Illustration Friday #5 “Old-fashioned”

One aspect of life constantly changing is fashion. Not just because of its root word, I guess a whole lot of you would agree that fashion would best represent this week’s Illustration Friday theme “Old-fashioned”.

I accidentally messed up the ink here. I always tend to forget to keep avoiding the wet ink. Here it is anyway.

Illustration Friday #5 "Old-fashioned"

“Old-fashioned” ink and watercolor on watercolor paper

Play Time

It really pays to keep a sketchbook and fill it up with ideas as often as you could. Just recently, I wanted to make a vector illustration and had no idea what to illustrate. So here comes my sketchbook to the rescue.

Most of the time, I prefer to sketch my ideas first before doing the vector works in Illustrator. Nothing beats pencil(or any sketching medium you prefer) and paper in fully and freely rendering your ideas. Here’s a peek at my work process. I would love to show you my detailed illustration process in a future post.

Original Pencil Sketch

Tracing the Shapes In Flat Colors

Tracing the Shapes In Flat Colors

Adding the Details - "Play Time" Final Vector Illustration

Adding the Details - “Play Time” Final Vector Illustration

"Play Time" Illustration, Closeup

Illustration Closeup

Illustration Friday #4 “Acrobat”

Acrobat is this week’s Illustration Friday theme. Here’s an acrobat act known as Aerial Silk/s. Artists perform Aerial Silk/s stunts using a hanging fabric.

Illustration Friday #4 "Acrobat"

Illustration Friday #4 “Acrobat”ink and watercolor on watercolor paper

Illustration Friday #4 "Acrobat"

Since faces look strange upside down, I'm including an inverted version

Here are several videos of Aerial Silks acts.

Heroes & Heartbreakers Mini Figures 3-Inch

Awesome Find: Art Toys from Kidrobot

For art and toy collectors, youโ€™ll surely enjoy these awesome art toys from Kidrobot. Their art toys ranges from designer toys and mini figures to plush toys. They also have do-it-yourself toys, custom toys, zipper pulls, and keychains. Fresh, fun, and new character designs make these items worthy to acquire some space from your home, studio, or office. Famous characters from The Simpsons, Futurama, and Tokidoki are also available.

Auto + USBoombox 5-Inch US Edition

Auto + USBoombox 5-Inch US Edition

Kid Onion 5-Inch US Edition

Kid Onion 5-Inch US Edition

Giant Skuttle 16-Inch

Giant Skuttle 16-Inch

Yummy Pancake Plush 12-inch

Yummy Pancake Plush 12-inch

Yummy Pizza Plush 24-inch

Yummy Pizza Plush 24-inch

Yummy Donut Plush 24-Inch Brown Edition

Yummy Donut Plush 24-Inch Brown Edition

Yummy Donut Plush 24-Inch Pink Edition

Yummy Donut Plush 24-Inch Pink Edition

Vasily the Grumpiest Walrus Plush 16-Inch

Vasily the Grumpiest Walrus Plush 16-Inch

Futurama Mini Figures 3-Inch

Futurama Mini Figures 3-Inch

The Simpsons Mini Figures 3-Inch

The Simpsons Mini Figures 3-Inch

Heroes & Heartbreakers Mini Figures 3-Inch

Heroes & Heartbreakers Mini Figures 3-Inch

Mongers Filter Kings Mini Series 2-Inch

Mongers Filter Kings Mini Series 2-Inch

Smorkin' Mongers Menthols Series 2-Inch

Smorkin' Mongers Menthols Series 2-Inch

Design Interior Chairs Vol. 5 4-Inch

Design Interior Chairs Vol. 5 4-Inch