Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ipad drawings!

I got my ipad a little over a year ago.  The reason why I got it was because I still don't have a smart phone and I wanted something that I could easily bring on vacation with me so I can still feel connected to the world.  It wasn't until recently that I discovered Paper 53.  After debating for several weeks on whether or not I should spend the 7 dollars to get the full app, and another 29 dollars for the Bamboo Stylus, I gave in and I sure am glad I did!  Of course there are some things I don't like about the app, for example, the color selection isn't that great,  and it would be nice to be able to change brush size, but the thing I really had to get used to is not being able to rest your hand on the ipad while you are drawing because it is skin sensitive.  Other than these three things, it's pretty neat, and I'm definitely addicted to it!  The first picture of the giraffe I drew for this week's Illustration Friday topic, which was "tall".  The other two I just drew for no reason!  I'm pretty sure I'm going to be posting a lot of ipad drawings on here in the future!  

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I've attempted marker on several different occasions in the past, but for some reason, no matter how hard I tried, I could never quite master the technique.  I decided tonight to give them another try.  While I'll admit they were a little frustrating, I think I'm on my way to getting better!  Here are a few marker sketches I did tonight while watching the Olympics.  I also tried mixing these marker sketches with color pencil.  I mainly used the color pencil for the shadows and highlights, which I find easier to do than trying to shade with the markers.  I can't wait to continue experimenting with these two mediums together!  

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Illustration Friday:Lonely

Here is my illustration for Illustration Friday!  The topic was lonely, though I'm not really sure you get that from my illustration.  I probably spent more time on this than necessary, and that is mainly because I was experimenting on trying something new.  I was really trying to work on my shadows and highlights, which is something I never really attempted in the past.