Social media hand drawn icons

The good thing about being in the last few months of Uni? I’m planning to share all the pieces that I’ll be doing for my final projects! :D

And I won’t stop doing this the minute Uni ends, apart from beauty/reviews related stuff I’m determined to keep blogging about my art work, it will make a nice break from makeup once in a while.

This one is a bit of a by-product of one of my projects. I was drawing icons for my business card and I figured I might as well draw some icons for my website too while I was at it.

I wanted the icons to look hand-drawn and I wanted a completely new picture for blog lovin’ as I’m not too fond of the face designs AT ALL so I drew my own version.

I first sketched out all the icons with a mechanical pencil. I don’t like “normal” pencils, I hate how they go blunt so quickly.

If I’m doing something like a portrait then I’ll use them to create highlights and shading but for general sketching I am a huge fan of mechanical pencils.

For the actual colour I was a bit stuck between choosing water colour (one of my favorite mediums) and my pro-markers. In the end promarker’s won.

Nothing exactly ground-breaking about them, but I’m quite happy with how they look in the side bar :)

Especially how they change colour when you hover the mouse over them, (lol I’ll admit I spent a good two minutes just running my mouse over them to see the colours change).

What do you think of them? Oh and what do you think of my new blog banner? I love it! :D

April Giveaway

For those of you who don’t know I won’t be uploading any new tutorials (or at most only 1) till the end of May when I FINALLY finish my Graphic design degree! Until then I’ll be uploading a few giveaways just so you guys don’t completely forget about me and to say thanks for still watching :)

As usual the rules are simple:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post saying what kind of tutorials you would like to see me do when I come back at the end of May.

2. If you are under 16 years of age please ask your parents permission before entering.

3. You can only leave ONE comment.

4. The giveaway is international as always.

5. The competition ends on the 11th of April.

6. If you are the winner and don’t reply within 48 hours of me contacting you I’m sorry but I will pick another winner.

7. I ALWAYS send the prizes by recorded delivery so that I’m sure they get to you.
Why don’t you announce the
winners on You Tube?

The reason I don’t announce the winner/s on You Tube exc. is because to enter a comment you have to enter your email (don’t worry I’m the only one who can see it) so I already have the means to contact you, there is no point in announcing the winners :)

Anyway, good luck! :D