@1 year ago with 84 notes
#ashley mackenzie #sketches #artists on tumblr #drawing #moleskine
A little sketch I did based on a dream I had where I was a small homeless kid with a giant black dog. We had to sneak into houses at night to find a place to sleep and I stole a giant loaf of bread with blue sprinkles on it and it was the best bread ever, though I don’t remember much else.
@1 year ago with 113 notes
#ashley mackenzie #drawing #illustration #sketches
More schoolwork, we had to do a cover for a future issue of American Illustration and I chose 88. I’ll post the finished version when the semester is over!
@1 year ago with 28 notes
#ashley mackenzie #illustration #experiments #collage #brush ink #ink
Finally I have something to post! This was a small assignment, we had to depict something that conveyed aggression. I’ve been trying to experiment lately with exaggeration and different mediums, so hopefully this doesn’t look too strange.
Brush ink and red paper on bristol.
demoonillu asked: Hi, this is probably a super stupid question. What scale do you work at before scanning? Do you work at a larger scale than the piece's required dimensions and then scale down? Or do you work at the exact size?
That’s not a stupid question at all! I tend to work quite small so most of the sketches on this blog are pretty much the same size on paper as they are here. I do try and work a bit larger than the intended size for full illustrations, just because it helps to tighten things up when the piece is reduced, but even then I usually sketch them out at a smaller size and then blow them up digitally and transfer them to whatever I’m working on for the final. Hope that answers your question!
@1 year ago with 10 notes
@1 year ago with 212 notes
#ashley mackenzie #gorgon #medusa #snakes #mythology #drawings #sketch #commissions
Sketch commission of a gorgon. After so much line-work with tattoos and sketch commissions over the past few weeks I’ve been dying to do more with tone and this was the perfect outlet.
@1 year ago with 917 notes
#ashley mackenzie #drawing #mythology #sketch #sphinx #commissions
Sketch commission of a sphinx, following the Greek mythology more than the Egyptian mythology.