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sunrise under the fog

Sunrise under the fog, which looked quite spectacular.

Jongdae

Chen fanart.

wip

I’m still drawing the gaborovna100 illustrations, you thought I dropped it right? Nah, they are being drawn, on Instagram I upload them occasionally, I have two more, a done and a half done, but I want to redraw them. Digitally. (But yes, other than that I’m terribly late, so I guess I’m just opening this whole thing up to … whenever I manage to finish 100.)

I have been into digital lately. Actually I have spent my last 3-4 weekends practicing digital. At a certain point I asked for some help with it, from Taryn, she became lately quite my favourite, I refresh her feed once a day hoping she has something new. She helped me a little, little but it went a long way, now I’m happy with where my digital is heading. She also suggested me to download Kyle Webster’s brushes. It costs money, but it’s so little it’s basically for free, and they are the best thing which happened to my illustration life for a year. I love these brushes, I use the gouache set. Taryn uses this too. : )
Basically I’m learning to be simple, but not too simple. It’s hard. I’m used to realism, or at least rough impatient sketches, or graphic minimalism for design, but spending 5-7-10 hours on illustrating something LOOKING SIMPLE yet good and full of details for understanding and feel, well that’s a challenge. I was trying that with my coloured pencil girls, but they were slightly stuck in the middle. I’m still stuck in the middle, but I’m trying. Trying and learning.

Taryn decided to make a Harry Potter illustration event for his birthday. It’s in the last week of July. She already released the topics for each day, and we are all working hard beforehand to have them ready by that time. I have been drawing them. One. One and a quarter. So I will have full 8 HP fanarts, which I will shamelessly include in my 100 for July.

And it kind of gave me a kick I was waiting for yeeeaaars. I wanted to reread the books for sooo long, soooo long. But I couldn’t get myself to, because I can’t reread books. It takes me a will and love to rewatch movies too, but I absolutely can’t reread the same story twice, no love, no will helps on that. But this event gave me that kick I was waiting for. It just sparked that HP mood in me, you all know what I’m talking about, that cozy witchy feel. And I felt that witch standing up in me, she came 15 years ago, and went for a terribly long sleep about 10 years ago. I don’t know, guys happened, nightclubs happened, kdrama and kpop happened, then Twilight happened (yes), she just disappeared all embarassed of me. I had my walls in my teenage room covered in all HP. I was fangirling over the books in the beginning, but then the movies started to come out, I was gathering all the articles from Day 0, all of the articles and images and posters were all over my walls. THEY WERE ORGANISED BY WALLS!! One wall for the first movie, second wall for the second movie, then LOTR started to happen and another one and I didn’t have enough walls to organise my second and third life, though I was lucky because I had structure supporting walls in that room too, so I had about 6 additional walls. Anyway, it was around the end that I went away, and when I came back the interior designer just took them all off, threw them out (like didn’t even collect them, just threw out, that made me go really mad, years of work and collection lost like that!!), and painted my walls (pink) (and that was my mum’s idea) (she said I look too gloomy sometimes this will help me to see the world in pink around me) (and to be very honest I think it did help, but it’s a really brave move to do that with a teenager’s bedroom).

But she is back, this little witch, I even drew her. She is below.
I have started rereading the books, and I was wrong all this time, they are actually just the same enjoyable for the second time. Of course it’s been 15 years, but still, and this is the first time I read them in English, I couldn’t speak English yet, and later I couldn’t change to reading the last ones in English, because we have different names in Hungarian for the characters and charms and spells and animals and plants and for everything, even Hogwarts has a different name and it was really anoying me, so I just kep reading them in Hungarian. I might or might not cried through the first 3 chapters, because of all the emotions. Tell the 11 year old me that she will reread these books at 26, on her computer, on iBook, in English, in NZ, as a designer, she would histerically laugh on you. And get really anxious. And what’s 26 anyway.

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drawings, these days

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Sehun
I felt way too tense lately to draw, and even when I tried I ruined it which made me feel even more annoyed. Except this Sehun, today I set down to draw Sehun, and it felt like the old days, when I sat calm and quiet and just drew it with light ease. It was perfect.

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My first ever non-kpop portrait fanart – Jon Snow.
After my success with the Sehun fanart today I wanted to keep the ball rolling and draw something from the ones I wanted to draws these weeks. Jon Snow was not among them. But I’m so eager for the next episode tomorrow (for me tomorrow..) that I had to let out that steam. So I decided I will draw my first non-kpop fanart. It wasn’t easy, I had to correct his eyes often to make it less asian I’m not joking. This was also my first time to draw beard. And super curvy hair too, which probably was the first and the last time at once, messy curvy hair is not for my patience level.
I wanted to draw a fanart of Daenerys for a while now, but I wanted to draw her as one of my girls. And I had a half finished thought about drawing Jon Snow too as one of my girl, but as a boy, which I was curious how would turn out. Maybe next time.

