Monday, 8 August 2016

June and July favourites

A couple of months ago I decided to join other artists (-and actually as checked instagram- to some make-up lovers haha.. :) I mean I don't have problems with people who do make-up but I never use anything, except nailvarnish twice a year and eye something /I cannot even remember of its name../ once in 5 years.. in fact maybe I should, probably I would be pretty sometimes, not just comfy :) ) ... anyway, where have I started..? oh yes, so I decided to join others in illustrating our monthly favourites.

Nehany honapja elhataroztam, hogy csatlakozom mas muveszekhez (-es mint kiderult, ahogy megneztem az instagramot- nehany sminkes-imadohoz hihi.. :) ugy ertem, nincs problemam azokkal, akik sminkelnek, csak en sosem hasznalok semmit, kiveve hogy ketszer kifestem a kormom evente, es 5 evente egyszer kihuzom a szemem.. pedig lehet, hogy kene, es akkor nem csak kenyelmes lennek mindig, hanem csini is :) ) de hol is tartottam..? o igen, szoval ugy dontottem, csatlakozom a havi kedvenceink illusztralasahoz.

And the reasons?
* I have a terrible-terrible-terrible memory, unbelievably bad, seriously.. I can remember of dates or information or movies, but I cannot remember of moments, if you know what I mean. 
* Great practice! This way I can come out of my comfort zone, because I have to draw many different things, not just nature-inspired stuff.
* It's good to have ongoing projects where we have time-pressure created by ourselves.

Az ok pedig:
* Nagyon-nagyon-nagyon rossz a memoriam, hihetetlenul rossz, de tenyleg.. Tudok emlekezni datumokra, informaciokra, filmekre, de keptelen vagyok emlekeket felidezni, ha ertitek, hogy ertem.
* Nagyszeru gyakorlas! Igy muszaj kilepnem a komfortzonambol, hiszen kulonbozo dolgokat kell rajzolnom, nem csak termeszet-inspiralta dolgokat.
* Jo ha van az embernek olyan projectje, amiben idonyomas van, amit sajat maga szab, maga miatt muszaj csinalnia.

So in this post I'll show you my favourites from June and July, and I'll give you a bit more details than on instagram or facebook - 'cause if you're here it might mean you love also reading a bit more about things :)

Ugyhogy ebben a posztban megmutatom a kedvenceimet juniusbol es juliusbol, es irok roluk kicsit hosszabban, mint instagramon vagy facebookon - hiszen ha itt vagytok, az azt jelentheti, hogy szerettek olvasni kicsit tobbet dolgokrol :)



So my favourite things in June:

1. my camera. It's not new, but I haven't used it too often lately. So now I will :)
2. date-day with my love. We started having date-days in June, because we hardly ever spent quality time together. (We live together, but somehow we seemed to forgot that we are not just two people living next to each other.)
3. cheese-y bun with my sister. Nice and soft from Marks & Spencer :)
4. wacom tablet. Highlight of the month! The most basic one, but I've wanted this for so long... And it turned out it's a great investment!
5. flowers from him. (Haven't got any for so long :) )
6. holiday. Second highlight of the month :)
+1 making this sketchbook!

Tehat a kedvenceim juniusban:

1. fenykepezo. Nem uj, viszont mostanaban nem nagyon hasznaltam. Hat most fogom :)
2. randinap. Juniusban kezdtuk, az oka pedig, hogy nagyon keves minosegi idot toltunk egyutt. (Noha egyutt elunk, ugy tunik, elfelejtettuk, hogy nem csak ket egymas mellett levo ember vagyunk.)
3. sajtos pogacsa a Hugommal. Fincsi, puha a Marks & Spencer-bol :)
4. wacom rajztabla. A honap fenypontja! A legalapabb, de olyan regota szerettem volna... Es mint kiderult, nagyszeru befektetes volt!
5. viragok Tole. (reg nem kaptam :) )
6. nyaralas. A 2-es szamu fenypontja a honapnak :)
+1 ennek a fuzetnek a keszitese!


