Monday, September 19, 2016

Portrait... masato ochiai (world order)

Masato Ochiai (World Order)
Done in Staedtler Mars Lumograph 8B with Derwent Watercolor Pencils

Meow there, Monday!  Finished a new portrait!  Been some months since the last one.  This one's of Masato Ochiai of the Japanese music/dance group, World Order.  Just discovered them very recently when a friend posted their Tissot ad video on facebook.  When I saw the video, I was amazed and wow-ed!  I love discovering new music!  I think World Order is now my fave music group of the moment!  =^.^=


Started with a pencil sketch, lightly shaded.  I've gotten bored with doing just plain graphite portraits, so I lightly colored it with a few shades of blue watercolor pencils (Derwent) and went over them with a wet brush.  Then I started working on shading details with Staedtler Mars Lumograph 8B.  I only used 8B and used my fingers to smudge in the strokes.  When I gave the blue watercolor pencil strokes a wet wash, it kind of looked a bit like Avatar (LOL!!!), so I gave it a touch of violet.  I also like to give the graphite strokes a wet wash to "settle down" the graphite and give it "depth".


Now, for some World Order music to accompany my portrait of Masato Ochiai..,  I love their music and their music videos!  

This was my first taste of World Order music and dance!

 
One of my faves... Last Dance

"Have a Nice Day"

"Machine Civilization"

"Mind Shift"

Monday, September 12, 2016

Doodle... sakura swirl

"Sakura Swirl"
A5 ink floral doodle/drawing

Meow there, Monday!  I had so much fun doing my very loopy and swirly "La-La-Loopy-Loops" flower doodle, clickie click (here), I made another version of it!   The stamens made the flowers look a touch more feminine and frilly.  Kinda like Sakura blossoms.  Made this one a bit cosier and a little leafy.  Really enjoyed drawing all the loops and swirls.   Might just make another version again.   =^.^=

Monday, September 5, 2016

Doodle... la-la-loopy-loops

"La-La-Loopy-Loops"
Ink flower doodle...

Meow there, Monday!  Fun, fun, fun with this loopy-loopsy-loop floral doodle!  And because it wasn't loopy enough, I made it swirly and curly as well!  =^.^=



Having some tea with my kitteh mug.
Every time I take a sip, it looks like I'm sniffing the kitteh's butt!  LOL!!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Mall finds... cuties and monsties

Meow there, Monday!  Been a while since I posted cutesy stuff I come across at the mall... =^.^=


Cutie cat head wallets...



Colorful notebooks...

Adorably cute pencil cases...

...and some bright and colorful monsties!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sketch... cutesy pastel

Fashion illustration - cutesy and kawaii inspired look

Meow there, Monday!  Going for a kawaii-inspired look for today's blogpost.  Not quite costumey, but more on the casual side.  Originally wanted the skirt to be pink and white but couldn't seem to render the white right.  =^.^=

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sketch... another quick hair sketch


Meow there, Monday!  This was another one of the quick sketches I did at the dentist's clinic,,, but I wasn't able to finish it over there.  Took a photo of the magazine page and finished it at home... The sketch didn't look like the reference photo at all, as I wasn't paying much attention to it but was having fun with the shading part.  =^.^=

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sketch... hairy quick sketches

Meow there, Monday!  A couple quick hair sketches while I was waiting at the dentist's clinic. Referenced from magazines...  =^.^=