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Alexandra Zeres  NO COMMISSIONS, I draw as a hobby only. * > 31, Romanian πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ > Degree in Psychology > No s4s > DM for business Follow: @andreastripsa.drawings

A quick(ish) watercolour painting using my new art supplies that I received this month: a Komorebi watercolour palette by @mozartsupplies , from my bf, and a @fabriano1264 acquarello torchon watercolour pad from my sister πŸ’–. I really love both of them, the colours flow perfectly and are very vibrant, and the paper stays wet just enough time for you to make changes in your composition. Now, I am definitely not a skilled watercolour 'artist', I rarely use it, and usually I do it mostly for fun, because it's extremely relaxing! And for a person who constantly suffers from anxiety, it's important to find an activity that not only makes you happy, but also soothes your mind 😊.
Of course I had to test the neon colours they had in the set, and I have to say they are really good! Not chalky at all, transparent and blendable with other shades, not only neon. Not very happy with this artwork, but as I said, I enjoyed working on it. πŸ˜‹ Have a great Tuesday, everyone! 🌡🌸
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A short video of my practice sketchbook for watercolours and gouache. I have posted some of these previously, but I wasn't too happy with others, so they remained 'hidden'. I mostly love practicing with my neon gouaches in this sketchbook, but I do use neon markers and normal watercolours and fineliners here as well.
You may need to tilt your head for some of them, and also sorry for constantly touching those flowers with the pages πŸ˜†! This is a bamboo and rag mixed media sketchbook, I really love the pages because you can use water based markers without damaging the paper. It's from Hahnemuhle, 265 gsm paper (not sponsored), and I really love it, even though, for me, it's not very cheap. How about you? Do you like working in small travel-sized pads, or do you prefer normal, unattached paper? πŸ’–
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Blue falcons work in progress. So far it's just one, the other one is hiding πŸ˜‹ (hope I got the bird name right, please do tell me if I am wrong, I am still new to the bird species πŸ˜… - @art_of_chara
says they are American Blue Kestrels!) I used mainly Pablos from Caran D'Ache and Polychromos by Faber Castell pencils, on Canson mi-teintes flannel grey paper (not sponsored by anyone). I only have the 12 set of Pablos, but the colours are amazing and I really do want to buy some more open stock, even if the price is kind of high. The book in the image is 'Drawing and Painting Birds' by Tim Wootton.
Hope you like my progress and I wish you all a happy weekend!! πŸ€—πŸ’™
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EDIT: Claire liked and commented!! Happy she likes it πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’– ✍
Finished my ballpoint pen drawing yesterday, and I am so happy with it! I love this medium, even if it's slow and tedious, but the results are amazing, totally worth the time! I used only coloured ballpoint pens and a touch of white acrylic paint on her lips, on 225 gsm paper, a bit smaller than a4 size.
I used @claireluxtonstudio 's pic as an inspiration (well, I reproduced it almost completely, haha), as she has some amazing shots, and it was already hard to decide between them. πŸ’–
So, as usual, please let me know your thoughts on this and if you like drawing in ballpoint pen or if you have a different favourite medium. Mine are definitely coloured pencils, but it feels really nice to switch them up a bit, from time to time. πŸ˜‹πŸ§‘
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Close up and a work in progress pic (swipe left) of these chicks that I drew a couple of months ago, that I was very proud of and feel have not received enough love, haha πŸ˜‹. I was a bit upset with the grass background, as I felt it wasn't realistic enough, but I had spent alot of time on their little fluffy feathers, so I think it is one of my favourite drawings I have ever made.
Comment down below and tell me what your favourite animal is. Mine are definitely elephants, and I would love to see one in real life someday. Also, as pets I prefer cats! 😊🐱
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#progress #chicks #polychromos #prismacolor #workinprogress #wip #closeup #copic #fineart #fineliner #gelpen #botanicalart #illustration #realism #details #fabercastell #coloredpencil #carandache #luminance #drawing_expression #artsy #artstagram #artsandcrafts #arts_promote #artsanity #artistoninstagram #artistic_discover #derwent

