Friday, April 18, 2014

Motivation, Quotes and Literature...

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix..."

- "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg (1955)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Taz - Dika Toolkit Fanart

Super fun drawing of Taz, original character by Dika Toolkit. I did the drawing in my sketchbook, trying to learn how to get fluid lines like he does. Wish me luck! :]

Motivation, Quotes and Literature...

"...Trying to write something good before I write anything at all is like refusing to give birth unless you know for sure it is going to be a very good baby." - Lynda Barry

Monday, April 7, 2014

Justine Skye Portrait

Done with ink. I recorded a little video on my phone. You can see it on YouTube, just search my name. :]

Charcoal Eye Study Drawing

A favorite of mine, done in my watercolor Moleskine at school. After I finished it I realized great things can happen when you focus! (I should probably realize that about my homework too... ;])
Inspired by amazing artist Kevin Llwellyn

(EDIT: He retweeted the drawing back when my username was Lizzdoesart. Super exciting for me!)

Luis Dagostino Portrait

Something I did last summer. Very fun but challenging at the same time. Portraits are always challenging to me, but maybe that's why I am so intrigued by them. 

Well, basically he is an actor from a show called "The Vineyard". He actually saw the picture on Instagram and left a comment for me. I was screaming with excitement at the time. I was convinced by my sister to share the picture. 

I usually just draw stuff and kept to myself, which I don't think is a bad thing. Somedays I think that young artists should keep there work to themselves until they are more comfortable to share it. No need to go looking for approval with your art on social media at a young age.  

Self esteem is fragile during those years, I know mine was. When I was 12, 13, 14 I kept my art in my sketchbook and only showed it to my friends every once in awhile. I guess what I am trying to say is that I used that time from then till now to develop confidence in my work. I was also not comparing my work to other more better artists back then as much as I do now 
(a habit that I am trying to break) XD 
(My old Instagram name was lizzdoesart)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

If You Could Study Anything In School, What Would You Study?

Things I Would Love To Study:

Fine art,
creative writing,
traditional illustration,
digital illustration,
web design,
fashion design,
visual communication,
art history,
dead languages,
english language,
maybe all the languages,
holistic medicine/health and healing,
classical music/composition.