Drawing - Lither in a very dark place

Madness, just madness.



 

Drawing - family - Process

Two new drawings.

 

1
Okey. . . Lets give this a try.



 

2


Smile....or no smile? 


3


Smile. You are happy dude, for once. SMILE!


4



 

5

DONE 

Smile like you meen it... damn, you need to smile more often!




There is a first time for everything, and new challenges and stuff.
Baby drawing - not done that since 2011 , still very hard... And emotional -.- 

Buut. Lither and Susannah needs some love on paper too, so.
For once ;) 

Drawing - random



Mmmeh ... ute av trening  -.-

Fitness and attention. Good or bad?

What is this to me? 

It's definitely more than one thing.



 


I starts somewhere.

I have always been a person who like to be in activity. It started at a age of 10 when I started doing swimming.
I did so the next 8 years, and had great time with it. I basically grew up in the pool. I got friends there, and I learned that I can be strong if I work for it. I can achieve something if I give it time and patience. I am a winner if I give it all, and more.
I fought to win over my own records, and I did - one by one, but It all had to end sometimes. 
And I still miss it, a bit. I wonder who my scores would have been by now if I kept the pace. 
 

From there I started going to the gym, did some Taekwondo between that, and back to the gym again. 
 

For now I do freeletics as my daily workouts.
Both the GYM version ( Low weight, many rep.) And bodyweight. (Workout with only your body as equipment) 
This is not something that build muscles as in bodybuildning, but its great for loosing weight, and gain a slim and athletic look - which I kind of likes, so I will continue on this path. 




 




What is my goals? 

- As for everyone - I would also like to have a body I'm proud of. I would like to look fit. 
- I want to be healthy and take care of my body. 
- I need to use my body to be happy, so workout is perfect.
- I love the idea of free athlete and that is my ultimate goal, to do weird yoga-stuff (that require a hell of a core - strength) in public :p 
- I was bullied in my childhood and teens. Often because I was so skinny and people told me I was flimsy and a wimp. I had big problems with that for many years, so building strength helped me out of it.
 Speaking of which - Workout is a good way to deal with anger. And nothing works better than sprint until you puke, or take push-ups until your arms collapse. Driven by anger is when new records is set. At least for my part.
Anger becomes some kind of fuel, and you just keep going. I love that feeling. Perhaps I should be angry more often.
- I wanna be the best I can be.
- Fitness improve our general happiness. It give me a routine in my everyday life, and it is something I need to do or else I just end up like: '' Something is not right.'' 
- I won't say I don't like attention, because everyone know that's a lie. I love attention. I don't crave it, but it is always nice when people take notice in the things you do. As for fitness, without the motivation from people around me it can be a real struggle at times. I do share this and that with my progress (hate or love it, I am sorry in advance) , and I'm faaaar from a professional in any level, but I hope it can be a motivation/inspiring to someone, out there. 
- And I think everyone should be proud of their achievement on what they do. Don't hide it (unless you want to). Don't be shy. You are good enough, and any achievement is a good achievement. 



I'm kind of tired of Norway and their policy of : ''Don't believe you are something.''
''Don't show off, because - boastfulness'' 
''Don't be proud, and don't show it because some people might get offended.'' 
''Don't go out there and show who you are and don't ever tell anyone that you are good in something. Because - who the hell are you who can believe something like that.'' 
*Fuck off* 


Are you proud - be proud and show it. The world need more of that. The world need more of people who are happy about them selves. There are too much of a focus on all the negative things on our bodies and in our mind. When can it be allowed, and accepted to tell the world - ''Hey look what I manage to do?''  without people whispering behind your back -'' what an attentionwhore''. And yes. Let me be the first to admit it. Yes - I love attention :) 

 



 

Fun facts - Laughter -

Did you know that : 
 

 Laughter Is Attractive

Research by Dr. Provine found that women laugh 126 percent more than men in cross-gender conversations, with men preferring to be the one prompting the laughter.

In a review of more than 3,700 newspaper personal ads, Dr. Provine revealed that women were 62 percent more likely to mention laughter, including seeking a mate with a sense of humor, while men were more likely to offer humor in their ads.

Read more here

 

There are few things I appreciate more than a good laugh. Seriously, when you see me with laughing cramps - that is a very happy me.
If you are the reason : You can consider yourself as a good friend of mine, because I love people who makes me laugh.

