Sketching Fruit & Flowers: Breaking Out of a Creative Slump with Wendy Hollender’s “Botanical Drawing in Color”

Sometimes, it feels like I'm stuck in a rut - drawing the same type of pictures over and over or editing the same scenes over and over, without any forward momentum at all.  You know the feeling?  There's nothing wrong with perfecting a technique,  of course, or with polishing a scene until it gleams, but … Continue reading Sketching Fruit & Flowers: Breaking Out of a Creative Slump with Wendy Hollender’s “Botanical Drawing in Color”

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Pink Dance

Pink Dance by River on Strike A Spark

❤ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤ I hope you have a wonderful day with the people you love. While I don't have a Valentine's-specific artwork, I thought today was the perfect day to post this sketch I did for the Colour Collective challenge on Twitter.  This week's color is Boto Pink, a sort of dusky, mid-tone … Continue reading Pink Dance

Superhero (Sketch)

Grayscale sketch of a girl in a cloak.

Playing in GIMP again.  This sketch took around ~30 minutes (threw a couple attempts away first, haha). I like working in blue first for the sketch, even in digital art.  Added some quick grayscale shading to check lighting/values. I intended this to be a fantasy piece, but it looks more like a panel from a … Continue reading Superhero (Sketch)

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

Draw Everything June 2: Week 3 Roundup

DEJ2 Day 8: Twilight Repose by River

 Today wraps up the third week of Draw Everything June!  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.  There were some ups and downs for me this week - some … Continue reading Draw Everything June 2: Week 3 Roundup

Draw Everything June II: Week 2 Roundup

DEJ2 Day 6: Resolute. Small version by River on Strike A Spark. Originally created for Draw Everything June 2.

Welcome back to Week 2 of Draw Everything June!  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.  For week 2, there were a bunch of challenging poses - so I'm … Continue reading Draw Everything June II: Week 2 Roundup

Pencil Sketch: Cloud, the Lady of Spring

Cloud as the Lady of Spring - small version - by River on Strike A Spark

I'm still in a flower-inspired mood, so have a sketch of Cloud as a Lady of Spring!  In keeping with the witch drawings I did last Inktober, Cloud is the character I turn to when I want to draw flowers and spring-like themes.  She's just so optimistic and sweet herself that it seems a natural … Continue reading Pencil Sketch: Cloud, the Lady of Spring