Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Today's portrait, him & her.

Young models for us to draw and  for the morning portrait I tried to use a different color paper... just for a change! :)

Back to the standard velvet grey paper in the afternoon for her.

A beautiful sunny day this one :)
Here is a picture from Mona and me early walk (before 7 am!)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sketch of me, by Mina Lee.

This beautiful drawing was done today by a friend of mine during an afternoon workshop.
I  SUPER LOVE IT!!!!....maybe the bum is tiny bit bigger than that though ;) !
Thank you Mina!! You are really talented :)

Monday, April 27, 2015

New digital drawing, working on the next project :)

Here is my digital work from yesterday: planning to use it as the main girl face in my second underwater themed illustration.
You will see soon!
Particularly love her eyes and the cute fringe!

A beautiful sunny warm day over here, a very good day so fare indeed!
Nice morning run, amazing breakfast and now off to art school!
Cant wait to be back though :) to have a nice walk along the beach with Mona .

Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Captured underwater.

Captured underwater.
Digital Painting.

Finally done with this!!
A mix of Photoshop, Illustrator and watercolor.....hope you guys like it!

You can check out all the previous work stages here:



Sunny and beautiful today, warm and no wind....I wish the weekend was yet to come! 
Enjoy the day!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ciao bella!

Good morning :)

I am almost done with this illustration, I just wanted to post the final face of the main character ... which I actually did last Saturday.

This was my first attempt at working, drawing and painting in Abobe Photoshop.
I was feeling kind of incomplete without this digital art skill! Time to catch up  :)

 It works differently from the software I was previously learning (Adobe Illustrator). 
Starting from zero, again! 
 Plenty of frustration at times...but I am getting some place new now...somewhere I really like actually :)

This were the previous stages:


Eyes ...

working on the skin tone...

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

You know I am no good....adding text collage!

My morning run is my sacred to me :)
So this morning while I was running in the Golden gate Park I was thinking about the Amy Winehouse work I posted yesterday and I came up with something to improve it.
Some collaged text in the background!
Hope you like it!

Happy Monday!

You know I am no good.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fat birds don't fly.


-a picture of your cool hubby
-some old wrapping paper

Mix all together, a touch of Photoshop and voila' !!
Once the work was done I asked Michal for a sentence which would represent him, here is a quote from a Fun Loving Criminal Song.

Hubby is still in Asia, cant wait for him to be back in few days! 
It always make me feel closer to him working on something related to him when he is away.

Fat Birds don't fly.
Michal Pilawski.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

You Know I am no good. Amy Winehouse

What a busy Sunday!!! 
Good for me the weather has been crappy since Friday! That means no long-walks-along-the-beach temptations for me, of course Mona is always more than happy to go for long expeditions but today she had to be patient.

I started the day working on my new digital drawing..not finishes yet! But is coming along nicely.
Then I moved on to something different... 
Do you remember all my Amy Winehouse work? Well, I took it out again and tried to do something different with it.
 This time the help of Photoshop, which I have been studying non-stop for almost (!) a week.
Amazing software I have to say...there is so much you can do with it!! I am still at the beginning and I have been going through phases of excitement (like today!) or learning depressive frustration (yesterday).

Here is my new Amy mixed media artwork:

You know I'm no good.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Queen of clubs. 16x20 inches oil on canvas

I finally found time to finish this last commission: Ayerim as the Queen of Clubs.
This painting will be on his way to Minneapolis as soon as it is nice and dry

Ayerim, Queen of club.
16x20 inches
oil on canvas

Here are the sides:

And us :)

Going to take the puppy for a nice walk on the beach now, is warm and beautiful outside !

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Portrait with expression.

The new home assignment for tomorrow head drawing class was a portrait with expression . I drew Andrew again because I really like the face he was doing at the time of the shot.
Taking it school tomorrow to be checked! Fingers crossed!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Product packaging illustration: Mr. Tomato.

The third assignment for my Concept and technique Illustration class was to develop a product packaging illustration.

Here is my final work, Mr. Tomato... (a tomato sauce clearly!:)

A mix of traditional, vector and Photoshop technique.....pretty happy with what I have learned this week actually!! Despite the beautiful weather I kept on studying :)

First step: traditional drawing with pen and watercolor.
 After different sketches I came up with something I liked ( and my teacher too!)

Second step: learning and improving my PS technique.

I included an Hawaiian sky in my Tuscan spaghetti hills.

I took this photo our last evening in Maui, few weeks ago. Beautiful colors.

Third step : learn and master the mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a nice 3D tomato.
Fourth step:

Putting it all together! This is also another version I really like, no effect applied and different shade of sky....

Here I applied some effects to the background around:

Happy Sunday evening everyone.... maybe some pasta with tomato sauce for our dinner!or maybe some sushi....: )

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday portrait.

Beautiful week weather wise :) health wise..not so good!
I have been fighting with a bad tooth ache almost every day :) hateful!!!

Here is the portrait from Head drawing class of yesterday morning:

And here are some drawing of me made by some of my class mates:
Love them all!! espcially the first one!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Drawing my class mates from my head drawing class.

Her is a little bit of my homework done lately, smaller portrait in size than we usually do in class with expression

Or with no expression!

The photos were taken in class.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter! Belly painting experimenting :)

Well...this was me today during my afternoon break!
I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter decorating my own big egg :)
It was more complicated than expected, for the uncomfortable position, for the mirror and for the heavy belly itself! But It was fun!
I am sure I would a much better job on someone else belly! (Already looking forward to my girlfriends over here to be expecting again! just to practice more!)

Some picture of the work in progress:


Hubby adding the writing! :)

Happy Easter! :)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Underworld.....finished sketch!

 colored pencil, watercolor, ink pen, charcoal.
from my Sketchbook

I took a break to think how to work the background in this illustration and yesterday I came up with this charcoal black mix of waves
Also, I am in the process of improving my very poor Photoshop skills ( it was about time!!) that means I will be probably add some digital touch this drawing!
Have a good evening everyone!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Eyes wide open. From my sketchbook.

Eyes wide open.
Watercolor, ink pen, colored pencil, gouache.

Eyes wide open.
Watercolor, ink pen, colored pencil, gouache.

 My last drawing is an evolution of this one previous drawing:

I liked the idea of the mermaid drinking wine but I also like to have shark in it, doing eye contact with one fish.
It took me sometimes to color, first watercolor then colored pencil then ink pen and gouache.
Still maybe the final version should have both the wine glass and the shark in it!!
We will see :) 

Weather update from Ocean beach, it has been beautiful everyday all week just VERY VERY windy, like a 40 km per hour blowing wind yesterday and the the day before, just to say!
Today was better! Me, my 26 week old bump and the puppy also managed to squeeze in a 7 miles run at a decent pace, pretty proud!! :)

Off to some healthy (!) painting now! 
Have a nice evening everyone!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Another Wednesday.... another portrait! oh well...two portraits!

 Here is this morning portrait, it took a little bit less than 2 hours I guess...

red and white carbothello pencil on toned paper
 Good looking model but not that friendly! She didnt want us to take photos of her......disappointing.

 red and white carbothello pencil on toned paper

Here is the afternoon model, with reference picture :) he was way much friendly than his colleague.
  And least but not last self of me and my baby pump :) 
I am happily back to my favorite drawing standing position, both feet are healthy!! :)