HUMOR, friends! 
I can't say this enough - Humor is so important in our lives, and don't even go : ''I don't have humor'', yes you do! Everyone have... If it's a good one, remains to be seen ;)

Lither+ blood + process

 

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3

4


5 DONE



 

All the Witchers, and favorites. ( Drawings )

As you know. I found out one day in December 2016 that I would like to draw witchers from the larp (Witchers School) I was attending.
Took me 6 months to complete 26 of all the requests I got in.

I did it all for free, with a possibility to buy V.I.P version (buy yourself to the main priority, so you don't have to wait in the line like the others) A few did this.
Though its nice to get some coins from it - I prefer to not draw for money. I really don't like it and the pressure comes with it.
I rather draw as a surprise gift - It's more rewarding :) 
Which also is why I normally turn down any drawing requests I get. Just don't like it.


Anyways.

Here they are.



I had great fun with all of them. Many where a real challenge, and equal where a pain in the ass. Just to mention details like hair, beard, armor, fur, low resolution reference picture (zooming) and hands.
If I did a counting on how many times I did loud swearing, it would sure be a lot. (And that comes from the person who actually don't like to swear in the first place. Ha ha) 

I loved to draw all the faces. Love the difference expressions, play with light and shadows, find the details in the eyes and so on. Just love to recreate a scene that means something to that person I portrayed.

I have a few favorites in this bunch of people. A favorite picture to draw, that is. 
They ended up as that because I felt I could do something I never though I could, or got something right for the first time. It could be small details like - The perfect hair, the shadows that was just great, the amount of time I spend that actually was worth it. If I struggled with something for a long period of time and SUDDENLY got it. . . those kind of details make me proud when I feel I finally ''did it''. And those details create a favorite. 
It is hard for me to be really proud of my drawings, since I am a perfectionist and always find something that could be better. . . but I have learned that I will do my best, and don't focus on the negative, but learn from it.

 



So if I am to pick a favorite out of these it must be this one: 

Why? 
The first thing come to my mind is - When I completed this I had a smile on my face and felt really happy with the end result - I also don't feel very comfortable drawing ladies, so I get really happy when I feel it went well.  Also survived the patience test with the clothing, manage to pass the temptations to rush it.

- Also the endless respond I got from everyone on this one was breathtaking. You actually made me cry some happy tears ;) 

2

I'm really happy with the face and the hand + details in the armor and kind off sorry that I failed the patience test, but I also like the end result like it is in a way to. 
I have always had a weak spot for sketches and rough- raw- look- drawings. 

3

Happy with the fur, face and hair. Also the quality of the reference picture itself. It's clear and have a lot of details I find fun to draw, especially in the face and eyes. For some reason I like the neckline and the shadows there. And the hair, the hair was fun to draw.

 

4


Very happy with the shadows and lightning in the face. I am always tempted to use to much black, which is not good. So I was kind of happy that I remembered it here.
Also struggled with the smile, but think it turned out fine :)

5


A real challenge. Hands just saying. I spend a terrible amount of hours just on the beard and the hair, which also left me with a good feeling in the end. Take time is always worth it.
 

6


I struggled with the whole mouth region, but again - be patient and try your best sometimes work. I remember I felt really happy and satisfied when the last detail was done and I could move on to the rest of the drawing.
Also very, very, very fun to draw a blind eye for once. Always fun to draw something in a face that you have not done before. I really like that.
 

Ok, that must be those I like the best.
But for all in the world - I am really happy with all of the 26. I have learned a lot in the process, and it gave me confidence and happiness.



I have a break now from drawing witchers, and it will be as long as it need to be. But I promise I will have another run eventually.
So wanna have a free drawing of you. . ? Better join the Witcher School, then, and make sure to be around the fantastic photographers who walk around and memorise everything. 
 

 

Thank you :) 

Witcher School Journey - Larp - September 2017- #2

Hype.

And the hype never ends. 112 days to go.
(Hype : extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion. publicityadvertisingpromotionmarketingpuffpufferypropagandaexposure;boostpushfanfarebuild-up; informalplug, plugging, razzmatazzballyhoo )

The hype is so real that it haunts you in your sleep.

I dreamed about the school last night.

I remembered it was about the workshops. But, not really.
A group were taken outside on the left side of the castle. It was something new they added since last run. 
A whole new garden had been made.

I have even added a beautiful drawing made in paint. 


So, as you can see. You enter the park from the stairs, walking straight to the fountain with a statue attached or something. Once you are in the park you can't see anything from the outside world or from the other way around. 
It's really quiet and peaceful place, perfect for meditating . . . 

Anyways. 
So the workshop was to inform us what this place was, and what was allowed and not allowed. 
It was for obvious reasons not allowed to break the fountain, or smoke in the area. The gardener did not like that. (He was present. A really friendly and proud guy in his 50's.) 
Because he should be - the garden was ridiculously beautiful! 
Besides that, be nice to the garden and the garden will be nice to you. 

