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Bears Bears s r a e B B e a rBeasrs Bears Nr. 9 | April
la-bear-ious, la-bor-iuous, get it? Doesn't rhyme does it? Ah well. that's not even a pun yay! glorious, g-roar-ious... I know, I know.... sigh
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Twitter@designcutsdeals By Angie DeMuro
We called and we
hen we placed our call
contributors and readers. We are very
proud that the community is letting us be
an outlet for their work. We hope the
gallery invites you to burst out of your
Fritzi.Flok Illustrators Modern
completely new. One easy of developing
response yet.... everyone loves bears. We
a new style is to mix styles you know into
were not expecting the bears to take over
a new but still familiar style. So see what
the magazine! We aim our cheatsheet
you resonate with and make it your own,
issues to be resources for your personal
after all imitation is the sincerest form of
studies and development of characters and
styles, so we are especially happy that we have such a range of media and form. Our goal of being a creative community center and helping each other along the way
Four bears in digital from manual sketch. Shapes refined by bending and manipulating. „All my illustrations have one big eye“ Top from left to right: Mia Schubert, Marina Grzanka. Bottom from left to right: Sydonia Aitken-Ballard (awkwardillustration), Franziska Höllbacher
The method is pencil and the brown "inkwash " is actually instant coffee. I also did just a little clean up and contrast adjustment in Photoshop. It started off as a doodle while watching a movie and I liked where it was going... So it became a little more mindful but still playful.
Top from left to right: Kath Watmough, Catarina Oliveira Bottom from left to right: Mateja Lukezic, Catarina Oliveira
Left page Â´top left To create my bear, I drew it by hand before scanning it, and then worked in Illustrator on the computer.
Hibernating polar bear on piece of passepartout carton. Outlines pencil, emphasized with a Faber Castell Pitt Oil Base in Black. Colour Stabilo Woody 3in1 coloured pencils. They are very soft and highly pigmented.
Top: Franziska HĂśllbacher Bottom: Nikola Werner
Left page, top left The sitting polar Bear in the field of poppies - is done in Schminke watercolor and pen lined with Pigma micron fineliners. top right Bear selfie watercolor pencils and Derwent watersoluble sketching pencils bottom right Black bear dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha - is done in colored ink with Pigma Micron fineliners. bottm right Polar Bear in snorkels - Gouche and Pigma Micron fineliners.
Top right corner: Kristina Nowothnig Bottom from left to right: Anna Fleet, Tessa Rath
- changing up the media!
Challenging yourself and growing from it is the best way to give your neurons a good kick to build new knowledge. Drawing outside ones comfort zone may be a scary thought, but your neurons will thank you.
from the diversity of possible tools was the most difficult thing to get to grips with.
Up till recently my creative output has been focused on real media.
drawing has proved to be a great challenge for me... So many
I'm still trying to get my mind around
painting digitally and with real media, in my mind the brush on the screen should act just like a
things were alien!
real brush, but of course, it The
drawing on the surface and looking at the screen was just the start. I could handle drawing the lines without feeling the friction between paper and pen but, the infinite range of colour, uncountable combinations
doesn't, and I miss the natural irregularity of real paper. To keep my digital art feeling more organic I usually scan in my sketches to touch up but these bears were made completely digitally, hope you like them.
â€” Jelena, J.-L.
Top row: Izabella Markiewicz Bottom from left to right:Miss Cupcake, Julie Cossette
Digital, drawn in Photoshop with Gouache and Pen tools by Kyle Webster Top row: John Joven Bottom from left to right: Tina Mailhot-Roberge, Anna Fleet
This page These are three pictures of bears to choose which you like the most . They are made with colored paper and drawn with crayons and watercolors. Right page Top Coloured tissue paper, cut to shape and made as collage Bottom row Mixed Media from old book pages, gesso and oilpastels Malgorzata Zajac
Top:Tracey English Bottom row: Martina Stock
Detailed water colour picture. Some pencil lines traced, mostly water colour tracing Finished off with coloured pencil lines.
Cheating with new tracing toy
paper. This gives a picture a
I've kept to our Bears
cheating, anyway. Once you
less forced feelm, as one is
theme with these evolutions
have a good outline, why
more free to colour over the
of a grumpy but nice bear
should you re-draw it again
lines. The colour layer has a
and again? It may take longer
more organic feel and allows
any outlining to be drawn
there's nothing better than
using the same template to
than the other way around
retry a new technique, how else
properly? That's the first way I use my lightbox. The outline that is shone
Initial sketch with blue pencil, that I traced on water colour paper
through the paper can also act as a guide for applying colour, instead of drawing pencil on your watercolour Water colour study traced directly with water colour. Finished off with coloured fine liners.