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Jongdae
From last week. First I drew him in color, but I ruined it. So I threw that out and sat down to draw the same image with graphites, much better. : ) I really like the Lucky One photos, I will probably write more about that when I receive my album, I know I won’t be able to keep my opinion to myself about the new album.

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No explanation, I felt like tying an octopus into knots (I had a stressful week that week..)
I also felt the same urge with giraffes and I really wanted to braid a lion too. I will maybe draw those at other time.

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And sometime .. two (?) weeks ago Instagram had this wave with #artvsartist, which I felt like doing too.
The point of it was – as probably a lot of you know this – usually the artist is in the drawings too. Even if you don’t put yourself on purpose into your drawing, it still is there, your face is the face you see every day in your whole life, it’s burnt in your head, you can’t help it, your drawings will have things from your own face. Which is a really good thing, makes your drawings part of you (as they actually really are), and makes them special, your fingerprint, part of your style. So Instagram had this thing, to put your drawings around your portrait to see the common point. And I was curious too.

Kyungsoo, Jongdae and a bunny

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Autumn is definitely here. The trees are turning into colors, chestnut season has long passed this photo was taken like 3 weeks ago, and with the last chestnuts I have found.
I’m in Christmas mood, I’m not joking. I feel like folding myself up in a cozy little corner, with my blanket, eat pumpkin soup, burn vanilla candle, use heavy buttery body-cream after shower, and listen to Christmas songs. And that’s actually exactly what I have been doing. In April. And normally I would jump head first into the festive mood, but Christmas is not coming now, and when it does it will be hot, and green, and roses and lemon will be blooming in the garden, and I will so not be in Christmas mood, and when I will be.. it will not be Christmas again.

I drew a Kyungsoo. The reference is from the time when they were about 15 metro stations away from me, and I didn’t go. I did think about them though, standing in the balcony, looking in the direction of Kowloon. I don’t regret not going, it probably was chaotic around them, a lot of girls going brainless from sexual frustration, pushing and behaving inappropriate – something I want to be exactly 15 stations away from. It’s just that I could have a chance to see their human body that time, I didn’t, but I could have.
Once they were even closer, literally next to my house, like 10 minutes away. But I didn’t know about that, only two weeks later. Then I didn’t have a choice, I did with the other one.
I wanted to draw a fanart which isn’t a magazine photo, which doesn’t have reflectors as light source, and it shows their face. This two criteria pretty much strokes out their photos up till the beginning of 2015. So I went back even further, which is when I came across these photos, and I got nostalgic. Of not going. : D BUT I MADE THE CHOICE! : D

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Lately I rarely feel like drawing them to be honest. Because I feel like they don’t want to be drawn. Like they don’t care any more. They cover their entire face, they have their masks, sunglasses and even hats on, just to eliminate anything to be shown at all (except Kai. Because he is in trouble now, so he (for the first time in a year pretty much) going around showing his handsome face to remind you..) And they look super annoyed and bitter, they don’t look like they want it, or like they care about me, us, or appreciate the love they receive. First I thought they are just tired, but then this has been a stable level of mood around them for over a year. So I don’t feel like I care as much either. I do, of course, the last thing I do when I get to a new place to live is to stick up their poster, that is the frosting, the top, that’s when my home is ready. But I’m loosing the bursting love I had, to share because it’s so much I can’t handle and I want you to feel it too. I have that rarely lately, I have a soft lukewarm feel. Maybe because they look just plain annoyed in the past year, excuse me if I annoy you – kind of upset feel is what I sometimes have. It’s like when pushing down medicine on the throat of a child, an about 3 hours long convincing and hardwork to get it down, and in the end he takes it with the bitter-face-of-the-year, like he is doing me a favor for taking that medicine that he needs to survive. I’m disappointed. You don’t want my care honey, I can turn away too, we all can, just the same.

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Chen and a bunny I drew before Easter. Not because of Easter, the bunny came out of the blue, but I thought the timing was great.

I wanted to draw him, from that photoshooting, but I didn’t like the hat he was wearing. So I asked my followers’ opinion on Instagram and Twitter, with what should I replace it. I got quite some ideas, some really safe, some really usual, some kind of weird ideas. In the end I went with my own idea… I did want to go with someone else’s, but .. the safe ones were too safe, the usual ones we have seen minimum a million times already, and I couldn’t find a way for the really weird ones, so .. a bunny. With a hat. With a pompom on the hat, and ears to keep the bunny’s ears warm.

I also made a speed video with it, because.. it’s been a while since I had a speed video.

