I started sketching when I was 16 years old.
Sketching continues to be an outlet for self-expression. It is a diligent practice that helps me to improve my visual skills (which comes in handy with blog and website visual design).
I enjoy using mechanical pencils, ballpoint pens, and pigment liners because of their precision.
This is a selection of sketches I’ve done over the years. I intend to do more bird drawings in future as they are my favorite subject.
Blue Jay. Pencil. May 2005.
Kingfisher. Ballpoint Pen. 2017.
Moth. Sketch Pen.
Sunflower ballpoint sketch with PS filter.
John Ruskin’s “The Elements of Drawing” is an old and very academic book. It was the best drawing book I ever read and learned from 😀
Plant copy drawing exercise from “The Elements of Drawing.” The (unfinished) pencil version on the right was done in 2008; the blue pen version in the back was done in 2018.
Edgar Allan Poe pencil portrait.
English Countryside, ballpoint pen. 2017.
Reference Pic: Rose from Black Pink (K-Pop girl band)
Reference Pic: Lisa from Black Pink (K-Pop girl band)
Sketch of Ninja Kawasaki bike. Pilot gel pen with PS filter.
BONUS: Daily Logo / Icon Challenge
I took part in the daily icon challenge and completed the 50-day daily logo challenge to improve my visual and digital art skills.
Sample of logos and icons created on Illustrator.