Amazed!

A few weeks ago I won an award at work for outstanding performance employee of the year. With that award I won some money. I was completely surprised and speechless. I didn’t know what to do with the money. I thought to myself, for once (lol), I could save it or put it towards some bills.

My boyfriend tried convincing me that I deserved to spend it on something I wanted. I thought about it for a week. Even talked to my family about what I should do. Never thought I’d ever received a bonus like this.

After carefully thinking, I decided to purchase a new tablet. Pretty much an upgrade as to what I had before. I had the Samsung galaxy note 10.1 and I upgraded it to the Samsung galaxy note pro 12. I did donate my old tablet to my niece as she wants to draw like me and many other artist that she has come across. This tablet is so cool, I’m so glad I bought it. It has the same drawing app but has upgraded its features on it that you couldn’t get unless you bought the new tablet.

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This is what I was able to create with it. I drew the girl on the swing and colored her in. The only think I didn’t do was create the background. I got it off of google images. I blurted the background so there was depth to the photo. I had so much fun making this. Did it in less than 24 hours ( which is a record for me ) and am so amazed as to what I was able to accomplish. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Weekend fun

Hello lovelies – I hope your all having a wonderful weekend. I finally had a weekend with nothing to do. I relaxed and cleaned my house, and was able to complete a drawing.

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This is a style I believe Is one I can make my own. I love the way I was able to make it look cartoony (I know it’s not a word lol) and realistic at the same time. For a moment I almost got stuck staring at her eyes. I am very happy with this piece. I feel she can be a character I could continue to draw 🙂 I’m going to call her Olivia. I love that name.

I got some good news too! Today I was checking out Instagram and found out that I had gotten 107 followers. I am so excited and grateful! I also got more followers on my Facebook page. It just goes to show me I have to keep going, and eventually I will get noticed. 🙂

I also don’t want it to go unnoticed that I have received more followers on this blog in a month then I thought I would. I too am grateful that you guys want to be a part of this journey with me.

I hope everyone has a wonderful start to their week 🙂 please feel free to comment and/or follow my Instagram

Forever

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I finally finished this drawing on Friday night. It took me a long time to do. I did the hair a different way then I have done any hair before. I wanted to make her look as real as possible. I would love for one day to look like this beautiful woman I put on paper.

I love the pinup style art. I have watched/followed a few photographers who specialize in pinup. I love the hairdos and the clothes back then. Something about that style was so sexy but covered up. At least a lot more than woman are today and over the past 20 years.

I think I have found the style I want to stick with as far as creating my own style. I want to add a different type of flare to it and will in due time. Another thing I have wanted to do for a long time was write a comic. But I can’t figure out the story line I want to have. I don’t want to do the typical super hero because I feel those cannot be created any other way then the ones already written. I was thinking of a girl with powers but not the kind that she would really use to save people. I don’t know lol. I have to sit down and write it out.

My next medium I am determined to try is water color. I need to go buy paints and paint brushes. Maybe some books that will teach me step by step. I hear water color is one of the hardest mediums. There is also these new pens that just came out called chameleons. Very cool looking pens.

Any who, the picture above will be added to my store and be applied to blankets, totes, cell phone cases, pillows etc.

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. 🙂

I’m ready!

Merry Christmas eve everyone! thought I was done Christmas shopping, but it seems I missed a few people. I don’t know what happened! Lol, I counted everyone. I kind of feel like the different stores I went to failed to put my items in the bag, but to no avail I wasn’t charged for the items I THOUGHT I purchased. Lol, so I failed. But! I made up for it as I pushed myself passed the many people doing their last minuet Christmas shopping. And finally I am ready! Ready for tomorrow and the long day ahead of med :). Really looking forward to the stories and walking down memory lane.

I was able to finish the drawing I started on this past weekend. I love it! There are a few thinIMG_20141224_203658gs I struggled with. The portion’s and trying to get the shading right. This picture doesn’t really give the coloring justice.The lighting is slightly off, but it is the best I can do for now.

