Another delicious illustration I made recently. This is a combination of water-soluble colored pencils and my watercolor Koi set. Final whitest details are made with a thin DecoColor opaque white paint marker. Have a nice afternoon!
I got home from work today and asked my husband what I should draw. He placed his bass in front of me and gave me this great challenge! I created the background with my Koi pan set and everything else was done, once more, using the Pentel Arts Watercolor tube set.
This is the first painting I make using only tube watercolors. All the ones I've posted before have been created using pan watercolors (more specifically the Koi set I bought on Amazon), or a mixture of both. This morning I felt like a challenge and wanted to practice mixing my own colors and setting up my own palette using tubes. I'm fairly happy with how this turned out. Have a nice Sunday!
Hello all! By this point you can sort of see that I love drawing and painting food. I have every intention of continuing with my practice of animals and people. I promise I will be uploading some pictures of sketches of that sort of stuff soon as well!
Here are a couple of watercolor paintings I did this weekend. How I enjoyed this long weekend! Even though I had a lot of video editing for my students' art show to do, I had time to clean the apartment, exercise and paint! I'm so happy I finally got over that flu as well. I HATE being sick!
Here are a few drawings I have done lately in my small Stathmore journal. Some of them are charcoal, some are pencil, some are a mix of pen and watercolors. Have a great Sunday and thank you for visiting!
It has been sort of a downer week for me. Aside from the whole Trump-winning situation, I've been sick and am still on antibiotics for some sort of throat infection. Missing work days is a big no-no right now since my students' art show is the 9th of December and we have very few classes to finish up final projects. So I finally got to rest last night and was happy to be able to use this Saturday morning to get back to doing some art! I have to work on art show video editing this weekend as well which I may be putting off until tomorrow. I'm still not thinking very clearly and am slower than usual. It's kind of frustrating for someone like myself that is normally productive all the time.
Hello! I'm kind of sick today and, sadly, will have to rest and skip my workout this afternoon. Given I had the time, I decided to make a more detailed drawing today. Going to bed now!
Today I came across the work of this amazing ink/watercolor artist named Peter Sheeler. I highly recommend watching his process and work through his YouTube channel (you can get there by clicking on his name above). Lately I have been working on improving my own artistic skills and trying to find my own style. To do this, I am drawing everyday and trying to pinpoint what it is that catches my attention about the work and process of other artists. As much as I admire people that produce super realistic/hyperrealistic work, there's something about art that is slightly sketchy and raw that I really love. There is a lot of personality in Sheeler's work.
I love Saturday mornings. I get to drink my coffee and have my breakfast calmly and draw to my heart's content. Here you can observe the progression of this piece from initial sketch, to filling in with water-soluble pencils, to blending out with water, and finally adding some final texture and color manipulation in Photoshop. Have a great weekend!
I arrived from work last night with a major need to create some art. I asked my husband if he had any ideas of what I could draw and he gave me the idea of a banana split. I thought it was an awesome idea. I looked for reference images and came across this one, which I loved because it would give me the opportunity to draw/paint glass and a cookie.
I am on a quest to improve my skills and finding my own artistic style. I have always liked to draw, but have considered myself more of a designer (or even teacher) than an illustrator or artist. But lately, I have been really yearning to create art and illustration. I love using mixed-media.
Today I drew/painted a cherry pie once I got home from work. I've always found the combinations of colors and textures so inspiring! Cheers!
Hello! This is something I started last night and finished this morning. For this I used a 2H pencil for my initial pencil sketch, watercolor pencils to lay down first colors, actual watercolors to add more intensity and depth effects, and ended with final highlights and textures using oil pastels.
I ordered a new watercolor set on Amazon and am excited to get it tomorrow! For these I used watercolor pencils, which are very fun to work with.
Hello! This is something I sketched this morning using my Micron pens. I was inspired by a drawing tutorial I found yesterday that I found very helpful.