April 2014

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EBITDA, or I sold my first picture or bookkeeping discussions

Today’s illustration shows you me, blinking into the sun. I started working on it April 18, after I took a quick photo with my phone in the morning, blinking into the sun. I used my digital drawing board starting with a 2 pixel pencil doing the contours and major areas and picked colors together with […]

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waiting for the oregano to root

today’s picture: a very, very quick sketch of a couple of oregano sitting in a glass, left from a bunch of oregano stalks that I bought the other day for a pizza. I leave them in a glass of water, hoping that they will root. Sometimes, they do. If they do: Oregano, fresh from the […]

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scents

Lemon tree is out again

Don’t forget: The post Easter draw is soon over. Tomorrow, I will pick winners. If you haven’t: Make sure to leave a comment there (click here). Yesterday, I put the lemon tree out again; out of the house, into the wild, with lots of sunshine and fresh air, and bees. It is a small tree, […]

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Happy bunny post Easter draw

(remark April 26 2014: This draw is closed. See below for the winners) I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break. Today’s picture: A happy Easter bunny hopping into fragrant land… Now that the Easter bunny is happy again as its job is done and it can relax for a while: Here’s the annual […]

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Schlamassel can be said with a smile on the lips

This morning, I was checking a word for its origins as I was not 100% sure, but pretty sure that “Schlamassel” is actually a German word of Hebrew origin. Right I was. I think, in English, however, it does not exist, contrary to “Massel” (En: mazzel, mazeltov). I love Schlamassel as word. Being in Schlamassel […]

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creating scents

The full picture

There we go… today’s picture, shrinked to 300 pixels width for the blog from an A4 sized canvas (digital canvas, at 300 dpi), shows you another auto portrait. I got the question a couple of times ago: When I draw digitally, I do not start with a photo on which I paint on top. But […]

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hand nose coordination

when drawing an object that sits in front of you, you need a special kind of hand-eye coordination. Besides learning (again) how to see properly, I think this coordination is something that needs training, to some extend. And to some extend, I guess, you just have it, like a gift. In my eye, when painting […]

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today’s picture shows you the view from the motel where I usually stay in 29 Palms: the Harmony Motel. It faces the hills that overlook 29 Palms. I love sitting there, on the porch, and watching the hills turning on their lights in the evening, changing colors from bright greyish brown to dark red. I […]

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back in town

Fragrant greetings from Zurich, where I landed safely and where work waited for me. After a couple of days off and out of the stream it actually feels great to be back and have a mission. I show a few pictures in a second,  from my trip that was half business half tourism: a fact […]