More of Save the Owlhouse

🇩🇪 Die ersten beiden Wochen haben meiner kreativen Ader ziemlich zu schaffen gemacht, sodass ich diese erst einmal wieder mit anderweitigem Zeug auffüllen muss(te). Dennoch lag vergangene Woche ein Ereignis an, für das ich etwas vorbereitet, das ich ohnehin schon länger geplant hatte.

Gut 10 Monate ist es her, dass ich begann, Szenen aus der Disney-Serie „The Owl House“ in einem minimalistischen Stil zu malen, die im Verhältnis der beiden Charaktere Luz Noceda und Amity Blight wichtige Meilensteine darstellen. Meine erste Zeichnung war die des Grom Dance (Episode 16) gewesen, später hatte ich mir jedoch vorgenommen, diese der Serie chronologisch gemäß zu zeichnen. Kurz darauf war somit die „Teenage Abomination“-Szene (Episode 3) dran:

🇬🇧 The first two weeks hit hard my creative streak, so I have/had to recreate by doing other stuff. Still, there was an event last week for which I prepared something that I had been planning for a while anyway.

It’s been a good 10 months since I started drawing scenes from the Disney show „The Owl House“ in a minimalized style, which represent important milestones in the relationship between the two characters Luz Noceda and Amity Blight. My first drawing had been that of the Grom Dance (episode 16), but later I had resolved to draw it chronologically according to the series. Shortly afterwards, it was the turn of the „Teenage Abomination“ scene (episode 3):

Letzten Montag, am 11.01.2022, jährte sich schließlich die Erstausstrahlung der Show zum zweiten Mal.

Für diejenigen, die dies noch nicht mitbekommen haben: Irgendein Marketingheini bei Disney hatte entschieden, dass die Serie nicht zur Marke des Konzerns passen würde. Aus diesem Grunde soll nach der dritten Staffel Schluss sein und diese auch nur in Form von drei etwas längeren Episoden stattfinden.

Ob sich etwas dagegen tun lässt, weiß ich nicht, jedoch gab und gibt es vielfache Fan-Aktionen, um Disney darauf aufmerksam zu machen, wie wichtig diese Serie für uns Fans ist. Sie ist in der Tat eine sehr schöne Serie, eine meiner Komfort-Serien, mit einem Grad an Repräsentation in einer Kinderserie, wie ich ihn mir in Serien meiner Kindheit und Jugend gewünscht hätte.

Eine dieser Fan-Aktionen fand letzten Montag zum Jahrestag wieder unter den Hashtags #SaveTheOwlHouse und #MoreOfTheOwlHouse statt. Um mich daran zu beteiligen, habe ich nicht nur die Serie noch einmal auf Disney Plus geguckt, sondern ebenso das Bild gezeichnet, das ihr weiter oben findet. Zusätzlich habe ich es aber ebenso mit einer Animation versehen, um, die Botschaft nachdrücklicher rüberzubringen:

Finally, last Monday, 11.01.2022, was the second anniversary of the show’s first broadcast.

For those who have not been told yet: Some marketing guy at Disney decided that the series would not fit the „brand“ of the compandy. For this reason, the series is going to end after the third season and will only take place in the form of three somewhat longer episodes.

Whether anything can be done about it I don’t know, however there have been and are multiple fan actions to make Disney aware of how important this show is to us fans. It is indeed a very beautiful show, one of my comfort show, with a level of representation in a children’s show that I would have liked to have seen in shows of my childhood and youth.

One of these fan campaigns took place last Monday on the anniversary under the hashtags #SaveTheOwlHouse and #MoreOfTheOwlHouse. To participate, I not only watched the show again on Disney Plus, but also drew the picture that you can find above. In addition, I have also provided with an animation to get the message across more forcefully:

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Best of

🇩🇪 Das neue Jahr ist natürlich wieder voll Karacho in die erste Arbeitswoche nach den Feiertagen gestartet. Dies bedeutet, ich sitze zwar bereits wieder an neuen Zeichnungen dran, habe diese aber noch nicht vollendet.

Das ist aber insofern von Vorteil, als dass es mir die Gelegenheit gab, den Jahresrückblick 2021 nun endgültig abzuschließen. Denn eine Collage fehlte noch: Die Best of 2021.

Wie auch in 2020 findet ihr hier meine persönlichen Favoriten über alle Themen verteilt. Die meisten davon habe ihr bereits in den anderen Rückblicken gesehen, folgt ihr zu der oben genannten Seite, erwartet euch jedoch auch dieses Jahr ein etwas tieferer Einblick zu den jeweiligen Bildern.

Hier gehe ich nicht nur darauf ein, was auf den verschiedenen Bildern zu sehen ist, sondern ebenso auf deren Entstehunsgeschichte, besondere Herausforderungen beim Zeichnen, sowie kleinere Geheimnisse und Eastereggs, die sich im Bild wiederfinden und die ihr vielleicht noch gar nicht entdeckt habt. Da sich außerdem ein guter Teil Fanart unter den Bildern befindet, solltet ihr jedoch mit Spoilern zu The Owl House, Amphibia und Arcane rechnen:

🇬🇧 Of course, the new year has started full speed into the first working week after the holidays. This meaning that I’m already working on new paintings, but I haven’t finished them yet.

Still, this is an advantage insofar as it gave me the opportunity to finally conclude the recap 2021, one collage still missing: The Best of 2021.

As in 2020, here you will find my personal favorites across all subjects. Most of them you have already seen in the other recaps, but if you follow above-mentioned link, you will get a deeper insight into the respective paintings.

