April 18, 2010

California: Arbor and Bird Day Annual Update

Update. I finished the whole thing at eight ten today. Finally!

I'm excited to watercolor this later tonight. All I have to do first is erase the blue lines first.

California: Arbor and Bird Day Annual

I started this project on my own on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010. You can kinda see, it's on size C paper, 24 by 36. I like working with new sizes of paper and especially a new way of drawing. Before I used to use a pencil to outline everything and before that, I did everything free hand. I'm doing a lot less nowadays. I started using blue pencil, and I like the way it works out.

Here's a close up of some of the lettering. You can see some of the design outlined in the blue pencil. It doesn't show up in photocopies!

I haven't worked on this thing for four days. But now it's sunday. I've started working on the project again, and finally got to outlining everything.

I'm proud of this part most in particular.

Here are some of the tools I use. The Rapidograph #3, a Number 5 Ink Letterer, Rapidograph ink and a ruler.

April 13, 2010


So to catch up with reading this, I've got some things to let you know about.

I've been working hard at things in Berkeley. I've started to do art again, it's a really soothing, and I really love the Arts and Crafts posters of Will Bradley. Stay posted for the start of that project! :)

Sunday, I got my brow pierced.

Saturday, Coulter Woolf and I just had an adventure. St. Mary's college, Fruitvale, Alameda, NAS, The Kingfish and the Albatross!