"The world is a book, and those that do not travel only read one page" ~ Saint Augustine
I love to travel and explore new places, whether they are in another country or in my own city. I believe that by experiencing different things and places, one learns so much so quickly and also on a deeper level than just by researching or reading on it. This was done in anticipation for a very exciting trip I have planned for the end of August! More detail will be on my blog after the adventure with pictures! :D
ALSO: i used a reference for the amsterdam buildings but I don’t know who to credit so if anyone knows I would greatly appreciate it!

In honor of Dance Day….

First off, lyric credits to the amazing song by Jeb Havens, Survive You: http://www.jebhavens.com/

The song itself inspired the drawing, quite a bit. And I promise it isn’t arbitrary, I just rather not talk about why, but it meant alot to me when I first heard it. It resonated throughout my entirety.

Dancing… I love it. So so much. For me it is a way I connect with people, but especially with myself. No matter what I do in life, I never want to stop dancing (or drawing ;)

 Sketch dump of some doodles over the summer. That plus an update  on life!  It’s been a super busy summer, but in the best way. I hate sitting at home being  bored all day, so for me being busy with things you enjoy is the best thing <3  I’ve been enjoying 4 part time internships/ volunteer positions in the city, all  psych related, and I have been learning alot! And I’ve also really gotten to  enjoy the city itself this summer, exploring downtown areas and going on fun  adventures! I’ve started to get over this major art block I’ve been having (it  actually is less of an art block than it is a uninspired rut/ disconnect from  the reason to draw). I’ve been experimenting with new things this past week,  like sculpture and hand lettering, and that has helped alot. I think I just  needed to change things up. So anywho, I’ll be uploading sketches and life photos more  regularly for the rest of the summer. I’m also looking forward to an AMAZING  Europe trip in August, which will include France and Switzerland (both in my top  places to visit list!!!! Isgonnabeawesooooome!!!!)

Some motivation for y’all. I don’t know about you, but I get really pumped by inspirational quotes! I didn’t come up with the quote FYI, just found it on the Internet with no credit, so if anyone knows who said it lemme know so I can credit them!
Also playing around with some lettering art and stuffs too :3

Late post, but did this for my dad :3

Merh this took forever and I really dont like it :( But its ok, even bad experiences are learning experiences. I need to work on some things, like clothing and dramatic shadows, so at least I got started here. Its all a matter of progress
So anywho, I always loved Gina’s Garden in Porco Rosso, and I always loved the look of this scene, so summery and purty :D

I have some work in progress shots also underneath :3

This took quite a while, but what a fun project!! Many of my arts-for-the-day have been invested in this piece, which is why i didnt upload everyday this week. Really practicing color picking and working in a more painterly fashion. Gaaaah so excited to go to Paris this summer
… smile!

I have a new chibi digital painting in the works (that was my art for yesterday but I didn’t post bc I didn’t want to spoil the surpriiiise) and it should be up by the end of the weekend. In the meantime, here is a 20 min doodle from memory of some person I saw on the subway

Today’s thumbnail sketch from a photo by the amazing photographer on deviantart- http://vampire-zombie.deviantart.com/gallery/

Just 1hr color practice, please ignore the awful painting job

Thumbnail painting sketch of a really beautiful photo I found on deviantart but cant seem to locate its artist or site to credit it D: If you know anything, please let me know so I can credit the photographer
Anywho, I loved the summery feel of the photo, so working with warm colors. It kinda came out bad though, but practicing!