Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Illustration Friday

This is the first time I've participated in "Illustration Friday" which gives a word every week that you can illustrate. The word this week was Worn. So i thought a Raggedy Ann doll would fit it rather well. I did all of it in either watercolour or watercolour pencils. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


While I didn't get much time to work on illustration between work and hanging out with my friend I did get to stage a photo shoot with that said friend. She subjected herself to my will and miraculously didn't kill me for touching her hair. The focus of the photo shoot was to get use to setting my camera on different settings. Hella frustrating but i got some good shots.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

After the weekend!

Well i did a lot over the weekend! I finished this one

The one of the birds was spontaneous. it was done on cardboard with acrylic i referenced some sketches i worked on.

And !'ve been working on my digital painting skills. This is a work in progress of a painting style I saw one you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWgllQc76QY&feature=channel_page Bugmeyer is on the podcast WIP that i listen too also at http://wippodcast.com/ very fun to listen too.

I heard another thing worth mentioning from a blog i follow Zero2Illo. The blogger mentioned that there needs to be a production over consumption. time spent working on my own stuff = production. time spent looking at others work and style= consumption.

Last but not least i found out about a website called Illustration Friday which sounds really cool. it's a website that gives artists a topic each week to illustrate. I'm looking forward to illustrating them.

goals till next time: work more on my work and less time looking at others, participate in illustration friday's topic this week drifting, and stay on one direction and stop babbling. I hope you enjoyed this post. if not give me some constructive criticism. :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

1st thursday! WIP

Hello! I have to admit i haven't been working on art as much as i would like. but this is a work in progress that I have been working on. I'm experimenting with multi media drawing. used watercolor and chalk pastel so far. Trying to find a way i can clean it up so the characters don't get smeared. I think the background is coming along. It's one of my goals is to be better at putting characters in a setting. so if anyone at all is reading this tell me what you think! oh and here is a link to the podcasts i'm listening to http://ninjamountain.blogspot.com/ and http://wippodcast.com/

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

flower maid

This was apart of my ap portfolio. one of my personal favorites :)

The Beginning

So a brand new blog with a new purpose. The purpose is to document my progress in achieving my artistic goals. Laugh if you may, but I'm determined. It's the starting of the summer and I want to try some new things with my art and prepare to apply to colleges.

In my junior year, which is now over, i took the art studio AP test. Still waiting for the results, but I'm going to take the class again in my senior year which I'm super excited for. My teacher is awesome. But I want to push myself more than that in my work over the summer. so my goal is to post my works in progress, finished works, sites i find helpful, and anything else going on in my life, art or not. I'm thinking for the summer at least that I'll post every Tuesday and Thursdays.

As my life is going now there are so many new things that I get to experience. For the first time in a year and something months I'm single and plan on staying that way. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a gym membership with my friend so we can hang out more. For the last couple days I've been sick and have been listening to two podcast hosted by artists. one is WIP and the other is Ninja Mountain Scrolls.