So sorry!

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It’s been a few weeks since I have written anything. I am so sorry for that. I have been working a lot and working on getting a promotion at work, I can hopefully cross that off my New Year’s resolution list. I have from time to time been working on a drawing of a character have in mind for a comic I’d like to write. I started out with this;

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But then I thought about it, and that’s not the girl I pictured for the story I was creating. So I decided to draw this. (These are pictures of the process)

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I love the direction it’s going in now, I feel like this girl otherwise known as Olivia, is exactly the character I was looking for. When drawing her I feel like she has a personality. I was going to stick with the original pencil drawing which is why I put some of the details into it and thought I can keep everything on paper, but I’ve come to the realization that I love digital art. I love the way it looks, I love the ways I can make the color flow, and that it can be easily edited if needed.

As soon as I am done drawing her I will create the background of her character and post it on here. For the followers who have stayed with me throughout my absence, I truly appreciate it. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram or to check out my store.

hope all is well with everyone. Have a wonderful day!

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

Drawing block

So I want to draw but I’m having a drawers block. Lol. I’m not sure if that’s even a thing but If not, I’m making it up.

I wanted to reach out to some of my followers. I wanted to see what you guys would like to see me draw? Any suggestions or request let me know :).

I was thinking of creating characters for a comic but I have to create a story line. This could take me a while. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and start to their week.

If you haven’t started following me on Instagram you should. 🙂 I update my works in progress. Hoping to start posting videos of me working on my pieces soon.

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. 🙂

Frustrating

Hi guys! Sorry I missed a few days of posting. Had a busy weekend that just lead into today.

So today I wanted to tell you guys about a frustrating situation. I don’t if anyone has ever experienced this and maybe not with drawing but anything else that you might have creatively done.

I try not to draw when I’m upset because I just find myself not taking my time on things, that really should require patients. I don’t put enough “love” into the piece… Not the kind I would like to make it my own.

So on Friday night, after a long day at work, I came home to work on a piece I started the previous night. Someone (who I will not put on blast) called me and wanted to discuss a dramatic situation. I was asked for my opinion, so I stated it, but it wasn’t in this persons favor and they pretty much ended the call by hanging up. While I was talking to this person I was continuing to work on my artwork. When the call was released I just got stuck looking at what I had done.

I thought about taking pictures, but I just was so pissed that I drew a giant “X” across it and ripped it up. I was angry because I knew I should have stopped working on it once I was on the phone, but no I kept going. I was also angry because I had been in visioning this picture in my head for a few days and it just didn’t go the way I expected.

I did end up drawing something new though and fell in love with it right away.

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Please check out my Instagram to see the finished product coming soon!

Hope everyone is have a wonderful start to the new year. Goodnight everyone.

Happy New year’s everyone!

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I am going to keep this post short and simple. The picture above is a work in progress with another story behind it. (will post soon)

I just want to say thank you to all those who are currently following me. I started this blog about a month ago and I can’t believe that even 5 people are interested in reading what I have to say. It just goes to show me, that I should never to give up. If the person next to you doesn’t believe in you, someone out there does.

I am not one who likes to set goals for themselves because I feel that if you Want to do something good or bad, fun or boring, healthy and ambitious than you should just go for it.

With that being said I wanted to let you all in on what my continuous life goals are. I am hoping that some of them will come true this year.

* I want to continue to lose weight and become a healthier me.
* I want to have more customers visit and purchase items from my store .
* I want to grow as an artist and continue to try different mediums.
* I want to end the year of 2015 with at least 500 followers on my instagram (I want more of course but I feel 500 is more realistic)
* I want to buy a house by June this year.
* hope to be promoted at my work.

And last but Not least

* I want to buy a better tablet to do digital art.

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe new years! Thank you again for all of your support. I looked forward to reading all your guys blogs and making many more friends.

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!

