this is my Black Swan sketch card available to general public on ebay this week: [link] since I like the actress so much, I just had to draw something in her Oscar winner role of Nina Sayers hope you enjoyed her performance as well
Hello everyone. Long time ago since my last upload. Being busy all the time but I'm glad I was able to finish my picture of Imogen Poots as Arianne recently. And now here it is.
This is the actress Imogen Poots who played the witch Arianne in the movie Centurion alongside with Michael Fassbender who is also known as Magneto from the last X-men movie if it makes him a bit more familliar to you.
The drawing itself was completely done with graphite pencils on A2 Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpaper. The thin white hair strands were all erased. From start to finish this one took me a bit over 2 months to finish but I worked often only occasionally on it.
Hello everyone. Long time no see. Been busy all the time so I hadn´t much time for drawing in general. Finished my 2nd Prince of Persia drawing recently. It´s also my first drawing in 2012. In fact that I haven´t much free time in my life I´ll not draw very much atm. But I try to do it whenever I get the chance.
Well this is my fully coloured Prince of Persia fanart. The background was done with my usual Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils and with Pastels from the same brand. Dastan and Tamina were done with my Derwent coloursoft pencils which worked perfect for this task. All was drawn un my usual Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpaper with 190 gsm. Size is A2. Worked on this always a few hours or less as an hour per day. From start to finish almost 2 months.
If you like you can also watch my first Prince of Persia fanart here:
This drawing is dedicated to a friend who always made me feel good about my pastel drawings, no matter how unrealistic or imperfect they were. Thank you Pauline!♥
This is my first pastel portrait drawing in years. It was a bit strange to work in pastel only again but I began to remember why I loved pastels so much to begin with. The drawing is actually based on a photo of myself, from Halloween last year where I was dressed up as a Autumn Fairy: [link] I wanted it to be a bit more spring like and to represent the new beginnings in my life that are happening. A reminder to hold on to my dreams and keep believing, always.
A week ago I started "a sketch a day" on Twitter and now I am back at it... Follow them all here: [link] I did 2 sketches today and this is one of them. It's not really as sketchy as the rest but a "simpler" drawing in the style of my earlier work, using my friend Joane as my model. It's the first sketch using a ref as I think it's best to sketch without photos to get better at using the imagination. I find it a really good exercise to do these "quicker" drawings and I am getting to use my graphite pencils again... now I just need a good scanner soon so I can show them in better quality.
For 4 days I've been working on this drawing which will be included in a book later this year. It's a mix of many mediums; charcoal, markers, colour pencils and my long forgotten pastels. It's been nice to have them out again and I remember why I used to love pastels so much. Their softness is unlike any other traditional medium.
It's in the lines of my usual work which I very much wanted it to be since it will be a book with various artists. The theme you might have guessed. I'll let you know more later this year when it's published. For now I can't say much more.
A little bit about the drawing. The model is my friend Anja-Amanda from a Victorian photo shoot we did late last year. It's done in our apartment on my beautiful Rococo chair I got from my family at my 32nd birthday. I absolutely love it and fits perfect in our dinner room and for this specific shoot. I used a huge amount of time on everything in the drawing. I will be posting a step by step of it once I have all the images resized etc.
Made a mess of this one To hard on the paper was lifting a layer of the paper up it's not happened before , don't know if the paper was damp, might try to do it again , spent alot of time on it thought I'd just put it up anyway. oh its mostly on the left side under the eye, was still to put white highlights in the hair
Crayons de couleur Faber-Castell "polychromos" et Derwent "Drawing"/Colored pencils Faber-Castell"polychromos" and Derwent "Drawing" A4 Daler Rowney 220 g Juin 2013 My facebook : [link] The W.I.P. : [link]
My oldest daughter will get a new teacher in September, so I decided to draw her teacher as gift. I started two days before my daughter should give it to her (very soon I know ). She was very happy about this gift.