Favourite things in July (this time I wanted to practice my writing, some handdrawn fonts)

* The Terminal. The movie with Tom Hanks, it's such a great movie, I cannot believe I missed it until now! 
* The National Gallery. One day after work we visited this museum with my sister. I'm not a fan of the paintings of the early centuries, but you always can find there enough things to see, and your time is never enough :)
* Victoria & Albert Museum. My all time favourite museum!
* sesame bagel with vegetarian bacon :)
* piggie drawings (I'll show them later. It's on the list because I thought I'll be able to finish them until my monthly favourite pic, but I didn't)
* Flipped. Another movie this month. This one is so cute and nice, and the dresses are so pretty in it :) It quickly became one of my favourite movies ever!
* picnic with colleagues in Green Park 
* 4 bordeaux dogs. This is what I'd call heaven... I love dogs, and I love fields, and where they meet, it cannot be bad!
* Sunny afternoon musical. I didn't know The Kinks by name, just the songs, but we found this musical, and we had a guest here, so we decided to watch that. And now.. we would love to see it again soooo badly....!

Juliusi kedvencek (ezuttal az irasom akartam gyakorolni, nehany kezzel rajzolt betutipust)

* Terminal. Tom Hankssel. Nagyszeru film, nem is ertem, hogy maradt eddig ki eddig az eletembol!
* Nemzeti Galeria Londonban. Egy nap munka utan ellatogattunk ebbe a muzeumba a Hugommal. Nem vagyok oda a korai szazadok festmenyeiert, de boven akad annyi erdekes latnivalo, hogy az ido sosem eleg :)
* Victoria es Albert Muzeum. A legkedvencebbem.
*szezamos bagel vegetarianus szalonnaval :)
* malacrajzok (kesobb mutatom oket. Szerepel a listan, mert azt hittem, be fogom fejezni, mire a havi kedvenceket csinalom, de nem jott ossze egyelore)
* Valtozo szerelem. Egy masik film ebben a honapban. Olyan cuki, es a ruhak olyan klasszak benne :) Hamar a legkedvencebbeim koze kerult!
* piknik kollegakkal a Green Parkban
* 4 bordeaux-i dog. Mennyorszag... Imadom a kutyakat, imadom a mezoket, ahol pedig ezek talalkoznak, az rossz nem lehet!
* Sunny afternoon musical. Nem ismertem a The Kinks nevu egyuttest nevrol, csak a szamaikat, de talaltuk ezt a musicalt, es vendegunk volt, ugyhogy ugy dontottuk, megnezzuk egyutt. Es most.. Uuuujra szeretnenk latniii....!

That's all for now, sorry for the long post, the next one in this series will be just about one month :) 

Ennyi most, elnezest a hosszu posztert, a kovetkezo ebben a sorozatban csak egy honaprol fog szolni :)
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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Leafy patterns - autumn

There is not much I can say about this collection, and there are no work-in-progress photos either, because I simply forgot taking some.. :) (if you're interested, check out my previous post about a similar painting)

Sokat nem tudok irni errol a kollekciorol, es sajnos nincsenek folyamatkepek sem, mert szimplan elfelejtettem kesziteni parat.. :) (ha erdekel, csekkoljatok az elozo posztom egy hasonlo festesrol)


But some thoughts about the techniques: I started painting the leaves in my huge sketchbook, just because I felt like painting something. These turn out always my best work, I think, when I do something without any purpose in the beginning. 
Later I added some birds, and I created patterns in Photoshop, but I couldn't decide which one looks best, so I decided to like them all :) And after I designed another pattern, kept my watercolour leaves, put them into a repeat, and I added a background colour as well, and liked that too :)

De azert nehany gondolat a technikakrol: a hatalmas vazlatfuzetemben kezdtem festeni, csak mert szerettem volna festeni. Viszont mindig ezek tunnek a legjobb munkaimnak, azt hiszem, amiken mindenfele szandek nelkul kezdek dolgozni.
Kesobb aztan hozzaadtam nehany madarat, majd terveztem mintakat Photoshopban, de nem tudtam donteni, melyik a legjobb, igy ugy dontottem, mindet szeretem :) Aztan terveztem egy masik patternt, megtartva az akvarell leveleimet. Adtam hozza hatteret, megtartottam azt is :)

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Mess in my head #1

What am I doing..? What shall I do..? What am I going to do tomorrow, in a week, in a year..? Questions what we are all worried about, I think. But some of us cannot get rid of them so easily. I am definitely one of these people. And sometimes being positive doesn't help any more. So I ruminate. A lot. Which is really tiring, right? 

