Saturday, October 31, 2009


James Franco.
Tristan & Isolde, Spider-Man, Milk, Pineapple Express
(I've actually only seen the first two of the above listed movies)

This was a basic study in proportions drawn entirely in HB. I did this at school in probably under one and a half hours. Copied from a Gucci by GUCCI Men's fragrance ad I tore out from a magazine because it was a good facial closeup. It had one of those open and sniff samples of the eau de toilette that it was advertising. So yes, this drawing smells like man. As did I after working on it.

Yeah, I know, it's not David Tennant. But I think I'm going to practice a bit more on facial proportions before I draw DT, so I don't screw him up.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Zooey Deschanel
(500 Days of Summer, Elf, Yes Man)
She's also in She & Him with M. Ward. And she's engaged to Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard.

This is the result of me over-abusing my 4B and my blending tissue. I'm not very happy with the outcome (I personally think it doesn't look anything like HER), and it took me way too long to finish. I would guess arounnnnd 7 hours (but then again I didn't actually time it... it probably seems like such a long time because it was very, very troublesome).

I fixed her face (meaning I would erase her nose or her eye and draw it again in a slightly different spot) an innumerable amount of times. I think it more difficult than usual because of the slight tilt of her head. Note to self: don't draw people who are too pretty, because it's too hard to get them to look right.

Anyways, she gave me a lot more trouble than EWAN did. I'm sorry, Zooey. It's not my fault your face is too perfectly proportional to copy onto paper.

Let's hope my next portrait isn't such a disaster?
(spoilers: it's proooobably going to be David Tennant. I'm excited :D)

also, LINKS are in caps because I can't figure out how to get them to show up in a different color.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I've updated my layout and banner for a cleaner look. I recently got a tablet for my birthday, so I've been testing it out. It's really different and hard to get used to! I drew this hand to practice blending skin using Corel Painter and just to practice drawing digitally. I might be posting more digital stuff, but traditional is still my favorite. I want to try some coffee painting, so keep your eyes out for that!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I'd like to blame my growing love of typography on Quoteskine and Wordboner.
Doodled this in Latin class during a lecture on passive tense. Inked with an old Papermate pen I found in my house.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

last day

I really like this blending with tissues technique... it makes everything look smooth and shiny :D
This self portrait actually reminds me a lot of 's style. I love her work, so I'm pleased with this, even though (again) it doesn't really look like me.
Click the image for full-view, please!

So, this is my last day of being 14. I don't think I'll look any different tomorrow. Oh, and my hair is only in braids because I want to get it wavy.

Don't expect a lot of posts soon... PSAT's coming up, so I'm gonna have to start studying a lot for that.


Friday, October 2, 2009


These are old. Like a year old. I made these last year in art class. Printmaking was one of the first projects we did. This is a linoleum cut, which was way easier and less time consuming than the woodcut, Jaguar, I did. I did the woodcut first, and then got lazy for the linoleum cut so I traced some magazine ad. (I added her necklace though).

So as far as this goes, this is really really unoriginal. Plus the prints didn't turn out real well... I like the top left purple-green one the best, although the bottom right orangey-red one turned out the cleanest.

I'm posting it now, because school has been devouring my free time and I haven't really drawn anything worth posting. Plus, my art teacher just found these the other day after losing them for a year... haha.


I promise I'll try to get up something legit soon.
(psst, if all goes according to plan, I should be able to squeeze in a mirror self portrait this weekend! which is something i haven't done in too long)