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Journal Entry: Fri Jun 29, 2012, 2:17 PM
Another invitation, another Art Fair. This time in New York!
Unfortunately I won't be there myself but two of my works will. One of them is my latest drawing Rise/Fall which is also being used as promotional material. What more can I ask? ;)

The exhibition will take place from 3 to 5 August. For more information, click on the image below.





Take care,
Henrik

  • Listening to: Alberto Iglesias - Petite Fleur
As you might have read in my previous journal entry, I was in London last week for the Parallax Art Fair which took place at the Chelsea Old Town Hall. For those who are also invited for a future show, or otherwise just curious, here's how I experienced it.

It was wonderful. Everything was well organized and the staff was very friendly and helpful. You could tell that they genuinely cared about the participants and the artworks.

What I enjoyed most though, was the diversity of the artists and how they interacted. A mixture of completely different people from different countries and different backgrounds, respecting and enjoying each others presence, not just for the decency of it but due to the one thing they all shared: appreciation for art.

Unfortunately the amount of sold artworks was very low but that didn't stop anyone from enjoying those 4 days, least of all me. The experience itself, the colorful people and the fun and interesting conversations with them were simply priceless.

Long story short, if you ever get the opportunity to partake in such an event, don't hesitate! Trust me, you won't regret it.

Henrik


PS: I put up some photos on my homepage. You can see them here if you like.
  • Listening to: The Cinematic Orchestra - Breathe
I was invited to participate in the PAF exhibition which takes place from 16th to 18th February 2012 in London, UK.
I submitted three works as required and yesterday I received an email saying that two of them have been selected for the exhibition.

It's the first time that I take part in something like this and I find it very exciting. I've also decided to travel to London during that week and actually be there at the exhibition. It's not mandatory but I figured what could be a better reason to visit London than this, right?

Anyway, just wanted to share this cool news with you guys. Also, to anyone who lives in London and/or has experience with PAF: if there's anything I should know, feel free to drop me a line. I could use, and will appreciate, any suggestion.

Thanks in advance,
Henrik
  • Listening to: Soothing saxophone and piano music

Still around

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 7, 2011, 1:36 PM
- Originals for sale
- FAQ
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Boy it's a long time since I wrote a journal entry...
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive *double-checks in the mirror* and to share with you an online interview I did a couple of days ago. It's done by Khuan Tru. He's a fellow deviant who has interviewed a lot of artists, and I had the pleasure of being one of them.
So here it is. You can read it here if you're interested.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the constant support, despite my inactivity here for quite a while. I'll try to be back soon with some new works.

Cheers

  • Listening to: The Swell Season - Back Broke

Temporary absence

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 12, 2009, 2:27 AM
- Originals for sale
- FAQ
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Just want to say that I'm putting DA on hold for a while.
I'm extremely busy with a study for my job (programming) and it's taking all the time I've got. It'll be like that for a couple of months so I won't be active here until I'm done.
I will log in from time to time, just to read the latest comments and news but that will be it; no submissions, replies or journals.

Once again, thank you for the great support so far and I'll see you guys in a couple of months.

Take care,
Henrik

  • Listening to: Liz Wright - Stop

Journal update

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 1, 2009, 2:08 PM
Sticky: Originals for sale
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Some of my drawings have been featured in the 6th issue of the online art magazine Area Zinc.
The topic of this issue is called 'Delirium 1' which is available here:

www.area-zinc.com

Take a look if you're interested. There are a lot of great artworks to enjoy.

Thanks for reading.
Henrik

  • Listening to: Saigon Kick - Love is on the way

Originals for sale

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 30, 2008, 7:24 AM
Update (30-12): removed the sold drawings and added a new one.

As the title says, some of my original drawings are available for sale. I'm planning to make some new works with a certain theme that I'm gonna use for an upcoming exhibition, so I won't need these for that matter.

The following works are available:

Inspiration by shimoda7 Waiting by shimoda7 Portrait of a girl by shimoda7

Simplicity by shimoda7 Dancer 2 by shimoda7  Audrey Tautou by shimoda7

Note/email me if you're interested, and I'll give you a price quotation.
(only serious requests please)

Henrik

  • Listening to: Chevaliers De Sangreal
  • Drinking: coffee

A little inspiration

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 22, 2008, 5:47 AM
I came across this poem some time ago and I loved it, so I thought I'd share it with you guys.
Apparently it's a modified version of The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent M. Keith and has been written on the wall of Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta. Either way, these are words to live by.

Wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2009!

Henrik


People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.  

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and your true self;
It never was between you and them anyway.


  • Listening to: Pink Floyd - Breathe
  • Drinking: Tea
I receive a lot of questions regarding my art, and although I'm trying not to ignore anyone I don't have enough time to answer the same questions over and over again. So I decided to answer them in my journal for everyone who's interested.

Q) How long have you been drawing?
A) I've been drawing on and off since I was a kid, but in the past five years I've been a lot more active on that front.

Q) How old are you?
A) It's right there on my user page but alright, I'm 40 (update: 42).

Q) Have you studied art, or had any art training?
A) No, I'm self-taught. My drawing skills are just the result of what I like to call "the 3 P's": Passion, Practice and Precision.

Q) I like your ideas. Where do you get your inspiration from?
A) Different things. It can be an experience, a thought, a feeling or even a song. Getting an idea is easy, if we're open to it. The hard(er) part is to translate that idea into an artwork using our artistic language and limited tools.