So I hope if I write a bit more about my thoughts, my worries, it will help not just me, but you as well, if you have similar problems.

Mit csinalok..? Mit kellene tennem..? Mit fogok csinalni holnap, egy het mulva, jovore..? Kerdesek, amik miatt mind aggodunk, ugy hiszem. De nehanyunk nem szabadul toluk olyan konnyen. En biztosan ezek az emberek kozul valo vagyok. Es neha pozitivnak lenni mar nem eleg. Ugyhogy agyalok. Sokat. Ami eleg faraszto, nem igaz?

Ugyhogy ugy gondoltam, ha irok ezekrol a gondolatokrol, aggodalmakrol, az talan masnak is segithet, nem csak nekem.

My main speculation is about if I could be better at what I am trying doing (let's be positive, right? I am doing it, not just trying!), hopefully I could see what I should do, what I will do, and I wouldn't be so worried and so tired of thinking all the time. 
So the question is: what should I do to get closer to this. And this is where I am stuck. I do work a lot, in a very organised way, which means I know I have exactly 12 hours for work today, but I am not sure if I am doing the right things.

So I thought I start this series to get rid of these thoughts from my head at least. I don't know how regular these posts will be, it depends on my mood really. (Also if you think you do not want to read about them, let me know, and I'll figure out something else :) )

A toprengesem fo targya pedig - ha jobb lennek abban, amit probalok csinalok (csak pozitivan, nem igaz? nem csak porbalom, csinalom is!), remelhetoleg tisztabban latnam, merre tartok, es nem aggodnek es nem lennek folyton faradt a sok agyalastol.
Szoval a kerdes az, mit kene tennem, hogy kozelebb keruljek ehhez. Es ez az, ahol megrekedek. Sokat dolgozom, jo ideje mar nagyon szervezetten, ami azt jelenti, ma pontosan tudom, hogy 12 oram van munkara, de nem vagyok biztos benne, hogy a megfelelo dolgokat csinalom.

Ugyhogy elkezdem ezt a sorozatot, megszabadulni legalabb ezektol a gondolatoktol. Nem tudom, milyen rendszeresek lesznek ezek a posztok, a hangulatomtol fog fuggeni igazabol. (Es persze, ha ugy erzitek, nem akartok ilyesmirol olvasni, irjatok meg, en pedig kitalalok valami mast :) )




As the first step to see myself and my work clearer I created a board with my patterns. I am still unsure about many things, but the purpose of this is to find a link between my works. To find my style, to find the area I would fit in. I have improved a lot in the last year, I definitely can see that, but I still feel, I do not have a style. The only thing I can see is I use so many colours. I believe I should reduce them to reach a more consistent style. 
Ok, I think this will be the theme of the next post about this chaos in my head.

Eso lepeskent, hogy tisztabban lassam magam es a munkaim, osszeszedtem a mintaim egy lapra. Tovabbra is bizonytalan vagyok sok mindenben, de a celja az ennek, hogy megtalaljam az osszefuggest a munkaim kozott. Hogy megtalaljam a stilusom, a teruletet, amibe illek. Hatarozottan sokat fejlodtem az elmult evben, azt latom, de meg mindig nem latom a sajat stilusom. Az egyetlen dolog, amit latok, hogy tul sok szint hasznalok. Azt hiszem, le kene redukalni oket, hogy elerhessek egy kovetkezetesebb stilust.
Igen, azt hiszem, ez lesz a temaja a kovetkezo posztnak a kaoszrol a fejemben.

