February has been a very busy month: some opportunities had to be let go of, weekends became weekdays, sleep became optional, and side projects had to take a back seat.
In the thick of things, I still managed to sneak in a few drawing sessions here and there. I had to; otherwise I’d go full-on bat-shit, I eat-humans-for-breakfast crazy. Haha.
So here’s a round-up of stuff I was able to post on my Instagram account (follow me if you’re there) under my hashtag #drawingdispatches.
This also serves as a review and a reminder for me to heed my own advice of setting aside time to flex your drawing muscles daily.
So here we go. February in drawings:
February in Pantone’s Rose Quartz and Serenity My mix for these colors using Shin Han PWC (available at @artwhaleph) plus the @thisisblocparty song that inspired the illustration over at my little space, www.drawingdispatches.com (clickable link in profile). Also giving away the final artwork as free desktop wallpaper. DL links on the blog as well. And if your screen resolution isn’t included, let me know and I’ll add it. Enjoy! 💖
Today’s get-out-of-your-rut watercolor exercise. Hahaha! Leo was a favorite subject in my pubertal years: I was maybe 11 when Romeo + Juliet was released. Loved the movie, loved the soundtrack. Loved it so much, it induced a Shakespeare phase (Macbeth’s a favorite). And then Titanic was released. And we all adored Leo’s Jack (I was in an all-girls Catholic school then so you can imagine the obsession). And this exercise was a reminder why I loved drawing Leo: look those eyes. Sigh. I hope I was able to capture the intense blue. I actually listened to 90’s rock and hip-hop to kick up the nostalgia a notch. Hahaha! Anyway, I haven’t seen The Ravenant as my family warned me that while it was beautiful, they left the cinema with a heavy heart. I already am too stressed at the moment so I’ll wait until things calm down before I see it. Hahaha! 💙💙💙
Powerpoint crashed on me several times so while I update things, I’m using the idle time to doodle and to destress. Sketched @beat_connection’s Tom Eddy from their 2015 KEXP performance. I have just discovered the live version of their song So Good. While the single is already good as it is, the live version’s even better. It has been on loop since yesterday. I can close my eyes and imagine listening to this song while on a weekend road trip. Sooo good. Listen if you can. Okay, back to work. 😅