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Reside Inside (digital drawing)

A quick draw to get in a creative mood for this new beginning of a year. I just picked what colors and themes that came natural. 30 minutes, and I’ve got something that makes me feel good, and helped me to step away from some anxiety I was feeling inside. (I’m sure that’s how that heart got in this thematically.) Pleased with the quick-line portrait work. Fighting back the inertia and moving…into motion! Go fingers and brain, go!

♥ What are you working on right now?

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Line Braid – Digital

Line Braid – Digital

Symmetry Braid - Line

This was a simple exercise using the line symmetry tool in Sketchbook Pro. I was trying to represent female hair in as many non-hair shapes I could imagine. I like the simplicity of this–and the view as if from behind.

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Girl in a Wrap (drawing)

Girl in a Wrap (drawing)

Did a small, little unfinished figure drawing today. I enjoyed making lots of lines and just letting my brain come up with whatever it felt like. I used a reference photo for a girl in a wrap as a very loose concept. The colors in the wrap and various other squiggly lines that I seem to be obsessed with lately are my brain child. This is very rough, but was relaxing and fun. I’m not super happy with the upper portion of her — her head — but as for her neck and shoulders, and the rest of her physique, I am very pleased with those lines. I may come back to this and add in her facial features, or just leave this as a exercise. Everything doesn’t have to be a polished, finished product.

 


 

The full image. You can see her full figure. I especially like the wrap colors!

Wrap Girl - Full Image

 

The same image, but zoomed in and focused on her bust, and the wrap. 

Wrap Girl - Zoomed

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“Every Girl” – digital art

“Every Girl” – digital art

Every Girl - Color

 

ABOUT THIS PICTURE

Digital art. This is a modification of a hand-drawn portrait I made months ago called SamanthaI’ve been submitting to a lot of literary magazines lately, and have been noting some fantastic cover art.

Looking back at my own work, and manipulating some colors in this (originally graphite) picture, I saw a lot of fun possibilities. Go ahead and make a simple sketch of your own, and take a picture of it. Drop it into Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop, or Illustrator — I bet you’ll come up with more artistic uniqueness that you ever thought!

I like the strong yellow. I like the loud colors. I like those color qualities against the softness of the female portrait. I enjoyed playing with this. Give your own artwork a digital-color try — and share them, of course!

Keep being great, lots of hugs,
Penney

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Elise (graphite portrait)

Elise (graphite portrait)

Elise - graphite portrait
Elise, a graphite portrait. (Click to enlarge).

 

ABOUT THIS PICTURE

9″ x 11″, graphite portrait. Another short portrait study. What drew me to this picture was the profile view, and the wispy pieces of hair going away from her face. Using a stick eraser, I removed graphite (pencil) dark-shaded areas to create light strands of hair near the top of her hairline. I found the simple earring to be the most eye-catching and appealing thing about this picture. In that way, this study has a simple “Girl with a Pearl Earring” charm.

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Josephine (graphite portrait)

Josephine (graphite portrait)

Josephine-portrait-in-graphite

 

ABOUT THIS PICTURE

8.5″ x 11″, graphite on paper. This portrait was made from a reference photo I found online. I spent about an hour on it, paying extra attention to the properties of her hair. I took care to also focus on the nose, softly shading. I’m not happy with her left eye (the eye to the right, in the image) as the width and perspective is awkward. The hard clean edges in her cheeks are also a bit aggressive; I would blend that out if I were to attempt this particular image again. I keep learning over and over by doing these portrait exercises that less is more when it comes to shading, hints of skin tones by using skillful gradient are what make a clean and accurate representation.

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