Sketches 014

Few sketches made recently. Nothing special. But I think If I can figure out how to draw portraits, I will be pushed myself one more step. Hope you like, have a nice day.

Son zamanlarda yaptığım birkaç karalama. Özel birşey yok. Ama doğru portre çizmeği başarabilirsem, kendimi bir adım daha ilerlemiş sayacağım. Bu sebeple son zamanlarda portre ağırlıklı çalışıyorum. Resimde portre ciddi bir yer tutuyor diye düşünüyorum. Şahsen baktığım çalışmalarda ilk dikkatimi çeken portre oluyor. Eksik portre bütün bir resmi etkiliyor. Umarım beyenirsiniz, iyi günler dilerim.

Floating Bookshelf - Gizli Kitap Rafı

I have seen this while I was googling about small bookshelfs. Looking good and very useful. When I talked to my friend about this, he made it for me in a second. You can buy one of them but I'm sure you can find something like that for free. For more detail, search on google.

Odam için küçük boyutlarda bir kitap rafı ararken karşıma bu çıktı. Bu tarz malzemelere sahip bir arkadaşa resmini gösterince, hemen bir tane yapıverdi. İnternetten satıldığını gördüm lakin o kadar basit bir yapısı var ki; eminim sizler de biryerlerden bir iki liraya sahip olabilirsiniz. Detaylı resimler için google'a bakın.

Hikayelere Merak Sardım

Kitap okumayı severim. Bu güne kadar, tür veya yazar ayırdetmeksizin elime geçen her kitabı okudum. Son dönemde okuduğum kitaplar mı hoşuma gitmedi yoksa bende mi bir farklılık oluştu bilemiyorum. Belki de bu kadar çeşitliliğin arasında artık seçici davranmanın zamanı geldi diye düşündüm. Artık özellikle türk yazarlara ait hikaye kitapları okumaya karar verdim.

Sanırım modern hikaye anlayışının yansıması olsa gerek, “an öyküsü” diye tabir edebileceğimiz türler “olay öykülerinden” daha çok bu zamanda. “Olay öykülerini” daha çok severim. Bu bağlamda daha eskilere yönelmeye karar verdim. Tanzimat döneminden bu güne gelmiş geçmiş yazarları ve onların hikayelerini araştırarak kendime öncelik sırası çıkaracağım. Daha sonra belirlediğim yazarların tüm eserlerini okumaya gayret göstereceğim.

Bloğum Neden İngilizceydi ?

Bu bloğu 2006 yılında yazmaya başladım. Amacım çizimlerimi ve yağlı boya resimlerimi internet ortamında paylaşmaktı. O zamanlar Twitter ve benzeri sosyal platformlar bu derece yaygınlaşmamıştı. Paylaşım için Digg ve Reddit gibi siteleri kullanıyorduk. Bu sitelerde paylaşım yapmak için de bir web sayfanızın veya bir bloğunuzun olması gerekiyordu. Dünya genelinde kullanıcılara ulaşmak için de sitenizin İngilizce içeriğe sahip olması lazımdı. Aksi taktirde siteniz yabancı kaynaklar kategorisine düşüyor ve sadece sitede yazdığınız dile ait ülkenin kullanıcılarına ulaştırılıyordu. Bende bunu aşabilmek için ilk başlarda bloğumu Türkçe ve İngilizce yazdım.

A New Look On My Blog

I've updated my personal blog's design. I've tried to make it simple and bright. I think; people will focus on images and words on posts more than ever. If you want to leave a comment, please feel free. I really like to know what you are thinking about it.

I've changed previous look because an another reason, too. I'm looking forward to write in Turkish language, sometimes. I'll keep posting images and writing in both languages. Take care.

Version 3.3

Track Your Sports

I have discovered apps about GPS tracking of sports last year. I tested few of them and I liked Endomondo. If you do sports (and If you have a smart phone or a sport watch is better), Endomondo is a free app to save and view statics for it. Garmin and Suunto Sport Watches have perfect web sites to use for it but as a community; Endomondo is the best in my opinion. Give a try and If you like add me as a friend.

Untitled Painting 004

I drew this portrait on regular paper with regular pencil and then took a shot with my camera. I used Autodesk SketchBook Pro 6 for the first time. I can say; I liked Autodesk SketchBook, it's simple, good designed and easy to use, I'm very impressed. And the final image is what I can do but I believe this software can do more. I've made this in a night, looking like unfinished, I know but I can't keep painting anything day by day lately. I see my wrongs on drawing and I don't want to keep working on it. I think this is better for me... I'm waiting any kind of critics or comments. Feel free!

Untitled Painting 004 by Sedat Kurtulus

See Also Untitled Painting 003 and Untitled Painting 002.

Knife Painting 001

One of my old oil paintings on (50x35) canvas. It was made with knife, colors are pretty nice but I didn't like that bench, it was pretty hard to paint a detailed object.

