Saturday, July 29, 2006


Qilué Veladorn, Chosen of Mystra and one of the Seven Sisters.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Call Me

Because giving your kid a mobile phone for Christmas doesn't mean you're done with your parental duty.

Monday, July 24, 2006


I've been on vacation in Rome for ten days, thus the lack of updates. Rome is beautiful, but the heat is killing you if you go there in summer. Since then I painted and sketched eight hours a day and now I'm in a nice work rhythm, which is a good feeling.

Some photos of Rome:

There's a dress code to get into St. Peter's. We watched some people in their struggle to get in, arguing with the guards. Some tried to cover up their shoulders with towels, their hands, and others ... with maps:


And two interesting links:

Here is an interesting documentary on living in the Gaza strip. I don't have nearly enough background knowledge to comment on it politically, so I can just say that I find some of the opinions and actions of both sides shown in the documentary shocking.

The first 24 minutes of a film called 'Scanner Darkly' can be viewed here. The style is interesting, albeit not perfect and probably not to everyone's taste. Still, it's nice to see experiments in the film business.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Recent Paintings

The medieval festival in Linz last Saturday was great. The day was a bit cloudy and rainy, so I could try out my cloak for the first time. Nothing can beat the feeling of walking through the shopping street of a city all cloaked up. I smiled through the whole day.
All in all, I'm very impressed by what the OÖ Familienbund achieved. You could see they put a lot of effort in the festival. There was no entrance fee (usually it's just free for people dressed in medieval clothes) and in the evening there were two concerts which were also for free, thanks to sponsors that the Familienbund found. Very, very impressive. There were also a lot of events going on and a good amount of sellers. I had a great time.
I'd have loved to share it with somebody but my brother and his girlfriend were still in Graz to study for their exams. Really, the only thing that would have made the festival better would have been being there people who enjoyed it as much as I did.

I also got asked for information at least 10 times because people thought I was one of the helpers.


Couple of recently finished paintings:

My entry for this round of the DAF artbattle. There are loads of extremely cool entries there. I was blown away by the sheer amount of skills.

A painting that I've been working on and off for a couple of months. I simply can't get it right, so I've abandoned it now.

And a practice head done some time ago. Playing with skin tones.