drawing.
I ended up with this piece in pastel of the Taj Mahal..It is rather small and but I think that is why it actually have effect..A bigger piece would need way more contrasts but this looks small and sketchy :D
what do you say?
xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Wall of Inspiration

Remember those weekly inspiration posts I did some time ago every Monday? I don't actually know why I stopped but uhm this post is going to be a little like that-only now it's not a post-it is a whole wall :D
Following the advice of an awesome teacher of mine on how to find what actually interests me, art-wise I mean, yesterday and today I started looking through my pile of magazines on my desk-ripping out everything which spoke to me, inspired me or simply just looked awesome :D I tried not to go by any kind of thematic scheme and try to end up with the stuff I liked best...
Then I ordered it and tried to find categories or patterns so that then I could actually see what different kind of things I picked out...and well-here's what I learned....and it looks like we are going to have to rename the blog :P
So just to explain the sections a little-we have a large black and white one on the left-faces in the top middle, then objects and kind of textures or patters on the right and then bottom middle and right we have buildings and scenes n stuff...
It kind of creeps me out how uncolorful, I mean there is a lot of black and white and sepia but nothing is like neon or anything so that's kind of new for me...

and then I learned that I love like vintage cars and motorcycles and stuff...not because of what they are but because they have such cool shapes...

 Weird stuff you find out about yourself when you do something like that....Try it! It is actually kind of fun!
oh and there were basically no fashion shots or editorials or anything...which means that it doesn't fit the name of the blog...which kind of sucks-but I'll think of something I promise!
xoxo Alex

Friday, March 8, 2013

Metal Ring-Vintage Style

Heyo everyone!
This is actually a really simply DIY for an awesome ring!
All you need is:
relativerly thick wire
metal paint

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Some more butterflies...

Yep-I have some more butterflies for you today...They are seriously beautiful!

By the way-this is what happens when you use cheap felt-tips! :D

xoxo Alex

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I was working on some butterflies today.... This was just an idea that I liked which I then try out really quickly but I found that I actually quite like what became of it....
Tell me what you think! :D
 oh and here's another one :D
xoxo Alex

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Hey everyone :D
I didn't feel very inspired today but then I stumbled upon a picture of Cher....
Here's what came out....
She kind of looks like here....but then for some reason she doesn't...I can'T quite figure out whats wrong..
xoxo Alex

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunglasses ad

Just a quick drawing of a sunglasses ad (I think! :P) I saw somewhere...the reflection in the glasses was awesome!
xoxo Alex

Sunday, March 3, 2013

One day...

No this is not me rambling off into a post on the future/romance/life in general/the water in your fishtank or whatever you might want to expect from that title...naaah-this is just my take of the awesome movie poster from the movie "one day" It is with Anne Hathaway I believe and for all you romantic movie lovers truly awesome :D Just make sure you have the tishue box ready :P
xoxo Alex

Saturday, March 2, 2013

with a stern look upon her face...

I could so imagine this to be the character of somekind of story look sternly at someone, telling them off :D You tell me he did!
apar from the awful chin bone situation we've got under the ear I actually kind of like this picture...
xoxo Alex

Friday, March 1, 2013

The endless braid

So after an awesome trip to Hellweg-the construction store (does that exist in English? In German we have this awesome word "Baumarkt" but I never knew the exact translation....) I discovered a stretchy kind of saling thread/string/yarn-whatever you want to call it...
The stuff is awesome so I took about 2 meters and then searched for stuff I could do with it :D Knowing my love for bracelets-I soon stumbled upon an awesome DIY which I would hereby like to share with you :) Try it-it is really fun and I bet everyone will come up to you and ask you where the heck the ends are! :P
I loved it and I'm wearing this the next week without putting it off :P
Show me how your's go!
xoxo Alex

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