I have been pushing myself to keep studying and learning different styles of illustration in order for me to become an illustrator myself, and will say it is a tough job finding the confidence to keep going at it, day after day.
Once in a while I make something I am proud of, but most days I just beat myself up (being a Virgo perfectionist by nature does not help at all).
This is a study I made from the work of Geninne, a wonderful artist from Santa Fe. I only signed it because I will give this to my parents, and I did make it from scratch myself, though all the credits should go to the artist that has her own personal style and is a master in her craft.
I just copied it to learn, and because I thought it was beautiful. I would never sell this or say I was the one that came up with it.
Never do that to an artist, please. Always give credit where it is due.
My thoughts on drawing with the fountain pen so far are that it is just as hard as it looks. You have to control pressure on paper very carefully and you need to be aware of how much ink is left in the nib. It is worth practicing though.
This was a study of landscape and perspective in a style I like, but have yet to master. It was also a sort of draft of something one my friends asked me to do. You will it see soon.
This is a project from my drawing class. This month I will be learning Nankin techniques, and practicing hatching like crazy.
If you take a closer look you will be able to see clearly the parts I did first and the ones I did later because of the improvement in the hatching and tracing… Yeah.
It is very important to note that this was a design I found on Pinterest and used for practice since I really liked it (and there is plenty of hatching going on in there, obviously). I tried to find out who made the original, but could not. If you know, please tell me.
Monstera deliciosa is known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, and my friend asked me to do an illustration featuring the beautiful perforated leaves of this plant.
I got a little carried away, and ended up with something different from what both her and I expected.
This was my draft:
And then I transfered the design to another paper, so here are the twins:
And here is the final art, before framing:
And here is the framed piece, which I gave to my friend today:
As you can see, I was influenced by art nouveau, but applied less detail than that style normally has. I also used a photograph I found on Pinterest as reference for the woman, because anatomy is quite complicated.