breathe. and just let it all go.
I lost track of this week’s daily sketches due to holidays, so here are these two to make up for it.
Akin to an eagle
how Kalinga women are tough, proud, and dance like a soaring eagle who looks down on earth.
more of the same
18-Year-Old Photographer’s Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits,.Laura Williams
18-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native’s photograph entitled Invisible recently went viral, with over 800,000 views on Flickr alone. The photo depicts Williams sitting on the grass with a piercing look in her eyes, holding a mirror that conceals her body while reflecting the empty area surrounding her.
Many of Williams’ photos involve concepts of concealment and hiding, as parts of the body and face are obscured by smoke, mirrors, and masks. “I like the idea of creating an image that’s perhaps a little less obvious, like an illusion,” she explains, “one that really intrigues the viewer and tries to trick the eye.” Her highly conceptual works embody this idea, inviting the viewer to closely examine every detail in the shot in an effort to learn the story behind each evocative image.
Artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke crashing waves, surging tides, and stormy floods.
// Selected by Sunil
I really need to use more traditional media cause its really quite calming
Kei Meguro is a Japanese graphic designer and illustrator who specialization in typography, packaging design and illustration. She starts off her illustrations with a rough sketch and then adds detail using graphite and black/white pencils, some of her portraits are also created in programmes such as photoshop. Kei’s sketches take from 3-10 hours to complete, and she sells some of her work on Society6.
"For my ink drawings I use Sakura Micron pens, all different thicknesses- from 005 to 08. Other than that, I stick to graphite + black/white pencils and also drawing digitally on photoshop… First I sketch and get the basic details with pencil- i also build a base with graphite (mostly just shadows). Then I scan my work in and edit digitally:) I’m Japanese but live in New York right now."
StarCityGames.com has me drawing a lot of things I’m not used to… which is definitely not a bad thing! Ice is especially tricky — they took forever because I hate colorpicking off of photos. The eyedropper tool makes things so easy, but then I wouldn’t learn as much.
The ice studies were pretty much as they appeared in the original photograph, and the other studies were more of a Find The Easiest Way To Render This Out Without Killing Myself.
some sketches i did a while ago :3