Inktober 2017 is officially underway!
I’ve been posting my daily drawings (and live streaming) over on Instagram, but I wanted to post weekly updates here as well. the photos above are some of my favorite posts from the week, but even better – you can hop on over to my youtube channel to take a video tour of all the illustrations from week one…
if you watched my recent 2017 sketchbook video, then you know I was due for a brand spankin’ new sketchbook. while I work in several sketchbooks at a time, lately I’ve enjoyed having a larger 8.5×11 sized one in the rotation…
this time around I decided to go for the Strathmore mixed media sketchbook and snazzy up the cover Beetlejuice-style! this will serve not only as a rad cover for all of my upcoming Inktober stuff, but also as a prop for my halloween costume this year (and yes, that’s a hint for you…but I’m still not revealing it quite yet!).
you can hop on over to my YouTube channel to watch how I created this cover. this video is part of my Bun-O-Ween series on my channel, so be sure you’re subscribed to see all of the spooky vids for October!
whew – this video has been in the works for a while now, and I’m so stoked that it’s ready to be shared with all of you…my 2017 SKETCHBOOK TOUR!! I always enjoy watching sketchbook tours on youtube and listening to artist commentary. not only is it inspiring, but there’s something kind of relaxing about them.
as I mention in the video, I want to note that my sketchbooks are different from my art journals. my art journals are mixed media stuff that is more like completed works of art. my sketchbooks on the other hand, is where I’m working out all of the kinks: testing new supplies or colors, drawing, mindless illustrations, notes, etc.
I tend to work on a few at a time (and this year I’ve been bouncing between three of them), so that explains why it takes me so long to fully complete one. this particular sketchbook was started in December of 2016, and completed this August.
so grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and hop on over here to watch the full video tour (and it’s a nice a long one for ya!). I hope you guys dig it…
it’s a new month, which means a new artsnacks box and another box breakdown! the ‘box breakdown’ is a monthly video I put together for the folks over at artsnacks. it’s an in-depth look at the supplies & techniques found in the latest monthly box.
I’m particularly fond of this month’s box breakdown video – I think because I jam packed so much stuff into it! you can hop on over to the artsnacks youtube channel to watch it…
happy friday, and I hope you all have a creative weekend!
+ learn more about my collab w/ artsnacks here!
+ if you’re new to artsnacks, I’ve got a discount code for ya…use the code BYBUN10 at checkout to get 10% off your first month’s box.
here’s a look at this week’s drawings from the #aprilartchallenge! I think my favorite prompt from the week was ‘obsession’, which gave me an excuse to draw a coffin. you know, because I love all that spooky stuff…
be sure check out the week one and week two recaps, and do you want to join the challenge? just jump in and get drawing! take a look at the prompt list here 🙂
here’s a look at this week’s drawings from the #aprilartchallenge! you might have noticed I’m missing today’s drawing (and that’s mainly because I haven’t done it yet), but I’ve also been super busy working on the new online class…which…COUGH COUGH…the launch date is officially APRIL 28TH! more info on that coming soon…wink!
+ want to join in on the april art challenge? it’s not too late! take a look at the prompt list here and starting creating 🙂
if you follow me on instagram, then you’ve probably seen my daily drawings I’ve been posting this week for the april art challenge! as we move through the month, I’ll be sharing weekly recaps of my drawings here on the blog…
it’s not too late to join in on the drawing fun – learn more about the #aprilartchallenge and start tackling daily prompts here!
see what beer inspired this sketchbook doodle in the second episode of DRINK & A DOODLE! head on over to my youtube channel to watch…
head on over to my youtube channel to watch a tour of my moleskine sketchbook! also to note, I have uploaded one of the illustrations featured in the video to society6 (so you can buy a print, phone case, or carry-all pouch).
I’m hoping that this sketchbook tour will maybe get you a little inspired to do some drawing. especially because I’m doing a 30-day drawing challenge for april, and would love for you to join in! stay tuned for all of the challenge details…
in continuing to share my progress on the altered book for my art methods course, this is a look at the inside back cover. there were really only two elements to this particular page prompt: it had to tie to your theme, and had to include a niche. although my theme is a bit vague at the moment, I knew right away I wanted some sort of organ-shaped niche.
the niche is carved out by clipping down a thick stack of pages, and then slowly carving out a shape with a x-acto knife. the inside edges of the niche are then smoothed out by gluing down your scrap pages (from when you cut your shape). I used gel medium to adhere my scraps and even put a thin coat along the outside edges of the pages.
while I don’t usually create niches in my journals, it definitely got me thinking about exploring it more in the future…