Hello everyone! How’ve your weeks been?
Today I’m sharing a few paintings/drawings I’ve made over the past few weeks – fandoms include BTS (surprise, surprise), ‘The School for Good and Evil’ series by Soman Chainani, ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo and the singer IU!
Painting a TinyTan-inspired profile picture for my BTS ‘Bookstannies’ #bookstagram bookclub!
One of my friends asked if I could paint our group a profile picture, and I had this idea to draw the girl (who represents ARMY, BTS’ fans) from the TinyTAN animated MVs, reading our group book! The plan is to edit the cover for each new read – the next is probably going to be ‘Lore’ by Alexandra Bracken.
Doing the splodgy book cover was SO fun and I’m excited to do more as our book club progresses! Because they’re so small and meant to be imitations rather than photo-accurate reproductions, it’s a nice way for me to enjoy quick sketches without being too much of a perfectionist.
Lady Lesso and Professor Dovey from ‘The School for Good and Evil’!
I drew this for a ‘Draw This in Your Style’ challenge hosted by Noam (aka @isabella_rose_mcfluffy) over on Instagram! The wings took absolutely forever but they were great fun – I made a little video of me colouring them in (though you might need Instagram to be able to watch it 😕)
Last but certainly not least – IU as Kaz Brekker!
I absolutely loved IU’s ‘Coin’ MV aesthetic (and the song itself obviously, when she started rapping I almost died) and immediately thought of the iconic Kaz Brekker from Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Six of Crows’ duology! I’m soon going to be drawing more Grishaverse-related art as I’ve joined the Grishaverse Big Bang (it’ll be two years in a row, baby!) and I thought this’d be a fun way to get back into it!
I looked at the the stills from the upcoming ‘Shadow and Bone’ show for inspiration with Kaz’s iconic cane and the playing cards, tokens and money bills. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the show is like – almost release date soon!
I was actually pretty pleased with this drawing, it was my second time going straight in with my brush pen without a pencil sketch, and while not perfect, it wasn’t a disaster! It was my first time drawing IU and I hope I can do more!
Who else is super ready for the weekend – it feels like Monday was just five minutes ago! This week has been so hectic for me; on top of household issues, I’ve been working hard on another application, went to a gender archaeology conference (got another conference tomorrow) and I’ve barely read anything.
Looking forward to next week: Friday I’ll be posting my book tour stop for ‘Malice’ by Heather Walter, and hopefully my first ever bullet journal spread too!