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C-3P0 by GretchElise C-3P0 :icongretchelise:GretchElise 7 0 Lake Side Views by GretchElise Lake Side Views :icongretchelise:GretchElise 2 0 Gem Stone Demon by GretchElise Gem Stone Demon :icongretchelise:GretchElise 3 0 Space Princess by GretchElise Space Princess :icongretchelise:GretchElise 3 0 Hayley Williams of Paramore by GretchElise Hayley Williams of Paramore :icongretchelise:GretchElise 1 0 Flower Child WIP by GretchElise Flower Child WIP :icongretchelise:GretchElise 0 0 Life and Death by GretchElise Life and Death :icongretchelise:GretchElise 0 0 Eye Expression Study by GretchElise Eye Expression Study :icongretchelise:GretchElise 1 0 Eye Expression Study by GretchElise Eye Expression Study :icongretchelise:GretchElise 0 0 Ornaments by GretchElise Ornaments :icongretchelise:GretchElise 0 0 Untitled I by GretchElise Untitled I :icongretchelise:GretchElise 2 0 Somewhere Only We Know by GretchElise Somewhere Only We Know :icongretchelise:GretchElise 0 0 Late Night by GretchElise Late Night :icongretchelise:GretchElise 1 3 Gazer by GretchElise Gazer :icongretchelise:GretchElise 1 0 Black and White Photography by GretchElise Black and White Photography :icongretchelise:GretchElise 3 0 Black and White Photography by GretchElise Black and White Photography :icongretchelise:GretchElise 0 0


Bollywood Steampunk : Salkcity Photo Shoot by MakeupSiren Bollywood Steampunk : Salkcity Photo Shoot :iconmakeupsiren:MakeupSiren 3,439 398 Sitting explorers by Lu-Art Sitting explorers :iconlu-art:Lu-Art 94 19 amethyst by SoCutePrincess amethyst :iconsocuteprincess:SoCutePrincess 87 3 Summer Story by Avoice Summer Story :iconavoice:Avoice 85 4 Flight Rising Eyes - Shadow by chirun Flight Rising Eyes - Shadow :iconchirun:chirun 1,168 0 Ariel project by Shricka Ariel project :iconshricka:Shricka 2,153 110 Mist by Katari-Katarina Mist :iconkatari-katarina:Katari-Katarina 159 4
10 Commission Tips!+Are You a College Student??
I thought I'd post a journal offering some helpful tips and resources to people! FIRST OFF: Are you a college student??? Do you REALLY HATE paying stupidly high prices for books, especially used ones? WELL THEN USE THIS SITE INSTEAD to buy or rent your books, I used it through 4 years of college and it saved me hundreds of dollars. And they're just straight up a nice company--every time they mailed me my books, they included stuff like laundry soaps and energy drinks, free of charge. xD
Onto the second thing...Do you want to open your own commissions? Don't know where to start? Or maybe you're new to it and haven't quite gotten the hang of it? Well here's some tips for you born of my 8+ years of doing commissions on this site, and several people have come to me asking for some help.
1) DON'T TAKE COMMISSIONS IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR MOTIVATION. I cannot stress this enough. If you WANT to do commissions but aren't
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Spartan by DeadInsideGraphics Spartan :icondeadinsidegraphics:DeadInsideGraphics 184 5 Black Hole in the Milky Way by TanyaShatseva Black Hole in the Milky Way :icontanyashatseva:TanyaShatseva 1,424 44 Jimin Space Cat by CatMag Jimin Space Cat :iconcatmag:CatMag 160 5
Starred Freckles :iconqinni:Qinni 5,860 357
Beauty and the Beast by Picolo-kun Beauty and the Beast :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 10,840 200 Red by MaPaMe Red :iconmapame:MaPaMe 22 6 Viking of Rifles by DariusM1993 Viking of Rifles :icondariusm1993:DariusM1993 218 26 Poppies by aruarian-dancer Poppies :iconaruarian-dancer:aruarian-dancer 157 21


Finally finished this guy! I'm super excited about how it turned out. Photos don't entirely do it justice as it is metallic and reflects a ton of light.

