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Colby  15 . leftie . she/her . I like art more than most people . I use Prismacolor pencils . thoroughly.colored.art@gmail.com .

Let Me Out

Another one line drawing! As you can see, this kind of shows how I map out a drawing before I tackle it with shading. As it gains more definition, it's gets harder and harder to see how all the lines come from one stroke! I'm never going to be one of those artists that can draw a portrait with one smooth stroke, and I guess I'll accept that. I have shakey hands, and I'm always going to go over my lines many times before being satisfied.

Please read the caption if you can: Progress on my latest drawing. I've never been so exited on a drawing since Half Empty Half Full! Speaking of Half Empty Half Full, every time my art recirculates around the internet, I get so much hate. I read hundreds of comments saying "this isn't ACTUALLY HALF", "go back to math class little girl", "this REALLY means...". That art is an extension of my soul, and though I love hearing your opinions it hurts me to see all the arguments that grow around it. It's about the relationship between water and consciousness, that I explained fully on my half empty half full animation if you scroll down a little bit. My art has been creating so much hate, and if all my art creates hate in this society, will I as a person ever fit into society as well? One is with the eyes above the surface and one is with the eyes below the surface. However, though Half Empty Half Full comes with hate, the love and endless support overcome the hate every time. Seeing so many of you care about what I create makes me so happy. You guys are the reason I create art. As long as all of you get inspired by my work and take the time to truly look at my art, I will always be satisfied. Thank you. I truly mean that. Anyways, back to the present, this latest drawing is my new baby. So far I have been working on this for definitely over 24 hours collectively and I'm very proud of it! However I am traveling right now so for the next 2-3 weeks I can't do art. Having all this attention as well as a follow from the art god @art.ig is very exiting yet stressful! While I travel I hope you guys understand that I won't be creating so I can enjoy the wonder around me. Ok sorry for the long comment I just wanted to catch up to everything! Ps I use my babes @prismacolor pencils. And thank you!!

Added some details on the portrait I'm currently working on! With flash it almost looks like a renaissance painting and I'm kind of obsessed with this photo. In reality I used my babies, @prismacolor pencils. Also the flash is strategically placed on the cheekbones to make her highlight popping! In other words, without flash all of you guys would be much more disappointed. I purposely didn't fill in the pupils, eyelashes, or eyebrows to make it have a haunting effect. Also I AM TERRIFIED IM GUNNA MESS THIS UP! In current time I'm much further into this drawing but I'll show you guys this one from a while ago. Also 21.5K? GUys I don't deserve that! Thank you!

Three years ago I created a lovely concept I decided to redraw! It's summer and I was thinking, "WhAt is the most summery drawing I could possibly draw???" I stumbled across this old drawing from years ago and decided to draw it again! I was also bored, so I decided to do lip art as well. I knew @megzdrawings was another lip art fan so I DMed her instantly after finishing my lip look and then she drew it!! And AH! I'm honestly so honored. She is the best. Have a lovely Sunday!

I haven't been this exited about a drawing since Half Empty Half Full! But I'm really digging this one, which is the 4th in my water and consciousness series. This time lapse is 5 hours compressed into 35 seconds. To give you some perspective, that short time I was off camara was actually me starting and finishing a big dinner! Anyways, I hope you enjoy this as it is taking a lot of effort.

I've seen a lot of neon lately and I got so hyped when I saw neon Prismacolors at the art store! THEY ARE SO PIGMENTED! They have an incredibly strange texture that's hard to blend but who cares, it's still so pigmented. Thanks everyone who helped me choosing the background colors on my livestream! Have an amazing Friday
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Some one line drawings + a sketch. Swipe to see some of my favorites! What are yours? I'm working on my fourth piece in my series currently and these are just some class doodles. My new piece is by far the largest so it's going to take awhile. A lot of people ask me for drawing tips, and all I can say is PRACTICE. Hopefully this photo shows how many portraits I draw daily. Have a lovely Tuesday :)

Quick watercolor practice when spring tricked me into thinking it was summer again

Star tears ⭐️💧

This is the third piece in my water and consciousness series. This paper was a lot more textured then usual, and the more I look at it the more I wish I blended the arm more. Anyways, I'm really proud on how this series is turning out, and this took me about a month again. I've been pouring out my heart and soul into each and every one of these drawings, and together they show who I am. To be honest I put a lot of pressure on myself to make each drawing better than the last one. The skin is better in "fighting sleep", but the water is better in this one. Again, I love all of you guys so much, and your support makes me try harder every day.

Copic crash course attempt 2
I kept on drawing the same portrait over and over again trying to figure out how to make it perfect, but I always messed up. At the end I was so defeated I just made random shapes, and slowly patched them together to make a face. Actually really proud of this! Unlike most of my other pieces this one is really happy and bright. :)

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