Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So I decided to use an idea I had earlier this year. One where a little girl directs a choir of birds. My first composition had a straight on view of a tree, birds all lined up on a branch and the girl standing in profile before it. I've been advised to walk around my pieces to see if there might be a more interesting view to them.
So what's more interesting then looking down upon the girl from the view of the birds. Of course, this proved a problem when collecting reference, but this is what resulted:
and done(all in watercolor and pen)! for now anyways. ^_^ would you like to know a secret? the girl was originally some ordinary little girl, until a friend suggested I make the girl be myself. I rather liked the suggestion so I went with it. ^_^
Sunday, December 12, 2010
So I chose Batman because he is BEAUTIFUL! and I chose this cover because it's hilarious. ^_^
heehee, i LOVE Batman! When I finished this, I was later inspired to put up my Batman Christmas tree. ^_^
In Search of a Friend
Written by Jeanette Bowman
In a park, not so very far from here, there lives a little girl. But she isn’t like most girls, she is a ghost.
She is a sweet ghost, spending her days watching the little children who come to the park to play. She watched them laugh and play together, sliding down the slides and swinging on the swings. She watched them build castles in the sand box and go up and down on the teeter totter.
She spent day after day watching the children play and have fun with one another. But one day while she was watching them, she realized she was sad because she had no one to play with like the children had each other.
So she decided to go look for a friend. The little ghost girl looked around the park for a friend, but all the children seemed too busy having fun to notice her.
The little ghost girl then went to the bus station to see if any of the grown ups would be her friend, but they all seemed too busy looking bored to notice her.
She then went to the pet store to look for a friend, but the animals there seemed too busy eating to notice her.
The little ghost girl went back to her park, feeling sadder than before because she hadn’t found a friend anywhere.
As she went to the little woods where she lived, she noticed a bright yellow balloon tied to a bench.
The little ghost girl went up to the balloon hopefully. It wasn’t too busy playing, or too busy looking bored, or too busy eating to notice her. The little ghost girl smiled because she finally found a friend.
The little ghost girl and the balloon played at the park on the teeter totter.
They laughed together as they rode the bus.
The two of them went to the pet store together and looked at all the animals.
As the both of them made their way back to the park, a large gust of wind came by and swept the yellow balloon away from the little ghost girl. She chased after the balloon, trying her hardest to catch him.
The little ghost girl chased the balloon until she couldn’t see it any more. She went back to her woods feeling sad again because she had lost her friend.
But then, she saw something yellow far away.
When she got closer she saw that it was her friend, the yellow balloon. But her friend wasn’t alone, there was a little ghost boy sitting on the bench next to her friend.
He smiled at her and said, “Hello, will you be my friend?”
The little ghost girl smiled and said, “Okay.”
There are two illustrations I did for this story located here.
Written by Jeanette Bowman
Once upon a time, there was a little tea bag. He was very young, just freshly made, and full of life and good cheer. The little tea bag was eager to fill his tea bag purpose, even though he wasn’t quite sure of all that that would entail.
So he waited anxiously in a clear glass jar full of fellow tea bags. There were bags of earl grey and green tea, just like himself. There were also bags of chamomile, mint, and jasmine. He waited day after day to fulfill his tea bag purpose, never losing his good cheer even as he watched fellow tea bags being chosen one by one.
One day, early in the light of dawn, the little tea bag was finally chosen. He was bursting with elation as he left the glass jar and his fellow tea bags. The little tea bag knew that this was his moment. He was going to fulfill his tea bag purpose.
He was placed within a container very much like his glass jar, but this container was smaller and he could not see through it’s walls. The little tea bag’s heart swelled with joy, knowing that within seconds his tea bag purpose would be met.
From above, he saw clear liquid fall down upon him. And then a scream of agony burst through his little body. The liquid was searing hot, like liquid fire, and the little tea bag was being steadily submerged within it.
He began to go weak as his body was soaked through, he fell limp against the wall of his new prison. The tea bag felt his innards seep out through his thin layer of paper skin. But even though the little tea bag was steeping in agony, he was the happiest he’d ever been.
