I worked in charcoal tonight! I choose this Louis de Boullogne sketch to copy because of its simplicity. Charcoal is always a struggle for me, but this is how I got through it: I stuck with a harder HB charcoal pencil most of the time, switching to a softer 4B or 6B to add those darker values. I used a brush to blend, even, and lighten. And I used my kneaded eraser to clean up edges and over blending the brush sometimes caused. I also went pretty slow, this would have taken 20 minutes in graphite, it took 90 minutes in charcoal. Don’t give up! #drawingevolution
"Police allege that Devon Robinson, 18, shot five people inside a home on Detroit's east side on May 25, killing Alunte Davis, 21; Timothy Blancher, 20; and Paris Cameron, 20.
Cameron was a transgender woman, while Blancher & Davis were gay men. 'It is alleged that these victims were targeted and killed because they were part of the LGBTQ community,' said Maria Miller, a spokesperson for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office." Because there were multiple victims, details about Paris in articles are scarce. Fortunately, the suspect has been arraigned in this case when many of these cases go cold.
Draw pupils lip upward. Which really doesn’t mean anything other than it is my favorite Palindrome and happened to fit this tip perfectly.
So seriously, some of you are more that halfway through the Challenge, and I have held back giving any tips on facial features. Did you notice, this is the first one? That’s because one of the biggest mistakes that a beginning portrait artist make is over-focusing on features and missing the placement of the features, structure of the head, values and alignments. So here is a very basic tip on how to draw the lips…Pupils.
First of all, a little terminology from an anatomical perspective, lips technically are the whole upper and lower flaps covering the mouth and what we think of as lips are just the exposed transitional area between the inner and outer surfaces of those flaps. This transitional area, “our lips,” are curiously tilted outward. I have my personal theories as to why. One is the idea of sexual attraction, showing a bit of pink. The lisp can also be seen as an acoustical tool for forming sounds, while visually expressing those sounds with a highlighted shape that borders mouth. And lastly, the lips are an extremely expressive part of the face, helping to convey emotion, and that bit of color helps get our feelings across.
So enough with my theories, you can think of “our lips” as having two major parts: upper and lower. But, each of those parts have sub-forms or segments. The upper lip has three main forms, creating something like a bird shape with a ridged body in the middle with two wings going out to the sides. The bottom lip has two major forms, divided in the middle and is rounder towards the middle and thins out towards the edges. I hope this helps you visualize them as you work from your references.
Fooling around with a value sketch for an important commission. This is Helen Shores Lee, Jefferson County circuit court judge and daughter of Arthur Shores. Arthur Shores was an important civil rights lawyer who represented both Martin Luther King Jr and Fred Shuttlesworth. He represented the plaintiff in many landmark civil rights cases. Please Google him or read the book about him “The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill” written by Helen. His house on Dynamite Hill was bombed twice. Helen, his daughter and my subject was the first African American female circuit court judge in Jefferson County. I like to clarify that the first African American judge in Jefferson County was the lovely Agnes Chappell, who I painted in 2017. But people like to point out that Helen Lee was the first circuit court judge - the “money” court. This is a posthumous portrait. I have a real robe to paint but never met her. I had the pleasure this week of visiting the studio of Jacob Collins and hearing him talk about - and seeing- both a portrait of a judge he was working on as well as a posthumous portrait that he did. Is there anyone out there that knew her? If so, what do you think of my sketch? I am going to paint her in the way of the Grand Central Atelier which is very academic. However I did this sketch purely by my eye -no measuring, no Munsell color chips or perfect shadow shapes. That will come later. #portrait#portraitsketch#oilpainting#jeffersoncounty#civilrights#birminghamalabama#academicdrawing#classicrealism
Digital Daenerys portrait.
I was not really satisfied by the version I had done with markers. So I tried to correct some mistakes 😊
I'm planning of selling prints. Would you be interested? Which one of my drawings would you want ? 🖼
Portrait digital de Daenerys.
J'étais très moyennement satisfaite de la version que j'avais faite aux marqueurs. J'ai donc essayé de corriger certaines erreurs 😊
J'ai l'intention de vendre des impressions. Seriez-vous intéressés? Lequel de mes dessins aimeriez vous avoir?🖼 ⏱: 6h
📱: ipad pro
💿 : procreate
I wasn't satisfied with the likeness of my last drawing, so I have decided to draw it again on a larger size. Can you guess who this is now? 😅
Mon dernier portrait n'était pas du tout ressemblant, j'ai donc décidé de le redessiner sur un format plus grand. Pouvez-vous me dire de qui il s'agit maintenant ? 😅 ⏱: 8h
🖍: Winston & Newton Promarker + Caran d'Ache Luminance 🗒: Winston & Newton A3 11.7 in. x 16.5 in. (29.7 x 42 cm)
I enjoyed so much doing this piece in only five hours 😊. Use of markers reduce my production time by 3 💪. And the colors are so vibrant! I can now condider drawing in A3 size... Je me suis tellement régalée à réaliser ce portrait en seulement 5h 😊. L'utilisation des marqueurs a diminué mon temps de production par 3 💪. Et les couleurs sont si éclatantes! Je peux maintenant envisager de passer au format A3... ⏱: 5h
🖍: Winston & Newton Promarker + Caran d'Ache Luminance 🗒: Canson marker A4 8.3 in. x 11.7 in. (21 x 29.7 cm)
I'm trying a new technique with markers underpainting. Far from perfect, as this is the first time I draw with markers, but happy with the result so far 😊. What do you think? .
(Don't worry I'm not giving up Rihanna's portrait 😉) .
J'essaye une nouvelle technique avec une sous-couche à base de marqueurs. C'est loin d'être parfait, c'est la première fois que je dessine avec des marqueurs, mais j'aime bien le résultat pour l'instant 😊 Et vous vous en pensez quoi? .
(Ne vous inquiétez pas je n'ai pas abandonné le portrait de Rihanna 😉) .
🖍: Winston & Newton Promarker
🗒: Canson marker A4 8.3 in. x 11.7 in. (21 x 29.7 cm)
This one challenged my patience a lot but it totally worthed it. I'm very happy and proud with the result 😊 Thanks everyone for your support, it gave me the motivation of not giving up 🙏💪💕 Portrait terminé de @kristinapimenova aux crayons de couleur.
Celui-ci a mis ma patience à rude épreuve mais ça valait vraiment la peine. Je suis très contente et fière du résultat 😊 Merci tout le monde pour votre soutien qui m'a motivée à ne pas abandonner 🙏💪💕 ⏱: 32h
🖍: Caran d’Ache Luminance
🗒: Strathmore Bristol 300 series 11 in. x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6) .
Hi guys 👋 Parallel to colored pencils I’m exploring something new with digital drawing. Are you interested in seeing more of these or should I open a second account?
Salut les amis 👋 Parallèlement aux crayons de couleur, je suis en train d’expérimenter quelque chose de nouveau avec le dessin digital. Ça vous intéresse d’en voir plus ou je dois plutôt créer un autre compte?