I made these guys awhile ago and finally got around to photographing them today. They are a few of my favorites!
I tried to do things a bit different for this drawing. I attempted to focus more on the shading and shadows in the face instead of just linework. Looking back, I feel I probably should have painted this instead of trying to use colored pencil. Colored pencil isn't very forgiving and once it's there, it's hard to go back and do anything about it. I will probably go back and do something about the unfinished looking shirt at some point, but I wanted to get it finished. I did learn that colored pencil looks pretty cool over black gouache. I'll try using that in some future drawings.
Week two: A self-portrait with Ellison [I miss you!] done with marker, watercolor, colored pencil and a tad of gesso on Bristol board. A professor once told me that my paintings reminded him of coloring books. He then added "sophisticated coloring books." Sophisticated coloring books? Ok. I can rock that. I like the tie in to childhood. I make toy monsters and love kids so it makes complete sense that my artwork also makes that connection while still reflecting my own aesthetic.
July's theme is self-portraits! Expect all sorts of crazy, snarky expressions!
Buffalonians! I'll be at this! My acceptance came yesterday and I'm super excited! The show runs at the same time as the Elmwood Arts Festival along the same part of the Elmwood strip. So go to the festival at the end of August and stop in the church to say hi! I have so many new monsters for you all!
Also, I made progress on my drawing for the 52 project... enough to call it done! Early!? Imagine that. I'm still going to post on Wednesday, but here is a little teaser in the meantime.
Last weekend was the show at Filigrees on Elmwood Ave. and I uploaded a whole album of pictures from that event on the erinmakesstuff facebook page. Check them out! I'm still figuring out settings on the new camera, but so far it's been a whole lotta <3. Until next time, take care and, if you're in the US, enjoy your 4th of July!
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Thank you for visiting! I am Erin and I love to create. On this site you will find one-of-a-kind knit monsters and other fun knit accessories. I also draw portraits of kids, adults, pets... you name it.
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