I can relate…

Today’s Illustration (Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy)

"Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy" Illustrator, 2018
“Sixteen, Clumsy, and Shy” Illustrator, 2018

Here’s an illustration I did after listening to one of my favorite songs: “Half a Person” by The Smiths. On her headphones are the lyrics, “Sixteen, clumsy, and shy… that’s the story of my life.” Although Morrissey is referring to himself in the lyrics, I think many of us could relate.

Give the song a listen! 🎶

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

"Workstation" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO500
“Workstation” Cedar Park, 2018

Saturday Shopping and Sketching

"IKEA" Round Rock, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.9500000476837mm, f/0, 1/inf sec, ISO0
“IKEA” Round Rock, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going? Today Bay and I went to IKEA to do a little shopping, mainly for a light for his room, but also I wanted to find a clipboard for drawing. We found a nice light for him, but I didn’t find a clipboard, however, I did find this wooden hand which, although labeled as decorative, is realistic enough and poseable so I should be able to use it to practice drawing. Comparing it to my own hand, I can see that the wooden one lacks some the main curvature where the palm meets the bottom of the fingers but I think it’s close enough. At any rate, it’s pretty cool to look at!

"Wooden Hand" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“Wooden Hand” Cedar Park, 2018

Later on, I did a quick sketch and refilled the ink in a couple of my fountain pens. It’s fun to be semi-creative, even if they are just quick sketches and scribbles. I really enjoy it, and it’s so liberating for me not to always be pursuing perfection.

"Sketch" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Sketch” Cedar Park, 2018
"Sparkly Emoji" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Sparkly Emoji” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a wonderful Saturday!