Life is full of beauty.
Notice it. Notice the bumble bee,
the small child, and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
– Ashley Smith
The pretty girl on the portrait is April Salvador. I used her picture on the beach. I just love how the air messed with her hair . It doesn’t look exactly like that, but I guess I had fun drawing her hair. If you want me to draw your portrait, don’t hesitate to tell me in the comments below. 🙂
Anyway I hope you are having fun. Have a great day!
Laughter brightens a day,
Uplifts a soul, complaints go away.
Whoever you are, in whatever state you may be,
Find your happiness and let it be!
The guy in the portrait is Angelo Maniquis, the owner of the blog Fete Design and Print. He’s a versatile artist who takes photos and videos of events, and he makes other souvenir items worth checking out. And it also happens to be his birthday today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELO! 😀
PS: I used charcoal pencil this time, a regular graphite pencil and a small piece of cotton for shading. I’m starting to get the hang out of drawing fast portraits. Just let me know if you want me to make you a portrait too in the comments below. This the 3rd out of 300, I sure will need a lot more faces. lol.
I hope you like it. Have a great day!
“A mother is the truest friend we have,
when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us;
when adversity takes the place of prosperity;
when friends desert us;
when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us,
and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
― Washington Irving
This is a portrait of a beautiful woman who loves her son so dearly. She is Angela Nevitt the author of the blog oneincreation. I’m not sure if I have drawn the resemblance well, but I sure hope I had captured the love going on between a mother and son.
If you want me to draw you a 30 minute portrait just tell me in the comments below. 🙂
I hope you like it. Have a blessed Sunday!
Hurray! Here goes the first portrait for my 30 minute art project. But not really the first ( see Timmy ).
The girl on the drawing is my sister-in-law, Visia. Even though I am still planning to do this little project of making fast portraits for study, she already asked me to do her portrait. Aside from that, it just happened to be her birthday yesterday. (Happy Birthday Sis!)
On the process of making this portrait, I was wondering what medium to use. I am even thinking of using ink or colored pencils. But I might not finish it on time so, the fastest medium is just the simple and common graphite pencil.
And oh btw, you may find it a bit similar to Artboy68’s 100 portrait project although mine is under time pressure.. lol XD.
That artist is amazing! Do check his art out.
As for me, this is just a simple study on doing fast portraits for practice. I tend to be a little too perfectionist on my art that I consume a lot of time on every commercial portrait that I do. In doing this, I hope to be able to discover my own art style and make it a little more spontaneous and fun.
I hope you like my drawing! If you want me to draw your portrait just let me know on the comments below. 🙂
Have a great day!
Have you ever find yourself changing too much
there is a very visible distinction between the past and the present you?
And with this thought in mind you wonder what you would become in the future?
Have you ever felt disconnected, that reading your old journals
is like reading another person’s life?
Have you been denying the part of yourself that you don’t like much?
And because of it you have this unknown uncertainty you can’t figure out?
Wondering if you’re on the right track? If this is what you wanted 5 years ago?
And wondering if what you’re doing is something you’ll like for the next 5 years?
If yes, we have to search for that thin thread of connection deep within us,
Just like a complicated network of nerves constantly functioning, keeping you alive.
Hack it, decode it and try to access it,
In this life we face noise and confusion from day to day.
We see ads here and there of superfluous things we don’t really need.
We are surrounded and drenched in a sea of mediocrity where people that stand out are seen as idols.
But what is it that truly matters?
What are things that you truly and subconsciously want?
Stop for a moment.
Relax…with a cup of smiles.
Have a great day!
~ Melonaide 🙂
PS: I can’t think of something to draw, so for today, I just played around with MS Paint’s air brush just using my mouse. Nothing special really. It’s inspired by a telephone cord. Somehow it looks like “elo” to me. (Short for hello). ^^
This is my cat Doro, short for “Dorotheo the Great“,
formerly called as Dorothy when we thought he was a girl until he grew up with balls. LOL.
Yesterday, I browsed some blogs in the Art tag and I saw something interesting – “Shoot it, Sketch it” in Bec’s blog (Clouds of Colour). It’s where you capture a photo and then draw it. I think this will be a great Monday regular post. This photo took me an hour to create. But I still didn’t get the ear right or the head proportion. haha. Well, I guess Doro can forgive me for that…(or else he’ll be deprived of his beloved food). Just kidding, don’t sue me for animal rights! lol. 😀
I hope you enjoyed my Monday post, have a great week ahead! 😀
The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.
Isiah 35:1-2 (NIV)
Right now, we might not be where we wanted to be. We might be experiencing some problems and discomfort in our lives. And everything seems so hard. But with the help of a force far greater than our own strength such that of God’s, combined with our own action with determination to succeed, we’ll eventually get to where we wanted to be. It is because there is a price for success whatever our chosen field might be. It is definitely not easy. I’ll never learn how to ride a bike if all I ever think about is the chances of falling down and the increasing number of bruises. I had to learn it on my own, they all were kind enough to just tease me because I didn’t know something so easy and that they were too busy to teach me. But I can laugh at them now while I’m riding a bike! Woooot! LOL.
The bottom line is, problems are there to teach us, nurture us and strengthen us. It is through problems that we learn to value and appreciate the great things in life that we sometimes take for granted. All we have to do is work on overcoming it. And with your strength, support from love ones, and faith in the Lord, everything can be possible. We can bloom with full glory.
Have a blessed Sunday! 😀
Dancing along the colors of time,
Experiencing and witnessing the great sublime…
We have the capacity to be the heroes of our time,
Where in greatness will be our only crime.
Dance gracefully with the life that we received,
Regardless of whatever disposition we might currently be.
Whatever we seek that’s what we shall find,
So let it be beautiful, colorful and grand.
The light that dances at the palm of your hands,
Waiting for you to grasp and be found. 🙂