Use Your Imagination

Here’s a few recent sketches from my sketchbook. I’ve been working on my calendar (which hopefully will come out in late October) and have been trying a few new techniques! (Maybe this isn’t the best for consistency, but it’s been interesting.)

This illustration below is so quintessentially summer. It’s such a warm season that it deserves vibrant colors like scarlet, orange, and sunny yellow!

This blue monochromatic piece below makes me laugh! It’s a combination of stylish and grandma–can’t you picture a bunch of old birds gossiping while they drink their coffee? 🙂

These paint strokes accidentally became this clown-ish, stylish woman! I was only trying out paint colors when my roommate asked “Is that a painting of a lady?” And it did appear to be so! Weird how the imagination can fill in the details and create something interesting!

Portrait Challenge 7/10

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Okay, here is the deal. Men are very hard to draw. They’re angular, dark, brooding, and not anything like a woman. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. We share the same facial features, etc. But still. I don’t think I could paint this in color to save my life.

Believe me, I tried. And it looked too…feminine. I need a lot more practice! (Anyone up for a 10 Day Men Drawing Challenge? Haha!)

I’ve got to say, though. If you squint your eyes and look at this male specimen, he might be pretty attractive. I don’t know, what do you think?

P.S. To Carol from Carol’s Creative Papers, I did do it. Is he worthy of her? Hah!