Monday, March 23, 2009

My Mini Art Studio :)

So I am actually updating my everyone in shock? Well, I certainly am. I am off work for a couple of weeks (one of the perks of working at a year round school) and have decided that it was time to post some updates. I have a lot of pictures, so it will take a few days to get everything on here, especially since I don't want to do more than one post in one day. I have other things to do.

So I love art, as you may or may not be aware of. I have grown up drawing. When I was in elementary school I used to go to a sister's house in our ward and do an art class with a few other girls and boys my age. I loved it! In high school I took several art classes and after I finished my degrees in college, I took an art class at a community college and plan on taking one this fall. I just love to do art! I love being able to create a picture with my own hands and learn different ways of drawing! I am on this website called DeviantART and have an account to be able to post my artwork. The link is to the right of the post, but it is and I would love for you to check it out sometime.

A couple of weeks ago, Ison and I ordered an art table off of the internet and I was so excited when it arrived! Art tables are so nice to have because they have a lot more surface area than a regular table and they are smooth, which dining tables generally are not. They also can tilt so you have a better perspective look at what you are drawing. Here is a picture of my table...excuse the mess...that room is a work in progress right now.

So I have a nice little table and little stool to sit at as I come up with my amazing artwork! ;) Here is a close up of what an amazing artist's work space looks like:

Impressive, isn't it? I don't have a picture of it, but my art table is close to Ison's desktop computer, so when he is working on homework or just on the computer, I get to be close by...isn't that sappy and sweet? ;) I love it!!!

There is a junior at the high school I work at who does art with markers and my old roommates sister does amazing grey-scale art with markers, so I decided that I should give it a try. I went online and found the cheapest ones I could find, Blick. Mind you, they still were more than I realized they would be, but they are the cheapest ones.

When you go onto my DeviantART account, you will see that my most recent entries are anime...I have always liked the style of anime and have been practicing a lot. I even got a "how to" book that I love and am going through page by page...also practicing my marker coloring skills while I do it. Here is my most recent anime drawing that I am working on shading at the moment. What do you think?

On DeviantART I get to look at many different people's art and decide if I want to try their style. There is a lot of retro-looking art that I really like, but the way they do it is with a computer program that I'm not sure if I want to see how much it I am coming up with my own version of it with pen and my blick markers. These turned out to look more like regular cartoons, but I really like them! The one on the left is called "Curiousity" because she's getting a little too close to a jellyfish. ;) The one on the right is "Gotcha!" ...she was able to catch a mouse! Yes, I come up with silly little scenarios for my artwork sometimes...

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little show of my art. Please look at my DeviantART account, link on the right, to see more. I probably won't be putting anymore art on my blog because they look so much better on DeviantART than on here and you can see a large version of them.