Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Solid Gold Sketchbook

Here's some of the art I've been working on lately.  I'm actually a little embarrassed to admit that up until now, I've just been working with crappy Crayola colored pencils for my drawings.  But, I got some new art supplies that I'm really excited about.  I now have a set of 60 Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils and a set of 60 Faber-Castell watercolor pencils, in the spirit of trying something new (trying new art media was part of my New Year's resolution, after all!).  So here are a couple recent drawings I made.  The first is a sakura short-tailed ryukin that I drew with the Polychromos pencils.  I drew this one intending to list it for sale on my Etsy store, but I've already become a little attached to it... so I may have to make some prints to sell.  The second is a close-up of Monocle, my one-eyed butterfly telescope, that I made using the watercolor pencils.  This drawing had a blue wash background that just looked really bad, so I ended up cutting out the fish and pasting him over a clean sheet of white paper.  Much better!  If you've seen any of my goldfish art before, you'll know that I love me a nice plain white background.  I've also included a little peek into my sketchbook.  From left to right the sketches are; Luca, Haunt, and a few different angles on a celestial eyed goldfish.  I used my Yujin gashapon as a reference.

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Faber-Castell watercolor pencils and polychromos pencils
Sakura short-tailed Ryukin
Monocle - my one-eyed butterfly telescope
A peek into my sketchbook!
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  1. Very nice. They really bring out the depth of color better than Crayola..., I don't think I've used Polychromos, but I used to love Oil Pastels. Have fun drawing!

  2. Very beautiful artwork! I'm glad the New Year's resolution has not been forgotten. :) The closeup portrait of Monocle is really amazing. He really comes off the page and his face is just incredibly detailed. He may be missing an eye, but he makes a great subject for artwork I'd say.

    1. Nope, not forgotten! I haven't had time to draw as much I wanted to, but I'm trying to squeeze it in whenever I get the chance. :)

  3. These pictures look amazing. I especially love the one of Monocle. Cutting it out added to the effect, it looks like he is swimming right at you. I wish I had talent like this. Thanks for sharing yours!

  4. Aren't polychromos awesome? You've got such lovely drawings and colors!

  5. You really are a great artist. You should make prints of some of those and put them on etsy

  6. Hi! I was wondering what paper you use for your drawings. I really really love your goldies drawings!!!!!