Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 37

Hey ho!! Let's go! Did stream with only one study. Helped me a lot for the challenge:D Can't wait to show you guys the final piece. Well it's still wip now but soon you will see it:D Did some anatomy and gesture drawings too and a quick speed paint to chillax a lil bit. I am tired of being serious all the time:). And also did the workout:) So i can call today complete! Thanks for watching and see you tomorrow!

For a better view right click on the images and chose view image

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 36

same stuff different day. not much to say except that i really enjoy on painting that elder:) These studies help a lot and make my work so much faster:D

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 35

Woke up. Stream. Did some swamp elder related studies (the ones that you see here). went to work. started coloring/rendering the swamp elder. Did tha workout. Had a nice chat with Jaan while i was rendering a lil bit more on the elder. and that's it :) See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 34

Helloooooo! So i will start with the fail today. I didn't do the workout. I felt to tired and out of mood but i promise i will do it tomorrow. I guess i felt that way because of the break that i took. Anyway. Today was productive i guess. I did some of the studies for the new bloodsports challenge - swamp elder. I did a sketch for the elder. well i did more than 8 but i will go with the one that you will see in the final. The livestream was fun. And these being said see you tomorrow!:) Oh an i am posting the commissions that i did for the iphone/ipad game Legion of the Damned http://legionofthedamned.com/

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 29-33

Hey everybody. Long time no see! I think i'm going back to the old fashion way, of posting everyday, because this feels weird:) So the workout was postponed till now because i wanted a full recover with my back before i can start doing the exercises again. Tomorrow i will start again and see what happens:) Lately my studies were done in my sketchbook. I started doing multi limb poses from imagination like Hannes and Jana too. I think it's a really good way to come up with new poses that you would never have thought in the beginning and only now i have realized the endless possibilities of drawing a character once you have drawn the torso (so basically that means that the torso is the main part of a body and that dictates the rest of the pose). It seems that i have also won the hunter contest that Dan and Trevor organized and that made me really happy:) I know that is not too sci fi but i really wanted to make the idea of the hunter really clear. I think it ended up looking not sci fi because of the environment. There i could have gone a lil bit crazy with some out of this world vegetation and that would made his camouflage to change so he can blend with the environment. Also the dogs/wolves are fucked up and not sci fi and i will pay more attention next time with the contest theme:) I have also bought a new gadget to help me with my shortcuts and my correct position while sitting at my desk. It's a razer nostromo and this allows me to have the keyboard and the wacom tablet at the same position so i won;t stand twisted while working. Check Daarken's Enliighten website because he has a really cool video that explains the correct position at the work place. So from tomorrow i will return to the normal streams and deathline challenge. Also I didn;t added to the countdown the days that i was away because i really want a full 365 days of deathline:) This is too awesome to take away 3 days from it with no reason! Soooooo.. see you tomorrow! Cheers!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 28

Hello again:) I have decided to post once a week on the blog due to the great amount of time that i need everyday to do it (@ 30 min - because i need to prepare the files, especially if i need to photograph them like today for example). So this is it for today:) No studies upload because i haven't photographed them:)So i'll see you Friday i guess because in the weekend i'll be away and i can't draw anything. Cheers my friends!


EDIT: also i won;t speak anymore on livestream in the first hour. The chat will be closed!! I'll speak after 1 hour. I am doing this because i feel that i am not paying attention anymore to my studies:(

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 27

Hellooooooo! Today's and the day before yesterday studies:) Yep my back still hurts! in the morning it was worse than yesterday but now i feel pretty good. So i still don't know if the pain will go by itself. Anyway tomorrow i'll call my doc to set up a meeting. Anyway these are the news. See ya!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 26

Hello guys! Sorry for not posting yesterday. I made the studies in my sketchbook and it was too late to photograph them. today i also did my studies in the sketchbook but, this time, i have photographed them:) the only problem is that i have forgot to photograph the ones from yesterday (grrr) I will post them tomorrow i guess:) Anyway.. i decided to change the crimson daggers livestream schedule during the weekends because i really feel tired of sleeping only 6-7 hours/night and i want to gain more energy during this time. So i will do the livestream when i wake up and i will announce it on my twitter, facebook and deviantart accounts:) so the workout is still postponed because of my back pain. I think i will go to the doctor if this pain will not end till the end of the weekend. Basically i can;t bend forward anymore:( I think i stretched too hard during the workout i did on Tuesday. Today i did the livestream, i have met up with a friend to sketch, got home, watched Yes man! for the second time (and it was fun again:D) and studied eyes after Bammes. So sorry again for not posting yesterday. I hope it won;t happen again:) Thanks! Alex