Neon watercolour on 220 gsm paper, using the watercolours I made myself a few months back and some neon gouache (Djeco kids gouache shown in the pic). I created this piece a few weeks back, I am still on a short break from drawing and painting, as I wanted to get my groove back and refresh my mind a bit. This community can be amazing most of the times, but sometimes also tiring and full of people who keep asking for stuff but ar never willing to do anything in return. As negative as this sounds, I truly enjoy making art, and watercolours are so magical to me! I am not an expert, I am much better at coloured pencil drawings and graphite, but still I am proud of my progress. This is a piece I did as practice, but I still thought it was good enough to share.
Hope you all are having a nice September so far! I, for one, am so happy summer is moving on, because the heat got me sick, literally! 😣 Hugs and don't forget to share your thoughts! πŸ€—
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Found a bit of time lately to start a new ballpoint pen drawing, but this is all I managed to do. I like drawing in pens, even though it's a bit tricky to blend, and close ups are not always perfect. But I like the sharp point and pigmented colours. ❀
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Portrait of actress Priyanka Chopra, created using Holbein pencils on 225 gsm a4 sized paper.
This took me a long time to finish, especially since I worked slowly to incorporate all the necessary details to make this look as realistic as possible. Also, leave it to Instagram to completely ruin the quality of my photo, even if it was really sharp initially πŸ˜…πŸ‘. But I am very happy with this, I believe it's one of my best drawings, because I took my time with the skin, especially. And these pencils are very soft, so they were easy to work with. But I must say that I enjoy better when working with all my brands of pencils, as limiting to a single set makes me feel a bit lost, haha. It was a great experience, and there is alot of variety in this set, of course.
I won't be posting too much in the next couple of weeks, because I will be busy with personal stuff and I want to also take a little break from Instagram, since lately I've not been very happy with my experience here, unfortunately. But I will be back very soon, you won't even notice I'm gone! πŸ˜„πŸ’–
Have a great week, everyone!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
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Sketch of an old man smoking, created in white and grey toned coloured pencils on black paper, A4 size, 180 gsm smooth.
I initially started this as a trial, I didn't know I would love the result so much. Besides, it took me only about 4 hours to complete, and I was shocked how forgiving it is to draw with white on black!
Haven't really felt like drawing anything too complicated these past few days, the heat simply melted all my energy, so this was exactly the kind of art that I needed to make: stress free, no pressure, light strokes on paper.
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Please let me know if you like my drawing and if you enjoy working on dark coloured paper βœπŸ‘.
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Many people have been asking if the Holbein pencils have dupes, and my answer is: of course! Even though every brand of pencils has its own unique shades, most can be replaced or created by just overlapping other pencils.
Swipe --> to see the [cheaper] dupes that I found for the 12 set of pastel tones from Holbein. ✏
*op220 - Polychromos 130
*op028 - Marco Renoir 16
*op127 - Polychromos 102
*op134 - polychromos 185
*op222 - polychromos 171
*op225 - polycolor(koh-i-noor)24
*op 228 - marco renoir 68
*op324 - marco renoir 14
*op328 - polychromos 146
*op 429 - derwent c190
*op 430 - derwent c260
*op 433 - derwent c210

All of these are from Polychromos (which you can buy individually and they are my favourite pencils), Marco Renoir set of 48 (very cheap pencils, very good quality), Derwent Coloursoft (you can buy individually and are amazing) and just one Polycolor from Koh-I-Noor, which was a perfect match.

Holbeins are impossible to buy open stock, at least in my part of Europe they are. That's why I think this list is very helpful if you want a good set of pastel tones at a smaller price. If you have the full set of Prismacolors, then that is amazing as well, because Colour with Claire on YouTube has a fantastic video on this exact same jubject.
And even though some of the colours I chose are not 100% perfectly matched, it made me realize that most colours are not irreplaceable.
Please let me know what you think and if you have any of these shades.
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Oh, and another thing. There is a set from Tombow Irojiten, containing 10 pastel shades, very compareable. (Vol.4 pale tone II).
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Parrots on branch in Holbein Artist pencils. This is the first drawing made in my new set of 150 pencils that I received on my birthday last month, and even though I made some mistakes, I love the vibrancy and layering of the colours. I was a bit disappointed with how I drew the green feathers, I made the mistake to add the neon colours first, and then the others just wouldn't layer that well on top of them. Then I hated the feathers on the parrot from the right, I just wasn't able to match them to the ones on the left, haha. πŸ˜… But after adding the branch, I decided it was an ok drawing, more like an illustration than a realism type of art, but I think most of my birds are like that, anyways.
I hope you like this drawing, previously done by other artists, amongst them @biophilicart , whose work I will mostly never be able to match, regarding bird drawings at least, but I think I have my own style and I can pull it off in the end! 😊
Let me know your thoughts on this! πŸ’š
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Started my first portrait in Holbein Artist pencils a few days ago. I worked alot on the skin, and there still are parts where I want to add more. But so far I love the feel of the pencils, even though I was a bit scared at first. The skintone shades are very similar to the ones I usually use from Luminance, but as I work with a very shaded and contrasted image, I had to be careful what tones I used overall.
Can you guess who my subject is? Well, basically if you can't tell at this point, you won't later either, lol 🀣. This will take me long to make, as it's a detailed photo, but I want to take my time. ❀
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