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!
Category: Traditional Artwork
Tangible artwork using mediums such as paper, pencil, and paint
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!
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
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?
Inktober 2020 Day 8: Teeth
Inktober Day 8: Teeth
This one was really rushed, since I was behind and had to do two today. I like the concept, but I think it could have been executed much better.
Inktober 2020 Day 7: Fancy
Inktober Day 7: Fancy
I can say with full confidence that adding that marker was A MISTAKE. If it had been a better marker, maybe a little lighter, too, I think it would be okay, but this one was terrible. Will not make this mistake again.
Haha—my mom was not a fan of today’s drawing.
This one was a little rushed…I had a lot of schoolwork today and did this really quick before dinner! I also got really tired of coloring in all that black my little micron. Getting new materials soon…?
I used a white gel pen to add some highlights on the fur. Definitely doing more of that in the future.