Swing Collage 1

This is the first of a series of collages I started in the summer. I was planning on having 3. This is the first complete one. I finished it in the summer but it seemed to plain so last week I splattered white paint in the background and it made it seem complete. In this…

Portrait of Millie Bobby Brown

If you have been reading my latest blog posts you saw some of my process of developing this portrait. I started this to continue my concentration on portraiture and cause of my obsession with Stranger Things. The hardest part for me was getting the angle of the face and this is something I’m continuing to…

Three Portraits

I decided to frame my portraits (see previous posts) to put in an art show. These three portraits are all copic drawings I did over the summer after buying a pack of markers specifically for colouring skin. Since the frame had 3 slots and the first of the portraits I did didn’t match the rest,…

3 Portraits: Girl 2

This piece took me about a week of staring and wondering what I needed to add/fix to finally finish it today. This was done using alcohol-based markers. With my new markers (see previous portrait post) I actually have the ability to draw people with a variety of skin tones so this was a fun challenge…

3 Portraits: Girl 1

I bought some more markers halfway through completing this one so I was able to get a lot more contrast in the face than I could with the previous one. I think what I need to work on now is getting more contrast/definition in the hair. I’m really happy with how this turned out because…

Trinity

This is my first finished piece of the summer. It took me about an hour to complete. I focused mainly on developing the face rather than the whole image to leave the face as the focal point. For this I also decided to use a pen for outlines/details instead of a darker colour but I’m…

Fairytale

I’ve been thinking a lot about what my study will be for grade 12 art and (so far) I’ve decided on fairytales (and playing off this idea by showing darker elements, using irony, focusing on lesser known ones, or applying it to real life etc) so I decided to do a couple small (about the…

Collage Part 1

We have started a post-secrets inspired collage project. This collage is incomplete as of right now but it is due in six days so I will be posting the completed version soon. The “secret” behind my collage is the fact that I have nightmare in which I am late. As part of the design we…

Copic Practice

I recently bought some new copic-style markers and had fun testing them out. This is a page from my sketchbook with all my quick copic drawings.

Anne

I did this drawing of a girl (that I am going to send to her). I went with a more cartoony look by making the eyes large, the colours flatter, and by using less of the pen to shade. I used a silver pen for the tiara and earring so when you see it in…

Neveah

This was another quick copic I did of my newest family member. I was trying to focus on face drawing techniques. I think the eyebrows, eyes, and nose were very successful but I would like to work more on the face shape, mouth, ears, and hair. I think I captured the light on her face…

Clarissa 2

For this copic drawing I tried a new technique since I was tired of my pen smudging. I drew everything in copic first and saved pen for last (usually I do pen first and add copic around it). This was more challenging though because I always have pencil lines to trace with pen but by…