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My documentation of drawings, sketches & recent artwork

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Baby’s Portrait

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Materials: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B

This one was really fun to draw. It was time consuming taking about 16 hours. I personally love drawing babies. I think their expressions are so much fun to capture. Overall I’m pleased with the way this one turned out.

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Custom Order: Baby Feet

Baby Alivia's Baby Feet

Baby Alivia’s Baby Feet

My first custom order. I was very nervous about this one! Lot of foreshortened perspective and detail in the feet wrinkles and blanket. However, it was so much fun and I (and the client) are happy with the way it turned out! I’ve had a lot of interest in custom orders, so if you are interested in a custom order please send your information and picture to:

kaylasdrawings@gmail.com

Sailboat Sketch

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Time: 1 hour

Materials: H, HB

This was different & something I am not used to–landscape, which was a little intimidating and definitely out of my comfort zone. However, I absolutely enjoyed doing this, and it ended up being pretty simple. The most challenging element was the water and I’m not 100% thrilled with the way the water turned out, but it works. This drawing is scaled a lot smaller than my other drawings (which are 8X10, this one is 4X6), which is probably why it didn’t take very long. This one will be a gift to a relative who lives on the ocean 🙂 It sure makes me wish I was at the beach, considering it’s currently snowing here in Montana! 😀

The human eye..take 2

Something about the human eye is so fascinating to draw. Maybe it’s the depth, the glassiness, the mystery, the color or 3D quality, but I’m not sure. It’s said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Eyes tell a story, portray emotions & reveal a lot about a person, so maybe that’s why I find them fascinating. They’re so much more than just a body part, they’re a connection between the physical & the spiritual…and they are just beautiful, no? It’s one of the first things you notice about a person.

Materials: .5 mechanical pencil, HB, 4B & kneaded eraser

I took my time on this one & it took about 4 hours. I wanted get the detail right and achieve better depth & detail than I did in the last eye. I also had my graphite set this time around, so I was able to create a greater contrast by using blacker pencils than the .5 mechanical pencil.

Blending is very important when it comes to shading, and for my last eye drawing, I relied A LOT on blending, this time I used more of the cross hatch technique for shading, and in some areas it’s more obvious than others. I think it’s more controlled than blending, but that’s just personal opinion–blending is better in some scenarios, and I just wanted to play around with both.

This coming week I’m going to be working on hands and feet. Stay tuned!

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