So, my mission is coming to an end, as it seems. Oh maaan, how I will miss life as a missionary! 21 months have passed like as in a second, but I know many exciting things are also awaiting me after these two special years... I am excited to be able to meet my family and friends, to come back to Berlin, to see if and how life has changed at home. And I am super excited to be able to begin my life as a freelance artist! To be able to share my ideas, visions and my emotions with all of you again! I have missed you all alot, but now it is less than 3 months until I will return...
My mission has literally changed the way I think, they way I live, the way I am. It has made me a better person, a more complete person, a happier person. I loved and still love being able to spend my time serving others, instead of always serving my own ego. Isn't that what life is all about? To make others happy and thus become happy ourselves? I wanna challenge you all and give you a promise: Make someone else's life a little bit better today and you will see how joy will enter your life. Give somebody a smile, a hug, some nice words or a little gift. It really works miracles!
I love you all alot and am so eager to have more contact with you again soon! 2 years have passed! What has happened in your lives? How have things changed for you? Let me know everything!! Haha
Oh and btw: I will try to be super active also on my youtube channel and facebook site after my mission. So if you want, you can already start following me on there as well.. Here are the links: youtube and facebook
Have a nice time everyone and see you in a bit!!
- Listening to: tabernacle choir haha :D
- Reading: The Book of Mormon... so gooood!!
- Watching: He is the Gift
Hey my beloved friends!!
Wow, long time no see! It is crazy, how these past 1 ½ years passed by so quickly! I am still serving on my mission in Switzerland and I have experienced so many great things here. I can truely say I have seen the hands of God in everything these past months. I am so eager to tell you about all these things after I have returned home. 6 more months to go, then I will return and I will be able to begin my career as a freelance artist. So exciting!!
Well, we have made some really exciting projects here in Switzerland, that have to do with art and music. Now we are making a facebook event for a so called „Musical fireside“, which is combining the power of music and art to teach Christian principles.
We have created a facebookpage and I will be able to upload some updates every now and then on there. To boost the site a little bit we decided to do an event, in which you can win 10 posters of my newest picture „Searching for God“ and even a personalized commission, if we reach 1000 likes on that facebook page. If you want to follow me there and participate in that event, just like and share the following post on your facebook: www.facebook.com/Musikalischer… (it is all in German, so you can use the translator I guess)
I love you all alot! Keep being awesome and see you very soon!
He has already been there for a month, so there are still 23 month to go, as the mission will be for 2 years! He wrote me something via letter, which he wants to share with you:
„Hey my awesome watcher and friends!
Woow, it has already been almost a month since i left home to serve on this mission! Leaving my beloved famaly, my friends and my secound home called: „Devianart" was a though decision! The first days on my mission were hard! But the more i am staying here, the more i feel how this experience changes myself as a person and also changes the lives of other people! We get to meet so many awesome persons, who are strongly against God in general and against relidion and they dont really treat us much kindly! XD But the open-minded and awesome people we met highly overweight the tough experiences! This journey has just begun, but I already found amazing new friends and had so many experiences, that will have an effect on my whole life...
I hope everyone of you is doing fine!! I seriously love you so much and am so grateful, that you stregthened my belive in myself and my abilities! There is still a long way to go, but in 23 month I will be so happy to return with a lot of lifechanging experiences and treasured memories, that will also have affected my art style and the way i see things!
I am practicing my artistic abilities every day here and I will have a lot of sketches and concepts after my mission for realize!
Please dont forget me, deviantart is an important part of my life and, if you belive it or not, God loves everyone of you so much!
P.S. I am currently in Wetzicon, near Zürich! Maybe I will meet someone of you here!?
Your sanguis!!! <3 <3 <3
If you follow this link: society6.com/PeeGeeArts?promo=… you can buy prints and get FREE shipping in my and my sister's printshop on society6 This is the perfect opportunity for you to get some of my art into your room! ^^ This will only last for two more days, so better be fast
In other news: I am so excited to tell you, that I am doing a collab with akreon at the moment!! IT WILL BE AMAZING!!! ^^
I am streaming now on join me This stream will be featuring my little sister "Aral" ^^ I dont know if I will be drawing anything serious, probably just having fun and doing random doodles/requests xD Well, if you want to join us, click this link: join.me/924-882-012
(P.S.: It is international "coat-and-3D-cinema-or-cheesy-shades-wearing-day" xD haha so dont be worried about our appearance ^^)
You know I really support my sister.. She is an extremely talented artist and she wants to establish herself with her art.. She created a "1 Million Likes"-post on facebook and this could be her breakthrough! Please people, it would mean THE WORLD if you helped us by sharing and liking the post! There will also be 7 winners of free commissions by her!!
