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Bears Bears s r a e B B e a rBeasrs Bears Nr. 9 | April


la-bear-ious, la-bor-iuous, get it? Doesn't rhyme does it? Ah well. that's not even a pun yay! glorious, g-roar-ious... I know, I know.... sigh

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Twitter@liznugentdraws

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Twitter@designcutsdeals By Angie DeMuro


Twitter@meigs

Twitter@andyjpizza


We called and we


hen we placed our call

contributors and readers. We are very

to

the

proud that the community is letting us be

and

an outlet for their work. We hope the

Nest

by

gallery invites you to burst out of your

groups

we

comfort

action

on

Fritzi.Flok Illustrators Modern

Thrive

thought

we

facebook

zone

and

try

something

biggest

completely new. One easy of developing

response yet.... everyone loves bears. We

a new style is to mix styles you know into

were not expecting the bears to take over

a new but still familiar style. So see what

the magazine! We aim our cheatsheet

you resonate with and make it your own,

issues to be resources for your personal

after all imitation is the sincerest form of

studies and development of characters and

flattery!

would

have

our

styles, so we are especially happy that we have such a range of media and form. Our goal of being a creative community center and helping each other along the way

depends

so

strongly

on

our


Four bears in digital from manual sketch. Shapes refined by bending and manipulating. „All my illustrations have one big eye“ Top from left to right: Mia Schubert, Marina Grzanka. Bottom from left to right: Sydonia Aitken-Ballard (awkwardillustration), Franziska Höllbacher


The method is pencil and the brown "inkwash " is actually instant coffee. I also did just a little clean up and contrast adjustment in Photoshop. It started off as a doodle while watching a movie and I liked where it was going... So it became a little more mindful but still playful.

Jessica Spring


Top from left to right: Kath Watmough, Catarina Oliveira Bottom from left to right: Mateja Lukezic, Catarina Oliveira


Left page ´top left To create my bear, I drew it by hand before scanning it, and then worked in Illustrator on the computer.

Hibernating polar bear on piece of passepartout carton. Outlines pencil, emphasized with a Faber Castell Pitt Oil Base in Black. Colour Stabilo Woody 3in1 coloured pencils. They are very soft and highly pigmented.

Top: Franziska HĂśllbacher Bottom: Nikola Werner


Jackie Ling


Left page, top left The sitting polar Bear in the field of poppies - is done in Schminke watercolor and pen lined with Pigma micron fineliners. top right Bear selfie watercolor pencils and Derwent watersoluble sketching pencils bottom right Black bear dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha - is done in colored ink with Pigma Micron fineliners. bottm right Polar Bear in snorkels - Gouche and Pigma Micron fineliners.

Top right corner: Kristina Nowothnig Bottom from left to right: Anna Fleet, Tessa Rath


- changing up the media!

Challenging yourself and growing from it is the best way to give your neurons a good kick to build new knowledge. Drawing outside ones comfort zone may be a scary thought, but your neurons will thank you.

create

an

overwhelmed

image me.

almost Choosing

from the diversity of possible tools was the most difficult thing to get to grips with.

Up till recently my creative output has been focused on real media.

Changing

to

digital

drawing has proved to be a great challenge for me... So many

I'm still trying to get my mind around

the

differences

in

painting digitally and with real media, in my mind the brush on the screen should act just like a

things were alien!

real brush, but of course, it The

confusion

caused

by

drawing on the surface and looking at the screen was just the start. I could handle drawing the lines without feeling the friction between paper and pen but, the infinite range of colour, uncountable combinations

techniques, of

effects

doesn't, and I miss the natural irregularity of real paper. To keep my digital art feeling more organic I usually scan in my sketches to touch up but these bears were made completely digitally, hope you like them.

and to

— Jelena, J.-L.


