Human (wip)

Line drawing for “Human”.

“I am flesh, 

bones.

I am skin, 

soul.

I am human

…nothing more than human.” ~ Sevdaliza

Working on my first ACEO drawing of 2017, inspired by musical artist, Sevdaliza, from the song “Human”. 

If You Let Me (wip)

“If You Let Me”(wip2)

I hope all is going well with everyone this holiday season. I just wanted to do a quick work in progress update on my latest ACEO drawing, “If You Let Me”. I’ve been making some progress in between holiday activities and baby sitting a little Yorkie with an over active bladder and sensitive tummy. As a cat person, this is a change for me. My hubby likes dogs, so we’re looking at this as an opportunity to see if we can handle having one. This Yorkie is an adorable little fellow but so far…we’re becoming more convinced we should stick with cats. 

…neither I or my carpet is digging this thing called “happy pee”. 😒

A Bit More Time

“Hanging On” (wip)

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. Partly from all that’s been going on in my country and partly from coming to the realization that the level of realism I’m striving to achieve in this drawing is going to take a bit more time than I had anticipated. Pointillism is truly a technique that tests one’s patience and will. 

Current mood.

Hanging On (wip)

Getting some inking done on my current ACEO drawing, although at the moment I can’t say that it looks like much. This is going to be my first piece completely inspired by song lyrics. I have a couple of song lyrics written down that I’m working on creating my own artistic interpretation of. I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for a few years and now that I feel most comfortable with doing ACEO drawings I figured I’d give it go. So here I go off on a new project. 😊

Scribbles & Scratch

I was up until 1am scratching out some sketches for my next ACEO series. Most of the time if I have something in mind I go straight into the linework on the cards and then go from there. But sometimes I have to do preliminary sketches to work out my ideas, especially if it’s complex or if its a figurative piece that is a bit more involved than a portrait. Sometimes I use elements and poses from previous drawings and sometimes I do something all completely new. I’m not the greatest at drawing things straight from my imagination, especially when it’s something I’ve never drawn before, so often I need to gather reference material. You should have seen me running back and forth from my camera to strike a pose with only 10 seconds to get ready for the shot to capture some photo references. If I had the money, I would hire a model but for now I have to use myself which is not fun for me. I prefer being behind the camera not in front of it. 

This next series involves beings with wings but I want to make it clear that they are not angels. They’re simply avian beings. For the moment I’m calling the series “Dark Wing” but that may change as well as some elements to the drawings. The main focus is to have female figures with wings with a little hint of fantasy and magic weaved in somewhere but I’m not exactly sure as to how just yet. My underlying artistic goal is to meld together a beautiful blend of nature and the female form with touches of magic and fantasy into a personal style that is all my own. Unfortunately my work tends to be more so some off shoot of representational art than anything else. I have a ways to go to reach my goal but I’ll get there. Anywho, these are my first sketches that I wanted to share.