Sunday, June 21, 2015
I loved working on this project so much. I had the honor of working on this symbolic piece for Adam. He's an incredible photographer and a super nice guy. If you'd like to check out his work--which I highly recommend--you can find it on his facebook page, here and on his website, here.
This was done in acrylics, paint pens, and pens on a wrapped canvas.
I will be working on making prints available for many pieces that have been sold, but are still wanted. I will post a link to the site that I will be using soon! If you would like your own custom piece of art from me, I would be more than happy to work on something for you so please e-mail me or message me. Commissions are some of my favorite things to do, especially when it's such a meaningful piece like this one!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
My mom asked me for something abstract for her house that she's been trying to make look nice. We found some resin at Hobby Lobby and I'd never used that media before. This was my first time using it and it was really fun. I've done abstract before, but never so much as in this piece. It was like a break within a break for me. Kind of mindless and nice. It was nice to not really have to think about what was doing and really let it all flow.
Friday, February 20, 2015
I absolutely love drawing and coloring clouds. If I could just paint and draw clouds all day I would. Mountains are fun too. I feel like I need to work on drawing more dimensional landscapes though. This was a fun one. I used colored pencils, inks and markers. Markers and white pencil are definitely my favorite blending tools.
Monday, February 9, 2015
So, I have been working on giving actual motion to my drawings. It's really fun, even if I'm not very good at it. I'd like to, one day, this year, make a full animated scene. I really would like to work on this part of my art and it will probably take me ages to actually be decent at it, but I'm excited about the process! It's so cool to see a drawing or character you made come to life, so to speak, even for less than a second.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
I know, I know, I'm never posting things at all lately. Sorry about that. I have been kind of busy with work, but I really will be trying to put forth an extra effort to post more often.
This is pretty old honestly. I really love drawing smoke or steam just because it's so fun and free to color and sketch. A lot of people ask me why so many people I draw are smoking and honestly, it's the smoke. I love drawing it. I, myself, don't smoke nor do I plan to really. I just like drawing it. This is just something a lot of people ask me about and I never really answer, so now you have an answer. I also think it's a bit dumb to only draw a handful of different types of characters with only traits that you like. I like complex characters with both flaws and strengths that are realistic and are found in daily life in people that you may come in contact with. There you have it.
This was with colored pencils, markers and pens.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Here are some progress photos and finished photos of a painting I did last year. The reference I used is below, but I haven't been able to find the photographer yet. Sorry that I've been really bad about posting things!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
This started with a sort of minimalist sketch. Like I said before, I've been trying a lot of different styles and adding more detail and emotion to each full-length illustration. This was a fun picture because I really wanted to get the colors as close to what was in my head as was possible.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
This was a really quickly put together thing, but I'm pretty proud of it. I had left over paints on my palette that I used for this. They may not go together very well, but I loved them too much to allow them to go to waste. I also have been trying to create more full-length drawings and illustrations, so including people in them that add to the story of the drawing, is my goal.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Here's a super old painting I did last winter when I was feeling a little angsty. I just pulled out my paper, squirted paints straight from the tube on to it and went at it with my brush and hands. That was just the background. I later added the flowers on it and added some texture with colored pencils and markers.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I used to do digital art a lot, but I think I just sort of gave up on it a while ago. That's kind of stupid, though, so I decided to just start practicing with it again. I still need a lot of work, but I think I've already improved a ton. I never understood using layers in coloring, but I found that I started using that idea just in my traditional art and it has gained so much depth comparing to the way I used to color things. It made it a lot easier to transfer my style through digital art too. So here are some things I've done.
The top one (The Joker) is kind of super experimental and I don't know how happy I am with it, but it was fun.