Friday, July 24, 2015

Sewing Project - Sock Bunny

Title: Mr. Bartholomew Lump
Size: 11 inches tall
This piece is a stuffed rabbit made out of socks. It doesn't really portray anything profound; it's just a sock bunny. :P

I'd like to think Bartholomew here counts as an art project, but I really don't know. It's a fabric craft. I used my artistic talent. Can we count this one?

This project was a collaborative effort by my sister and I. We used a pair of brown crew length, one pink anklet, pink embroidery thread, two blue buttons, a gold ribbon, and beans. Pinto beans, to be precise. (They were used as filling.) Why am I telling you this? Because I normally can say, "oh, my medium was watercolor" or "yes, my medium was pencil", but I used a rather different medium today: socks.

It was certainly interesting working with fabric as a medium. I normally stay well within the boundaries of two dimensions, but it was fun to get into something a little more... substantial. (Not to say I won't be back later with more drawings, because I will.)  :)

Close Up Watercolor - Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Title: Ruby-throated Portrait
Size: 14 by 11 inches
This is a piece I did for my friend's birthday; she requested a hummingbird and, rather than paint the typical image of hummingbird (paused before a flower with wings beating), I decided to focus more on the detail of the feathers.

Normally I'm not fond of doing larger pieces (more than a half sheet of paper), but recently I find myself creating them more and more. For this painting, I think the greater size worked together with the texture, so that was good.

...And now that I'm posting this, I realize that this painting will match my blog's background rather nicely. Enjoy the in-theme moment! :P

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Facepaint - Windrunner and Dustbringer Glyphs

Title: Windrunner and Dustbringer Glyphs

Here's some facepaint fun! In this picture my sister and I have painted glyphs on each other's faces. The blue glyph is the symbol of the Windrunners and the red glyph is the symbol of the Dustbringers. Both are groups of magic users from Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive.

The face made for an interesting, if unconventional, canvas. I wouldn't mind doing more facepainting in the future. ;)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pencil Portrait - Brandon Sanderson

I was sitting around, doodling, when I realized that I should update my blog...

Title: Read and Find Out
Size: 8 by 6 inches
This is a pencil portrait of Brandon Sanderson, my all-time favorite fantasy author. It was kind of funny, I actually drew this while listening to an audiobook of Warbreaker by (guess who!) Brandon Sanderson. A few things I love about his writing include the well developed characters, the thought-out magic systems, and the mind blowing plot twists.

Summer's been nice. Although it's still odd to have so much time on my hands... I'll try to update again soon with more art from the free lands of summer. :)