The school holidays brings many great things. One of these things is free time. I’ll only have this wonderful free time for another week, so I’m trying to make use of it. And, it turns out, a great way to occupy one’s time is to draw.
I’ve posted about my drawing before. It slowly improves. (At least, I look at the pictures I’ve posted in the past and thought, “Oh, no. Did I really think that was Internet worthy? Help.”) So yeah. There’s nowhere I could have gone but up.
I like experimenting with different ways of drawing things, and one of the fun ways is water colour pencils. I know. I’ve raved about them before. But they’re like water colours with all the control of a pencil. Which is the definition of “smart idea”, right?
This is Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled. Hopefully that was obvious. One of her eyes is too far away. Apart from that, I’m happy with it. (Water colour pencils on water colour paper.)
This is Katniss from The Hunger Games. Once again, I hope you could tell. Wow, that bow was hard to draw. I mean, what’s with having hands? There’s something not right with her eyes again, but her hands look like they could, conceivably, be attached to her, so I’m happy about that. (Graphite Pencils in my A3 sketchbook.)
This is Rue from The Hunger Games. She’s the most like the original picture I’ve ever gotten. I started drawing my pictures upside down, and since then, there’s been massive improvements. I’m really happy with her, even though she’s missing a bit of spunk from the original picture. I’m not sure what I’ve missed… but anyway. This one looks better in real life, because my iPod glared off the amount of shiny graphite in the shadows, making the quality a bit weird. (Graphite Pencils in my A3 sketchbook.)
And this was a real new experience. I haven’t used charcoal before this picture, and while it doesn’t look much different from the other pictures, I assure you it is. There’s something cool about black on white paper. It feels stronger. Also, for some reason, it’s really easy to draw hair with charcoal. Go figure. Maybe it’s the gorgeous smudgy-ness? This one is part a picture I found on pinterest, part original character. Actually, I copied it straight from pinterest as a face for one of my original characters. (Model, Amy Lee.) It doesn’t look much like the photo. I don’t mind, though. (Charcoal pencil and graphite pencil in my A3 sketchbook.)
Well, that’s what I’ve been up to these holidays.
Mime is thinking about movies and how to make her Christmas chocolate last until Easter. She’s not sure she can do it. She has recently watched the musical Grease, and she muses on how the high-schoolers looked 25, and how anti-feminist the movie was. She recently tried painting with real water colours and got weird looks when she started salting it.