Thursday, January 29, 2015

Craftsman

A sketch I did while watching a video about a craftsman making handmade fountain pens. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Movie Stills Study

Some sketches I did while watching a movie last week. 

This is a good way to learn some composition. It makes me learn to see how the director depict a scene in the movie. It is a good source of costume references too.

I find it is better to choose a movie that I have watched before to practice my sketching, because I tend to focus more on the movie instead of sketching if it is one that I have never watched before.



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Book Shelf

It's been a while since I last updated this blog. Life has been busy and I am trying to slow down to make time to sketch/draw/paint. A sketch of my (messy) book shelf :)

Done with a Hero fountain pen. Took about 20 minutes.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bookmarks

I have some empty snack boxes lying around and thought I should recycle them by making something useful out of them. So, I decided to make some bookmarks.

First I cut out the shape I want, and then started drawing on them. After an hour or so, I completed two handmade bookmarks. After completing the artwork, I scanned the bookmarks and did some touch up in Photoshop. 

I really like the slight brown and rough texture of the card box.

A good craft project to do on your own or with your loved ones :)

Reading Robot and Cat


FLY


Shown on the top are the tools I used to draw.


This is how the back looks like.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Evening Doodles

Did some doodles with my pen. Sometimes I just let my mind wander on the paper and enjoy the spontaneity. It is kind of relaxing.....

Doodles are good for exploring ideas and boosting creativity.  It is also good for days when one is experiencing artist's block. And you can do this while waiting in a queue, in a boring meeting or when you are talking on a phone.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hair and Hand Studies

Time to draw more in my sketchbook. 

Only when I started drawing from reference that I realize how real hair and hands (and other things) really look like. Sometimes they look very very different from the way I think they look like!






Thursday, August 14, 2014

Asuka Fanart

A fan art of Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Took longer than usual to finish this piece as I spent a lot of time studying and correcting the lighting and values. 

This is one of those pieces where I find it hard to decide when to stop.



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Kitchen



It's been a long week, the weekend is finally here. With no plans for the weekend, I spent my lazy afternoon at my girlfriend's house and did a sketch in the kitchen.

The sketch took about 1 and a half hour.