Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Technology can be so stressful.

Oh! Hey everyone!
I'm finally getting back into a good routine with my art. It was a pretty crazy semester and then I had a lot of commissions and things to take care of as soon as school got out! But its all settling down now so I am planning on updating my blog weekly now! Hooray!

Quick little side note: I am accepting commissions for the summer! Awesome, right?? So now is the time to contact me and I will get going on it before the summer is up! Email me at ashleyfairbourne@yahoo.com if you are interested.

So I'm pretty excited to show you guys some of the stuff I've been creating! Some of these pieces were finals for some of my classes, others were me just messing around and having a bit of fun! If you follow my instagram (@ashleyfairbourneillustration)... sorry! You have probably seen a lot of these. -__- but even if you have, I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think!

 I did this portrait of Mr. Spock with acrylics. It was the final for my Advanced Figure Drawing class and I am really happy with the way it turned out. I decided to use watercolor paper when I was painting with the acrylics and I forgot how much I love watercolor paper! It made dry brushing and doing layers of color so easy. Also, I am kind of on a Star Trek kick right now, so I'm excited to have this in my house heh heh.

 Here's another geek piece I did. This was for May the 4th in my sketchbook. Yoda is such a cutie.

 A quick little study in my sketchbook. It's based off of a piece of art I found on pinterest. I just loved the linework and color palette and couldn't resist.

 This was my final for my head rendering class and I just have to say that class KILLED me. It was so much work and I found myself getting so frustrated and bored with how monotonous all of the work was. BUT. I have totally grown so much with realism and drawing human faces since I took the class... so I would have to say all the pain was worth it. But I'm still not to fond of drawing with charcoal. It's sooo messy.

 My boyfriend requested me to draw this little dude. He gave me a list of criteria and I interpreted it any way I wanted. I definitely think that is a great way to get your imagination juices flowing.

I got some new brush pens and I wanted to try out some new techniques with them... and this was the result. I really like the Pentel Brush Pens because you can get some crazy free-spirited lines with them. I want to keep practicing though, and hopefully gain a little more control over them. 

Thanks for stopping by (as always!)

I will chat with you all next week!
(I'll be on vacation so I should have some pretty fun sketches to share!)

Ashley Fairbourne