210 hours of work. 3.2 million ink dots. 1 drawing.
This is beautiful! A drawing made by Miguel Endara of his Dad, called ‘Hero’. This is the making-of video.
I love drawing and sketching, and I know how much patience and time is needed to get the closest perfect result of what you set out to draw in the beginning. I have to say I’m a bit jealous of Miguel’s patience and skill to create this beautiful piece :) Congratulations ! (And the video has had 1.3m plays in 3 days..and counting. )
Some pictures taken today during my morning jog. Yes, once again I couldn’t help but stop and capture some of the most beautiful views I’ve been noticing, with trees bursting with beautiful red and green shades, which today were mirrored perfectly on the calm waters of the lake. As I leave Stockholm at the end of next month, I’m trying to absorb as much as this beautiful city has to offer until then. As a big fan of green spaces and nature, these kind of mornings spent running through such pure surroundings, really make me happy.
Today in the afternoon, MadmFia, who is a great artist in our class, held a little workshop on Doodling. It’s been a long time since DM12 had a workshop for the class, and this one came at a perfect time to help us unwind and relax from the stress these last weeks at school can be.
MadmFia started with a little inspiration, showing some beautiful illustrations of her own and other artists, whilst explaining to us the artistic value behind those drawings. She also layed out some objects on a table in front of us for some inspiration, as well as some art magazines to look through if we wanted.
To the sound of Gotan Project, we then started doodling non stop for an hour. I really enjoyed it, especially because I love drawing in my free time, this was a new approach to drawing. A great way to end the day!
Recently I came across this beautiful hairdresser shop-front here in Stockholm: UNIK. I really loved how the old typography & style of the words Frisör (meaning hairdresser in Swedish) stand above the front entrance.
I don’t know if it was already there before UNIK, but either way I was really drawn to the contrast between the old and the new styles. In fact what I saw first was the word Frisör, staring at me as I was crossing the road. I had to stop and take a picture.
“His images showcase the wonder a city inspires in those who experience it. James’ subjects are twofold, a cityscape below and the viewer above, superimposed by light and the reflection of glass. The city is seen through the silhouette of the viewer, portraying a range of human emotions from love to peaceful reflection to playful wonder. Jasper’s travels through China have inspired this series, a breathtaking look at life in the city from a new and refreshing perspective.” via The Coolist
When I saw these pictures they really felt like a fresh way to see travelling related pictures. To see them from above, and imagine what it’s like to be on those streets right at the bottom of those glass windows. Another simple yet touching piece of photography, with great power behind it, literally. Reminds me of the Shanghai skyline too.
Spotted this beautiful and cosy store while interviewing people for our idea generation workshop today. What looked like a boutique coffee shop, on Nybrogatan, had a unique front, with artificial grass and cute sitting space outside. Not to mention the really sweet logo on the window, teamed with the lines around it’s borders to finish off the picturesque scenery for passers by!
I had to stop and take a picture of it. I’ll try and go in next time, it looked perfect inside too!
“The doll room, strung with Christmas lights, twinkles around her merrily. Bits of tulle and fuzzy yarn hang mistily from the rafters. As her eyes get used to the dim barn and its glimmering light, she sees that there are dolls everywhere, of all possible sizes, perched on nest of leaves and swinging from birch branches and asleep in polished walnut-shell cradles.”
I'm Ana Cecilia, Born & raised in beautiful Porto, Portugal. Currently I'm working at Made by Many as a Service Designer. In June this year I graduated from the Digital Media program at Hyper Island in Stockholm.
This blog started as a way to document my journey as a Hyper Island student and my learnings & experiences. I've continued to use it as a means to explore and document my surroundings and things that inspire me.