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!
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!
As promised, here’s the colored version of my Inkling!
I don’t know why, but I’m actually really happy with it! It didn’t take too long to do, and it’s not very fancy, but I just like it. The skin turned out really well. I don’t normally use E02, but this time it blended well with E00.
Today is the last day of Christmas, and so I’m happy that I’ve colored the Christmas card (somewhat) in time! I meant to do the background in Copics as well, but my B00 ran out while I was doing it, so I completely redid it using Affinity Designer.
My scanner is strange, so the gray strips on the third bauble are actually purple on paper. I like the gold bauble quite a bit. Although it’s streaky, it actually looks like gold! And the highlights were lighter on paper, so it looked more reflective.
I don’t like the font much, so please let me know if you have recommendations to make it better.
I actually think that this is one of my more successful Copic pieces. For one, I drew it from scratch (not that coloring in something from a digital stencil is cheating, but I do need to improve my sketching skills as well). Secondly, I think the blending turned out pretty well.
I go to Pomona College in Claremont, California, and we have the more or less “famous” Mount Baldy. It snows there in the winter, which, from below, looks like powdered sugar. The church that I go to has a nice view of the mountain, so I took a picture of it after finishing Mass. I had been wondering what to draw with my Copics on my new Copic sketchbook after my renewed interest in that medium, and I thought that the mountains would make a nice subject.
I am posting it here today. This is also the piece that was shown slightly in my post about Copics. To be honest, I am quite unhappy with it. I am very displeased with the trees, and I think that the blue shadows on the foreground mountain (which I did first) do not go well with the rest of the brownish hues. It looked nice when it only had the shadows. Oh well. At least it’s done with.
Here’s a photo before I “ruined it”, although you can start to see that I was filling it out in the bottom-right corner.
Looking at the photo of the finished piece, I suppose it’s not too bad. And practice makes perfect!
Also, I’ve scheduled my posts to go live on Wednesdays every other week at 6am PST. I read that Wednesdays are a good time to post to get traffic and that 9am EST is also a good time. So look forward to that!
I posted recently that I’d gotten back into Copic markers and gave a sneak peek of my Copic drawing. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to work on that drawing for a while because I was waiting for the delivery of a new gray marker that I had bought. I will finish it though (eventually)!
I thus finished the one below first. It’s from a photo of a shed in my backyard. I used this website to turn the photo into line art that I could use to color in. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out!
Also, this is the first of a series of scheduled posts that I’ve written. What with the semester starting next month, I wanted to pace myself so that this blog wouldn’t be abandoned yet again. You can expect posts every two weeks for a while. I hope this will help my efforts to resuscitate my blog!