03.20.19 / Shake Well Promo / Random thought: If you’ve recently discovered a pile cash laying around the house and you think to yourself “wow, you know what - I think I’d really love to make an artists’ day today, connect with them and ask to buy a piece of their beautiful art for my house” - just know that I think that’s awesome. I encourage you to go with that feeling and connect with artists when you’re seriously looking to purchase and ask if they are interested in selling their art - even if they don’t advertise that they do. Because, sometimes, we artists don’t just come right out and say, “Hey, contact me about buying my art for money” because honestly, it can feel sort of weird being that blunt. 🙂
It’s so great to see your work come to life! For the past two months, @a.mber__b has been animating my drawings. She is currently making loops of my book covers. Today: ’Dit is Miep’ (This is Miep), a story about a little girl that wants to dance on the moon.
When scarabs come to mind I immediately think of the Scorpion King/Mummy franchise. There's a duality embedded in my psyche that I can't seem to shake so... I watched them all while drawing this.
This was a fun drawing to do and taught me a lot about rendering a metallic surface and also the colour gold. Gold is such a cool colour - if you place your finger over the bugs head you might see why I think it is. That yellow that dominates the head takes precedence over the entire form and tricks the eye into seeing the colour gold all over. The body is primarily greens and silver with only small specks of yellow in the center and along the edge. It's cool. Reminds me of another movie reference; C3PO wasnt all gold. He had a silver leg in the first three Star Wars films.
About that Pilot gold liner. It has absolutely no shelf life once it is unsealed. Being the only gold liner on the market I suspect Pilot doesn't need a quality control department on this particular product. After I broke the seal and did some tests I put the lid back on with a satisfying airtight snap. No joke, two hours later the tip was completely dried out and useless. Trash. That said, I'd recommend not opening this pen until you're going to put it to use and use it long time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Illustrated with Le Pen 0.03 black liner, Derwent Procolour pencils, Pilot Gold liner, an xacto knife, and graphite on Fabriano Perla (grey) 26 paper.
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What’s YOUR favorite bath bomb? What CRAZY colors and designs have you seen when you use them?! Draw her in your style and show me what your bathtub looks like when you pop that 💣 in!
I’ve never used a bath bomb before so let me know with your submissions, which one I should try first! If you’ve never used one either and want to... CREATE one that’s cool too! Glitterbombs, neonbombs, galaxybombs are all 1000% acceptable.
I’m into aromatherapy these days so lmk what favorite scents your creations include! 🙊🙊🙊
Guys, I can’t believe we actually got here! Holy. Feels like yesterday I was still debating putting up my first EVER digital drawing.
If it’s not clear (PUN INTENDED), she’s in a milk&flower bath. It was the first I’ve heard of these milky flower petal baths??? I saw it in passing and it intrigued me. If you’ve ever tried this, please lmk if real milk goes into this.. 🙄 •Follows, likes, comments, shares, and constructive criticism are optional and very much appreciated! 🤪
•You can use any medium! You can change this up to see fit!
•Post your redraw with my FIRST slide (the one with hashtags) as YOUR last slide! •Tag me @byulyil and use #drawthisinyourstyle and #1kbyuls so I can see all your beautiful designs!
I’ll be sharing all of your redraws on my story!
On April 21st, I’ll RANDOMLY choose a participant to draw a customized character of your choice for! (Within my capabilities ofc, sorry in adv. if it’s not to your expectations 🙈) And depending on how many entries I get, I may add another winner(s)! NO PRESSURE BUT I’LL BE WAITING!
Thank you all so much!