king of hearts project

I actually had a few people at Deviant Art that were inspired by my playing card drawings and some have been pretty helpful with the idea. I’m trying color just to experiment. I read most cards have blue, yellow and red. So I get my pencils and paints out. I was kind of surprised my Prismacolor pencils didn’t work with this the way I wanted. Crayola was junk and I’m using Colore’ Colored Pencils. These weren’t cheap either. I only have two watercolor options and the tubes weren’t one of them this time.

These are just ideas/ experiments mostly with colors which I’m terrible with. This first one was done on the sketchpad using colored pencils underneath the dotwork.




The second one is watercolor and I have no idea how to use them properly. I’m just creating colored shadows to go under the dotwork which I’ll be adding later. I’m recording this one as a video so it will take more time plus I have to let it dry before moving on to the next step.





sketchbook #11 – queen of hearts



I think I might do that, make a deck of cards. I’d have to make things fit better. Like maybe on this make the heart the entire background with the queen centered inside it and have the Q in the standard card area or even where its at except over lapping the heart. I don’t know, my crazy meds are kicking in. I’ll think later. My playlist for this my favorite female J-Rock bands. I haven’t heard any good American rock since the 90’s.






Practicing with pencils.

Technique and experience seems to be the main thing. I’ve made a big mess from constantly smearing the graphite. What I’ve found to be great tools are blending stumps and the eraser pencil also good quality pencils. The better pencils have harder wood keeping the core from breaking and a quality sharpener helps too. I can see how buying really cheap supplies could put some people off and lose interest. But here’s my 6th pencil drawing focusing mostly on controlling and technique. Trying to be neat and not smearing everything will be the next step.