Yikes! I haven’t posted in awhile! Anyways, my cousin Derrick and I are doing a Moleskine exchange. We started it around July. I thought it would be a great art project for the both of us, plus it’ll get me to do more drawing. haha. He lives down in Conneticut and is an amazing artist. You can check out his flickr page here.
I’m almost done my 10 pages so I’ll be sending it out in about a week or so. I put a preview of one of my drawings up there. I’m not too sure yet if we are going to post the drawings online but keep checking back for updates.
Also, my brother got me a Cintiq 21ux! Can you believe that? I had it for almost a month now, I’m still learning to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I even got some books from the library to learn from. Maybe in a few months I’ll get good at it. =) I’ll post up some pictures some time this week. So check back soon!
This is a drawing that I did for the July ’08 Drawing Jam at the Drawing Board. The model is Miss. Mosh from Deviantart.
You can see the original photo at the July 08′ Jam at the DrawingBoard or the deviantart page.
I wanted the drawing to look sort of like a fashion Illustration. I colored her dress using Faber Castell Pitt brush pen in red and embellished it with gold flowers and white highlights to give the dress some color. I purposely did not color in her skin and hair because I thought it would be too much. I then used Prismacolor colored pencil for the background. After finishing the drawing I realized I wrote the date wrong, haha it should say ‘July’ oh well… lol.
Please check out her deviantart page there are alot of great photos! I’m hoping they’ll do another Drawing Jam soon ‘cuz I had alot of fun with this one.
Link: Drawing Board – Drawing Jam O8‘, Miss. Mosh Deviantart Page
Second Cup Sketch, 4 1/8″ x 5 3/4″, Ru Journal.
Okay, so… today, I promised myself that I wouldn’t avoid my sketchbook any longer. I’ve been making WAY too many excuses not to sit down and draw something.
This sketchbook that I bought (well, it’s really meant as a journal) back in March, I’ve only filled up three pages over the past few months. Sad ain’t it? But starting today, I’ll be sketching out like crazy! Even if I can’t think of anything to draw, I will draw something!
The Ru Journal is by Xonex, it’s an A6 Blank Journal, 4 1/8″ x 5 3/4″, embossed Italian Paper, Latex infused for durability, 128 acid-free pages, elastic closure, and hidden storage pouch. I bought it at Chapters for around $10.00 CDN. It may not be a Moleskine, but I find it to be just as good for sketching. I also have another Ru Journal which I use for keeping notes. Highly Recommended! =)
UPDATE: I put a new image of the drawing. I finally have access to a scanner so now it looks a lot better! =)
I almost went blind taking this picture, the sun was so bright!
Took it on the way home, a few days ago.
Weather in Rankin has been pretty crazy lately. There’s another blizzard going on right now and I think it will last till Wednesday.
Blizzards aren’t so bad really, but they can get pretty scary. My co-worker and I got stuck out in a blizzard once, it wasn’t fun. But we laugh about it now. haha.
I’ll be in Calgary exactly in one week, enjoying the weather there. I’m so excited to finally go home for a while and just relax. Not thinking about blizzards or power outages. I plan on doing a lot of drawings while on vacation (oh and shopping, of course). I’m bringing my sketchbook, art supplies… and yes, my Copic markers with me too. Speaking of Copics, I wanted to post up the Copic drawing that I promised. But unfortunately, it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. *crying*. I’m still not very good with them. Not only that, I drew the drawing on the wrong side of the marker paper (who would have thought there was a wrong side?). So the colors came out pretty oily and streaky when blending. I had to save certain areas by drawing over with Pencil Crayon to kinda hide the mistakes. Plus, the body proportion was pretty bad. *Sigh. I’m in the process of re-drawing it in a different style and on the right side of the paper this time. lol. I will post both drawings on my next entry so you can see the difference.
I love the holidays only because it means I actually get some time off work. haha. No turkey this year though, I’m just going to relax and do some drawings at home.
I’ve been working on a painting for the past couple of days. It’s been so long since I’ve held a paint brush. I can’t even remember how to mix colors! But the painting is turning out really well. I might post it in a couple of days when I’m done. I’m just super glad my paints haven’t dried out after so many years!
Here’s a lil update… well kind of, I drew this less than a month ago for fun. I got the model off from one of the Glamour magazine pages. haha. I thought it would be neat to draw. I actually didn’t want to color in her hair and lips in the beginning, but I guess I got a little carried away. =) Sorry about the quality of the picture, I no longer have my scanner, so now I have to resort to using my camera instead for taking images of my artwork.
Here is a drawing of a Tigerlily that I did for the Industrial Architecture & Design class that I took last year. We were learning to do abstract drawing. First drawing is a sketch of a lily, the second drawing is a simplified version of it, and the third is an abstract sketch of the lily. I didn’t do too well on the abstract version, I think because I had to many lines… oh well.