I finally chose a name I chose it because a horse is, in my opinion, the most beautiful creature on this planet. The horse is a huge inspiration for artwork, it is depicted many many times by many various artists. We are enchanted by its power and grace in a way that is very difficult to describe.
anyhoo, finished this tonight. i was sick of it being unfinished for so long.
reference by an amazing photographer go check her out! here's the ref
created for 's contest here is the [link] to the contest
This is a detail from a large oil painting of my cat, Azara. I still haven't found a scanner big enough or a camera high enough quality to do the entire portrait justice. Here is her little face, though. I think it may be a little warped from camera angle, but it's hardly noticeable.
Azara is the perfect indoor cat and generally a very agreeable, sweet pet with a heart of gold. She isn't loud (speaking mostly in soft trills), doesn't claw furniture (usually), and never, EVER relieves herself anywhere but the litterbox. She never bites or scratches. At the vet, she is silent and trusting, pressing herself against me instead of trying to escape. This kitty is also a great judge of character. When I first started dating the man who is now my husband, I introduced her to him. He was the first guy I had ever brought home that she didn't react to with fear. In fact, she liked him. :3 (It's no wonder; he is by far the nicest guy I've ever been with!) She still loves him, too! These days, she continues to bless our luckier (perhaps kinder?) guests with her approach and gentle presence and is teaching our new kitten how to be a good pet.
Colored pencil on black paper, 9"x12". Photo referenced pet portrait. ~6 hours of work
I never have gotten the name of the dog, but it's a beautiful terrier. I was given a large number of very good photos to reference, but chose the head shot due to the small size of the paper.
This is a donation commission for the March of Dimes last spring in a silent auction. The individual who won the commission sent me photos late last November, and any of you who have followed my account for a while know I have not submitted any art in the time since then. This has been sitting around waiting to be drawn for so long that I felt it was only right to finish it before moving on to other art pieces begging to be created and finished.
Anyway, enjoy. I'm hoping to make time for one or two art sessions per week during the next couple months. So, here's to hoping.
I have been wanting to draw this exact photo of Christ since I started drawing 2 years ago! I finally found this screen shot from the movie The Passion [link] For me, it was the best, most human expression he had, as he stated, "You know that I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6)
You guessed it…I’m a believer! I love Him! His word says, "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an propitiating sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:10). It's our response to Him first loving us, that even gives us a chance of loving Him back, and until you understand that He loves you perfectly, accepts you just as you are, forgave you completely on the cross, offers you spiritual life along with his righteousness and holiness, then there is no way in the world for you to love Him back.
He's my spiritual LIFE, my savior and my best friend! He is my source of strength, and I believe he gave me the ability to draw, so I could eventually bring glorify to Him…somehow? Of course, He left it up to me to practice, and I didn’t want to draw this until I felt like I could do Him justice
For those who have NEVER heard the FULL gospel, or only heard a “half Gospel”, or all you ever heard was that God’s mad at you, or God is on some type of swivel chair, then you NEED to check this out here: [link]
Also visit www.RealAnswers.net
I usually freak people out when I tell them I hate religion! I do, but guess what, so does Jesus! I’m talking about man-made religion. Christianity is NOT a religion, although people made it one. It's supposed to be a personal relationship with our creator. Religion is nothing but traditions, smoke, mirrors, candles, robes, sermons in Latin you can't say amen to (no offense to my Latin friends) but most of all…LEGALISM, which is modern day Galatianism! I usually go to Bedside Baptist church with Pastor Pillow, (That’s a funny way of saying I usually don’t go to church HA), because I can’t find a good church that understands the full GRACE message, and the NEW COVENANT (testament) we stand under today. There is SO much false teaching out there it makes me sick!!
For those who judge Christianity based on the ability of your neighbor to behave, or to NOT be a hypocrite, it’s a real mistake! Christ is not real to me because of all the neat and wonderful Christians I see (very few and me included), He is real to me because I FIRST chose to believe, and He THEN gave me evidence for my Free Will CHOICE to first believe. He also changed my life, which was no easy task, ha! I’ve been around the block! I have struggled with everything a person can struggle with in this life, and over time, He set me free! You see, God works completely opposite to “the world”. The “world” says, “show me, and THEN I will believe”. OR “I will believe it when I see it with my own two eyes”. However, God says, “Believe, and THEN I WILL SHOW YOU”. Kinda like when Indiana Jones took that step of faith, and THEN the bridge appeared Give it a try. You have absolutely NOTHING to loose! Oh wait, I guess you do?!?
7-1/2 x 6 inches about 10 hours Bristol Smooth H, HB, B, 2B, 3B
The ENLARGED VIEW is larger than the actual size of the drawing. For a BIGGER CLOSE UP on the details...click DOWNLOAD
NO pencils were harmed in the making of this drawing!
(Crappy photo with cell phone. Not sealed or best pic...yet. Too large for scanner) FIRST, let me say I'm sorry for not replying on time or commenting on your works lately. I've had a LOT of business lately and have not been able to draw much. Also, my wife's sister and one of our dogs died last week, one of our daughter's went off to college and we've never been SO BUSY. I hope to get back on here soon.
In the mean time, I've been working on this here and there over the past 2-3 weeks. It's Marlon Brando in a famous scene from The Godfather. Doing it for my parents 50th wedding anniversay on August 28th.
Here it is
It took me about 25 hours, and a lot of nerves (stripes you know)
I think Mikk needs a little introduction.
He is the front man of my favorite Estonian rock group Brides in Bloom (BiB for short).
Mikk doesn't only look good (as you can see ), but his voice is amazing.
You should go and listen to the band: HERE
I had to make a video for my new media class (stupid mandatory classes >_> ) so i found a loop hole and was able to just do a pastel for it you can see the sped up recording of this being made on my youtube page [link]
this was finished in 1 hour my fastest time for a pastel yet!! 8D also the mals in the picture are of Nika and her brother
yay here is my newest and best pastel ever X3 I had so much fun with this to :3
well as some of you know I want to get an Alaskan Malamute puppy, and since i'm actually allowed to get one i've been going to dog shows to find a good breeder. which I did so I went to their house to go look at their dogs and ask questions, and when I was done with that I took some pics 8D this it their newest pup her name is Lyla and she is about 6 months old in this pic.
oh and I entered this into an art show and got an honourable mention :3
Edit: kay now I got a better pic of it but it still didn't turn out that good, it is a bit better than the other pic.
The real one looks allot better >_>