Inspired Corkboard

I saw the movie The Book of Life in theatres on November 2nd, 2014, and it became an instant love.
(So much so I downloaded the sugar smash game version of it onto my phone).

It was such a great movie, with an amazing soundtrack (which I bought and also have on my phone, and listen to daily), and all the little skulls, stars and hearts everywhere were awesome! Needless to say, as I was cleaning out my room I found an old corkboard/dry-erase board that I’d never used (probably because it was ugly). So after I red-did my room, I painted the corkboard.

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I think it’s much prettier now, and I’m more likely to use it, which is good because I need it to help me stay organised.
I kind of want to make this as a fabric print now. I want to make a circle skirt out of this. Anyway, I might give it a light dusting of a glitter clear coat, because, why not. I’m already using it so it’s serving it’s purpose after probably 10 years of not being touched. Now all I need are star, and heart shaped push pins.

Done using acrylic craft paints in gold, white, red and black, all of this was hand painted, no stencils or stamps.

Happy New Year!

I’m a few weeks late, but Happy Belated New Year! Also, I hope you all had great holidays.

I swear I’m not dead, I’ve just been very busy cleaning my room out, and setting up a proper workspace. Now that it’s finally all set-up (aside from my mirror and corkboard which I still need to paint), I can actually do more drawing. One of my new years resolutions was to be organized, and since I got a head start on it in December, I think it’ll probably happen.

Here’s a little doodle from December to tide you over until I get some good arting done.

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I was just trying to see how changing the slant of the eyes would make different faces, I’m a little jealous of the lady on the right’s eyebrows.

0.5 mm Black Ballpoint pen, Pink Pencil.

Blush

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These are test runs of mixing coloured ink with coloured pencil. ¬†You’ll notice the blush gets softer with each face, which is progress. These are very 1870s Victorian ladies minus the top left, and middle right faces. I want to turn these into some holiday card/prints.

0.5 mm Black Ballpoint, 0.5 mm Pencil, Coloured pencils, Kuretake Brush pens.