Monday, April 25, 2016

Sketch... sharpie kawaii

Fashion sketch... kawaii inspired pink/purple hairstyle

Meow there, Monday!  Bought some Sharpie markers the other week. Looking at all those colors at the bookstore display, I just couldn't resist!  I love color!  They're like candy!  Yum-yum-yummy!   If only you can eat them... Anyway, I did a quick kawaii-inspired hairstyle sketch with the markers... asymmetrical pigtails. Fun!  I'm liking the grey outline... has a subtle and soft effect compared to the usual black that I use.   =^.^=

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sketch... summer cut-outs

Summer style OOTD...
Asymmetrical top with cut-out detail on one shoulder

Meow there, Monday!  Summer is in full swing!  It is lovely and sunny but it's also really, REALLY HOT as well.  Stay fresh and cool in the heat with a comfy and cool outfit in summery colors.  =^.^=

Monday, April 11, 2016

Doodle... crisscross flowers

Fun and floral ink zen doodle...

Meow there, Monday!  This one was done several months ago... 2015 as written at the bottom.  I guess this (and a few others!) kept getting bumped off the posting queue!  LOL...   Anyway, this was another fun ink doodle.  Of course, it's always fun!  Art should be fun!  As enjoyable as coloring the doodles are, I actually have much more fun creating and inking them.  =^.^=

Monday, April 4, 2016

Doodle... blooms in color!

Floral ink doodle/drawing...

Meow there, Monday!  I'm really loving my A5 sketchbook!  Small and compact... not bulky!  For years, I used 9' x 12" sketchbooks.  I always brought one with me whenever I go out.  It was heavy... And I needed a big bag for it!  It often got annoying especially in crowded places.  The A5 is perfect for doing these mini flower doodles!  And I really enjoy drawing them.  And it's also perfect for beginner artists as well...  Drawing space is manageable.  Not intimidating and less pressure!   =^.^=

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sketch... summer fresh

Fashion sketch - summer style...

Meow there, Monday!  And it's a lovely and sunny summer day!  As lovely as it is, it's also really hot here.  So, going for a fresh and cool outfit for today's fashion illustration/sketch - turquoise and mint, with a touch of pink and chocolate.   And Belated Happy Easter!  =^.^=  

Monday, March 21, 2016

Portrait... Mauricio Ochmann, mixed media

Mixed media portrait... Mauricio Ochmann
Meow there, Monday!  It's been a while since I've done a portrait... months!  Had to urge to do one after recently watching the Mexican telenovela, Victoria.  This is Mauricio Ochmann, he played Jeronimo Acosta in the telenovela.  He was soooooooooo adorable in Victoria!!!  It's also quite a good telenovela too!  I enjoyed watching it.  =^.^=

I used a mix of art mediums for this portrait... Staedtler graphite pencil (8B), Prang watercolor and Derwent watercolor pencils on a 200 gsm Canson watercolor paper.  And while I do my art stuff I like watching music videos on YouTube.  Alejandro Fernandez's are among my faves!  The one in the pic below is for the song Mi Rechazo. Lovely song!

One of the things I love are behind-the-scenes videos of just about everything... movies, telenovelas, art, everyday objects, etc...  I love seeing how things are made and that things actually had to be made, not magically appear out of nowhere!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sketch... coral summer

Fashion illustration - cute and short summer dress

Meow there, Monday!  Summer's here! Wanted to do another cute and fun little summer dress.  Going with coral, pink and peach... and a touch of lace on the bodice.  Sexy and feminine... =^.^=