Slow but Steady Artistic Progress

digital drawing by me jennibee

Hey there! I know I keep disappearing.

It seems like I never quite have enough time to do everything I want. I have way too many hobbies, and too many household chores, so I’m always forgetting to do something.

Anyways, I just thought I’d hop on and share that I’ve been drawing again, sort of. I try to draw when I feel inspired and sometimes that means I draw for a few days and then stop for a few weeks.

Here’s one of my latest drawings:

digital drawing by me jennibee

I still have a long way to go before I feel comfortable with my drawing style. It seems like my style changes every time I sit down with my iPad. But I feel pretty proud of this one. The shading and the shape of it feels good to me. I still struggle drawing guys, but I’m happy with the hair at least.

digital drawing by me jennibee

And even my line art feels pretty solid. Although I tend to change my lines around as I color, I stuck to lines for the most part.

digital drawing by me jennibee

Oh, and did I mention this was a redraw from a drawing I did about a year ago? Here’s the difference a year can make, even if I don’t draw consistently yet. I still don’t know what I’m doing with backgrounds, but I feel like my character drawings have more depth to them. The proportions feel a little more balanced, and the colors feel like they work together a little better.

I’m excited to see what the future brings. Hopefully I keep improving.

expression girl doodle

Working on Expression

I'm trying to figure out how to push my expressions a little more. I'm still learning to draw, and I kind of like how it turned out. Sort of.

doodle girl

Easing into Drawing Again

Last May for Mother’s Day, my husband bought me an iPad with an Apple Pencil. I used to draw almost daily with it. But lately my drawing has tapered off a bit. My daughter keeps stealing my...