Tuesday, March 26, 2013

twoodle- trampoline + flamingo

For this week's twoodle I chose trampoline and flamingo. I'm not really happy with how it turned out but I know I needed to move on or continue to be frustrated with it. It's all practice & learning either way..so on to the next drawing! :) If you don't know about twoodle but would like to, here is the link to read all about it http://lovetoillustrate.blogspot.com/2013/02/twoodle.html

Sunday, March 24, 2013

illustration friday - swim

Here's my quick Illustration Friday sketch for the word swim. I was originally thinking I'd have another turtle jumping in doing a cannonball but I didn't want to spend too much time working on it. This was supposed to be just a 5-10 minute warm up sketch but I liked how it was going so I went with it. I always have more fun drawing when I'm not so concerned with how it will turn out or making a mistake..the artwork seems to turn out better that way too.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

twoodle #3- penguin & car

Here's my twoodle for this week- I picked the words penguin and car. The top of the car is not how I wanted it to look and unfortunately I didn't have more time to spend on it. I tried it w/o the red at the top so it was just a glass dome but that didn't seem to look right either...maybe I should have turned it into a convertible instead. I was going for a certain look for the car but for some reason was having a hard time finding reference. The background- I added at the last minute so it's meh. I need to add drawing backgrounds to my list of things to practice drawing.

original sketch & final

better detail / up close shot

Monday, March 18, 2013

bear with hat

It was a little hard for me to get into the drawing zone today so I started playing around and this is what came of it...a digital sketch of a bear wearing a hat and scarf 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

twoodle #2

I picked the words bouffant and leprechaun

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

John from Peter Pan

Here is today's digital drawing- John, from Peter Pan

Thursday, March 7, 2013

twoodle- giraffe + cake

Decided to take my first twoodle challenge. If you've never heard of twoodle before, you can find out all about it here. Every week on twitter new words are posted and on that wednesday you pick two words to draw from. For my first twoodle I picked cake and giraffe. I'm thinking now I maybe should've done w/o the hat- there's a lot going on with the bright circles and the giraffe spots.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

wonka work in progress

I've been drawing like crazy today but must get some sleep! Here's another practice piece I started working on- hopefully I'll find time to finish it and post the final. I think there's still some proportions off and definitely a lot more work to do but it's coming along.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

today's digital sketch

This was my first time trying to paint something like this. I tried to experiment a lot with different brushes and colors. practice practice practice....

works in progress

Here's a preview of some of the art I've been working on. The images are cropped quite a bit- especially the owl. That piece will take me a while to finish because it's so detailed. The monsters one started as just a sketch but kind of developed into a story- they are monster chef brothers. I'm thinking of making them either 1.stars of their own monster cooking show 2.contestants on Iron Chef of Blorg or whatever crazy place monsters come from or 3. maybe instead of scaring kids they just make them lots of junk food..lots and lots of junk food. What do you think?

Sunday, March 3, 2013