Relaxed

Today I did exactly what I said I would be doing. Nothing! I actually slept in (till 7am)! What I love about the weekends, is being able to wake up slowly. Play a few games on my phone, snuggle with my kitties, and check up on social media sites. Once I started moving, I had a little breakfast and sat on my couch and started drawing.

Last night, or this morning (if you read my previous post, you’ll understand), I had a dream about Ballerina’s. I also saw my self taking fake flowers, that are used for scrap booking and using them to create the clothing of a/any drawing. I have seen this before from other artist and love the way it looks. The different textures add a really neat touch to the drawing.

IMG_20141214_171025The drawing I worked on today was so much fun. Every mark I made I was totally satisfied. It did take me a few times to get the hand right. I was going to do the second similar to it, but I honestly did not want to spend that much more time on it. I cut flower petals off of scrap book flowers, and glues them to look like a layered skirt. I then used glitter for the shoes.

I hope you all like it, as much as I loved drawing it. I am going to do many more like this, and add a mat to it, possibly a Frame, and sell it at my store. Speaking of my store, I have been receiving a lot of visitor’s/viewers, but no purchases. I know that there is not a whole lot up there, but I am working on growing my inventory. I would love it if those reading/following my blog, could provide me with some feedback.  I am curious to know what People look for more often, and what designs attract someone’s eye.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Yay to Monday’s (insert sarcasm here)!

Finished!

I did it! I finished My first submission for the Xmas contest. I was determined to finish it before the weekend even really started. I worked a half day today, went shopping for Christmas gifts. I have a dinner tomorrow with my moms side of the family. I am not one who really enjoys shopping, for many reasons really. I am a get in and get out kind of person. I ended up going with my sister. We went to 4 different stores and were done in about 2.5 hours. 20 mins of that we spent eating lunch.

I went into a Hobby Lobby for the first time ever. OH MY GOODNESS!! That place is horrible for me. I will go bankrupt being in there lol. It’s like a Target, Pier one, & Michael’s in one. I don’t know how but I walked out of there not spending a single dime, however I did spy some things that I have to have so I will return….soon. =0P

I did get my new Prismacolor pencils, and sketch book. I have to say I thought the sketch book was going to be a little bigger, but that’s alright I can work w/ it. The color pencils I got were all skin tone related. I wanted them to be able to have

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Any who, after shopping I rushed home and immediately started working on my drawing. I had to finish it today and I am so happy that I did. I still have a little more shopping to do, but I saved that for tomorrow. Tonight I am going to start sketching out a different Christmas scene. I plan on submitting at least two. Well I hope you enjoy the picture I have done thus far.

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If you would like to see more of my work, please Check out my instagram. Also don’t forget to check out my store for some items on sale!

Indecisive

Tonight I cannot make up my mind on what I want to do. I am stuck between finishing my friends blanket that I am crocheting, or starting on my Christmas picture. 1209141943 The blanket I am making consist of 12 big granny squares. Each one takes me roughly an hour. It is mainly Single Crochet (for my fellow crocheter’s lol) and bobble stitches which are fun, but man, I did not know what I was getting into when I started this blanket haha. Any who, I only need to do 3 more and then I can assemble them. I am so close to being finished!1209141944

I did start a little bit on my Christmas drawing, but I am not sure it is what I am looking for. I have so many images in my head that I want to do but then I get side tracked by all the other pictures in my head. The one I started on is a girl behind a wreath and then I was going to add present’s and possibly a little Christmas town (picture below).  The other image I have in my head is a reflection off of an ornament of a little kid opening their present’s by the fire. Now that I am writing about it I am thinking I might just do both. I have two weeks till Christmas so it might be possible. 

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If you guys have questions? Suggestions? or just want to say hi! Leave a comment. I love to meet new people no matter where or how. Hope everyone as a wonderful night. Tomorrow is HUMP day! Thank goodness for that. I am burnt out from work. (wish I                                                                                       was 15 again lol).