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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
My motto is "Let go or be dragged"

I have been away from drawing longer than I am willing to admit.
My confidence has always been lacking, but I am fighting to overcome this. In truth I think my shy nature has helped me to be more observant than I would otherwise be in life as well as in art.
I prefer graphite right now- I have been known to jump mediums in the past but I think I'm going to stick with this for a bit- it comes most natural. Thanks for swinging by. I am looking forward to surrounding myself here.
I'm spending an avg 2-4 hours on and off on each of these (one a day).  These are all graphite 5x7's on Bristol smooth drawing paper . The goal of this project is helping me improve likenesses. (hair, teeth, shading etc) Also, to make me let go and move on to the next project. (I sometimes feel I should keep perfecting and I have so many unfinished things that it's painful)
 Practice, practice. Hopefully we can all see a bit of improvement over the course of the next 30 pictures. All "victims" were willing participants
and all ref. photos were taken by the victims themselves. Thank you!


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Cap007 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav . Cheers .
austingacky Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
You should give colored pencil a shot with your portraits! Made a world of difference for me with my shading.
not2girly Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would like to. I don't actually own any yet. What type of paper do you use for colored pencil? I decided about 5 drawings into my "selfie project" that I should've probably been using a vellum but since I started on smooth I wanted to keep them consistent. The smooth doesn't hold the graphite (the darks) I like the ability to erase my mistakes as well- colored pencil means less room for error =X
austingacky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
I'll look at what paper I have once I get home but for pencils I use prismacolor verithin, they take more work and time than normal colored pencils. Check out my last two portraits for examples... I've only done three so it wasn't hard to get used to the pencils. Also on smooth paper they erase almost as well as graphite
H3lianthus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav on… my drawing ^^
brailynne Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding Michonne to your favorites =) Keep up the great work with your gallery!
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I just wanted to apologise for taking so long to say thanks for adding me to the list of people you watch on DA, and if you haven't already joined? I would like to invite you to the 'Watchers Group' an exclusive group set-up just for those who watch me to show my thanks to you for watching - you can join by following the link… :D

BikerScout Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Cheers for the :+devwatch: - very much appreciated. :thanks:

PapaG-art Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lidias93 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave!
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