Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nasal probing...

It sounds disgusting yes?..well, relax it's not what you think it is.
Unless you think it's a bunch of sketches where I explore the concept of drawing noses.
Then it's exactly what you think it is!

One of my tutors at the University of Wolverhampton mentioned to me that I should practice drawing noses because all my noses looked pretty much the same. Given some time to think about that statement I had no choice but to agree (damn). So half a year after the eye opening comment here I am drawing noses, and having a surprisingly good time doing so.

Voila! enjoy the nosy goodness:

Yes, mostly female noseyness going on, not a lot of variety there I'm afraid. So I figured I kind of had to draw a male nose, and I just couldn't leave the nose alone. It had such character and it deserved an equally interesting face so I drew an old man, a lovable little fellow who probably uses a crutch and likes hot soup.

Hoping someone will have enjoyed my sketchy nose special.

Until next time
Anita Night


So a new update,
it's not a big philosophical work or anything, just thought I'd have some fune while exploring my new copy of ArtRage3 Studio.

Lots of fun!

I'm pretty happy with the skin and the general build of the face. The texture on the bows looks pretty good too. I'm looking forward to making a new illustration. Maybe something with a monster of some sort. I don't do enough of that.

Until next time
Anita Night

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Death by Cashmere Cover

I recently found a competition on a Norwegian blog( where they wanted their readers to design the cover for a book called "Death by Cashmere" or "Dødelige Masker" in Norwegian as it is soon going to be launched in Norway. The winner gets a cash prize and the opportunity to get their design printed as the official cover. The deadline is the 22.November, pretty short deadline right. I just finished my entry and considering the fact that I found this competition on thursday I would say I've done a pretty good job :)

I don't know how big of a chance I have or if I stand a chance at all, but if I don't try I'll never know, will I? All I know is that this is a great opportunity to get some experience and to get my artwork published. Also the prize money would really come in handy as I will have to invest in a new washing machine, a new bed and a new refrigerator in January.

wish me luck!

Until next time
Anita Night

Friday, November 11, 2011


A little speedy color version of a sketch I did almost two years ago. I have to say that I'm pretty happy with the lips. I felt like I needed to practice painting lips so I looked up a reference online and tried to copy it before adding some personal touches to the mix.

Practice makes perfect they say, so I'm gonna keep on practicing on drawing lips with pencil some more I think

Until next time
Anita Night

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I've been dealing with death this week, and right now I'm not a fan. I recently lost my grandmother you see, and so I've found it hard to do anything creative. Today however it all came out in a river of illustrative and physical creativity.
By that I mean that I colored and cut my hair (that part I did not do myself), I started making some artwork for this years Christmas presents and I finished a speedpaint image I had lying around in my head. I guess my way of coping with loss is to throw myself into new projects. It keeps me preoccupied and hinders me from rolling in self pity and sadness. It's not healthy.

It is however healthy to grieve the one you loose, but I haven't let myself do that properly yet. I'm afraid that if I start crying I won't be able to stop. So I'm keeping my emotions in check until I get home, until I attend the funeral. It leaves me with a tangled knot between my shoulder blades and an even bigger knot in my heart, but I just don't have the option of letting go of my emotional control just yet.

I will soon though

Until next time
Anita Night

Remember this?

That's what I've chosen to call this illustration. It was made for a children's book project I did during the summer, and isn't really a full illustration but it works just fine on it's own. I think it is being published now, or will be very soon. The details have been a bit fuzzy as of late. Looking forward to receiving my copies of the book though. It will be a great thing to bring along to client meetings.

I'll probably post more images from the book as soon as I hear more from the publisher about publishing dates and so on and so forth.

Until next time
Anita Night