Posted in Updates

2019 goals for this website!

Hello and welcome back to another post!

In today’s post I wanted to celebrate this new year! It’s 2019 and yes I know it’s a little late!

I wanted to show you some recent art, and then tell you my little goals for this website.

The supply I have been using the most is my gouache. I use the Acrylic Holbein gouache, it comes in many colors and these are very opaque. I have been using them a lot and I just love them! (especially the pastel colors!). These are more acrylic based though- but still have a nice opaque consistency.

I was able to get new copic multi-liners for Christmas and I nice new pencil! I’ve been using these alot and I really enjoy using them.

I drew a little cat with my gouache, I had so much fun drawing this guy and I want to do more like these! The simple blocks of colors outlined really made it pop, I also like how I didn’t do much shading. It gives it a nice, simple cartoon look.

Here is another cat I did, just like the other one. These are my little winter cats! I really enjoyed drawing these little guys!

Here are the final products! I just love the vibrant colors.

Now, for the 2019 goals for my website…

GOAL 1- More consistency!

My 1st goal is to be more consistent when posting. When it comes to posting regularly, I feel like my posts are spotty. So, I am going to be more consistent. I am going to post at least twice a month! So look out for my posts twice a month. (Every Saturday or Friday).

GOAL 2- Drawing more!

My 2nd goal is to draw every day for 10 minutes- sketch a little, paint, whatnot. Being a student isn’t easy, I get busy and it isn’t always realistic for me to be sketching everyday. So I am working on sketching everyday and then by the end of the week I will gather up those sketches for you all to see.

GOAL 3- Experiment more!

Lastly, I want to get out of my comfort zone! Draw more things I don’t normally draw. Use different supplies. I really want to experiment and have fun!

Thank you for reading this, and I will see you shortly!

Posted in Paintings

-Drawing in realism-

Hey there! It has been like what- over 2 months since I have last posted?! wow! I am so sorry, I even said in my last post I would post more. I find it hard to be consistent with posting, its been hard and the posts have been just random. I will try to be at least a little consistent…maybe I will make it a goal to post twice a month instead of just disappearing! I am pretty active on my youtube so if you want to catch up; go check out my Pigwit Illustrates channel!

Anyways, besides all of that boring stuff- let me show you some artwork I did today!

I begin this drawing by a simple sketch on my watercolor paper (yes I’ll be using watercolors!) 

Then its time for the painting process!! I start always by painting the skin in blues, reds, yellows… just enough subtle shading. I worked on the hair next and I decided to go with a strawberry blonde color. I painted her eyes blue and filled in her eyebrows. I painted the background in with a greenish blue color so it brings out her eyes, I add a little more details and then the 2nd layer is done!

and ta-da! I am done! I finish it by shading and adding details with my Prismacolor pencils and white  gel pen. 

Hope you enjoyed this short post and I will see you soon! 

-Pigwit Illustrates

Posted in Updates

It’s been a while…

Hey there! It’s been almost a MONTH since I last posted… wow! That’s a lot of weeks without posting, so sorry! Things have been very stressful and busy so it’s always hard to make time for a post.

I thought I would show you updates on my style, and a little sketchbook tour ✏️

My style has been changing and I have really been experimenting with my style; that’s a little to the reason why I have been gone so long.


I have been working on a character design, but I am still working on it and the sketches right now aren’t the best, but I’ll show you more progress in the later days!

6AC1EE3C-88E6-4A07-81B2-3575923F92E2I tried drawing feet…. they aren’t bad! Kinda cute in my style, I like them!

7A2B5CD0-B27D-4DC5-ABCA-A73E4955C42BTest painting of challenging myself to use 3 markers…. it’s a very teeny sketch!


Here I am designing more characters and using colored pencils. Practice, practice and practice!


I drew this elderly man who was riding a bike, he had a lot of character and was fun to draw.

8886CC78-870F-43DB-9A9D-370A9BC754C7 Then in these sketches I am using my most favorite supplies at the moment!

Thanks for reading and I will try to make posts more frequently. There is no acceptions, because I don’t always have time to make posts, they do take awhile to get ideas. (This post was pretty easy to write cause it was full of updates)

thanks for reading, and I will try to post more!


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Updates+it’s been awhile! (and doodles)

Hey guys! 👋🏼 it has been awhile…. what, has it been around a week since I’ve last posted? Gosh, my apologies! I told you all I would post on Wednesday, but I just have gotten so overwhelmed and busy. Sometimes I feel discouraged from posts on here, not many people view it as much or like it very much…Oh well, guess I can’t please everyone, haha.

Today I wanted to show you some updates and new sketches!


This sketch, I did in my new Midori sketchbook. Oh man, if you haven’t tried Midori paper yet… you have to! It’s so amazing. I had fun doing these little doodles and working on different characters. Oh, yes, and the color pink and purple have gotten a lot of attention in this piece!


In this sketch, I was trying to draw “who I see in public” I don’t ever do this, but when I went out to the store and tried to paint them as characters in my sketchbook. It was pretty fun, especially because these sketches were taken from real life; not just a picture from my phone.


I finally got a designated place for my paintbrushes 🖌!  I got this little yellow mug from last Christmas and have never used it, then I thought.. “It’s yellow, my favorite color, and has an art theme to it…so why not add it to the array of other trinkets, right?” I also picked up some new brushes (the blue and red ones) to add to my collection. I decided to get a chisel tip and a round brush. I used these new brushes and I like them a lot!!


I finally went to a craft/art store again! I was really happy about going and I got some new markers, paint pens, brushes and canvases! I also drew an old lady at the store, she had a lot of character and was fun to draw!


These are the new Copics I got, and I also got a new uniball pen for highlighting!

I hope you enjoyed this update post, sorry about the delay. Because I have been so delayed, I decided to post tomorrow for you all. Thanks for reading, and I will talk to you all later.

See you tomorrow!


Posted in challenges, Paintings

Painting with gouache+attempting semi realism??

Helllooo!!!! Today I am testing Holbein gouache and I got some cute pastel colors and some primary colors. 🎨🖌

I recently got these little gouache paints and I just used them today because I haven’t had really had time to paint with them. (More like…. I was to scared to paint with them)

I also got some porcelain pots to have a easier time mixing the paints. It was so satisfing to see the paints all mixed up on the pots and oh myyy it was so cool!

Also, I tried semi realism because I thought it would help as I would layer everything. I found it fun layering the paints and it was surprisingly really relaxing.

424F50F1-8636-4360-B8A4-F61C217604ACHere is a little sneak peak of the pot. Or pan? It was so satisfying to see it come together and look how dang pretty those paints look like!! (Sorry, it’s a little messy but it’s cooolll)


7A7532FC-1DB4-4615-9893-1F80B6A54F86894A531F-D6CF-479B-A2CC-CA8B2609B36FHere are the paints I got, I got the primary set and just a few little separate tubes. I wanted to get some pastels other than just bright primary’s. The pastel gouache is more of an acrylic based gouache I think. Don’t quote me on that though, I’m not sure.

B42F299B-27FB-430A-9BF2-C058CC9D0B8F4803A0E1-333B-464E-B41E-C727EE0FE743I had so much fun working with this gouache. It was such a great experience and it really helped me to expand my medium knowledge!!


Also… did you notice that I got a new desk? Finally I don’t have to use that crappy little plastic one….I had to use my yellow wrapping paper so no one would see the scrapes and mess. But hey, it was worth it, right?

thank you so much for reading this and I will talk to ya soon! Byeeee!