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 24

Hello again. Almost a month has passed:D Feeling pretty excited. so today i didn't had time for my one hour study and i chose to continue that portrait that i have started this morning on livestream. It was a pretty busy day at work. I have painted 6 characters and made a button. It was tough but i managed to pull it off! I still have to do the workout but i thought i should write this first so i can go directly to the shower after i'll do it and then straight to bed. Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 23

hello my friends! quick update: stream, workout, 3d studies, gesture studies, bought 2 zbrush books(they should arrive in 3 weeks. i have a thing now for buying a book each time i do a commission. i think it's i good idea and money well spent). anyway enough with this! i am too tired to keep on writing! See you tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 22

Day22. Feeling a little tired but i will recover soon because i don't have any more commissions to do so i can chillax a little:) I started though a new personal piece and i hope i will finish it till this weekend.and if i won;t who cares:) after all you need to stay as much as you feel on personal pieces:). I have bought today Scott Waddell's figure painting tutorial. I will watch it tomorrow though because as i told you i am a little bit drained of energy. Today everything went smooth:) Did the livestream, did a 1 hour study (that is pretty off, especially the eyes),did the workout and painted on the personal piece:) I will go now to sleep. See you tomorrow my friends and as usual thanks for the comments and the kind words!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 21

Sooo today was anatomy study day. I continued to study from Vilppu's videos. I have also made a portrait from imagination in sculptris. it was fun. I need to work more on the ear because it turns out that i don't know enough information about it. so i can;t model it right. That's pretty much what i did today. On the fun side i have received an mp3 player from my girlfriend:D Now i don't need to carry with me the psp anymore:D So see you tomorrow and have a great day/night!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 20

Hello my friends. So today i did the same stuff. I know it's already boring to hear me telling the same routine but bare with me:D Did the crimson daggers livestream in the morning and i failed the study. Then i started working on the commission and i think i finished it. I just need to hear the confirmation from the client so i can call it really done:) Watched a movie with my girlfriend. Ate some spaghetti (can;t get enough of those:D i eat spaghetti at least 4 times a week:D)Did the workout. Shower. Did an 1 hour lifestudy after my gameboy as you can see. And that was it:D I'll watch i guess an episode from the simpsons and i will call it a day:) See you tomorrow! Stay golden and read the book The War of Art!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 19

Day 365!! Wohooo!! I did it!! oh wait is only day 19! Damn:D ok enough bullshit! Soooo woke up, streamed, ate (slanina again.. mmmmm slaninaaaaa), worked on the commission (didn't finished it), went into the city to met up with some friends, ate a delicious pizza, came back home, did the workout, it really drained all my energy, shower, streamed an 1 hour life study, wrote this and now i will go to bed:D Bye! See ya tomorrow!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 18

Hello my dear readers! I am back again with a shit study this time. I have continued a lil bit the study with that colonel from avatar (which name i still don;t remember). I didn;t had time to finish it and i guess i will finish it tomorrow. Besides that i did the workout. I am soda proof for more than 25 days (i kind of started this goal before the deathline with one week). I have started work on a new commission. The sketch was approved and the client very happy so i am happy too. Tomorrow i guess i will finish it because the sketch was pushed close to a final result and the image resolution is low (because is meant to be used as a background for an iphone game.) and now i will leave you to study/sleep/loose time with games/ loose time on 9gag or facebook etc:) Thanks for the visit!

