My cousin, Ada, let me use her face as a reference while I practiced my realism skills. It’s clear she had fun with these expressions, and so did I. She calls the piece “Adapocalypse,” and said it looked like a movie poster. Somebody start making this film!
Author: Arya Karki
I drew A MAN! With FACIAL HAIR! You may be asking, “Why should I care?” And I guess it really doesn’t matter. But I’ve never done this before, at least not very well. This obviously isn’t perfect, but I think it’s an improvement on my past attempts.
This character is named Brendan, and he’s from a D&D campaign I’m running. I may or may not have used a painting of Jesus as a reference…shhh.
This tiger portrait I drew using Prismacolor pencils is likely my favorite (colored pencil) piece yet. It’s also my second time drawing on toned paper–a medium I’ve come to like a lot. I made this as a Christmas gift to my grandparents. If you stop by their restaurant, you might just get a chance to see it in person.
Eleven – Colored Pencil
This took me FOREVER but here’s Eleven from Stranger Things! I love how my art teacher gives us so much room to express our own interests and personalities in our projects.
The goal was to create a colored pencil drawing from a reference, cropping it to create a unique composition. I realized soon after starting this drawing that I did not choose the easiest reference. The neon lights and unnatural colors on her face definitely created a challenge for me. I exaggerated those colors a bit more to create a bright and intense look.
It’s not perfect, but I’d say it’s a pretty good start considering I’ve never attempted a realistic human face in this medium before. I’ll definitely be doing more of it in the future!
I made this sweater for my dog, Ginger. Today was her 6th birthday. ❤️
Pattern by Heart Hook Home
Striped Optical Illusion
Another project from art class! This one was really fun, surprisingly easy (although a little time-consuming) and I think it all came together really well. It reminds me a little of Dr. Seuss books.
My colored pencil skills have definitely improved through this practice. I’m going to be working with them more in the near future.
Downton Abbey Drawing Room
Crochet Hat Lizard
Shattered Value Rose
In case you haven’t noticed already, I’ve kind of given up on Inktober this year. But I’ll try again in 2021!
This was a project I did for school called “shattered value.” We could “shatter” anything we wanted, and I chose a rose as my subject. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but by the end I thought it looked really nice.
Through doing this project, I learned a lot about lighting, values, and shading techniques. Not to mention patience—coloring all of those boxes took FOREVER! But I think my hard work paid off, because the piece turned out very neat and clean (in my opinion, at least).
Inktober 2020 Day 9: Throw
Inktober Day 9: Throw
It just occurred to me that I have no idea what this sport is. Some sort of…very intense catch?