I think architecture is an interesting topic. I’ve always wanted to draw and design my own house. I think the idea of living in something you made yourself is very exciting.
Something that’s very challenging is perspective. There’s a lot of helpful videos on YouTube. I watched some nice educational ones to manage drawing this, but it takes a lot of practice to get it right. The rules of perspective and the math behind it is very interesting when you start digging into it. I’ve learnt that with some knowledge and a ruler you can come very far in mastering it.
I think this is the furthest I’ve ever come with drawing a proper house. I’ll hopefully continue and improve. Especially with the perspective part!
I was recently challenged to draw a toucan. I never knew that was the name of this bird. It looks so exotic and has the most beautiful vibrant colors. I wanted to recreate this as best as possible.
For this project I had planned to use watercolors. Not long ago I got this new set of aquarelle pencils from Cretacolor. I thought they would be perfect to use. After sketching the bird, I started filling in the colors. It didn’t take me long to figure out that the pencils worked great on their own. I was scared that adding water would ruin my work. So I kept using these water activated pencils as normal drawing pencils. I’d say that they worked better than I had expected. It feels like the color is thicker on the paper. I didn’t get the same dry feeling as with normal pencils. It was more satisfying to draw with and I will actually keep using them a lot like this.
Recently I’ve been working on some other projects. This has been making new websites and web games, like this one. I’ve been picking up a new hobby, which now has been coding. I can’t wait to work on bigger projects! I’m also so thankful for my friends who keep helping with this and staying patient with me xd
This is a coloring-pencil illustration I made. I only used 1 color for this sketch. The original color was green. I used photo editing to change the color saturation, I then acquired the desired color. I chose the color blue because it sustained a more appropriate fitting for the theme. I took the picture while consciously choosing the lighting effect. I think it all came together well as a piece of art.
I started this one a long time ago. Too often I don’t finish, but I decided to do a post anyway. Especially because it’s summer and this was associated with water.
My watercolor book is from “Grieg Design” It was around 5$, but the quality and number of papers have a higher value in my opinion. I’m very happy with it.
I used this watercolor palette from “Alf Bjercke” Not the cheapest option, but the colors have good quality and are highly pigmented. It has lasted a long time, but it’s expected from the price.
Then where I landed off was inking. “Uchida Yoko” is a Japanese brand with good quality. It’s highly pigmented, acid free, non-toxic, lightfast, photo safe and most importantly water-proof. It’s also rather cheap and long lasting. I use the 0.05 for most drawings. Especially when there is a lot of details.
I played some war game, and I liked the theme stuff and I thought the characters looked good. This guy was’nt a character in the game, just a reference I found online. The reference looks to be from some cold country because he is wearing so much and thick clothing. Lately ive really enjoyed just drawing with pencils (also because I can’t find my pen😀.)