Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today:  Drawing Manga

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” ~Jean-Luc Godard ~

This week, when ever I got creative, it was digitally. No, not photos. Drawing. I don’t know what it was, maybe it is hormones, but I had another bad (mood) week, plus David was on a biz trip, so I felt like gifting myself something. Getting myself a little something. You know, new shoes, a purse, girly things. Stooooop! Back that up a sentence or so. Right up to ‘… you know,…’ well, if you know me than you know that I don’t fall for shoes or bags, like ever. However, I do fall for tech toys, badly. So, what did I get myself?

A new iPad. An iPad Pro actually, because I had read good things about its drawing capabilities together with the Apple pencil. And once I got that toy it needed to be inaugurated, tested and trialed. So the past couple of evenings I sat in front of my computer looking at images and at YouTube videos and was drawing… manga. Or manga-esc like. Just because. I had the whole screen full of different manga pictures and let myself be inspired by the work of all the different artists.

And the iPad Pro did not disappoint. I mean, it is still ‘drawing on glass’, but it feels a whole lot better than on my old iPad. On which I gave up drawing rather quickly. Drawing in Sketchbook on the iPad Pro I will definitely be exploring further. But who knows, maybe I’ll go back to good ol’ paper tomorrow. You just never know with me. How about you. Are you sticking to one medium or are you more of a butterfly like me, trying this and that?

Anyways, here are a couple of drawings I did that I am pretty happy with. So much so that today I imported them to my desktop and opened them in Photoshop and started coloring one of them. Coloring really is a lot of fun. I haven’t started with any color on the second one yet, but I surely will soon. Don’t you think it would like some color-love?

But for now, that’s it from me. I hope to be seeing you all on Monday for our #OneGoodThing linkup. Until then – enjoy my drawings and your weekend!


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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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