Discovering My Artistic Style

Discovering My Artistic Style - student project

I took photos of my sketchbook for these projects. 

I am not a fineDiscovering My Artistic Style - image 1 - student project art artist by trade. I do more photography, graphic design, and filmmaking. So thank you for bringing out another side of my designs and looking for unique ways to utilize the tools that I am limited with at the moment not being at my office to work.

For the first drawing, I didn't have graphite so I was forced to use a Crayola colored pencil. So there ya go hahaha! My fancy pencils are not available right now.

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The second drawing was done with a 1.0, B, and F Graphic Pen. If I did this over again, I would use even smaller fine point pens. 


I screwed up with my brush pen at the end of picture number three.

Used .3, .005, .1, F Graphic Pen and Alcohol Markers. I also have some fun on the floor part with color, bc why not?

I'm happy with this for not doing art all the time.

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For the 4th project. I used some skin tone colored pencils. Normally a do a grid form of drawing when I do portraits, as that is the way that works for me, but with 30 minutes I did a freehand sketch. 

I ran out of time to work on the hands, and it isn't my best drawing, but that's what the class is for, to sketch and try things. I don't do artistry all the time for a living, so I'm happy with what I came up with for the class. Also when you use a super small sketchbook for this class, it's hard to get those fine details with your pencil. I am happy with what I came up with.

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The point is to find your artistic style. It's cool to just try different techniques and see what works for me.

In the fifth and last design, I attempted to draw a corgi with a speed of 30 minutes. I am noticing that I really struggle with blending color and getting texture-out of my pencil work. I think it is because I am using too small of canvas and not sharpening often enough, but any feedback on how to improve is great! Any feedback on things you notice about my style and areas I should cultivate more, I would appreciate it as I am not in the art scene.

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Abbie Rennes
A filmmaker dabbling in other mediums