This is actually an earlier sketch, with a bit of photoshop added. I decided to revisit it because it has more significance in relation to the rest of my illustration, as its main purpose is to convey emotion, rather than just to say “Hey, here’s a face I drew.” A wonderful piece to look at. I’d love to trace it and turn it into something more complete, but it would lose the sublime, spontaneous style that can only really happen in the moment.
Formosa, Queen of the Sea and Sky.
I’ve been abroad in Europe for a month, which means I have a bit of a backlog of sketches to share. Enjoy!
Another one from the vaults! I haven’t been drawing as much as I ought to be lately, so here’s an old Illustration assignment from my Graphic Design classes last year. Its a scratchbord etching, scratchbord being a white clay tile with a thin layer of black clay on top. Considering that this and everything else in the scratching/etching family is aesthetically my least favorite medium, I’m quite happy with how it came out; all I can say is that It certainly pays to have a light touch . . .
Oh, to be this cool! So cool that your skin turns blue. An old one, but definitely worth posting.
More face doodles; my sketchbook is full of these sorts of things! I was having great fun experimenting with my dip pen, which I find I really need to use more often. Dealing with the ink is a bother, but the control you get over your line quality is second to none.
The girl on top is another attempt at drawing effortless looking windswept hair using watercolor . . . . more attempts to follow, no doubt.
One of my favorite projects. I did the original one over a weekend, after learning I was way behind on one of my class projects. For my portfolio class I added two more to make a set, with color and pattern variations.
Formosa was a vintage fashion line for the sake of the project, but for me its a reference to an aesthetic paradise where everyone dresses well. ( see the link on my homepage. )