I’m not only going to explain what can be seen in the various paintings, but I also will talk about their creation process, challenges in drawing them and small secrets and eastereggs that you may not have discovered yet. As there is also a good deal of fanart among the paintings, you should beware of spoilers about The Owl House, Amphibia and Arcane:

  • Digital Painting, Comic style: Two young woman, Crissy Faith (short purple hair, big round glasses) and Potato Delta (long brownish red hair) in Crissy's flat in pajamas on a couch which has been transformed into a bed, sitting on rose, and brown blankets and cushions, Potato holding a glass, Crissy looking sideways down, pressing her stuffed water bear towards her belly, blushing, bowles and bottles around them, pizza boxes on the floor, a table with more bowles, an aquarium, a slate, a notebook, light bubls hanging from the ceiling; huge, wide windows in the background, the scenery showing zeppelins, clouds and a huge building with a blue glowing clock tower in front of a night sky
  • Digital painting, comic style: Amity Blight, character of the tv show The owl house, purple, hair, black dress, red trousers, seen from the front, a medallion with a descending moon's sickle, holding her staff in the air. She is wearing a round bottle at her belt. On her right side ist floating the form of a sword, purple striped and glowing, lilewise a form of a shield on her left side. Staff and Amity also are glowing. A darker shadow and sparkles hint the way from the bottle to the sword and the shield. The background is of tones from green and dark green
  • Digital Painting, a collaboration project in comic/anime style: The Arcryla City OCs Potato Delta, Conway, Crissy and Paula on the dancefloor, Crissy/Paula to the left, Potato/Conway to the right; Conway is a huge guy in a blute coat and a dark tophat with white-blonde hair, holding Potato tight who is leaning against him with closed eyes, Potato is wearing a golden and blue shoulder free dress with golden frills, she has orange short hair, two long strains falling down her cheeks; Paula has short, light green hair as side fringe, purple lips and is wearing a bellyfree button-down shirt without sleeves, platform boots and a skirt with frills, all clothes are green, she also wears black bands around neck and wrists; she is holding Crissy tight and leaning over her while Crissy is leaning backwards; Crissy has short purple hair and big round glasses, she wears a bellyfree corsagelike purple top, a short light purple skirt and purple toefree boots, she is blushing; in the backgrpund people at tables and a big window with flying glowing fish; to the right there are mechanical music instruments which are playing themselves, a pipe, a saxiphone, a cello and a violin; in the foreground two chanedeliers and the contours of people
  • Mermay1, "Bottle", digital painting, comic style: A mermaid with the tail of an electric eel sitting on a little isle in a swamp, putting a paper slip in a bottle with the left hand, in the right hand she is holding a reed stalk with ink on its tip, ob her tail there is a letter signed with a heart and a tiny blue octopus. Her hair is dark green and she wears water lily's leaves as bikini top, title: "Love Letters"
  • Digital Painting, comic style: A painting of a poster of my OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.
  • Mermay 16, "Shiny", digital painting, comic style: A green skinned fish or amphibian like woman sitting on a little isle in a swamp, the left knee rised, the other leg bent. On her right knee is a tiny blue octopus, holding an empty bottle. The woman is holding a rolled up letter, hold by a shiny ring, text: "More Tales from the Swamp"
  • Digital painting, comic style: Marcy Wu, a supporting character of the TV show Amphibia in a black and purple armor, she is a girl of 13 with black, short hair, green gleaming moss is growing on it, the hair and both hands are covered by a light green glow, the right hand is a fest, her brows are wrinkled, the hair is floating in the air, green lights are surrounding her had, pushing shards of a not recignisable object away, ten washy firelike eyes are adjusted to these shards, a 11th on is on her chest, bothered by another green light and a gem like contour, light green text "Knowledge is power" and light text "Well ... I'm back".
  • Digital painting, comic style: Vi (right) and Caitlyn (left), charactes of the TV show "Arcane" in side view, showing the heads and necks; both are youn women; Caitlyn has long, dark blue hair, she is from asian read phenotype and has a rather light skin colour, Vi has a sidecut, the hair falling to her right face side, she has one tattoo on her neck in form of a cogwheel and one on her cheeck saying "VI", she has two ear piercings and one nose piercing, there is a scar on her eyebrow and two on her lips, she has slightly visible freckles; they are exchanging glances, the lips and the noses are close together, the edges of the painting are diffused.
  • Digital painting, comic style: The character Terri from the show Amphibia, a young woman with short blue hair and freckles, wearing a shirt under a sleeveless sweater and a lab coat, there is a badge in the form of a slice of pizza with the Pi symbol on it; her left hand is in her hip, the right hand is rised to head level and is holding a lab ID card.

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New Year new Luck

🇩🇪 Frohes neues Jahr! Schwupps, schon haben wir 2022.

Eine erste Änderung hat euch bereits begrüßt, sobald ihr diese Seite betreten habt: Ich habe den Header aktualisiert. Er besteht nun aus einigen Jahresrückblicken des Jahres 2021 (hierzu später mehr).

Eine zweite Änderung hatte ich vornehmen müssen, da in der vergangenen Woche nun weitere Arcane-Fanart dazukam. Diese hatte mehr Zeit veranschlagt als ich geplant hatte, pünktlich zum Jahresausklang war sie jedoch fertig. Entsprechend habe ich nun eine extra Arcane-Seite angelegt.

Bei oben genanntem Bild ist (mal wieder) Kontext wichtig. Die tawainesische Synchro der Disney-Serie The Owl House machte aus Amitys Frage, ob Luz mit ihr gehen will die Version „Let’s dress up and travel together“. Seitdem muss ich bei diesem oder ähnlichen Sätzen automatisch an ein Liebesgeständnis an einen (gleichgeschlechtlichen) Schwarm denken.

Folgerichtig konnte ich dann auch nicht anders, als dies ebenso in einer Arcane-Fanart zu verwursten:

🇬🇧 Happy New Year! Whoosh, here we are in 2022.

