Temporary Tatts

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A little while ago I created a “How to Set up your Illustration Portfolio” post where I recommended that you find examples of professional projects similar to the projects you would like to get and to illustrate your own version of them in order to show future clients that you are ready for top-level work… Well, here I am! Back to set a good example by doing one or maybe more of these “professional” projects! Let’s try it!

When I was searching for new projects that seemed like they could be real projects, I somehow stumbled across BriefBox and my search was over!

I did not sign up for the service. However, I did borrow one of the many free fake creative briefs they have on thier website for designers and illustrators like myself who want to get practice doing professional work, improve thier portfolios or practice thier skills.

Here is what the brief said:

Project overview:

‘Tatties’ specialize in temporary tattoos. They are looking for a new food-based design or set of designs to add to the ‘Food’ category on their online shop. Their transfer tattoos appeal to a wide audience of people, from young children who want to have fun with temporary tattoos to middle-aged women using them for parties and others events.

Use the inspiration images to get a feel for the style of designs that have been successful in the past, and then begin playing with your ideas. Using food as the theme, come up with two or three quirky designs that would work well as temporary tattoos: Use quotations, realistic pictures of food, or perhaps more cartoon-like images.

The nature of temporary tattoos is fun and playful, and the client is looking for something that reflects this; think bold colours and shaping. Try to work some humour in there!

 And here is what I did:

Food Tatts

5/5 Would draw again!!

Click here to try out Briefbox

Have you used Briefbox? Where else can you find fake creative briefs? What do you use to curate your portfolio? Let me know in the comments!

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Happy Drawing Everyone!

TYFreading

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How To Draw a Sea Turtle

Learn How to Draw a Sea Turtle in 5 Steps!

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Today I am going to show you how to draw a sea turtle.

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First, you will need some supplies: 

Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper

Ready to draw? OK!

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Draw an oval on the paper. This will become the body of the turtle. The oval should have a round-ish top and a flat-ish bottom.

Next step!

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A sea turtle’s front legs are paddle-shaped. The back legs are smaller and fan-shaped.

Erase the parts of the shell that overlap with the legs.

Tip: When drawing an unfamiliar subject, use reference photos.

Use this photo as a reference for how your turtle’s legs should look.

Excellent work!

We are done with the hard part!

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Sea turtles have beak-like mouths for crushing and tearing thier food. You could say they are the “hawks of the sea”… but you probably shouldn’t.

Turtle Fact #1: Male and female turtles have different size tails. Female turtle tails do not extend beyond the hind flippers and male turtle tails extend well past the hind flippers. 

Hey, we’re almost done!

HOWTOTURTLE4Draw an eye on your turtle. Erase any parts of the oval that intersect with the turtle’s neck.

To create the shell, draw a long straight line above the flippers extending from the head to the tail.

Use angular, straight lines on top of the shell to indicate where the shell plates connect.

Turtle Fact #2: Turtle shells protect them from predators and provide support for thier internal organs. 

For more terrific turtle facts, visit TurtleTime.org  !

Last Step!

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Use angular lines to draw the turtle’s scutes.

Add two little round nostrils to the turtle’s head.

If you want, give your turtle a home by adding bubbles and seaweed!

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I hope this helped you learn how to draw a sea turtle!

What other types of things would you like to learn how to draw? Let me know in the comments!

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National Handwriting Day

.. And last night’s spelling errors!

national handwriting day illustration by catazoa
national handwriting day illustration by catazoa