The Flower color concept

The Flower color concept

I have a volume of Card Captor Sakura that is falling apart, and the two-page spread of when The Flower first appears is loose now, so I decided to color it with colored pencils. This is a photocopy, though, since I want to try out different color combos.

theflower_wip1

My art: Chakra squares

My art: Chakra squares

I’m bad at remembering what the chakras represent, so I made little cards to help me remember (they’re just black sticky notes without the sticky). It took me about a week and a half to make draw them, using colored pencil. The designs are not my own – they were made by phong and are available royalty-free.
chakrasquares

My art: Bamboo is delicious.

My art: Bamboo is delicious.

Remember my panda? Here s/he is again, all digitized and pretty, and for sale.
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Below are the sketch and colored pencil versions.

panda munching on bamboo
Om nom nom

panda eating bamboo

Artist profile: AngeniaC – Illustrations

Artist profile: AngeniaC – Illustrations

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

 

Angenia also makes what I assume are colored pencil drawings (with white paint dots). She recently started selling t-shirts with her artwork on them. What’s really neat is when you see her artwork side-by-side with its corresponding clay work.

Lady Mermaid
Lady Mermaid
Mermaid Harmony
Mermaid Harmony
Rapunzel on the Moon
Rapunzel on the Moon
Mermaid Butterfly on t-shirt and in clay
Mermaid Butterfly on t-shirt and in clay

I’m happy to see artworks like this be popular, because they’re similar to what I like to draw – a person (or humanoid) with little to no background, looking nifty and cute.

Please visit Angenia’s Deviant Art page to see all of her gorgeous clay creations in detail!

Other parts in the AngeniaC artist profile series
Mermaids
Sailor Moon
Disney
“Paintings”

My art: colored pencil blue jay

My art: colored pencil blue jay

bluejay
This was a gift for a relative, from 2010. Using Prismacolor colored pencils on cream board, I traced the shapes and then filled in the colors myself. I think the best part is the feet.

My art: Xianghua from Soul Calibur IV

My art: Xianghua from Soul Calibur IV

xiang2
I drew this because I loved the colors on the original character sketch (see below). As usual, I started drawing her way too low on the page, so I wasn’t able to draw her feet.

the original character sketch
the original character sketch

Artist profile: Hayes Roberts – Landscapes

Artist profile: Hayes Roberts – Landscapes

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

 
I don’t do landscapes. I don’t really have access to the kind of breath-taking, dramatic vistas that make for good artworks, and I have no idea how to make an everyday landscape look interesting. Hayes Roberts doesn’t have that problem. Not only will he slap a dinosaur in there, he also makes up neat-looking buildings.

A Dinosaur Emerging from a Lake and a Monkey in a Watchtower
A Dinosaur Emerging from a Lake and a Monkey in a Watchtower

Alligator Temple and Statue by a Desert River
Alligator Temple and Statue by a Desert River

A Monkey Pirate Castle in the Sea
A Monkey Pirate Castle in the Sea

Undersea Kelp Forest (an octopus's garden! in the shade!)
Undersea Kelp Forest (an octopus’s garden! in the shade!)

Alligator Castle in the Sea
Alligator Castle in the Sea

Other parts in the Hayes Roberts artist profile series
Introduction
Animals
Nighttime