1. These are the finished original drawings from a project I did titled ‘Elements and Compounds’ for uni. They’re based on the cover of Kina Grannis’s recent album Elements. Each drawing references an allusion to nature from within Kina’s lyrics, and each drawing is on a different layer of tracing paper to create the complete image when aligned. The final project has multiple iterations which I’ll be uploading as soon as I can take some nice pictures, along with a full explanation of my process and concept. :) 

    You can see a few different WIP images here

     
  2. a WIP! :D This is for a uni project in which I am deconstructing the personality of Kina Grannis according to her new album Elements. I’ve taken note of all the times she refers to nature (like leaves, fire, trees, etc) and have applied those references to a section of her album cover. Each section is on a different layer of tracing paper so I can switch the opacity around in cool ways.

    you can see the finished original drawings here

     
  3. We had a really lovely model this week. She had a lot of attitude in her poses, so I tried to focus on getting that attitude rather than getting perfect proportions. As you might except this meant that a lot of my drawings where really disproportionate so I will be working on finding that balance next time! 

    Still obsessed with willow charcoal. I had no idea you guys. No idea.

     
  4. It’s just a study but i drew this skull in class the other day and wanted to show you. i’m just very happy with how it turned out. I normally can’t be bothered dealing with charcoal but i did this in willow charcoal and i’m really into it.

    i was referencing a sculpture, not a real skull, which is why there’s no lower jaw connection. this poor individual could never open their mouth. i imagine that probably contributed to their death.

     
  5. art students and train people.

     
  6. I felt much better about life drawing this week. I feel like i made some clear decisions, and some of the drawings turned out pretty good. This is my favourite though, a 45 minute pose with varying weights of graphite pencil.

     

  7. I made a twitter quite a while ago and have recently rediscovered it. I’m planning on using it to post on-the-go process work, some of my many unseen sketches, previews, and 2 line thoughts of course. :) Sometimes I’ll be posting things that won’t make it to my tumblr for any number of reasons, so if you feel like seeing some exclusive scribbles, take a look!

     
  8. Today was a very emotional day, mostly due to the death of my beloved cat (he was very old). This evening i resigned myself to blasting Kate Miller-Heidki and finishing this page of fish.

     
  9. I went to a life drawing group last night. I haven’t been to one since 2011. I really need to work on scaling my drawings to fit the page, and slowing down during the longer poses.

    These are 10 and 15 minute poses. I started with a light blue pastel, then used a darker blue for shadows and more defined lines, then i added in mid-tone shadows and highlighted strong edges with a white pastel. 

     
  10. Gloop Fish by Deanna Hewitt (on tumblr)

    Most of the Gloop Fish’s body is able to shift, melting away and rejoining the central mass of the creature as it moves through the deepest parts of the ocean. 

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