For this month's drawing challenge for Twitter's Pinch Punch Post, gives us a close up look at a little red crustacean. Can you guess what I have drawn? If you guessed crab than you would be right. Except this crab isn't crabby at all. He's a pretty happy crab.
See for yourself.
I illustrated this on Sketchbook Pro. I think he came out pretty good.
I hope you enjoyed this illustration. Until the next time it is time for me to get back at the drawing board.
So this month's illustration challenge for SCBWI "Draw This" gives a splash of color. The prompt word is "splash."
My first thought was to do an animal splashing in some water but then I thought I would take a different approach and this is what I came up with.
This illustration was created digitally on SketchBook Pro. I'm finding I am doing more of my work digitally. I still have a long way to go before I get really good at it but I am happy how this turned out.
I hope you enjoyed this illustration.
Here are my other illustration challenges I have completed if you want to check them out. Check them out here.
It's time for me to get back at the drawing board.
Sometimes when I am not doing challenges like Illustration Friday or SCBWI Draw This or Twitter's Pinch Punch Post, I am stumped at what to draw so then I will start doodling to get my creative juices flowing.
Here are a couple of doodles I did recently. They are just a couple of animal close ups.
Both doodles were digitally done in SketchBook Pro.
I haven't done much drawing over the past few weeks because my full time job has been keeping me busy. I'm still continuing to practice on drawing children. If you read any of my earlier posts than you know I prefer to draw animals.
I created this little guy in Sketchbook Pro.
Hope you enjoyed this illustration.
Until the next time, it's time for me to get back at the drawing board.
Lately, I have been switching up my medium and been giving watercolors a try. Wow, am I having fun with watercolors. Now, I know I'm not perfect yet but the more I do the easier it gets. For many years I have used color pencils.
Well, I finally got it done. If you are wondering what I am talking about, it's my very first tear sheet. Tear sheets are printed samples of your artwork that you send out to publishers. Remember when I talked about them in my earlier post entitled, "Boy Illustration."
Well, I didn't do a series of emotions like I originally said, but I will do that on my next one. I will continue to update my tear sheets as I continue to add to my portfolio.
So now I have no more excuses, I will start sending out my tear sheets to the right publishers who publish books to my style of art.
Until the next time, it's back to the drawing board for me.
This week's Illustration Friday Challenge finds a lobster not quite ready for the pot. The topic for this week is "hot." There's nothing hotter than a boiling pot of water well unless maybe the sun or fire.
This is what I came up with.
Here is my rough:
I used pen and ink and then digitally colored it in Sketchbook Pro.
I wanted to update this post because I do not want people to think I am trying to promote harming these cute little crustaceans. I do not eat lobster. I just wanted to depict what a lobster might be feeling.
I hope you like this Illustration Friday edition. If you would like to see more than check this page out.
Until next time, it's time for me to get back at the drawing board.
The Illustration Friday Challenge this week captures my little quacker clinging to an umbrella to ride out the storm in a puddle.. I had fun with this one because I switched up my medium. I've been wanting to try watercolors so I gave it a whirl.
Now, for all you watercolourist out there, be easy on me because like I already said, this is the first time I've ever painted with watercolors. Thank goodness for YouTube. I still have so much to learn about washes and I guess basically everything about watercolors. So yesterday I went to my library and found a few books on watercolor. I will be reading them from cover to cover.
Illustration Friday Challenge topic for this week is "umbrella." This is what I came up with.
This is a lighter version of it. The top one I took a picture at night and this one was during the day. I like them both but to get that stormy feel I like the darker one. What do you think?
The top one I took a picture at night and this one was during the day. I like them both but to get that stormy feel I like the darker one. What do you think?
If you want to check out my other Illustration Challenges you can find them here.
Until next time, it's time for me to get back to the drawing board.