Sketchbook

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So I have a lot of sketchbooks. And right now I’m working on one that I hate. To be honest, most of the sketchbooks I have I hate the paper in them, it’s just not the right texture and it makes drawing kind of difficult. Once I’ve filled them up I’m going to hit up Deserre’s and Curry’s to get some with paper I actually like.

Speaking of which, the sketchbook pictured above has this really smooth, thin kraft paper. I do wish the paper had a touch more texture to it, but I think it’s pretty decent for markers.

Anyway, I got bored looking at it’s bland kraft coloured cover so I painted it.

Acrylic paints, and matte medium.

Bison

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So, I love cows, the vast majority of bovine creatures really, because they’re just so darn cute. They’re like over-sized puppies, and it helped that once a cow tail-whipped my little bro in the face when he was a kid (that is one of my favourite memories as a kid).

And bison, are a type of cow, at least I’m fairly certain they are, and they have this adorably curly fur. Which one day I’d like to ruffle my hands in to see if it’s as soft as I think it is.

I think I went overboard with the reddish-pink around his eye, however his nose turned out wonderfully.

Ink and watercolour pencils.

Feed Me…. In Colour!

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I liked the first version so much I re-draw it and slapped some colour on it. I did not expect the yellow ink to be so neon, but here is looks amazing, and I did a great job with blending the orange shading.
I’m finally getting the hang of using these inks, although I’d prefer they cam with droppers, and didn’t give off such a strong unpleasant smell. Ah well, I guess I can’t have everything hahah.

P.H. Martin’s Bombay India Inks

More pie… In Colour!

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Another revisit to my favourite cherry pie slice. This time however I used India Inks instead of watercolour.
I have to admit, inks definitely have a lot more vividly bright colour to them even after drying. And I do like the outlines on this.
The only downside to the India Inks I used is that when dry, they dry glossy, but a few spritzes of matte medium toned it down significantly.

P.H. Martin’s Bombay India Inks.

Phone Cases

So I received some phone cases I bought (off of ebay) for my Galaxy Note 3. My old glitter cases were boring and added a lot of unnecessary bulk to my already rather large phone. So I picked up a couple of plain ones. I decided to paint them since I didn’t want them to be too plain. Above are 2 of the finished cases. I’m personally in love with the palm leaves one, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The pineapples are great too but I feel like the leaves have much more dimension than the pineapple portion.

I guess I’m just really good at painting leaves.

I sanded the cases and applied a matte medium as a base before painting them to really help the acrylic paint adhere, and then topped it off with a clear acrylic spray to seal everything.

Bonus WIP below:

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WIP