This post is exactly what the title says: here’s a bunch of art. =) Need I say more? Enjoy!
A few sketches
Mom bought me The Complete Drawing & Painting Course on Udemy while the price was much lower, and I’ve been really enjoying it. Here are a few of the products of what I’ve been learning:
These all are at least partly drawn with Prismacolor pencils. The bubble was drawn with Prismacolor over a big black splotch of watercolor, and the burning paper was highlighted with a white Prismacolor pencil. They have been fun, but I still can’t use them successfully without much detailed instruction.
Some digital art
My lovely aunties got me a Kamvas drawing tablet for my birthday last year, and paired up with Photoshop, I’ve been having a blast. =D
Oh, looks like I’ve been drawing lots of cats and okapis recently!
The okapis were for my sister’s birthday scavenger hunt. We had normal clues and invisible ink clues and code clues and reflect-in-the-mirror clues on top of that! And then I had her type out the entire Google Drive URLs to see the okapis I drew for her. *evil grin*
And the cats… I guess I just felt like drawing cats. *shrugs* The tabby in the sun was really fun for experimenting with lighting. And the little girl holding the big Maine Coon kitty might appear in an upcoming coloring book for Front Street Animal Shelter. =)
When I was younger, I used to make up all sorts of animals for this crazy story about a rat who could read who finds a portal. That story is long behind me, but the current novel I’m working on also includes made-up animals! It makes me feel like a child again. =)
Here we have a chameleo-Bernard named Blue. He’s my protagonist’s best friend, and his fur is kind of like polar bear fur except that it intensifies the color underneath. :O
We also have a squirrel jay, a very prevalent type of rodent griffin. And the gila hawk, a dragon-type creature with the power to body-swap—watch out!
And then there are a few common pets: the dachsnake, with the power to change its length. The turterrior, who can become invisible when he tucks himself in his shell. And the fibberfry, a ferret-seahorse combination that loves shrimp and makes a “fibberfry” sound. =)
If you would like the full info-dumps on any of these, comment below and I would be more than happy to oblige.
And just to keep me humble, here’s a handful of fails
Is it just me, or can fails be so much more intriguing that successes? They can be amusing (“EPIC FAIL”) or even inspiring. Selah and I were learning about cake frosting with our fellow American Heritage Girls, and a cake decorator showed us some pictures of cakes that she had messed up and then turned to something really pretty. It was so cool!
Maybe these aren’t quite as entertaining, but I can give you some art lessons while you’re here!
The kitten shows my lack of expertise with colored pencils. ;P That’s what happens when you try to shade white fur with a black pencil, folks!
The flower was supposed to be this really cool thingy in my book, but I got super mixed up with the layers and it died. :'( Can’t fix the weird stamens coming out the top now.
And the girl was based on a reference my art course gave me. She’s not that bad, I just decided not to put the effort in. I think the proportions are a little wonky though, and her arms might be too different from each other.
What do you think?
That’s all folks! Hope you had fun with my little art dump. Which pieces stood out to you? Do you like to draw, and if so, what mediums do you like?
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