They also told us that there will be game-play in the garden from time to time, so make sure to step by if you had the time.

___________________________________

So, the hype keeps me hyped during the nights too. 
Secret garden or not, I don't mind Witcher School come to my sleep. It made me oversleep with an hour, this morning. . . so I got late for work. . . 

 

And after a long, wet and good reenactment weekend I got home to see all the pictures from a WS- meetup in Germany. . . I am truly very happy they had such a good time. . . BUT... BUT  - I am so jealous that I could not be there. It's true, I looked though the pictures and cried. (So emotional) 

This love for these people can't be healthy. XD 


I have in my mind a thought of arranging a Witcher meetup in Bergen February next year, and I hope people will come to cold, expensive Norway for a weekend :) 
More about that later.

Drawing - witcher- process

 

1: 
I liked this sketch, kind off,


2

3

4

5

6DONE


 

Drawing - Another witcher + process

Another witcher drawing, with progress pictures.

 

1
Linework

2
Light and dark phase.

3  detail phase

I have this thing of always start the drawing from the top and work dows. Almost without excpetion: Head and face first. Especially eyes.

4
Armour. . . oh I don't like it...Patience test.

5 Almost


6 -Done


 

Another witcher + process

 

Some savings during the process.

 

1

2

3



5 DONE


 

Drawing - Another witcher + process

 

 

1

2

3 Done


 

Drwing - A witcher again + process

Tried to make progressshots, but forgot to take enough pictures... but here is what I have.
 

 

1


(there was suppose to be another drawing here, but cant upload it for some reason) 
 

 

3 Done



 

Dear diary

Few knows, but in my teens I wrote diaries. Every day a little something to sum up the day.
Was not much - Just a few lines of: 

Today I went to school, we had English for 4 hours, I hated it. 
Then I went to swimming, it was hard training today, but I think I did good.
And **** was there today, he is so pretty. 


And something like that. He he. 

I do regret bitterly that I throw the diaries when I started high school. I also stopped writing diaries then.
Reading through my old ones were embarrassing enough. There was no way I could risk anyone find them, and read them! So garbage took care of them.
I regret, because those books really explain my life back then. In detail. 
Few words can say a lot about a person, the way my handwriting worked also changed by my mood when I wrote.
So many secrets I shared in those books. Secrets I never told anyone, though in a mysteriously way, people figured them out anyways.

I don't remember exact what I filled the pages with. But I wrote on a daily basis when I was 12-16 I think, and you can just guess what a young teen thinks about life.
There was a lot about boys, swimming, bulling, loneliness, what music I listened to and highlights of the days. 

In danger of being more personal than what I already am, I will share some sentences I do remember I wrote: 

 



1 :  Dear diary. I am sleeping over at a friends place tomorrow. I can't wait. It will be so great. Eating pizza, play games and just be happy. 

2: Dear diary. Today after the swim training and boy from our class stood outside and asked if my dad was gonna drive me home. ( His basketball training was over the same time as my swimming training, so from time to time we chatted a bit before going different ways) 
I said yes, and he asked very politely if he could join since we were going the same way. I said yes, and was very happy. He never talks to me at school, and he is so nice too.

3: Dear diary: Am I gonna die alone? I don't wanna be lonely for the rest of my life.

4: Dear diary. I hate my life. Why am I so ugly? Why don't people like me, and why can't I look like the other girls, having curves and nice clothing that fit their bodies? 

5: Dear diary. **** talked to me on the swimming training, he even gave me a hug. It was his birthday. I am so happy. 

6: Dear diary. How I wish I could have that friend who trusted me with their problems, so I can listen and be supportive. How I wish for someone who trust me, and will come to me when they need someone. I wanna be that someone to someone. But, I am always so shy. Why can't I be more outgoing, more brave? 

7: Dear diary. I want a boyfriend, but I am afraid of sex. I don't want a boyfriend. . . what shall I do? Never mind . . . nobody wants me anyways.

8. Dear diary. Been to school again. Boring day, as always. Trouble and lots of noise in the class, I can't focus.

9. Dear diary. I got a new score on 50m crawl today! 

10. Dear diary. I am SO in love, its painful! I have loved him for 3 years now, but I never told him, nor will I ever do. Why bother. But, oh. Have not seen him for a while, but sometimes I see him on the supermarket, all popular, funny and make his friends laugh. A friend tell me that he has a girlfriend. Of course he does. Such an angel can't be single.

