Practicing Faces

"Face" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/70 sec, ISO3200
“Face” Cedar Park, 2017


Today I drew a couple faces, based off of some artwork from one of my favorite digital artists, Ilya Kuvshinov. I love the style of his faces, so I used one of his drawings as a reference and tried to draw the eyes, then the rest of the face and hair. It took a lot of drawing and erasing, but I finally drew something that I thought wasn’t too bad.

From the pencil sketch, I traced a couple copies, then inked the top one using a Micron pen and applied watercolor. The other one I just used my Uni-Ball AIR pen. There are a few things I am not happy with, but overall, it’s not a bad first effort.

I am going to try to draw on my own, using some of the techniques I learned from this drawing. We’ll see how it goes! The more I draw, the more I realize I have a long way to go.

"Practice" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
“Practice” Cedar Park, 2017

I hope you had a nice day!



"Fuchico Omiyage" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/55 sec, ISO3200
“Fuchico Omiyage” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。Today Mariko and Bay returned from their three-week+ long trip to Japan with suitcases full of omiyage (gifts) and food in tow. One of the things I received was a new Fuchico “Japan” series figure. It’s pretty fun, silly, and cool! ❤️

While I was waiting at the airport for them to arrive, I made a small sketch in my Traveler’s Notebook. As I was sketching the Jeep, it started to drive away, so I had to hurry and then try to remember what it looked like as I hadn’t quite finished. But I think it turned out ok. I just wish the ink were waterproof so I could watercolor over it. Oh well. Maybe I need to get some waterproof ink for my Kakuno fountain pen in the future.

"Small Sketch" Austin, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“Small Sketch” Austin, 2017

I hope you had a nice Thursday!


Sunday creativity

"Drawing" USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO1000
“Drawing” USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.

こんばんは!Good evening! How was your Sunday? Mine was great!

Today I woke up early, made some coffee, and started working on a little drawing on the computer while everyone else was still asleep. It was a lot of fun! It brought back so many memories of using my old Wacom Art Z II tablet. The picture I am working on is kind of a funeral scene in the winter snow… a little morose I guess, but it just turned out that way. I am re-learning how to use the tools and trying to improve my drawing skills. And of course, practice is important with everything! I’m not sure how far I will take this particular image, but it’s a start at least. So nice to get back into this kind of art!

"Snow and woman-2016-02-21" USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.
“Snow and woman-2016-02-21” USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.

You know, I have been into photography now for a long time and I haven’t really done any other art since my 20s. I guess my interests changed over time, but it’s funny… it can change again. Maybe I will do more computer art! It’s a lot of fun and there is a lot of freedom in it… much more than photography. I wonder as I do more drawing and painting with the computer, what my thoughts will be… how will it be different now that I am in my forties as opposed to when I was in my twenties. I’m excited to find out! (And how will I think about photography in my 60s? and so on…) ❓

Well, it’s time to get some rest so that I can have a good Monday. I hope you have a nice day!


-バロン Barron Fujimoto