I love realism. This is the art type I want to work the most in. I’ve been practising by drawing random things lately. I asked friends to suggest me any object so that I could practise with it. This motivates me more in a way. I think it’s nice when it’s someone else’s idea. It makes me want to finish earlier and better so I can show them and get their personal opinion on their own suggestions.
The first suggestion I got was a shoe. I chose a kind of classic style one. I wanted to practise many objects, and therefore I chose to make the drawings a bit small.
The second drawing suggestion i had was a katana. The details I wanted for this turned out to be a bit difficult to illustrate. That is mostly because the drawing is only around 6cm*8cm.
I really liked making these small practise drawings. I’m planning on doing a lot more too. Maybe I’ll even create my own little collection. I’d love to hear more suggestions from anyone here too.
Thanks for reading :3
Lately I’ve been drawing more animals. I’ve practices both traditionally and digitally. I also worked on illustrating new textures.
The first piece I made was of an octopus. I chose to draw a tentacle. This was made digitally on a phone app. I’m very happy with how I managed to blend the colors and get my idea to life the best way possible. It’s easier to get a cleaner look when it’s digitally.
The second drawing I made was of a lynx. I made this traditionally on paper. I’m more used to drawing on paper and therefore I often enjoy that more. I’ve never drawn fur before so that was a challenge. I’m planning to draw more animals in the future to practice new textures like this.
Here’s another digital drawing I made. I feel more comfortable and familiar with this type of art now. It’s only a few weeks since I started practising digital painting, I enjoy it a lot and I’m looking forward to improve my skills.
This is a coloring-pencil illustration I made. I only used 1 color for this sketch. The original color was green. I used photo editing to change the color saturation, I then acquired the desired color. I chose the color blue because it sustained a more appropriate fitting for the theme. I took the picture while consciously choosing the lighting effect. I think it all came together well as a piece of art.
This is a rose made with watercolors. It was a very relaxing process, but it also took a while. I used many different shades of pink to make this as lively as possible. In the start I used the wet on wet technique. Afterwards the paint was thiccer and I used it to make details with small brushes. I mixed some yellow into the green to make different shades here too.
I did this with watercolors after sketching. I kept myself to a few colors. Also layering for shadowing.
Here I practised some different anime mouths. Anime expressions are known to be over-dramatic and exaggerated.
This is a posture-sketch of a japanese school girl outfit from behind. On the top I did Chinese calligraphy.
Here’s a smol grill from a post it note:D
This is the beginning of my Hitler portrait. I start by getting the proportions right. This is one of the most important steps in portrait drawing.
Here I start adding more contrast. I get darker colors by using softer pencils. I layer the color instead of drawing too hard.
These pencils are high quality and works for many types of drawing. My most used pencil is the HB. This is the most basic pencil in here and it works good for most things. Though when I started to add shadowing I went more over to 6B.
Here we see that I added the darkest colors too early and that made it more difficult to blend it with the softer lighter shadows.
When the portrait was done I was very satisfied with the realism. In my opinion it is not hard spotting the person who is drawn. I’ll have to choose this as my best drawn portrait til now. You might find the choice of person to draw very odd, but it was all part of a school project so don’t worry ;P
I just painted this and I’m pretty happy with the fall colors. It was fun and took some time. People say I should sign them, but idk¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This ink drawing was done on a kind of yellowish toned paper. I believe that is fitted for the look I’m going for. I find it very satisfying to do inking, and the end result is something I’m happy about.