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Chinese Girl in Pencil

 

Hello Friends!

Yesterday I finished this drawing of this cute young Chinese girl. Her clothing was my biggest challenge, but I really want to practice drawing and painting clothing! I poused an app to put the red backgroubd in for my instagram page. I like how th red looks against the white background.

Her hair was easier to make dark since on Friday I went to Michael’s and bought some darker, softer graphite pencils. When I use those, I don’t have to press as hard to darken anything so it isn’t as hard on my arm. All the ones I have are down to about 1/4 inch or less in length now; I have had them for years. I plan to get a few more pencil extenders soon so I can use the smallest pencils as completely as possible.

I don’t know what this week’s project for Let’sFaceIt2020 is going to be yet. And I am still hoping to win a free membership!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Fairy Sketches in Pencil

 

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Over the last week or so I have been working on sketching fairies in different poses after studying through my book by Brian Froud called “Good Faeries, Bad Faeries.”

I used his poses, but changed their faces and clothed them as a lot of his are nude, ha ha! Also, they don’t all have wings, but not all fairies do! I will keep working on these until I get them to look the way I want them to look.

So that’s all for now!

Have a wonderful day!

 

“Elves in Love” Pencil Drawing

 

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A few days ago I sketched these little “elves in love,” as I call them, in pencil to work on more of my fantasy character studies.

I couldn’t begin my painting for Let’sFaceIt2020 this week until today. We had a planned power outage this week because of high winds in our area. So we didn’t have power from Tuesday night until about noon on Thursday.

I wanted to draw the figures onto a black canvas, however, I didn’t have one. So I painted black gesso onto a white canvas. It’s nice to have black gesso on hand to do this instead of buying black canvases as they are more expensive.

I am going to paint Japanese women on it with acrylics. And I’m planning to use bright colors and also paint their faces like Geshias. I hope they turn out well.

Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Fantasy Characters in Pencil

 

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I have been working on sketching some new fantasy characters this week. Yet no matter how I start sketching out “ideas” for how I want them to look, they always end up in some kind of scene! I actually came up with the girl elf on the far right a long time ago. So I re-drew her and added her purse and shoes. I think she might be going shopping for some pointy new shoes.

There isn’t really anything for the tree to be surprised about unless it SEES something we can’t see! Having a few extra eyes must be great!

We are doing well here. I hope you are all doing well, too.

Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

Self-Portrait!

 

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I began working on this drawing on Monday this week and finished it last night. This is my very favorite picture of myself. I was just 3 years old! My mom had this taken of me in a photo studioย  back then. So the photo I have is an 8×10 which made it pretty easy to draw from.

Yesterday I got some air dry clay and sculpting tools in the mail. I am excited about playing with all of it today. I have never used sculpting tools before, so it is always exciting to learn something new. I think this is why I never get bored anymore.

Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Black Woman in Pencil

 

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This is a portrait I worked on for a few days. I found the picture of this beautiful black woman on Unsplash.com a few months ago, but I put it aside with some others I found back then. Her skin and features just struck me as exotic.

I may try to do this one in another medium, too, at some point. Doing pencil work makes my neck sore more than painting. I think I lean to one side without realizing it, because I am usually watching t.v. in the evenings when I am sketching. But the good news is that the shoulder I had fixed last November doesn’t hurt at all. That still amazes me!

I hope everyone is doing well! Take time out to be creative! My daughter has gotten into making earrings to eventually sell online. She gave me a pair, and they are beautiful! It’s fun to see her excited about something. She starts back to college online next week and is taking five classes! We are very proud of her.

Have a wonderful day!

 

Profile in Pencil

 

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This week our instructor for Let’sFaceIt2020 was Juna Biagioni again. She used a pastel pencil on smooth Bristol paper, but I just wanted some practice drawing a profile

I am currently working on another profile portrait in pencil of a beautiful African American woman whose picture I found on Unsplash.com. It’s a great website to find copyright-free pictures that people can use for art. Most of the art instructors who teach these classes also get their reference photos from Unsplash.com.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

Fae Rhapsody

 

Hello Friends!

This scene started out with my drawing new characters in the fae world out of my own imagination! It is so much fun to do! I did not intend for it to be a finished drawing. But creatures in the fae world are tricky with us humans sometimes! So I ended up listening to them tell me what they wanted happening.

I hope you take a few minutes to look closely at what all is going on here! Most likely you will have to zoom in and look around. They were a fun bunch to spend creating over the last few days.

However, notice that none of them have wings. But many creatures in the fae world are not fairies, and not all fairies have wings. (Besides, there wasn’t any room for wings!)

I plan to put some of these characters into other drawings and paintings soon. The hardest part for me is always putting characters in a setting to tell a story without words. I am very interested to hear what YOU see happening here. Please leave a comment! Thank you.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

Young Girl in Thought

 

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Last night I sketched this girl in pencil whose photo was provided this week by our teacher, Lucy Cooke, in Let’sfaceit2020. I enjoyed the challenge of drawing clothes and tennis shoes, especially at this angle!

However, this is not the photo she chose to paint in acrylics for our class. That one is even harder! I began it yesterday and hope to finish today.

She painted in the style of Henri Matisse, who was a French artist in the early 1900s. I know very little about him except that he painted with very bright and bold colors! And he drew very simple faces. So I hope mine comes out okay!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Giant and Friends in Pencil

 

Hello Friends!

Over the last couple of evenings this giant came along and is looking rather mischeviously at the bird, butterfly, bee and fairy. He probably sees the little guy trying to hide behind the hill, too. But I think they are all safe. He’s probably just taking a walk to show off his cool necklace and earring.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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