Here is the post: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
It only takes 10 seconds people And it would make her and me so happy!!!!
The winners for my little facebook-fanpage event are now chosen!!
And the lucky person to win the free traditional commission is............
The winners for the 100 points are: and
Enjoy your prices! Stay awesome!
My facebookfanpage: www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
The stream was so much fun!! I have to do one again soon!!
And look what these awesome people just created: sanguisstyle.deviantart.com/
A fan group for me!! ahhhhhh hahah Thats so awesome!! Everyone can join!
Love you all haha
This is actually the first time I am doing a live webcam stream + live painting in Photoshop! It will be without volume, but you will be able to see my hyper concentrated or bored face while drawing.. haha xD Also you can ask me all kinds of questions and I will probably do some request drawings, so if you have some spare time, feel free to join me! Here is the link: join.me/667-308-148 (I am wearing fake nerd glasses btw... haha)
Oh gosh.. Probably I will draw only crap while all of you are watching me.. haha xD But thats not the point, lets just have fun!!
You all probably know my picture "God of Evanescence":
It is just amazing how many artists reinterpreted/drew this character by me! Just have a look at all these awesome pictures!:
It makes me so happy to see, that artists got inspired by my picture!!
So, if you are inspired to draw your version of my character as well, go for it!! I will feature all the pictures, that are drawn for me on my homepage.. FOREVER!! That could mean a lot of clicks and new watchers for you! ^^ But dont let that be your main intention, you should feel inspired and have fun drawing it! Just dont forget to credit me, if you are drawing my OC! ^^ And send me a note with your finished picture!
Oh and in other news: For the ones, who didnt read my last journal: I am now on facebook! I will post my artworks, WIPs, unsubmitted pictures, inspirations etc etc.!! Here is the link: www.facebook.com/JojoesArt?ref…
P.S.: I was playing with the thought of changing my username from sanguisgelidus to JoJoes (like on my fb page), because sanguisgelidus is so long and is hard to remember.. :/ Also JoJoes seems to fit much better.. What do you think about that?
I am on facebook now!! I think facebook offers a lot of cool features and a very wide audience, so I thought I should join there as well!! I will be posting my artworks and WIP's + unfinished or old works + tutorials etc. So you will get to see a lot more there than here on deviantart (which doesnt mean I will be less active here )
Here is the link to my page: www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
To celebrate this (and also to invite people to like my page.. hehe ^^), I decided to launch a little event, where you can win a FREE TRADITIONAL (Watercolor) COMMISSION by me!! Which means I will mail you the original painting via post for you to enjoy it!!
And also three other participants will get 100 dA points each!!!
All you have to do to be able to win is the following (takes only 2 minutes):
1. Like my facebook fanpage www.facebook.com/JojoesArt
2. Fav this journal
3. Leave a comment here giving your facebook username (so I can check if you liked the site ^^)
The winners will be picked totally randomly 3 days after I posted this journal!!
If you want you can also share/like my site or my picture/s (right now there is only one, but many more will follow ), it would make me so happy!! (and maybe it will even increase your chance of winning.. haha xD)
Thank you for your support!! Surely everyone is also invited to like my page without taking part in this event! ^^ I just thought it would be a nice start to dive into the world of facebook.. haha
Much luck and have fun!!
WARNING! This giveaway is OVEER!
Thank you everyone for participating in this point giveaway again!!!
SOOOOOOOO.... The 5 winners of 100 points each areeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......
*exciting drum roll*
Pls dont be disappointed if you didnt win! Stay tuned for the next event I am going to host anytime soon!! Thank you so much for your support!!
500 POINTS GIVEAWAY!! 5 WINNERS!!
Since so many people took part the last time I wanted to give you another chance to win points!!!
Like the last time:
Just +FAV this journal
And you need to be a watcher of mine to be able to win!
---> 5 winners will be chosen totally randomly, each of them receiving 100 points!
---> The giveaway will be over three days after this journal is submitted!
Thank you for everything!!
This doesnt belong to the giveaway, but you can still go on reading if you want:
And by the way: These original paintings by me are now available to be purchased:
"Universe": (Price 250$ + handling/shipping)
"Spirit of the Ocean": (Price 300$ + handling/shipping)
If you are interested, send me a note!
Soo, I just uploaded my first youtube speedpainting tutorial to my and my sister's youtube channel! It shows me painting one of my traditional paintings called "Facing Death":
Here is the link to the youtube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqrc-V…
It would be so awesome if you watch the video and give us some feedback by liking/commenting/sharing and also subscribing our channel for more videos! Thank you so much!!
P.S.: I will announce the winners of my point giveaway soon!