Today’s #sketchbet challenge: one word, “coffee”. So rather than draw coffee, I painted with it. ^_^
Sepia pens, white gel pen, and espresso brew on scrap watercolor paper.

Today’s #sketchbet challenge: one word, “coffee”. So rather than draw coffee, I painted with it. ^_^
Sepia pens, white gel pen, and espresso brew on scrap watercolor paper.


#sketchbet Draw what you hate, avoid, or just never draw. So here is a landscape/field at dusk with some mist creeping in. Reference used, 1/2 hour. Meh, good enough. 😜

#sketchbet Draw what you hate, avoid, or just never draw. So here is a landscape/field at dusk with some mist creeping in. Reference used, 1/2 hour. Meh, good enough. 😜


#sunday #sketchbet Another “free theme” day so I did a portrait of an elf queen. All pencil and white gel pen for highlights, had to tweak with filters because that soft shading is difficult to capture on camera. Roughly 2 hours, and I used a reference for facial proportions, any likeness she has to anyone is purely accidental. 😉

#sunday #sketchbet Another “free theme” day so I did a portrait of an elf queen. All pencil and white gel pen for highlights, had to tweak with filters because that soft shading is difficult to capture on camera. Roughly 2 hours, and I used a reference for facial proportions, any likeness she has to anyone is purely accidental. 😉


Tomorrow I get to begin the paint process on a super cool Halloween themed project. 😉❤️

#sneakpeek #halloween #allhallowseve #fall #autumn #fantasy #fantasyart #lineart #penandink #rodent #bat #rat #moth #harvest #drawing #artwork #artistsoninstagram #magical #artnouveau

Tomorrow I get to begin the paint process on a super cool Halloween themed project. 😉❤️

#sneakpeek #halloween #allhallowseve #fall #autumn #fantasy #fantasyart #lineart #penandink #rodent #bat #rat #moth #harvest #drawing #artwork #artistsoninstagram #magical #artnouveau


#Saturday #sketchbet done early. It’s a free day so I did a male anatomy study of an assassin in training. Reference used. Definitely need to keep this up a bit and work out the rust. 

#drawing #pencilsketch #pencildrawing #rough #practice #anatomy #study #male #sword #assassin #artwork #art #artistsoninstagram #people #itsnotbad #itsnotgreateither

#Saturday #sketchbet done early. It’s a free day so I did a male anatomy study of an assassin in training. Reference used. Definitely need to keep this up a bit and work out the rust.

#drawing #pencilsketch #pencildrawing #rough #practice #anatomy #study #male #sword #assassin #artwork #art #artistsoninstagram #people #itsnotbad #itsnotgreateither


Because I’m a glutton for punishment and crazy deadlines aren’t enough, I took up a challenge for #sketchbet where I have to spend 15 minutes a night drawing the chosen theme…every day for three months. 😆 yeah I’m an idiot. 

Tonight was a free for all so I challenged myself with three things I find difficult to draw: children, realism, and upward angles. I did need a reference l, but I was happy with the result. 

#pencildrawing #drawing #portrait #people #child #elf #realism #art #artwork #challenge #instaart #artistsoninstagram #study #pencilsketch #sketching #practice

Because I’m a glutton for punishment and crazy deadlines aren’t enough, I took up a challenge for #sketchbet where I have to spend 15 minutes a night drawing the chosen theme…every day for three months. 😆 yeah I’m an idiot.

Tonight was a free for all so I challenged myself with three things I find difficult to draw: children, realism, and upward angles. I did need a reference l, but I was happy with the result.

#pencildrawing #drawing #portrait #people #child #elf #realism #art #artwork #challenge #instaart #artistsoninstagram #study #pencilsketch #sketching #practice


As it turns out, those copic multiliner sp pens I bought are utter crap. Yeah, I’m not so thrilled, especially since I was in the middle of a deadline when they went to hell and replacement nibs/refill cartridges were apparently an equally worthless investment. Super disappointed in copic, a brand I have trusted for many years. So…Zigs to the rescue! And blue tape to denote rank so I know who to retire first.

