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.

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A horse for my mom.

I drew this for my mom last Christmas. She spent most of her time as a kid and teenager riding horses. I know that she really, really misses that. It’s funny because I miss it too and I never really had it to begin with. I absolutely love horses, I find them to be an amazing healer/medicine for the body and soul. They’re such a magnificent creature.

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Elizabeth Taylor minimal.

Minimals are the perfect solution to my short attention span and pain problems. I can complete a drawing without spending nearly as much time on it and still have it look presentable. It may not be as good as the fully detailed and shaded thing but hey, it works well for me.

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Work in progress.

Here’s a drawing that I’ve been working on. It’s definitely not finished (in particular the hair, left side) but it’s getting there. I’m slightly apathetic to how this one turns out because I damaged it, note the big fold mark across the top right corner.

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