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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.

quickdrawcollective:

This month, I have a few lettering projects in progress. (Yes that’s a baby flipping you off.) And I was the second shooter for two weddings this past weekend. I never imagined doing any sort of photography—it’s never interested me. Editing photos and designing layouts is what I prefer. But now, I have a working knowledge of the fancy cameras.

Coolio!

Lena

A quick belated birthday drawing for one of my favorite people on the planet. Back when Sayada and I were in college, she used to wrap her tiny body in a blanket when she got cold, just like this. Sayada, I need you to know this was so frustrating to color with a mouse. (I still don’t have a computer at home and borrowed my work one after hours to color this.)

A quick belated birthday drawing for one of my favorite people on the planet. Back when Sayada and I were in college, she used to wrap her tiny body in a blanket when she got cold, just like this. 

Sayada, I need you to know this was so frustrating to color with a mouse. (I still don’t have a computer at home and borrowed my work one after hours to color this.)

quickdrawcollective:

For my new job, I’ve been editing photos in Light Room. I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived without this program—it’s wonderful! Color correct EVERYTHING!

Speaking of living without… for most of April I haven’t had a personal computer because mine broke down. It’s made my life simpler and honestly I like it (but I would have died if I didn’t have my smartphone). I’ll buy a new one eventually, but for this month’s theme, I plan on going au-natural. AKA, making a real-life, no-photoshop painting. It’ll be the first one in a long time and I’m excited!

Later!

Lena

So this is what I’ve been up to; sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve updated.

From that one time I saw the Body Worlds exhibit. #oldsketchbooks

From that one time I saw the Body Worlds exhibit. #oldsketchbooks

Show me your teeth.

Show me your teeth.

I made this awhile ago, but just finished it up for practice. It was for an article about sweating too much at the gym.

I made this awhile ago, but just finished it up for practice. It was for an article about sweating too much at the gym.

This is how I feel about Mr. Punxsutawney’s forecast and today’s weather.

This is how I feel about Mr. Punxsutawney’s forecast and today’s weather.

quickdrawcollective:

Laura Mvula is one of my favorite singers and this is how I imagine her when I hear Sing to the Moon. Her music isn’t very traditional jazz, but her voice has a rich, jazzy sound. (Maybe I cheated picking her for this theme but I love her so much that I had to draw her.)
Adios!
Lena

I’m crazy proud of this piece.

quickdrawcollective:

Laura Mvula is one of my favorite singers and this is how I imagine her when I hear Sing to the Moon. Her music isn’t very traditional jazz, but her voice has a rich, jazzy sound. (Maybe I cheated picking her for this theme but I love her so much that I had to draw her.)

Adios!

Lena

I’m crazy proud of this piece.

THEME BY PARTI