Verte Adelie

Drawing on an iPad smart cover: is it a smart idea?

Drawing on an iPad smart cover: is it a smart idea?

Ah, the grand plans I had for this week’s project: let’s draw on my pale gray iPad mini smart cover with Copic markers and Sharpie! It will look great! Sigh. Allow me to spoil the suspense immediately: it was not the smartest idea I ever had. All…

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Creating a new avatar, or a self-portrait in progress

Creating a new avatar, or a self-portrait in progress

This week’s project was about creating a new avatar for my various social media accounts. My current one was a portion of an image I created for my 365 Drawing Experiment and wasn’t meant to be an avatar, i.e. an image that still reads well when scaled down.    …

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Illustrating music and working small: a Soundcloud thumbnail

Illustrating music and working small: a Soundcloud thumbnail

This week’s project is two exercises in one: it’s about illustrating music, and also about creating an image that still looks good as a small thumbnail. Actually, make this three exercises, since it’s also about creating something for someone else, unlike all the projects I’ve tackled so…

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Grid and gradient pattern, like a modern tweed

Grid and gradient pattern, like a modern tweed

During last year’s 365 Drawing Experiment, I spent a lot of time drawing grids by hand with a 005 Micron pen (see very small sample below). I love the textured quality of grids and find drawing them almost meditative.     Trying to replicate the experience in Photoshop to create a seamless pattern…

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A geometric image inspired by a telescope in Antarctica

A geometric image inspired by a telescope in Antarctica

The image that inspired this week’s project has been pasted in one of my notebooks since 2012, and lingering on at the back of my mind ever since: an image of the South Pole Telescope. You can see it here (image n°5), or here (the image is much…

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Instagram-inspired abstract blobs

Instagram-inspired abstract blobs

This week’s project is all about abstract gray blobs with a touch of leafy green. And a cat that isn’t mine but is the perfect color, so I couldn’t resist.     So, how did this abstract image come to life? 1. I was looking at everything I’ve…

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Revisiting hand-drawn flowers again

Revisiting hand-drawn flowers again

Just like last week, let’s revisit an image, one of my favorites from last year’s 365 Drawing Experiment: number 94, posted in April 2014.     And just like last week again, it’s about flowers, or rather, flower, hand-drawn with a micron pen on a plain…

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