COCOSKIES | An art blog: October 2012

19.10.12

Art Class Wednesdays


Prismacolor on brown card.
When I saw that Bec Winnel was doing a live art tutorial I knew I had to watch it. Her work is not only beautiful but it is incredibly realistic. (I'm usually drawn to any art that combines both beauty and technical skill). She posts a lot of framed work on Instagram and it kind of reminds me of the mirror on Snow White because the faces look like 3D faces trapped behind glass.

On Wednesday Bec held a Google+ event, unfortunately I couldn't see it live due to time zones but I did manage to watch it back on Youtube on Thursday. Which I suppose was better because I could pause it and go at my own pace. Anyway this is how mine turned out, I used a different reference image to Bec - hence the blue iris. But overall I'm really happy with how it turned out!

And I did actually learn something by watching. About half way through drawing mine I thought 'hmmm this isn't really going anywhere, it's not looking very realistic' but I patiently kept on adding more details and gradually it turned into a beautiful eye. I have so much respect for Bec for being able to draw whole faces to a realistic standard. Just drawing one eye took me forever.

If you'd like to watch the video and take part go here. (It will open a new window). And if you want to Instagram your result don't forget to hashtag it '#ArtClassWednesday'.

16.10.12

Art supply storage

1. £5.99 H&M, 2. £4.25 Ebay, 3. £6.74 Ebay, 4. £19.67 Amazon, 5. £11.49 Ebay, 6. £2.25 Ikea.
Now I usually use old glass jars (and basically anything I can get my hands on) to store pencils and things in, but over the past couple of months I've been hoarding more and more art materials. So I thought I'd go on a hunt for some pretty ways of storing them.

I thought I would share my finds because lets face it, I'm presuming most people have desks. And I know most of my readers are students! I think it can be something that people just kind of forget but in my room, my desk is the central feature that ties everything together.

So, why not make it look nice?