Top row: Izabella Markiewicz Bottom from left to right:Miss Cupcake, Julie Cossette


Digital, drawn in Photoshop with Gouache and Pen tools by Kyle Webster Top row: John Joven Bottom from left to right: Tina Mailhot-Roberge, Anna Fleet


Nehal Desai


This page These are three pictures of bears to choose which you like the most . They are made with colored paper and drawn with crayons and watercolors. Right page Top Coloured tissue paper, cut to shape and made as collage Bottom row Mixed Media from old book pages, gesso and oilpastels Malgorzata Zajac


Top:Tracey English Bottom row: Martina Stock


Detailed water colour picture. Some pencil lines traced, mostly water colour tracing Finished off with coloured pencil lines.

Cheating with new tracing toy

Tracing

isn't

really

paper. This gives a picture a

I've kept to our Bears

cheating, anyway. Once you

less forced feelm, as one is

theme with these evolutions

have a good outline, why

more free to colour over the

of a grumpy but nice bear

should you re-draw it again

lines. The colour layer has a

character

and again? It may take longer

more organic feel and allows

than

any outlining to be drawn

copy-n-paste

but

there's nothing better than

from

the

colours

rather

using the same template to

than the other way around

retry a new technique, how else

can

you

compare

properly? That's the first way I use my lightbox. The outline that is shone

Initial sketch with blue pencil, that I traced on water colour paper

through the paper can also act as a guide for applying colour, instead of drawing pencil on your watercolour Water colour study traced directly with water colour. Finished off with coloured fine liners.

— Jelena, J.-L.


Jelena Jordanovic-Lewis (jetzyey)


Top left:Catarina Oliveira Bottom right: Sandra Pick


Top right: Johanna Fritz Bottom left: Anna Fleet, Wendi Amundson Unreinand Jenny


Right page I work almost entirely digitally, using my Wacom Intuos Drawing tablet and secret blend of the finest textures, papers and digital paints. I enjoy telling different stories through my drawings. Each character has its own story behind it before i draw it. Usually i start with a rough sketch and the work my way up to final finished piece with bright colors. Melissa Washburn


Katja Potokar


Ashley Aliko


- changing the style!

Once your drawing skills

Frogeye

Fisheye

on

painting

something

are good enough to make

that might evoke disgust

things according to your

or laughter when being

taste there's a danger of

looking at. I guess it is a

getting stuck in a style rut.

kind

Fighting that, and the pride

over

your

work,

of

princess

syndrome. However, whenever I've

requires stepping out of

tried,

your comfort zone once in

something

a while. My challenge was

their character had more

to draw something ugly or

depth.

crazy, rather than cutesy.

challenge for me, but I

I

enjoy

couldn't

stand

the

thought of spending hours

I've

It the

learned

new is

- that still

a

unexpected

reactions more and more. — Jelena, J.-L.

GNA !

Pinocchionose

Tiny bear!!

d a e h n o l Me


Right page, Top left My panda illustration is a multimedia piece. I first created a simple line drawing that was shaded in using a scribbling technique. This was then scanned in and altered in Photoshop, I adjusted the levels to give the image more contrast. I also used scanned in textures of watercolours on paper and bamboo leaves. I played with opacity and settings on the different layers of bamboo to give some depth. I also used scans of tissue that had black ink applied, using a roller. This was used to add a bit of shadow to the bear. I use this technique a lot as I enjoy the textural interest it gives.

Top from left to right: Wing Yee Lee, Anna Fleet Bottom: Arwen Edsall


Top from left to right: Sarah Mullen Design, Hanneke Supply Bottom from left to right: Melissa Washburn, Hanneke Supply


Top from left to right: Christina Willett, Valentina Troiani , Valentina Troiani Bottom from left to right: Angela Hiltz, Myriam Kozik, Laura Bobbiesi


Top right, bottom right I usually sketch my illustrations using pencil. Then go over the lines using Micron pens. After that, I will thicken the outer lines of the subject. I will usually leave the illustrations as a line drawing (Honey Bear) but

Top from left to right: Kathrin Werner, Yaney Yusup Bottom from left to right: Jacqueline Kok, Yaney Yusup

sometimes i will use colour pencils to colour it (Panda Bear). My illustration style can be classified as kawaii style... where the characters usually have big heads, small bodies, simplified limbs and big eyes placed low on the head.


