Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 26

Peach Soda

Peach Soda

(Drawn in Illustrator, coloured in Photoshop) (Why is Photoshop just so much friendlier and comfier to work with???) Another exploration of the piled-bun hairstyle. I like drawing hair buns… they’re orderly and easy, not like my curly Medusa hair :D I usually avoid pink things because it’s overdone, but once in awhile, it’s fun. This …

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Jan 26

Teal updo

Teal Updo

More experimentation in Illustrator. Getting there.

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Jan 25

Hot Cocoa!

Print

It’s snowing yet again (groan, moan), and I’m padding around the house in thick socks, nursing a hot mug of tea. No better time than this to stay in and draw!   I finally tried colouring in Illustrator. It went pretty smoothly. I still don’t understand why the keyboard commands are different than in Photoshop, …

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Jan 24

No way!

pout1

The result of today’s fiddling around with Illustrator, and it’s gotten a lot more comfortable. I’m still colouring in Photoshop because I’m really confused by how layers work in Illustrator, but I’ll take things one step at a time. I’m proud of this piece! :)

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Jan 21

Simple shapes 2

cat

Today’s continuation of the simple line drawings from yesterday, this time with lighter-coloured outlines and animals, while staying with the same palette as before. It’s getting a bit closer to the look I was going for, but not quite there yet. Will experiment further tomorrow.   Top Canary:   Curled Cat:

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Jan 20

Simple shapes 1

doodles 2

I just started using the messaging app called “Line” and it has some really cute emoticons. I tried to find an image of them online but I’m not sure what the emoticon set is called, but it’s the set on the lower right here, from this blog post. The emoticons use really simple linework, pastel …

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Jan 11

Making lemon (tree tragedy) into (lemon tree) lemonade

We recently had a record-breaking snowfall here in Z├╝rich, which also happened to be the first real snow of the season. Unfortunately, I thought my lemon tree would be okay on our covered patio, but after three days of snow, I noticed that the tree was looking really droopy. I brought it inside, but it …

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Jan 10

Coaster Toaster

My friend just moved into a beautiful new apartment, so as a housewarming gift, I presented her with the Coaster Toaster. Inside the felt toaster are four buttered-toast coasters, also made of felt. Basic instructions for the coasters (not the toaster) in the link below!

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