Monthly Archives: May 2015

Congratulations to my incredibly smart, hardworking, and brilliant cousin Alyssa for graduating earlier today. She was in the top 5% of her class, how exciting!


I drew this card during the ceremony, then fixed up the details when I got home. I unfortunately left most of my art supplies back in LA so I used any available highlighters, Sharpie pens, and some strewn stubby colored pencils for the color. Will have everyone sign it during tonight’s family dinner.

Here’s the initial sketch of it. And if you’re wondering, yes! I did have a lot of fun making the hair curls.

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Thank you to Arun from my writing group for letting me do an impromptu photo sesh with you when we met up for coffee on Sunday.

Arun was really fun to illustrate! I never attempted to draw anyone with hair as curly as his so that was an interesting process. He was also a great model — I think he’s used to being someone’s muse — who barely flinched and even played along when he heard/saw me snapping away hazy iPhone pics.




I drew him using a lead pencil then scanned in his sketch. I fixed up a few strange parts of the drawing on Adobe Photoshop Elements, like adjusting his mouth line and shrinking his right eye pupil. I also colored it a bit using this method.

UPDATED. Colored the first one much like the rest.


More under the cut.

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