Art by Krystal Figueroa

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Fine artist, illustrator, relentless creative, aspiring do-gooder.



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    "Lost in locks!" — Created by Pragyan Gogoi (share)

    — 5 days ago with 15 notes
    #Sktchyinspired #portrait of talented Chicago-based artist, @dovie_golden! I’m a big fan of his work! Did the line work using my new #ZIG Mangaka Cartoonist Flexible Marker (one of the items from my September #artsnacks box) and shaded it in with various #Copic grays… No smudging! I love my Copic Multiliners for that reason, but this may be a new go-to for more cartoon-style line work! #artbykrystal #marker #illustration

    #Sktchyinspired #portrait of talented Chicago-based artist, @dovie_golden! I’m a big fan of his work! Did the line work using my new #ZIG Mangaka Cartoonist Flexible Marker (one of the items from my September #artsnacks box) and shaded it in with various #Copic grays… No smudging! I love my Copic Multiliners for that reason, but this may be a new go-to for more cartoon-style line work! #artbykrystal #marker #illustration

    — 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
    #marker  #artsnacks  #copic  #illustration  #zig  #sktchyinspired  #portrait  #artbykrystal 
    "Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… Make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did. I made it, Mom. I’m a grown up." — Jack Powell, "Jack" (1996) Thank you for the laughter and the tears, Robin Williams… You will be missed.

    "Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… Make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did. I made it, Mom. I’m a grown up." — Jack Powell, "Jack" (1996) Thank you for the laughter and the tears, Robin Williams… You will be missed.

    — 1 month ago with 42 notes
    #RIPRobinWilliams  #RobinWilliams  #portrait  #thankyou  #comedian  #actor  #humanity  #art  #artists on tumblr  #artistsoninstagram  #eatsleepdraw 
    "Day at the Beach" by Krystal Figueroa (2014). Colored pencil on Bristol vellum paper, 11" x 14".

    "Day at the Beach" by Krystal Figueroa (2014). Colored pencil on Bristol vellum paper, 11" x 14".

    — 2 months ago with 10 notes
    #art  #portrait  #sktchy  #colored pencil  #coloredpencilmag  #beach  #artists on tumblr  #female artists  #colorful  #rainbow  #artbykrystal  #portrait art  #portrait artist  #prismacolor  #eatsleepdraw 
    My #ArtSnacksChallenge for July, started last night and finished tonight. I’ve been doing so much drawing and marker work that I almost forgot how much I miss painting! Painting is so therapeutic; I really needed it these past few days. This was my first time using pigment-based ink: It has the feel of watercolor, but with more control over flow and intensity… I may have found a new obsession 😜 Stay tuned for a work progression video in the near future! @artsnacks #Cretacolor #watercolorpencil #Higgins #ink #sktchyinspired #red #blue

    My #ArtSnacksChallenge for July, started last night and finished tonight. I’ve been doing so much drawing and marker work that I almost forgot how much I miss painting! Painting is so therapeutic; I really needed it these past few days. This was my first time using pigment-based ink: It has the feel of watercolor, but with more control over flow and intensity… I may have found a new obsession 😜 Stay tuned for a work progression video in the near future! @artsnacks #Cretacolor #watercolorpencil #Higgins #ink #sktchyinspired #red #blue

    — 2 months ago with 476 notes
    #blue  #cretacolor  #higgins  #watercolorpencil  #ink  #sktchyinspired  #artsnackschallenge  #red  #portrait  #artists on tumblr  #woman  #hair  #painting  #drawing 
    My black swan is complete! This will be the first of several portraits that I will be creating for my “Make Me a Bird” series. What bird should I do next? #artbykrystal #MakeMeABird #ink #marker #CopicART @copicmarker #sktchyinspired @sktchyapp #portrait #blackswan

    My black swan is complete! This will be the first of several portraits that I will be creating for my “Make Me a Bird” series. What bird should I do next? #artbykrystal #MakeMeABird #ink #marker #CopicART @copicmarker #sktchyinspired @sktchyapp #portrait #blackswan

    — 2 months ago with 4 notes
    #copicart  #blackswan  #sktchyinspired  #ink  #marker  #portrait  #makemeabird  #artbykrystal 
    Finished another #portrait for what I think will become a new series of Disney villains! This took on a life of its own… Pretty happy with the results! Which villain should I do next? #artbykrystal #Ursula #Disney #villain #LittleMermaid #Copic #ink #marker #sktchyinspired

    Finished another #portrait for what I think will become a new series of Disney villains! This took on a life of its own… Pretty happy with the results! Which villain should I do next? #artbykrystal #Ursula #Disney #villain #LittleMermaid #Copic #ink #marker #sktchyinspired

