I got this Hiram Mcdaniels sticker in the mail today! Courtesy of drawingsheep! The other side envelope was super cute, but I’m not sharing my address with the internet so you don’t get to see it.
P.s. sorry for the terrible cellphone picture.
Yay! So glad you got the sticker!
For context for my followers, I have a fb page where somewhat-recently I ran a quick little contest to give away some of my stickers (I had some extras after printing them off to give away at a booth).
If you’re interested in more contests, let me know- this one was so much fun, especially decorating the envelopes :) Maybe I’ll run one on tumblr, or more on my page…
Do you ever find free time to do other things at home while balancing your OCAD courses or is it like working nonstop?
Jennifer Fryer Illustration Answer:
Oh I pretty much always did- sure there were some late nights, but I was able to balance two jobs last semester along with a long commute and still had some free time! So rest assured if you want free time, you’ll have it.
In my opinion it has to do with time-management just as much as it has to do with personality. There’s always people who seem to just stay home and study all the time, no matter what sort of program or school you’re at, y’know?
It’s especially tricky if you’re in art or design, however, because you can tweak a piece until you’re old and grey. So just make sure you’re organized (and know when to stop) and you’ll be just fine.
Hi! I'm not very good at drawing, particularly because I've never really persued it. Do you have any tips for absolute beginners to drawing/sketching? I'd really appreciate it. Also, what should I draw? c: ily <33
Jennifer Fryer Illustration Answer:
Thank you for the ask!
I always say that the skill of drawing/painting is like a muscle; the more you work out, the stronger you become.
My #1 tip to get art-buff is to just keep drawing. Even when you don’t feel like it. Even if all you feel like drawing is butts or smiley faces or stick people or doodles.
I usually have multiple sketchbooks with themes (either “imagery” themes like people, flowers, etc or “medium” themes like pencil or purple ink) on the go, plus one that is a free-for-all.
The themed sketchbooks make it so I feel like I have a goal (filling the sketchbook), which helps motivate me to draw more frequently. Honestly, just have a ton of skecthbooks and materials everywhere and make it a priority to draw all day err day.
I always recommend drawing things you see in real life (people, plants, buildings, fruit, decorative soaps, anything!) because it will give you knowledge on how things actually are- this goes doubly for drawing people. There’s plenty of tutorials out there that are great resources for learning how to draw faces and profiles and bodies, but the absolute best way is to study from life.
Also here’s a little tip- this is an online model tool for practicing drawing people and animals!
This way you can have a “life drawing” class from the comfort of your own home, even setting it up so you can have warmups, short poses, and long poses.
I hope this helps you out and you have a creative and fulfilling summer!
PSA: Do not leave your pets in the car this summer!
This vet sat in a parked car with all 4 windows cracked to demonstrate how important this is! Please take care of your 4-legged friends!
One of my favourite things about my job working at a summer camp is the part where we have a points system (like Hogwarts style) and I teach the children the berries and cream song and dance and they perform it to me for bonus points.
Best job ever.
I went to the MCA in Chicago yesterday with my family and my brothers matched these paintings and then this happened.
Accidental performance art: priceless
i love this
Amazing reminder that life imitates art; there’s no boundaries. I love when the red rope and glass walls come down between art and the observer- this interaction and spontaneity is exactly what great modern art can be. It becomes an experience.
Heartbreaking story, click through to read the full article. I wanted to make an illustration to hopefully give a boost to this article and speed the word around. Poaching is such a cruel practice.
These are so much fun!! ANOTHER!
Thans to Katie (who’s also an awesome illustrator btw check out her bloggg)
A rose. ‘Cause.
Bottled Up Emotion Series by Olivia Boudreau
One of my favourite series at the 99th OCADU Grad Exhibition from this past weekend.
It’s always amazing seeing works on tumblr that I’ve seen in real life. These are absolutely gorgeous. I’m so proud to go to a school that harbours artists like this.
So pumped for season 3!!!