Illustration Friday: “Mask”

Neon Masks Illustration by Eliza Stein

I’ve been looking for a new sketching exercise lately, and I’d forgotten how much I like to draw masks— you can delve into geometry, symmetry, abstraction, facial expressions, symbolism, pretty much anything you could improve in your art.

All of these masks are real, from different cultures and times, picked at random from an image search.

Another color version— I could make new ones for days:

Golden Masks Illustration by Eliza Stein

Aaaannnd here’s the original ink drawing:

Black and White Masks by Eliza Stein

Illustration Friday: RED

Red Rage Illustration by Eliza Stein

Somehow, my notes for this week’s Illustration Friday word went from “Things that are red” to this. RAAAGE is a thing that is red, no?

Illustration Friday: “Space”

Space Case Sketch by Eliza Stein Illustration

Space Case Sketch by Eliza Stein Illustration

Sometimes I just draw things I want to have. The closest I could find to this, after searching the whole Internet, was a laptop cover, but it wasn’t a suitcase!

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScl/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration (NOTE: Many images on are in the public domain, but a few are not. Read their copyright notice before using.)