Monday, May 25, 2015

Vacation sketching and art finds, part 2...



Meow there, Monday!  Continuing on with another sketch I did on the plane ride from my quick vacation the other week, and some more pics of artsy stuff I encountered while out and about.  Part 1 is (here).   When I do faces, I normally draw them properly, taking my time with the foundation sketch, the shading/rendering and the details.  Because of the time and space constraints in the plane, I had to do this batch of sketches quickly.  It's a fun and carefree way to do art!  I love the spontaneity and liberating feel of rapid/quick sketches!  =^.^=

Saw this on the way to the Star Ferry Terminal/Ocean Centre Mall in Kowloon.



Kawaii kitty adorableness at a department store.

Fab chandelier at a dimsum restaurant.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Vacation sketchings and art finds, part 1...

Meow there, Monday!  Took a quick vacation last week in Hong Kong, just a few days... Fun vacation, but rather hectic!  My feet and legs hurt so much from all the walking I did! Such a lovely and dynamic city!  Anyway, spent my time on the return flight drawing instead of watching the shows the airline had on their entertainment service.  These are some of them...  Fun to do!  Just wished I had brought along at least one graphite pencil, an inkpen and some coloring mediums.  I just had that light blue pencil.  Very practical though with the very limited space (and deskspace!) on the airplane seat.   =^.^=



Adorable elephant art at the Citiplaza Mall at Taikoo, Hong Kong Island...  

 



Monday, May 11, 2015

Sketch... ombre summer


Summer look... ombre top and denim shorts.

Meow there, Monday!   Haven't done ombre in a while for my outfit sketches.  In the mood for ombre!  And in bright and cheery colors, just like summer...  =^.^= 



Monday, May 4, 2015

Sketch... salmon and blue


Simple summer outfit... tank top, vest and denim shorts with brightly colored scarf belt.

Meow there, Monday!  Keeping it simple and easy for summer...  It's hot!  Well, denim might not be that comfy for summer... but whatever.  I love denim!  =^.^= 


Monday, April 27, 2015

Portrait/Video... Alejandro Fernández #3


Alejandro Fernandez portrait/retrato in graphite and watercolor pencils.

Meow there, Monday!  Finally finished my new portrait of singer Alejandro Fernandez (one of my faves!).  It was his birthday a few days ago!   He has such a handsome face, I don't think I can get bored drawing his portrait again.  This is my 3rd portrait of him!  You can view all my other portraits (here).    =^.^=


I pretty much used the usual materials I've been using on my other portraits: graphite pencil (mainly Staedtler EE) and Derwent watercolor pencils.  Used just a couple of colors (blues and violet) for a subtle touch of color.  I have gotten a bit bored with doing just plain graphite portraits.  It's a lot more fun to do, even if the colors are rather subtle and only a few of them are used!  I made a slideshow video of my WIP photos as well...


Sharing a few more of Alejandro Fernandez' music...

I love his hairstyle here!  Clean-cut but edgy...

This is the song he did as a duet with Christina Aguilera...
but this live version is a solo though...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sketch... lovely lavender


Kawaii-inspired hairstyle fashion sketch...
Meow there, Monday!   Kawaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!  Another kawaii-inspired fashion/hair sketch.  I really enjoy looking and pinning  kawaii looks/fashions on Pinterest.  They're soooooo much fun and oh-so-cute!  And all those cheerful and yummy pastel colors.  It really is color-overload but somehow it works and have to be so.  It wouldn't be kawaii if it's not colorful!  =^.^=

Watercolor (base), watercolor pencils and inkpens...

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sketch... summer colorblock


fashion sketch... summer outfit in colorblock

Meow there, Monday!  Going colorful for today's outfit fashion sketch.  Bright and colorful, just like summer...  Sharing a few more songs by Alejandro Fernandez!   =^.^=

"Me Hace Tanto Bien"
I looooooove this live version...