A first update has already greeted you as soon as you entered this page: I updated the header. It now consists of a few recap paintings of the year 2021 (more on this later).

A second change had to be made as another Arcane fanart was added recently. This took more time than I had planned, but it was finished just in time for the end of the year. Accordingly, I have now created an extra Arcane page.

With this painting (again) a little bit of context is needed. The Taiwanese version of the Disney show The Owl House dubbed Amity’s questiobn to Luz if she want to go out with her to „Let’s dress up and travel together“. Since then I automatically associate this or similar lines with confessing to your (same sex) crush.

So, I couldn’t help but made this Arcane fanart out of it:

Für diejenigen, die sich für die Entstehung dieses Bildes interessieren, habe ich zudem ein Work-in-progress-Video angefertigt. Dies wollte ich eigentlich schon immer mal tun, jedoch geht mein Pc regelmäßig in die (nicht vorhandenen) Knie, wennn ich die automatische Aufnahme aktiviere und bisher habe ich auch immer vergessen, die verschiedenen Schritte außerhalb CSPs abzuspeichern, um daraus ein Video erstellen zu können.

For those who are interested in the creation of this painting, I also made a work in progress clip. I always wanted to do this, but my PC regularly is brought to its (non-existing) knees when I activate the automatic recording in CSP and so far I always forgot to save the single steps to be able to create a video from them.

Jahresrückblicke und kein Ende … Vergangene Woche habe ich eine Neuauflage der Face Your Art Challenge erstellt und einmal mehr die Gesichter des Jahres gesammelt. Eigentlich wollte ich nur Originalcharektere aufnehmen, also keine Fanart, und da der Mermay eine eigene Version erhalten hat, auch keine Mermay-Charaktere. Meine Ausreden: Navarra (Bild 1) ist zwar eigentlich Fanart und Navarra wurde im Mermay 2021 neu gezeichnet, zugleich war sie aber auch Protagonistin im Linktober dieses Jahres. Zoe (Bild 9) hingegen ist zwar ebenfalls Fanart, in dieser Version wurde sie jedoch für einen privaten Discord-Server gezeichnet und wenn einer der dargestellten Charaktere ein Gesicht schlechthin ist, dann nun mal sie!

In der Mermay-Edition indessen werdet ihr zahlreiche Gesichter wiedersehen, die ihr bereits aus den Mermays 2019 und 2020 kennt:

Recaps and not end to them … Last week I created a new edition of the Face Your Art Challenge and once again collected the faces of the year. Actually, I only wanted to include original characters, so no fanart, and since the Mermay got its own version, no Mermay characters either. My excuses: Navarra (image 1) is actually fanart and Navarra was redrawn in Mermay 2021, but at the same time she was also a protagonist in Linktober this year. Zoe (picture 9), on the other hand, is also fanart, but in this version she was drawn for a private Discord server and if one of the characters depicted literally is a face, then it’s her!

In the Mermay edition however, you will see many faces again that you already know from Mermay 2019 and 2020:

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What happened …?!

🇩🇪 Sicher erinnert ihr euch an mein Vorhaben eines Comics mit meinen beiden OCs Liz and Jacky Hill. Zum Comic hatte ich bisher weder die Zeit noch die Muse oder … nunja, die Lust. Vielleicht bin ich auch einfach kein Comic-Typ. Jedenfalls nicht für Comics, die über 2-4 Panels hinausgehen.

Trotz dessen hatte ich vor gut drei Wochen, die Woche in der mein kleiner The-Owl-House-Cartoon dazwischenstach, die Inspiration zu einem weiteren Bild mit diesen beiden, wie es auch als Comicpanel hätte erscheinen können.

Wenn ihr durch die Galerie klickt, werdet ihr ebenfalls das ursprüngliche Konzept dieser Zeichnung finden, das ich allerdings verworfen hatte. Dieses sah nicht einmal einen speziellen Hintergrund vor. Die finale Version mit all den Details, dem Hintergrund und allem, ist hingegen das Bild, wie ich es mir auch als Teil eines Comics vorgestellt hätte:

🇬🇧 Surely you remember my plans for a comic featuring my two OCs Liz and Jacky Hill. I haven’t had the time or the muse or … well, the desire to do a comic yet. Maybe I’m just not a comic creating person. At least not of comics that go beyond 2-4 panels.

Despite this, a good three weeks ago, the week my little The Owl House cartoon intervened, I got the inspiration for another painting depicting these two, as it could have appeared as a comic panel.

If you click through the gallery, you will also find the original concept of this drawing, which I had, however, discarded. It didn’t even include a specific background. The final version, with all the details, the background and everything, is the painting I would have imagined as part of a comic strip:

