Now everyone can make my special sandwich!! Going to upload this to theydrawandcook.com after critique tomorrow. :) Shout-out to Tyler Justice for posing as my greaser. xD And also Gwen Stefani because I used her hair for reference lol. Oh PS— I made up the font for “Avocado.” Quite proud of myself for that one! Haha
Wow. It has been a LONG time since I’ve updated this! I just thought I’d give a little preview of what I’m working on. For my last school project (EVER BECAUSE I GRADUATE OHMYGOD HELP), I’m illustrating my favorite recipe to submit to theydrawandcook.com. I’ve got a ways to go on it, because I need to work with some shapes and make sure there are no tangents (which is really hard to do with a pattern in the background), and I want to add textures to the type and background shapes to make it look really vintage. Aaaaand the figures need to be finalized and painted. But so far I’m liking it, and I hope you all will vote for it when I submit it!
Sometimes I actually make things I’m proud of. Guess I was in the right mood today! At first this guy was a frog at a diner reading a paper. Then I remembered my grandma has a sweet parlor organ in the living room that I always used to play when I was little (it was fun because you have to pump the pedals to make sound, and you pull out the knobs to get different notes). And I thought it’d be fun to draw that, but as an old, split tree with some fungus and mushrooms for the knobs. And she also has this little stool that spins around, so I drew that too. …And so that’s why I drew a toad playing a parlor organ in the forest. Yup, that’s how my mind works. o.O Haha!
Hopefully I’ll be adding more things like this in a sketchbook section on my website soon! Check it out if you have time. :)
And this is why you should never try to do a project the night before it’s due. Unfortunately, I was sick in bed Monday night and all day Tuesday, which I totally didn’t plan for. And so meeting this deadline for class suddenly didn’t look so good. :/ I guess this isn’t as bad as it could be, but I should have left myself more time to figure out what to do with the colors and render everything better! 2 lessons learned: plan ahead. And fight the laws of the universe by not getting sick.
The portrait is coming along!!! I’m having an internal struggle, though… the original plan was to make the background all grey with lots of texture, but I’m really attached to the burnt sienna. Hmmmmm. To make it polished, or to leave it beautifully unfinished? That is the question.
DD#80 ~ MARISSAAAAAAA!
TAYLOR DREW ME. MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.
And if anyone wants to know, rocking back and forth anxiously in a blanket is just a part of the creative process and being an artist. If you’re not scared to death, you’re doing it wrong.
Also I look like a giant Boobah.