Monday, June 20, 2016

Sketch... bluesy-blousy

Fashion illustration/sketch... blousy shirt and jeans outfit

Meow there, Monday!  It's been a rather busy couple of months... I was finally able to do a fashion illustration/sketch!  And I bought a Wacom Intuos Art (medium) pen and touch tablet too!  Been wanting to get one for quite a looooooooong time now.  Finally gave in and bought one last week.  It's not as easy to use as I thought it would be!  Most of the time while I'm using it, it felt weird and like something's wrong with my eyesight.  All my lines came out skewed and slanted!  And they're still slanted/skewed!  Will definitely need to do a lot of practice to get the hang of it!  I drew the figure by hand the usual way I would draw, scanned it and then edited/rendered it in PhotoShop using the Intuos (about half the time I was using the mouse!  LOL!).  It's kind of frustrating to use as I just got it days ago, not enough time to really do much practice.    =^.^=

Aside from art documentaries, cooking and music videos, I also like watching art/drawing videos - including digital drawing/rendering videos.  I have several of them in my YouTube playlist folder.  Can't wait to try out all the tricks/techniques from those videos!  For this sketch of mine, I based my rendering on Glamnicism's video.  Have had her videos in my playlist folder for quite some time now!  Finally got to try the techniques now!  Her video tutorials are well thought-through and you don't get lost trying to follow along.  More of these tutorial videos on her YouTube channel, both digital and traditional... Go check her out!    

Monday, June 13, 2016

Doodle... swirly florals

Art Nouveau inspired floral ink doodle...
Meow there, Monday!  Yes, another flowery and inky doodle for this week's blogpost... Things haven't normalized as yet.  Haven't been able to do much drawing except these ink doodles.  Hope things ease up soon!  I do miss my watercolor pencils and drawing fashion illustrations/sketches!  =^.^=

Monday, June 6, 2016

Doodle... floral circles

Art Nouveau inspired floral doodle...
Meow there, Monday!  Still doodling away with my inkpens... I need to work on my hand/wrist movement.  I do try to make the lines smooth and graceful but they still get wobbly often, especially on sharp curves!  =^.^=

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sketch... quick hair sketch

Quick hairstyle sketch...
Meow there, Monday!  Quick hairstyle sketch using Staedtler Mars Lumograph 8B graphite pencil.  Referenced from a newspaper ad.  Thought it was a very cute and fun hairstyle!  =^.^=

Monday, May 23, 2016

Doodle... floral curlicues

Art Nouveau inspired ink floral doodle...
Meow there, Monday!  A fun, flower doodle again for today!  It's been a bit busy lately.  I have been able to draw only with a smaller sketchpad and basic tools (pencil and inkpens)  Stuff I easily carry with me and don't take up much table space when I get the chance to draw.  This is why I looooove my A5 sketchpad!  Compact and very practical!  =^.^=

Monday, May 16, 2016

Doodle... orchid bloom

Ink floral drawing...  inspired by orchids

Meow there, Monday!  And here's another fun doodle from late last year that kept getting bumped off the posting queue... This one's inspired by orchids.  I actually like this one, but not sure why I didn't publish this blogpost sooner.   =^.^=

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sketch... turquoise doodle

Quick hair sketch...

Meow there, Monday!  One of those quick sketches done with spontaneity... letting the pencil, paintbrush and marker do their thing with minimal thought going into it.  Just go, go, go!  And I love doing these 'coz I can better execute ideas.  Whereas if I take time and dwell on an idea/pencil sketch, I keep rethinking, often redrawing and rethinking again.  And then the sketch would just stay an idea in the sketchbook for a while.    =^.^=