Hello, everyone! I am extremely sorry for this long hiatus. I got really caught up on school work – the art part of which I’m loving but is quite hard – and couldn’t really update this blog. However, I have an exciting update: I’ve finished the acrylic piece I showed you earlier! I’d like to show it to you all. I’m quite happy with it:
This is actually quite a bad photo of it, so I’ll upload a better one later. But I hope you enjoy it. I had fun doing it.
After coming home from school (sixth period… the horror!) I was tired and bored, and I had my color pencils next to me, so I just thought I’d draw something from scratch… and on scratch paper. On my calendar I have a boy band (please don’t judge) so I drew one of the members from there. I do not worry about you discovering which band I like, though: the portrait is so awful the person is unrecognizable. And so, here it is!
This took roughly two or three minutes to draw. I quite like how the lines are all of different colors… might be an interesting thing to investigate later on. Sorry if I’m rambling. I’m just so tired. Curse you, school! That is why I am drawing on your homework!
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:
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.
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!
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.
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:
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!
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!
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.
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.