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Category:Artisan Crafts - Original Art - Design
Time:ca. 4 hours
Tools:Adobe Illustrator CS6, HB pencil



This stamp was exclusively designed for my studies. The task was to create a personal "ex libris stamp" for a fellow student.



My classmate has a great penchant for ice cream and ice pops, so I used it as my foundation for the image. Eventually, the final idea was to incorporate her initials into the ice pop itself: the ice in its entirety represents her "J" and the small bite marks her "B".

Here you can see some further sketches and steps:










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Category:Traditional Art - Original Art - Drawing | Linocut
Time:ca. 6 days with printing
Tools:Adobe Photoshop CS5, linocut knives, linoleum


This linocut image was exclusively designed for my studies.






The task was to illustrate a part of a fictional 3-levels-story which we wrote in 3 groups. Later, when we are all finished, we will design and bind books consisting of these linocut-picture stories.

I contributed to the story which was written from the view of a psychopath who isn't able to distinguish between reality and fiction and tries to save a friend who gets seemingly attacked by a lake-monster. The key element, where all 3 stories collide, is the murder of this person. Three different people (the psychopath is one of them) get blamed for this crime - that's where they have to come up with an alibi and retell the night leading to this unfortunate event .. just to give you a short summary.

My part in particular, was the climax scene with the attack of the lake monster. Therefore, I drew several rough scribbles before I came up with this final sketch:




In order to create a special "not-so-common" illustration book, we had to transfer our drawings onto linoleum and go through the whole linocut procedure which you can see here:





I changed my format through the process since 
we just then decided the format for the final book.




Another alignment was to only use 2 colors for printing: black and a special violet (the white is just the unprinted area). That's why we had to prepare two linoleum plates - a pretty elaborate affair.





It's pretty nice to work traditionally from time to time, but it's really not that efficient, since I was actually already finished with my digital sketch - one more click: printed and finito!





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Category:Traditional Art - Original Art - Design
Time:ca. 1 day with printing
Tools:Adobe Illustrator CS6, silk screen ink


What am I doing in my free time from university? Participating in  additional university courses haha. This was a simple design I created for a silkscreen printing course.







You might wonder what this is all about. Well, to make it short: in lack of a proper design and time to create one, I simply illustrated an insider joke I had with a friend.
Some time ago, I got a new smart phone - my first, to be precise - and the autocorrect function kept me becoming frustrated: every time I wrote "ok" it turned it into "oil" without me noticing. Just when my friend asked what I meant did I see it. This occurred several times until it became a running gag. Today, I can proudly confirm that this didn't happen lately and for sure won't happen any time soon again haha.









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I've been working on a portfolio website and it's finally online!!
Just follow this link:

www.sandra-suesser.de



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Another year has passed, another great one awaits.

Exactly 5 years ago, I decided to start this blog of mine. Although it underwent several modifications, it has gradually become my personal, artistic and well-loved diary.

In the picture above, you can therefore see some of the artworks I have created during this year.

All of this, however, would not have functioned if it wasn't for you, my dear readers.
Thank you for all your great support and feedback! Thank you for motivating and inspiring me all the while! Thank you for staying patient in difficult times!
Just thank you for everything!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to write more posts during this year due to my studies.
But don't you worry: I won't give up my baby ;)
Maybe it will take some time, but I've already accumulated a great amount of artworks which I want to show you as well as new ideas to be realized ;).

Stay tuned! ;)




Since I haven't posted so much lately, I want to show you a quick sneak-a-peak of some of my private as well as university related projects which I am currently working on:


Animation Movie (for university) 
- theme: unbelievable -
status: refining the storyboard and starting some drawing/animation tests

Font design (for university)
- theme: fantasy -
status: typeset test finished; sketching out final structures for further edit

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Other current projects: 
Book: memory-objects - status: research
Illustration: about sense of time - status: painting


 


  • This year, I have written 9 blog posts so far
  • 168,000 people visited my blog
  • My top search keyword was "Gronkh" with 1187 entries
  • Funny search keywords were "gibt es Slenderman wirklich", "drawing of creepy butterflies" and "google am i weird"
  • My fanpage on Facebook received more than 1400 Likes
  • 211 blog post follower
  • Site views by country (Top 3): Germany (ca. 87000 visitors); USA (ca. 21000 visitors); Russland (ca. 16000 visitors)




    Please feel welcome to respond ;)

    Last, but not least:  
    Which blog post and which artwork has been your favorite? 
    Do you have any suggestions for improvements? :)

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    Drawing / Sketch (original) | ca. 5 hours | pencils


    This way... 
    no matter which one it will be or become,...
    no matter what my transformation, metamorphosis... will be,
    I know, there will be only two options: .. change.. or death -

    this "I" will longer exist.. either way.
    It's obvious, unstoppable, excruciating, but it's still..
    my way.



