Second Pen Drawing of Bird

I was so pleased with my first watercolor and pen piece that I decided to try it again, this time with… birds. Again🙂 I don’t know, I think they’re cute and a good subject to draw!

So, here was my initial pen sketch:

Pen Drawing of Peep-Wren

And here it is after I colored it with watercolor:

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I might add more watercolor, but wanted to show you the progress shots first.

K

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Colored Bird Drawing

I tried coloring the first pen drawing of a bird that I posted around two weeks ago with watercolor. I really liked how it turned out! Adding color really made it much more dynamic, in a way. Here it is:

Watercolor and Pen Bird

Since this is one of my first (successful) pieces with watercolor and pen (the ones that I previously did were so bad and childish that I left them uncompleted), I would really appreciate comments🙂

K

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More Pen Drawings

I found that I really enjoyed drawing in pen, so I tried sketching a bit more by myself. Since I’d started with drawing birds, I thought I would continue drawing them, so that I could build up my confidence. Here are the two sketches that I did:

Bird Drawing I Bird Drawing II

I much prefer the second drawing that I did, because the highlights are more obvious.

Look forward to more pen drawing posts in the future! I already have a couple lined up that are ready to post.

K

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Pen Drawing of Bird

My art teacher (who is absolutely fantastic) told me that I have an illustration style – which I agree with completely – and that I should try pen drawings. This is the first one I did, which I did with her help and guidance.

Bird Pen Drawing

I’m extremely happy with it! I’m doing a couple of sketches by myself, and will keep you posted about my progress.

K

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Fishes Underwater

Hello, everyone! As I said in my last post, I have managed to do quite a bit of art ever since school ended. However, I haven’t posted them… So that’s what I’ll do today!

The first piece I want to show you is an oil painting that took me around 3 months to complete. For my gap year project, I want to illustrate the creation of the world as told in the Book of Genesis for children. I want this to be the “sea” part of the book.

Fishes Underwater

I hope you enjoy it! There’s more to come🙂

K

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I’m Free!

Hello, everyone! It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve last visited my blog!… oh wait, it has been, hasn’t it? It’s been five months… and I’m happy to say that my exams are now over and I’m graduating soon! I’m also taking a gap year before I go to college, so I’ll have loads of time to do art and post on my blog. I look forward to taking more care of my blog during that time.

I haven’t finished any showable pieces yet, but I have made an online portfolio, so if you checked that out, I would be very happy. It has some pieces that I haven’t posted on my blog (from my International Baccalaureate exhibition) so I hope you enjoy it!

The link is: http://kristinecho.wix.com/portfolio

K

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted… sorry about that. Since it’s Christmas holidays, I hope to catch up and post everything I’ve done recently!

Till then, I hope you enjoy this Christmas drawing that I did the other day. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish it by Christmas day, but since traditionally there were 12 days of Christmas (until January 6), I hope there’s still time to enjoy it🙂

Nativity Shepherd

I did this one with Copic markers. The shepherd and the uppermost lamb were based on this drawing: http://terimetts.simplelifeministry.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/12/shepherds.jpg

Also, as a Christmas family activity, I first made a coloring book type of outline so that we could all have fun coloring it together. My parents didn’t finish theirs, so I can’t upload theirs, but the outline is below, in case you want to have a go too🙂

Nativity Shepherd Outline

Merry Christmas, everyone!

K

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