2017 End of Year Summary- Art

Hi everyone! Since it’s January, I wanted to write an end of year summary about my art, sewing, and photography. I have many thoughts about my art, sewing, and photography from this year, so I decided to split each topic up into three different posts. Today’s post is about my favorite art from 2017.

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Inktober 2017-Week 2 Drawings

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry this post is so overdue. I don’t know why, but I didn’t get to finish posting all my Inktober drawings. I began writing this post in October 2017, it was burred in my drafts and was never published. So, here it is, my last post for my Inktober 2017 drawings. Published in January 2018. *sigh*

On week two, I still used a black gel pen and black ball point pen for the line art and shading. I wanted to try using colored markers for this week’s drawings, but I realized I really love using the gel pen for the line art and the ball point pen for the shading too much to switch. Also, I can bring the pens with me wherever I needed to go. If I used markers, I would need to bring a whole entire marker set, and that wasn’t practical for me to do.

I didn’t want to make this week a themed week because drawing something that will be colored in ink instead of colored pencils is hard for me. So, I needed the ability to change my drawing inspiration depending on the day and how confident I felt in my drawing.

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Winter Lady Watercolor and Pencil Art

Last year, after months of not drawing original art (Sans clothing and costume ideas) I sat down and drew a new picture! And, because I’m ridiculously slow about talking about anything but fabric designs on this blog, I’m going to talk about it now. *sigh*

This drawing, called Winter Lady, was drawn on watercolor paper with a pencil and then colored with watercolors and pencil.

Overall, I’m very happy with the way it turned out. I wish I talked about this picture sooner, but eh. Better late than never. Especially since it’s December and the weather is cooling off. Sort of.

Prints are available of this picture on Society6 here.

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

Inktober 2017- Week 1 Drawings

Hi everyone! It’s October, which means it’s time for Inktober! And that means I need to draw a new ink drawing every day of the month of October. Last year was the first time I participated in Inktober, but I had to stop drawing and posting around mid month. It is my goal this year to make it to the end of the month.

Even though I have art ink pens I could use to draw with, I decided not to use them the first week of Inktober and use a ball point pen and, later in the week, a black gel pen to make it easy on myself. I’m not sure if I’ll end up using the art ink pens in the coming weeks, but after seeing other artists’ drawings using their art ink pens, I want to try it!

I post my Inktober drawings on my Instagram first, but I also post the drawings on my Facebook page and Tumblr under #inktober2017. So, if you’d like to see what my new Inktober drawings look like before I post them here on my blog, please look at my social networking sites! Continue reading “Inktober 2017- Week 1 Drawings”

2016 Sewing, Photography, and Art Roundup

Excuse the reflective beginning of this post, but to put it bluntly, 2016 was not a fun year for me. Also, please excuse the amount of photos in this post. I wanted I worked on this year that I’m pleased with to get mentioned in my post.

2016 is almost over and I’m happy to see it over. This year, like many people I talked to, I didn’t really have a great year. My year wasn’t good mostly because I took care of an ill family member and that family member eventually passed away. When it sunk in that my family member wasn’t going to live as long as I believed they could, I had a very hard time talking care of my family member knowing that there was nothing I could do to help them. But, with the assistance of my immediate family, friends, and faith, I got through it. I feel a lot better than I did a few months ago, but when I decided to go through 2016’s post to see what I can talk about in this end of year post, I felt sad because I didn’t get to do nearly as much as I planned to this year.

If I learned anything from 2017, it is that life is unpredictable in both good and bad ways and no amount of planning can save you from the unpredictable. Although I am sad my family member is no longer with me, I know they are in a better place and that I did my best taking care of them. I also learned how important family and friends are in a person’s life, how much grit and strength I truly have, and what loyalty really looks and feels like. I am a different person now and, although what I went through was very painful, I am glad I went through it. I may be a different person than I was in the beginning of the year, but I am a better person now. And I’m thankful for it.

Since I had a hard time with my personal life, I didn’t have the time or energy to work on anything “artistic”. I would draw, sew, and take photos, but everything would fall to the waist side because I was more worried about other, more important things. Still, I tried to work the last half of the year so I could start blogging again. 🙂 Continue reading “2016 Sewing, Photography, and Art Roundup”

#Inktober 2016 Last Sketches

It’s the last full week of November and I realized I didn’t make a post about the last sketches I did for Inktober! (In my defense, I was very busy this past month) For the previous posts about my Inktober sketches, you can find week one here and week two here.

