Wednesday, October 1, 2008

14 look what i did!

I'm taking an Illustration for Interior Design class and we are using watercolor pencils right now to do color illustrations of black and white photocopies. At first, I was confused because in my rendering class we always drew from color photos.... but now I've kind of gotten the hang of it and its pretty cool!

photocopy 1

this was my first try with the watercolor pencils...
i didn't use any water, this is just dry pencil on dark grey paper.
(there is a slight reflection of the black pencil on the inner part of the chairs, please excuse it!)
my teacher told me it was good, but my circles are not round enough (????)

photocopy 2

my second drawing!!
this time we used water to turn the watercolor pencil into actual watercolor, then we went back over it with the same pencils to add detail with a really sharp point. i really like watercolor pencils now.... i have a homework assignment to do another wood chair and I'm actually excited about doing it!

so now you have proof that i actually do some work here in Florence. A little bit! ;)



  1. wow! i like em'...especially the wooden chair. it looks really good!!! i wish i could draw like you...i'm terrible w/ shadows and lighting and stuff. and like i said last night, i can't/have trouble coloring w/in the lines.

    good work keep it up! skills!

  2. armon i JUST posted this....

    ...what are u doing at work? lol

    but thanx!! glad u like ;)

  3. you are getting better, and you teacher was right...those circles are not round enough. you need to fix that. i am not spending my money to send you way over there to draw ovals.

    get it right!!!!

    hope you are having fun!!!!

  4. oh wow!!! These pics are sooo good!!!!

    Tell your teacher to kiss it. your circles look fine lol

  5. thats really impressive!!! and u say, u didnt get it... :)

  6. can i have your autograph?

    you're amazing.

  7. They look really good! You are talented! It's gotta be cool to be in Italy working in something you love!!

  8. @stew ---> thanx stew, i kno ur my biggest critic... i appreciate it haha

    @1/3 ---> thanks girl, i need to get better at drawing the figure with the correct proportions, because they are a little off in each, but i definitely can tell i'm getting better!

    @judy d ---> yes! i didn't understand why she wanted is to use these b&w photocopies at first... but now i'm getting the hang of it

    @adrianne ---> haha u don't need my autograph... u have my DNA!! :)

    @autumn ---> yea being here in Italy studying is so nice, EVERYbody in my classes is good.. I'm just tryna keep up!!

  9. i know that you know that your shit is ill but i'm here to tell your ass again!

    your shit is ILLLLLLLL nik!



  10. You have talent!!!!!! Those pictures look great!

  11. @kb ---> thanx ma'am!! i wish i had photos of the other students' work.

    @lady C ---> ciao amica!! grazie ;)

    @D.Son ----> thanks! i'll be posting more soon...

    @E2deep ---> i appreciate the compliments! i need to post more artwork because ya'll are good for my self-esteem! haha

  12. Wow, Niki...I know I'm just a little bit biased, but those drawings are EXCELLENT!! I must admit...I was beginning to wonder if you were really doing any work over there :-).


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