Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pencil Drawings

Well I finally got around to completing my first pencil drawing in over 5 years!   Pencil drawings has been one of my very first loves, and is what got me into art in the first place.  I started pencil drawings when I was only 10 years old.  The past five years or so I kinda drifted away from them because I have gotten into vector illustrations, but now I'm finally wanting to get back into them!  This drawing is of my little cousin Lily.  I copied it from a photo using the grid method.  This took me about 3 hours.  I also find that working for an hour, then taking a break and going back to it works best because it gives your eyes a break and makes it easier to find mistakes.  Overall I am happy with it and want to continue developing my pencil skills in the future.

Here are two of my other pencil drawings that I did in the past.  The first one is of my grandfather.  Im not sure the exact date I drew this, but I'm thinking it was sometime in the early 2000's.  The second is a drawing of an 82' Corvette.  I drew this one about 5 years ago.  You can tell by looking closely that these two aren't as technical, and the shading is a little off, which is something I tried to work on in my recent one above, and something I will continue to work on in the future.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!  I am not one of those people who believes in making new year's resolutions, however, there are a lot of things I would really like to accomplished in 2013.  Aside from the more personal things like picking out pictures for my wedding album, and trying to eat a little healthier, there are a few other things I would like to accomplish as well!  I am currently working on some designs for Society 6, and hope to open up a shop during the first half of the year.  By the end of the year I would also like to open up an Etsy shop.  I'm not exactly sure what I would make and sell yet, so that is another plan I need to work on!  I would also like to experiment with different mediums, for example, I would really like to get back into portrait drawings, and maybe even try my hand at clay!

  That all being said, I just sat down to make a New Years illustration, but nothing I made was worthy of posting.  Its one of those nights where I just can't come up with anything cool.