Thursday, March 28, 2013

Go Do. [sketchbook]

So, outside of the studio the other day there was a 
group of theatre kids dancing 
and stuff. I drew a couple of them.
This girl wasn't actually wearing this outfit, but I thought
 she woulda been a cute ballerina.
I always see this tall dude on campus that reminds 
me a little of my brother, but I don't know his name. 
I'll ask him next time I see him, I think!

Shelf butt old lady with beautiful hair! She was so kindly looking. 
And then there were a couple of ladies with 
short, curled hair that made such energetic lines. Had to draw 'em!
Here are a few sketches from a few days ago of people I saw on campus and some birdies.

My favorite song for the past couple days 
has been "Go Do" by Jonsi. It's so motivating and happy! Have a listen.
Other good tracks:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Our Futures Were Written With Crayons In Coloring Books

Here is the original sketch from my sketchbook.

I wanted to try something in black and white in photoshop for a little bit of value practice, so here is a sketch I colored.
...or blackandwhited.
Or whatever.
This little girl saw that her dad was zonked out on the couch after a long day at work, so she decided to make a pretty picture for him to surprise him when he'd wake.

The title of this blog is brought to you by "Next to Me" by Sleeping at Last
Other songs I have been listening to lately:

Sorry, guys--I was supposed to post this over the weekend, but I was busy with some fun plans and CRUD LOADS of school work.
I went to see Imagine Dragons with a close friend and it was awesome. We weren't too close to the front and I only had my phone camera, but here's a picture from our adventure!

Atlas Genius opened for them. I like them, too -- Check 'em out!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Myth of Youth

Some heads that are based on some girls I saw on campus
Here is a little bit of my process:

First, I do really messy sketches.
Then I do really messy paint to figure out the colors I'm gonna use.
Then I clean up the shapes, get rid of the line work and paint in the shadows and highlights. 
And here are the portraits in B&W for fun!

So here's the thing--I am not very good at coming up with titles, so I'm leaving it up to the music I have recently listened to to name my blog posts.

Here are a few songs I've listened to lately:

Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Alive (Pilot Post)

Top: This girl actually was originally supposed to be Asian...but then she ended up being a lovely black  woman. 
This fashion-y girl was inspired by my dear friend, Dani.

Middle: Based on Shirley Maclaine in What A Way To Go!, 1964
My blog is alive!!!
Bottom: Just a warm up portrait. I love drawing monsters!