Friday, May 15, 2015

Blondes with Barrettes

Three blonde women with different types of barrettes in the same line of sight? Well, okay I'll draw that.

Grace Bible Church (Ann Arbor, MI) on April 19, 2015.

Disproportionate Satisfaction

Not sure what's happening with his bulging right arm, but I like the folds of his collar and the distinct patterns of his hair. also the typed letters in the background...I like that too.

University of Michigan on March 17, 2015

Big Eyes

Those buttons stared at me the entire time.

Grace Bible Church (Ann Arbor, MI) on March 1, 2015

Saturated Shadows

Oh man, overcompensation on the shading in this one! I think I like it though. I also like how his little Jansport never came off his back as he so actively listened to the talk. That hair was legit shiny.

University of Michigan on February 26, 2015

The Absence of a Shade

I really like how this one turned out. I think the absence of lines or shadows makes a huge difference. Hey, self, do more drawings like this one.

Grace Bible Church (Ann Arbor, MI) on February 22, 2015

Bundled Bliss

Not my favorite drawing, but I liked the different elements of her apparel. I definitely could have captured her scarf patterns and hat shadows better. She just looks so comfortable.

Grace Bible Church (Ann Arbor, MI) on February 15, 2015

Cross-Hatched Corrections

Can we just ignore the weird hair patterns that I added? Not a fan of that. I do like the theme of cross-hatching, however. Also what's with the weirdly placed ear? Also ignore.

Grace Bible Church (Ann Arbor, MI) on February 1, 2015

Projected Perspective

Sometimes I tackle too wide of a scope and don't get into detail on any of the figures. That's what happened here I think and I just feel eh about it. Maybe I should have written the extra complicated equations on the screen that I was very much ignoring...

University of Michigan on February 6, 2015

Cyclical Sink Holes

I had some sort of psychedelic sink-hole thing going on for this one. I like the shading and movement of his hair and the high definition of his shirt stripes.

University of Michigan on January 30, 2015.

Boxing Day

Definitely not my best or favorite drawing...not sure why I made their shoulders so sharp and box-y. I need a re-do.

University of Michigan on January 23, 2015.

Detroit for Days

K, so just one day in Detroit, but it was a good one. I like how the landscape of buildings came out, better than I do the actual figures. I'll admit that the figures make a nice addition to the drawing as a whole (thanks for modeling, sisB).

Photo credit to J. Perrello on January 17, 2015 in Detroit (MI).

A Study in Symmetry

Stripes, plaid, vertical buttons, patterned hair, and the most symmetrical head of all time. I swear, I had such a hard time tackling the figure on the right. Who knew symmetry could be such a challenge?

University of Michigan on January 16, 2015

Samples with a Smudge

It seems like I sampled three kinds of drawing techniques for the hairstyles--plus a smudge...this is what happens when it takes me 6 months to actually post this drawing. I think I like how the middle figure's hair came out. The twisted hair with little tiny poofs of hair at the end. Precious. The others came out a bit stiff and abstract.

University of Michigan on November 21, 2014

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Multi-Dimensional Love

I love the faux fur that came out almost dipped in dark shades. I love the subtle puffy sleeves. I love the shine to her hair. Multi-dimensional love over there.

Grace Bible Church (Ann Arbor, MI) on January 11, 2015.

Waved Forgetfulness

I think I like nothing about this one. Maybe the wavy-cut of her sleeves, but that's it.

Calvary Church of Jupiter (FL) on December 21, 2014

Partially Pinned

He had an interesting wave to his hair that reminded me of old-fashioned pin curls and then I gave up. Also the shirt shading was a mistake. Oh well.

Grace Bible Church (Ann Arbor, MI) on December 14, 2014

Unfurnished Frustration

I really think this could have been a favorite had I actually finished it. I guess I could work on it now...but I probably won't. This one reminds me of the awkwardly unfurnished area in my apartment that I just can't stand to look at anymore.

University of Michigan on December 5, 2014

Shiny Feathers

I love that her hair came out looking like feathers. Shiny feathers. Go ahead and just ignore the two figures on the left.

Grace Bible Church (Ann Arbor, MI) on December 7, 2014

Comfort in Boldness

Oh he looked so comfortable in that sweatshirt! I'm in a trend of really showing a distinction between bold and soft lines and this is no exception. I think I could have improved the outcome of his hair.

University of Michigan on December 5, 2014

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Silky Smooth

No, but seriously, his North Face looks so smooth! Almost shiny, really. I love how it came out, despite the inaccurate texture.

Grace Ann Arbor Church (MI) on November 30, 2014

Hide the Hair

Forget the hair because the folded collar and detailed sweater are my favorite! Actually the collar is my favorite--if I had more time I would have added depth to her sweater to match the collar. If only.

Grace Ann Arbor Church (MI) on November 23, 2014

The Probability of Pen

Chances are I didn't have a pencil in my bag because me and pen are not friends. This isn't horrible, but for the most part, it's the pits.

University of Michigan on November 12, 2014

Especially the Spine

I guess I had a thing for the spinal cord this day. Also I was trying some new random pattern with his hair and did not like the results. I like the tilt of his shoulders though.

University of Michigan on November 10, 2014

The Dreaded Spotlight

She had such a tower of dreads--I don't think I accurately depicted the height but I like the multi-dimensional shadows that land on her back.

Grace Ann Arbor Church (MI) on November 2, 2014

Squashed Spiders

Her dreads turned out to look a bit spider-like and looking back, I seriously squashed the shape of his head. Good thing is I like their collars.

Grace Ann Arbor Church (MI) on November 9, 2014

Padded Proportions

I still haven't figured out how to master the arms-on-the-table-no-arms look. Her hair looks awfully shiny though.

University of Michigan on November 7, 2014

Curly Q has a Tattoo

I love how the curls turned out--especially the mixture of light and dark lines. The straight hair to the left is kind of weird.

University of Michigan on November 7, 2014

Sipping on Science

Another drawing from the research workshop. I think I need to spend more time drawing hands...

Argonne National Lab (IL) on September 2014

Sitting with Science

I drew this when I skipped my first week of grad school for a research workshop. Needless to say, the drawing was quick because I had to write down a whole bunch of notes that made no sense to me. Good times.

Argonne National Lab (IL) in September 2014