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 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 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!
In my watercolor class, for one of our projects, we had to draw a grid (which was a feat in and of itself!) and fill in each square with the corresponding color in a photograph of our choice. I decided to draw my mom and gave the finished piece to her as a birthday gift. Here’s the finished piece!
I don’t think that this is very characteristic of the “me” on this blog, but I’m actually quite a gamer. For the past half-year or so, I’ve been really into a game called “Splatoon 2”, which is played on the Nintendo Switch. So much so, in fact, that I’ve made my own YouTube channel about it! I’m quite unpredictable.
I wanted to make my own avatar, so I made this template on Affinity Designer. I then planned on coloring it with Copics (as usual) and then doing the background digitally.
My semester starts on Tuesday, and unlike last semester, I don’t have posts lined up! So, I am going to “cheat” and divide this project into three parts. The next post will be the colored version, and the one after that will be the final one with the background. That should keep this blog busy for a month or so!
Also, I am taking an art class next semester, so hopefully that’ll give me something to post!
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.
Merry Christmas, everyone! May you all have a blessed day!
This year, I decided to make a Christmas card template. I’m going to fill it out with Copics, which appears to now be my go-to Christmas art medium, but since I don’t know when I’ll actually finish coloring it, here’s the template for now. I made it on Affinity Designer.