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Somaia Shaef  15 | Artist | Self Taught | Watercolors | Pencil • • • • and we’re back to our regular inconsistent programming!

Making progress!
It’s been a while since I posted lol but I’m back been a lil too sick to do anything for the past two weeks
This was the first and only drawing I worked on in those two weeks and as you can see I haven’t done much😅
The girl in the reference photo I’m using is Asian and I’ve been having a lot of trouble trying to draw something other than a white dude or middle eastern lady lolll
((I’m getting there… I think))
Right now I’m in the adjusting and color blocking phase of the drawing that’s why everything is a little messy
•what have you been working on?•
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Guys, I wrote a poem!
I’ve never written something and actually posted it so be gentle on me 😅
I want to start posting more than just drawings on here because my love for art doesn’t just stop at painting.
I love writing too even if I’m not very good, but nonetheless it is still one of my passions.
I would like to post more of my writing and some of the jewelry I’ve made and I would like to start sculpting too!
I have big plans for this account but you guys will have to bare with me on my non consistent posting and frequent disappearance because I’ve started school and I don’t have a lot of time to create.
This “poem” is about my anxiety and how it’ll always be there in the form of a deep dark hole.
I haven’t completely pulled myself out of that void but I’m working on it.
I suffer from depression and anxiety that’s why I started that watercolor series about mental health ((One that I should finish)) I started it to bring awareness to the subject and to help myself.

In here I’m using two meanings of static, static as in static noise and static as in stuck in place.
I’m not a big fan of my hand writing honestly but whatever it’s mine.
Please tell me what you think of it and I’d love for you to give me some tips on writing!
All help is appreciated😘
#art #artist #drawing #pencildrawing #face #glitch #glitchart #anxiety #depression #poem #writing #firsttime #static #staticnoise #stuck #sketch #sketchbook #inconsistentposting #oops #sorry #school #readplease #Constructivecriticism #help

Reference V.S No Reference
Y’all so this wasn’t even meant to be a reference v.s. no reference challenge, it was actually supposed to be one of those pages where people just fill it with faces.
I drew the first face and was like “now what” so I found a pic, drew it and gave up.
I struggle a lot with drawing from reference, which is weird considering I started my drawing career(?) by copying things.
I found it really easy drawing the no reference dude because I often draw white guys, but the second dude I STRUGGLED. Not only was I drawing POC features, i had to make it look like the photo. And also I’m not good at drawing soft features like you can tell that the first guy is very angled, sharp lines and all. The second guy though has very rounded features, all soft lines no angles.
I’m trying to work on perfecting this style so I can start drawing like this in my watercolor paintings. I’ve only ever managed to do it once in my Depression piece.
I’ve tried to draw something this detailed but front facing instead of profile, didn’t go to well. So once I manage to do that I’ll be changing my watercolor drawing style.
I’m getting tired of that weird cartoonish line-art.
((I was taking pics of the drawings in the balcony and got distracted with the sky and wanted to show you loll))
•reference photo at the end•
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What’s up guys, I’m back!
I’ve been inactive these couple of days because I’ve been really sick, still am.
I bought a set of gouache paint and this new “sketchbook” and I decided to test em out and do a little research on gouache.
It’s safe to say that I enjoyed using the paint and will be using again!
So keep your eyes peeled for those👀
((the research part was the most boring thing EVER like I don’t know why I thought it would be a good idea to do research on GOUACHE ugh))
Special thank you to @naveera_seerat for being such a sweetie and making me feel a lot better about the second piece💗
Oh I’ll also be doing more pieces with research, so if you’ve got something you want to learn more about or want me to draw comment down below👇🏻
•I followed @maccinos tutorial for the first piece•
#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #artworks #paint #painting #gouache #gouachepainting #landscape #clouds #mountains #swatches #sketch #sketchbook #research #writing #messy #pens #pencil

Wassup y’all just came to say that I’m currently working on something new
Ya I know I keep starting new pieces and all but I work on things that make my brain go “!!!!” And that thing today is a whole new piece🤷🏻‍♀️
((I’ll get back to the Greek statue piece after I’m done with this))
#art #artist #artistoninstagram #paint #painting #acrylic #acrylicpainting #process #wip #workinprogress #newpiece #colorful

Been zoning out a lot lately while drawing so imma take a lil break to get my mind in the right place but for now here’s this update
((basically almost done just have to draw the hands and shade em))
#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #drawing #pencil #pencildrawing #shading #face #eye #statue #pattern #circle #hands #greek #greekkey #lips #wip #workinprogress #broken #greekstatue #selfportrait #ish

Ayeee look at what’s I’ve got so far!
((the difference between my last update and this one is shocking))
#art #artist #artistoninstagram #drawing #pencil #pencildrawing #face #stone #sketch #sketchbook #update #wip #workinprogress #statue #nose #eyes #lips #shading #heart

This drawing is probably gunna be the death of me but I’d rather work on this than go back to that demon of an embroidery piece
((the amount of times I’ve taken it apart is killing me!))



[style merge?]
#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #drawing #pencil #pencildrawing #shading #nose #eye #eyebrow #style #twostylesinone #face #wip #workinprogress #sketch #sketchbook #greekstatue #aesthetic

Hi, my name is Somaia and I’m addicted to starting new drawings.



•imma give y’all a big shocker it ain’t even one of the things I said I was gunna do in my story😂•
#art #artist #drawing #pencildrawing #newdrawing #addiction #cantstopwontstop #wip #newwip #shocker

This is a filler post I actually already finished this piece I just haven’t taken any pics of it yet so bare with me with this wip😅
#art #artist #wip #workinprogress #embroidry #embroideryart

It’s going… slowly
I haven’t been posting lately cuz I haven’t worked on anything after what’s going to be the second installment in the bubblegum painting cuz none of my wips have captured my interest other than this one
((Haven’t painted Candice yet; the second girl with candy))

#art #artist #artistsoninstagram #skull #embroidry #embroideryart #embroideryhoop #sewing #workinprogress #wip #pink #purple #green #jaw #teeth #head #shading #incomplete

Bubblegum Betty🍬
•aka Mariam•
This piece is brought to you by my brother throwing a piece of watermelon bubblegum at my head while I was drawing✍🏻
I would say thank you for the inspo but it actually hurt🤕
Y’all I’m shook cuz like I’ve been tryna get this bubblegum pink shade and that light skin tone for so long like the amount of times I’ve tried mixing shades to get those colors and I always got brown is just sad but when I’m playing around with random colors I actually made them like????? How!?
((Isn’t she a cutie like I’m in love wit her))
•timelapse on igtv•
#art #artist #artistoninstagram #painting #paint #pastel #watercolor #watercolorpainting #girl #cutegirl #bubblegum #hair #piercings #gum #bomberjacket #pink #yellow #watermelon #ouch #cute #shorthair #wingedliner #eyes #oc #lipcherrymagenta

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