Draw Everything June 2: Final Week

DEJ2 Day 19 Catch Me

Welcome back!  This week ws the final week of Draw Everything June II. Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday.  You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition. I'm very pleased with the progress I made over … Continue reading Draw Everything June 2: Final Week

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Draw Everything June: Week 3

DEJ2 Day 16: Goodbye

 Aaannnd we've finished the fourth week of Draw Everything June!  Can you believe there's only one week left? O.O  Time really flew! Run by Sailor Sakky on deviantART, Draw Everything June is a figure-drawing challenge with a new reference photo posted every weekday.  You can read the rules here: Draw Everything June 2: 2017 Edition.  … Continue reading Draw Everything June: Week 3

Gemstone Challenge, Day 14: Onyx and Sardonyx

A sketch of a mysterious cloaked woman. By River.

The final theme of the Gemstone Streak Challenge was Onyx.  Before yesterday, I thought that all onyx was black, but apparently onyx comes in many colors! And it also has streaks, like tiger eyes. Besides the standard black, the variety of onyx that caught my eye was sardonyx, or red onyx.  So this piece was … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge, Day 14: Onyx and Sardonyx

Gemstone Challenge, Day 13: Tiger Eye

A digital painting of a woman modeling a tiger-eye pendant. Made with GIMP 2 by River.

Day 13's theme is Tiger Eye.  I intended to stop after doing the sketch, but I was having so much fun that I kept going until I finished the flats!  I had fun painting the tiger eye pendant and trying to capture the way the colored bands seem to glow within the gem. Tools GIMP … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge, Day 13: Tiger Eye

Gemstone Challenge Day 12: Turquoise Amulet

A pencil sketch of a child wearing a protective turquoise amulet and bracelet.

The birthstone of December, turquoise has also been known for its protective qualities.  I imagine that it's the perfect gem to create an amulet for those you love, so today's sketch is of a child wearing a turquoise amulet and bracelet.  They were given to her by her parents and grandparents to protect her when … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge Day 12: Turquoise Amulet

Gemstone Challenge, Day 11: November’s Child (Sketch) for Topaz

She said that topazes always reminded her of Autumn, when the maple leaves fell. It was her favorite season.

Another sketch day. . . .  This piece is more melancholy than most of my works, though I like to think that there is a good side to it as well.  I don't know if I'll finish this piece, but I already have a color scheme I'd like to use! Haha.  It goes like this: … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge, Day 11: November’s Child (Sketch) for Topaz

Gemstone Challenge, Day 10: Opal-Eyed Animals

Today's concept comes courtesy of my mother, who suggested I do animals with eyes like glowing opals.  (Thank you, Mom!)  Here we have a cat, a fox, and a mouse sitting together at dusk, their eyes glowing in the low light. This piece took me about five hours from start to finish, and it's the … Continue reading Gemstone Challenge, Day 10: Opal-Eyed Animals