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!
And a progress photo…
I had had this idea for a while now, but hadn’t had the time to do it. Also, I didn’t know what materials to use to achieve this effect. After some research and a couple hours’ work, I was able to finish the drawing below:
I decided to use ink because that way the colored blots on top wouldn’t affect the black-and-white painting below.
My idea was to strip the person’s identity as much as possible by making a grayscale image (originally, I wanted a silkscreen-like image, with strong areas of contrast, but that failed) and then only show my conscious thought processes of that person using the ink blot. However, I don’t think the portrait was that good, so I don’t consider this a success.
However, I do like the somewhat gloomy image ink gives. Or is that just a result of my style?
School ends in two weeks… goodbye carefree life 🙂
Hello everyone! I would like to share with you what I consider one of my greatest achievements as of now… an oil paint self-portrait!
If you’ve noticed, I never upload any photos of myself because… well, I don’t actually know why, but I just don’t. But I decided to draw myself using oil paints. I consider it to be a great achievement because this piece is only my third time using oils, and portraits are extremely difficult. But I think that the final product has been done quite well!
So, without further ado, I would like to show it to you:
I’m very proud of it! And I also took the in-progress photos because I wanted to share the progress with you.
I started with a burnt sienna undertone to mark the tonal differences and gradually built it up from there. I’m sure there are tens of layers on this painting, which makes it very rich.
This piece took about three months to complete. Wow. Now that I think about it, that’s a quarter of a year! I’m very happy that I finally have something decent to put on my About Me page 🙂
Till next time.
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!
Well! It’s been more than two weeks since I’ve posted on this blog, and now I’m back! All tests are now finished and I’ve done the best I can. I just hope that my best is enough. Like all students hope…
But the reason I’m posting is for this week’s IF theme: Children. I’ve approached this theme in two ways. Firstly, the drawing I’m uploading was drawn when I was around five years old (which is a bit embarrassing) so it is a ‘child’s’ drawing. Secondly, the drawing is of a child, so it literally portrays the theme of ‘Children’.
Yes, this is very embarrassing for me to post here, but I suppose it just shows my progress in drawing.
Also, I’m going on holiday this Sunday to London! So excited! I’ll tell you all about it when I come back.