Hello again! A new day, a new drawing, a new video. Things really fell in place for this drawing I had a lot of fun doing it and didn’t feel the struggle I had felt in the past few drawings I did. I don’t know exactly what it was, but things just worked out on this one. Towards the end of this drawing I needed my compressed white chalk to do the veil and shoulders, but I could not, for the life of me, find it. I looked everywhere, 3 times, and even took a trip to my storage unit. Finally, this morning, I decided to look in my art supply drawer, just one more time and lo and behold, there they were, tucked in a bag of charcoal pencils. I think that extra time gave me the courage to tackle that lace top on the dress and add in the flower details. Or at least a hint of them. I love the result.
I finished a drawing! Yay! It’s been a while. I chose to draw Bunny aka Grav3yardgirl. I’m a big fan of her YouTube channel, which is the first channel I ever subscribed to. She’s so funny and genuine and I’m proud to call myself part of her Swamp Family. I follow her on Snapchat and this picture once came up in her story and I thought it was so pretty and so I screen shot it and knew that one day I’d draw it. Are there swamp family out there who are excited about her Tarte Palette? I am, the color shades are right up my alley.
I was in the middle of filming this one and I realized her eye was too high on her face. I don’t think it was incredibly noticeable, but it bothered me enough that I stopped filming to move it down. You can see it in the video there’s a bit of a jump and her eye went from looking finished to looking bare. It’s all part of the process.
About the drawing itself. This is on 9×12 Bristol Smooth paper. It’s the first time I’ve ever used smooth paper, and I think I really liked it. It was easy to fix mistakes and to blend tones together. I used 4H, HB, 7B, and 8B pencils, kneaded eraser and blending stumps.
What? I already made another video? Yes sir, indeed! This time of the late great Heath Ledger. Most people online, that I’ve seen, only draw him as The Joker. Although he was amazing as The Joker and deserved the Oscar and all the praise in the world, I think I’ll always remember him as the dreamy Gabriel Martin from The Patriot and of course as Patrick Verona in 10 Things I Hate About You. *sigh*
I did this one on 8×10 grey toned paper. I loved all the contrast from the source picture and wanted to capture that. I had to go over this drawing over and over again to make it darker, I may need to invest in new pencils that will go darker than my 8B pencil can.
I do like this one a little more than my Hugh Jackman, but that’s mostly because the face proportions turned out better.
I’m still working on a drawing that’s not being filmed, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know the one.
I also have plans to expand on my YouTube channel, some vlogs, and talking about art and artists in general. Hopefully that will happen soon.
I’m back and making speed drawing videos again. I had to figure it all out again since I don’t have access to the same equipment as before. I had to use my iphone to film it all. Although the quality is not great, I’m happy I was able to do it successfully.
I chose to draw Hugh Jackman. I’m somewhat happy with the result, but his face is wider than it should be. I checked the proportions over and over again and could not figure out where my mistake was so I just went with it.
I’m ready to do another drawing video, source picture is picked out and everything, so now to get it started.
Happy New Year! As I’m typing this up, it is 45 minutes until 2015 is here. It’s a year I’m really looking forward to. I have fun stuff planned for this year.
I’ve learned so much about drawing this past year, even in the past month! My perspective and approach to drawing has changed and, I hope, improved. I’m finishing the year with a speed drawing of Benedict Cumberbatch. It was another quick drawing, about 3 12 hours total, but I think it turned out pretty good and more polished than my Tom Hanks from a couple weeks ago. Enjoy!
I have a big, gooey, mushy, soft spot for Tom Hanks. He’s my all time favorite actor. I’ve loved him since Splash and BIG. Forrest Gump is my favorite movie of all time. Tom Hanks just knows how to put a smile on everyone’s face. He’s pretty much the only human being in Hollywood I really really want to meet.
In honor of Mr. Hanks becoming a Kennedy Center Honoree, I decided to draw his portrait and I did a speed drawing too!
Funny thing I’ve discovered after doing two videos. I draw much faster on camera. This drawing took 2 1/2 hours! Most drawings always take me about 8 hours. However, this particular drawing is much lighter in detail than I normally do.