Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I'm so excited!

My classes are going to be so fun! A lot of work, but definitely awesome! I am currently preparing myself for a couple of cool projects and I will make sure I keep you guys updated with sketches and comps. 

I just wanted to show you guys a sketch I did this week. I don't have a lot of cool sketches this week, but I did want to show you a couple of photos I took during my vacation this summer. Enjoy!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Chat soon.

Ashley Fairbourne

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yikes! School starts in a few days!

Where did the time go?? I'm just finishing up my last summer of school before my final year of classes. The end is so close but so far away! I am pretty excited about my classes starting on Monday. I'm not sure if I've mentioned what I am taking but here it is again: Children's Book Illustration, Advanced Illustration, BFA Project, and Narrative Illustration. So.... it's going to be a busy semester to say the least. 

I have been doodling a lot this week, but haven't come up with a ton of stuff I like. The two doodles below are some fun tiny completed sketches I did!

 Messing around with some liquid gold leaf...

... and then doodling Richard Nixon.

I'm just trying to suck the rest of the life out of the little summer I have left! Next time we talk, I will have started classes! Wish me luck!

Ashley Fairbourne

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sketchy sketches and other doodles

Hey everyone!
So my friend and I have been challenging each other to make art every day for 30 days. I thought it would be a good idea since school starts soon and I could always use some more sketching practice! So far I haven't had any problem meeting the goal, which makes me happy! I just wanted to share a bit of what I've been up to with you all.

 I decided to start a lino cut out, which has proven to be a lot of hard work. I haven't worked on it much since I accidentally sliced open my finger with the blade about a week ago haha. But as soon as it's finished, I'll definitely post the finished project.

 Messing around with my new brush pen.

A sketch of Waldo for Sketch Dailies!

I started sketching my dog for fun. I don't really draw animals that much, or at least I don't think I understand their anatomy as well as I do humans. 

Sick girl sketch. Unfortunately I had some marker bleed through onto the sketch before I got a good picture.

The sketch and finished product a commission my friend had me do. She wanted me to make her into a cute cartoon character!

...and finally, some hand practice. Cuz don't we all need practice drawing hands?


Ashley Fairbourne