Friday, March 28, 2014

Pirates, Poses and a Mathematical Snowman

I drew some short, fat little pirates a few weeks back and made them into clip art which is now available in my Etsy store. I sold a set yesterday, woo! I love making clip art and digital stamps. I get to draw whatever geeky stuff I want and then, if I'm lucky, it sells. That's a good deal. I have a set of funky robots on the go too.

We had a wonderful model yesterday in the life drawing session. Lots of super poses that were challenging to draw. I love when models know exactly how to pose and provide the artists with both a challenge and an attractive pose. I'm still using my new pen and it's been good for me. I can't erase it so I have to be more careful when I start out. It's been a good exercise so far.

Below are a couple of ATCs made for various swaps. My frumpy little geisha and a mathematical snowman (don't ask). Both are done in markers and ink. I picked up some nice marker fine liners. Love them so far. They're the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner and come in many different colors. I'll be buying more!



ArtTrader's latest issue comes out next week! Tons of amazing how-to articles so visit the site and grab a copy next week. It's free.






23 comments:

  1. Your drawings are awesome! You use your pens and colors very well. :) Have a great day and congrats on the sales.

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  2. Great drawings, your life drawings are always my faves. Valerie

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  3. i always have to do a double take on your marker drawings! they are so pretty and precise I think they are Vector artwork!! you have a fine eye for details!

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  4. loving your fab works, especially your life drawing. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. You have an amazing talent in drawing. Your life drawings are really fine works. I love the mathematical snowman (math major in college) and your geisha.

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  6. I'm your 80º follower! (good number!). I liked a lot your blog and you really are an artist. I would like to draw this way.

    Hugs!

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  7. You are so talented. Each piece of artwork is so different.
    I'm in awe of you using a pen that you can't rub out!!! Wow that's scary but your drawing is exquisite.
    Enjoy your weekend

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  8. How did you come up with the idea of a mathematical snow man?! :D
    These are all very nice pieces...as always I am in awe of your life drawings: it's amazing the precision and fluency you achieved with that complicated pose! :)

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  9. beautiful work, congrats on the sales, the Geisha doesn't look so frumpy!

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  10. I love your work, such variety in methods and always fabulous. I'm especially impressed with your life drawing class. I may need to take one to get over my phobia for drawing humans.

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  11. congrats on the sale. Your ATCs are really fantastic!

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  12. Great drawings! The pirate is too cool! Bonus the clip art set sold too! I never enjoyed drawing from a live model. And you are doing it in ink! You did a fantastic job. Your cards are great too. Have a Happy PPF!

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  13. Oh I forgot to thank you for the link to the magazine. Can't wait to check it out!

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  14. i'm interested in the story with the snowman...!your sketch is really good, so are the paintings! Congrats on your sales this week!

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  15. I love the design of the geisha! And I really like those pens. My favorite is the dark pink/magenta one. And the two greys I use a lot. The ones I have don't seem to have color names on them!

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  16. Love your pirate! And that geisha-lady is so cute.Must be challenging to draw with a pen you can't erase. I might give it a try too, I really like how it looks.

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  17. I too love the design of the geisha

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  18. Your artwork is great - I love the clip art, how clever to make that :-)

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  19. Fantastic work, contracts on the sale of yourclip art; have a nice weekend

    Much love...

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  20. Gorgeous geisha, love all of your work. Congrats on the sales.
    Annabelle : )

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  21. Beautiful creativity and I am big fan of your sketches of nudes. :) very inspiring work Thank you for sharing
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  22. You are such a talented artist...I love your fat little pirate...so sexy!! lol Love everything you create! Just amazing work! Such a happy fun blog!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. wonderful life drawing
    i also enjoy how pen inspires us differently
    each piece is fun to see

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