Do you know that feeling when inspiration just comes barraging at inconvenient times and you have to sit down and let it flow? I've been watching Narnia while catching up on client work, and I felt so inspired I had to take a break yesterday and knock this new Apocalina sketch out.
In this vlog, I'm taking you on a sketchbook tour! We're looking through a couple of old sketchbooks from 2013 and 2014.
Hi friends! In this vlog, we're looking through a couple of old sketchbooks from 2013 and 2014.
Fastelavn is a Danish holiday, with some similarities to Halloween. In other cultures, it is known as Carnival. The holiday takes place the week before Lent. Children dress up in costumes. There is a game called “Hit the Cat Off the Barrel” – it’s basically a pinata.
It’s #MerMay! What’s Mermay you ask? MerMay is an annual month long drawing challenge, where artists from across the globe draw mermaids during the month of May, and share them on Social Media with the hashtag #MerMay. It is open for anyone to join.
When I was a child my grandmother had this painting hanging on her wall which showed a little cottage tucked in between a woodland and snow-clad mountains, with a dirt road winding its way up to the cottage. Partially spurred on by Narnia, I would stare at it and imagine what it would be like to wander up that dirt road and what adventures might lie hidden in the forest. I so wanted to walk into that painting.
Illustration of the Maiden, Mother and Crone faced by a heroic little girl.
In order to give my portfolio more of a turn towards children's book illustration, I set out to create a selection of spot illustrations in 2013.
The sketchbook is the artist's best friend and most interesting tool. If you do not already have one, you should start one today.
We have midterms at Pratt Institute. Our professors have us bring in samples of the work we have created during the semester. They give us an estimated grade based on it.