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.
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.