You’re a dork.
BUT I know you’re actually asking a serious question so-Thinking about it, it’s rather difficult to explain my process and how it seems to work for me. I still draw out the illustration in pencil first because it serves as both a safety net and it somehow allows my hand to get used to the motions and flow of the drawing. It serves as a way of my hand memorizing the fluidity of something I’ve already laid down on paper and I think in that sense the loose qualities aren’t as tight, stiff, and controlled. The pencil serves as another form of practice and warm up routine for me and with practice, one gets better. With the ink step, I go slowly if needed (whether it’s brush or pen/dip pen), and I turn the page if necessary to allow the line to be more fluid rather than have it look like I was unsure about my mark making and have a sketchy quality that I tend to dislike the look of. I focus on having confident strokes and marks.
As YOU would know, working in a sketchbook has helped me with this and just constant drawing and experimenting with various tools and mediums. Ink responds the best with me, whether it’s bottled or pen. And just constantly drawing figurative work has provided me a better knowledge of the human body.
[I say she’s a dork because she’s my little sister, just a basic FYI.]
I know it’s safe to post this now because Kat received her care package today and this letter was included ヽ(´ー`)人(´∇｀)/
She challenged me to try drawing without the pencil stage, and so this was the first time in a long while I drew with ink right away, and I decided it to be an image of her being a Grumpy/Sad Kat.
I realize it’s been two weeks since I last updated my blog and I apologize. (,_,)
(but it’s a Kat!)
My finals week was crazy and since I’ve returned home, and I’ve been busy with my job. On the bright side though, I was able to buy new pens and sketchbooks so hopefully tomorrow I can try to start sketching again! I want to try sketching at work, but it’ll have to be when we’re slow or dead because it’s hard to focus on drawing when I’m waiting tables and getting people’s orders.
I know a few other people are heading into finals, so good luck everyone!
At Foxy Loxy again with KeetKat.
Living Kawaii with Courtney.
Sorry, but I had to.
This is what Kat and I end up doing at coffee shops when we buy each other matching t-shirts because we love each other. We were drawing too of course. This keeps us from going crazy with finals arriving.
Kat and I went to a cafe around the corner from my house, Foxy Loxy, the other morning. It’s really cozy, but a different cozy in comparison to that of Gallery Espresso. And I like it because it’s right by my house.
Pen in my Moleskine!
Drawing Kat drawing me ( ﾟヮﾟ) I have three weeks left of this quarter, and I’m really starting to wish I could just draw in my sketchbook rather than work on projects. But I’m pushing through and I have a few pages left in this sketchbook and I’m planning to have a new one for when I’m home during Winter Break!
Pen in my Moleskine!
For most of the day yesterday, I participated in the Abercrombie & Fitch Fashion Showdown with my lovely friends, Kat and Naomi! It was a great experience and what made it even better was that we were in it to just have fun.
Everyone had to work in teams of three and when we arrived, every team was given a box of materials to work with, including a “wild card item” and this year it was bubble wrap. The rules consisted of us having to work with the materials we had, the bubble wrap had to be utilized, and also include a final illustration that conveyed our finished product. We also had from about 12:30PM to 5:45PM so along with creating an outfit, we were challenged to finish it within a time frame.
Our focus of our outfit was that we wanted it to be wearable and use the bubble wrap in a way that wasn’t generic and we decided to create a lace applique effect with it. We really wanted to demonstrate that we didn’t just use the wild card item as an after thought and show that we tried to really think of way to incorporate it into something wearable, but also make it fluid and presentable. We even made our own trim that we used in the waistband. What made it even more fun is the hair clip that Naomi and Kat made while I drew the illustration (they only gave us a pencil to draw with ( ﾟдﾟ) )!
While we didn’t win, it was exciting to have people who both participated in the competition and also came to the reception tell us that they loved our dress, would wear it, and fully felt that we should have placed. Simply hearing from others how much they loved our creation was better than winning and it was fun to have another creative outlet and be challenged. If anything, if there was a People’s Choice award, I’m sure we were guaranteed to win then. It was an adrenaline rush to have so many people tell us that our product was their favorite out of twenty one teams.
To think of all the things one could create with bubble wrap! It was really interesting to see how other people solved that obstacle as well. I’m proud of what we created and I think it would be fun to just start making hair accessories with these girls!
Drew with Kat and Rhiannon at Gallery Espresso again! This is Kat’s third appearance and they happen to be all in a row in my sketchbook too :3 This time she was drawing me while I drew her, so we were giving each other stare downs （´∀｀）
Ink and pencil in my Moleskine!
It’s a Kat (again)! :3
We both don’t have classes until 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays so it’s fun to get together with other people and draw, like what I did over the summer. Plus, she’s my half-Asian, part-German sister (like me)! This drawing also made me realize I need to eat my muffins like a lady or they look funny (the thing in the foreground of the sketch on a plate).
In my Moleskine (again).
After about a week of not being in Savannah, I’m back to drawing at Gallery Espresso :3, this time with Kat (drawn in the above sketch)! It seems eventually all of my friends will make their way into my sketchbook.
Pencil and ink pen in my trusty Moleskine. Now I have to go off to my third class of the quarter, Constructive Dinosaur Anatomy! I think it’ll be tough but fun d(-_- o)