  • Digital painting, comic style: Liz (left) and Jacky (right), two young woman in side view, Liz hugging Jacky, watching her worried, Jacky's eyes are closed; Liz has dark brown skin and short brown hair, the forehead part of the hair is dyed dark red, she wears a white shirt, white trousers, blue round glasses; Jacky is from white colour with red shoulder long hair; she's kneeling on the bed, wrapped into a mauve blanket; in the background a valet stand with torn and dirty white tanktop and blue jeans shorts, next to Jacky a pink cushion and a night table with a digital alarm clock ("1:04 am") and destroyed rectangular glasses on it; there is also a slightly opened glass door (cracks in the glass, the curtain blowing) and the balcony (claw marks on it) with a view onto skyscrapers, the lights of the city and a night sky; Jacky's left hand rests on Liz' right shoulder, it is glowing blue, weebing is visible between the finger, the thumb has a clawlike nail, speechalloons (Liz: "Everything alright, Love?", Jacky: "Yeah, everything ... alright", thinking: "WTF happened last night??!")
  • Digital painting, comic style: Liz (left) and Jacky (right), two young woman in side view, Liz hugging Jacky, watching her worried, Jacky's eyes are closed; Liz has dark brown skin and short brown hair, the forehead part of the hair is dyed dark red, she wears a white shirt, white trousers, blue round glasses; Jacky is from white colour with red shoulder long hair; she's kneeling on the bed, wrapped into a mauve blanket; in the background a valet stand with torn and dirty white tanktop and blue jeans shorts, next to Jacky a pink cushion and a night table with a digital alarm clock ("1:04 am") and destroyed rectangular glasses on it; there is also a slightly opened glass door (cracks in the glass, the curtain blowing) and the balcony (claw marks on it) with a view onto skyscrapers, the lights of the city and a night sky; Jacky's left hand rests on Liz' right shoulder, it is glowing blue, weebing is visible between the finger, the thumb has a clawlike nail
  • Early concept, digital painting, Comic style: Liz (left) and Jacky (right), two young woman in side view, Liz hugging Jacky, watching her worried while Jacky's eyes are closed; Liz has dark brown skin and short brown hair, neatly combed, the forehead part of the hair is dyed dark red, she wears white a white shirt, white trousers and blue round glasses; Jacky is from white colour with red shoulder long hair, she is wearing rose night dress (bellyfree top, short pants); Jacky's left hand rests on Liz' right shoulder, it is blue with lighter blue parts, of the finger tips you can only the thumb which has a clawlike nail, webbing is likewise visible between the fingers and the thumb, there also is a dark blue glow around the hand.

Der Dezember bleibt auch diese Woche der Monat der Jahresrückblicke. Auf Instagram kursiert derzeit eine „Summary of Art 2021“. Da ich ohnehin einen künstlerischen Jahresrückblick schreiben wollte, habe ich die Gelegenheit gleich an der Tastatur ergriffen und nicht nur eine Collage mit jeweils einem Bild pro Monat erstellt, sondern auch einen Text geschrieben.

Aufgrund seiner Länge findet ihr ihn auf der Unterseite „Summary of Art 2021„. In ihm lasse ich das vergangene Jahr aus zeichnerischer Sicht Revue passieren, ich gehe auf die Veränderungen ein, die meine Kunst und ich durchlebt haben, seien es Zeichenstil, Zeichentechnik, Grafikprogramm und auch Social Media.

Viel Spaß beim Lesen und da dies das letzte PaintLog in diesem Jahr ist: Guten Rutsch! Wir sehen uns im nächsten Jahr!

This week too, December remains the month of year’s recaps. A „Summary of Art 2021“ is currently circulating on Instagram. Since I planned to write an art review of the year anyway, I seized the keyboard right away and not only created a collage with one picture per month, but also wrote a full length text

Due to its length, you can find it on the subpage „Summary of Art 2021„. In it, I review the past year from an arstist’s perspective, I’m going into the changes that my art and I have gone through, be it drawing style, drawing technique, graphic programme and also social media.

Enjoy reading and since this is the last PaintLog this year: Happy New Year! See you 2022!

