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This Blog is dedicated to all my friends, the people who support me and want to be a part of my life.
I'm showing mainly photos - not only the finished artwork but also the story and inspiration behind...

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If you're interested in my writing as well, please visit my homepage (it's in German)

Nocturnal romance

PhotographyPosted by Kuro Thu, October 29, 2015 21:44:36

I'm sorry for having not been here for a while, I was quite busy..
Today I want to show you a drawing I made, it's inspired by the artwork of dear Aelathen, once again, which she made for Adrian von Ziegler's song "Midnight Dancers". I liked the atmosphere of this image so much, so I decided to try to make my own version of it. It's a very simple drawing but I tried some key techniques like using tree filters, so it was a good experience for me.
I went to Schneverdingen few weeks ago, which is a small town in Lüneburger Heide, a beautiful and unique landscape near my home. Of course I took many photos there and I also want to create some gothic/autumn stock as soon as the weather is getting better (it's currently very misty here in Germany so the quality of the photos might suffer from the everlasting twilight). Hopefully I can show you some of these pics and what I made from it soon. Until Christmas I might be very busy but maybe I can use the holidays to take some more photos smiley
Have a spooky but happy Halloween or Samhain!

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PhotographyPosted by Kuro Sat, October 03, 2015 21:28:51
Hey guys!

Do you remember the cute little frog I showed you in my last post?
It turned out that he's a very special one, he's the Frog King, wearing a brazen crown because with this photo, I won my very first photography contest, it was placed third by the jury and of course I'm very happy about that!
I hope I can continue working as an artist and I hope many people will like my pics smiley

The contest was hold by Natur und Kultur Woezer See e.V., which is a association to present and protect the region Woezer See, a nice lake landscape in Eastern Germany. They were looking for photos of animals living naturally around lakes in Germany and Northern Europe.

By the way, it's National Day in Germany today, so I had time to relax.
Next time I will show you one more drawing I made with my tablet, so hang on and have a beautiful weekend wherever you are!

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PhotographyPosted by Kuro Sun, September 13, 2015 16:25:19
Berggarten is a beautiful botanical garden in Hannover.
I often go there to see all the gorgeous flowers and animals. The garden changes with the seasons, every month new flowers start blooming, so it's never boring there! Honestly taking photos of animals is a little sensation - it's so exciting because they can move every second before you caught them on camera. It's somehow like hunting - but nobody gets hurt!
This time I want to show you some pics I took in July. If you have the chance to visit Hannover in spring or summer I really recommend you going there!
I hope you also like the pics of the animals, I was so incredible lucky to see the dragonflies - ok, I must admit maybe it was impolite to take photos while they were doing intimate things... xD But the photo was worth it!
I didn't manipulate these photos except for one because the pure beauty of nature needs no correction.
Have a great weekend!

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PhotographyPosted by Kuro Sat, September 12, 2015 14:41:01

This time I want to share something very special with you.
I made my first (real) drawing with my new Intuos tablet!

It was a gift for my darling, because I bought a ticket for ASP concert for the two of us. Therefore the design is inspired by the song Weltunter by ASP. This song means a lot to us and I also love the art of Mr. Spreng, his music as well as his beautiful words. So if you like great Gothic music, check them out!


I also used a Stock photo for the image. Honestly I wanted to try to make all my background photos by myself, too, but I currently don't have time go on a short trip to the sea, so thanks to Life of Pix Free Stock!

Have a great weekend!

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Haunted Summer

LiteraturePosted by Kuro Thu, July 30, 2015 15:39:56
Hi there!

Today I want to tell you a little about my current work.
Seems like it's some kind of summer curse, that I often have to write spooky stories in summer. Last year I wrote "Lilien" and "Totentag" short stories which were both published in ohneohren Verlag, Vienna. I made them for a halloween book, available in October, so I had to finish them until August. But last year, it was very hot, sun was shining in all day, the kids on the kindergarden yard next to my house were playing and laughing all the time - it was not at all time for a horror story! Therefore I came up with an idea, I closed the curtains, light candles and started listening to some kind of horror music. In the end I changed a story I had written for my darling some time ago into a spooky tale and I came up with a modern ghost tale, inspired by one of my favorite songs, Tomb Lilies by Cinema Strange.

Now I'm working on another story, maybe they'll become two. The concept is based on typical horror movies, an abandoned house, thunder storms, strange happenings. The first story is kinda inspired by the movie The woman in black. I saw it some years ago and I honestly can't remember the plot in detail. I just remember the atmosphere, so I wanted to catch such horror movie mood with words. It's hard to do so I think, because movies have much more methods and stylistic devices to create tension and horror. But every movie is just a story that has to be read, to be interpreted like a written text, so I'll gonna try it the other way round now.
The second story also includes movie elements but it's more personal. Sometimes I can't sleep, I have nightmares and I feel like there's something wandering around my house at night (and sometimes also at day). I know it sounds weird, but I guess I'm a person with strong imagination (this is good if you want to be an author I think ^^), so I easily also imagine scary things. The door of my bedroom has a small glas window, so I can see the light coming in from the corridor and the other rooms. Sometimes it feels like there are shadows, maybe coming in, lurking in the dark, behind the curtain, under the bed... On one hand, I hate these nights full of fear but on the other hand, this is also some kind of inspiration. So I decided writing about nightmares and the shadow haunting me. Either it will disappear for a while after having faced it or it was a real ghost who got angry now. But since I already started the story and I'm still alive, I guess it wasn't a mad ghost so far ^^
So the story itself describes this shadow-ghost-person-whatever, I called it the "black man", a common expression for such an appearance which scares children off. Moreover it mentions Kirakishou, my favorite doll from Rozen Maiden Anime. She's dangerous and scary but also very pretty, so she's been often a model for my own clothing and arts.

Well, that's it for now. It used to be rainy and stormy in Germany for the last days, but today, the sky is clear and the sun is smiling upon my roses on the balcony... perfect time to continue some horror stories, don't you think so? smiley At least the blooming rose fits to Kirakishou...

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Lifestyle/MiscPosted by Kuro Sat, July 18, 2015 13:46:26
Hi everyone!

Today I start my new Blog and I hope you will enjoy everything I'll share with you in the next months and years.
I decided to start this Blog for two reasons: first of all, I do not want to publish things via facebook and show personal things there, because I just don't like this institution and their privacy policy. So I had to choose an other solution which ended up as this blog you're reading now.
The second reason is, that my personal homepage www.kuro-kunst.de is rather for business stuff, it's mainly presenting my work to publishing houses and colleagues. But there are also many happenings in my private life I want to share with you.
Since I'm from Germany, my business website is written in German, of course, because I mainly deal with German speaking publishers. But I also want show my work to people from all over the world, so I decided to write this Blog in English and you all can be part of it. Since English is not my first language, I hope you can pardon some mistakes.

Whenever I make a new discovery I will share it with you.
Seeing the world through the lens of my camera is pure magic! So let me enchant you :-)

This site will be mainly about photography, taking and manipulating photos is, besides of writing, my greatest passion.
I just can't imagine one day without being creative, I need art like the air to breath.
Many photos are inspired by my stories and the other way round, so I will also sometimes tell you about the process of writing.

Have a good time!
Cheers, love, sun and fun!

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