Sketches

sketch_flowers

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

Blue Jay. Pencil. May 2005.

kingfisher

Kingfisher. Ballpoint Pen. 2017.

moth

Moth. Sketch Pen.

sunflower_sketch

Sunflower ballpoint sketch with PS filter.

elements_drawing_ruskin

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 šŸ˜€

ruskin_plant

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.

poe_sketch

Edgar Allan Poe pencil portrait.

english_countryside

English Countryside, ballpoint pen. 2017.

blackpink_rose

Reference Pic: Rose from Black Pink (K-Pop girl band)

blackpink_rose

Reference Pic: Lisa from Black Pink (K-Pop girl band)

bike_sketch

Sketch of Ninja Kawasaki bike. Pilot gel pen with PS filter.


BONUS: Daily Logo / Icon Challenge

Summary:

I took part in theĀ daily icon challenge andĀ completed the 50-day daily logo challenge to improve my visual and digital art skills.

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Sample of logos and icons created on Illustrator.