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11 Feb

When I was drawing Mia I took a few photos with my phone.

Terrible photo quality, but I wanted to show the process.


mia wasikowska

28 Jan

Just finished my drawing of Mia Wasikowska from Tim Burton’s film, Alice in Wonderland!

This is a pencil and paper drawing with my drybrush technique. It took me three days, I stayed up late last night working on the hair which was first dry brushed then the highlights were added with an eraser, then the details were added with a pencil

The photo is a little dark, but when I took it it was taped to my laundry room door lol


28 Jan

Here is some progress on the Alice drawing I’m working on. The hair is going to take me forever but I am mostly happy with the facial features. Debating whether or not to draw her wearing her blue ‘Alice dress’ or something else.. or just draw her face. Sometimes adding detailed clothing distracts from the face and messes a good portrait up. Opinions anybody?

Alice Eyes

27 Jan

I am drawing a portrait of mia wasikowska, Alice from the Tim Burton film.
As always, I started with the eyes.. and I will post more photos when it is closer to being finished. I am using a combination of drawing pencils and a drybrush painting technique

Art + Photo + PSE

4 Jan

Here are the two images I used for my photo ‘I live within my Art’.

The first is a photo taken in Oconomowoc, WI. The second is a drawing I did recently.

Basically I started out with the second photo. I cloned over the lady in the drawing and lighted and sharpened the whole image. Next I worked with the first image of myself. I switched it to black and white and sharpened the image and made it a little gritty so it would blend with the art better. Next I selected ‘me’ and dragged the area into the frame. I added a scratched texture layer with a yellow tint to give it an antique finish. I am somewhat pleased with the end result, although I think if I had put a little more time into it I could have added some more of my art into the background.

I live within my art

4 Jan

A self portrait.. although it was taken in Oconomowoc, WI I am finally back in sunny FL!

Portrait finished!

16 Dec

I just finished the drawing from the previous post!Image