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quickdrawcollective:

Other than art, math was my thing in school. Solving an algebraic equation is still very fun to me—it’s better than a sudoku puzzle. I don’t do a lot of math now, but I miss it.
Answer key: 10
Lena

Huh—I’ve been drawing a lot of numbers lately.

quickdrawcollective:

Other than art, math was my thing in school. Solving an algebraic equation is still very fun to me—it’s better than a sudoku puzzle. I don’t do a lot of math now, but I miss it.

Answer key: 10

Lena

Huh—I’ve been drawing a lot of numbers lately.

quickdrawcollective:

Wedding season is over and I feel like I’m drowning in all the weddings I need to edit. 
Other than that, September is my birthday month. Age 23 has been phenomenal! I reached two major goals of living on my own and becoming financially independent. Also I fell in love for the first time— I’m such an unromantic realist, I honestly never thought it would happen.
Here’s to 24!
Lena

quickdrawcollective:

Wedding season is over and I feel like I’m drowning in all the weddings I need to edit. 

Other than that, September is my birthday month. Age 23 has been phenomenal! I reached two major goals of living on my own and becoming financially independent. Also I fell in love for the first time— I’m such an unromantic realist, I honestly never thought it would happen.

Here’s to 24!

Lena

September is the month I like to reflect over the past year. During my last visit to NYC (almost exactly a year ago) I did this little sketch in Bryant Park but I added the color recently when I was reminiscing with my sketchbook.

September is the month I like to reflect over the past year. During my last visit to NYC (almost exactly a year ago) I did this little sketch in Bryant Park but I added the color recently when I was reminiscing with my sketchbook.

quickdrawcollective:

Only one life to live. Better than YOLO, right? Eh, same thing.
Live it,
Lena

This month’s theme was patches. A doodle of this idea has been sitting in my sketchbook forever. 

quickdrawcollective:

Only one life to live. Better than YOLO, right? Eh, same thing.

Live it,

Lena

This month’s theme was patches. A doodle of this idea has been sitting in my sketchbook forever. 

I forgot to post artwork I made for SJ Magazine’s Best Dentist feature back in April. Crista, the art director, and David Michael Howarth, the photographer, had photo shoots of local dentists and I illustrated giant dentist tools for them to interact with. This one is my favorite but you can see the five others I did here.

I forgot to post artwork I made for SJ Magazine’s Best Dentist feature back in April. Crista, the art director, and David Michael Howarth, the photographer, had photo shoots of local dentists and I illustrated giant dentist tools for them to interact with. This one is my favorite but you can see the five others I did here.

quickdrawcollective:

This was inspired by Islamic mosaic tessellations. Can’t tell? Whatever. I liked making it and it has a lot of personal meaning to me.
Late night post, but early theme post!
WHOO!
Lena

quickdrawcollective:

This was inspired by Islamic mosaic tessellations. Can’t tell? Whatever. I liked making it and it has a lot of personal meaning to me.

Late night post, but early theme post!

WHOO!

Lena

I did type design for SJ magazine’s July cover! #late #JulyWasBusyYo

I did type design for SJ magazine’s July cover! #late #JulyWasBusyYo

The only drawing I made during my beach visit. Just got too busy sleeping in the sun.

The only drawing I made during my beach visit. Just got too busy sleeping in the sun.

Progress in working. #WIP

Progress in working. #WIP

quickdrawcollective:

For July’s QuickTalk, each member made an influence map showing aspects of art history that affect their work. We’ll be posting each member’s map over the next few days, so keep watching! 
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My Asian Art (including India) and Islamic Art classes at SCAD I think had a big impact on the development of my style. All those flowing lines and interesting shapes just hit me hard. 
Clockwise from Left:
Qi Baishi— Shrimp
Islamic Calligraphy
Jamini Roy— Gopini
Sultaniyya, Iran— Ilkhanid Tomb of Uljaytu
Hornbill carving— probably from Malaysia (not sure)
-Lena

I made an influence map!

quickdrawcollective:

For July’s QuickTalk, each member made an influence map showing aspects of art history that affect their work. We’ll be posting each member’s map over the next few days, so keep watching! 

——

My Asian Art (including India) and Islamic Art classes at SCAD I think had a big impact on the development of my style. All those flowing lines and interesting shapes just hit me hard. 

Clockwise from Left:

Qi Baishi— Shrimp

Islamic Calligraphy

Jamini Roy— Gopini

Sultaniyya, Iran— Ilkhanid Tomb of Uljaytu

Hornbill carving— probably from Malaysia (not sure)

-Lena

I made an influence map!

quickdrawcollective:

July has been vacation month for me—which means a lot of relaxed drawing for fun. I was out in Portland, OR for 10 days hanging with friends and family, but also attending ICON8. And I’m going to the shore tomorrow, so expect more sketches on my personal blog soon.

See ya at the beach!

Lena

VACATIÓN!

Experimented today in Portland’s Rose Garden (at International Rose Test Garden)

Experimented today in Portland’s Rose Garden (at International Rose Test Garden)

Cuddling in summer looks like this, especially if your AC’s broken. 

Cuddling in summer looks like this, especially if your AC’s broken. 

quickdrawcollective:

So, I wrote up the prompt for this month’s theme but didn’t follow it at all—eh—it’s still an environment, though. I love this one view of my bedroom and wanted to record the weird angles the attic ceiling makes around the stairway. It was a fun chance to experiment with colors and shapes.
Over and out!
Lena

I made a thing. This is it.

quickdrawcollective:

So, I wrote up the prompt for this month’s theme but didn’t follow it at all—eh—it’s still an environment, though. I love this one view of my bedroom and wanted to record the weird angles the attic ceiling makes around the stairway. It was a fun chance to experiment with colors and shapes.

Over and out!

Lena

I made a thing. This is it.

The members of Quick Draw Collective posted snapshots of our studios. Here’s my super spacious craigslist desk. I keep it hella tidy, but during projects I like to spread everything out so I can look at all my reference and thumbnails at once. And then I clean it up again.
Still don’t have a computer. BUT DAT SKYLIGHT THO.

The members of Quick Draw Collective posted snapshots of our studios. Here’s my super spacious craigslist desk. I keep it hella tidy, but during projects I like to spread everything out so I can look at all my reference and thumbnails at once. And then I clean it up again.

Still don’t have a computer. BUT DAT SKYLIGHT THO.

THEME BY PARTI