We'll see if this leads anywhere, and if it does, where. Or maybe nowhere, and I should find something else, because I will never be good enough in this, there are so many great artists in the world. But this is another step.. Until then if you are interested, read this article, it's a really interesting one about Generation Y. (well, I wasn't sure earlier, but I must belong there because I'm exactly in the middle of the age range..) So check this out, there is even a super, motivating video in the post, with lots of cool music and movies :)

Meglatjuk, vezet-e ez valahova, es ha igen, hova. Vagy talan sehova, es talalnom kellene valami mast, mert soha nem leszek eleg jo ehhez, hiszen olyan sok nagyszeru muvesz van a vilagon. De ez egy masik lepcso.. Addig is, ha erdekel, olvassatok el ezt a cikket,  nagyon erdekes az Y Generaciorol. (nem egeszen voltam korabban benne biztos, de megiscsak ide tartozom en is, hiszen epp a kozepen vagyok ennek a korosztalynak..) Szoval csekkoljatok, egy szuper, motivalo videot is talaltok ott, sok szuper zenevel es filmbevagassal :)


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

My Lucy S. handmade book-collection

There is this girl, who makes beautiful books. I know there are many people who can bind fantastic books, but my personality matches quite well to hers, so if I would make books, their style probably would be similar, so of course I love her books the most.
And the most amazing thing: they are all handmade - from cutting the big sheets of papers, through the sewing, glueing, to the cover.. But let me show you some pictures! (after the hungarian paragraph, sorry :) )

Van ez a lany, aki csodaszep konyveket keszit. Tudom, sokan vannak, akik fantasztikus konyveket tudnak kotni, de a szemelyisegem eleg hasonlo az ovehez, szoval ha en kotnek konyveket, valoszinuleg hasonlo stilusuak lennenek, mint az ovei, szoval persze, hogy az o konyveit szeretem a legjobban.
Es a legelkepesztobb dolog, hogy az egesz kezzel keszitett - a hatalmas iv papirok felvagasatol, a varrason, ragasztason at, a boritoig minden.. De hadd mutassak nehany kepet!


the blue geometric one was the first one.
I used it as an album about our holiday,
you can find a quick video here :)
a kek, geometrikus mintas volt az elso.
egy albumnak hasznaltam a nyaralasunkrol,
gyors video itt :)


one of them is a concertina!
egy kozuluk ilyen kihajthatos,
nem tudom, hogy hivjak magyarul
this one is obviuosly my favourite -
it's yellow! and  turquoise! :)
ez persze a kedvencem - sarga! es turkiz! :)


We (my sister and I) even had a bookbindig session with her where we were shown the whole process! Quite long (something like 7-8 hours!!) but so exciting experience!
A work-in-progress photo and some pics of the book I made (the one with the animal design on the top picture, that's my own book, covered with my own design :) ), can be found here and here and here!

Tartott nekunk (a Hugomnak es nekem) egy workshopot is, ahol megmutatta az egesz folyamatot! Hosszu (7-8 ora korul volt!!), de nagyon izgalmas elmeny! Egy fazisfoto es nehany arrol, amit en keszitettem (az allatos mintas a felso keprol, sajat keszitesu fuzet, sajat mintaval :) ), itt es itt es itt lathato!


Unfortunately she doesn't really make them nowadays, the process is too long compared to the price you can ask for an 'empty' book, she says, but I hope she will find more people, who understand why she has to ask more money than a big company for a book like this.

Sajnos manapsag nem igazan kesziti oket, a folyamat tul hosszu az arhoz kepest, amit el lehet kerni egy ilyen 'ures' konyvert, mondja O, de remelem, fog talalni olyan embereket, akik megertik, miert kerulnek tobbe, mint nagy cegek fuzetei, konyvei.


