Kokeshi Contest

Anyone up for a little art contest!?

I really love Kokeshi dolls.  You can take the same image or figure and create anything you want out of it!

I would like you to decorate this Kokeshi doll.  You can make it any way you like!  Digital, traditional, paper cut, it doesn’t matter the medium.  I would suggest to print/trace it onto a thick paper/board before using paints or makers.

Deadline for this contest is November 1st.

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Draw Me Something!

Handmade art always takes time. It takes skill. It takes a horrendous number of mistakes.  It takes sleepless nights and years of practice.

No one wakes up one day and just says “oh, I know! I’ll become a talented artist today!” Yeah, that’s not how it works. It takes a lifetime to earn the skills.  The amount of patience that’s required is more than the “average person” can spare.

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Hollow Unicorn

First artwork in Mongolia! It took far longer than it should have. It’s a subject I am not used to, and we had no furniture, whatsoever, while I was drawing. I had to sort of slump over the kitchen island while drawing. It wasn’t the most comfortable of experiences, I can tell you that haha!

I am hoping the result of this piece sets the mood for the rest of the work to come!

Oh!  And don’t forget.  You can submit your photos to be included in the new book coming.  For more info: https://www.renekunertart.com/2018/08/14/still-a-graphite-junkie/

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Still A Graphite Junkie

Would you like to be an artwork?  Would you like to be featured in an art book? 

I am taking photo submissions until the moment I am ready to begin printing!  There are no official timelines with this book.

The biggest differences between this one and the last:  More art! Less text! More time!

I am again on the search for photos that I can use for references for drawings that will be included in this book. I will need to have a limited commercial usage permission for each photo, as well. Just as the last book, I would like to also use submissions from my friends and fans, as well as other projects in the future. But, before you send me a photo, here is a little information. Please, be sure to read it thoroughly!

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Summer News

Most of you know now that we are moving to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia this summer.

This week will be the end of our internet connection and phone contract here in Tallinn. This means I won’t be online much until after we get to Bonn for vacation. I will be able to give updates of the move at random times, I am sure.

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30 Day Challenge

So, with the help of some friends, here are a few challenges for you artists who are watching!

The idea is to keep your pencil moving, even if you aren’t in the mood for drawing.  This will keep the wrists from getting “rusty” while you wait on inspiration.

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Data Protection and the EU

There has been a lot of talk lately about the new EU regulations on data protection.  It isn’t exactly clear to the end user what this means.  However, it appears to be a big deal in the EU government to strictly regulate the use of the private data of a user. 

But what is private data??  Yeah, here is where the fun comes in.  Everything.

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Woof

Woof! I don’t draw animals often, but sometimes I make exceptions.  This would be one of those times!  Just look at that face.  How could I not take the challenge? :D

Because of our impending move, it took me MUCH longer than it should have.  I think about a week while working on it a little each day.  I can’t remember exactly how long each day. 

The person who commissioned this is giving it as a gift to someone else, so I certainly hope they don’t see this post haha!

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