Tag: colored pencils

A Rant and Mochi, the cat

First of all, I guess some more learned people have read my blog and frankly disagrees with some of the things I have said here. I do know that I am in no way an expert and am still learning about the craft. I am merely sharing what I know and yes if what I say is “RIDICULOUS” then it must be so, but I know this : My blog has helped a lot of people and I will continue to write this blog to help other artists learn more.

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1908161_844994755552131_7492325034892898035_nNow that I got that off my chest, I haven’t blogged in a while right? Well, perfectly good reason for that. Things had started to become crazy in the office! But then, I have never forgotten about art.

Lately, I have started to rekindle my love for colored pencils and decided that I should conquer my fear of drawing animals and fur. I took a picture of my friend’s cat and  decided to draw Mochi. He’s such an adorable and special little kitty so I really wanted to capture him especially his emerald eyes.

I actually was scared of doing the fur. First, I have had little to no experience of drawing any sort of animal >.> second, it just seems daunting to render something soft and fluffy and I didnt want it to turn into something like an alien.

So I plunged on using some knowledge in layering and little strokes as well as some tutorials off the net. It was a really intimidating task but Mochi seems to be asking me nicely to draw him.

As with all my art, I start with the eyes. It was a make or break for me and i I had to ask for reference from Mochi’s owner Brian.

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AND LOOK!! I actually succeeded in creating glass eyes! I am so happy! ❤ I used prismacolors — I have to look at the numbers again, but mostly light greens, blue greens and yellows to create this effect. I also can’t believe that the picture looks like an actual cat. XD

So, yay! I think I can do this. I’ll update more soon!

Swordhunter Cho from Rurouni Kenshin in Colored pencils

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Sword Hunter Cho A4 Colored pencils

This was probably one of the most painstaking art that I have done to date. Took me days to finish it and i used colored pencils to render a whole scene of cho from a screencap of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno. I used some techniques I learned from books to do some underpainting this time and it worked. I wonder though, if i use watercolor first, then colored pencils, will it work?

I am putting this up for sale if anyone wants it. I can give this A4 art in a laminate case – fixatived of course to protect it, for about $50.00 or best offer if anyone is interested. I also do custom art now, so please let me know!

Art: Sleepy Fairy

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Sleepy Fairy
4″x6″ ACEO

Title: Sleepy Fairy
Media: 4×6 Index Card, Prismacolor Pencils, Tachikawa G-Pen

I wanted to try something like a fantasy scene and I wanted to try my hand at illustrating a storybook like character … I created this world after looking at several fantasy pieces and got inspired by mushrooms. The whole point was to try to detail everything and use color effectively to make a soft and childlike. I used a lot of different techniques to create this and I was glad to practice inking and coloring on this. 

This doesnt have a story yet… but maybe I could come up with it soon.

I loved the whole experience. From sketch to final color i loved how i created this minute piece. :) I hope you like it too.. what do you think?