New Pencils

I finally was able to get hold of one of those extremely cool pencil I’ve other artists use. Actually it’s not that special, simply a blue pencil. But I got one of those mechanical pencils that have a blue lead. About two years ago I started experimenting a lot with differently manufactured pencils and I figured that this kind works the best for me.

So I got one and also adjusted my workflow – which means:

Instead of doing my sketches with a regular pencil and then having trouble erasing it after I went over it with my inks I just switched to doing a blue sketch, putting inks on it and deleting the blues digitally (thanks to good old Photoshop). I never dared doing that before because I thought working with the different colour channels seemed so hard but a friend gave me detailed instructions – it really wasn’t that hard.

I have been asked which pencils I usually use so I took a photograph of my essentials.

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As you can see it’s nothing special. For the sketch I switch between the blue pencil and regular pencils (3H & HB) and for my lineart I either use Copic Multi Liners or Faber-Castell PITT inks.

I picked up the idea of drawing pretty ladies in beautiful dresses. Since my uni is hosting a “1900 in Paris”-Party I came up with the idea of going back in time, exploring the fashion back then. I started with the 1700 London look (with the blues because I think it’s pretty!).

Hakuna Matata!

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One of those days…

It still is Wednesday – at least for another hour and 9 minutes – thus I am still in time with my Wednesday post.

Today was really busy even though I didn’t leave my desk at work very often. It was one of those days that start of really bad. In the morning I couldn’t find my hair dryer, then I somehow managed to get some make-up in my hair (which of course didn’t wash off), I stepped in dog poo, missed the metro and made a huge mess trying to eat my lunch (a mango which I hadn’t peeled before) so I had to clean that up too.

However I got almost 3 pages of my comic done, which is pretty good! I usually get like 1-2 done a day. It’s taking shape and it’s going to be exciting soon! I will post pictures of the inked lineart as soon as I am back from my holiday (just one and a half week to go).

But to get to the point of today’s post: The finished illustration of my lovely lady of the sea! I worked with different programmes on it (Photoshop and Manga Studio) and found those awesome brushes that look like soap bubbles.. I just had to use them! I hope you like it (: As always please feel free to share your thoughts whether you like how it turned out or you don’t!

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Some more lineart

Tomorrow’s Wednesday once again! (Like every 7 days – what a surprise!) But Wednesday also means that I am going to post another illustration of my fashion series.

It’s not about fashion illustration in the common sense. I rather try to come up with creative ideas how dresses and hairstyles could be themed. I am very well aware of the fact, that most of those dresses and hairstyles could never be done in real life. That’s not what I am after, anyway. I personally, just enjoy the sight of it and especially the process in which a simple idea turns into a sketch and after a while into a fully colored image.

For the next Wednesday-Illustration I came up with the idea to combine a dress (as almost always) and the sea.

So what comes in mind when one thinks about the sea? Fishes, fins, pearls, corals, seashells …

Here’s a little preview of some parts of it for you to sea (I know, I know – I should stop trying to be funny).

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Be a part of my art!

Take part! Soooo! Someone had this awesome idea and I don’t know how I didn’t think of it myself!

You now have the chance to become a part of my fashion illustration series! Do you want to see how your face looks like as a comic illustration? Just give it a go!

How do you take part? It’s pretty easy (:

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram (and since we’re here on 2muchdrama.wordpress.com too) and share my art. I have 5 open positions for coming illustrations and will select 5 people. If you are one of those five I will contact you and ask for a photo of you and how you would like to be pictured. As a little thanks you will receive your illustration as a high-resolution and ad-free jpeg.

By taking part you agree to be fine with me using the illustration as a part of my series. As well I will post it on my social-media sites and websites. There will also be a limited fine art print edition of 100 pieces that will be available for sale. Please, understand that you have to be 18 or older to take part because I don’t want to get in trouble with your parents if they weren’t okay with it.

If you like my art, please share this post to give as many people as possible the chance to take part!

Thanks a million for your support!

Roxane

 

Peacock

It’s Wednesday and I did not forget to post the correct picture!

I really liked how she turned out, especially the feathers look so bright with the yellow background. Originally I did a red background but kept changing it until I got stuck with this. Please, share your thoughts and criticism. Also I am open for suggestions for coming illustrations! It just has to be something that can be related or linked to fashion. Just comment below (:

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Steampunk

Steampunk

I just realized that I didn’t post this lady! Every Wednesday I post a fashion illustration done in my own style – this I must have forgotten to post. But better late than never, hm?

I got inspired to draw her like this whenΒ  I was looking at beautiful steampunk dresses and hairstyles. I love the tiny details and the mix of machinery and elegance. Especially the dresses are just a dream come true!

Next Wednesday I will make sure to post the right illustration at the right time! It’s going to be a little cross-over with some very pretty animals!

Work in Progress

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Aaaand this is how next Wednesday’s fashion illustration looks so far! I finished the lineart today and will start coloring tomorrow..
I’m really looking forward to see how the peacock feathers will look!

Fashion Illustration #1

hippie-girlΒ  The first illustration of a series I’m currently working on. I went with the theme “Flowerpower” and am pretty happy with how it turned out.

I will post another picture of this series every Wednesday, so stay tuned!