Monday, December 15, 2014

Sketch... asymmetrical hairstyles

Fun with asymmetrical and edgy hairstyles...
Meow there, Monday!   Quick sketch, having fun with edgy, asymmetrical hairstyles.  For those times when you just can't decide if you want your hair long or short... So, why not have both!  =^.^=

Monday, December 8, 2014

Portrait... Javier Bardem in graphite

Javier Bardem portrait in graphite and watercolor pencils.

Meow there, Monday!  Wet and COLD weekend...  Glad Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) is on its way out of the country!  It was a rather anxious wait the past few days for the typhoon... with weather reports that were gloom-and-doom.  Thankfully it wasn't as bad as Yolanda (Haiyan)!  Anyway, posting the "finished" Javier Bardem portrait I was doing last week.  He has a very interesting (and good looking!!!) face, especially for an artist.  Lot of angles that play with light, shadow and contrast.  =^.^=

Added a little color, with watercolor pencils.  Kind of bored with doing all-graphite portraits... 

Javier is such a great actor!!!  "Biutiful" is certainly one of the best movies I've ever watched!  Watched it about four or five times coz it is such an great movie.  I love how he portrayed the character.  It's definitely not a pretty movie, it's actually rather heart-wrenching and some scenes are really harsh.  But I love it!   Watched also some of his other movies - Mondays in the Sun, Before Night Falls, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Goya's Ghosts... Can't get enough of his acting!!!  He really brings those characters to life and sooooo believable!

Very nice interview.  You get to know more about him as an actor and why he is such a good one.  And despite the very negative character he plays, he is actually a funny and positive person!

Monday, December 1, 2014

In Progress... Javier Bardem portrait

Meow there, Monday!  Having a lot of fun with portraits, I'm doing another one again!  Haven't finished this one yet though.  =^.^=

Sharing some of the songs I'm currently listening to while doing art stuff.  Loving these songs!

One of my faves at the moment!  

Just discovered this one yesterday...  Loving the song and the music video!!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Portrait... Miguel Bosé in graphite

Miguel Bose portrait in graphite, watercolor and watercolor pencils...

Meow there, Monday!  It's another portrait!  I really miss doing them. This one is of latin singer Miguel Bose.  One of my fave singers!   As mentioned previously, I recently revisited my old digital music archive... Went through them and decided to search for those old time fave songs on YouTube.  Found a treasure trove of new songs!  Well, maybe they're old songs for some, but for me they're new.  Anyway, found some great Miguel Bose songs, and have been listening to them and those of Alejandro Fernandez and Franco de Vita's for the past several weeks... Sooooooo loving these songs!!!   Don't think you can ever get sick and tired of great songs...   =^.^=

I kind of got bored of doing all black and grey graphite portraits... Thought I'd add a bit of color to "brighten it up", make it a bit more interesting. Light layers of watercolor pencils (and wash), smudged graphite and watercolor.   The "finished" portrait isn't what I had pictured in my mind.  I wanted to do it rather sketchy and with bold, stroke-y background... My hand seems to have it's own idea of how to go about it though... LOL... 

Had a rather hard time deciding which of his songs to include in this blogpost... Soooooo many beautiful songs but I don't want to make this blogpost too long.  "Morena Mia" and "Nena" have to be included of course.  Had them in my archive and were my faves then... and still are, especially with these live versions!   

Loving this song even more after checking out the translation of the lyrics online...
Playful, flirty and a little naughty... ;-)

This is my new "happy song"!!!

"En silencio y en secreto, te amare..."  I love this line!!!

Sometimes I get goosebumps while listening to his ballads...  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In-progress... Miguel Bose portrait

Update (11/24/2014):  "Finished" portrait is on this link, please clickie-click (here)...

Meow there!  Doing another portrait... I miss doing them!  Will be posting the finished portrait on Monday.  Yeah, I like watching music videos on YouTube while I'm drawing.  I need my music (and inspiration!) while I'm working.     =^.^=

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sketch... long hair practice

Meow there, Monday!  Previously posted some practice sketches on short and midlength hairstyles, this time it's long hairstyles.   Still need more practice!!!   It still is one of those things that I just can't seem to get right!  Grrrrrrr..................      =^.^=

Monday, November 10, 2014

Portrait... Alejandro Fernández in graphite

Portrait - Alejandro Fernandez, done in graphite and pencil

Meow there, Monday!  Finally "finished" the portrait I was doing but wasn't able to finish in time for last Monday.   Anyway, I recently went back to my old digital music archive and decided to look up them up on YouTube.  Always a wonderful and exciting treat to discover new songs and new artists... I love YouTube!   Been playing and replaying these new (and old faves!) songs on YouTube over and over and over and over... for the past several weeks! Still loving the songs...  Thank goodness for websites that translate song lyrics!  It would have taken me a loooong time using my old Spanish dictionary and notes... Knowing the meaning of the lyrics makes the songs so much more endearing, and I appreciate the songs so much more as well...   Alejandro Fernandez has such a beautiful smile and amazing voice!   =^.^=

I love his smile!!!  
Been a while since I last did a portrait...   This is actually my second attempt at this one. The first one turned out awful!  Didn't know what I was doing at all!   Wanted to do color too but ended up turning him into an Oompa-Loompa... LOL...  Still have to do lots of practice to get better at portraits!

I've had this song in my Ipod for years!  
Fell in love with this song all over again, especially this live version...  =)

Love, love, love how he looks in this video...
The hairstyle looked great on him!

El es muy, muy caliente!  ;-)

Love it when he hits the high notes at the end of this video...  amazing voice!