This is a work in progress. It’s an image I’ve been having in mind for over ten years now. Comes from a dream I had which makes it hard to paint and get every detail of the dream into it without the foreground hiding too much of the background.

The dream I had from an ego point of view, still what made the image so powerful and stuck in my head was more than what we saw. It was the athmosphere, the emotion and the most important thing was us. Us and what we actually were staring at while all around us the whole world was breaking apart. I’ll write more on the dream once I’ll post the finished work, it’s a lot. It’s a story and a thought.

I’ve tried usual painting, I’ve tried drawing, I’ve tried iPad painting and I’ve been thinking about getting it done in simpler vectors. I still haven’t found the perfect style to use but after the reactions I got for “Fly me to the moon”, this might be the right thing. Still I think this will be THE image I’ll be redoing, repainting, reconstructing all over again for all my life.

This is a work in progress. It’s an image I’ve been having in mind for over ten years now. Comes from a dream I had which makes it hard to paint and get every detail of the dream into it without the foreground hiding too much of the background.

The dream I had from an ego point of view, still what made the image so powerful and stuck in my head was more than what we saw. It was the athmosphere, the emotion and the most important thing was us. Us and what we actually were staring at while all around us the whole world was breaking apart. I’ll write more on the dream once I’ll post the finished work, it’s a lot. It’s a story and a thought.

I’ve tried usual painting, I’ve tried drawing, I’ve tried iPad painting and I’ve been thinking about getting it done in simpler vectors. I still haven’t found the perfect style to use but after the reactions I got for “Fly me to the moon”, this might be the right thing. Still I think this will be THE image I’ll be redoing, repainting, reconstructing all over again for all my life.

Wired.

Exactly how I feel sometimes :)

This was inspired by “Wires” by Athlete. I can think of at least ten more and different images for that song though. It’s just so inspiring!

Wired.

Exactly how I feel sometimes :)

This was inspired by “Wires” by Athlete. I can think of at least ten more and different images for that song though. It’s just so inspiring!

Inspired by the song Fly me to the moon - and the “thousands” of different versions to it.

It’s truly a beautiful song. I had so much fun checking out the various versions there are. Since it was so inspiring to me, I just set up a Spotify playlist (bless Spotify, right?) and went right on to drawing.

For the shading I’ve been using the one tool you’re told on a regular basis not to use when trying to paint realistic - the smudge tool. 
And while it’s definitely true that you won’t get any realistic skin and texture looks when smudging, it kind of felt like exactly the right thing for the style I was going for. After trying and experimenting with so many different painting techniques and styles, maybe realism just isn’t for me. This style has grown to be one of my favourites like this Painting is one of my favourites.

So for my personal painting, I’ll definitely do more of these!

Inspired by the song Fly me to the moon - and the “thousands” of different versions to it.

It’s truly a beautiful song. I had so much fun checking out the various versions there are. Since it was so inspiring to me, I just set up a Spotify playlist (bless Spotify, right?) and went right on to drawing.

For the shading I’ve been using the one tool you’re told on a regular basis not to use when trying to paint realistic - the smudge tool. And while it’s definitely true that you won’t get any realistic skin and texture looks when smudging, it kind of felt like exactly the right thing for the style I was going for. After trying and experimenting with so many different painting techniques and styles, maybe realism just isn’t for me. This style has grown to be one of my favourites like this Painting is one of my favourites.

So for my personal painting, I’ll definitely do more of these!

This is my first take on trying to first paint in shadow and light and then add colour. It’s supposed to be a time saver - not for me. I prefer to paint color and add shadows & lights afterwards - and now I know why It was fun, but I’ll keep trying to find the best time saving technique that fits me!

And here’s the Speed Painting:


Technique Experiments from Alexandra Gregor on Vimeo.

This is my first take on trying to first paint in shadow and light and then add colour. It’s supposed to be a time saver - not for me. I prefer to paint color and add shadows & lights afterwards - and now I know why 

It was fun, but I’ll keep trying to find the best time saving technique that fits me!

And here’s the Speed Painting:

Technique Experiments from Alexandra Gregor on Vimeo.

I don’t want to be rich. Heck, I don’t want to be famous.
My dream: Living in a trailer, travelling the world, seeing as much as I can - and being creative. No matter if I paint, write, photograph or built something. Not being poor, not being rich but sell just enough paintings to be able to live creatively. 
Beautiful thought, isn’t it?

I don’t want to be rich. Heck, I don’t want to be famous.

My dream: Living in a trailer, travelling the world, seeing as much as I can - and being creative. No matter if I paint, write, photograph or built something. Not being poor, not being rich but sell just enough paintings to be able to live creatively. 

Beautiful thought, isn’t it?

Dancing In The Snow
Another painting on Sketchbook pro.
The recording option really is a nice thing. When drawing or painting on my desktop using Photoshop or Illustrator it’s way more complicated. 
Recording, painting, pausing whenever I take a break. Postprocessing and cutting out longer breaks or the pop up windows that tell me I got new e-mails or the times when I chose another song to listen to on spotify.. That’s a load of effort, scrolling frame by frame at times - ad it takes so much time!
In Sketchbook Pro, the recording function only records when you actually do something on the screen. When you don’t touch the screen it doesn’t record. So all I have to do afterwards is putting the clips after one another in Premiere Pro, adding a song and speeding the video up until it lines up with the length of the song. Add titles, export, done.It’s just so much less complicated!
And that’s why I - again - have the speed painting for this painting for you:
https://vimeo.com/78649429

Dancing In The Snow


Another painting on Sketchbook pro.

The recording option really is a nice thing. When drawing or painting on my desktop using Photoshop or Illustrator it’s way more complicated. 

Recording, painting, pausing whenever I take a break. Postprocessing and cutting out longer breaks or the pop up windows that tell me I got new e-mails or the times when I chose another song to listen to on spotify.. That’s a load of effort, scrolling frame by frame at times - ad it takes so much time!

In Sketchbook Pro, the recording function only records when you actually do something on the screen. When you don’t touch the screen it doesn’t record. So all I have to do afterwards is putting the clips after one another in Premiere Pro, adding a song and speeding the video up until it lines up with the length of the song. Add titles, export, done.
It’s just so much less complicated!

And that’s why I - again - have the speed painting for this painting for you:

https://vimeo.com/78649429

My neighbour’s window at night.

I call him (the eye’s owner, obviously) Don Corleone, even though I suppose it’s not his/her real name.I like seeing him/her there. It’s almost kind of soothing that to him/her nothing ever needs to change.

My neighbour’s window at night.



I call him (the eye’s owner, obviously) Don Corleone, even though I suppose it’s not his/her real name.
I like seeing him/her there. It’s almost kind of soothing that to him/her nothing ever needs to change.