Be Creative 2014: Overwhelmed

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I had to take a break from my daily creativity posting, because my day job is just too overwhelming at the moment. It includes working late and on the weekends, and I am just too exhausted to post something every day. As I don’t want this project to be something I have to do, but something fun that I want to do, I will go back to daily postings when the script consulting work is not so demanding any more.

Be Creative 2014: Work Overload, © Ines Häufler

Be Creative 2014: Work Overload, © Ines Häufler

At least I spent some time with my new water colours today…

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Be Creative 2014: Inspiration by Luke Pearson

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Last week I got the book EVERYTHING WE MISS by Luke Peason. It is a story about loss, and missing people, forgetting memories and everything that you value emotionally in your life.

Be Creative: Everything We Miss by Luke Pearson.

Be Creative: Everything We Miss by Luke Pearson.

It is probably one of the saddest stories I’ve ever read, and there is no happy ending. Luke Pearson explores loss on different levels: Losing someone who yo were close to, losing memories of things that were important.

I found it very moving, and also it is another great book published by Nobrow, where you can find a lot of other great graphic novels, comic books and illustration art books. You definitely have to check out their catalog!

Be Creative: Everything We Miss by Luke Pearson.

Be Creative: Everything We Miss by Luke Pearson.

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Be Creative 2014: The Dancing Fox

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I am toying around with the blue linocut fox I made a few days ago. I want to animate a little sequence in Photoshop. It’s fun, and I am getting used to working with my new Wacom tablet (I never had a graphic tablet before. Very exciting!).

Here is a little teaser:

Be Creative 2014: The Blue Fox No.1, © Ines Häufler

Be Creative 2014: The Blue Fox No.1, © Ines Häufler

Be Creative 2014: The Blue Fox No.2, © Ines Häufler

Be Creative 2014: The Blue Fox No.2, © Ines Häufler

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Be Creative: Social Network Drawing

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I am a lot on Facebook. Maybe I am a bit addicted, but on the other hand there are so many great links and activities from my friends that generate a constant flow of (mostly) interesting stuff. As I find it really hard to squeeze in focused time for drawing in my script consulting job schedule, I started doodling the pictures from my Facebook and Twitter streams for a few minutes.

Social Network Drawing, © Ines Häufler

Social Network Drawing, © Ines Häufler

I am really not satisfied with the outcome at all, but on the other hand it is better than nothing, right? And it has Amanda Palmer in it who says that she loves me. Which is not bad, either.

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Be Creative 2014: Portfolio and Practice

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I finally uploaded my first work on my Behance portfolio. You can now meet the Talking Cookies there, and more will follow. I am just beginning to explore the Behance network – there is some excellent work to be found, and lots of inspiration!

My portfolio on Behance

My portfolio on Behance

I also started sketching. I want to revisit a linocut I did in 2012. I was never satisfied with the outcome, so I want to draw it this time and see where it takes me. But I have to practice a lot, because I still suck at drawing people, though I see that I got a bit better since I went to a life drawing course last fall. Now off to the drawing board. If I do not practice, I will suck forever. (So there is nothing to lose, I cannot get worse, only better, which is kind of great, don’t you think?)

Be Creative 2014: Creepy Girl, © Ines Häufler

Be Creative 2014: Creepy Girl, © Ines Häufler

P.S.: Yes, the girl is supposed to look a bit creepy, thank you for asking.

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Be Creative 2014: Portfolio!

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Today I started to prepare the first project for my portfolio on Behance. It will be my Talking Cookies book, but as it is written in German, I have to write English subtitles. Tomorrow I will upload it to my Behance site.

Talking Cookies Portfolio, © Ines Häufler, 2014

Talking Cookies Portfolio, © Ines Häufler, 2014

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Be Creative 2014: More Foxes

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Today I went to a new huge art supply store. It is in walking distance from my flat, so I do not have to go to the other end of the city by underground to buy some paint. Yay!

Be Creative 2014: Brushes

I bought a brick of Super Sculpey and made another fox.

Be Creative 2014: Meet the Super Sculpey Fox! © Ines Häufler, 2014

Be Creative 2014: Meet the Super Sculpey Fox! © Ines Häufler, 2014

Super Sculpey is by far the best material I worked with. It is soft like plasticine, and hardens without losing the details when you bake it in the oven.

Then I tried a new printing block I also bought at the store. It is called Easy Print and is made of 3mm sponge rubber plates, glued to a cardboard. Used to lino cutting, it was quite difficult for me to cut the rubber. Carving big patterns works well, as you can just peel off the material you do not need, but I could hardly manage to cut fine lines.

But I have been thinking about the idea of  deconstructing the shape of animals to geometrical patterns for some time now, so this was a good exercise.

Be Creative 2014: Meet the Easy Print Fox! © Ines Häufler, 2014

Be Creative 2014: Meet the Easy Print Fox! © Ines Häufler, 2014

As the Easy Print Fox was losing his limbs when I tried to wash off the paint, I decided to make a traditional linocut of the deconstructed blue fox. I think he turned out nice, and he will have some deconstructed animal friends soon.

Be Creative 2014: Meet the Linocut Fox! © Ines Häufler, 2014

Be Creative 2014: Meet the Linocut Fox! © Ines Häufler, 2014

Be Creative 2014: Meet the Blue Fox! © Ines Häufler, 2014

Be Creative 2014: Meet the Blue Fox! © Ines Häufler, 2014

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