The little tea bag smelled the enticing aroma that he was the cause of and became overjoyed all the more. And as his eyes slid closed one last time, a little contented smile spread across his face. The little tea bag had fulfilled his tea bag purpose.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
can you guess what it was done in? if you guessed watercolor and colored pencil you are the winner! and your prize is (drum roll) . . . a hug from me?
here's a close up, that's kind of fuzzy. if you'd like to know the back story or thought behind this piece, you can scroll down a bit and find the earlier post RED'S REVENGE, or for those of you who like to click stuff, click on this.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The piece was done in watercolor and colored pencil. I did large areas of color in watercolor and did detailed work in colored pencil, such as the hundreds of scales I drew on the dragon. I like the background a lot, I went over it about twenty times trying different techniques like wet on wet, paper towel, and sea sponge. I'm trying to make myself experiment more with the media that I love, watercolor. Most of my technique is wet on dry with a little bit of wet on wet here and there.
Anyways, I really like the concept I came up with, what little kid hasn't wanted a dragon for a friend, especially if he happens to be your book buddy too. ^_^ It still needs some tweaking with skin tone, text, and I think the dragon's eyes are off a bit. But this is how it stands now.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The start of the FINAL . . . maybe i should leave the characters like that. ^_^ just kidding.
The FINAL FINAL soon to come . . .
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
So I chose to do an Aesop Fable, which are interesting, I've never taken much notice of them before. I chose The Jay and The Peacock. I like the moral, "it is not only fine feathers that make a fine bird."
So i began with collecting reference and then doing a character study, ending with a thumbnail. All of which is on the following paper.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
So my idea was a little girl training an octopus, who happens to be balancing on a large ball, juggling, and spinning plates. I'm going to show you different stages of my painting process.
I like to sneak up on color when using watercolor (any media really), so I lay down light washes of color to see whether they're going to get along or not.
Now a little more color and a slight suggestion of value . . . oh, and a slight composition change. I put a crowd of kids in the bottom right corner. You probably didn't notice that, right?
Oh no! Now were starting to create depth! AH!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Anyways, I chose to do portraits of loved ones. So I decided to do a picture of my brother and niece. It's such a beautiful picture, I love it a LOT! So I thought I would paint it. ^_^
Of course it doesn't look exactly like the photo, but then if I wanted that I wouldn't of painted it I would have just enlarged the photo and left well enough alone. It was fun painting it and a little nerve-wracking. As I progressed and saw that all was well so far, I got nervous wondering if I'd mess it up. But I think it's pretty well done. What do you think?
Let me tell you, babies are HARD to draw. And HARD to paint. I think this is the second baby I've EVER tried to draw realistically. I can see the mistakes ...
Father & Daughter
watercolor, 2H pencil
September 21 & 23, 2010
It was really fun painting my brother's hair, and I couldn't help but giggle as I painted in my brother's chest hair. ^_^
Alright, have a GREAT weekend lovelies! ^_^
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Maybe because he has glasses in his older life and I'm a sucker for glasses on anyone. ^_^ Or maybe I wanted to make it seem like he's taking up his cape and cowl again for the greater good. Hmm, who knows? Don't you love how profound I am? ^_^
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This past week was the LAST first week of school for me (hopefully)! I am now a senior (I still find it hard to believe my teachers passed me those previous years) at CCAD (Columbus College of Art and Design). Crazy, right?
Anyhoo, this little guy is the first portrait I've done in my Portrait class I'm taking this semester. I feel as if I should have taken that class last year, but my schedule was crazy as it was. Better late then never I guess. ^_^
I set myself up to do a profile view of the model, I feel that's my strength when it comes to the human head. I had fun drawing him, though the beard was different, I've never tried to draw a white beard before. The ear is messed up, the angles aren't quite right. But I LOVE his nose and eyes. ^_^ I wish I had time to finish it off, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Alright then, bye bye!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Graphite Line Drawing, emphasis on folds
Graphite Drawing, Close up/Crop of Drawing
Pen and Ink, the man is actually my teacher because the model didn't show up that day.
Graphite Drawing, Crop of drawing