Tag Archives: drawing


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

Portrait finished!

16 Dec

I just finished the drawing from the previous post!Image


Pencil Portrait

11 Dec

Pencil Portrait

I finished my first portrait on my new paper I got for my 17th Birthday present! It is 14×17″ and I used graphite drawing pencils. Oh, this photo is a little darker than the original
Click on the photo to view my online Art album.

Time is a monster that consumes us all

7 Dec

The house I’m staying at has three clocks that chime at every hour. Every night I wake up hearing DONG DONG DONG 12 times… then the next clock goes off… and the next. The first is a grandfather clock on the wall near where I sleep (or stay awake hearing the clocks go off!). The second is a very elaborate grandfather clock that is much taller than me. It has gold details and somewhat inspired this pencil drawing. The third is a cockoo clock that plays a different song each hour after chiming. Anyways, I seem of procrastinate and this drawing is a reminder to stop wasting time! Then again… I just spent a few hours drawing swirls when I could be doing homework……

xoxo, Xiaolin