I mentioned in my previous Inkober posts that I caught a cold and didn’t feel like keeping up drawing every day. Near the end of October, I became tired of drawing everyday and stopped drawing all the Inktober sketches. I did draw a few more sketches before I quit, but I don’t have 31 sketches drawn in October.

Here are the last remaining drawings I did for Inktober 2016….

Yes, BB8 is one of my sketches. I debated if I should draw him, but I was running out of ideas at that time so I did. Plus, I have a coin bank of BB8 so sketching a still life was easier than I thought. XD

That’s all I have for my 2016 Inktober sketches! I wish I did a sketch each day of the 31 days of October, but life happens. Thank you for reading!

#Inktober 2016 Sketches- Week 2

Last week I realized I have a lot of posts I need to write, so this week I’m posting two posts this week instead of one!

During week 2 of Inktober, I started the week feeling not so great because of my cold. I ended up taking a few days to rest and, after I felt better, I began drawing again. I never drew a life drawing with a ball point pen before, so I spent most of the week drawing sketches of stuff around my house, including my dog Brownie.

Although I’m not pleased with almost half the sketches I did during week 2, the most disappointing drawing I did during this week was of Brownie. She was sitting on her leg weird, so it threw off the scale of my drawing of her. It was times like that when I wish I had drawn her in pencil instead of pen. Oh well. At least I gave it a try.

Here are the seven sketches from week 2…

That’s all for now and thank you for reading!

#Inktober 2016 Sketches- Week 1

I originally planned this week’s post to be about sewing, but thanks to a cold, I was unable to finish any post about sewing or finish any current sewing projects. Instead, this week’s post will be dedicated to my Inktober sketches!

I heard from an artist friend about Inktober on Instagram and I always wanted to participate. If nobody has heard of Inktober or knows what it is, Inktober is when an artist draws a drawing or sketch every day through the month of October using ink. I’ve seen artists use ink makers while others use a ball point pen.

Although I always wanted to participate in Inktober, I never had the time to do it. This year, I had the time and I wanted to end my many months long break from drawing, I thought it would be a great time to participate!

Anyway, here are the first week’s 6 drawings! I’m currently having phone problems so I cannot get the drawings off my phone yet, so the photos of my sketches in this post are not that great. Still, they’re not terrible so they get posted anyway! 🙂

I did all the drawings with a ballpoint pen on copy/printer paper. The variation of color and clarity depended on how my phone photographed the drawings.

That’s all for now and thank you for reading!

Christmas Holly

For Christmas 2015 I drew a sketch I called Christmas Holly. I was planning on coloring the sketch in January, but I was too busy to sit down and do it. After months of sitting next to my computer, waiting for me to finish it, I finally did! Here is the finished drawing…

christmas holly complete

I wanted to color the sketch with colored pencils, but I ended up coloring it digitally with Photoshop. I’m very pleased with how it turned out, but I’m sad I didn’t finish it sooner! :/

You can see the drawing on DeviantART here and you can buy prints of it on Society6 here.

That’s all for now!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and A New Sketch

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Yule everyone!

I was planning on making a post to talk about all the things I drew and made this year, but after looking at the unimpressive list of things I made this year I decided not to. I did sew and draw a lot this year, but there are so many other failed projects and drawings that I never mentioned online that it makes me depressed to go through everything. I hope next year things will be better and I can make or finish a lot of projects I started this year, but that’s for another post. 🙂

In order to celebrate Christmas, I decided to draw a new drawing!

christmas holly sketch

I’m so happy I decided to get off my lazy butt and draw something to celebrate Christmas. I wanted to do this for years but I didn’t have an idea I liked, the drawing didn’t turn out right, or I didn’t have the time. Fortunately, this year I was able to make the drawing happen!

I want to color it, but right now I’m too busy to sit down and work on it. Knowing me I’ll probably end up like it in it’s black and white state and leave it be. 🙂

That’s all for now and thank you for reading!