On Wednesday, I sat in a vegan cafe in Barcelona and made this drawing, which was inspired by the many colorful drawings painted on the walls there. It was a colorful place, and the food was delicious!
On Monday, I did a portrait of an old woman in pencil. This is probably one of the first times I’ve ever drawn an older person, and it was pretty interesting. I never really thought about the time and effort it takes to draw the many wrinkles a person acquires over the years. I could have spent days on this drawing.
On Tuesday night, I made this woman in a headdress. Actually, I feel like the headdress part might have come out looking more like an elaborate hairdo, but either way, this is just a little doodle I made.
A while back I had a free subscription to Spin magazine, and I got an issue with a picture of Alexis Krauss from Sleigh Bells on the cover that I really liked. I saved the magazine so that I could draw her at some point, which I did last night.
It doesn’t look too much like her because I did it in less than 15 minutes and didn’t try too hard to measure out her face mentally, I guess because I wanted it to be more fluid. I think it worked out.
This evening, my friend let me play with Adobe Ideas on his iPad, and I made this crazy face—kind of looks like an 80’s hair metal band member. It was kind of cool to be drawing and creating a vector instantaneously. I definitely want to try this kind of thing again.
On Tuesday, I made a doodle of a girl, which was actually inspired by three different sketches. This sketch by Berlin-based graphic designer and illustrator Ekaterina Koroleva is what inspired the hair. This sketch by Tom Cardo-Moreno inspired the lined detailing of the lips and sweater, and this last funny sketch by Kris Atomic inspired the facial features.