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My documentation of drawings, sketches & recent artwork

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Hello! Just finished this grapite. Elephants are my favorite animal and this one was a ton of fun to draw. The detail in elephants is ridiculous and in some areas I would work for an hour just to cover a square inch of detail.
This one is darker than most of my drawings. I worked in 6B and the finer detail was done in HB.

As always, thanks for looking!

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Elephants

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Waterfall Sketch

waterfall sketch

waterfall sketch – October 7th, 2014

Materials: 4B, kneaded eraser.

This quick sketch took me about 2 hours. It is one of my first landscapes. I’m happy with the way it turned out. It was easier than I anticipated, but a lot of fun!

Watercolor: Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers

This is my 2nd watercolor painting & I’m still using the pencils with a flat brush. I was just kind of experimenting with different techniques and getting used to using the colors.. I almost feel awkward using a brush and color pencils- just not used to it! There are so many ways to create different looks you want and it was all experimental. You will definitely find mistakes and places I wish I could erase, but it was fun. I’m excited to expand into this medium! Hope you enjoy ❤

Flower: Watercolor



Watercolor

Blue Flower Watercolor

This was my first try at watercolor and I only used 2 colors: blue & green. I used watercolor pencils and enjoyed them. It takes some getting used to. Watercolor is probably my favorite medium to look at (I could stare at Georgia O’Keeffe paintings for hours) but I have always been intimidated by it. It seems very delicate and complicated to achieve, however I also find it the most creative. It was fun to add a splash of color to my art routine!

Frog on a Log

Materials: .5 mechanical pencil, 4H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, kneaded eraser, q-tip

With this picture, I used an instructors tutorial (I made modifications) for the frog and I freehanded the log. Surprisingly the hardest part was actually drawing the frog–getting the proportions and features to look realistic was a little bit challenging. For me, the shading & blending was the easy part. I do not have a blending stump, but used my fingers & a q-tip. (I actually don’t recommend using a q-tip, I wanted to avoid getting a ton of graphite all over my hands, but q-tips don’t blend easy, the cotton absorbs too much lead). The whole thing took about 4-5 hours. I drew everything with my mechanical & added a tremendous amount of layers starting with a HB & worked up to a 6B for the darkest spots.  Anyways, overall, I’m pleased with the way it turned out. I kinda want to go back and add some more detail & shading, especially to the frog’s back & more detail & highlights in the log. But you can bet I will be drawing more tree frogs! They’re my favorite 🙂

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