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  • Haven't sketched in aaaages
  • Haven't sketched in aaaages
  • 12,745 53 7 September, 2019
  • Стараюсь рисовать карандашом каждый день, хочу поднять свой скил 🖤
  • Стараюсь рисовать карандашом каждый день, хочу поднять свой скил 🖤
  • 569 13 8 September, 2019
  • What products would you like to see in my shop? I would love to focus on creating more stickers, pins, buttons, charms etc so I greatly value your input!💛
  • What products would you like to see in my shop? I would love to focus on creating more stickers, pins, buttons, charms etc so I greatly value your input!💛
  • 9,950 56 8 September, 2019
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trying different style
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    trying different style
  • 1,030 12 13 September, 2019
  • IMAAAGINE A WORLD LIKE THATT ariana grande wip 🐝💦🥀 .
art by @katherineartss 
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  • IMAAAGINE A WORLD LIKE THATT ariana grande wip 🐝💦🥀 .
    art by @katherineartss
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    #arianagrande
  • 745 4 12 September, 2019

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 1 15 September, 2019
  • why did you leave after you promised me forever?
  • why did you leave after you promised me forever?
  • 70 5 15 September, 2019
  • 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.

So remember this extremely important point. Draw pupils lip upward!!!
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#100DayPortraitChallenge
#100DayPortraitTips
  • 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.

    So remember this extremely important point. Draw pupils lip upward!!!
    .
    #100DayPortraitChallenge
    #100DayPortraitTips
  • 599 5 15 September, 2019
  • Nose study.
  • Nose study.
  • 31 1 15 September, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 18 1 15 September, 2019
  • Just found this self portrait from May. Somewhat shorter hair and a much worse mood.
  • Just found this self portrait from May. Somewhat shorter hair and a much worse mood.
  • 26 2 15 September, 2019
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Work in progress! \o/

Had a full day yesterday and today too but thanks gosh I managed to get some time to draw xD 🔊 Song: Don't Wanna Wake Up - Capital Kings
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Em andamento \o/

Tive um dia cheio ontem e hoje também mas ainda bem que consegui um tempinho pra desenhar xD
  • {EN}
    Work in progress! \o/

    Had a full day yesterday and today too but thanks gosh I managed to get some time to draw xD 🔊 Song: Don't Wanna Wake Up - Capital Kings
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    {PT}
    Em andamento \o/

    Tive um dia cheio ontem e hoje também mas ainda bem que consegui um tempinho pra desenhar xD
  • 942 9 14 September, 2019