11. Dear diary. I spent an hour on the stairs today, cuddling with out cat. It was freezing cold, but worth it. He is so beautiful. I love him.

12. Dear diary. Its friday - that means patties and french fries and Cola in front of the TV with mum and stepdad. I like fridays.

13. Dear diary. Today I have been drawing all evening while listening to music. Time pass on faster this way. 

14. Dear diary. God, I hate school. Hate it hate, hate it, hate it! 

15. Dear diary. I hate my self again. I'm ugly and stupid. I'm in love, but nobody wants me. I'm 16, and unkissed. I will die alone. 

16. Dear diary. Don't trust anyone, don't tell anyone anything - they will lie and betray you. Stop being so naive!

17. Dear diary. Oh my God - The lord of the rings was amazing. Its the best movie I ever seen. I have to see it again! I can't believe it. Wow! Elves <3 




And so on.
Heh.
Hard to be a teen. And just in case, I am very changed from that girl today. I have learned from my mistakes, I have fought the hard times and slowly build back the confidence I never had. Today I am happy with who I am, and very thankful for all the people supporting me through this journey called life.
 

:) 

Drawing - Thryg character design- process


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2

3 - Done


Been so long since last char. design now. Im out of training...

Hjemmeside for bøkene mine

Hei.


Jeg skal være ærlig og går rett på sak.

Jeg har mistet litt gleden av å skrive, og jeg velger å dele bøkene mine helt gratis via en hjemmeside jeg har laget.
Det vil bli oppdelt kapittel for kapittel, bok for bok.
Så kan folk lese, følge som de vil.
Illustrasjoner vil også følge med fra tid til annen. (Egne tegninger såklart) 

Syns det er trist at 5 bøker skal ligge å støve på en fil, så timene må komme til nytte på ett vis, så hvorfor ikke gi noe tilbake til dere flotte mennsker.

Helt gratis og uforpliktende lesning! 

Hjemmesiden finner du her: 
alverogsaant.simplesite.com 


Vil starte med å publisere : ' Den forviste alveprinsen '- oppdatert versjon.
Kapittel for kapittel, kommer an på hvor stor/små de er.
Inkludert skrivefeil og alt som følger med.


Så.
Håper du har lyst å følge skriveriene mine der. 


Del gjerne videre :) 

 

Witcher School Journey - September 2017- #1

TICKETCONFIRMATION JUST HAPPEND!

Now the HYPE starts all over again! 
SO MUCH HYPE THAT I NEED TO WRITE IN CAPSLOCK!

Ok, breathe. . . relax, it's just a LARP.

NO- IT IS NOT!
It can never be ''just'' a larp. Neverever - so, so, so much more.

Anyways
________________________

I sat the timer on 18:00, 17th. May - when the ticket-sale where announced to be open.
So I ran to the computer at that time, and bought my ticket. Since the 17th is a red day, the registration from the bank wont happen before the 18th. 
And it can take up to 5 working days before it goes through. It did not stop me from constantly refresh my email, for this message: 




And I just got it! 

I am going back to the school in September! 
I am so happy right now. The HYPE is real again, and I am jumping of joy at work. Smiling to guests and colleagues is SO easy now.

And the best part: Everything is ready! (I have no patience, so vacation, hotels and plane is already booked and confirmed)

In theory I can lean back and just wait for the departure day. . . In reality I can't. I will torture myself with this endless waiting, count days, weeks, hours. And annoy people with my hype for this geeky event in Poland, on this geeky castle, with these geeky people. Eat geeky food, drink geeky drinks, play geeky games, fight geeky monsters, do geeky jokes . . . 


(Google search -Not my picture)


Now its almost time to brew new potions, prepare the new gear ( start packing?)
It's is kind of crazy how big this event have affected my life, and how amazing it is. Might be hard to understand for some people. It's hard to explain, but it is just like the one dream you never thought could come true, and suddenly it is there. Suddenly you live it, you are a part of it.
I always knew I was a weirdo, but this just adds up to it - confirms it, and its f**cking OK


This will be my 3rd run, and it just gets better.
My character - Bodil, is leveling up, growing and turning into a witcher. Both good and bad sides will affect her life, and it already do. She is changing, slowly into a monster - a freak. 
How will this affect her, how have it affect her? Who is her friends, who is her enemies?  All these questions needs an answer. 



_______________________________________________________
And for this post - I have done this before, so therefore it is tradition. :p 
Blog update on my witcher school experience from beginning to ending, all the events,  for whomever must find this interesting.


I am super thankful now! 
Very- very HAPPY.


