So I’m wrapping up a good three months worth of fruit sketches right now and I’ve been inspired to talk about my process. Everyone’s drawing process is different depending on the medium he/she works in, the amount of detail in the piece, and the artist’s drawing style.
I decided to pick one of my smaller pieces (this one took about half an hour total because I was filming at the time) and show how it went from sketch to finished design.
The end of May is a stressful time. For me, it was filled with exams, new projects at work (the interior design world thrives in the Spring) and the promise of Summer.
Trying to find inspiration when you’re so bogged down by endless lists of life chores that have to be done, let alone all the actual chores you’ve been neglecting can make you feel like you’re trapped in an artist’s quicksand… and sinking fast.
While I still wanted to draw, I didn’t have time to fully develop any drawings, so I came up with the #alphabetminiseries
As I’ve been discovering my love for markers this past year I realized something; the number one reason I didn’t touch markers in High School is because I didn’t know how to shade.
When you think about popular mediums such as acrylic paint, watercolor, and colored pencil you can easily find tutorials on how to shade and make artwork look incredibly realistic. Markers are a lot harder to work with when you’re going for realism, or so I thought.
So I want to pass on the knowledge I’ve learned about shading in marker and a particular tool that helped me achieve realistic marker drawings, my Prismacolor blender.