Evil that Lies Beneath (Self Portrait Project)

I’ve never been scared of spiders. Ever since I was a little girl, spiders meant different to me than what they might have meant to you: cool-looking weavers that made beautiful tapestries in the trees which they used to eradicate the actual bad bugs. Another thing that contributed to this mindset also stemmed from the…

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Daily Dragons of June Day 4: Scales

Two posts in one day! I was sick yesterday, and forgot to post to my blog. I wasn’t feeling all that creative this morning, so I just practiced scales for reference. The sketchbook I’m using is a tiny 4×6 sketchbook which was not only inexpensive, but also great for carrying around. I took it with…

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7 Day Lazy Challenge: Day 5

Welcome to the 7 Day Lazy Challenge where we set up our week ahead time to wake up at 5 am to allow us 30 minutes of building our skills for 7 days! We are on Day 5. Here is what I worked on: I’m really enjoying the graphite drawing with the colored pencil bit…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 14/ Self Portrait Lips

Welcome to day 14 of the 30 Day Lip Challenge. So. I really need to stress this. If you are doing this challenge along with me. DO NOT TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR LIPS AND DRAW THEM. You must use your reflection. Why? First off, when a photo is taken, it flattens the image it…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Days 10-12

Welcome to the 30 Day Lip challenge. Where I paint/draw a pair of lips from a certain theme every day for 30 days minus the few break days scattered in between. So, I have been consistently drawing every day, I just haven’t been posting them. Which begs the question, what’s to stop me from cheating?…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 9/Child

So… children’s lips are very difficult. Their heads are somewhat shaped differently than adults. There’s more fat in their faces so it looks like their mouths protrude out more. It’s difficult to draw dimples and not make them look like wrinkles. The key thing here I think is the eyes. These don’t really look like…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 8/ Old Master Studies

For this entry, I drew four lips from Old Master paintings. The reason why I included an exercise involving Old Master art is because I believe studying their techniques helps improve your art style. You can almost see how they held their pencils, what colors they used, and how they achieved a semi-realistic image. I…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 7: Studying Vanderpoel.

Here is Day 7: Studying Vanderpoel.   As a kind of Christmas gift to myself, I purchased the book,┬áThe Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel. He goes over how to create the human starting with each individual part of the face all the way until the entire human body. So, today, I was studying his…

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