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Kate Middleton (with video)

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.

Photo Jul 06, 11 54 48 AM

Please enjoy the time lapse video.


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Grav3yardgirl With Video!

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.

Photo Jun 14, 11 00 41 AM (1)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.

I hope you enjoy the video. Keep Drawing!

Grav3yardgirl on YouTube

Pencils used for this drawing


Heath Ledger (with video…again!)

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.

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Lea Michele Completed with Video

All done! This drawing was fun to do and video. I’m glad I zoomed in on it more so you can better see what I’m doing. The dress wasn’t as challenging as I thought it would be. I was nervous when I got to it, but it all went smoothly and I think (or hope), it has a satin-y look to the fabric.

Are you a fan of “Glee”? I watched the first two seasons, but didn’t care for the story lines so I stopped watching it. I did enjoy most of the music and performances. When Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry sang “Don’t Rain on My Parade” in season 1, I got serious chills.


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Nicole Kidman: Redraw and Video!

Back in early 2003, I did this drawing of Nicole Kidman.


Pretty good, huh? Yeah, I didn’t think so either, even at the time I finished this. Back in the day, I didn’t see mistakes until I was done drawing. I saw her face was way too wide, the hair was off, and the eyes were off. I was never proud of this one.

However, since I still had the magazine picture, I was always tempted to give it another shot. So here is the updated drawing, 12 years later.


9×12 HB-6B pencil. About 6-8 hours.

Story time! In 2007, my sister, my mom, and I got coveted bleacher seats on the Red Carpet of the Academy Awards (the year Martin Scorsese and The Departed won) . For us movie nerds, this was amazing. I could go on and on about all I loved about being there and seeing the actors I love, in the flesh.

One thing I did notice is how TV ready every actress was, make up wise. They were heavily made up and, in person it’s more noticeable. But Nicole Kidman hardly looked like she was wearing makeup at all, she’s that flawless. She’s gorgeous. Below is the picture I snagged of her when she came to the bleacher side of the carpet to sign autographs. Something only her and Will Smith did, by the way. Respect!


Here’s the speed drawing video. Enjoy!

Benedict Cumberbatch With Video!

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!