I’ve never really done a drawing like this before. I wanted her to be fierce, strong and confident. I do believe that I pulled that off. I couldn’t decide what hair color to give her. Did I want it to be natural color’s, or did I want to go a little crazier and bright? Well I chose to go on the brighter, crazier side. Plus I had pink hair once upon a time and I can’t even begin to explain how different I felt with pink hair. I loved it!

I went out of my comfort zone a bit with this picture. I usually draw my girls with clothes. There is nothing wrong with nudity, and I am not afraid of that. I just try to be aware of the people who will see my art, especially my nieces and nephew who love my work. I know I can filter then when showing my sketch book, but some of them of social media and can see what I post. I guess the best way I can describe the feeling is like watching a sex scene with your parents. Awkward! lol. I have this one family member (who shall remain a secrete ;)) and almost every drawing I do, I get asked what I was thinking when I drew it? And what made me want to do it? Not that I don’t love the questions, but I feel this would be a little more difficult to explain.

Any who, it is about 10:15 here in California and as much as I would love to stay awake and write more, I am beyond spent. Finally home, after being away for the past 4 days, and I worked at 5am. Until tomorrow my sweet followers.

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Christmas/holidays today (for those who are already celebrating).

Stuck!

1509999_1471061029836288_7712810692169968572_nAs the holidays get closer, my schedule is becoming so over whelming. There is so much I WANT to do, but so much more that I HAVE to do. I think this evening I finished most of my shopping, but I still have two people I have to buy for.

I started a sketch earlier but then I just wasn’t feeling it. I was looking up my favorite artist and trying to get inspired, but then I remembered I had to go meet my mom for dinner. I had a blast! My aunt came and joined us. I can’t lie though as I was sitting there I was thinking…What can I draw? All of a sudden it hit me. I need to draw something that is still Christmas related. I haven’t finished my 2nd drawing for the holiday competition.

I also take my blog very serious and am trying to insure that I write a piece everyday. Once the holidays are over and there isn’t all this running around, I will be able to put out more things.

If anyone has any suggestions or ideas for something to draw I would love to know, and Happy to make an attempt at it. 

Copy Cat

Yesterday I received a tag on my Instagram from a follower with a picture that they drew of something I did. There tag had an apology attached to it. This person said “Crzy_Nevaeh_Art, I’m sorry for copying one of your drawings, but I really want to draw like you so I tried to do one of your pieces. I hope you like it and don’t mind.” I quickly took this conversation into a direct message because, first She shouldn’t have felt the need to apologize and I wanted her to know that. Second, I wanted to thank her for picking me as an artist to be like. Knowing that I inspired her, really inspired me to continue to do what I love to do. 

I asked her why she apologized, and her response was that a previous artist had spit out the copy right statement to her, even though this young girl had added her own touch to it. I was really appalled because that is exactly how I became better and better at drawing, by copying someone else’s work. It allowed me to work on my point of references, such as hands, and the way the face looks when looking up,down, to the side, etc, as well as hair and the placement of it. Of course as I got better I started to look at real people, and different poses. Would that not be considered copying a photograph? I always gave credit to the artist that inspired me, and in turn provided this same suggestion to this girl. 

This honestly just made me so dumb founded. It wasn’t like another artist, took someone else’s idea and attempted to sell it. It was a young girl who is an aspiring artist, and just wants to be good like everyone else. I did offer her with many other sites that I have found over the years, that can teach her how to draw. Ways that she can learn to pull an image from her head and place it on paper. I reminded her that she is always able to use pictures as a point of references and to not let this one person discourage her from being great! 

My nieces are always asking me to teach them how to draw, which in fact, I am horrible at! But I always give my nieces things I have done to look at to try and copy. I don’t see any harm in that. At the same time though, I am trying to play devils advocate and be understanding of the artist who feels that someone tried to copy there work. But I just can’t seem to understand. 

I hope you all are having a great week so far! It’s almost the weekend!