I had a really hard time drawing a mermaid… who would have thought?
When I was a child, my favorite movie was Disney’s Little Mermaid. I watched over and over again, admiring her hair floating around. I didn’t want to draw something resembling disney mermaids, so I went for a goldfish look.
I found it hard to create an interesting shape for her hair, I wish I could animate it… and I need the bubbles… THE BUBBLES! (can’t you hear them in your head?)
I was really clueless as to what I could draw for the Themepark theme. I didn’t want to do a huge and complicated drawing with rollercoasters and colors and insanity and spend hours and hours working on it.
So I thought about the stuff I like about themeparks and my mind went to DisneySea in Japan when I first went there last year. I was amazed by the amount of girls who were wearing costumes and were running around with park merchandise and popcorn buckets. They were so cute!
I decided to use my Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils for the illustration. I think they can give drawings a nice « children’s book » feel.
Still following the 52-Week Illustration Challenge! The theme of the second week was « Outdoors ». Now that I’m living in the land of bears, I imagined that an encounter with a bear in the wild would be an awesome thing to draw.
Here is the final piece:
I spent a lot of time on this one. I am really a slow worker when it comes to creating a finished piece. I noticed it for the first time when I was working on inktober. I start over and over again and do 1000 sketches searching for a style. Do I want something more realistic or more cartoony? Make up your mind, woman!
Happy new year guys! Haven’t posted in a while, but as always I have EXCUSES!
This year is a great new start for me, I’m in a new country on a new continent, starting a new life!
Since I moved in October, my Inktober challenge was a huge fail. I did a few more drawings I haven’t posted here yet, maybe I will one day though. Even if Inktober did not work out for me, I liked the challenge of having to create drawings regularly. Once a day can be really difficult though, so I went on the search for a new challenge that would be less demanding but still interesting and I found the 52-week Illustration Challenge.
What is the 52-week Illustration Challenge? It is a Facebook group with illustrators and people who just like to draw, where a new theme is imposed each week.
The theme for the first week was Fancy dress. So I drew a Versailles style dress… what’s more fancy than that?
I want to work on more traditional media this year. I have always worked with my old Wacom Intuos tablet, but lately I get really impatient with it. Maybe because I get more and more interested in linework, which is really annoying to do with a tablet. I guess a Cintiq would make this job easier, but I don’t have that kind of money right now and I’m no professional, so I guess I need to stop obsessing about it.