May 2, 2013 § 2 Comments
Illustrations by me, Tim Pham, and Lisanne Gagnon
My heart almost stopped when I saw my drawing (the girl on the left) on Katie Rodgers’ Paperfashion’s blog! What an honor to be included among the talented artists in her Skillshare class.
You can still check out my inspiration and process for the class here. I’ve been thinking about taking another class on Skillshare—any other favorites out there?
March 30, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Jill Stuart Resort 2013
Final piece for my Skillshare class. Drawing with watercolor’s not quite intuitive for me yet, but I’m starting to loosen up, let it do its thing, and not overthink it. It doesn’t help that the pad of Aquarelle Arches is like 2$ a sheet though!
Also really loving this jumpsuit! I’m not sure how many people can actually pull it off, but maybe that’s the beauty of it.
March 23, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Luca Luca SP2013 | Nina Ricci SP2013
Fixed the foot on the polka dot girl, added some glitter (note the fallout that is also all over my scanner) and put a thing in her hair, and I think I’m done! Who wants these dresses? I do!
This was really fun, and surprisingly a subject matter I’d never really tackled before, despite having done lots of figure drawing and being obsessed with clothes in my real-life life. Onto the next one!
March 21, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’m in the middle of a 2-week Skillshare class in runway illustration by the inspiring Katie Rodgers (of Paperfashion). I’d used watercolors a couple times (like in the 49ers post), but my tactic there was to finish a really tight drawing first, and then apply watercolors for color only.
Katie encourages a totally different approach: sketching out a very loose pencil gesture, and then diving right in with the watercolor, using it for line, motion, and texture.
Stay posted for the finished watercolor. Very possibly with glitter!
February 3, 2013 § 1 Comment
January 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Food is hard to draw. Food ingredients are one thing—those pretty much look great no matter what, like Cooks Illustrated covers—but prepared food with multiple ingredients are hard to draw, and draw appetizingly. So in this sketch I gave myself two challenges: drawing fried rice with jumbly ingredients, and using watercolors for the first time.
Turned out alright I think [though that knit coaster underneath is a bit dubious...] so I rewarded myself afterwards with easier subjects of juice and gummy vitamins. And finally with eating the rice when I was done—it’s hard to keep working on a drawing of food when all you really want to do is eat it!