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✏🎨 π’œπ“π‘’π“π’Άπ“ƒπ’Ήπ“‡π’Ά π’΅π‘’π“‡π‘’π“ˆ ✏🎨  I draw people and birds. And flowers. In neon. Pencils & watercolours. I draw what I like and I like what I draw. πŸ’– . πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Romanian, 31.

Finally finished this colourful bird on a branch! I am happy with how glowing the neon red feathers look, and also the purple creates a good contrast with the green of the leaves, I think. I have used only @kohinoor_hardtmuth pencils, meaning 90% Polycolors and 10% neon red from their woodless range 😊. I love their neon pencils, they are so vibrant and you get such good amount of colour at such a reasonable price! Not sponsored, tho! 🀣
I have struggled again with taking a good pic of this drawing, some of the colours got a bit washed out, especially those little red flower buds, but it was important for me to get the bird as clear as possible. And I hope you enjoy my final result! πŸ’–
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RO: Desen Rihanna in creioane colorate.
Urmariti @alexandra.zeres.art pentru mai multe! πŸ’–

Rihanna drawing in closeup pics that I had promised on my last post. Some made with my dslr camera, some with the phone, but hopefully you can see all the textures and layers added. Coloured pencil is my favourite medium, and it's not very forgiving, especially once an area is burnished. Plus, when looking closely, you can still see some of the paper showing through and some rough pencils marks, but in my opinion, it's what makes this medium more interesting πŸ™‚.
The paper I use is very thick, it actually looks like cardboard, even though it is only 225 gsm. But it allows me to layer alot, and also it's the best I have tried for my neon pencils, as those are usually harder and require a bit more pressure. And funny enough, I think my best works are done in graphite and ballpoint pen, but I enjoy coloured pencils much more than any other medium, and let's face it, it's always nice to shop for more pencils! πŸ˜‚
Hope you all have an awesome weekend, and thank you for almost 6k followers, I appreciate your constant support! πŸ’–
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My finished Rihanna @badgalriri portrait, on an a4 sized Schut paper, 225 gsm, using Polychromos and Holbein artist pencils.
Even though I am not 100% happy with the results, I loved working on it and will definitely practice more on darker skintones. She was indeed pretty orange toned in my reference photo, and in real life, the colours are not that strong either. Of course, I couldn't help using the Luminous Opera pencil in the Holbein set, on her top and the butterflies I improvised for her hair 😊 (I love butterflies, I bet you couldn't tell 😏). I will post a more close up photo soon as well, just so you can see the more accurate tones I used in her skin.
Please let me know what you like most about my latest work, and don't forget to follow my page if you are new here πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–.
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What is your favourite thing to draw? I've always loved drawing butterflies and eyes, but I do that rarely today, maybe because I prefer drawing a full portrait instead, and butterflies are sometimes too cartoonish or simple, so I choose birds instead. πŸ˜†
This is a butterfly I painted last week on a small piece of watercolor paper. I mainly used watercolours and gel pens in various shades, including glitter. The eye in the background is made in graphite, I have a full post on it, from some months ago. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from the complicated work, and create something fun and simple like this. πŸ’– Have a great week, everyone! .
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A new bird drawing I am working on at the moment. I seem to temporarily abandon projects mid way (Rihanna portrait) and start new ones, only to come back to the others days and days later and finish them. Am I the only one who does that? πŸ˜… I feel that I need to refresh my mind with different subjects or mediums, and also to avoid boredom. πŸ˜‹ But anyways, I really loved the reference pic for this piece, usually I search alot on Pinterest before deciding on a photo, mostly only for birds. I need the right amount of detail, not too little, and not too much either πŸ˜†. For this I am using only my @kohinoor_hardtmuth Polycolor pencils, and one of their neon woodless pencils. I love the grainy feel of the Polycolors, their laydown is smooth and with great possibility for details at the same time! #notsponsored 😝
Let me know what you think! Also, I am completely in love with that little moon light my bf got me yesterday, so I had to include it in the pic! ❀
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Hair drawing is a slow process, but I recently have been loving it more than drawing skin, as I love using more pressure with my pencils. Skin takes sooo long to get right, sometimes πŸ˜…
Here are two clips of me working on a strand of hair, as I couldn't decide which one was better quality, hopefully you can see something out of them. I want to post more clips like these, maybe even longer ones, if I get a better setup for videos, not just me holding my phone! πŸ˜†
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A few days ago I've realized I don't draw men as much as I draw women, and maybe I need to change that πŸ˜†. Sure, since the earliest times, women have usually been the main subject of portrait artists, since, of course, they are considered more beautiful and elegant, but since men have beards, more wrinkles, bushier eyebrows and a more rough face in general, they are sometimes more interesting subjects.
