Friday, July 22, 2011


Okay this is my (super) late post for 'soft', and my least favorite post for the sketchblog so far. A few bloggers I see make these sweet 60's dry brush acrylic paintings, and I always thought the feel was cute. However I stupidly didn't take any brushes home, so I only had one messed up liner and filbert to use which was quite tricky. My scanner further marred this up though, you can see the details on the cat and the woman's collar are blurred, I'm so stoked to use uni scanners again. However the most annoying thing was that while I was waiting for paint to dry I kept thinking how it would be so much faster if I just did it digitally, haa. Ugh, never again! Though it's a good reminder for me to keep experimenting!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lost in space

Hi everyone, it's been ages since I've posted- so sorry, I'm now two weeks behind- but I'm hoping I'll be able to catch up by the end of this week (haa 'hope' is key word here). Also sorry if I scared anyone with my last post, I don't mean to be a slave driver at all! I am stoked to see everyone's work up here though, it's looking REALLY good.

Okay okay so here's my space post. I'm agreeing with Maria that literal space isn't my ideal, too freaky, so I opted out with a folk tale instead. I used the Norwegian story, East of the Sun West of the Moon (better known with Kay Nielsen's illustrations). Like Nielsen, I drew the North wind, which is that weird blue guy who's taking the girl to the castle. Oh and though I love Caran D'ache pencils, they are SO HARD TO BLEND. And erase (note the accidental orange line in the wind's hair- it'll be edited out eventually). Or atleast the water-resistant ones I have are. Also, don't judge me on my eyeball stars. You know when you're working into the wee hours of the night and you get a sudden irrational urge to do something you'll find totally dumb in the morning? Yeah...

P.S.- If there's anyone else anyone knows who'd like to join this sketch group, by all means let them in!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


As everyone else I would like to follow the trend and start this post with a big sorry for the lack of posts! Excuse: no scanner and no internet! (I'm barely alive). Anyways, I made a little sketch for the Space-topic. I'm not very into space ships and aliens and all that other stuff I associate with 'Space' (other than space bars and Bowie's Moonage Daydream) so I chose to stay in my precious comfort zone (it is summer holiday after all) and drew a spaced out dude in pencil.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Topic #4

First off, ladies and gentlemen, I present the next topic:


It might not be the most explosive, inspiring word there ever was or will be, but I trust you guys to turn it into something beautiful. :D

Secondly, apologies for the lack of posting on my part. I've been away from internet and home, but hopefully I'll be able to slowly catch up on all the topics I've missed so far. For now, I'll give you a slightly rushed reply to 'feather'.

Toooootally not the most original response, I know, and I didn't exactly stretch out of my comfort zone, but it was definitely still fun to do. It was meant to be kinda like those fabulous posed something-hundreds Native American photos you'd always see on the geography/history/food technology teacher's wall. As you can probably tell, I haven't exactly done much research, so apologies if it's all stereotypical and offensive. Next time I'll work on adding a non-lineface expression, and drawing something that doesn't look like it belongs tattooed on a 60 year old man's bingo wing!


Sunday, July 3, 2011


YO! Here's my piece for feather! Really, it's just a crazy old lady (apparently my fav drawing subject) feeding her extensive bird collection.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Topic Numero 3

I realize I haven't been posting any work (oops...), but I'm still posting up this weeks topic (even if it's a day late, sorry!)

Anywho, topic is: space.



Okay, I had plenty of trouble with "gnarly", but luckily I had a pretty gnarly experience this past week to have something to doodle with. My sister and I biked to the mall, and went to get some free makeup tutorials. Since I have killer bags under my eyes, I opted to try the Benefit "Lemon Aid" concealer. Sadly it didn't do anything, or so I thought... The next morning my eyes had become itchy, red and swollen over. Basically Quasimodo or domestic abuse victim, it was a scary sight. In the end I think it was due to an allergic reaction to the yellow dye.

I drew some creepy swollen eyed Emily drawings for you all.
They don't really look like me. And they have jelly arms. I should've been thinking harder with the subject matter, but I was too busy eating chocochip cookies and watching Food Network. Story of my summer (and probable weight gain). The first drawing's my additional doodle, just to capture my misshapen eyes during this itchy affair. The second one, my sister dragged me out to the grocery store to buy cinnamon bread. I tried to hide my face as best I could, just so people didn't think I was punched or with pink eye. Ended up being an embarrassing grouchy trip.
Ay ayayay.

This blog is looking preeetty sad. I know everyone has things to do, but even a sketch a week is doable! I'm just eager to see everyone's work, and have a lovely, diverse blog to look at! Sorry to be a bitch, I shouldn't talk, I'm late as well!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Yo yo yo

Sup homies, hurry up with your submissions!! I really must apologize for my lack of creativity ie. I drew a character design of a girl with a feather in her hair haha. She's kinda who I'd like to be if I lived in the series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'
 I still need to maybe colour it in but here's the line art for now :D
And this is a lil painting of Icarus drowning. I wanted it to have the waves and the sun in the sky to really contrast with the depths of the dark ocean engulfing him but I ran out of paper space. Bad times.

Hope to see your guys stuff up soon! Oh and the theme for next week is 'gnarly'


Okay, the geeky little boy in me drew for this week's topic. The library in my town has the best fairy tale section, and after I get into reading them again, I again go straightaway to looking at my favorite illustrators, Kay Nielsen (you can tell by my tree ref.) and John Bauer (inspiration to grudgingly work back in monotone). I haven't drawn seriously in pencil for a long time, and it took me ages to realize that I couldn't just resize, move and undo what I drew. Damnit, photoshop. The image is busier than what I wanted, and I realize I need to practice a lot more on tone and shading, but it's been meditative to go handmade.

PS- The weird stuff on the trees are supposed to be moss...

I'm excited to see everyone's work, I'm looking forward to all your postings!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Topic #1


Hoping it's not too lame, and sorry it's so late for everyone in Europe AND Juri all the way in Japan, I'm like half a day behind so I forgot about time diff. Sorry guys!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Hi everyone, just taking liberties to post up our weekly posting schedules. I've put it together in order of who joined this blog. Anyone else who'd like to join is always welcome, as the rotation can always fit more. Your idea can be a noun, verb or adjective- something nonspecific so everyone can be as broadminded as possible! Topics should start every Monday, and submissions should come in every Sunday. I hope this suits everyone, can't wait to see everyone's work!