A4 Polychromos colored pencils Time I spent about 5 hours
Olivia Wilde, best-known as Thirteen in House M.D., is the second of the pretty women I mentioned I'd draw some time ago. I came across the reference picture ages ago and fell in love with Olivia's eyes here. I decided I would draw it one day. One day, when I feel I have guts to do it. So, the Wild[e] revelation happened in the end of May I finished her portrait yesterday but couldn't post it due to the severe thunderstorm I was afraid to turn the PC on, lol. And I've just realized that I posted my previous portrait of Olivia EXACTLY one year ago. It wasn't intentionally, like an anniversary or something. Mysterious things happen! In the beginning I really liked the process of creating this portrait. I was happy with her face, with the upper part of background, the right part of the hat... Later it got worse .__. The hair, which isn't even, the left side of the hat, and... worst of all... the GODDAMN BLADES OF GRASS I was close to give up and hide under my bed for the rest of my life. But I didn't do it, as you can see. Otherwise I'd not have been typing this, because I'd have been unable to use the keyboard while laying flat on the floor Oh, I added some extra blades of grass No blending as always.
Codinas - I dedicate this drawing to these lovely and talented brothers, appreciators of women's beauty, as my thanks for their constant and sweet support both skilled Rockinfroggi and ArielRGH - these guys deserve a dedication under the drawing of an attractive girl because they become a lil' bit grumpy when I post my "pretty boys" portraits Oh, and because I like you, too
P.S. Starting tomorrow, I'll be gone for a few days [going to Hungary ], so please don't worry about your unanswered comments
Salvatore Paul Erna, or just Sully Erna, the leader of the hard rock band Godsmack, once again. I felt this time he deserved a decent portrait. Please read the following text if you can bear with my usual boring talk: After the decade of listening to Godsmack as "one of the bands I like, not my top favourite", I realized it is actually my band no 1. About 10 years after having heard them for the first time, can you imagine? Better later than never My previous "no 1 bands", 30 Seconds To Mars and Nickelback don't play loud enough to satisfy my evil black heart, I guess [but I still love their music]. Last year I discovered Sully had released his own, solo album. Being curious, I listened to it... and fell in love with it at once. It's com-ple-tely different from what Erna creates with Godsmack. "The Avalon" is a mix of soft rock, symphonic and tribal music, and has become one of my favourite albums I have ever listened to. Very emotional masterpiece. The title of this drawing is of one of "The Avalon" songs, "Sinner's Prayer". You can listen to it here: youtu.be/DlK5N-Lcvjc [I know, the "mumbo jumbo" intro is funny xD], I also recommend you the following songs, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed: Broken Road, 7 years, Until then. Random fact: Sully can play the guitar, the piano, the harmonica, the keyboard, the bongos and the drums, which - the last one - he learnt playing at age of 3,5. He's pretty talented, versatile and truly inspirational as a musician. I chose this photo not only because it was one of the better quality pictures of Sully I could find, but, first of all, because I find it just was... begging to be drawn! Look at this play of the shadows on his face, details of the kerchief, the tattoos... I LUV drawing such things. I picked "Sinner's Prayer" for the title because Sully with the hands joint and the eyes closed looks as if he was praying, doesn't he? BTW, in case someone thought, "the dude must be stupid, how can you get so many stars tattooed on your face?!"... They aren't real, he used to have only one, but got it removed.
Whereas I did the exact copy of Sully's face and body from the reference picture, I let myself change the background, these lights are my idea. And I'm surprised how smooth the backgound turned out! I extremely enjoyed shading his face, such contrasts are a big challenge which takes more time, but I really like it. I'm happy with the outcome and consider it my best 2012 drawing so far
He looks like a pirate here Feedback is always very welcome
size: A4 media: Koh-I-Noor pencils H-8B, a white gel pen, a kneaded eraser, a regular eraser time: approx. 65h reference photo: senju-hime.deviantart.com/art/… the title: the lyrics of What if by Godsmack
About the subject
The depicted girl is the beautiful Cristina Otero, known as Senju-HiMe at dA. Anyway, although it's not my face here, the portrait symbolizes all the seriously bad and sad experiences I've been through since last year. If someones thinks: "I didn't notice any change in your behaviour"... well, I'm good at keeping up appearances.
About the drawing itself
As you can see, I changed a few things: I decided to draw Cristina's eyes wet of tears, because my intention was to give the portrait a quite sad feeling, as if the girl has just fallen apart. Hope I didn't overdo with the sadness and it doesn't look tacky. Also, a part of the hair has been drawn from my imagination, as the reference picture is almost squared. It took me over two months to finish the drawing, wow!
BTW, check out the songs, or at least the one by Seether. Quite beautiful and emotional one.