Thursday, March 20, 2014

The One-Illustration-a-Month Challenge of 2013

From June 2011 to December 2012, I went on an art hiatus. I never consciously made that decision, and really only realized it had happened when I heard myself say: "Yeah, I used to draw a lot..."

So when I wrote my list of resolutions for 2013, I decided to add this challenge for good measure:

To heighten my chances of succeeding, I posted this picture on Facebook. I was curious to see if posting my list for all my friends to see would motivate me to complete at least one resolution... and it did! In the end, I completed five resolutions, one of which being the one-illustration-a-month challenge. And now, without further ado, the twelve illustrations I made in 2013:


A combination of a picture of Jimmy Kimmel as a ballerina and a poster for the then upcoming show Banshee (which can be found here). Both of these images were in the January issue of Rolling Stone.


A self portrait in watercolour and ink.


A duck-puppy.


A black-capped chickadee making one of his trademark calls, which sounds suspiciously like "cheeseburger".


A friend requested a batapus (bat/duckbill platypus) and I happily obliged. 


My boyfriend and myself in Calvin and Hobbes style.


A zombie cupcake

At this point I wanted to add a bit of red to my growing collection of illustrations. Joan Harris from Mad Men seemed like an appropriate choice. 


Second part of my Mad Men triptych: Peggy Olson.


Third part of my Mad Men triptych: Betty Draper Francis. 


Yoshi in watercolour and ink.


A quick painting of one of my favourite Christmas specials: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
And thus ends this blog post... Judging by the previous gap in my blog posts, I advise you not to expect anything until March 2017. See you then!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Bit of Fry

As I post this, I feel I should've drawn a caricature of Hugh Laurie to accompany Mr. Fry on my blog, but that can be for another post. I was given a fun assignment this morning, which was simply "draw a caricature of a celebrity". I chose the wonderful Stephen Fry, and got to find out that not everyone in my class is immersed in British television.

We had to record our drawing process (scan our drawing at different stages). Here's mine. If anyone cares, the steps were:

1. Draw the basic structure
2. Rough in the features
3. Add details
4. Refine features

The last step was to clean up the drawing on a fresh piece of paper, like so.

Got rid of some of the lines around the eyes for a better drawing.

This is Stephen Fry, for the lazy blog readers who don't feel like Googling. Also, it is the image I based my drawing on.
In other news, my blog has been updated once more so feel free to click all of the tabs up top. That is all for today. Ciao!

Dear Blogger,
By alphabetizing my labels, you have introduced me to the term "second Stephen update". Thank you.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Bloglio Update!

My bloglio is still painfully empty but at least now Toby and Olga get to hang out on the Character Design page. There's also a post on the blog now (yes, this one... it still counts!).

And that's it for updates today. Tah-tah!