    This sketch was drawn as base for a first offset printing test in university whose intermediate products you can see in one of the pictures below.




    Sketches & printing process:





    Furthermore, I'd like to print some special versions of this sketch.
    Which one(s) do you like the most? :)


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    Oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree .. - wait!
    It's already December? Well, then I guess it's time for the advent calendar! :)

    This has sort of become a tradition on my blog (last year, I couldn't make it though, but this year, I am back again! ;D) which means that I'll draw at least one sketch per day for all the 24 doors.

    Enjoy! :)



    (Just click on the baubles in order to open the doors!)


    Door 1



    Fantasy painting exercise No.1 - The penguin kinda thing
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 2



    Fantasy painting exercise No.2
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 3


    Fantasy painting exercise No.3 - creepy monster
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -


    Door 4


    Fantasy painting exercise No.4 - frog monster
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 5


    Fantasy painting exercise No.5
    Somehow it looks like a Bulbasaur haha, Pokemon everywhere
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 6


    Stylistic sketching exercise
    - Pencil on DIN A5 sketchbook paper -


    Door 7


    Fantasy painting exercise No.6
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 8


    Fantasy painting exercise No.7
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 9


    Fantasy painting exercise No.8
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -


    Door 10


    Fantasy painting exercise No.9
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 11


    Fantasy painting exercise No.10
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 12


    Fantasy painting exercise No.11
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -


    Door 13


    Fantasy painting exercise No.12
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 14


    Fantasy painting exercise No.13
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 15


    Fantasy painting exercise No.14
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -


    Door 16


    Fantasy painting exercise No.15
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 17


    Fantasy painting exercise No.16
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 18


    Fantasy painting exercise No.17
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -


    Door 19


    Fantasy painting exercise No.18
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 20


    Fantasy painting exercise No.19
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 21


    Fantasy painting exercise No.20
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -


    Door 22


    Fantasy painting exercise No.21
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 23


    Fantasy painting exercise No.22
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -

    Door 24


    Can't believe the calendar project is already over again, but I hope, you liked it :).
    I wish you all a merry Christmas!!

    Fantasy painting exercise No.23
    - Watercolor on DIN A4 paper -


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    I'm still trying to find a matching style for my animation short movie – the one I have to do for my university. I did numerous blind, half-blind and speed portraits as well as several experiments on different drawing techniques which you can see in the following sketch dump.




    ... on finding my style so far.




    There will be 3 main characters in my story: a girl, a demon and a ghost-like-cat. This was my first attempt at drawing them. As I was told, it was too detailed and not personalized enough, so I tried a more simplistic approach.





    Nope.. didn't like that at all.

    Then I suddenly made a small detour to Tim Burton..




    I may have to add that I listened to "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe while drawing those sketches.






    *this escalated quickly*

    As you may have already guessed by now, the story will be quite dark with a focus on fear and insanity – yep, that's my metier.
    But that's why the style also has to transport this special kind of mood.

    I then went back to the roots and scribbled onto dozens of papers as you could already see at the beginning of this post.








    This is also how far I am right now. I'll probably move on with those last sketches.
    Yet I dunno where it will take me eventually, but I think I am headed in the right direction.

    Must. Not. Surrender.
    Have to carry on.


    *my wayward sooon* 
    damn, those fandoms...
    Note to myself: never ever start watching a new series right before your exam... again.

    Not good. Definitely not good.

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    A drawing remake of a similar tattoo I did several years ago. 

    This artwork was part of my first semester project where I designed a brochure 
    depicting pairs of old drawings of mine and the new designs I created out of them.










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    Category:Digital Art - Original Art - Design
    Time:half a year
    Tools:Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Canon EOS 100D


    As promised, here you can see the main project which I have been working on in my first semester.



    Based on the topic »pairs«, I created new interpretations of old drawings of mine.

    Extracts of my brochure »Remakes - Aus Alt mach Neu« from my first semester communication design:









    Example: I turned one old drawing into a renewed illustration for a CD-cover (whole CD-case-design included).






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