  • Digital Painting, comic style: A collage of 12 paintings (3 x 4), for every month in 2021 one painting (titles in the text); 1. A cyclop in chains, 2. An astonished princess, a berry eating female gargoyle and a sceptical guardswoman, 3. Luz Noceda and Amity Blight dancing in front of a full moon, 4. A doctor and a scientist, 5. Electric eel mermay filling a bottle with a letter, 6. A princess and a guardswoman attacked by velociraptorlike feathered reptiles 7. Criss Faith coming homing, heading for her couch, 8. Amithy Blight fighting with a sword and a shield made of abomination goo; 9. Crissy Faith and Potato having a sleepover at Crissy's place, 10. Calamity Ganon rising, watched by my Zora OC Navarra; 11. Crissy Faith with sweating upper body reparing something above her head 12. Potato and Crissy dancing with their boyfriend / crush
  • Digitalzeichnung, Comicstile: Rechts vorne im Vordergrund die Prinzessin, sie schaut mit großen Augen in die Kamera. In ihrem Ausschnitt ist der Kopf einer gelben Ente zu sehen, links im Bild hinter ihr stehen Oprhelya (ganz links) und Luca (rechts daneben), Orphelyas Augenlider und auch die Schwingen hängen recht kraftlos herab, an den Krallen der rechten Hand hat sie mehrere rot-rosane Beeren, die sie gerade isst, einen Kern hat sie ausgespuckt, der sich noch auf dem Weg zu den Kernen in ihrer linken Hand befindet. Diese reicht sie Luca, die wiederum die Kerne in ihrem Beutel zu verstauen versucht, einen skeptischen Seitenblick jedoch Richtung Prinzssin wirft. Alle drei Charektere sind noch mit dem Dreck des Sumpes auf Haut, Kleidung und Haar gezeichnet. Im Hintergrund ist eine Reihe Büsche mit eben diesen Beeren zu sehen, dahinter Bäume und hinter diesen ein verwaschener Grün-Himmelblauer Hintergrund.
  • Digitalzeichnung, minimalistischer Comicstil, Fanart: Luz Noceda (braunes Haar) und Amity Blight (grünes Haar mit einem Stück Braun am Stirnhaar), Protagonistinnen der Zeichentrickserie "The Owl House", Hände haltend vor einem leuchtenden Sichelmond tanzend, Luz trägt sowohl Anzug wie auch einen rosanen und einen violetten Rock, dazu braune Stiefel, Amity ein dunkelrosanes Kleid mit einem dunklen Oberteil und Halbschuhe mit dunkelvioletten spitzen und Absätzen, der Hintergrund ist ein leuchtendes vor einem dunklen Violett auf hellem Grund
  • Digitalzeichnung, Comicstil, heller Grund: Eine Frau mit dunkler Haut und dunklem Haar (Stirnhaare dunkelrot). Poloshirt, Jogginghose und Schlupfschuhe weiß, Brile mit runden Gläsern und dunkelblauem Rand. Auf der Brusttasche die Kontur eines roten Kreuzes. Sie zieht gerade ihren Doktorkittel aus. Sie schaut zu einer Frau an ihrer Seite in der Mitte des im Bildes ("Dr. Jacky Hill") in weißem Tanktop, Jeansshorts und Sneakern, einem Namensschild an der Brust und eine Brille mit rechteckigen Brillengläsern, die Haare rot und kinnlang, ein Reagenzglas betrachtend, aus dem lila Schaum quillt.
  • Mermay1, "Bottle", digital painting, comic style: A mermaid with the tail of an electric eel sitting on a little isle in a swamp, putting a paper slip in a bottle with the left hand, in the right hand she is holding a reed stalk with ink on its tip, ob her tail there is a letter signed with a heart and a tiny blue octopus. Her hair is dark green and she wears water lily's leaves as bikini top, title: "Love Letters"
  • Digitalzeichnung, Comicstil: Szenerie ist der Rand eines Sees, helles Tageslicht, verschwommene Schemen von Bäumen im Hintergrund: Luca (junge Frau, schwarze, kurze Haare) in ihrer Gardistinnenuniform (weiß mit goldenen verzierungen, an der linken Schulter jedoch zerrissen, sie hat dort auch einen blauen Fleck) von hinten gesehen. Sie schwingt den Säbel von links nach rechts oben, Haare, Körper und der Beutel am Gürtel schwingen mit der Körperdrehung mit, die Säbelspitze zeigt auf ein dinosaurierähnliches Wesen (Typ Raptor) mit rot-violett-blauer Befiederung und orangenem Federflaum am Körper, der sich im Sprung auf sie befindet. Auf dessen Rücken sitzt eine humanoide Echse, die einen Holzspeer schwingt. Links von Luca die Prinzessin im orangenen Unterkleid, einen Dolch in ihrer linken Hand haltend, in ihrer rechten die gelbe Holzente Emil zum Wurf gehoben, zielend auf einen weiteren Raptor im Sprung kurz vor der Landung
  • Digital Painting, comic style: A young woman, short purple hair, big round glasses, black/orange striped trousers, leather jacket, orange strapless bellytop beneath, taking off the jacket, a pocket watch dangling from the left sleeve, slipping off boots and purple socks, stumbling over her own boots while standing with the right foot on the left boot's tip, spots of oil and dirt on the clothing and the cheeks. In the background a door with gear and cogwheels and a big lock, on the left a device and a pipe leading to a lamp above the door and a pneumatic post delivery device. On the right on the wall her helmet and belts, on the ground below two pizza boxes and a tool box, covered by her tool belt. Foreground to the left a couch with pillow, the "Arcryla City Steam Magazine" and a purple plush water bear mechanic, to the right an oval desk with a plate of mangoes, an invitation letter, a slate and a piece of chalk. Couch, desk and ground are lightened by three windows.
  • Digital painting, comic style: Amity Blight, character of the tv show The owl house, purple, hair, black dress, red trousers, seen from the front, a medallion with a descending moon's sickle, holding her staff in the air. She is wearing a round bottle at her belt. On her right side ist floating the form of a sword, purple striped and glowing, lilewise a form of a shield on her left side. Staff and Amity also are glowing. A darker shadow and sparkles hint the way from the bottle to the sword and the shield. The background is of tones from green and dark green
  • Digital Painting, Comic style: Two young woman, Crissy Faith (short purple hair, big round glasses) and Potato Delta (long brownish red hair) in Crissy's flat in pajamas on a couch which has been transformed into a bed, sitting on rose, and brown blankets and cushions, Potato holding a glass, Crissy looking sideways down, pressing her stuffed water bear towards her belly, blushing, bowles and bottles around them, pizza boxes on the floor, a table with more bowles, an aquarium, a slate, a notebook, light bubls hanging from the ceiling; huge, wide windows in the background, the scenery showing zeppelins, clouds and a huge building with a blue glowing clock tower in front of a night sky
  • Digital Painting, comic style: A painting of a poster of my OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.
  • Digital Painting, a collaboration project in comic/anime style: The Arcryla City OCs Potato Delta, Conway, Crissy and Paula on the dancefloor, Crissy/Paula to the left, Potato/Conway to the right; Conway is a huge guy in a blute coat and a dark tophat with white-blonde hair, holding Potato tight who is leaning against him with closed eyes, Potato is wearing a golden and blue shoulder free dress with golden frills, she has orange short hair, two long strains falling down her cheeks; Paula has short, light green hair as side fringe, purple lips and is wearing a bellyfree button-down shirt without sleeves, platform boots and a skirt with frills, all clothes are green, she also wears black bands around neck and wrists; she is holding Crissy tight and leaning over her while Crissy is leaning backwards; Crissy has short purple hair and big round glasses, she wears a bellyfree corsagelike purple top, a short light purple skirt and purple toefree boots, she is blushing; in the backgrpund people at tables and a big window with flying glowing fish; to the right there are mechanical music instruments which are playing themselves, a pipe, a saxiphone, a cello and a violin; in the foreground two chanedeliers and the contours of people

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Merry Fanartmas!

🇩🇪 In der vergangenen Woche war ich auf verschiedenen Ebenen, auf die ich nun nicht einzeln eingehen will, einigermaßen gefordert. Dafür befinde ich mich nun im (hoffentlich wohlverdienten) Jahresend-Urlaub.

