RAWWWR!

I love music. I’m sure most people do!

I like most genres. Everything has its place, but I enjoy LOUD and live music a lot. 🙂

This has prompted me to get scribbling on a new series of sorts – RAWWWK! (I like naming things, don’t I?)

First up, my rendition of Alissa White-Gluz…

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I used this picture as a reference:

Alissa White-Gluz
Source: http://www.blackrose-photos.de

Some of the steps in the process… So much work and rework. I found this both challenging and rewarding to work through, as I could see what needed changing at each step and the image (in my amateur opinion!) improved at each step.

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If you aren’t  familiar with Alissa, you can read more about her and her current band Arch Enemy here.

Who or what is your drawing, painting or otherwise creating inspo right now?

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knowing when to stop

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a great weekend, and a fun Valentine’s Day if you celebrate it! 🙂

I used the occasion as a prompt for two drawings, one based on a mandala the other a critter from my imagination. The second is called “Love Bites!”

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When creating both of these images there were pivotal points. Points in which I could stop and consider the drawing finished, or I could keep going. Something I’ve found when drawing is that it is important to know when to stop. “Less is more” is certainly true when it comes to drawing, in my humble opinion!

Drawing these was fun and relaxing.

Have you been drawing or otherwise creating lately? Feel free to share a link to your work! 🙂

d’ya think I can find a (lead) pencil in this place?!

Status: lack of art supply frustration level 2000! 😉

I want to draw something for Valentine’s Day. I have known what I want to draw for 2 days but need a pencil to get the initial sketches and proportions going, ready for my Sharpie overlay.

Hang on a minute.

It’s a “need” not a requirement. I’ll just have to make do.

Or go to the shops. However it’s hot and I have lots of excuses up my sleeve… Best to just get started I think.

Stay tuned!