This is a belated Christmas present for my lovely friend. I tried to capture her adoration for origami, cherry blossoms, and Audrey Hepburn (I used the actress’ famous Breakfast at Tiffany’s photo as reference) — as well as her favorite colors mint green, pale pink, and dark hues. I had a ton of fun drawing her hair and experimenting with light and shadow.
Not sure why WordPress isn’t allowing a full size version of the portrait on my page but here’s a hair detail.
sam lai (who goes by them/their; writes their name in lowercase letters) is a very sweet and intelligent person you would be happy to meet. They’ve also been incredibly patient waiting around for a portrait I promised them months ago.
They wore their favorite T-shirt (with pugs!) when I took photos of them. :^) I experimented more with blending and skin tones this time around. sam in their happy little pose was very, very fun to draw and color.
[EDIT. sam gave me permission to use their full name and allowed me to mention that they are a QTPOC in this post.]
It’s been almost two months since Arun‘s birthday and I finally got around to drawing something for him. :^D
I’ve been taking a Photoshop class and my teacher recommended that I practice drawing and coloring using pictures with a digitizing tablet. I really like how the sketch and colored version turned out.
#omg #so #intense
I’m currently visiting my family and hometown so I haven’t been drawing as much since I didn’t pack my scanner. I brought along my sketchbook but I’ve been mainly focused on writing.
I did, however, send out hand-drawn postcards out to some friends right before I left and doodled a bit for two nice peeps that I’ll share below:
For Sharde with her two ‘sons.’ The postcards were sketched out with a mechanical pencil, traced over with a Sharpie pen, filled in with colored pencils, then painted over with a matte glaze.
For Christina M., a huuuugggggeeeee Pusheen the Cat lover/frequent user.
For Rome (left) and Chunli. Doodled at their request during their farewell party. Christina M. kindly lent me her mechanical pencil and pen.
To a wicked cool person I’m happy to call my friend. :^)
I realize I forgot to add guitar strings but it’s 3am and it’s time for Melodie to zzzzz….
I’m really proud of this one.
As always, my color choices are loud and obnoxious.
Happy birthday to my boyfriend! I wish you many more years of success and happiness.
EDIT. Here’s the sketch of it.
I only just learned that a former coworker of mine is leaving my old workplace this week for a new job. Jason’s a super chill, super nice guy who offhandedly said to my friend that he’d like a drawing of himself from me. Little does he know…
I nabbed the photo from his Facebook.
EDIT. The sketch.
Will update this post with more drawings of this lovely girl.
EDIT. The sketch.