Wow, it’s been over a year since I last posted on this blog…
So much has happened. I graduated college and will be moving to start my graduate school program in the fall!
I haven’t done a ton of art, but here’s one that I finished last week, done with Copics. I actually started working on it in 2019, I think, but stopped because I didn’t like how the fish on the left was going. I think I managed to salvage it though!
My college moved to online classes last month (a decision that I wholeheartedly agree with!), and I had this idea of making an online office hours platform to facilitate social interactions and just make people a bit happier. I’ve given up on the actual idea, since I’ve realized that it’s super hard to make an online multiplayer game, but I had already made some character designs, which I want to show you today.
For my birthday, I got some Copics from my grandparents! They let me choose which colors I wanted, so I decided to finally make a Copic coloring chart to help me see which colors I needed. I’ve been wanting to make one for years now! When I got my new Copics (which made me so happy!) I added them to the chart, so this is now my full collection of Copics!
I got this coloring chart from this website. My collection makes me so happy, and I really thank my grandparents for buying these for me. Look forward to some Copic sketches coming (relatively) soon!
It’s been so long since I last posted! I was away for an internship this summer, and it went amazingly well, for which I am very thankful to God.
I wasn’t able to do a lot of (if any) art while I was working, but I managed to do quite a bit in the two weeks before the fall semester started. I’m currently working on another scientific poster, this time of an oyster. I also finished the watercolor glass object still life that I had started in class but hadn’t finished. Here it is today!
While doing it, I was quite unhappy with the leaves, but they actually look alright in the photograph. I’m pretty happy with how the glass objects turned out. Glass has actually become one of my favorite things to paint in watercolor. Once you know a few tricks and really pay attention to the detail (and learn not to freak out about how bad it looks in the beginning), it’s pretty fun to do!
Also, I started a Catholic gratitude blog to document and share my daily thoughts of gratitude. Click here to check it out!
For the last project of my watercolor class, we had to do two paintings “in-the-manner-of” a watercolor artist of our choice. I chose Thomas Schütte, in part because his style is very different from my own. I thought it would force me to go outside my comfort zone.
One of the paintings had to be our own interpretation of his style. I decided to draw a Chinese cabbage based on his loose studies of objects. And yes, in case you’re wondering, it is indeed a cabbage (some people couldn’t figure out what it was). It is tied up in a green ribbon.
For one of our watercolor classes, we had to draw on yupo paper, which is a very water-resistant, almost plastic-y “paper” that dries quickly. It was an… interesting experience.
Actually, to be honest, some students really disliked it, but I thought it was fun. It kind of forced me to be more expressive in my painting. Our professor knew that the paper lent itself to looser painting, so she had printed out lots of different animals to choose from, since fur and feathers and things are good to draw loosely. I chose a raccoon, even though it’s not my favorite animal. The picture had good contrast.
And here it is!
I think if I went into a bit more detail, it would be nice. More definition would also help. But it was a fun project!
My semester is over, and I have officially finished my second year of college! It’s a bit scary, actually, as I really like college and don’t want it to end… But it’s also exciting!
I still have a few paintings from my watercolor class that I haven’t uploaded yet, so you’ll see those for a while. I’m also working on another scientific poster, because I think that was my favorite project from that class and there was an object that I really wanted to paint.
On another note, I’m going off to do an internship next month, and I’m not sure if I’ll have time to do art! Hopefully I will, but I’m planning on scheduling a few posts to keep me covered in the meantime.
For our watercolor class (which I’m loving!) we had to draw an object of our choice in the style of an old scientific poster. My mom absolutely loves scientific posters, so I was looking forward to this assignment. We had some nice poppies in our front porch, and I decided to use them for this project. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!