All in all it took me about 75 hours to complete C-3P0

- Strathmore grey toned paper 9 x 12
- Fabercastell gold fine liner
- Sakura micron fine liner in sepia, size .005
- Gelly Roll pens in size .08
-Gold gel pens

I'll be adding some more Star Wars related pieces soon.

Also prints will be available at my etsy shop by the weekend!
Lake Side Views
This is a quick little drawing I worked on this week.

This drawing took approximately 25 hours and used the following:
-Staetler Mars Colorful Fine liners
-Sharpie Pens
-Micron Fine liners
-Mariselle Studio Drawing Paper 9x12"

As always follow me on the following!
Twitter: @gretcheliseart
Instagram: @gretcheliseart
Or Email me:

Also prints and other goods are available here:
Gem Stone Demon
Got this one done yesterday.

I've been messing around with triad color combinations lately and I've also been trying to not rely on black and white to get a good range value.

This one took around 25 hours to complete.

I mainly used Staedlter's watercolor pencils and deepened with graumbacher paint in blues, greens, and payne's grey. I finished off with a sakura fine liner and a belly roll for highlights and definition.

As Always follow me:
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Prints are available here:
Space Princess
First piece of the year is dedicated to the one and only Carrie Fisher

This piece took roughly 80 hours using a Sakura Belly Roll pen in .08 and a Pick a micron in size .005 on Strathmore Grey paper.

As Always follow me on:
Instagram- @gretcheliseart
Twitter- @gretcheliseart

Prints are available on my Etsy shop:
Hayley Williams of Paramore

This is a painting I finished earlier this week of Hayley Williams of Paramore. She is one of my all time favorite singers. I borrowed the image from Jack Edinger for reference but changed up many of the details. It’s doubtful I’ll sell this one because of the fact that the original image belongs to Jack (who is amazing at what he does).


  • Canson Montval Watercolor paper, 9x12
  • Pigma Micron Pens in .01
  • Royal and Langnickel Watercolor
  • Prang Watercolor
  • Niji Pearlescent Watercolors
  • Royal and Langnickel Gouache
  • Staedtler Watercolor Pencils
  • Roughly 50 hours at completion

Thank you for checking out my work! As always follow and connect with me here:
Gretcheliseart on Facebook
Gretcheliseart on Instagram
Gretcheliseart on Society6
Gretcheliseart on Redbubble
Gretcheliseart on Twitter
Snapchat: @gretcheliseart
Gretcheliseart on Tumblr
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Hey guys, 
I'm not sure who is still here, but, I'm starting over. I'm going to pull down a lot of my work and start from scratch. I think it's time to get this platform in line with my other social media. I'm not sure how well this is going to go, but I need to do something to get myself back to where I was and hopefully further myself and my work. I'll probably be posting more often too, hopefully anyway. I do have a lot to post as far as doodles and what not. If any of you are still here and watching me thanks for sticking around, I appreciate it. 

I know that I posted that I was going to pursue psych as a main career but I also want to do art and don't see why the two can't exist together for the same goal. So this time around I hope that I can put up better art.

I'll keep everyone posted on what all happens, thanks again for sticking by me.


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Gretchen Elise Almeida
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
I’m a psych student that has had a forever love in art. I make art as often as I can and would love it implement it into my studies. I work mostly in traditional media. I’m very much into illustration and life drawing. Most of my work can be found on tumblr, Facebook, society 6, etc.

Here's how to connect with me:
Makes sure you check me out on my other platforms


Instagram: @gretcheliseart

Snapchat: @gretcheliseart


Twitter: @gretcheliseart


Or email me here:

Also you can always contact me here!


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JesCallie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
you are welcome for the fave
SailorRainbowStar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweetBenzedrine Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks again for the fave :) it means so much to me
GretchElise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course! Your work is always wonderful/awesome/interesting/(any other positive adjective I could put here lol) :D
sweetBenzedrine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol^^ thx :) :hug:
GretchElise Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course lol Hug 
carlosmaximus Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the fav and support this photo is about everything I love in magritte he inspire me i try to be 1% from the artist he was and he is
GretchElise Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! It is a wonderful photo. :)
sweetBenzedrine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx so much for the fav
GretchElise Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Of course! :D
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