Now that I’m back and finally settled in Calgary, I’ll try my best to post more often. So here’s a sketch that I did when I was in Rankin.
I never had the chance to finish it because of the move but I believe the model was from a Seventeen magazine, I’m not too sure. I no longer have the reference photo of this model so I don’t think I’ll be able to finish it any time soon.
I haven’t done a pencil drawing for about ten years now, pretty long time huh? But I must say I did pretty good job for a person who hasn’t done a one in a long time.
I drew her hair in the very low light while watching a movie, that’s why the hair doesn’t look very realistic. I had to use a Q-tip to blend because I couldn’t find my blending tool at that time and a kneaded eraser to do the highlights on the face, lips, and parts of her hair. If I had known that you could use an eraser to do highlilghts when I was younger I think drawing portraits would have been a lot easier.
Link: Glamour Magazine Website
I’ve been very busy the last couple of months since my last post. We moved out of Rankin Inlet on the 3rd of July after the sudden passing of my grandfather (Sinforoso Deguzman) on the 29th of June in the Philippines. My parents went to the funeral but my brother and I stayed behind in Calgary. It has been tough but I know that my grandfather is in peace and is together with my grandmother and God in Heaven.
As of now, we are all here back home in Calgary. I don’t know if we’ll go back to Rankin, but I will say it has been a great experience and I am very glad to have been able to serve the community and meet so many great people. “Qujannamiik” (“Thank you” in Inuktitut) to those who have been good to me and my family in our two and a half years of service in Rankin Inlet.
Fashion Drawing, Pencil.
Wow, I haven’t posted anything on here for a long time! I’ve been really busy at work, especially now with the Christmas season. I was also sick last week, I had a bad case of the stomach flu and had constant fever and a strep throat. No fun… I’m going back to work tomorrow. *sigh. Christmas is in four days! Then it’s my birthday! =)
I’m trying to get some new artwork going before the New Years. I bought a lot of art materials on Ebay last month (maybe a little too much I should say, but they’re a Christmas/Birthday present for myself… hehe.) and I’m anxious on getting to use them. hehe.
Close-up of the drawing.
I attached a drawing I did for practice earlier this year. I got the model off from a Glamour magazine fashion page. Her eyes are done by continuous shading and I did a lot of incomplete lines on her face too which is always fun to do when you are doing a fashion drawing. I’ll be putting up more recent work in a couple of days, so stay tuned for that!
This would be my first post here in my new blog. I am very excited to get this blog up and running (finally!). I’ve been putting it off for about three weeks now because I had no clue what to write. But I decided today to get something up, at least.
I plan to use this blog to showcase some of my artwork and maybe improve my writing skills too?
The drawing on the left was a charcoal drawing assignment I did for Fashion Illustration class that I took last year. We were learning about the importance of the “line” and how a simplicity of a line can take a drawing to another level.
It was bit difficult for me at first to draw with simplicity because I’m the type of artist that loves to draw with alot of detail. But after a while, drawing with less and lesser detail for the next 4 months that I was taking the course, it had grown to me, that now drawing has become alot easier.
To me, fashion drawing is alot of fun. You can get so creative and playful with it, that even how simple the drawing looks, it still has this expressive quality to it.
I hope you and your loved ones have a great christmas holiday and many blessings to come.