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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Leafy pattern

I really love this pattern. It doesn't happen too often that I really like my work without moaning at least about one thing. But this time, it's not like that. This work shows me really well. How I love using just a few colours, but more shades of them, how I love systems, repeating, and even though I have just a few shapes, all motifs are different, painted one by one. Which makes it also my meditation, it's really relaxing, satisfying, exciting at the same time. I am a detail-freak as well, as my Sister says, I cannot work in big shapes without small details. I need to be balanced, I cannot bear not mainly even gaps. I love nature. I love working with watercolour and pen, so yes, this work is kind of a summary of myself :)

Nagyon szeretem ezt a mintat. Nem tul gyakori, hogy igazan szeretnem a munkam legalabb egy kis panaszkodas nelkul. De ezuttal nem igy tortent. Ez a munkam igazan jol abrazol engem. Ahogy szeretek csak nehany szinnel dolgozni, viszont tobb arnyalatukat hasznalni, szeretem a rendszert, az ismetlodest, es noha csupan nehany format hasznaltam, minden egyes motivum kulonbozik egy kicsit, hiszen egyesevel festettem oket. Ami meditalassa is teszi, relaxalo, ugyanakkor izgalmas is egyszerre. 'Detail-freak' (amolyan reszlet-imado) is vagyok, ahogy a Hugom szokta mondani, szoval nem tudok nagy formakban gondolkozni apro reszletek nelkul. Szeretem az egyensulyt, az egyenletes ures feluleteket. Szeretem a termeszetet. Szeretek akvarellel es tollal dolgozni, szoval igen, ez a munkam amolyan osszegzese onmagamnak :)

the finished, cleaned painting
a befejezett, megtisztitott festes
So I scanned, and after cleaned the painting in Photoshop at the end, but let's jump to the beginning, because that's what I said as one of the purposes of this blog: to show whole processes!

Szoval bescanneltem, aztan megtisztitottam a festesem Photoshopban, de ugorjunk csak vissza az elejee, mert ez az, amit mondtam, hogy mirol fog szolni ez a blog: egesz folyamatokat mutatni!

first steps
elso lepesek
after the second phase I worked on my 
#23daysofselfportrait 
because I had to wait until my pattern got dried
a masodik fazis utan a 
23 napos onarckep-rajzolason 
dolgoztam, amig vartam, hogy a mintam megszaradjon
my spare paper on the side to test the colours
az extra papirom, amin a szineket tesztelem
and the finished piece
es a kesz munkam
and if you wouldn't have realised: it's a massive sketchbook :)
es ha nem lett volna eszlelheto: nem kicsi a vazlatfuzetem :)


So that's it for now, I hope you'd like watching and reading about more projects like this :) Oh and this pattern will be uploaded in my Society6 Shop, where the company is mocking up our patterns or illustrations on their products, so it's so much fun to see them on different things, not just in my sketchbook - so, yeah check it out later, hopefully still today if you're interested :)
Thank you very much if you've checked this post and even a bigger thank you if you'd leave a comment with any of your thoughts!

Szoval ennyi most, remelem, szeretnetek latni es olvasni tobb ilyen projectrol, mint ez :) Ja es ez a minta is fel lesz toltve a Society6 Boltomba, akik a tervezok mintait, rajzait ravarazsoljak a termekeikre, szoval klassz oket latni mas dolgokon is, nem csak a vazlatfuzetemben - ugyhogy lessetek meg kesobb, remelhetoleg meg ma, ha erdekel :)
Nagyon koszonom, ha elolvastatok ezt a posztot, es meg nagyobb koszonet, ha hagytok kommentet, barmirol, ami eszetekbe jut!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

First thoughts about starting blogging again


Hi! So here I am. With this blog. I hope it will work out - for me and for you as well, if there will be a couple of people who read it :)

Sziasztok! Szoval itt volnek. Ezzel a bloggal. Remelem, mukodni fog - nem csak nekem, hanem Nektek is, ha lesz egyaltalan nehany ember, aki olvassa :) 

so many wires on my desk today :)
tul sok zsinor az asztalomon ma :)


Let's start with a list of thoughts about starting this blog:

• first reason: I love Instagram. But I also love seeing my works as whole projects - so from the work-in-progress photos through all the drawings, paintings to the final illustration or pattern design.

• second reason: it makes me really frustrated that my English knowledge has stopped improving. Because I would like to speak better, but somehow it just doesn't happen any more. (the change was definitely noticeable when I started to work in a coffeeshop, and then when I started to work with more british people) 
So I'm hoping, writing will help me to improve myself again.