â€” Jelena, J.-L.
Jelena Jordanovic-Lewis (jetzyey)
Top left:Catarina Oliveira Bottom right: Sandra Pick
Top right: Johanna Fritz Bottom left: Anna Fleet, Wendi Amundson Unreinand Jenny
Right page I work almost entirely digitally, using my Wacom Intuos Drawing tablet and secret blend of the finest textures, papers and digital paints. I enjoy telling different stories through my drawings. Each character has its own story behind it before i draw it. Usually i start with a rough sketch and the work my way up to final finished piece with bright colors. Melissa Washburn
- changing the style!
Once your drawing skills
are good enough to make
that might evoke disgust
things according to your
or laughter when being
taste there's a danger of
looking at. I guess it is a
getting stuck in a style rut.
Fighting that, and the pride
syndrome. However, whenever I've
requires stepping out of
your comfort zone once in
a while. My challenge was
their character had more
to draw something ugly or
crazy, rather than cutesy.
challenge for me, but I
thought of spending hours
- that still
reactions more and more. â€” Jelena, J.-L.
d a e h n o l Me
Right page, Top left My panda illustration is a multimedia piece. I first created a simple line drawing that was shaded in using a scribbling technique. This was then scanned in and altered in Photoshop, I adjusted the levels to give the image more contrast. I also used scanned in textures of watercolours on paper and bamboo leaves. I played with opacity and settings on the different layers of bamboo to give some depth. I also used scans of tissue that had black ink applied, using a roller. This was used to add a bit of shadow to the bear. I use this technique a lot as I enjoy the textural interest it gives.
Top from left to right: Wing Yee Lee, Anna Fleet Bottom: Arwen Edsall
Top from left to right: Sarah Mullen Design, Hanneke Supply Bottom from left to right: Melissa Washburn, Hanneke Supply
Top from left to right: Christina Willett, Valentina Troiani , Valentina Troiani Bottom from left to right: Angela Hiltz, Myriam Kozik, Laura Bobbiesi
Top right, bottom right I usually sketch my illustrations using pencil. Then go over the lines using Micron pens. After that, I will thicken the outer lines of the subject. I will usually leave the illustrations as a line drawing (Honey Bear) but
Top from left to right: Kathrin Werner, Yaney Yusup Bottom from left to right: Jacqueline Kok, Yaney Yusup
sometimes i will use colour pencils to colour it (Panda Bear). My illustration style can be classified as kawaii style... where the characters usually have big heads, small bodies, simplified limbs and big eyes placed low on the head.
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Christina Willett Designs IG: @cwillettdesigns
www.fhillustrations.com IG: @fh_illustrations
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Hanneke Supply www.hannekesupply.com IG: @hannekesupply
Arwen Art and Design www.arwenartanddesign.c om IG: @arwenartanddesign
Maedchenwahn www.maedchenwahn.com IG: @maedchenwahn_illustration
Jackie Ling Ashley Aliko
https://www.nerfi.wordpress.com IG: @jackieling1981 FB https://www.facebook.com/Jackie-Ling318335681660894/
www.catarinaoliveirastudio.com IG: @catarinaoliveirastudio
www.jessicaspring.com IG: @jesskspring
www.byjohannafritz.de IG: @byjohannafritz
www.johnjoven.com IG: @jjovenart
www.juliecossette.com www.behance.net/ JulieCossette
www.marinagrzanka.com IG: @marinagrzanka
Kath Watmough Designs IG: @kathwatmough
www.kathiwerner.wordpress.com IG: @kathrinsworld
illustration.katjapotokar.com IG: @katjapotokar
atelier artisserie www.artisserie.de/ IG: @atelier_artisserie
Mima Illustration www.matejalukezic.com IG:@matejalukezic
Art by Mia Schubert FB: DrawMeIn IG: Mia Jadedcup Schubert
Myriam Kozik IG: @kozihut
Sarah Mullen Design
www.sarahmullendesign. com @sarahmullendesign
www.awkwardillustration. co.uk @awkwardillustration
www.TessaRath.de IG: @tessarath FB:TessaRathFindIchGut
Tina MailhotRoberge http://vervex.ca/ @vervex
www.tracey-english.co.uk IG: @traceyenglish
http:// www.valentinatroiani.com/ IG: @valentina.troiani FB: @valentinatroianillustration
Wendi Amundson Unreinand Jenny www.jennyludesigns.com
Wing Yee Lee @wingyeedoodles
IG: @bisukiut http:// illustratedbyyaney.wordpress. com
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