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!
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 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!
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 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 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.
Inktober Day 3: Bulky
I had fun with this one. Just piling more stuff on this poor guy. His face ended up looking a lot more miserable than I intended, though. I meant it to be comical but it seems more cruel. Whoops.
Inktober Day 2: Wisp
Whew! Two Inktober drawings in one day. I’m not really sure what I was going for with this one. The first thing I thought of was Brave, so I guess that was an inspiration.
I’m going to be honest, I don’t really like this one, but it was a good practice. The only good pen I have is a micron, and I was NOT going to color this whole thing in with that, so I just used a regular sharpie for a lot of it. And I hope that using watercolor isn’t breaking the rules—I thought it was close enough to an ink wash. Yeah, I think I need to get some more supplies if I want to get through this month.
My great-grandmother passed away two days ago. She was kind, caring, and incredibly strong. We will miss her dearly. Rest in peace, Grandma Ruthie.
The other day, a friend of mine came up with an idea for a collaboration where we each make half of a drawing and then switch sketchbooks. Then, we complete the other person’s drawing. This is the one that I started in my sketchbook, and she finished. I think that it turned out really nicely! To see the other half of our collaboration, click here.