Tuesday, January 29, 2013

52 Weeks of Drawings - Week 4

This week's theme was "Four-legged friend" and since I don't have a pet, I wasn't really inspired in the first place. In the end I decided to try to draw my best friend's chipmunk, Rusty, who is the most adorable pet on earth. 

I'm not really happy with how the coloring ended but I wanted to try to keep the 'fur' effect with the color pencils.

{materials: Canson sketchbook, 0.2 Micron, Caran d'Ache Classicolor pencils}

Monday, January 21, 2013

52 Weeks of Drawings - Week 3

Theme of the week: Plant

Nothing really fancy here, I felt more like doodling so that's what happened. 

{materials: Canson sketchbook, 0.5 Micron, Distress Markers & Waterbrush}

Monday, January 14, 2013

52 Weeks of Drawings - Week 2

The theme of this week was self-portrait, so let me tell you I wasn't really excited about it. 

I have about one million issues with drawing people in general, let alone drawing myself. When it comes to faces and hair, I feel like I've done no progress at all since I was doodling in the covers of my notebooks in high school. Hence the constant erasing and drawing it over again and again.

Practicing more is the goal of this challenge, right? So I guess at least it was a good exercise. 

{materials: Canson sketchbook, 0.5 mechanical pencil, black F pitt pen}

Monday, January 7, 2013

52 Weeks of Drawings - Week 1

I've been wanting to practice drawing more since about forever, but it's one of those things I keep procrastinating on. So when a friend linked me to The Paper Mama's 52 Weeks of Drawings challenge, I thought it was the perfect occasion, especially because one drawing per week seems more manageable than a drawing a day. 

So yes, I know I'll probably skip some weeks (or maybe replace some of the prompts) but at least I want to try. Don't expect anything amazing, I'm mostly doodling and I'm pretty rusty, I just want to keep a trace. 

Week one prompt was "your choice" so I randomly started doodling and ended up drawing Totoro. After inking I decided to add a bit of color but it turned up the paper of the Canson Sketchbook was a bit too thin to take watercolor well, hence the waving of the paper. Still I'm pretty ok with the result, and practicing feels good.

{materials: Canson sketchbook, 0.5 mechanical pencil, black F pitt pen, koi watercolors}