Strathmore Sketchbook Flip

I’ve filled my mixed media Strathmore sketchbook and thought I’d share a flip of its insides with you.

  • Media used includes a whole bunch of stuff including
  • Indian ink
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos
  • watercolors of different brands
  • Prismacolor colored pencils, markers and water-soluble pencils
  • Sharpies
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pens
  • cheap acrylics
  • charcoal in black and white
  • and some other stuff I’m probably forgetting 8D

Sketchbook Studies

These are some recent pages from my sketchbook: attempts to comprehend sheer fabric, lace, the anatomy of a face. I screwed the first woman’s face up and decided to save her lovely dress by dumping glitter on her head in the shape of a drizzling cloud. I don’t know.glitterface study study

Last but not least is this cute little guy: a poison dart frog who’ll make his way into some greeting cards and planner inserts soon. ❤poison dart frog

WIP: Transforming a Collage into a Drawing

I’m in the process of trying to reimagine Les Lunes Rouges as a drawing. Working out the placement and pose of the woman will be the challenge! 8D To start, I wanted to get a feel for the thing in general, so I drew it from memory. I forgot the blue in the circles, but that’s an important lesson not to omit that: it ties much of the piece together as Alex already mentioned. XD ❤

Les Lunes Rouges sketch

Now for some thumbnails messing with the woman’s pose. I think I’m liking the one on the bottom: standing tall with arms out.

Les Lunes Rouges thumbs

Clothing Studies

One of the banes of my artistic existence is clothing. I never took the time to learn how to properly draw these textures and folds because of an obsession with first conquering anatomy. Needless to say, it’s time to clothe these bodies! These clothing studies were drawn from references on Pinterest; more specifically, they’re from my “clothing to draw” board. On a side note, I love 森ガール / mori girl / forest girl fashion.

Linguistic note: the kanji character for forest is 森 (mori). It’s easy to remember this because the character actually looks like a grove of trees! Check it out more closely. 🙂