Monday, August 31, 2009


Ewan McGregor,
one of my favorite actors
(Star Wars, The Island, Moulin Rouge)
He's also going to be in The Men Who Stare at Goats which comes out in November

This is my first attempt at really, really realistic shading as well as my first realism portrait in a while. I'm happy to say that I'm very pleased with how it turned out. At first, I was afraid it wouldn't look like him, but it actually kind of does! But I know that I need to work on hair and lips for future portraits.

One of my blending tissues (first time I've tried this method. It works really well)

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and a BIG thank you to Cataclysm-X for her amazing tutorials!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

don't fade into the background

I know you still
would rather mess with me than get going
She's been building up a castle in LA
Roll the dice for me
-"Fences", Phoenix

A friend and I are doing themed art trades. First theme: fence.
In a way I suppose that this falls in the same category as the drawing in my "let's be honest" entry. I'm exploring this type of style and thinking of making it into a series. If I do, It's going to be about beauty and what can lie underneath the underneath. Looks aren't everything.

Click to full-view. It's rather messy, I apologize, but unfortunately that's just how I draw. (On a slightly unrelated note, I would love to try out some Blu-Tack as a graphite eraser. I've heard it works wonders.)

No references! Not drawing from sight is definitely out of my comfort zone, but it's good to dabble in different things, I think.
Inspiration: Phoenix (lovely, lovely band. definitely one of my favorites.)

Monday, August 17, 2009


They're wearing the same thing because of my lack of creativity.
School starts in three weeks...
*must finish summerwork*

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

let's be honest

What is beauty?

1. It looks better in real life.
2. I upped the contrast using Picasa.
3. I hate noses.
4. Eyebrows are overrated.
5. I'm taking a break from drawing strictly realism.
6. I've been on an art block for a while now.

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:D hahaha