What do you do when you have a hole in your posting schedule and tons of original art saved on your computer? You shove all that art into a blog post, of course!!
Today, I am going to give a little bit of a sketchbook tour of random drawings and paintings from different sketchbooks from the past three or four years.
Disclaimer: I am not a photographer and all of these pictures were taken with an iPad, so the quality is not fantastic. Sorry!
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Let’s start with some Minecraft fanart because I am a nerd.
This was a character from a Minecraft fanfiction that I started writing almost a year ago. Her full name is ValleyFlower455 but everyone calls her Lily for short. I used a reference photo when I drew her so this pose is not completely mine, but this is still one of my favorite drawings!
This is an illustration that I drew for my friend’s Minecraft fanfiction. The story is, the characters were exploring a dungeon, and Arrow (the one in the drawing) screamed. When the others rushed in, they found her “perched on the spawner” which was such a wonderful image I just had to draw it. I think this is the first time I’d ever drawn someone sitting cross-legged, so that was a fun challenge.
Now we’re getting into the drawings I did of various Greek gods and goddesses. This is a drawing of Demeter, goddess of the harvest. She was fun to draw, but I’m not sure what happened to her hand *facepalm*. Hands are hard.
This is a drawing of Hestia, goddess of the hearth. I love her robe so much, but I’m not sure why she has such a weird expression. (You can also see Demeter ghosting through the other side XD)
I gave myself a challenge awhile back to draw a chibi character every day for a whole month, and this one is by far my favorite. It’s chibi Mulan! I don’t know what it is about her, but she’s absolutely adorable. (Ignore the smudges. The eraser was being naughty)
This was the second chibi drawing I did, and you can see the difference between this one and chibi Mulan, who I did much later in the month. I’m so proud of the rose garland in the ballerina’s hair.
Not sure why this cute little goat is shrugging, but she is. This was the last drawing I did that month, and I haven’t drawn anything chibi since 😅
And this is a self portrait! I don’t have green eyes anymore, but other than that, this is pretty accurate XD
The picture quality on this is terrible, but this is one of my favorite drawings that I’ve ever done. I have a gigantic pad of sketch paper and one evening, I thought, “Let’s try sketching!” so, I took my BIC mechanical pencil (0.7 lead, of course) and drew this. The lips and the nose and the hand….I am still sooooo proud of this drawing. (Oh, and, fun fact, the Uno reverse card is actual size because I traced an Uno reverse card to draw the picture!)
This looked a lot better in my head. It’s supposed to be a drawing of a sad girl with a mask that makes her look gorgeous and happy. I could probably redraw it fifty different ways now, but this is what I have. I am still really proud of it though.
This is another drawing from my ginormous sketchbook. It’s supposed to be a crying fairy. Not sure how convincing it is. Also, I don’t know why I remember this, but I drew this picture when I listened to Les Miz for the first time.
I went through a phase where I was obsessed with painting watercolor unicorns, pegasi, and alicorns. This is the most recent one I did (back in 2018). I call it the Fruit Stripes unicorn because the colors on the mane remind me of Fruit Stripes gum XD
This is one of my all-time favorites. I copied this more or less from Pinterest and it turned out so good!! I’m definitely very proud of it!
This was the very first watercolor unicorn that I did. As you can see, my attempts at making it an appaloosa did not go very well. The figure is really off, too. I adore the mane and tail though.
This one isn’t that great either (and incredibly blurry, what on earth happened?). I was still trying to figure out 1. How to make the appaloosa spots look right and 2. How to shape the wings correctly. She still has a really pretty design though. I should re-paint her sometime.
This one is similar to the one I copied off of Pinterest, except done with MECHANICAL PENCIL!!!!! I’m really proud of that braid, y’all.
I copied this girl from some embroidery my grandmother did. The picture does not look nearly as good as the original embroidery, but I’m so proud of it! It turned out so pretty!
This is just a quick sketch of my dreamcatcher (which is actual size because I traced the dreamcatcher the get that circle 😂) with my little garden girl ghosting through. *facepalm* I didn’t think it looked very good when I did it, but, looking back now, it’s almost exactly like the real thing!
This is a drawing that I did for Februfairy last year. Februfairy is an art challenge where you draw a fairy every day in the month of February. I’m incredibly proud of that koi fish. It was very fun to color.
ALL HAIL QUEEN ALICE, RULER OF…..my bedroom, I guess? I drew this off of the doll that my grandmother made. I need to get more red markers so I can color her in…..
I love this one. It’s just a quick little drawing of a character that appeared in one of my dreams that I planned to write a story about. That was awhile back, but now, I am revisiting her design for my novel! Her name is Silence and, in my original design, she got fire power from her amulet, but now, she can manipulate sound.
This is a drawing I did for my sister of one of her characters. Her name is Eleanor and she is British and loves animals. I love the velvet look her dress has, especially since I made it using two shades of green XD
This is another drawing I did for my sister. This adorable winged baby panda is called a pandita, and can fly. Because it has wings. IT’S SO CUTE!!!
These are the same character, but drawn two years apart. The top one was done in 2020, and the bottom one was done in 2018. This fairy is another one of my sister’s characters. Her name is Harmony and she has healing powers.
(Suddenly realizes I also have a Harmony with healing powers) Hmm……
Some Ninjago fanart! This is Jay, the lightning ninja! I love his expression XD
I drew this to practice drawing something other than humans XD Her name is Sophia and she is very fuzzy!
These were the only things I managed to produce during Smaugust. Smaugust is a challenge where you draw a dragon every day in the month of August. Their names, in order, are Volco, Sanalay, Weedy, Flora, and Queen Azema. My favorite is either Weedy or Sanalay.
Funny story: This girl went through two different phases before I landed on this one, and I’m still not satisfied. She was colored with watercolor pencils, so yeah, not the highest quality. I love this idea though, so I’m definitely going to revisit it. I call this picture Butterfly Maiden.
These two lovely ladies are cosplayers of slimes from the game Slime Rancher. I’ve drawn six so far, but I only took pictures of these two.
Attempting to draw a fairy from behind. I think this one turned out pretty good!
*squeals* This one is adorable!! It took my several hours to paint, but it’s so sweet and precious!! (Also, none of the smudges were intentional *facepalm*)
Well, that’s all the artwork that I could find on my computer, but is not all the artwork I have! I had so much fun compiling this post! If y’all want to see another post like this in the future, let me know!!
Now, because I know some of y’all are going to ask, I shall now list my art supplies.
Canson XL Watercolor pad. The paper is super thick and very high-quality!
Canson XL Drawing pad. This paper is also very high-quality, and it’s really smooth which is fantastic for my markers.
COPIC Sketch markers. These markers are pretty expensive, but they’re refillable and easy to blend. I am slowly growing my collection and I love them a lot!! They do bleed quite a bit, but that’s easily fixed with a couple of pieces of scrap paper.
Sakura Microns. (To outline, I used the 01 size) These pens don’t smudge with the COPICs, and they come in a variety of sizes and colors.
BIC Star Wars Mechanical Pencil 0.7 lead size. I looove mechanical pencils, and the BIC brand is fantastic!
Very cheap watercolors from the Dollar Tree. They’re great for when you want a watery look or a vibrant look to your painting!
Prismacolor color pencils. Super high quality.
Prismacolor watercolor pencils. Not as high as the regular pencils, but still very well made.
Thanks for reading!!