BODIL- is very happy, her journey continues!
 
 

Drawing - Witcher of The Witcher School



 

Today - 3 years ago

Can't imagine its been 3 years already.

3years since a dude in a fancy dress decided that we are not good enough to be fosterparents/nor adopt a child.
3 years... feels like yesterday.

An experience I envy NO-ONE.
There are many painful things in this world... but to hear from an expert that they dont think a child is safe within your house... That is not something one easily forgets.

I know it would be. But my love is not enough.
Rejected by the nature and rejected by the adoptioncompany... is .. yeah.. Accept it or don't - It wont change anything.

awhf. no well.
Rant of the day- Just had to get it out.

I wish you a good day.

Drawing



 

Drawing - Another witcher



 

When people actually listen to you.

Ever experienced that moment when you think you have THE story to tell:  As you talk you suddenly notice that there is complete silence around you - everyone in the radius of 2 meter is actually listening to you. People have stopped what they were doing and turned their faces towards you.

And THEN you realize : '' My story is not really that interesting, and, I am the only one finding this story funny anyways.'' And I have this incapitabillity of dragging people into the storytelling thing. It's not funny unless you are there while the story happen. 
Creds to those people who have that gift of telling stories, vocally!  Teach me.

Ever been there? 
Heh. It both amusing, funny, embarrising, awkward, but yet - a good feeling.
People (want to) listen to you, even if there were no story to tell.

I always get a bit like: ''Ehm, I forgot my point now'' - moment - while that happens. Whatever I was suppose to say just vanished in the air.
In that case - Just laugh it off. . . Use to work in most situation. ;) 



And, I don't even know what I wanted with this post. Just wanted to say that.
So in any case - continue with what whatever you were doing.
I have listen to classic music for hours (Beethoven in fact) while drawing.
Sometimes is just that day.

:) 
 

 

Drawing - The bard



 

You'll get older too.

Lets talk about aging.

First thing first.
I don't actually mind getting older. As long as I can be who I am, be silly, childish and keep practicing my hobbies I'm cool.
As long as I have my friends - age is not important.

But sometimes you just have a bad day. You look in the mirror, see wrinkles around your eyes and lips. You have reach the golden 30's, and suddenly you just feel and look old. . .  (Bad days, yes. We all have them) Everyone around you is still young and pretty, everyone accept you.
As you keep thinking how the world will end, suddenly a light shines on your face - and you realize that you have friends. . . who will get older too. Age with you, so we will get old and wrinkly together. . .

And then everything is fine.

;) 




Age with style - keyword.
Nothing is more cooler than cool people, no matter age.
Nothing is cooler than people who know who they are, and are not afraid to show it, no matter age. 

So - Be cool :) 

Witcher - drawing.



 

Drawing- Witcher adept



 

Poland - congratulations.

POLAND  has its national day today!

And after Witcher School - LARP, and travelled to Poland 3 times last year, I feel like it's became my second home.
I love this country and its people so - so much. 

First Krakow as a 'normal' vacation.
Had such a nice weather, the people were wonderful, and they have a ton of vegan restaurants and beautiful parks <3 Not to mention the friendly prices on everything. 


So, this post is for you.


Then, the WS took over my world completely. 
Now I need to travel to Poland twice a year, to attend both editions.



Happy national day!

Friends and laughing.

 

There are two things in this world that make me sincerely happy.

1: Friends
2: Laughing 
= Laughing with friends.

 

Combine the two of these - and I could not wish for anything more.

If I should look back and put my finger to my most happiest moments it always lands on any moment where cramps takes me, and moments where I just can't breathe because of laughing.
Of what - does not matter. 
Laughing is the best painkiller next after Morphine and crying.

Laugh together with friends. N O T H I N G, just nothing is better, in my point of view.
Not chocolate, not Pepsi Max, not sex, not Witcherschool (!) 

A life without humor is a damn sad life. A life without laughter is no life.

It's  funny when the cramps takes me though. Like, for real.
Not a sound comes from me, just endless shaking. . . then, a heavy gasp for breath. . . before continuing.
Ah, life <3 !

Btw, tickeling me for that results is not allowed! I can make you deaf in the process :p 

Drawing - witcher and shadowboxing



 

Drawing - Another witcher



 

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Lithanna

Lithanna

30, Bergen

En tegne/trene og skriveblogg. Jeg kommenterer ikke på andre blogger. Interesser: Tegning, skriving, dyrevelferd, hund, trening, reanactment, laiv, spill, sang og kor. I Juli 2015 fikk jeg min første fantasybok publisert. ''Klanen''

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