days pass by filled with math equations left and right. filled with studying for midterms and few hours of sleep. filled with work and at-home tutoring. filled with starting new projects each and everyday. filled with days of no sleep and just constant studying. filled with “self-care” days turned into seeing people and catching up on inktober. that’s how my life has been like for the past few weeks. whenever I have even the littlest bit of time, i’m trying to stay in touch with friends, or trying to catch up on inktober. I am still very behind on it, but it’s going. I really am hoping for a final post of all inktobers going up soon. or even just a sort of collection of posts put up in one day. I really want to be able to put things out more that I like more frequently but it’s getting harder and harder with little time to spare. once again, I only have time for a mini update post. I really am hoping to start posting more regularly and even just being a bit more active on twitter and Instagram. it honestly sucks that I don’t have time to do the things I love anymore. I will try again for an inkvember instead of inktober. i’ll be continuing with the posts I never got to post. even thought this is also a really hectic and busy month, I hope I will be able to post. today you will be getting two posts, so be on the lookout!
– day two : tranquil –
media: XL Canson Mix Media sketchbook, Pental Arts Colour Brush (#101 black), Yellow Tombow Marker, Muji Ink 0.38 Pen
the meaning of tranquil is peace, quite and calm. the final illustration was nothing what I had in mind, just because I did not know how to work around using various amounts of shades of black and gray with ink. I know the basics, but I was afraid that when I would try to make a whole scene with just black ink it would not work out. my original design was to have a long flowing dress melting into the water with various designs on the water representing the meaning of tranquil. I tried multiple different way for it to work in rough sketches, however, it wasn’t turning out how I wanted it to look. instead I continued with a flowing dress in mind, with a gradient look on the fabric to show the gradient of the water levels, from deep to shallow at the top. I ended up added a few flowers to represent the beautiful nature and lily pads and the beauty of the water. this whole look was going to be one of my favourites, however, it turned out to be one of my least favourites, because although I liked the idea, the execution was horrible. I still decided to post it, to prove to myself, that not all my illustrations will turn out the best but it’s okay, because look how far you’ve come in the past few years of arting.
dear reader, look forward to two posts tomorrow!