Sunday, January 31, 2010


Just a quick post to apologize for the lack of posts recently. Finals are this week and, although I haven't been studying as much as a should, I promised myself to put off drawing until they're over. Horrible, I know):

I'm not going to lie, my second semester schedule is really, really, really busy, but hopefully I can get through it with a decent amount of sleep! I'll try to draw as much as I can. My goal for 2010 is to end up with at least 20 graphite portraits I am proud of. Right now, the count is: 1. (The amazing Mr. Nicholas Hoult as seen in the post below) Ahaha...

So, in order to (hopefully!) motivate myself, I'm posting a list on here of some famous faces you can except to see over the next few months! I currently have a folder filled with amazing references I've found on various sites, and I already have my next ref printed out and ready to gooo.

Next up!
Matt Doyle (Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie and Spring Awakening)
Possibly On Deck:
Mitch Hewer (Skins)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
Kevin McHale (Glee)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer)

I may draw some people more than once because there are some really great references I just can't resist, but it really just depends on my mood... I have a line art for John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in my drawer right now, but I don't really feel like finishing it haha.

But first, Finals! Wish me luck...

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Nicholas Hoult
from Skins, A Single Man, About a Boy

My first drawing of the year! This is the first time I've used my Prismacolors in a lonnnnng time... but I wanted his eyes to pop out(: So what do you think?

This was another practice with gridding. It really helps and saves a lot of time. This drawing measures 7x4 inches. I drew it on regular printer paper using HB, 2B, 4B, 8B and 2H for gridding. The ref is HERE.
(btw, that's a very nice website. and so is and :D

Anyways, I've started watching Skins and I absolutely adore it. I love the storylines, the format of the show, the actors, and even though I've only seen four episodes, I've already gotten really attached to the characters. I started watching it because I found out Nicholas Hoult was in it, haha. And I only found out about him because I saw him in the trailer for A Single Man, which looks amazinggg. I want to see it so badly. It's rated R though...

Sorry, I know it's really crappy quality. I don't know why. I probably have a sucky scanner... or I just don't know how to use it properly.

EDIT: upped the contrast and uploaded that image instead.