Some of my art

Hi everyone! I’d thought I’d share something a little different today. While this is obviously a book blog, and reading is my favorite hobby, I also dabble in drawing and painting. Recently I’ve started creating digital pieces through Photoshop, and I wanted to start documenting my journey with that as well. I don’t draw as much as I’d like to, but I want to share something once a week, or maybe more frequently. Here are a couple paintings that I’ve recently finished:


I have a more diverse portfolio of my art (including watercolor, ink, colored pencils, etc) on my Instagram @lwrendraws.

My current goals for my art are to first develop my technique for digital illustrations. I’ve been experimenting with different methodology to see what works best for me, and I think I’m starting to get a hang of all the different tools available. More importantly, though, I’m trying to develop a recognizable style. While working on technique is great, it usually produces some unoriginal images because I’m copying exactly from reference. Although using references is a healthy practice, even for professional artists, I’d like to start adding my own twists and style to the image.

(For those of you wondering, I work in the newest version of Photoshop. I use a Wacom Intuos tablet, which you can find here)

Thank you all for taking a look at my art 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Some of my art

  1. love2read365 says:

    Impressed! I got a Huion H420 tablet for Christmas and have only found the time to play around on it once or twice. I imagined myself creating cool doodles and fonts for my blog, but turns out I have no idea what I’m doing! Any useful tutorials or sites you found that might help a beginner?

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    • Lauren says:

      Ah thank you! My recommendation is to watch a LOT of YouTube videos. There are so many techniques, so it takes a while to find the one that is just right for you and your style. My tips are to always use a reference photo and to never use the airbrush for shading, lol. Best of luck and let me know if there’s anything I can help you with! I can’t wait to see what you do 🙂

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