Friday, April 29, 2011

Work in Progress - "Lacing Machine"

This is something that was on hold for a really long time and I took it up after finishing the third "Butterfly Face V.3", it's called "Lacing Machine".

So far, it's pencil, watercolor and colored pencil on paper.

Please remember about my page in Facebook, you should like it and suggest it to all of your friends and family. Here's the link: Gabriela Handal Arte

Also, remember my work is for sale =D

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Butterfly Face V. 2

I finished yesterday the full front version of Butterfly Face, I like how the wings turned out.
I used pencil, watercolor pencils and colored pencils over paper and she's 8 x 10 inches and she is for sale at USD 70.00

Also, I filled out an interview that I got through twitter. It was funny XD Check me out talking like I know what I'm talking about XD

And finally, don't forget about my page in Facebook, please like it and suggest it to all of your friends. You can see much more of my work there and keep up to date with what I've been doing =D Link ->Gabriela Handal Arte

Monday, April 25, 2011


As stated in the previous blog entry "Mandinka.", it's a Sinèad O'Connor song that I seriously like and my image of what the song means to me was first me as I made myself up in this picture, rather than the drawing and the drawing was channeling that image until I was able to do a self-portrait. 'Cuz, you know, I hadn't gotten the mohawk.

Either way, here's the mental image of Mandinka, pretty much exactly as she was in my mind's eye.

Link to my Facebook page, which you should like and suggest to all your friends: Gabriela Handal Arte

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Butterfly Face" v. 2.0 and 3.0

I'm working on two other "Butterfly Face"s that I started last night. The profile one is my favorite of all three and for these last two, I'm using as model the wings of that butterfly that uses owl eyes to intimidate predators.

Right now they're only pencil and colored pencil over paper, but there's probably going to be some watercolor in there sometime soon, they complement each other well.

This one's "Butterfly Face 2"

And this one's "Butterfly Face 3", their numbering based on the order in which they were drawn, first was the three quarters one, then the profile one and then the front one.

That's all for now! See how much I've been posting? Ain't you proud of me? XD
Here's my Facebook page that I would seriously like it if you liked and suggested to all of your friends, because the more the merrier <3 Gabriela Handal Arte

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Butterfly Face

I finished this drawing yesterday and I'm pretty proud of myself, because I finished relatively quick: Two days.
The title "Butterfly Face" reminds me of the expression "butter face" lol

Either way, "Butterfly face" is 8 x 10 inches, pencil, colored pencil and watercolor over paper and she is for sale at USD40.00.

Here she is!

I hope you like her and remember that I have a page in Facebook you should like if you haven't yet! Here's the link: Gabriela Handal Arte

Thanks for everything and see you in the funny pages!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Finished and sealed this drawing last night.
It's titled "Mandinka", based on a Sinèad O'Connor song of the same name. Supposedly, the song is based on a book called "Roots" and it's some kind of historical novel that has to do with the Mandinka people in Africa.
I have no intention of reading the book and the drawing is more what the song means to me. Specially the lyrics: "I don't know no shame, I feel no pain, I can't see the flame", which are pretty great, if you ax me.
The drawing is 10 x 14 inches, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor and acrylic over paper <3

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