Monday, March 23, 2015

Sketch... 'lil puffs of color

Female hairstyle side ponytail with colorful pompom hairtie...

Meow there, Monday!  Simple fashion sketch for today.  Hair/hairstyle sketch.  Still trying to get the hang of drawing hair... trying to find a style of drawing it.   Did the hair on this one with graphite pencil, then watercolor and inked it.  Anyway, I like the bright and colorful pompom hairtie though.  Now, on to sharing some more of the music I'm currently listening to!  =^.^=

PS... I've done portraits of all the three singers below, you can view the portraits (here)...  

Alejandro Fernandez!!!  =D

Aleks Syntek... from his recent album, Romantico Desliz

Miguel Bose... Love the way the song is choreographed.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sketch... punky overall

St. Patrick's Day outfit - denim overalls/jumper and sneakers.

Meow there, Monday!  A touch of green for today's sketch... it's St. Patrick's Day tomorrow!  Don't use green very often in my fashion sketches, so it's a good excuse to do green...  Channeling a bit of Punky Brewster in this sketch... just a bit.  It was one of my fave TV shows from waaaaaaay back in 19-forgotten.   =^.^=

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sketch... ready for summer!

Summer beach outfit... lavender beach cover-up and denim skirt.

Meow there, Monday!  Aaaahhh, summer.....  So close I almost believed it!  LOL... It's been beautifully, sunshine-y sunny the past couple of weeks.  And it felt soooo much like summer has arrived.  Until... it rained yesterday - late afternoon and all night!  But it's a lovely morning today.  Looking forward to summer!!!  =^.^=

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sketch... Julien Macdonald fall/winter 2015

Julien Macdonald fall/winter 2015-2016

Meow there, Monday!  Shimmery, sparkly dress from Julien Macdonald's fall/winter 2015-2016 collection.  Loving this collection!  Fierce, edgy and sexy.  One of my fave collections from the fall/winter 2015-2016 shows!  =^.^=

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sketch... Carmen Marc Valvo fall/winter 2015-2016

Carmen Marc Valvo
 Fall/Winter 2015-2016, Ready-to-Wear

Meow there, Monday!  Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015-2016 has begun!  This lovely and elegant gown is from Carmen Marc Valvo's latest collection...  Soooooooo loving the prints and fabrics in the collection!   And the designs are very nice as well... very chic, elegant and modern.  I especially like the pleated dresses!   =^.^=

Missed the mark on the color...
 Got carried away by all beautiful reds in the collection!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Portrait... Aleks Syntek

Aleks Syntek portrait in watercolor, graphite and watercolor pencils...

Meow there, Monday!   Another one of my fave singers... Aleks Syntek (from Mexico)! Amazing singer/songwriter!  I love that he shares on YouTube his behind-the-scenes videos of how he goes about making his music.  Very fascinating how it works!  I thoroughly enjoyed doing this portrait!  I used almost the same materials I used in my other portraits: watercolor, graphite and watercolor pencils.  But this time I used my precious little piece of EE graphite pencil (Staedtler)... I initially used a charcoal pencil but didn't quite like it.  So I switched to my EE.  I love EE!  It doesn't have a shiny finish like other graphite pencils. It's almost like charcoal but not as messy and smudgy.  Unfortunately, they don't make EEs anymore!!!   

Didn't quite get the likeness... definitely need to work on that.  More practice!  I also need to work on my patience as well since I tend to rush on areas beyond the face.  Because I rush on those areas, mistakes/carelessness happen and I try to "fix" it.  And try to "fix" it again... and it ends up overworked!  Anyway, I took many WIP photos and  made a short in-progress "video" again.  

Sharing some of beautiful songs by Aleks Syntek.  "Te soñe" and "Intocable" are two of my all-time faves in my old digital music archive... and still are my faves!  

He sounds even more AMAZIIIING in these live shows!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Portrait... Alejandro Fernández #2

Alejandro Fernández, portrait in graphite and watercolor pencils...

Meow there, Monday!  A dreamy heartthrob for this Valentine's week blogpost... Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández!   My second portrait of him... and might do another one!  He looks much handsomer when he smiles...  He has such a beautiful smile!!!   =^.^= 

Small section of the mess... 
Messy work area means you're having fun!

I used the same materials I used for my fashion illustrations: watercolor (for the base color), graphite and watercolor pencils.  Pretty much the same method I used for my other color portraits.  Building up layers of graphite (smudged) and watercolor pencils ("washed" over with a wet brush).  I enjoyed doing this portrait...  Color portraits are so much more fun to do than just plain graphite ones.    Since I worked on it intermittently, it wasn't practical to take videos while doing the portrait.  So,  I took WIP photos instead... and made a "video" from those photos!   

And now for some lovely songs.  hard to choose which songs of his to include in this blogpost as I don't want it to be a looong post.  

This is my song-of-the-moment... 
Been playing this song over and over and over and over for a couple of weeks now!

One of my faves...