I’ve got a few sketchbook drawings I’ve been working on the past few days. Mostly I’ve been outside getting some yard work done since the temperatures have dropped into the low 90’s. It’s amazing how much cooler that feels compared to 98 degrees. (I love that band!)
I’ve also been preparing for Hurricane Laura. Just making sure we’ve got everything we need because it’s comin’ right for us . . .
Kind Words are Like Honey
I’ve always liked the style of tattoo artwork, especially the old school tattoo style. I’m not interested in drawing them on skin though.
I just love the look and the colors. I need to practice and find my style and that’s what I was trying to do with these honey inspired images.
I was thinking about the verse in Proverbs 16:24 – “Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” And I thought some images like these would look good combined with that verse.
Tattoo Style Rose
I followed the tutorial on the left to practice a tattoo style rose. I also watched this video while drawing for inspiration, if you wanna check it out.
Weapon and Coffee Cup
I drew this back in May. I love weapons and there’s so many I wanna buy, but really, I don’t need to be buying them. So, I thought I’d sketch them instead. I struggled to get the proportions right on this one. The picture was deceiving my eyes.
And I sketched a coffee cup from life. I’m sketching too much from pictures, so I’m trying to be sure I also draw from life.
Goku . . . SON GOKU!
And some quick sketches of Goku. My weeabu boyfriend has talked my ear off about Dragon Ball and Akira Toriyama’s art style literally since the first conversation we had. (Two whole years of hearing about it!) I’ve come to appreciate the art style though, so I’ve been studying up on the artist and I’ll keep trying to draw Goku.
And the last sketch for today is this moonlit scene in Prismacolor Nupastel art sticks. I drew one that I shared in my last post but I knew I could do much better, and I also enjoyed using the nupastels, so I’m trying again and taking it more seriously. I’m liking how those clouds are looking. It’s not done yet though.
I appreciate you for taking a look at my sketches and if you are needing some critique on your own artwork, I’d love to take a look and help you out.
My Drawing Goals Update
No matter how much experience or education you have, the pressure can build up and make the artwork suffer. If you’ve been reading my blog then you know the pressure was pushing down on me. I’m happy to announce that the pressure is finally being released some.
Just gotta’ remember to draw for yourself, and don’t let the pressure take away the fun. I’m still working to improve my drawing skills so in my next post I’ll be sharing some more sketches. Hopefully, I’ll be brave enough to share some hand or figure poses with you.