Somit möchte auch ich euch allen frohe Feiertage wünschen! Bis dahin ist es zwar noch ein paar Tage hin, aber just heute war es mein Turn, einen Beitrag für den SchleFaZAdventskalender zu leisten, den einige von uns SchleFaZianern dieses Jahr realisiert haben:

🇬🇧 In the past week, I have been somewhat challenged on various levels, which I will not go into more detailed. But: I am now on my (hopefully well-deserved) end-of-year vacation.

So I would also like to wish you all happy holidays! It’s still a few days until Christmas, but just today it was my turn to contribute to the SchleFaZ advent calendar, which some of us SchleFaZians realised this year:

Hatte ich letzte Woche bereits ein „Best of Crissy“ erstellt, habe ich dasselbe diese Woche mit meiner Fanart 2021 getan. Bis letztes Jahr habe ich eigentlich selten Fanart gezeichnet, dann jedoch angefangen, The Owl House zu (binge)watchen und dazu gehörige Werke zu erstellen, um meine Gedanken zu der Sendung zu verarbeiten. Gleiches widerfuhr mir später mit Amphibia und Arcane.

The Owl House war jedoch „die Erste“ und das spiegelt sich vermutlich auch in meiner Collage wieder – 6 von 9 Bildern sind The-Owl-House-bezogen:

Having already created a „Best of Crissy“ last week, I did the same this week with my Fanart 2021. I rarely drew fanart until last year, but then I started (binge) watching The Owl House and creating related works to process my thoughts on the show. The same thing happened to me later with Amphibia and Arcane.

Still, The Owl House was „the first“ and this is probably reflected in my collage – 6 out of 9 paintings are The Owl House related:

  • A collage made of 9 paintings of my fanart 2021 (square, 3 x 3), all paintings digital paintings, comic style, left-right, top-bottom: 1) "Abomination" - Luz Noceda (The Owl House) disguised as abomination, shaken by Amity Blight 2) "Stay away" - Amity Blight (The Owl House) from behind, facing a dread in the dark 3) "Grom Dance" - Luz and Amity dancing holding hands in her Grom dance dresses in front of a bright crescent moon 4) "Knowledge" - Marcy Wu (Amphibia) returning from her current state of being possessed by smashing the helmet through her calamity powers of wit 5) "Oil and Water" - Caitlyn and Vi (Arcane) looking blushing in each others eyes 6) "Terri" (Amphibia), scientist in front of a energetic powering device, showing her ID card 7) "Amity Grapes" - An embarrassed, blushing Amity Blight (The Owl House) 8) "Amity Knight" (The Owl House) - Amity in heroine's pose, as sword and a shield both made of abomination goo at her sides 9) "Err ..." - Luz Noceda (The Owl House) embarrassed, holding one finger up into the air
  • Digitalzeichnung, minimalistischer Comicstil, das Bild zeigt die Protagonistinnen der Serie "The Owl House": Amity Blight (grüne Haare mit einem Rest braun am Stirnhaar), knieend auf einem Tisch, wie sie Luz Noceda (kurzes, dunkelbraunes Haar) aus einem großen Kessel zieht. Luz ist mit violettem Schleim bedeckt, verdreht die Augen und die Zunge hängt ihr aus dem Mund. Beide befinden sich vor einem hohen Fenster, durch das man einen orangenen und roten Himmel sehen kann, dahinter ein verwaschenes Grau vor einem hellen Beige als Hintergrund. Digital painting, minimalized comic style, featuring the main protagonists of the series "The Owl House": Amity Blight (green hair with a rest brown at the forehead's hair) kneeilng on a desk, pulling Luz Noceda (short dark brown hair) out of a big pot, Luz is covered with violett goo, she is twisting her eyes and the tongue is hanging out of her mouth, behin them is a big windowh through which you can see an orange and red sky. the background is a washy grey in front of a light beige.
  • Digital paintig, comic style: Amity from the show "The Owl House" (green hair, waving coat) seen from behind, tow purple circles around her hands, in front of her zwei bright turqoise light an a bright white and purple one before a black and orange background on light beige
  • Digitalzeichnung, minimalistischer Comicstil, Fanart: Luz Noceda (braunes Haar) und Amity Blight (grünes Haar mit einem Stück Braun am Stirnhaar), Protagonistinnen der Zeichentrickserie "The Owl House", Hände haltend vor einem leuchtenden Sichelmond tanzend, Luz trägt sowohl Anzug wie auch einen rosanen und einen violetten Rock, dazu braune Stiefel, Amity ein dunkelrosanes Kleid mit einem dunklen Oberteil und Halbschuhe mit dunkelvioletten spitzen und Absätzen, der Hintergrund ist ein leuchtendes vor einem dunklen Violett auf hellem Grund
  • Digital painting, comic style: Marcy Wu, a supporting character of the TV show Amphibia in a black and purple armor, she is a girl of 13 with black, short hair, green gleaming moss is growing on it, the hair and both hands are covered by a light green glow, the right hand is a fest, her brows are wrinkled, the hair is floating in the air, green lights are surrounding her had, pushing shards of a not recignisable object away, ten washy firelike eyes are adjusted to these shards, a 11th on is on her chest, bothered by another green light and a gem like contour, light green text "Knowledge is power" and light text "Well ... I'm back".
  • Digital painting, comic style: Vi (right) and Caitlyn (left), charactes of the TV show "Arcane" in side view, showing the heads and necks; both are youn women; Caitlyn has long, dark blue hair, she is from asian read phenotype and has a rather light skin colour, Vi has a sidecut, the hair falling to her right face side, she has one tattoo on her neck in form of a cogwheel and one on her cheeck saying "VI", she has two ear piercings and one nose piercing, there is a scar on her eyebrow and two on her lips, she has slightly visible freckles; they are exchanging glances, the lips and the noses are close together, the edges of the painting are diffused.
  • Digital painting, comic style: The character Terri from the show Amphibia, a young woman with short blue hair and freckles, wearing a shirt under a sleeveless sweater and a lab coat, there is a badge in the form of a slice of pizza with the Pi symbol on it; her left hand is in her hip, the right hand is rised to head level and is holding a lab ID card.
  • Digital painting, comic style: Amity Blight of the show "The Owl House" in 3/4 front viewe; a teenager with grape purpled shoulder long hair, she ist wearing a black dress with sleeves and an eclipse amulette around her neck, the ears are pointed; she is blushing, one hand is hidden on the back of her head, the other hidden behind her back.
  • Digital painting, comic style: Amity Blight, character of the tv show The owl house, purple, hair, black dress, red trousers, seen from the front, a medallion with a descending moon's sickle, holding her staff in the air. She is wearing a round bottle at her belt. On her right side ist floating the form of a sword, purple striped and glowing, lilewise a form of a shield on her left side. Staff and Amity also are glowing. A darker shadow and sparkles hint the way from the bottle to the sword and the shield. The background is of tones from green and dark green

