Monday, January 10, 2011


1. I finished my Alek Wek drawing and I'm pretty proud of myself.
I was seriously intimidated by this piece, because I don't think I'd ever drawn a black person before and because I felt like shading her was backwards from how it's usually done.

The picture that made me want to draw her. I'd heard of Alek Wek and seen her pictures and what not and I always have liked what she looks like, I LOVE how long her limbs are, I've always pictured her as a hunter and in my mind's eye, she runs across a savannah with a spear in her hand as she chases her prey. It reminds me a little bit of Janet Jackson's video "Together Again", there's a scene similar to that. There's a picture of her, that reminds me of a panther sitting on a branch resting.
I seriously LOVE how DARK her skin is, I can't get over that and it's one of the things that I really wanted to take advantage of in the drawing, make her look as black as possible.

Close up of same picture, for better reference of her face.
I don't consider her to be beautiful in the same way that I consider Milla to be beautiful, but I still love her features and her body <3

What I used for reference for her ear

From when I was first starting out the drawing

Just about to finish!

Finished piece! <3

Close up

Another close up, I seriously like how her ear turned out XD

I'm pretty proud of myself with how it turned out. It's a 3B pencil over paper, 9 x 12 inches and she's most definitely for sale at USD90.00.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011


1. I finished "Máscara de Carne" yesterday, it's the second of the anatomical drawings that I've made. The title in English is "Meat Mask", because of the way it's drawn and because the skin of our face is sort of a mask on top of the skull.
As you know, I'm a pretty big fan of the human body, so I really love these two piece and I'm hoping I'll do more kind of like these.
"Máscara de Carne" was the last piece of 2010 <3

The other one of the anatomical drawings is this one, which has no title:

2. I got the second place in the artrise contest in Facebook, I seriously appreciate anybody and everybody that gave me their support in the form of a like, or putting the link up in their profile, journal or blog <3

3. I gave myself a buzz cut approximately on the thirteenth of October, got rid of the mohawk for now, because it was really uneven, because I was trimming it myself and did a REALLY bad job. So I decided to just start from zero.
It's been growing, with no trimming since then, only thing I've trimmed is a little of the back.
I'm curious to see how it's going to look as it grows, but I'm definitely getting the mohawk again.

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