For this piece, a branch of leaves was placed in front of me and I had to sketch out the leaves then I outlined the ink using a .05 millimeter micron pen and created very thin lines to add detail. After I placed the yellow and blue lines for eye flow.
For this piece first I sketched out the shape of the shoes. Then I used a .005 mm Micron pen to make the shoes shape and add details like the stitching of the shoe. Afterwards I used stippling to add shadows and value to the shoes. Then I outlined the shadows of the shoes and used hatching to make the shadows accurate.Lastly I used a Pentel brush pen to fill in the darkest part of the shoes.
For this oil pastel creation I painted the paper purple which is a cool color using acrylic paint. Then I went over the paint using a grey oil pastel to cover the paper. After with a dark ebony pencil I made the shapes of the origami animals and to add shadows. Afterwards I used a white oil pastel to add highlight and value. For this project I chose a Japanese pond theme. The origami I used were a crane, koi fish, and some lily flowers. I chose this theme because Japanese ponds represent serenity to me so if I'm frustrated or stressed I try and picture a Japanese pond to calm down.
For this piece I looked at a reference photo of a rose then lightly sketched out the base shape. Afterwards I used a 0.3 millimeter micron pen to go over the sketch with a thin line. In order to add more detail I used a .05 millimeter micron pen to add small lines to represent shadows. The lines get thicker and denser as the shadows get darker. I then used a black pentel brush pen to create negative space and a white gel pen to add stars. The inspiration for this piece was a poem by Isra al-tibeth called "Love like the moon" .It was a beautiful poem that made love seem empowering. The rose in this piece was supposed to represent love and the moon and it's water fall is supposed to represent the moons overflowing love.
For this self portrait I used a picture of myself as a reference. I lightly sketched out my head and facial features and started to outline the portrait using colored pencils. I lightly colored my skin using a base color and then added shadows using a darker brown. I used a peach nude colored pencil to add the highlight that comes from the light source. For the curly hair I started off with a dark brown colored pencil and individually added each strand then went over each strand with a black colored pencil. Afterwards I sketched out my background and added cocoa pods and then I added calla lilies to the foreground. The cocoa pods and calla lilies are symbolic of Ethiopia which is where my parents were born and raised. I used blue and orange for the background because they are complimentary colors.