I’m so excited about the art I’ve gotten done this month! To kickoff today’s WIP Wednesday I’ll share something I made for posting my art online.
I made a ligature of my initials (K + N) to use as a watermark! I have had a few instances where people have taken my artwork and claimed it to be their own. Luckily, super nice people on the internet have informed of it and I’ve always been able to get it taken care of. And I know that determined individuals can absolutely just edit out my watermark, but it can’t hurt! Eventually, I’d like to get a small custom stamp of the ligature to use on my work.
On to the artwork!
DEADPOOL! I loved this movie so freaking much, and I was so happy with how this piece turned out! I’m still a bit hesitant with my Copics, but the more I use them, the more I love them (and the more my confidence grows!) I’m still toying with the idea of making a separate ‘blood spatter’ background for this then cutting this out and making it a mixed media project. I’ll be doing a printed test first in case I hate it though! Whatever I end up doing, this piece will be given to my brother next month as a birthday gift!
My next completed piece is a hair study in graphite pencil. Hair used to be a loathsome process for me. As someone who loves to draw portraits however, I knew it was an essential skill. So I practiced, purposefully, until I felt comfortable with it. Now, I actually love the process. I get lost in the details, the shapes, the highlights and shadows. It’s a tedious process, but one I relish. I plan on doing this same image in Copic markers – using my lightbox, I traced my original outline drawing of this piece so I have an identical one to get in some Copic practice.
The other thing I wanted to share today is a new personal project I’m working on – a sketch portraits series! Throughout the year I’ll be doing random quick sketch portraits in my sketchbooks; the subjects will vary from people I know, people I admire, or just random photos on Instagram I have the urge to draw (#RandomInstaPortrait). To kick it off, I’m sharing a quick sketch of one of my favorite bloggers: Meagan of Fiction Incarnate.
I’ve been following Meagan’s blog for awhile now, and she’s one of those people where I feel like we could be actual friends in real life. Her blog posts are always so honest and real, and I love that. I’m constantly inspired when I finish reading her posts, and in general I just think she’s awesome! So I decided to stalk her Instagram (not as creepy as it sounds…I don’t think!) and come up with a quick sketch to kick off this project. Be sure to check out her blog!
Overall, I think this sketch took about 45 minutes. I’d like to work on cutting that time down, but I tend to start over-detailing. A huge focus of this project is for me to let go a little, and not get caught up in the details. I really want to work on looser pencil strokes while still capturing the subject. If you want to see more, make sure you follow me on Instagram, as I don’t plan on sharing each sketch here on the blog. I aim to post one a week!
What have you been creating lately?