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Memory Night

🇩🇪 Finally! Das lang geplante, lange angekündigte Follow-up zu unserem Arcryla-City Sleepover-Artwork ist da!

Ein weiteres Mal geplant, umgesetzt und vollendet zusammmen mit Potato_beta (Instagram-Link). Nach Veröffentlichung des Sleepover-Bildes war ich neugierig, was ihr OC Potato Delta wohl noch zu Crissy gesagt haben könnte.

Wir beide haben das Geschehen jeweils aus der jeweiligen Sicht unserer OCs beschrieben, meinen Teil findet ihr hier, Potatos auf ihrem Instagram-Account:

🇬🇧 Finally! The long planned, long announced follow-up to our Arcryla City Sleepover artpiece is here!

One more time planned, realised and completed together with Potato_beta (Instagram Link). After the Sleepover painting was published, I was curious to see what else her OC Potato Delta might have said to Crissy.

We both described the events from our respective OCs‘ POV. You will find my part here today, Potato’s one on her Instagram account presumably in the course of the next week:

Zeppelin Night Ride

„Girl, you are in love!! And I’m going to help you out!“, Potato’s words from the sleepover still were echoing in Crissy’s head the next day. „Okay, it’s decided, we are going to a double date. We are going to get you a girlfriend!“

Everything was going faster than Crissy ever had expected or even planned. She actually had been too overwhelmed even to object. Now she was standing in front of Paula and stammered along her lines:

„Err … uhm … I got free tickets for a Zeppelin Night Ride … for two … perhaps … uhm … you want to join? … With some friends? … There is a gallery from which you can watch the engines, they have self-playing insturments … err … and they offer Jetbike Rides!“

There also would be a dance but Crissy didn’t dare to mention it, she was blushing red enough as it was.

„Huh, with friends?“
„Potato and Conway?“
„Conway?“
„Her … err … her boyfriend …“
„Oh, I see … Jetbike rides, you say? Count me in! – When?“
„Err … today evening? It’s overnight, we will be back tomor…“
„You’re hot, Coralhead.“
„What?!“
„Your ears are gleaming … see you later, Sweetie.“

And later … everything was going faster than Crissy ever had imagined.

Da das Jahr nun zu Ende geht, habe ich dies außerdem zum Anlass genommen, eine Collage aus 9 meiner Lieblingsbilder mit Crissy zu erstellen, die letzte Reihe solche aus Kollaborationen mit byeolnine und Potato_Beta (Instagram-Links):

Since the year comes to and end I created a collage of nine of my favourite images with Crissy too, the last row being those from collaborations with byeolnine and Potato_Beta (Instagram links):

Eigentlich war ich gerade an einem anderen Werk am Arbeiten, als mir die Idee zu einem weiteren The-Owl-House-Cartoon kam und mich auch diese Woche zurück ins Thema Fanart brachte. Sowohl zunächst Amity, dann auch Luz stellten sich ebenso als mehr als taugliche Bilder aus eigenem Recht heraus:

I was actually working on something different when the idea for another The Owl House cartoon came up, so I came back to fanart again this week. Both Amity and Luz turned out to be more than suitable paintings in their own right:

Just couple things …

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Oil and Water

🇩🇪 Letztes Wochenende hatte ich mir ein weiteres Binge-Wochenende gegönnt und in die derzeit (u Recht) hochgepriesene Netflix-Serie Arcane rein-, durch, zu Ende und gestern noch einmal zweitgeschaut. Als Resultat entstand am selben Tag noch das folgende Stück Fanart und die entsprechende Unterseite nun leicht überarbeitet und ins Englische überführt.

Falls ihr die Serie noch nicht gesehen habt (meine Empfehlung: Tut es!) oder noch nicht bis Akt 2 vorgedrungen seid, lest lieber nicht weiter, da es sich durchaus um einen Spoiler handelt.

🇬🇧 Last weekend I allowed myself another binge weekend and started, enjoyed, finished and yesterday rewatched the currently (and rightfully) highly praised Netflix show Arcane. As a result, the following piece of fanart was created the same day and the corresponding subpage has now been slightly revised and transferred into English language.

If you haven’t seen the show yet (my recommendation: do it!) or haven’t made it to Act 2, don’t read any further as this may well be a spoiler.

Oil and Water

Dass ich – passend zum Steampunk-Thema – ebenso die Arcryla-City-Seite neustrukturiert habe. ergabt sich halbwegs aus Zufall. Diese hat letzthin immer weiter an Größe und damit an Unübersicht zugenommen, sodass ich deren Inhalt, auch im Hinblick auf kommende Werke, nun auf mehrere Seiten aufgeteilt habe.

