Everyone always says to challenge yourself as much as you can, that way you can get better at what you are doing. For example, when it comes to drawing models or pictures of magazines, I always tend to try to and look out for models that are in weird productions; something that I hope that I succeeded in today.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Drew Barrymore is my brother's secret crush. He doesn't just tell anyone that, but whenever he sees her on the television, he always says something like, "Wow....." and just trails off; which is why I decided to draw her out today. Hope you like it Javier!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I tried to practice more rendering today, something that does take great concentration, I do admit. Thing is, this coming fall semester, I have to take a rendering class, something that I'm excited about. However, the more practice I get, the more I can get out of it.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Of course, when in the art world, you do have to experiment with a great many things, especially when it comes to materials. However, when you have a great liking to a specific material, you sort of stick with it. I don't know if its because of the consistency, or the color, but lets say that walnut ink has been officially added my favorite list. I know that I have said this before in previous postings, but I will say it again, I highly recommend you use walnut ink! This commercial ad for Anne Klein clothing is something that I have created by incorporating walnut ink and pastels into a drawing, something that up until today I would never have thought of using.
Friday, August 12, 2011
I really like the snug look of this girl. It reminds of fall, with the big sweater and the cozy boots. I've decided to go a bit crazy with this piece, using a variety of mediums: water-soluble crayons, sharpie markers, and black ink. Since I've been using the walnut ink nowadays, I felt that the black ink was a bit intimidating for me today.....
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I don't know why, but whenever I tend to sketch, I really like to use pen. A regular writing pen. It gets messy at times, but I think I seem to know how to control this utensil a bit better whilst drawing. I decided to experiment on Keira Knightley today, not only because I think she is a pretty good actress, but because this is her advertising for Chanel. What an excellent perfume! I'm going to continue with the pen and see what happens....
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Looking in past Glamour magazines, this particular pose caught me eye. The sweep of her skirt makes the picture in this one, almost too much because it doesn't really show her shoes at all. I decided to capture it with crayons and markers. I will definitely be working more on fashion illustrations.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I have been wiring on my self portrait for a while now, which is a pretty good reason to stop the project and let it recap itself. I have been wanting to continue drawing, which is why I have done just that. I am also a nirvana fan as well, which is why I decided to draw this particular picture. It sort of reminds me of myself when I'm locked up in my room and listening/dancing to music. I'm sure all of us have done it before.