The art I've been doing can take anywhere between 10 and 40 hours depending on the complexity. So, this piece isn't done yet, but I have some in progress photos to look at. First, the reference, with her bare chest covered. From Studio Grafit. The sketch on printer paper: Obviously, I'm going full on mermaid … Continue reading An In Progress Art Piece
I've been enjoying my new method of working with colored pencils, so here's another piece for you to enjoy. First, the reference art. She is NOT nude, but it looks that way if you squint, so apologies. From Studio Grafit. The sketch. I draw it on cheap paper so it doesn't damage the nice paper, … Continue reading More Art Practice
On the subject of colored pencil portraits, I found this YouTuber to be exceedingly helpful in learning to properly use my colored pencils. She covers a lot of techniques and what different solvents might do for blending, and she explains the differences between oily and waxy pencils as well as their strengths and flaws. She … Continue reading ITJFU: Sarah Renae Clark YouTuber
If you're at all interested in realistic colored pencil portraits, this is the YouTuber for you! She's charming and gracious and her artwork is amazing! She tries out and rates several skin tone sets as well as includes all of her materials for you so you can see what she's using to make her portraits. … Continue reading ITJFU: Temi Danso Art YouTuber
Yes, these are real cadavers. This is an educational YouTube, and I really enjoy watching it. The instructors are very respectful of the donated bodies, and they make sure to keep all pieces of the body together so they can be cremated at the end of their agreed upon term. It's really interesting to see … Continue reading ITJFU: Institute of Human Anatomy YouTube
Another mixed media art practice. These are all photos, no scans, so the final reflects light a little. The reference photo from Studio Graffit on my photo frame. It's propped up on the easel my husband got me a little while back. I've free handed a sketch of the photo on printer paper, and I've … Continue reading Mixed Media Try Number Two
So, this is my first attempt at marker with colored pencils over them. It's from a black and white printout because I couldn't get my computer to fit on my desk. I ordered a cheap digital photo frame though so that should help with colors in the future. This is a photograph, not a scan, … Continue reading Practice in Mixed Media
BEWARE: LOTS OF IMAGES First of all, here's the ADORABLE card my husband got me. I'm only showing the outside because the interior messages are private. He drew in Tundra's paws! SO cute. This year I received quite a few art supplies, and you KNOW I love art supplies, so we're going over them. First, … Continue reading Artsy Birthday Presents!
I wanted to try painting watercolors from tubes, so I went and snagged all of my mom's watercolors and those of mine I left at her house. Hers... say watercolor on one side and tempra on the other so I don't know what, exactly, to think. I pulled the whites because lead - also because … Continue reading Watercolors?
I follow quite a few stock models on Deviant Art and one of the best is SenshiStock who you can find here. Recently I figured out that she has her own page where she sells stock packs. And a new item on that page is her shiny new stock cards found on this page. Here's … Continue reading Sketching Resources