Jula - June Draw Jam - drawingboard.org

"Finished" with brush pens. Took about 20 minutes.


I may now officially be a creeper!

No particular reason.
Some people in the cafeteria at school. I'm quite sure that I made the guy sufficiently uncomfortable. Pretty good likeness though.
There are more sketches to post from the same sitting, but I will have to take the time to post them later, as my computer is currently taking a poo.


Old man Woodblock Print

In case anyone wonders what I've been up to at school lately. . .

Last week I made my very first woodblock prints!
The first image is the ink sketch that I based my print on, though personally I'm happier with my drawing abilities than my wood-carvings skills. It was incredibly tedious but oddly rewarding (It didn't help that my wood block was flawed - a fact that was pointed out after I had finished carving) and I would be very willing to try it again on my own time. Next up is colour prints on linoleum, so I'm super psyched about next class!
Erm - and, I scanned the test run print crookedly. Please ignore the paper dings as well. It wasn't a good copy!


Bus Riders Can be Hairy

More Bus Riders. The dude at the top had nasty chin hairs. The other guy was riding with a kid. He was larger than I drew him. Oops!


Portrait of the Artist as a Young Squiggly Person

Sort of a fun exercise in class that I decided to *gasp!* FINISH!!! Distorted a photo using a grid. I'm sure you've heard of it.
The scanner couldn't quite get it right, and try as I might I couldn't Photoshop the evil out, so I photographed it - it may be a little shadowed, but the colour and contrast is nearly spot on.
Coloured Pencils (Prismacolour) on Mayfair. Speedball ink used, which I found smudged a bit with the pencils. Used a pen (2 different nibs) to lay down the linework. The bottom shows what it looked like before I coloured it (doi) and the reference photo - not sure what happened to my face but I quickly got over it and posted the damned thing anyways. The picture is from about grade 4 or 5 - you can imagine.
Used my colourless blender rather heavily in this one, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The background was a big of a pain in the ass to do - but I love the idea. I think if I were to do it again I would use a pen and coloured ink instead of pencil crayons. It was too much to keep the lead sharp and I found that line inconsistency was rampant. Maybe I'm just too lazy. *shrugs*

10" x 12"

Bus Riders Can be Antsy

I know it says the 15th, but I clearly didn't know what day it was today. My apologies.