Month: July 2015
Mmm, that sweet icing! And the soft muffin bites… with some sprinkle and cherry on top..! No, not a recipe this time, just some sweetness that you can eat by… looking at it?
I love drawing sweets! Muffins, candy, cupcakes, pastries, donuts and all that. First realised this joy because of an assignment for college (I’m about to start senior year at SCAD! Woo~) where we had to draw a whole setting of sweets. It just comes out so pretty! And then I drew a custom illustration for someone cause they also enjoyed the tasty look, so today I’ll showcase a new custom cover design for some notebooks.
Don’t get me wrong, dressing fashionably for a wheelchair is not a cake walk (pun sorta intended), but this is an interesting topic, so let’s get into it. I know that it tends to be interesting to read about something you don’t experience firsthand and it makes you curious. So for those of you, I have a few stories regarding my natural state; some amusing, some ordinary, some plain wtf and a few quite frustrating. All of this regarding the fact of dealing with something that’s thrown at you and you’re expected to learn to deal with. This time, let’s talk fashion!
I absolutely love painting with watercolors. It might be my favorite painting medium due to how fast the preparation and painting process is. I have a habit of wanting to finish what I start the moment I begin, in one go. Of course, not with bigger and more serious projects.
So here are some in-progress shots of one of my recent paintings of a traditional looking flower pot, I felt like doing something like this, since the last time I did still life was in art school as a kid! I will in the future possibly post about the stuff I use while painting and the personal details that might be useful to beginners, but for now it’s just a brief look into the artwork.
Having something small you cherish and wanting for it to grow steadily, you have to put in some effort. I’ve always loved stationery and I can spend hours looking at notebooks and the pens or pencils sections, I want to have all of it! I realized that I’d actually want my own line of stationery, something great, pretty, useful and just plain cool. This is why I started the Tinte Ink Etsy shop for custom cover notebooks, journals and sketchbooks.
Since I’ve opened the notebook shop, I’ve tried some pretty looking drawing methods, one of which being silver and gold markers on dark surfaces. Artists know how dark backgrounds can be a headache to work on, as the pencil sketch might not be visible, using a white pencil might lead to marks that won’t go away. As I make custom covers for notebooks, I really want to offer some awesome looking light on dark styles.