Hey guys! I ran out of daylight Sunday and yesterday so I didn't get a chance to take photos but here's your peek into my sketchbook this week!
Tip: If I like the tone and shading of my drawings in pencil, I'll leave them in pencil and if I want to color them in, I'll use a lightpad to trace it on another piece of paper and add color with paint or marker or pen. That way you don't risk messing up your original drawings!
This lavender girl is inspired by the always lovely Haley Jordan (look her up, she's wonderful)!
I redid this pencil drawing using Posca paint pens and I'm kinda stoked about how it turned out! What's your favorite way to add color to your drawings?
It's all about cats and flowers for sketchbook #5! These are sketched out in pencil, lined with faber-castell XS pen, and the flowers are colored with copic markers. Btw, I use sticky notes to cover up marker bleed-through, but they also just give some super cool dimension to the sketcbook page!
Tip: Use things in your real life as references and then simplify and play around with the shapes to make them more "cartoony". The cats with with the flowers are based on my cat, Pancake and the little sticky note cat is based on my other cat, Backpack. I sketched all the cats in about 20 minutes by just focusing on the most simple shape and not putting a whole lot of pressure on myself to get the anatomy perfect (clearly lol).
I've been working on these two illustrations all week and trying to improve on my coloring and blending. "Earth" (on the left) and "Sky" on the right were both drawn with Faber Castell ink pens and colored with Copic markers. Scroll down for a video of how I colored the trees/leaves in the Earth illustration!
Tip: When you mess up on a drawing in your sketchbook, before ripping it out and starting over, try covering the parts you don't like with a sticky note or piece of paper and draw over it (in the Sky illustration, I hated the color I originally chose for the face and sun, but I liked the rest so I made it work!)
Markers Used for Trees:
Pale Pink Base: Winsor & Newton Promarker Dusky Pink 0518 | Main Pink Leaves: Copic RV25 | Darker Leaves: Copic R37
Hello again! It's Sketchbook Sunday! This past week I was at Kiawah Island, SC and I could not stop looking at all the plants! I had been practicing painting with watercolors again, so I continued with that and spent the rest of the week drawing and redrawing plants that were around our house. But of course I had to add some girls in there too.
Tip: Take a sketch that you like and try recreating it in a different medium to see the differences/challenges between the two, and to test your skills in both!
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