Katherine Jenkins

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When a fellow tweeter asked for me to draw Katherine Jenkins I could not say no. Not only does she have a beautiful voice (no I’m not a fan of opera but I can appreciate a good voice when I hear one), to match her handsome looks (not at all jealous…) but most of all she’s Welsh! (I mean how could she not be with such a magnificent voice, we all know the welsh have fabulous voices…apart from me…)

Anyhow the first problem with drawing Katherine was the fact that my ball point pen had snapped in two (I know I’m just too strong for my own good…okay I rolled over it with my wheelie desk chair, silly me!). Once I’d managed to find a pen I could get cracking!
So I started with her eyes, first her left and then her right. I think I’ve over shaded on the left as her lashes aren’t as defined as I’d hoped. I then started on the nose (which I’m actually quite happy with), and then her lips which I’m really not happy with, they just don’t look right to me.
Next was the hair (blond again so less time shading!) and then the rest of the shading. I think there’s too much shading on the face and I don’t think I’ve got the shape of her face quite right either.

Apart from the parts that I’m not entirely satisfied with, I think the drawing was an overall success!

Over and out
JB
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Mother of Dragons

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Well as the fifth season of Game of Thrones has got underway, it made sense for me to draw one of the characters. This time it is Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (what a name!).
I know what your thinking, if I’ve drawn a character from Game of Thrones, I must enjoy watching it..sorry to break your little hearts but I gave up after season 3. Way too much talking and faffing for my liking, like has Daenerys reached Westeros yet? (Wait is that even where she was going in the first place?!) Anyway that’s just my opinion of the show, so please don’t cap lock me to death with comments on how wrong my opinion is!

Back to the drawing, as usual I started with the eyes because I see that as the main feature of a persons face. I then moved down to her nose before attempting the lips (which were quite hard to do!). I then started on the hair (best part about drawing blond hair, not much shading required!) before moving onto shading her face and neck. I think I may have over-shaded on the face a little, or perhaps not enough (if that even makes any sense.).

My overall thoughts on the drawing, I actually quite like it (shocking I know, me confessing to liking one of my drawings! Miracles do happen!).

Well that’s all from me.
Over and out!

JB
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For the love of Elephants

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I haven’t drawn an animal in what seems a very long time, so I thought I’d draw one of my favourite animals, the elephant!
I enjoy a good challenge and my goodness this was certainly one! All those wrinkles (no doubt there’s a more technical term for them) and their trunks required a lot of patience, but I think I pulled it off.
In fact I’m very happy with how this one turned out!
I used my ball point pen for most of the drawing and finished the drawing off by colouring the elephants in with a pencil.
Whyย anybody would want to hurt and kill such beautiful animals is beyond me!
JB
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Mama Mia it’s Amanda Seyfried

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It’s been a while since I drew a portrait and so I decided to draw Amanda Seyfried!

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As my recent drawings have been of solid objects, it felt quite strange to draw a face again. Getting back into the swing of things did take a few tries. Above is attempt no.2, as you can see, the shading is awful and those eyebrows! So I decided to draw the main features of Amanda’s face with my Faber-Castell pens and use a ball point pen for the shading. I think this worked out well. I do think better shading is required but overall I don’t think it’s a bad drawing.

Over and out
JB