Saturday, November 14, 2015

"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

In loving memory of the people in France.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Change the world with Little Things - Inspiration

Everyone of us is changing the world. Everyday. We are making a change with what we are doing, with what we are saying, with what we are thinking. It's up to us how the planet we are living on is created. Because we are the creators.
Be Yourself. Be the Inspiration. Be the Change. 

~ Oliver

Monday, March 9, 2015

The YouTube POP ART Wall - An Art Project!

For those of you who haven't seen my YouTube channel yet, I want to tell you a little about one of my recent art projects. Since I'm a huge fan of YouTube in general, I thought about certain ways how to capture this tiny part of "human history" in a painting. For those of you who don't know, the job of an artist can also be about capturing the spirit of the time the artist is living in. So since YouTube is a part of my life (and I'm sure it's a part in your life too) I decided to capture it in a series of paintings. But what should these paintings be about? It should be about YouTubers of course! These people made YouTube to what it is today. But portraits? Realistic paintings of their faces? No, that's too boring and has no meaning. POP ART! That fit's perfectly. Easy lines, bright colours, minimalistic but with a HUGE effect and contrast range. Just like most of the YouTubers started, minimalistic with a HUGE effect. Maybe that's the YouTube spirit?

Take a look at the picture and tell me what you think. Do you like them? Do you like the idea? Maybe you know some of the YouTubers I painted? All I can say is that it's really fun doing these paintings and I do the best I can to paint a lot more to create a HUGE YouTube POP ART Wall!
Thanks for your time and have a wonderful day! :)

~ Oliver

I'm back - A new Beginning

So here I am - back on my blog. A new layout, a different language, but still the same silly country bumpkin! After I created my YouTube channel last year I really neglected my Blog, even though I loved writing those little articles. A lot of things happened - not always good ones - so there is a lot to write about!

If you are wondering why I'm writing in English now, it's just that I get a lot of feedback from all over the world and I don't want to use a language that could be a barrier for someone. I know my English is not perfect, but that's not the point I guess. It's just that I want to connect with you guys more and give everyone the chance to understand what I'm doing and thinking about.

So what's my plan for this blog? I will definitely go on talking to you guys more about my art and about nature. These are the two main things in my life and also for this blog. I'll keep you updated about my YouTube Channel and try to write some extra information about them on here. I also got a new camera a few days ago, so I planned to make some inspirational videos and photos in the near future.

I hope you guys will go with me on this journey and thanks for all the support! :)
I wish you all a wonderful day!

~ Oliver

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to draw a Ming Vase (Speed drawing)

This video shows you how I draw a Ming Vase. The shape of this object is quite easy to draw, the details and shadows makes this drawing rather difficult. But don't let that bother you and try the best you can. I'm sure you can create an interesting drawing when you are following certain rules. 

I hope this video inspires you! :)

~ Oliver

Monday, July 14, 2014

Drawing a Brain with Right and Left Hand (Speed Drawing)

Today I wanna show you a project I've been working on for a while now. For me it's very interesting to express things you can't see or touch, like emotions or thoughts. As a right handed person, my right hand is the "strong" hand. It's the hand I'm working with all the time and the more trained hand. So there is a difference between my right and my left hand and I asked myself, if I could ilustrate this difference in any way. That's why I made this drawing of a brain. It shows the right and the left hemisphere of a human brain. The right side is drawn with my right hand and the left side with my left hand. Not only the process itself was very intersting and new for me, also the result is kinda perplexing. If you are looking closely, you can really see the difference between both sides. The left side is drawn much more roughly than the right side, which is very detailed and rich in contrast. I recorded the whole process with my webcam, so if you are interested check out the video below. Maybe this inspires you in any way. I hope you guys like it and I wish you all the best!
Stay creative! 

~ Oliver

Friday, July 11, 2014

"All I want is to be loved" - Marilyn Monroe Portrait (Speed Painting)

Hello everybody!

In the past I've always shown you my finished paintings and projects. Now I wanna change it and share with you the whole painting process. I'm having a Youtube Channel since May now where I upload Speed Paintings and Speed Drawings from time to time. Today I wanna share with you the painting process of a portrait from the legendary Marilyn Monroe. She once said "All I want is to be loved." and that quote inspired me to do this painting. I hope you guys enjoy it and I am happy for every feedback! :)
Stay creative!

~ Oliver