Oh and i almost forgot! I am going now to learn how to play Magic the Gathering or how the hell you say that! So basically i am one of those losers that play games:(

And if you feel down and like shit just read the book "The war of art" it's super motivational.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 17

I'm in a hurry so i won't talk too much about today. Did: workout, livestream, study (today i did a color study and i learned a lot!!). Bought my first magic the gathering card set. I plan to start playing it in the weekend with my girlfriend:D I have a few cards from Kekai and Jason Chan:D That's awesome:D so yeah!!:D see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 16

ARRRRR! day 16! Feelin' good! Doing great! Did a long study today! I wanted to make it the piece of resistance for my golden boy entry. Did the workout and changed it a bit. We (me and my girlfriend)have moved on to the next level which is harder and more satisfying! these being said... eeeenter night! *tananannnnaaanananaaanannnaa*EEEEExit liiiiight! See you tomorrow!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


half of the first month. Hell yeah! Here is what i did today! I have finished the commission too so im pretty happy:D I have also received the new Nightwish album that is uber great! Anyway i did everything that i was supposed to do so it was a pretty usual day:) See you tomorrow! DEATHLINEEEEEEEEEE!

Day 14

Hello! Quick post because it's already too late to stay up. today according to my schedule i had to do .. well you can read it because i have uploaded it:) i am almost done with the commission:D i have done the workout. i'll go to sleep now because i am very tired!:)) also i have attached 2 more personal pieces. One was a tattoo commission for a friend and one just a sketch that i have done in the past days. see ya tomorrow!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 13

Hello again! How's it going? For me everything is ok. Same thing like yesterday. I have managed to make that schedule for my 1 hour studies so now it will be much more easy to choose what i am studying:) I am almost done with the commission too. I just need to polish some stuff and it's done. I have also attached the study that i did today from life. Learned that you can transform the selections too with right clicking and choosing transform selection:D it's a pretty handy tool when it comes to elliptical selections. so that's all for today. see ya tomorrow! Alex

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 12

Hello my friends! just finished my 1 hour study a few moments ago:) Today it was the same like everyday except i ate a lot of slanina (that's pig fat and i guess in english is called bacon?) and it was awesome:D Did the workout. Painted on the commission. took a nap:D anyway.. see you tomorrow!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 11

Hello again!
Today i have received my stylus:D did pretty much the same as everyday except the stream. But from tomorrow everything returns to normal. here is what i did today in my 1 hour study. See you tomorrow!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 10

hello everyone. I am posting this sooner because i have returned the stylus that i have borrowed today and i can't draw anything till tomorrow when i'll receive the new one. It was supposed to arrive today but the guys at Wacom fucked up the address and i didn't received it. So i have to wait till tomorrow to paint again. Today was as usual. Stream, work, study, home, workout and i guess soon sleep:) here is the study that i did today. Thanks and see ya tomorrow!

Oh and by the way tomorrow morning there will be no stream! I can't paint without a stylus:(

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 9

Boom! Pow! KACHIIIING! I got my second monitor today. A 24 inch Benq:D So now, finally i have a proper workspace to work on. today was a good day:) Did the livestream, finished my tasks at work, did an 1 hour study, did the workout, continued with the sketches for the commission:) Hope everything works fine for you guys too! DEATHLINEEEEE!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 8

Hello my friends! Thank you so much for your support! It feels really good knowing that you are there for me!

Here is what i did today. Livestream..work..didn;t had time for a lunchbreak study unfortunately.. received a new commission (with aliens fighting:D this should be fun) .. got home... ate some veggies and drank a beer while watching The Simpsons.. did the workout... shower.. sketched something for the commission and an 1 hour lifestudy to compensate the lost time from work. Today felt pretty good:)

I want to make a schedule in this weekend to create a more varied study routine. I feel that now every study that i am doing is not helping me with my deathline goals. I should get back to character anatomy, clothing, skin rendering etc. But to get good results with this i think i really need that schedule, because in 1 hour of studying (outside the livestream) everything should be planned perfect in order to get good results.

See you tomorrow!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 7

This day resumed in a few words: woke up at 6 am. didn't do the livestream because of the internet connection. went back to bed. couldn't sleep. came back at the computer. did a quick sketch. left for work. stayed a lot in traffic because there was an accident. finally arrived at work after 1 hour. did 14 icons and polished a character concept. did a study in the lunch break. Got home at 7:30 pm. ordered a new 24' monitor:D wanted to eat but guests showed up. didn;t do the workout because of that(gonna do in the weekend 2 sessions to catch up). did an 1 hour lifestudy alone on livestream to check if the internet is fixed. it seems that it's ok:) And wrote this post. I have attatched the last studies that i couldn;t post in the previous days.

Have a nice day/ night! See you tomorrow, maybe, on livestream:D