“I love to see how far you’re able to go, both in skills but also emotionally how far I can push myself.” – Alicia Vikander

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Ah, another weekend had flown by, and indeed it has been a somewhat turbulent one. At this present moment, I have a hot water bottle strapped by my belly, no not because it’s cold but because I have pain that can’t take the hint that it’s not welcome. So as you can imagine, I’m not the bubbly lady you’re all used to, instead, I’ve adopted the personality of a slug, and I move just as fast too.

As I haven’t been moving all that much and I was sick of going to bed (and I usually love my pit!), I decided to do some drawing or at least attempt to.  The end result? The pic above. Indeed it is by far not my best with, but I think it’s a pretty good representation of my mental state right now – all over the place!

Alicia Vikander is one of my favourite female actors, and I try and watch all her new films, although admittedly I haven’t seen her in Tomb Raider as of yet. I haven’t got anything positive to say about this drawing really, only that it wasted away a few hours before I went back to bed…again. This was my third attempt too – ugh! She is meant to have her head resting on her arm, but my attempt drawing said arm resulted in her looking like a branch was sticking out of her (and ain’t no one want that!). So, not only did I amputate Alicia, but I also made her look a bit like she’s holding a painful position. Basically, it’s a sorry mess, (I promise I’ll do better next time Alicia!!).

Anywho, I hope all of my beautiful followers are having a wonderful 2018. I can’t believe I’ll be closer to 30 years old than 20 in 2 weeks time (where has the time gone?!)

Ciao for now,

JB

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What one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you’d think – Diana

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Another Sunday and another blog posts. This makes my fourth posts this year already (mashing last years quota of 1 blog post) what can I say I’m on a roll! As the weather was pretty miserable this afternoon, I decided to give my new Faber-Castell pens a whizz which was gifted to me by a certain someone.

I wanted to draw a strong woman or a woman who portrays a strong woman. The first woman that popped into my mind was Gia Gabot who plays Diana/Wonder Woman (because modern day Wonder Woman is pretty baddass right!) and off I went, ripped the seal off the case that contained the pens and got the ink flowing.

I admit it felt strange to use these pens again, the way the ink glides across the paper was alien at first; I was used to the more vigorous approach of the ballpoint pen. It soon came back to me, a bit like driving for the first time after 2 weeks off (going from “What are these pedals for?” to “Oh yeah, now I remember!”). It made me realise that I really should have bought some new pens way back when I first ran out, maybe then I would have drawn more often, but hey you live and you learn (should have, would have, could have and all that!).

As per, I started with the eyes, then the nose and then the lips which I’m quite happy with. Okay maybe the lips need some work and are a bit wonky but (and this is a big but) at least Gia doesn’t look like she has fish lips (ah, the relief, it washes over me!). Next was the outline of her face and neck before attempting the hair! (Oh the hair!) I’m notorious for being awful at drawing hair, but for the first time in ages I’m content with how I’ve drawn Gia’s hair (I mean I’ve drawn worse…much worse, right?).

The part that I struggled with was her dress. She was wearing a beaded dress, but I messed it up so badly that I just made it into a black dress (admittedly there are still remnants of the old attempt in the drawing). I have no idea what the design of the dress is meant to be (I’m no fashion designer…evidently!), but I like to call it creative.

Of course, no drawing would be complete without a bit of input from my old faithful ballpoint pen! I did some shading with my trusty pen and then finished off with lighter shading with pencil.

Overall I’m pretty pleased with this drawing considering it’s my first time in years since I last used any Faber-Castell pens. Thanks to the certain someone who gifted them to me (you know who you are!).

Well, that’s all for know folk. Hopefully, another drawing will be on the cards soon!

Ciao for now,

JB

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It’s Margaery Tyrell!

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I hadn’t drawn in over a week (I know over a week!) and as my creativity was running wild I decided to do a quick sketch of Natalie Dormer known for playing Margaery Tyrell in the Game of Throne.
I had a few problems with her nose (it just doesn’t look right…my drawing of it that is, Natalie’s nose is lovely) and I probably should have shaded with my pencils instead of leaving it blank, but I do like the way her eyes turned out (I know, what a big head!).

Anyhow only a quick post today!

Over and out

JB
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Oh look it’s Demelza!

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Well season one of Poldark has come and gone and what a cliff-hanger of an ending! As I’m such an impatient person and couldn’t wait to find out what happened and I downloaded the book (wait was this their marketing ploy all along to make you buy the books? Crafty!!).

So because I loved the show I decided to do a drawing of Eleanor Tomlinson who played Demelza Poldark.

It took many tries before I was happy with her eyes, but even now I’m not100% happy with her right eye. I also had trouble with drawing her hair (I think I was just having a bad drawing day) and decided to crop the mess that it became to save your eyes.

All in all it’s a satisfactory drawing, although I think I could defiantly do better!

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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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