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  • Artrage4 Portrait Speed Drawing Video

    As a new years resolution i wanted to improve my digital drawing skills by drawing more with my tablet and various programs. My favourite so far is Artrage4. Several times i tried my best to draw something in Photoshop but i just failed so much. It just doesn’t feel like drawing at all. I still want to try Krita though just out of curiosity since there is a free Version of it . At the beginning of the month i bought a new graphic tablet. Since then i draw every day on it even if it’s just some sketches. Although i think i improved a bit in that time i still have a long way to go to become better in shading, colouring, mood and scenery/composition. But there is always something to become better at, isn’t it? I still struggle a bit with how much longer it takes me to draw on the tablet, but i save up time scanning, correcting, touching up or even cutting out some Illustrations. Until now i drew some portraits, a few artworks, tried some handlettering and coloured some of my traditional drawings for a book project. Most of the Illustrations i created in the last few weeks you can see on my Instagram account (anja.sturm) and my facebook page Anja Sturm Illustration . I also plan on recording my drawings with OBS and make little timelapse videos in the future. And because i just finished and uploaded my first video i thought it would be a nice opportunity to write a small blog post about it. I made a really really short video just to give you an idea of how i draw digitally. The original video material is about 55 minutes and i don’t think someone would watch that without some talking. As you may have noticed i added some more details to the illustration, just didn’t record it.

    All the best,
    Anja

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  • Meet The Artist

    A few days ago i did the #meettheartist tag on instagram (@anja.sturm) and i thought it would be nice to share it here as well. There wasn’t enough space for ALL the information i had in mind but i hope you get a vague idea of who is behind this blog. Is there something else that you’d like to know?

    All the best

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  • Landscape /// Garden Colour Me In

    hey

    Lately i got back into drawing some landscapes, plants and nature things. It is very calming to me and it was a great way to start the year slow and stressless. I like to combine the shapes and colours i already have in my collection and arrange them into something new. It is like meditating to me. Especially coloring them is very calming to me. And if it’s calming to me, I thought it might also have the same effect on other people. So just before i started to colour my drawing i made some shadows and scanned it for a black and white version for YOU to colour in. Just print it out! When you have an ink printer, it’s better to work with colored pencils because felt tips might smear with the print. If you have a laser printer you can actually colour it in with felt tip pens, markers and even watercolour. If you do not have a laser printer but want to use one of these it’s probably also cheap to get it printed in your local copy shop. I’d be very excited to see your colored version on twitter or instagram, let me know : )

    Here is the PDF Download Link

    garden-landscape-drawing-colour-me-in-by-anja-sturm

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  • Storytime Part 11

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    Just as he put on his winter jacket and wants to open the door, it knocks. Family Hase was late, because of the heavy snowfall.

    Gerade als sie sich ihre warmen Wintersachen angezogen hat und dabei ist die Türe zu öffnen, klopft es an der selbigen. Familie Hase hatte sich wegen dem Schneefall etwas verspätet.

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  • Storytime Part 06

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    Mama Maus is home with all the things she bought and is ready for cooking and baking. Of course with help from Maus.

    Im nächsten Moment kommt aber auch schon Mama Maus mit ihren Besorgungen nach hause und ist bereit zu kochen und zu backen. Natürlich mit Hilfe von Maus.