As it turns out, those copic multiliner sp pens I bought are utter crap. Yeah, I’m not so thrilled, especially since I was in the middle of a deadline when they went to hell and replacement nibs/refill cartridges were apparently an equally worthless investment. Super disappointed in copic, a brand I have trusted for many years. So…Zigs to the rescue! And blue tape to denote rank so I know who to retire first.


#Tuesday #sneakpeek !
The Little Mermaid, reaching for a dream that was never meant to be. 

#drawing #sketching #thelittlemermaid #mermaid #pencildrawing #lineart #fantasy #fairytale #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #grimmfairytales #grimm #instaart

#Tuesday #sneakpeek !
The Little Mermaid, reaching for a dream that was never meant to be.

#drawing #sketching #thelittlemermaid #mermaid #pencildrawing #lineart #fantasy #fairytale #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #grimmfairytales #grimm #instaart


Society6 has another free World Wide shipping promotion going on and I have a few nifty designs available for folks who want them. ^_^ Check out my shop if you have a moment, and I’m also looking for other fellow artists to follow and promote. While I admire many of the popular artists, I really prefer to dig for those hidden gems who aren’t getting their proper dues on the front page. ;)Here’s the promo link so you get your discount:http://society6.com/srjart?promo=b339ce

Society6 has another free World Wide shipping promotion going on and I have a few nifty designs available for folks who want them. ^_^ 

Check out my shop if you have a moment, and I’m also looking for other fellow artists to follow and promote. While I admire many of the popular artists, I really prefer to dig for those hidden gems who aren’t getting their proper dues on the front page. ;)

Here’s the promo link so you get your discount:
http://society6.com/srjart?promo=b339ce


#wednesday #sneakpeek
I get the feeling this Little Red Riding Hood can take care of herself.

#wednesday #sneakpeek
I get the feeling this Little Red Riding Hood can take care of herself.


Q
Hey! Love your work*.* I'm looking for new technics to progress: what pencils do you use?
A

Hello and thank you! ❤️
Much to the shargrinn of my art teachers I just stick to a plain old Papermate Clear Point mechanical pencil. I also prefer HB 0.5mm leads because the lines are less likely to smear. When I have fine details I want to sharpen, I use a sand paper block to shape the lead to a needle point.

I did a little sort of tutorial a while back to show how I keep my line art so clean. I hope you find it helpful, and I wish you luck in all your creative endeavors! 😄

http://srj-art.tumblr.com/post/84363303231/drawing-process-sketchcard


Another secret project #sneakpeek 
Shhhhh…
So I’m working on this thing, and this cat may or may not be black, and she may or may not be a portrait of my sweet baby who I had to leave with my ex ( but I know he loves her and his heart would have been equally torn were the situation reversed), and since I don’t know if I’ll ever see her again,  I may or may not be immortalizing her into an image that shall be printed and distributed. ❤️❤️❤️

#drawing #pencildrawing #sketching #blackcat #lineart #cat #meow #halloween #magical #witches #spooky #spellbook #autumn #fall #allhallowseve #pentagram #candles #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #imissmycat #furbaby

Another secret project #sneakpeek
Shhhhh…
So I’m working on this thing, and this cat may or may not be black, and she may or may not be a portrait of my sweet baby who I had to leave with my ex ( but I know he loves her and his heart would have been equally torn were the situation reversed), and since I don’t know if I’ll ever see her again, I may or may not be immortalizing her into an image that shall be printed and distributed. ❤️❤️❤️

#drawing #pencildrawing #sketching #blackcat #lineart #cat #meow #halloween #magical #witches #spooky #spellbook #autumn #fall #allhallowseve #pentagram #candles #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #imissmycat #furbaby


It’s been a while. Sunday night project sneak peek!
There is something rather Grimm about this bespectacled lady…

It’s been a while. Sunday night project sneak peek!
There is something rather Grimm about this bespectacled lady…



Flora and Fawn

Trying to pull myself out of a dark place with a bit of color. So I spent 9 hours yesterday laboring away on this piece of my heart and soul.
There is hurt here. Spite even. I am reminded of Oona’s quote from Legend.
"What care I for human hearts? Soft and spiritless as porridge! A faerie’s heart beats fierce and free!"

What is wild, cannot be tamed. What is free, can never be caged.

Original size: 4x6, watercolor, copic pens, India ink, white gouache