Current school work

So right now, we’ve started getting on with our personalized school projects in full. However, before that, we studied a bit of the more technical parts of drawing – which I don’t mind, to be honest: though it’s not “fun”, I think it’s “essential” to becoming a “good” artist (note all the quotation marks there). I thought I’d post a little bit of my sketchbook to show you what I had been doing:

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I quite liked it, but now I’m enjoying doing my own project even more! Quite exciting to have no restrictions whatsoever. I’ll post more on that too later on.

Till then!

K

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Lake Painting

I recall posting a work-in-progress landscape painting, but never showing you the final product! And it has been quite a while since I’ve finished it! So, here is the final painting. I added texture to the grass by using a fan brush and added some highlights and shadows to the surface of the lake. I hope you like it!

Lake Painting

It’s my first landscape and my second oil painting, so I am very happy about it.

Also, I shall try to post more frequently. I’m sorry, but school has started.

K

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The Hourglass (Work in Progress)

For Art summer homework, we were asked to choose an article from a newspaper and think about how we would translate this information into artwork. Well, this article inspired me so much that I did more than think; I drew. I haven’t finished it yet but thought I’d give you a little sneak peek:

Hourglass Painting

It’s also my first “real” try at acrylic paint. Now that I’m really learning how to use it (i.e. not watering it down so much that it looks like watercolor), I think it’s my new favorite medium!

K

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The Lonely King

So, now that unpacking is over (which was a hard and dusty process, believe me), I can finally use my Wacom tablet! I’ve missed you, my precious, over the seven long, hard months with using the mouse. My friend HPE24 (you can see her portfolio on this link) is a master of digital drawing, and so I was inspired by her to draw – drumroll, please – only using the tablet! No sketches, no underdrawing, nothing. Only my tablet and Photoshop. Here’s how it turned out!

Blue Man

 

I have no idea why I came up with this drawing. Somehow, I just had this image of a wineglass fixed in my head…

And I know he has no crown, but I think he kind of relates to this week’s IF theme: King. What a lonely king of the world.

K

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Identical

Thanks to my amazing cousin, I have finally learned how to use the pen tool in Illustrator. It’s strange, I know, that in all my years of using Illustrator, I’ve never once used the pen tool! But now that I know how to use it, I absolutely love it. I tried a few random curves and came up with the inspiration to do this. It also matches with the IF theme: Repeat.

Pen Characters

 

K

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First Oil Painting – Still Life

I have finished my first oil painting ever! It’s the first time I’ve done the whole process, from the arranging of the still life to the final touches, all by myself. I am quite proud! And so, here is my final first oil painting!

Still Life

Of course, I still have to learn loads (like how to draw drapes more realistically and how to make white objects look white without using white) but I think it turned out quite well.

On another note, I am leaving the U.S. in nine days (how sad it is…) so I may not have time to draw/upload anything for the mean time. I have finished that landscape I posted last time but I believe the camera has been packed. I’ll try to do some computer work, though.

So please do tell me, what do you think of this painting? And do you have any tips for a beginner?

K

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First Landscape Oil Painting (Work in Progress)

Today, I just finished my first landscape painting ever! And it’s my second oil painting! I went to the park to do it, so it’s kind of alla prima (but not quite). I admire those master artists who can finish it in one sitting. So, here it is:

First Landscape

I did the rocks with a palette knife, which was fun to do. I like the texture. It still needs a bit of work, but I wanted to show it to you :)

Oil is so fun!

K

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