Auf Crissys Seite findet ihr nun alle Hintergrundinformationen sowie die diversen Charakterbögen, das Summer Festival 2021 beinhaltet alle Bilder zum diesjährigen Sommerfestival und in Tales from Arcryla City finden sich Bilder abseits dessen, die Crissys Geschichte und die ihrer Freunde weitererzählen.

That I have likewise restructured the Arcryla City page – also matching the steampunk theme – was half by coincidence. It recently grew considerably in size and thus in complexity, so I now divided its content into several pages, also with a view to future art pieces.

On Crissy’s page you now will find all the background information as well as the various character sheets, Summer Festival 2021 will show you all the pictures related this year’s Summer Festival and in Tales from Arcryla City you will find further paintings which are continuing Crissy’s story and the ones of her friends.

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Hot, hotter, smart!

🇩🇪 Endlich konnte ich das seit mehreren Wochen angekündigte Arcryla-City-Bild fertigstellen. Dieses hat seinen Ursprung darin, dass zu der Zeit, als das Mayor-Prompt auf besagtem Discord-Server aktuell war, irgendjemand im Scherz meinte, wir könnten unsere OCs in „hot“ zeichnen.

Die Idee blieb in meinem Hirn hängen und diese Woche habe ich sie endlich auch fertigstellen können.

🇬🇧 Finally I was able to finish the Arcryla City painting that I had been announcing for several weeks now. Its origin is that at the time when the mayor prompt was the newest thing on said Discord server, someone jokingly said that we could draw our OCs in „hot“.

The idea stuck and this week I was able to finish this art piece.

Lunchtime

After a hard morning’s work in the mechanical entrails of Arcryla City, Crissy sat down for a lunch break. But wherever there is a screw to tighten, Crissy will fix it and even forget about her cheese lettuce tomato egg and mayonnaise sandwich.

  • Digital Painting, comic style: A painting of a poster of my OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.
  • Digital Painting, comic style: A painting of a photo of my OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.
  • Digital Painting, comic style: My OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.

Da ich vor zwei Wochen sämtliche Folgen aufgeholt habe, bin ich inzwischen wieder im aktuellen Amphibia-Flow drin. Kaum hatte ich gesagt, dass mein Lieblingscharakter Marcy ist, tauchte vor einer Woche dann ein weiterer Charakter auf, der mir ausnehmend gut gefallen hat: Terri.

Auch von ihr fühlte ich mich dann bemüßigt Fanart anzufertigen:

Since I caught up with all the episodes two weeks ago, I am now back in the current Amphibia flow. No sooner had I said that my favourite character is Marcy than another character turned up a week ago who I really liked: Terri.

She urged me again to do Amphibia fanart:

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Knowledge and Power

🇩🇪Die letzte Woche hatte es auf der privaten Bühne in sich. Auch deshalb hatte ich mir letztes Wochenende eine kleine Auszeit genommen und sämtliche bis jetzt erschienenen Staffeln Amphibia gebingt. Als The-Owl-House-Fan hatte ich auch von dieser Serie immer wieder schon etwas mitbekommen, war neugierig und wollte nun endlich einmal reinschauen. Nebenbei hat sich das auch positiv auf meine kreativen Kräfte ausgewirkt, sodass ich in der Folge meine erste Amphibia-Fanart gezeichnet hatte.

Da es sich einerseits um einen Spoiler handelt, anderseits um eine Hoffnung meinerseits, seid gewarnt:

Möglicher Spoiler voraus!

Mein Lieblingscharakter der Serie ist eindeutig Marcy Wu. Ich kann sie so gut verstehen! Die Tollpatschigkeit, die Probleme, Anschluss zu finden, der Drang, diese Welt zu verlassen und neue Welten zu erkunden, das alles kenne ich nur zu gut (in ihrem Alter hatte ich sogar davon geträumt, eine Maschine zu bauen, mit der man in andere Welten reisen kann).

Wer weiß, was mit ihr am Ende von Staffel 2 und im Verlauf der letzten Folge geschehen ist, oder auch nur die nicht wenigen Bilder gesehen hat, die ebenso herumgehen, wird das folgende Bild von ihr hoffentlich einordnen können:

The last week was a busy one regarding personal stuff. That (among other things) is why I took a little time out last weekend and binged all the seasons of Amphibia that have been released so far. Being a The Owl House fan, I had already heard about this show, I was curious and finally I gave it a try. Besides, it also had a positive effect on my creative powers, as result I drew my very first Amphibia fanart.

On the one hand it is a spoiler, on the other hand perhaps just wishful thinking, therefore:

Warning! Possible spoiler ahead!

My favorite character is Marcy Wu. I can realte to her in so many ways. the clumsiness, the struggle to socialize, the urge to leave this world and explore other ones (I even dreamt of building a machine to do this as I was her age).

Everyone who knows what happened to her in the end of season 2 and in the most current episodes or even only saw the pictures which are going around, hopefully will be able to place this painting:

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Coffee Break

🇩🇪 Da die Arbeit an den letzte Woche erwähnten Werken noch nicht vollendet ist und es noch einige Tage dauern wird, ehe ich sie veröffentlichen kann, möchte ich die Gelegenheit nutzen, und euch heute drei bereits etwas ältere, aber hier noch nicht veröffentlichte Bilder präsentieren.

Ich hatte sie 2019 und 2020 im Rahmen einer Kaffeetassen-Challenge erstellt. Bei dieser ging es darum, Bilder im Kaffee zu sehen und diese dann zu zeichnen:

Since the work on the paintings mentioned last week is not yet complete and it will take a few more days before I can publish them, I would like to take the opportunity to present you today three pieces that are already some years old but have not yet been published here.

I draw them in 2019 and 2020 as part of a coffee cup challenge. The goal was to see images in filled coffee cups and to draw them accordingly:

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