Thursday, July 09, 2015

Throwback Thursday Art

Old horse art
Art from 1999. Once again had to darken this as I drew way too light at that time. Think I was afraid of making a mistake I couldn't erase.

And probably the first scarab I drew, also 1999 since its the same paper and going yellow around the edges. Which is fine for sketchbook work, but not for actual work, so use good paper people for your final pieces or it will yellow like these have done. I didn't have a computer then so unlike now when drawing scarabs I draw only half and then mirror the image in photoshop, I drew the above scarab completely by hand. Not sure which method is better, but using photoshop certainly makes it quicker.


Chris Lally said...

Good advice about the paper. My early sketches were really wimpy, too. Guess we had confidence issues. Not so with that scarab though. Wow - it's outstanding!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Chris :)

yes def. a confidence issue. I think because the scarab was ink makes it stand out so much more :)

Michelle B. Hendry said...

I can imagine that scarab in gold and enamel!