By: Staci Srebro For my holiday theme in December, I wanted to do a Hanukkah themed drawing. With the cut paper method I’m using for many of these posts, they all start as a pencil drawing, some more simple than others. I scan the image and use it as a stencil to cut out different shapes and colors of paper. I put together the cut … Continue reading Happy Hanukkah
By: Staci Srebro Since November is coming to an end, I thought I would post holiday or winter themed illustrations from now through all of December. I liked doing the same idea for October, so it seemed like a fun theme to keep going with! I began with a sketch of a deer. I thought it would be more unique to use cut pieces of … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
By: Staci Srebro For this week’s post, I want to discuss how I go about designing characters. A key lesson to remember when designing your own characters is to avoid “same face syndrome.” This means pretty much what it sounds like: when all of your characters look incredibly similar with their face shape, hairstyles, nose shape, etc. A simple exercise to help yourself loosen up … Continue reading Character Design
By: Staci Srebro Hello everyone, This week’s post is a continuation of the previous week’s where I talked about complementary colors. I wanted to apply complementary colors to one of my drawings themed around flowers. After inking the drawing in a black outline, I will be coloring it using a mainly red and green color scheme. I chose this color scheme because I used to … Continue reading Complementary Colors Study
By: Staci Srebro In drawing, painting, or basically any art form, I feel using complementary colors to your advantage is extremely important. Colors can set the mood for a piece and add interest. Complementary colors are very striking against one another: one color causes the other to pop. This effect can be used to your advantage in your art. Complementary colors are colors opposite from one … Continue reading Complementary Colors
By: Staci Srebro For this week, I decided to do a small drawing exercise on my expressiveness with my drawings and characters. Cats are my favorite animals, and they make a great subject to play with emotion because their bodies are already expressive, so I can push the actions they’re doing into further exaggeration. I used reference photos for each cat, but pushed the curves … Continue reading Study of Expressiveness
By: Staci Srebro Hello everyone! Since this is my last post for the month of October, I decided to do two different Halloween themed illustrations in honor of my favorite holiday! My first illustration is my favorite animal, a cat (a ghost cat in this case), with a jack-o-lantern for Halloween. Drawing should be fun…most of the time, so it’s important to love the subject … Continue reading Halloween Illustrations
By: Staci Srebro Hello! My name is Staci, and I love drawing. October is one of my favorites months of the year, and I love Halloween. In honor of my favorite holiday, I’ve decided for all of October I will be posting Halloween themed illustrations. The first drawing for October is two of my own witch characters. Typically when I draw, I push the angles … Continue reading Happy October!