Q) Would you draw me/my friend/me AND my friend/... for free?
A) Nope. Maybe one day, when everything else in the world is free. Until then, you're welcome to commission me.

Q) Are you planning to write some tutorials about drawing?
A) I am, really. It's just that writing a decent tutorial is a time consuming thing, at least for me, so I don't know when I'll be able to make one. It is on my to-do list though.

Thanks for reading,
Henrik

PS: Let me take this opportunity to thank you guys again for all your kind comments, favs and watches. I appreciate every one of them :)
  • Listening to: Imogen Heap - Have you got it in you?
  • Drinking: coffee

Secret life of Henrik

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 2, 2008, 12:41 PM
Sticky: Originals for sale
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Saw this in :iconrtyson:'s journal and thought it might be fun, and it was!
So here we go:


RULES:
Go to Google and type in your first name and the phrase. Copy and paste the first sentence/phrase you get that makes sense.

Q: Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search.
A: Henrik Needs Help!

Q: Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search.
A: Henrik looks like a god and Pavel looks like the elephant man. (:lmao: oh boy, I don't know who Pavel is but I feel sorry for him already)

Q: Type in "[your name] says" in Google search.
A: Henrik says nothing.

Q: Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search.
A: Henrik wants to be king of the swingers. (excuse me???)

Q: Type in "[your name] does" in Google search.
A: Henrik does the good old stair trick.

Q: Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search.
A: Henrik hates everything. (sometimes I do :D)

Q: Type in "[your name] asks" in Google search.
A: Henrik asks her to be brave. (and catch that mouse!!!)

Q: Type in "[your name] goes" in Google search.
A: Henrik Goes Wild. (:strip:)

Q: Type in "[your name] likes " in Google search.
A: Henrik likes bouncing around the room in his bouncer. (I don't think so!)

Q: Type in "[your name] eats " in Google search.
A: Henrik eats me! (HEY!)

Q: Type in "[your name] wears " in Google search.
A: Henrik wears a large floppy hat. (eww)

Q: Type in "[your name] was arrested for" in Google Search.
A: no results found! (well, what can I say? we're good people ;))

  • Listening to: Comfortably Numb
  • Reading: email
  • Drinking: Cola
I've been featured in the AntiDull Online Art Magazine, an e-magazine that features traditional artists and art photographers from all over the world.
They contacted me a couple of weeks ago and said they wanted to use two of my drawings for the April issue. One of them ended up on the cover too which was a nice surprise.
You can check them out here. There are a lot of great artworks to enjoy.

Also, I'm working on a new drawing. It's a still life with the usual weirdness :D I hope I can submit it by the end of the week (edit: already done)

Thanks for reading,
Henrik
I've been tagged by my good buddy :iconlucatedde: A nice dude but right now he's nr. 1 on my list of people who I'm gonna get soon! :evillaugh:

Anyway, according to the rules I have to write 8 random facts about myself, so here we go:

1- My nickname is the name of my favorite character from my favorite book by my favorite writer :D Donald William Shimoda from 'Illusions' by Richard Bach.

2- I hate mathematics and politics. Instead, I love biology, physics and chemistry. I was the only one at school who had the key to our school lab. I also had a small lab at home. My parents were always afraid that I would blow something up someday. (un)fortunately I didn't :D

3- I'm a movie freak. Every time I go to the local videotheque I can hardly find a movie I haven't seen before.

4- I can easily remember the name of every song, artist, movie or actor I've ever seen or heard. I don't even try, I just do.

5- I love the sound of the classical guitar. I also have one myself which I play every now and then.

6- Every time I draw I listen to the album 'No Angel' from Dido. I don't know why, it just feels right.

7- I have sleep problems. I don't remember the last time I fell asleep quickly and slept through the whole night.

8- I never pass on chain letters. Same goes for journal tags so I'm not going to tag anyone now. Sorry folks, if you wanna share something about yourself, feel free to tag yourself ;)
I heard something quite interesting the other day so I thought I'd share it with you guys.

A fellow deviant sent me a message asking me if I knew that Shia LaBeouf has put "prisoner of my own" as a big tattoo on the side of his ribcage. She also sent me a picture of him where I could clearly see it. I was like "what the...?" so obviously I didn't know :D
For those who don't know Shia, he is a young actor known from "Disturbia", "Transformers" and "Indiana Jones 4" (currently filming).

Here's the picture and a piece of an interview where he talks about the tattoo:

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Q: That's cool. Do you have any other tattoos?
Shia LaBeouf: [pulls up shirt to reveal another tattoo on side of his back] Yeah, there's this one right here.

Q: Oh, that's cool.
Shia LaBeouf: It's like an artist drawing his own prison.

Q: And what inspired that one?
Shia LaBeouf: Just life. That's where I'm at.

Q: Did you draw it yourself or have a friend that did it?
Shia LaBeouf: No. It's an art piece that I've seen many years ago. It's always been a cool visual for me. It's kind of how it feels too. You know you do put yourself… because you always talk about the stardom or what not and the more you do this, then the more successful you are. You're entrapping yourself, you know, because regardless of if you want to be a personality or not, that's part of the game, so that sort of represents that to me a little bit.
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Interview source
i'm resubmitting my entire gallery. the images are being replaced by ones with a watermark 'cause i'm tired of seeing my work being ripped and placed on websites and online galleries as if they were their own. even here on DA!
i've received a lot of notes from people who have seen such cases (thank you guys!) so i figured it's time to do something about it. i also want to give you all an advice: watermark your work! it can happen to you too.
take care.
Henrik
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