I did a couple of illustrations last October for Vivid Creative Media. These illustrations will be used for custom paper goods and gifts.
Illustration Friday #2 “Dessert”
Here’s my second submission for Illustration Friday. This week’s theme is “Dessert”. Cupcake, anyone?
Illustration Friday #1 “Immovable”
I was supposed to submit this for Illustration Friday’s “Immovable” topic. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to upload it last Thursday. I have to make sure I get to submit on time next week. Here it is anyway. This particular scene shows true friendship as immovable.
Going Back to Traditional Art
Since people got a taste of technology, it has evolved into something extraordinary that the first humans on earth did not even imagine would happen. With the development of computers and loads of software, some artists have engaged themselves into doing art the digital way. Since I have been one of them for a couple of years already, I decided to start re-uniting with traditional art. Although I do sketch a lot, I would love to do something more than that.
I never enjoyed drawing using marker pens. My right hand is not too stable to create lines perfectly, the way I want them to look on my paper. Just this month, I gave it a try again and I think I have finally obtained some fondness for the medium I was never comfortable using. Well, it all boils down to the saying that practice makes perfect. Although my right hand is still not too stable for perfect lines, I have managed to draw something I’m satisfied with.
I found these really fantastic marker pens from Letraset called Tria markers. It has three tips, a fine point, chisel, and a brush tip. I specially love using the brush tip. It glides along the surface really smoothly and it provides high quality results. I also purchased Faber-Castell pens to play with.
Here are some of the artworks I made. I used ordinary black markers for the lines, the Tria markers for the gray hues, the colorful Faber-Castell pens, watercolor for some of the backgrounds, and watercolor paper.
Thus, my marker pen fiasco ends. I am definitely doing more artworks of this kind.