"His Eyes" (Drawing in Prismacolor pencils, Archival ink .005, gold and white ink gels, and blending tortillons on toned tan paper).
Realism Tips for artists:
1. For realism, embrace imperfection. Without texture variations, pieces will appear "cartoony".
2. Keep Going. It requires layers upon layers, especially when using color pencils.
3. Turn it upside-down. Learn to see value and shapes.
4. Use blending stubs to soften rough areas.
5. Measure carefully in the beginning to avoid bigger mistakes later.
I'll write a blog full blog article on this shortly (for nationalartgallery.com)
"Golden Muse: Carmelita Jeter". Color pencils on toned tan paper.
First stop in London: Platform 9-3/4 at King's Cross. I've got my ticket to Hogwarts!
"Paris is always a good idea" -Audrey Hepburn
I remember drawing this infamous piece by Auguste Rodin "The Kiss" many times when I was younger. To see it in person was breathtaking and quite surreal.
Drawing Julius Caesar at the Louvre. A dream come true.
Some of the best artists use walls, guitars, and human skin as their canvases.
This graffiti painting is from the Does Love Letters Crew.
Bubblegum mural by the Hitmen Club.
The design elements of this 3D leg tattoo are mind-blowing. Artist unknown.
This guitar was part of a "Flash Challenge" on InkMaster. Painted by tattoo artist, Tatu Baby.
I thought she made the most of the guitars "ahem" button placement. Hahaha.
The other day I was struck with the realization that the only photos my family and friends have seen of my brother have been the ones I've posted. He's such a huge part of my life, and my family's, it's important that I keep his love and legacy alive.
Abe has beautiful blue eyes, an amazing laugh, and most recently he's been moaning a lot (my guess is that he's really trying to communicate). His birthday is February 15th.
Abe loves classical music, hugs, kisses, and holidays!
He dislikes haircuts, toothbrushes, and Chopin ;)