Angie DeMuro


Christine Anderson


Nataša Kaiser


Ariane Trottier


Angie DeMuro

www.angiedemuro.com IG: @angiedemuro

Christina Willett Designs IG: @cwillettdesigns

Angela Hiltz

Christine Anderson

Anna Fleet

Franziska Hรถllbacher

IG: @annsigo

IG: @annafleet_art

www.christineandersonillustration.com @christineandersondraws

www.fhillustrations.com IG: @fh_illustrations

Ariane Trottier

www.arianetrottier.com/ IG: @arianetrottier

Hanneke Supply www.hannekesupply.com IG: @hannekesupply

Arwen Edsall

Arwen Art and Design www.arwenartanddesign.c om IG: @arwenartanddesign

Izabella Markiewicz

Maedchenwahn www.maedchenwahn.com IG: @maedchenwahn_illustration

Jackie Ling Ashley Aliko

http://ashleyaliko.com

https://www.nerfi.wordpress.com IG: @jackieling1981 FB https://www.facebook.com/Jackie-Ling318335681660894/

Catarina Oliveira

Jacqueline Kok

www.catarinaoliveirastudio.com IG: @catarinaoliveirastudio

www.jacquelinekok.nl


Jessica Spring

Kristina Nowothnig

www.jessicaspring.com IG: @jesskspring

www.krikel.de www.dasauge.de/-krikel

Johanna Fritz

Laura Bobbiesi

www.byjohannafritz.de IG: @byjohannafritz

John Joven

www.johnjoven.com IG: @jjovenart

Julie Cossette

www.juliecossette.com www.behance.net/ JulieCossette

IG: @bobistudios

Malgorzata Zajac

IG: @bigdotillustrations

Marina Grzanka

www.marinagrzanka.com IG: @marinagrzanka

Kath Watmough

Martina Stock

Kathrin Werner

Mateja Lukezic

Katja Potokar

Melissa Washburn

Kath Watmough Designs IG: @kathwatmough

www.kathiwerner.wordpress.com IG: @kathrinsworld

illustration.katjapotokar.com IG: @katjapotokar

atelier artisserie www.artisserie.de/ IG: @atelier_artisserie

Mima Illustration www.matejalukezic.com IG:@matejalukezic

www.melissawashburn.com


Mia PadillaSchubert

Art by Mia Schubert FB: DrawMeIn IG: Mia Jadedcup Schubert

Miss Cupcake

etsy.com/shop/ himisscupcake

Myriam Kozik IG: @kozihut

Nataša Kaiser

www.natasakaiser.com

Nehal Desai

IG: @designedbynehal

Nikola Werner

www.nikolawerner.de @iamnikolawerner

Sandra Pick

Treebird www.treeebird.de

Sarah Mullen Design

www.sarahmullendesign. com @sarahmullendesign

Sydonia AitkenBallard

www.awkwardillustration. co.uk @awkwardillustration

Tessa Rath

www.TessaRath.de IG: @tessarath FB:TessaRathFindIchGut

Tina MailhotRoberge http://vervex.ca/ @vervex

Tracey English

www.tracey-english.co.uk IG: @traceyenglish

Valentina Troiani

http:// www.valentinatroiani.com/ IG: @valentina.troiani FB: @valentinatroianillustration

Wendi Amundson Unreinand Jenny www.jennyludesigns.com


Wing Yee Lee @wingyeedoodles

Yaney Yusup

IG: @bisukiut http:// illustratedbyyaney.wordpress. com

Big thanks to the amazing comunity of Fritzi.Flock on Facebook and Illustrators Nest by Modern Thrive on Facebook


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Lora


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