Fitspo

More washi tape adventures, this time a very monochromatic palette of blush tones and pinks, with a pop of blue.

Believe it or not, the sneakers were the hardest things to draw. I can draw high heels, platforms and other unreasonable shoes with ease, but sneakers.. that requires multiple reference photos and multiple rough sketches.

Copic Markers, Kuretake Brush Pens, White Gel Pen, Pigment Liner, Washi Tape.

Scroll past the break for some of the rough work for this one.

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Spring Dress

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A little break from the Christmas cards, as the last two still have to be flung at their intended victims.

The weather has been eerily warm here in Ontario the past week, so it had me thinking of pretty soft pastels and florals.

Copics, White Gel Pen, Multiliner, Washi Tape

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.

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.