Welcome to my first ever WIP Wednesday! This is another step for me in breaking out of my super shy shell (yay alliteration!) that I am stuck in when it comes to my artwork. I have no problem sharing my finished portraits, but sketches, doodles, personal artwork – the idea of showing that to the masses freak me out. But, it’s time to do it! I’ve been sharing WIPs and things on Instagram to break me in, but now every other Wednesday I’ll be sharing my current art projects here!
First up isn’t actually a WIP (boy, I’m off to a great start). It is, however, the piece I drew for the winner of my blog giveaway at the end of June! So much fun to draw – made me happy just looking at those happy faces!
This piece I’ve had started for at least a month, but haven’t finished it yet…for no apparent reason! I tend to hop from project to project when I don’t have a commission, and sometimes things just end up sitting around for awhile. This is one of the first pieces I doodled without a reference for it, and I’m liking it a lot! Still figuring out watercolors, but I’m having fun with it.
Next up is a bookmark for my hubs (who rarely reads my blog, so I’m hoping he won’t otherwise I’ve ruined the surprise). The character, Kiora, is from Magic the Gathering and I just love her color scheme. Having lots of fun layering in her colors.
This is a sketch I whipped up on Sunday after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. Wheee fanart! Hoping to turn this into a watercolor. As you can see, I definitely struggle with sketching in too many details when I’m planning on doing a painting. This sketch took about 15 minutes and I had to constantly stop myself from sketching in a whole lot more. But, it’s all a process.
And lastly, another non-WIP! I made these Sailor Moon bookmarks a couple weeks ago, and want to have a giveaway for them! Right now I’m stuck on two things: how to laminate them, and then whether or not to have the giveaway on my blog or on Instagram. Normally when I laminate I just use packing tape, but these are wider than the tape, and I’m not wild about having a tape seam on them. However, I really don’t want to spend any money on another method. Thoughts?
The only other big project right now is that I’m completely revamping my art area in our master bedroom. I’ve taken everything off my desk (and disassembled part of the desk!), I’m moving shelves around – it’s quite the task. Most of my art supplies are currently in piles around the room, but it’s coming along!
Do you draw/sketch/doodle/make any form of art? What’s your favorite medium?
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OH THE MEMORIES!! (Sailor Moon)
great work! Can’t wait to see more!
HA! Thanks! And yes, my 11 year old self would be so happy my 26 year old self is still drawing Sailor Moon on occasion! 😀
Omg I want those Sailor Moon bookmarks so hard. I’m not sure on how to laminate them, other than finding a print shop to do it if there’s one near the area. I know my store could probably do all of them for like…$5? Depending on how big they are. But I’m not exactly nearby, or else I would totally use my employee discount to get them done for you.
Aww thanks! I’ll figure something out. I think they sell individual sheet of laminating paper at 8.5×11 size, I’m just not sure of the cost. And for the giveaway I’ll either give them as one big prize, or people can win their favorite Scout (so five winners). I”ll keep you posted!
Everything looks awesome! And those bookmarks? Swoon! 🙂
Thanks, dear! 😀
love the Sailor Moon boomarks!! I know nothing about laminating… so can’th elp you there 😦 I know my sister has a laminating machine at her school… I’d totally ask her if you could go and use it… but you know… distance and stuff might not make that possible. 😛
The first artwork is amazing! and the blue Kiora is looking good!
Thank you!! 😀
You could probably try Staples or a similar store for the laminating. I don’t draw much anymore, but in high school and college I did a lot of cartooning. I strictly used ink and rarely colored anything in. Your artwork is seriously amazing. The first sketch is beautiful. That shading! The details! I initially saw the Kiora bookmark on Instagram and just WOW. I can’t wait to see more of your work with this series.
Yes, Staples, thank you!! I kind of forget that store exists haha! And thanks for the kind words about my art! 😀 I’m loving playing around with watercolors. The graphite portraits are really my niche, and it’s been fun to break out of that a bit!