    — 2 months ago with 5 notes
    #sktchyinspired  #ursula  #copic  #marker  #villain  #artbykrystal  #ink  #littlemermaid  #portrait  #disney 
    ArtSnacks Challenge for June! Portrait created using only the materials provided:
- Copic Multi Liner Pigment Ink Pen (0.5, Warm Gray)
- Molotow ONE4ALL Acrylic Premium Paint Marker (2mm fine tip, Currant)
- Wolff’s Carbon Pencil (6B)
- K-42 Permanent Paint Marker by KRINK (Gold)

    ArtSnacks Challenge for June! Portrait created using only the materials provided:
    - Copic Multi Liner Pigment Ink Pen (0.5, Warm Gray)
    - Molotow ONE4ALL Acrylic Premium Paint Marker (2mm fine tip, Currant)
    - Wolff’s Carbon Pencil (6B)
    - K-42 Permanent Paint Marker by KRINK (Gold)

    — 2 months ago with 169 notes
    #artbykrystal  #artsnacks  #artsnackschallenge  #copic  #ink  #artists on tumblr  #portrait  #sktchy  #krink  #molotow  #paint  #eatsleepdraw  #artistsoninstagram 
    Just what I needed to hear. #coffeeshopwisdom #goodadvice #artistlife #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo (at Coffee Klatch)

    Just what I needed to hear. #coffeeshopwisdom #goodadvice #artistlife #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo (at Coffee Klatch)

    — 2 months ago with 2 notes
    #lovewhatyoudo  #coffeeshopwisdom  #dowhatyoulove  #artistlife  #goodadvice  #inspiration  #inspirational quotes  #motivation  #topography  #words of wisdom  #go for it  #be amazing  #moleskine  #sketchbook 
    Krystal Figueroa (2014), “Maleficent.” Marker, ink, & colored pencil on mixed media paper, 11” x 14”

    Krystal Figueroa (2014), “Maleficent.” Marker, ink, & colored pencil on mixed media paper, 11” x 14”

    — 3 months ago with 3 notes
    #artbykrystal  #maleficent  #portrait  #marker  #copic  #prismacolor  #colored pencil  #ink  #fan  #fan art  #Disney  #villain  #fairy tale  #sktchy  #artists on tumblr  #art  #artist  #illustration  #eatsleepdraw 
    When I’m feeling stressed and can’t sleep late at night, portrait sketching helps to calm and soothe my soul. Never thought I’d say that about portraits… Funny what you learn about yourself when you push yourself to do something that you would normally avoid: Every now and then, you learn to love it. #artistlife #portrait #sktchy

    When I’m feeling stressed and can’t sleep late at night, portrait sketching helps to calm and soothe my soul. Never thought I’d say that about portraits… Funny what you learn about yourself when you push yourself to do something that you would normally avoid: Every now and then, you learn to love it. #artistlife #portrait #sktchy

    — 3 months ago with 3 notes
    #artistlife  #sktchy  #portrait 

    My latest illustrations, “Meow” and “Phoenix Rising,” are currently on display in the SGV Comic Art Exhibit at the Arts & Recreation of Baldwin Park from now until August 2nd! The art exhibit is running in conjunction with the San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Expo, next Saturday, June 28, 11AM - 5PM. Stop by and support our local comic writers, illustrators, and artists!

    — 3 months ago with 3 notes
    #art  #artshow  #comics  #comicbook  #comic art  #comic expo  #fan art  #dc comics  #marvel  #artbykrystal  #portrait  #illustration  #sktchy 

    Quick #portrait sketch drawn with the only pen I had in my purse today! Still working on that crosshatching 😝 #artbykrystal #ink #teal #sktchy #onesketchaday #onedrawingaday #sketch #drawing #moleskine #flipagram

    — 3 months ago with 1 note
    #sketch  #flipagram  #moleskine  #sktchy  #onedrawingaday  #teal  #ink  #onesketchaday  #portrait  #drawing  #artbykrystal 
    It’s the Red Hat Bandit! Quick lunch break sketch while soaking in this beautiful weather… #artbykrystal #pencil #ink #marker #hat #red #artsnacks #onesketchaday

    It’s the Red Hat Bandit! Quick lunch break sketch while soaking in this beautiful weather… #artbykrystal #pencil #ink #marker #hat #red #artsnacks #onesketchaday

    — 3 months ago with 230 notes
    #pencil  #artsnacks  #onesketchaday  #artbykrystal  #ink  #marker  #hat  #red