I drew a picture. And Simply Three!

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As you can see, Simply Three is awesome! Check out their Kickstarter campaign here and help them reach their goal!

Joshua James portrait drawing

I’m a huge fan of Joshua James’ music. So, I decided he’d be my next portrait subject! I think that there’s still some work I’d like to do to this one – if I ever get around to it!

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In the early hours of the morning.

Sleep is not my friend these past few days. My body hurts too much to be able to lay there for very long. Sitting’s not so great either. Welcome to another day, I suppose. Thank goodness for music to keep me sane.

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This is my first dabble on toned paper. I think it’ll take some getting used to, altering my shading technique. See, toned paper starts the shading off for you in a way. I used my white pencil crayon on this one for highlights, it really adds some definition!

I’m drawing some more right now. I’ve missed it since I spent all my drawing hours on the illustrations (I’m finally done them! :) ). I’m trying to make myself finish some of my old drawings before I start any more lol.

Hopefully I can sneak a decent nap in sometime before my doctor appointment this afternoon.

Foy Vance drawing.

The title pretty much says it all. This is a portrait drawing of the incredible Foy Vance. I started this quite a while ago but haven’t had time to finish it until yesterday/today. For the last bit of this one I got to try out my new Faber-Castell perfection eraser pencil. They’re awesome for highlights and you can sharpen them to a pretty sharp point for the fine details. I’m really liking it so far.

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Side note: He was wearing a hat in the actual picture so I didn’t cut it off at the forehead to avoid drawing the hair ;) But admittedly I did pick a photo of him sans facial hair for that very reason.

The Marling

I think that I did this drawing a couple of years ago, when I first stumbled onto the awesomeness that is the talented Laura Marling. A few years later and I’m still blown away by this girl’s songwriting skills as well as her ability to sound just as good – if not better – live than otherwise.

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Do have a listen:

When she stood she stood tall.

I finally got some sleep last night after a long time without. My back is really hurting me yet again, I never even realized how much I avoid having to bend because of the pain now. For months I’ve also had this weird thing where if I bend my neck it hurts the very bottom of my spine too. At first it would come and go but now it’s constant. As you can imagine it makes drawing really hard sometimes. I have to watch how I position my head even more than before. Boo.

I’ve been listening to the song below consistently for months now and still haven’t gotten tired of it! I usually put it on when I’m in a solemn or sad mood. It’s beautiful.

0518031633 This is my old sketchbook that I use for doodling and practice. It’s looking kind of rough and I’m finally on the last couple of pages. I realized that I never post any of the pictures in it on here so since I haven’t been doing any new drawings (working on the children’s book instead) I think maybe I’ll start posting a few.

I take this book pretty much everywhere with me, just in case I get bored or need a distraction. I’m pretty used to people asking to look in it (I still have an invisible panic attack every time). Obviously I know there’s a chance that if someone sees me drawing in it they’ll get curious so if I was too worried about it  I would make sure not to take it out in front of people. I don’t put anything too personal in it, like the drawings I do when I’m moody or upset or in an insane amount of pain. Not that they’re horrifying or anything, but it’s a lot like letting some one read your diary, even if other people don’t realize it. I have a separate sketchbook that stays at home and I keep it to myself. That way I can vent my feelings without fear of having someone judge them.

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I think this drawing is from a few months back. As you’ve probably noticed I particularly like drawing people (eyes are my favorite, hair is clearly not). That’s not always what I draw, those are just the drawings I prefer to share.

:)

American Horror Story


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This is an old drawing I just dug up but never quite got around to finishing (one of many). It’s Tate Langdon aka Rubberman from American Horror Story season 1 (played by Evan Peters).

Shading, shading, shading!

Almost done, just need to do the lower lashes and some touching up!

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Angel tattoo drawing

This is the angel tattoo that I drew for a family friend a couple of months ago. I’m pretty happy with the way that it turned out! I should have tried to get a better picture (without the glare on the lower half) before I sold it but ah well, next time.

And look – hair! I hate drawing hair (I’m not patient enough) so I usually get to the hair and quit -which is why I have a drawer full of bald people. I’m getting the hang of it, but I really have to be in the mood.