Over the summer, I was blessed with a lot of free time. Whenever I'm given an opportunity like this, I revisit all my hobbies. I blogged tons this summer. I went to yoga classes multiple times per week. I learned a new song on piano ("New Born" by Muse, it was eighteen pages long ugh). I read twenty books. And I drew/painted/pasted together a bunch of stuff, so I thought I'd show off some of my art!
I attempted to do an accurate looking portrait. He definitely looks human, so ten points there. Does anyone know who this is? Guess before you scroll down more because the following photos might give it away for some people. But I'm seriously interested in knowing if I did an adequate portrait job. My original intention was to do a handful of portraits this summer, but portraits take for. eh. ver. They involve a lot of erasing and redrawing and erasing again, which is a pain in the ass, but totally necessary.
Based on the song "This is What Makes Us Girls" by Lana Del Rey. I believe it's from Born to Die.
I attempted to do one of those fashion sketches, but I'm an amateur. I mean, I'm not unhappy with it.
I broke out my oil pastels to do this horrifying sketch. You can call it abstract, but I call it wanted-to-use-every-color-at-her-disposal.
Does anyone recognize this? People who have been reading my blog for a couple months now might know this from here.
Water color. I was actually inspired by Celeststralite's index card a day challenge, so if you want to see similar, better executed stuff, you can look for those posts on her blog. Oh! And seeing all the beautiful water color sketches on Rosie's blog had a hand in this, too. The combination of their posts, me discovering my old paints, and these small water color cards being on sale bring you the following paintings.
Some more below average phanart (and I mean below average; for some reason a lot of phangirls are amazing artists).
Okay, I'm proud of this one. When I draw, I do way better if I have something to go off of, so I combined elements of a few different drawings I saw online to get this lotus/water/sun painting.
Collages. I made both of these using cut outs from a Vogue that came out two years ago (I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to magazines and magazine clippings).
That's all of the stuff I made this summer! What did you think? Does anyone else out there paint or sketch?