My First Drawings of 2019

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New Year, New Sketchbook

I mentioned recently that I’d try to make more time for drawing this year, and part of that goal is to fill up the new sketchbook pictured above! 🙂 I loved the cover when I saw it and figured the new sketchbook might help to inspire me to keep at it with my drawing if I had an actual set amount of pages to fill up. So far it seems to be working. I’m definitely rusty and I’m tinkering around with watercolor brush pens so that’s been fun. It’s taking some getting used to but I feel like I’m *starting* to get the hang of them. Anywayyyy, here’s some of the WIP drawings I’ve got going so far.

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I did this Ignited Moth to be my profile picture and debut picture for Instagram. It seemed fitting to finally make a piece to go with the alias I’ve been blogging under the past couple years.

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A WIP shot of the girl that kicked off the following WIP piece. I need to fill in a dark background for it and add some more details, but you get the idea. I’ve always been a fan of drawing monsters, so expect plenty of those in the art posts to come. 😉

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It’s been interesting using the watercolor brush pens more. They’re definitely a good practice in patience for me. I have to go slowly and deliberately with each stroke and it can be difficult for me with my itty-bitty attention span. It’s kind of relaxing in its own way, too, though. Here’s a close up of the monster pictured above:

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I don’t really know what exactly I was going for with this guy. Like a horse skull mixed with some sort of Krampus vibe is about the only way I could describe the creative notion behind him.

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This drawing almost didn’t get beyond the sketch stage. I was originally going for a pinup Poison Ivy, then when it wasn’t going how I wanted I was going to do a whole Día de Muertos inspired makeup on her, but for now I’m leaving her like this. We’ll see what happens with her in the future. 🙂

Well, that’s it for today’s art post. I hope you guys enjoyed. What creative shenanigans have you been up to lately? What are your go-to art tools of the trade?

 

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Happy Winter!

Well, winter is finally upon us! And with it (at least here in Michigan) we have plenty of snow and ice to make it feel official. So bundle up and keep cozy, friends.

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Monday Morning Grumblings

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It’s the Monday before Christmas. Need I say more?

The grumbling is strong in this one. I just wanna burrow under my blankets and snooze until all the snow and seasonal stress melts away. Instead, I shall suck it up. And by suck it up, I mean I will suck up all the coffee. ALL OF IT. -_-

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I Love Lamp TBT

Well, it’s Throwback Thursday time again, so that of course means a couple more blasts from the past. 🙂

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My trusty old lamp I had painted and kept in my first apartment way back when.

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An old black and white ink illustration I did in one of my high school art classes.

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Well, it’s Throwback Thursday and I figured instead of sharing an old photo (because I am a rare and elusive creature like that) I would share a couple of old drawings instead.

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Edit: Oops. The Nosferatu fan art I dated incorrectly. It’s more recent than 2009 but I’m too lazy/sleepy/meh to fix it right now. -__-