Sunday, March 22, 2009

Haitian Teenage Boy....

OK, this is not even close to being done....but as I'm working on him, I'm falling in love with him. He is so beautiful. His features are all so perfect. I know, they don't look like that now, but you will see what I mean as I get more of him done. I need to name him, instead of refering to him as "him"....Um, for some reason the name "Jerome" comes to mind when I look at the drawing. It's a strong name and he seems like a strong person.

More to come......

Monday, March 16, 2009

Will post more soon....

I'm working on a teenage Haitian boy right now, but he's been put on the back burner for a few days. We are taking a "Roadtrip of Diving!!!!" Just driving around Florida and diving springs!!:)
So for the next 4 days I won't be drawing....I'll be diving and taking pics to paint.
I thank all of my followers and everyone else that stops by here.

I promise I'll post more art soon!!!:)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Haitian Girl 2...

Haitian Girl II
Pastel on 80 lb. Strathmore
12" x 18"

Here is my second portrait in my Haitian Children series. When I look at it here, it looks like I may need to do more work on her top lip. Just a touch of white blended. And it seems to be a bit "hazy" across the eyes and nose area... I know, I am my own worse critic!! Drives me nuts.LOL

Any how, here she is. I didn't name her, I just call her "baby girl"...Yes, I do talk to my drawings, especially when they are children.:)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Haitian Girl 2

Here she is, still NOT done, but getting there. I'm having a problem with my white pastel's not coming out WHITE. I'll have to use the pastel stick. There's still TONS of work to do on her, but she's coming along:) I have got to do something to make her more of a baby. She is just a baby...I'll get it...just give me time:)

OK, this is SO "in the works"...but I know some of yall like to follow as I go in what I call "Watch me Draw!!"

This child is so adorable. And VERY unsure about what's going on. I SO hope I can capture that innocent unsure look that she has.

I'll do more today on her and post as I go!!:)

Right now it looks like something out of the "Omega Man"...that's just scary!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Haitian Girl

Haitian Girl I
Pastel on 80 lb. Strathmore
12" x 18"

This is what I have done today. I found these gorgeous pictures of these children in Haiti, and I really want to do a series of them. Then, somehow, maybe use the drawings I do to raise some money for the village that these kids live in. It's a goal I have. I am so in love with the pictures of these kids. I HAVE to draw them. They are all so gorgeous.

I need to get in contact w/ the man that took the pictures, and works w/ the Rotary Club of Tortola to see if I could actually do something to help them. I just want to draw them, they are so beautiful. I'll try getting in contact w/ him once I finish "Belle" (I named her that), so he can see what I am doing.

But, for now, this is what I've done:)

I reposted the drawing. I did the corner's of her eyes, but I just feel they need more. When I do eyes they HAVE to look real. Her's aren't quite there yet...

Monday, March 2, 2009

I actually did a "Different Strokes for Different Folks" drawing...

I'm so amazed at myself for just doing this.:)

I think they are all personalities of me!!LOL But I'm really the blonde w/ the L'Oreal Seafleur lipstick!! Then there's the girl from the Breakfast Club down there toward the bottom. They are supposed to be manikens w/ wigs. The one at the bottom definitely looks like a wig, and she's confused. Miss Neatness w/ the red hair and Miss Niceness up top, next to me.LOL

This was a lot of fun and kept me busy today.:)

Note to self: Don't do pastels with big long sleeves on. WHAT A MESS!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bas ~ Pastel

I believe this is done now. I messed with it a bit more today and the leg was actually cut off by the elbow, so I added some "sheet" there and that kinda helped. It's the first one I've done in a long time and well, I like it:)

It's 12" x 18"

I got MORE of these fabulous Conte pastels and 48 of the Conte pencils to go w/ them. I'll be working on more and posting them here.
Thanks for stopping by:)