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13-12/100 + new Youtube channel

13/100 - Silence

13/100 – Silence. (March – Quotes)
“I want to write a novel about silence. The things people don’t say.” /Virginia Woolf

Process Film:

And with this I launched my new Youtube channel: /user/egaborovna (the /user/ part is important, because otherwise you get my fanart channel)
I keep my other channel for only kpop related videos. And this will be used for everything. Such as my gaborovna100 drawings, when I make videos for it. But I hope I will have other than illustration videos there too in the future.
It’s a mystery to me how do I have only drawing videos and illustration content everywhere, when honestly my days are about designing, and I only draw in my free time, how do I have only drawings everywhere?! I will try to figure out how this happened, and do something about it.

Because of the videos I thought I will share these two earlier than the end-month summary of the project.
March is about Quotes in my project.
The drawing I made for silence has two yellow snakes in it, if you look carefully you might find them. Snakes don’t symbolize bad things, they stand for double edges, opposites together in the same time and moment. And yellow snakes are the symbol for situations when you do something against your beliefs.

12/100 - You will be missed.

12/100 – You will be missed. (March – Quotes)
“They say that time will heal a wound, but I can’t make sense of this. You will be missed. (…) Though you can’t be seen, now you’re a part of me.” /Lyrics by Cyra Morgan – You will be…

Process Film:

Water symbolizes emotions in general. When I thought about the situation where you have someone living only in yourself, I saw water-life blooming within. That’s what I tried to follow with the drawing.

Gaborovna100 – February (What I Like)

9/100 - Scarves

9/100 – Scarves
Scarves, and weathers when you can hide behind them, knitted things, and knitting itself. Also robin bird was one of the first ones I could recognize as a kid, still one of my favorite birds.

For February I wanted to draw things I like. I messed up the schedule though, and started drawing them like the last week, so drawing all 8 of them was already not possible. I probably will add the missing ones here and there during the year, but for now I let it go, and started on March already.

I based these drawings on watercolor, then added the colored pencils, which is why they have a much joyful and colorful style compared to the January ones (which I based on graphite). I went back to graphite base for March, but with a lighter than January base.

10/100 - Tea

10/100 – Tea
Ceylon, most of the time. Occasionally with milk, but when I have tea with milk I prefer to have it in Earl Grey, which I don’t drink except the milky times. Sometimes I have mint tea, chamomile, and lavender. Lavender is also my favorite flower, scent, color.

11/100 - Sims

11/100 – Sims.
Okay, this is less obvious, there is a plumbob above her head. I’m usually an artist, musician, writer or chef in the game. I used to play a lot of computer games long-long time ago, but for now only Sims has left. That’s because I don’t like stressful games, I prefer to just play, and enjoy the time spent on the game, and create and strategies. Sims is the only left as that (sometimes SimCity). But if you know anything like this I would love to get into something else too… Once I have a proper computer around, because unfortunately my little Air is not a suitable tool for games. Which is why I haven’t played Sims or anything for half a year now and I miss it. You know, you have those days when you just need a whole day of Sims.

Gaborovna100 – January (Character fanarts)

Gaborovna100 - January (Character fanarts)

In January I started the 100 illustration project as planned. January was about character fanarts. Not necessarily my favorite ever characters, but I obviously like all of them, and I always wanted to draw them one day – as pretty much everything I’m going to draw in this project, I always wanted to draw them, but never could get to it.

In this project I plan on drawing 8 illustrations per month. Twice a week. This schedule got a little ruined in January, and really ruined in February when I rush everything in the last 8 days of the month. This was not my plan, so I’m going to get myself together in March and keep myself to the schedule.

I’m sharing these on Instagram (@gaborovna), if you would like to keep up with them when I draw them they are up there.

1/100 - Totoro fanart

1/100 – Totoro

2/100 - Hello Kitty & Tatty Teddy fanart

2/100 – Hello Kitty & Tatty Teddy

3/100 - Hedwig, Crookshanks, and a suspiciously silent mandragore baby fanart

3/100 – Hedwig, Crookshanks, and a suspiciously silent mandragore baby

4/100 - Sadness fanart

4/100 – Sadness

5/100 - Iron Man fanart

5/100 – Iron Man

6/100 - Miss Captain Jack Sparrow and a baby kraken fanart

6/100 – Miss Captain Jack Sparrow and a baby kraken

7/100 - Princess Amidala fanart

7/100 – Princess Amidala

8/100 - Leeloo fanart

8/100 – Leeloo and her beloved chicken
(Because “chiiiiicken, good”, and “green?”, and “Asis!” (= turn on the light, because “.. -Light!”) are things if you don’t know  you wouldn’t understand a basic everyday conversation in my family.)

Totoro WIP

I used colored pencils to draw them, but on the first layers I drew a graphite base. (I changed this in the February drawings, now they are based on watercolors.)

Princess Amidala WIP

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