Warm

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Managed to make something I’m happy with. This has been a final product of the many tools I’ve been playing with. The jacket is washi tape, all the colours are a mix of Copic Markers and Kuretake Markers, and the line work is all done with a ballpoint pen, and I could not be happier.

By the way it looks warped, because I took a photo of it on an angle, and her head looks even smaller because of it, but I’m still very pleased.

Washi Tape, Ballpoint Pen, Copic Markers, Kuretake Markers, White Gel Pen.

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Boobs

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I’ve been out with a repetitive stress injury in my neck/shoulder, so I haven’t been drawing anything, which has also led me into an artistic funk, and quite honestly uninterested in much.

However, since the injury seems to be healing a bit, I managed to crank this out. Mind you, this is one of about 20 sketches, none of those turned out where I was happy with them, but this is the best so I’m sharing.

0.5 mm Ballpoint Pen, Pink Pencil.

High Rise

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Hi-cut swimwear has been making it back into the rounds again. I wish I had a brighter red, maybe I should have used yellow.

This was an experiment, where I laid down all the skin tones before doing any line-art, and I’m still really liking the ballpoint pen as my line-art.

Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Kuretake Brush Pens, 0.5mm Ballpoint Pen.

Washi Tape

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I saw this done by an artist on Instagram, and I wanted to try it.

I ordered some really pretty washi tapes from eBay, and went to town, the one above is my third attempt, and I think it looks the best so far, the two below are my first two attempts.

I love this method for adding patterns, like what you’d find on clothing. I have yet to do
a final looking piece to see how it would all look finished, but with these test runs, I’d say I have a pretty good chance of a really nice effect.

I used the Slice knife to help me cut the tape into the right shapes. I did find the ballpoint pen I used did not write well over the tape, so I’m curious to see how my acrylic ink would work over it.

Don’t be surprised if you see more patterned washi tape in my pieces, it’s really easy to work with.

Washi Tape, Ballpoint Pen.

Marilyn

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Watched How to Marry a Millionaire again today, with my mum. I always loved the glasses Pola (Marilyn Monroe) wore in the movie. Oddly enough the bath robe? she wears is also one of my favourites.

Ballpoint Pen, Pink Pencil.

First Drawing of 2017

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So I’m sure you’ve all noticed by now that I schedule posts. It’s easier for me and I don’t have to worry about my blog becoming a postless void when I’m not drawing or forget to upload photos (especially since I hate WordPress’s app).

So this lady here is the first actual drawing I’ve done in 2017, January 1st no less.

I’m just praying this year isn’t a shitshow like last year was and that I’ll find some new employment.

Ballpoint pen and orange pencil.