Ever after my piece "Wishing Tree" had been awarded with a Daily Deviation in April, I've been pretty much absorbed in broadening my portfolio, and playing hide-and-seek with most of my social media - deviantART most definately included... After clearing out the +2000 messages in my inbox, I have been pretty much uploading something new and running again, not taking the time to update you all - my hopefully still faithfull watchers - with what has been going on with me.
BUT - Not anymore. Starting today I'm back, and I'll be posting more updates. Not daily or anything, don't want to spam your pants off, but more bi-weekly or monthly
So, what has been going on?
Professionally, my work has been in the capable hands of Lemonade Illustration Agency, who have been promoting me on book fairs in both Bologna (Italy) and London, and are in preparation of taking their portfolio's (mine included) to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October (: Am I exited? Oh, Yes. If you are too; check out this blog post to read more! For the rest my computer, photoshop, wacom and I have been inseperable, as when I was not working on a sketch, I was brainstorming new ideas, or working out illustrations. Of which a most have finally made their way onto dA. Curious? You can take a look here:
I also recieved an e-mail yesterday from my agent that they have started their own facebook page not that long ago. I send in my own work today, which will be featured alongside all the other talentful people they represent soon, but for now I'd like to invite you to check out their facebook page, and if you wish, you can also become a fan on mine.
Okay, that's part one (:
Personally, I have not changed much (: Still a big fan of both music and movies (more an addicted nut most people would say); of which recent favourites on the movie front have been: Cloud Atlas ( - seen it twice, still can't see it enough), Always (and incredibly beautiful and gripping Korean movie about a man with a mysterious past who falls in love with a blind woman), Bokura ga Ita (We Were There) (a two part movie -both two hours long- based upon a manga and anime by the same title about a young -unlikely- couple that go through many hardships in life, from highschool years to adulthood) and lastly, I am seriously looking forward to this (though I may be some time) The Boxtrolls:
As those that know me better are aware of, stopmotion animation is a big fascination for me, wether it are puppets or paper-cut-out, and projects from the hands of Tim Burton or Laika have me zoom in and wait impatiently for new material This is no different It's just one-and-a-half-minute, but I'm already sold on the mood, the characters and the fluid animation. Once there is more to see, you can count on me sharing it here
As for the music-side of me (iPod and I still very much in love), a couple of recent song-addictions are ;
Congrats on everything going on! It all sounds so exciting! And it's always awesome to hear what one of your favorite artists is up to. I also enjoyed the video you shared about the Boxtrolls. I love stop motion animation as well and that looks like such a cute movie! Both in the style and the storyline itself. Thank you for sharing it and I can't wait to see what you create next!
Thank you for taking the time to read it all! (And for you to call me one of your favourite artists, is very, very flattering! )
I am very happy to meet a fellow stop-motion fan! I can always get overly exited about these projects, so it's fun to meet someone who understands What's your fav stop-motion film? Mine are Tim Burton's The Corpsebride, and the more recent ParaNorman (:
My pleasure! Your work is too adorable not to be one of my favorite galleries.
I know exactly what you mean. I remember when Coraline came out, I kept watching all the behind the scenes videos online, just to see how everything was made. LoL! It's so amazing to see what people can create. As far as my favorite stop motion film so far, it probably has to be The Nightmare Before Christmas. Paranorman was good, too. And I liked the colors and music in Corpsebride. I'd love to see more movies done in stop motion animation. I'm excited to see the one you shared about the Box Trolls. It looks like such a cute story!
Haha, I was exactly the same with Coraline! I'm still stumped about the fact there was actually a woman who knitted the clothes! Those tiny clothes...! Ah, and yes; The Nightmare Before Christmas is simply a cult-classic isn't it? I don't think there is anyone out there who actively watches movies who doesn't know that one! The thing I loved about Paranorman was the usually always present animation-is-for-kids-effect, it was truly a good story, a tad creepy at times too (: And of course, mind-blowingly well animated. Tim Burton's Frankenweenie from that year was good too! (Now that I mention it, I've only watched it once yet, need to redeem that mistake!)
And yes, just like you, very exited for The Boxtrolls The story looks very cute (:
Wow, you got yourself an agent? That sounds great...you really made your dreams come true, as it seems. I'm happy for you I always wanted to go to some really big book fair, but haven't been able to, yet. So better tell us something about it! I guess you're pretty busy now most of the time, hm? Is it easy to be creative if you have to produce something? Or does it just pour out of you...?
By the way, I do like some of the songs you linked...
Haha, that journal must have passed you by I gather (: Yes, I signed with Lemonade at the end of February (), which is still something I'm rather happy about! As for the Book Fairs; I'm afraid I can't fill you in about actually being on one yet; as I have not physically travelled to one. Agencies go there themselves, representing us, the illustrators. Most illustrators usually only go when they have work they have made, like a children's book, that is actually being promoted or is nominated for a price. My portfolio has been travelling, though, in early promotions. The one in Frankfurt in October will be a more personalised promotion for a selection of artists that are represented, including mine.
Busy I have been, some job offers, but mainly with broadening my own portfolio on my agent's instructions, which already pushes you in directions that challenge your boundaries - for now however, I like it. A lot (:
But, me aside - how have you been? It's not fun talking only about yourself
And I'm happy to know you enjoyed some of the songs I linked; which ones?
Ah, but it sounds interesting. I know a few hobbyist artists besides you who made a job out of their passion (mainly they are "mangakas"). But every story is unique - so, at least it's fun for me BUT - you don't even go to the book fair? Awww, I thought you can travel around all the time. But I guess knowing that your work is presented to the people is quite...well, what is it like? I've never had someone present my stuff without me being there (at least, nothing serious).
Well, as for me - lot's of changes as well. I wish I had the will to write a journal, but currently I rather talk to people, try to renew my contacts and write with old friends again To make it short - got a new job and a new home. I actually moved together with someone, which is...quite new for me, as well But it's cool and going smoothly! As for my work - I'm now back at a university, this time the medical university of vienna. I'm a fellow at the institute for clinical biometrics where we help poor doctors to do statistics. Yeah, it's actually good for something - like when a new medication needs to be approved or a new diagnostical device is developed. Who can say that it is better than the old? We can. At least we try to. It's full of new intriguing concepts and I'll try to learn as much as I can.
I like Forever Blue and Fade. They're not quite what I listen to usually but these two captured me. Especially the latter - but that was probably your plan, since you even posted a direct link here Do you listen a lot to...let's say asian music (actually it seems like K-Pop...right?).
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