Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Creatrix

So back in this post, I started a drawing. And I was starting to get tired of drawing the same skeleton as I've been doing for months on end, so I decided to work on that drawing during art class, especially since I never seemed to be able to carve out drawing time from my daily routine.

I penciled in the details in her cloak/robe
Penciling in-progress. I particularly like the shading that's going on. It will be lost when it's inked.

 and then inked them.

You can purchase a digital coloring page of this image from my Etsy store for $1.25.

I started coloring the piece in Photshop. 

I have a mind to reproduce this as a mural on the side of my garage. At about 6 feet wide and 4 feet tall. Stay Tuned.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Art class this fall

I took another drawing class at the NJ Arts Guild this past fall (the final class was last Thursday), and I got to stretch my creative muscles a bit. It's really nice to have a dedicated time to do nothing but draw, and to get encouragement and critiques from an actual artist, who doesn't give harsh criticism, but makes you fix things that aren't working, and offers some really good suggestions when you get stuck.

So I drew this skeleton a few times in charcoal:

And I broke out my pastels and tried some color work - which added many unexpected dimensions of complexity.

And then, I started to work on the drawing in my sketchbook from February, which will be the subject of tomorrow's blog post.