Still Working

I'm still working on drawing. I couldn't post anything lately because of my real job and sports; they take my all energy. I sleep at 01:00 AM but it's not because of night life. I leave at work on 08:00 PM, stoped by for running or swimming and I come home about at 11:00 PM. I eat after that and it takes some time for going to bed. I read book and art/design blogs every night for at least half an hour. I watch Game Of Thrones, Californication, Walking Dead, Arrow and Parts Unknown on TV so they take some time, too. And ofcourse some human needs like shower. At the end; there is no time for drawing! Poor me, my passion is waiting for me but I need to sleep. And the day after day, time is passing.

Sometimes, I feel; I will never find time for  drawing but drawing calls me in two days. I still carry a pencil in my pocket, I draw every time I have but sadly there isn't someting worth to publish on here. I'm still trying pals, I'm not quit yet and I will never quit. This is the silence just before storm!

Canon EOS 550D Unofficial Firmware

Magic Lantern is a patch to Canon EOS Camera firmwares. It brings lots of video recording options. I started to hate Canon because of 4GB (12Min.) limited recording but Magic Lantern changes this. I've recorded 24min. video and it can keep recording a new 24min. continuously. It's realy good thing. There are more options like this, lots of them for film makers but there is one more options that I fell in love, It can show hard edges on screen with colorful dots so you can focus properly while you are recording. These options are totally shame for Canon, they have to think those options in next official firmware update. If you have a friend who have Up to Canon EOS 500D, talk about this. It's looking scary but there are amazing options behind that ugly interface and it's working perfect!

Magic Lantern Canon EOS 550D Unofficial Firmware

Google Currents Web Badges

Here are few Google Currents web badges that I've made for my personal blog. Maybe someone needs these, feel free to use if you like. I searched for it but I couldn't find any of them, this is the reason why I made. I like to use web badges as you can see on the bottom of my blog. I hope it helps. See you.



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Working On Perspective

I don't draw so much lately. Somehow I'm obsessed about reading and I spend lots of time for it. I want to improve myself on perspective drawings. But I have to say that it's not easy for me. I always draw curved lines but now I need to draw straight lines. I hope it will be better soon. Here is my latest sketch. See you soon.


Easily Geotag Your Photos

Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2 is a free software for editing metadata in photographs manually; including latitude, longitude, and other location details. There are more than that; you can also edit description, keywords, date and more. It means all about metadata. I was searching for a geotagger for a long time, I like to add geotags to photos (Offline) but I hate complicated softwares. Geaotagging is what I need and I don't want to mess with more than that. This software is exactly what I was looking for and I've found it finaly.

Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2 for editing metadata ( GeoTags ) in photographs.

Ready For Google Currents

Sedat Kurtulus` Blog is now available on Google Currents for your tablet and smartphone. Google Currents is a mobile app that you can browse, read, and share favorite content, presented in a swipable magazine format. Take a look!

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Winter Is Coming

I've noticed that I am much more productive in winter season. I didn't draw nearly a single drawing in the last few months. I quit painting few months ago because I had to focuse drawing but it didn't go the way like I planned. I totally forgot my plan. The summer is always hard to study something, unwanted or unexpected things finds me. At the same time, my job makes me Mr. Don't have empty time. Thanks God, winter is coming. Anyway, now I feel everything will be fine. (Actually, I started to draw again and it makes me peaceful.) I don't have any problem, my mind is clear, sketchbook and pencils are ready. BTW, this photo is taken by me an hour ago, I think it's a good scene maybe I should take a photo with a real camera, not with a phone.


Still Here

I haven't posted anything for a long time. I was so busy with my job. I did few sketches but not good for posting. I wrote about my new drawing course two months ago; I'm still studying. I met with a new drawing style and it works but looking like I've just started drawing... I guess, I'll have more free time to write and draw in winter season. So keep in touch, see you.


Pesimist Realist

I think I'm realist but realism makes me pesimist sometimes. I was at Istanbul last week. I decided to get on a boat on Sütlüce landing place. 13 Million population and I was totally alone in center of Istanbul at 5 PM. This kind of scenes makes people pesimist I guess. I felt myself alone and I'm still confused. I feel like; I'm missing something, something like life.

Sütlüce Istanbul Landing Place

Sketches 013

I've been studying for the last two weeks gesture drawings (180 Sec.) by traditionally. I also signed up drawing-tutorials-online.com about two weeks ago. I think, it's the best place on internet for an online course and I don't have any option except it. Thanks god because it's really good and I believe I'll improve my drawings a lot in the future. drawing-tutorials-online.com is the only good thing about my last month. I don't know am I working right way or not but I feel there are some improvements on my drawing in two weeks... By the way; all sketches drew on a white page with graphite pencil but looking different. There is also something in drawing-tutorials-online.com about taking pictures of your drawings but I'm not ready for it yet.

Sketches 013 by Sedat Kurtulus

See Also Sketches 011 and Sketches 012