Leftover Paint

An adoring hug… 

I just love Oliver and Allan

That’s his dolphin, and don’t you forget it!

That’s his dolphin, and don’t you forget it!

CANDYYYYY!!!!!
Awwwwww, these candies remind me of my childhood’s Halloweens. 
The pallet I used was taken directly from the picture. It was a fun challenge, and I’m pretty happy how it turned out.

CANDYYYYY!!!!!

Awwwwww, these candies remind me of my childhood’s Halloweens. 

The pallet I used was taken directly from the picture. It was a fun challenge, and I’m pretty happy how it turned out.

I’m trying to improve my digital art too, though it’s not as good as my traditional art u v uSo, Ukraine has always been one of my favourite characters for Hetalia, and I had already seen the 2p for most of the characters but then I go look for Ukraine’s… and I didn’t really like her… so I made another version!
She takes care of her brother and sister, but she loses her patience easily and can easily become violent.
"Come along, сестра, and stop crying, it’s annoying. It’s not the first time you’ve seen blood and it will not be the last."

I’m trying to improve my digital art too, though it’s not as good as my traditional art u v u
So, Ukraine has always been one of my favourite characters for Hetalia, and I had already seen the 2p for most of the characters but then I go look for Ukraine’s… and I didn’t really like her… so I made another version!

She takes care of her brother and sister, but she loses her patience easily and can easily become violent.

"Come along, сестра, and stop crying, it’s annoying. It’s not the first time you’ve seen blood and it will not be the last."

What my workspace normally looks like. 
There’s pencils, pens, colours and rulers lying everywhere and my laptop playing music with my Tumblr open.
Oh, yeah, life’s good.

What my workspace normally looks like. 

There’s pencils, pens, colours and rulers lying everywhere and my laptop playing music with my Tumblr open.

Oh, yeah, life’s good.

Killer whales. Done with Indian ink over amate paper. I absolutely love how they came out and it also helps that these are my favourite sea animal after seals. It’s a shame that it was actually school work and I had to incorporate pastels as well… which ended up messing it up completely, but at least I still have this picture.
I was inspired by Maori art, although I gave it my own twist at the end.

Killer whales. Done with Indian ink over amate paper. I absolutely love how they came out and it also helps that these are my favourite sea animal after seals. It’s a shame that it was actually school work and I had to incorporate pastels as well… which ended up messing it up completely, but at least I still have this picture.

I was inspired by Maori art, although I gave it my own twist at the end.

What I’ve learnt about pastels:
  • When using pastels, your best friend is the eraser, no matter what anyone else says.
  • Wipes (used to clean your hands) needed: 999,999,999; there’s never enough wipes.
  • Using your fingers to blur colours is pretty useful and helps with the colour’s opacity, however it’s very messy and hard to control. For corners and edges use brushes. Yes, brushes.
  • WHATEVER BLACK YOU’LL USE IN THE PAINTING USE IT UNTIL THE END. That bastard stains as if it actually got something out of it.
  • Always have a white paper near, it’ll help you put down the pastels and  mix different colours.
  • Be sure to keep everything you use CLEAN, or you’re in for a world of pain.
  • To wipe away the eraser’s residues DON’T USE YOUR HAND. Use a clean brush and make sure to clean it after every use.
  • If you’re blowing away the pastel’s residues… it’s pretty probable you’ll hyperventilate. Take a break every now and then. It also helps you appreciate your work more.
  • If you’re using another artwork as base, don’t expect it’ll come out identical. Get used to that idea and you’ll save yourself much suffering.
  • THESE MOTHER F-S HAVE NO SHAME, it’ll all be going brilliantly one moment and suddenly, IT ALL GOES STRAIGHT TO HELL. Get used to it, you are their bitch.
  • I HATE my red pastel colour. I have NO idea why, but it’s a LITTLE BITCH and it doesn’t paint correctly. Make sure to test all of your pastels in the white paper I mentioned before. You’ll thank me for that eventually.
  • CLOSE THE MUTHERFUCKIN’ WINDOWS or they’ll mess up EVERYTHING.
  • Never attempt to paint something over saturated black…. EVER.
  • Pastels are a dry media, therefore, the brushes you may use must be dry cleaned. DO NOT USE WATER.
  • Patience. Lots and lots and lots of patience.

This is actually a walk-through of one of my pastel paintings. I’m torn between loving it and hating it completely. It actually isn’t mine originally, although I’m sorry to say I’ve lost who the original artist is, but all credit goes to them. 

((The one in the bottom is the actual original picture, mine is a pale comparison, I know, but still))

Done in pastels over Canson plus like a day and a half of work.

Cherry blossoms. Done with watercolours, pastels and Prismas over cold pressed watercolour paper. I actually had to boost up the colour a bit in the computer, since the scan didn’t really catch the colours. I really hate pastels so I try to use them as little as possible… It’s not all bad, though.
Part of my season project: Spring

Cherry blossoms. Done with watercolours, pastels and Prismas over cold pressed watercolour paper. I actually had to boost up the colour a bit in the computer, since the scan didn’t really catch the colours. I really hate pastels so I try to use them as little as possible… It’s not all bad, though.

Part of my season project: Spring

Sunflowers. Made with watercolours and Prismas over cold pressed watercolour paper…. I’m not as happy with the result as I am with the others, but oh well.
Part of my season project: Summer

Sunflowers. Made with watercolours and Prismas over cold pressed watercolour paper…. I’m not as happy with the result as I am with the others, but oh well.

Part of my season project: Summer