mardi 16 août 2011

A seahorse, 2 books, a flashlight, a singer and a wolf

  Another acrylic. I saw the little seahorse on a photo and wanted to draw it right away. The rest is color play, mostly! I really like this media, it's a lot more forgiving than watercolors - even messes turn right, sometimes, and anyway you can always paint over them if you want.


And books, at last. I've not stopped reading at all, but I'm a lot behind with drawing the books I read. Actually I don't draw everything I read. It would take too much time.
On the left is an awesome manga by Khoji Kumeta that's very funny with a lot of original and surprising ideas. I just love how this author thinks, it's delightful.


And on the right is another great story by Jim Harrison, in English it's called "The English Major". It was funnier than his other books, I thought.

I wanted to do another challenge, so here is my flashlight. It's not a very good drawing, and I had a problem with the shadow as the bottom of the page drank all the paint and wouldn't let me paint the shadow correctly.


And now, for something completely different...
I did this a while ago, wanted to finish it and never went back to it. The girl and wolf are inspired from photos found on the net, and I colored with Paint.net. I'm not very happy with the coloring. I could change it easily, but it takes a lot of time and patience (I have the time, not the patience).
I still have a few days of completely lonely and free time, so I'll be using it to the last minute, hopefully creating as much as I can!
I don't want my vacation to end, but I'll be so happy when the loud cohorts of tourists will finally head back home, it'll help swallow the pill!

10 commentaires:

Dan Kent a dit…

Varied and wonderful! I disagree on the coloring of the last one - I think it is great. The flashlight has a neat subtle coloring, and the acrylic has a wonderful texture in the water.

Caatje a dit…

Wonderful stuff. I especially like the drawings of books you do. I can relate to the tourist thing. It's quite busy where I live right now (small island) and I can't wait for schoolvacations to be over so the flow of people will go down a little. Of course it won't get really quiet until the end of october, but at least the big crowd will be gone by september.

Cathy Holtom a dit…

The flashlight is really good :)
I stay in most of August because of the hoards of holidaymakers & the heat, not a good mixture!

Tahirih a dit…

Very cute seahorse. I love how playful it is! And your drawings are great:)

Alex a dit…

Yet another amazing post Kazumi! Cute seahorses, and beautiful book drawing as always. Love that flashlight drawing, and the girl with wolf poster looks fantastic!

rebeccastahr a dit…

I love the colors of your seahorse. All your posted art is really nice.

bettyfromtexas a dit…

What a lovely post!! Your seahorse is especially wonderful, and I always love your book illustrations!!

Clare a dit…

Wow, Wow all these drawings are Superb! Inspires me to Keep drawing...

nanke's stuff a dit…

I like them all very much! Your book covers are always awesome; the seahorse is quite happy looking; the flashlight is very good - I especially like the perspective; and the poster is great! nancy

freebird a dit…

You are doing so much and all of it is great! Even on vacation, I don't know how you find the time. Your seahorse turned out great. I "feel" him being under the water moving about.