• third reason: I have a really-really bad memory. Sometimes I cannot even remember of my own works, which means I am able to find finished projects I never uploaded anywhere, because as soon as I finished them, I forgot them.. Please, let me know if it's no just me.. it would be nice to know I'm not alone with this problem.
So I will try to collect my works and thoughts here.

• fourth reason: I'm sad that blogs are not as important as they were a few years ago. I think it's more personal, more detailed than a facebook page for example. I know that's the age we're living at, but I will attempt to keep a blog alive.

• what are my plans on the blog: mainly projects as I wrote in the first reason part. Also inspiration. These are my first plans, I think :)

• I will write the blog in also Hungarian, because of my Mum. Because she doesn't speak English, but she is really interested in everything I do and she loves reading. (neither my Dad, but he is not a fan of reading, and I can write a looot.. :) so he will check the pictures on the blog and then I'll tell the main things him later :) )

That's enough for now, I will still have some thoughts about the pictures anyway.


Szerepeljen itt egy lista eloszor a gondolataimmal ennek a blognak az inditasarol:

• elso ok: imadom az Instagramot. Ugyanakkor szeretem latni a munkaim egesz projectekkent - a kezdeti fazisfotoktol a rajzokon, festeseken at a kesz illusztracioig vagy pattern designig (ezt egyszeruen nem tudom, hogyan hivjak magyarul - mintaterv..?)

• masodik ok: nagyon frusztral az, hogy az angolom megallt a fejlodesben. Szeretnek jobban beszelni, de valahogy nem megy. (a fejlodes hatarozottan eszlelheto volt, amikor elkezdtem dolgozni a kavezoban, aztan meg amikor tobb brit emberrel kezdtem  egyutt dolgozni)
Ugyhogy remelem, az iras segit ujra fejleszteni magam.

• harmadik ok: nagyon-nagyon rossz a memoriam. Neha meeg a sajat munkaimra sem emlekszem, ami azt jelenti, hogy olyan befejezett projecteket is kepes vagyok talalni, amiket sosem toltottem fel sehova, mert amint befejeztem oket, el is felejtettem.. Kerlek, mondjatok, hogy nem csak en vagyok ilyen lokott..!
Szoval itt megprobalom osszegyujteni a munkaimat es a gondolataimat.

• negyedik ok: szomoruan latom, hogy a blogok messze nem olyan fontosak, mint valaha voltak. Pedig szerintem sokkal szemelyesebbek, reszletesebbek, mint peldaul egy facebook oldal. Tudom, ebben a korban elunk, de azert en megprobalok eletben tartani egy blogot :) 

• a terveim: elsosorban projectek, amikrol az elso pontban irtam. Es inspiracio. Kezdetnek ezek, azt hiszem :) 

• (mint azt mar eszrevettetek :) ) Magyarul is irni fogom a blogot, az Anyukam miatt. Mert O nem beszel angolul, ugyanakkor minden erdekli, amit csinalok, es imad olvasni. (Apukam sem, de O annyira nem szeret olvasni, marpedig en jo sokat tudok irni... :) ugyhogy O majd csekkolja a kepeket, aztan en meg a fo dolgokat elmeselem Neki kesobb :) )

So let me start with an example what I was trying to talk about :) I am jumping into a project today: #23daysofselfportrait.
The number of drawings is random, the theme is because I have to practice drawing people, and who can be a model who is always available when I have to do my daily drawings? And that's me, right? :)

Egy peldaval kezdtem, mirol is probaltam beszelni :) Belevetem magam egy projectbe ma: 23 nap onarckep.
A szam veletlenszeru, a tema pedig mert muszaj gyakorolnom az emberrajzolast, es hat ki lehetne a modell, aki elerheto mindig, amikor en a napi rajzom szeretnem csinalni? En, nem igaz? :)

So this is not a work-in-progress photo, 
but kind of a mood-photo.
Ez ugyan nem egy fazisfoto,
inkabb amolyan hangulatkep.
A close-up.
Egy kozeli.
And a picture not from my sketchbook,
but a scanned, cleaned version.
Es egy kep mar nem a vazlatfuzetembol,
hanem egy szkennelt, megtisztitott verzio.


This is how I imagine. Something like this :)
Valahogy igy kepzelem :)