Thursday, October 13, 2016

Twitter Portrait Challenge # 1

I have been into portrait drawing practice since a few days and when I came across the portrait challenge on Twitter, I immediately jumped in to give it a try. The challenge was to come up with a portrait "Maga's Daughter" by Andrew Wyeth, 1966. I used colored pencil to do the sketch. :)

Here is my submission for the #portraitchallenge 

Here are the work-in-progress shots of my submission. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Gesture drawing practice # 1

This was supposed to be a Gesture drawing (which are usually a fast way of capturing the pose of the subject, like say 30 sec-1 min), but I got carried away a little and finished the characters in my own way, lol. :D

Master study # 1

They say that copying master works is the surest and most efficient method of learning how to draw. Honestly I am not good at copying, I often go with my imagination. But here in this sketch, I attempted to copy Ruben's portrait of his wife Isabella Brant. Though I did not get her expressions right, I am happy with the result as it was my very first attempt to do a master study. 

Monday, October 03, 2016

Inktober 2016

October has arrived. It's the month of Inktober  - the month of making one ink drawing a day for the entire month. Last year I attempted to do inktober but failed miserably. I promised myself that I'll push myself hard and finish all the 31 drawings for the month but I could not keep the promise. I did not feel motivated after the initial enthusiasm to do something different. I will not be participating this year.:)

For those of you want to participate, follow this link, for the official page of the Inktober 2016. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Portrait drawing # 1 ~ Random Face

These days I am trying to do some random sketches of human faces. Even though I find drawing facial features interesting I somehow make mistakes with the proportion, especially the nose. I often struggle with the shape of the lips and also with the shading of the nose. 

I started off with light outline of the shape of the face using my Steadtler 6B pencil. Even though 6B is darker comparatively, I like to work with it. When I added contrast with charcoal pencil, it gave a different look to the entire face. 

This is how it looked at the initial stage.

This is the final version of the sketch.

I have a long way to go to perfect my portrait drawing skills. I hope I will get there someday.:)

Monday, May 23, 2016

52Wk Illustration Challenge : Still Life

No matter how much I try, I wasn't regular to the 52 Week illustration Challenge this year. This week's theme was "Still Life". Following were my submission for the theme "Still Life".
Still Life| Watercolor | Handmade Paper

Still Life | Watercolor | Fabriano Drawing Paper 200 GSM

Still Life | 2B Mechanical Pencil | 200 GSM Drawing Paper

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Work In Progress

This is a WIP shot of one of my personal illustration project which started a month ago. I often sideline my personal projects, leave them unfinished and completely get into the study mode. Lol. That's one weird thing I usually do - which is not a good thing. :p

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Colour Collective ~ Pearl

I created a new Photoshop brush and was desperate to try it out. Actually whenever I try any brush, I just do some scribbling on my Cintiq and delete the file. I must have done thousands of such random scribbles. Today when I look at my brush sets, I sometime forget how they actually behave. So I have decided that hereafter I will make it a practice to work on some serious illustration to test my brushes. And again for color collective submission, one illustration was due for this week. I quickly sketched this little girl. So here is my submission for the Colour_Collective Challenge for the color Pearl.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Watercolor sketch

Sometimes its good to go with the flow rather than plan on what to paint.
Today morning, I felt I should keep touch with my watercolor studies even when I am more inclined to do digital paintings these days. But when I was all set with the supplies, I was totally blank as to what to paint. I knew this will happen, so I forcefully loaded my brush with a color because I badly wanted to do some watercolor sketch today. I thought for a while and felt I should carry on with something that comes easily to me – and that’s cute faces of kids, and that’s how this cute girl sketch happened.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Colour Collective - Leaf green

This is my submission for the Colour Collective challenge on Twitter for the colour "Leaf Green". This was done using watercolor and polychromos colored pencils.