Advent Calendar December 2014

For a couple of years I’ve been thinking about creating an online advent calendar, but never came around to do so.

Now that December is coming close so soon again, I’ve decided to do at least a ‘blog advent calendar’:
For each day of December leading up to Christmas I wish to post a winter-theme sketch, or drawing, or illustration, or comic, or painting, or poem, etc..

I hope you will enjoy following this advent calendar as much as I will enjoy creating its content!

As for now, this is a small collage of my recent winter character development sketches:

Winter character development: pencil (3B, 4B) sketches in my a6 sketchbook
Winter character development: pencil (3B, 4B) sketches in my a6 sketchbook

Magical Moment

A magical moment with mystic swan for day 13 of #paintseptember

'Magical Moment': black pigment liner 0.2, water colours
‘Magical Moment’: black pigment liner 0.2, water colours

Message of Mystic Swan

You’re on the right track,
no need to look back.

Through the matrix you cut,
by the feeling of your gut,
to a future best scenario,
in which your soul is given to grow.

And with the power of Self,
beauty,
and grace
you’ll reach your destined place.

Develop your intuition
it will guide you in the right direction.

Regardless how strange the hunch might appear
your inner guide is sincere.
Cast aside your mind’s objections with all
for its world is limited and small.

Use song, colour and poetry
to tap into your divinity.

Warm the hearts of others, too,
and grace will certainly flow through you.

***

May all beings be happy!

Lucid Dream

for #paintseptember day 7

Lucid Dreaming: black pigment liner 0.2, Indian ink, water colours, gold leaf
Lucid Dreaming: black pigment liner 0.2, Indian ink, water colours, gold leaf

Lucid Dream

Profoundly deep,
calm blue.
Royalty lies
within your hue.

Peaceful waters
of the ocean,
reflecting clarity
through devotion.

In all Her splendor
and majesty,
Nanda Devi
beckons me:

continue,
be brave,
and
come to me.

Day 28 of #DrawingAugust

Ant and Rat joined forces today…

Power Animals Ant and Rat: Charcoal, pencil 6B, water colours
Power Animals Ant and Rat: Charcoal, pencil 6B, water colours

Ant and Rat joined forces today
A power message they wished to convey
Patience is required
for your grand architecture
You must stay inspired
’til you see the big picture
Step by step you’re getting there
No need to look back
nor to despair
You have our power to keep you going
and to guide you to your new beginning

Day 25 of #DrawingAugust

Virgo New Moon August 25, 2014

'New Moon Fairy': Pigment liner 0.2 and 0.3
‘New Moon Fairy’: Pigment liner 0.2 and 0.3
‘New Moon Fairy’ : Pigment liner 0.2 and 0.3, water colours

New Moon Fairy Poem
I am the new moon fairy
and tonight I come to thee
whatever you wish for
whatever it may be
aligned with your heart
and deepest soul authenticity
your wish will be fulfilled
most certainly
If not today
nor tomorrow
don’t give way
for doubt or sorrow
the day will arrive
when least expected
just continue to strive
and stay connected
if you share
your wisdom and creativity
The fairy realms will support you
For that I can guarantee

Happy Virgo New Moon!

Fox for Day 24 of #DrawingAugust

Fox and fox totem

Fox and fox totem: Black pigment liner 0.3
Fox and fox totem: Black pigment liner 0.3

Fox Poem

Master of disguise

cunning and wise

my every step you guide

while camouflaged you hide

so in solitude I can contemplate

unseen and without debate

my soul’s calling and direction

that becomes clear through introspection

Day 20 of #DrawingAugust

Today, I was busy with digital illustrations.

That is why I decided to do a digital drawing for #DrawingAugust, too.

'Bee', digital drawing with Sketchbook Pro
‘Bee’, digital drawing with Sketchbook Pro

 

Bee

While I was busy on my Wacom screen,
a bee flew through the window and, obviously wanted to be seen.
So I gave her the attention,
she was very pretty,
did I mention?
And so Bee began to convey to me:
Your dream can be achieved with productivity
Stay focused on your goal
The one that is true to your soul
With love and devotion
You set intention into motion
and your dreams will eventually
become reality.

Day 8 of #DrawingAugust

Today, I’ve been filling in forms. Many, many forms.

Clouded Vision, pigment liner 0.3 on tracing paper
Clouded Vision, pigment liner 0.3 on tracing paper

 

Felt like storm clouds closing in on my creativity, blurring my vision…

…colours faded,

shapes became square,

a bureaucratic battle,

can leave one in despair!

But yes,

sometimes ‘busy work’ needs to be done,

and fortunately,

once it’s done, it’s done!