These are two of my favourite portraits of men that I drew recently, for two of my favourite actors: Shahrukh Khan and Robert deNiro. One is made in coloured pencils, the other in graphite. πŸ–βœ
If you draw portraits, do you prefer to draw men or women? Or both, like me? πŸ˜‹
Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone! πŸ’–
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Started working on a new portrait this past weekend, and it has already taken me more than 7 h to get this far, so I am really taking my time with this one (apparently). I was a bit unsure of her skintone, it seemed very orange-ish in the photo, so I layered about 100 pencils to get it to look lile this. πŸ˜… All jokes aside, I really missed my portraits in coloured pencil, they really are my favourite thing to draw in my favourite medium. But it does get tiring after a while, mostly because I love diversity and love drawing more than just people. I really struggle with making my content more specific, but I think I have come to the conclusion that I like too many things to resort to just one simple style.. 😊
Hope you like my progress so far. I am using my regular 225 gsm paper, and for pencils: polychromos, holbein and luminance. πŸ’–
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A few days ago I received a surprise package from @cretacoloraustria , containing two tins of water soluble oil pastels, one set of 10 metallic and one set of 20 regular. At first I thought that I wasn't going to like them, as I am not a big fan of oil pastels unless they are neon 😁, plus my main tools are regular coloured pencils and watercolours. But when I tried them out and saw how bright they were, how fast they dissolved and how much they looked like gouache paints, I was totally hooked!
Cretacolor has sent me products in the past (I wasn't paid then and I am not paid now!), and their stuff has never let me down, because it is unique and versatile! So I thought I would create this small autumnal painting with the colours, and I used them either directly on the paper and activating the pigment afterwards, or using a wet brush and picking up the colour from the stick, for better precision.
And I am truly happy with the consistency and beauty of these colours, I will definitely use them again, maybe even create a portrait, if I am bold enough! 😊 Please let me know what you think of this small painting of mine. πŸŽƒπŸ‚(size A5, 300 gsm Fabriano 25% cotton paper).
*Aquastic oil pastels provided by @cretacoloraustria , but not paid to review.
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I have finished the 'two-mediums' portrait of the little girl I started working on weeks ago, I believe. I was actually hoping it would turn out more artistic looking, but since it was the first time for me drawing african, textured hair, I think I messed it up quite a bit πŸ˜…. But I am loving the face and the contrast between the neons and the graphite pencil, and I want to keep experimenting with these combinations.
I hope you like this, it is something different, but was also very fun to create. I used neon orange and neon pink from @jollyaustria and graphite pencils from @marco_pencils (not sponsored) on a 19/16 cm piece of Schut paper, 225 gsm. Please let me know your thoughts! βœπŸ‘
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Even though she won my 1k giveaway months ago, @adaparvu and I weren't able to find the right photo of her for me to reproduce in a drawing until a few weeks ago. So I was finally able to send this to her a few days ago, and I am happy to say she loves it! 😘 It was a bit of a struggle, since drawing with graphite on toned paper is not quite my thing, and now I know why: because since I am used to working on white paper, gray tones confuse me, as I don't know how and where to add my values! πŸ˜… And my fixative at the end smudged some of the lines, so I had to go back and draw on top of it, which at the end worked in my favour, since it gave it a more realistic look, especially with the aid of the white pencil and white gel pen.
All in all, I am happy with the realistic look, but I wish the lines would look cleaner. How about you, do you like toned paper, or do you prefer white/off-white like me? πŸ€”βœ
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Finished my drawing of these two beautiful American blue Kestrels, and I love the contrast of the colours and white pencil on the grey paper. I used Polychromos pencils and Pablo by Caran D'Ache pencils, on Canson mi-teintes flannel grey A4 sized paper. The watercolour tube is just for display, haha. πŸ˜…
I think this is one of my favourite bird drawings, because it feels more realistic than my neon ones, and I really needed a break from them! πŸ˜‹
I hope you like my piece, but let me know your thoughts down below πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ’–
Photo by @georgerosema
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