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Rik Lee  Drawing and β˜•οΈπŸ₯ƒ BaliπŸ“πŸŒ΄β˜€οΈβ›ˆπŸ„πŸ½ Clothing collection: @rikandreg Shop, FAQ, commissions & enquiries πŸ‘‡πŸ½βœŒπŸ½οΈ

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For a longtime, I've been thinking of putting together a sketch series of tomboys. Maybe I've finally started...

Eyes are my favorite feature. When I draw someone, I always sketch in the eyes first. It's the eyes and brows that define the subjects mood. One misplaced line, and suddenly they're cross-eyed! Too much arch in the brow, and suddenly they're evil! I begin my illustrations with light, sketchy lines that I slowly build up. If things are coming together as planned, there's this great moment when the eyes kind of awaken and the entire drawing comes to life. I love it when that happens. I think that's why I enjoy drawing people so much.
Anyway, here's a little eye sketch / study from awhile ago. πŸ‘€ #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #eyes

Thank you for the comments and feedback from my previous #progress shot of this drawing, posted earlier in the week. I decided to go with the tattoos (duh!) For me, her tattoos also play a role in the illustrations narrative. Speaking of which, I have a few more details to add and then it's time to get colouring in! #illustration #tattoo #indyamarie #wolf

I didn't choose which 54 artists to illustrate for the iconic musicians project. @laurencekingpub compiled the list and did a mighty fine job of a difficult task.
Of course, there were a few people who didn't make the cut, which I wish had, because I either love their music or think they'd be awesome to draw (or both!) They include - Iggy Pop, Joe Strummer, Morrissey, Joey Ramone, Ian Curtis, Nick Cave, Robert Smith, Lou Reed, Missy Elliot, Erykah Badu, The Ronettes, RZA, MF Doom... I could go on and on.
Which iconic music artist would you like to see illustrated? πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸŽ€πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ€?

With or without tattoos?
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I often use tracing paper to sketch in ideas before committing them to the final illustration. Here I'm penciling in a few tattoos.
What do you guys think? Tattoos yes? πŸ‘πŸ½ or tattoos no? πŸ‘ŽπŸ½ I know which way I'm leaning!

I love the way the late afternoon sun streams into my work space. Even if it does temporarily blind me... #illustration #artprints #kitsune #tattoo #spiritedaway #noface

I'm terrible with finishing old drawings, but pretty good at beginning new ones... here's a sketch on wood I started yesterday. (And might finish in a few months time...)

Adding some colour to this babe... #progress #strangerthings #drawingthings

I've been so busy with the musicians portrait project that I haven't had a chance to draw many animals recently. It's nice to have the opportunity to mix it up again. Here's a happy tiger I'm sketching for part of a larger illustration I'm putting together... #illustration #tiger #sketch

Colouring book number 1. Packed full of old favorite drawings and just restocked in my store.⚑️Link in bio⚑️ Use code: COLOURME and get 20% off too (valid for the next 24 hours)

Shhh.... Tomorrow is Nyepi (silent day) here in Bali. And it's no secret that it's my favorite of the wonderful Balinese celebrations.

Girls in glasses πŸ‘“πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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