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A drawing a day project?

A drawing a day. I have been flirting with the idea for quite some time, and I think now is the right time for such a project. Or as right as it can ever be. So basically the idea is to complete a drawing a day. Each one of them

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Catching Fire - Procreate Painting Demo
Brushes

Catching Fire – Procreate Painting Demo

Catching Fire. Heavily referenced by Katniss, however she is not supposed to look like her. Anyways, this post is all about using and manipulating fire in a digital painting. Painting was done on an iPad Pro, using Apple Pencil and procreate app, but the process can be applied in photoshop

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Brushes

Painting Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar

Painting Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar today, and demonstrating how to use my custom crack (and other)  brushes in an artwork. Pirates of the Caribbean 5, aka “Dead Men tell no tales” was an amazing movie and the least I can do is pay a small tribute. 🙂 Like most

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Painting WonderWoman
Brushes

Painting Gal Gadot as WonderWoman

My hand was itching to make a few strokes the other day and I ended up painting Gal Gadot as WonderWoman. I haven’t been able to draw traditionally lately, and it seems a lot of time will pass until I will have the time and energy to do so. Sorry

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Love - Magic Ambigram
Ambigrams

Ambigrams vol2

Welcome to Ambigrams Vol.2! As I already stated I am currently loving making ambigrams. So much that I originally I planned to make one design per day, for the whole year. And although I haven’t failed yet, strictly speaking, I think it was a long shot. Anyways, I had a lot

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Normal is an illusion
Ambigrams

Ambigrams

Earlier this year I took interest in designing tattoos. Naturally I came across typography, calligraphy, and recently ambigrams. What is an ambigram? An ambigram is basically a word or phrase that when you flip it over, it reads the same with another word or phrase. They actually combine all my

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The end of an era?

And the beginning of a new. I am referring to “Pencil Drawing Adventures” of course. As you might have noticed, I rebranded my site and social media recently. “Joanna Vu Pencil Art” had become “JoannaVu Art & Design” to include most of my current work which unfortunately isn’t pencil work…

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Colored Pencils

Drawing skintones with colored pencils (featuring Avi Kaplan)

Drawing skintones with colored pencils is probably the most challenging task for all pencils artists and drawing enthusiasts out there. And that’s quite understandable since skin consists not only of multiple hues of browns, reds, and yellows, but also unlikely colors such as greens, blues and purples. (Yes, really!) Fortunately,

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Colored Pencils

Draw this again: Jack Sparrow drawing

I’m totally obsessed with everything related to the Pirates of the Caribbean: Johnny, the movies, the music… everything. Naturally I tend to do a Jack Sparrow drawing every now and then. So, I felt quite brave the other day and decided to share my progress throughout the years with a

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