PENCIL ARTWORK OF KOREDE BELLO


Apologies.., I so wish I could be posting and updating on a daily basis but nope…, I have other things doing (Like whooping my siblings on FIFA15, psst! I can’t afford the latest version yet).
My internet source provider which is mainly my phone has been quite faulty, still battling with it, sigh, oh well, it’s all good. Easter is almost here, the anticipation is in the air right? I’m not talking about the food, DC’s “Dawn of Justice” movie is coming out! Superman VS Batman (drools…).

Been a long time coming, I don’t care what age you are, this is a must see movie for all DC fans and Marvel fans alike. Advices though.., especially if you are in my country, DO NOT go to the cinemas during the Easter break, why? Apart from sold out ticket problems, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t like a rowdy movie session, with cries of babies, kids and so much family groups. (Oh and couples making out at the back.., Ssh yes they do!), screams and the likes. Best to watch the movie later on, probably five days later after its release. With you and your babe or your guys and few other people, I so much treasure tranquility.

Now to the basis of the post, I’ve always been inspired by talented young people, so many artistes that fit into that thought, Justin Bieber and the likes, but I wanted an indigenous person, so recently on the radio, I listened to a beautiful song, I loved it so much that I had to download it halfway through the song without even knowing the artiste that owned it. I remembered the chorus quite well and “Mr. Romantic” popped up in my Google search, made by Korede Bello featuring Tiwa Savage. It was at that moment that I knew he was going to be my next art victim (Joker’s sinister laugh).

I started with a grid system as usual with a mechanical pencil (B lead), traced the outline with the same pencil, started drawing the left eye then the right eye, nose and finally the mouth. Lightly shaded the whole face with 2H pencil, 

ART REVIEW OF OLUMIDE ORESEGUN

Nothing captures the eyes like a glorious painting. Ever since I was a kid, it has always been my dream to be a world reknown painter. Due to situation of so many things and country issues, the plan has been on hold but definitely not derailed. I believe in having basic foundation knowledge, which refers to mastering the art of drawing.
The painting above was done by Oresegun Olumide, a 35-year-old man, who majored in Fine Art at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated with a distinction.

The use of water gives a translucent effect and he said “that is why it’s difficult for many people to do”. Drawing inspiration from his community, he creates pieces that reflect the lives of those around him. He has been featured on CNN and many other popular websites. I just can’t wait to get my hands on a paintbrush. (Hey! It’s okay if you haven’t achieved success in your 20s).

PENCIL ARTWORK OF MESUT OZIL

This artwork wasn’t compulsory but necessary, many self trained artists hope and pray they improve, but improvement isn’t something that comes naturally, it takes a lot of hard work and ah yes! Practice!!! (Heaven helps those who help themselves).

No matter how busy you may be, always make time for your budding talent, I started with a grid system as usual with a mechanical 2B grade pencil, then used the same pencil for the whole outline, shaded darkest areas with 8B pencil, lightest areas with 2H pencil and the mid-tones with 5B pencil. Blended with tortillions and tissue paper. Didn’t use any kneaded eraser, creating the rough stretches on the jersey was seriously stressful, note that there is no right or wrongway to draw; it’s all about the final result.

1000 VIEW LANDMARK!

Well.., hey art fans! Thanks a lot for the views, emails and comments. I loved reading every single word, this blog was never profit oriented, and I just want my art skills examined all over the world and to help budding artists, especially the self-taught ones. Reached the landmark a week ago, was pretty damn busy on executing my personal projects, this is one of my current works of Ozil, the Arsenal midfielder (I hope they defeat Swansea tonight though). I worked on a large white pelican paper with 8B, 2B, H, 6H pencils. I have not yet known how to use kneaded erasers yet, but it’s all good.

Happy Easter in advance!