Been awhile since I practiced drawing a celebrity, I believe every artist has his or her own style and I’m definitely not the hyper realistic type. My niche has always been acrylic painting but doesn’t mean I don’t like to try all sorts of art.( Digital, etc.). Here’s to a multi talented artiste, Justin Bieber. As usual I shade with pencil grades B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B. In that sequence, then blend with a tortillon wrapped with tissue paper.
I have never liked the idea of discrimination, it’s a really ugly stuff and it has been in existence since the beginning of time. No race is superior; every race is unique in its own way. I wanted to paint an African and a Caucasian but decided to make the boy a little more of a mixed blood. Male and female innocent children looking at the beautiful ocean, with possibilities oozing in the atmosphere and a bit of mother nature’s very own avian creature (being a duck) about to take a swim.
I have always wanted to paint an animal but not in the traditional way (God knows how many lion paintings there is in Africa alone, talk less the world). I started by creating a dark and colourful background (Blue, Cadmium red, Titanium black and a little dark green). Then I drew the lion on the acrylic pad with a white charcoal pencil and painted it with bright colours for it to look warm and bright, sprinkled a little titanium white with a tooth-brush for a starry effect. Pretty cool yeah?
I have always loved cartoons and any kind of animation, I saw a really nice illustration of Clark Kent (superman) and Diana (wonder woman). I imagined my own version and brought it into reality, added a little African touch to it (notice the man’s tribal marks). I painted a blue background and added a little orange and crimson red to some parts; I wish you guys could actually really see it live.
This is actually one of my favourite painting so far, I just wanted to create something depicting how pretty, beautiful and incredibly attractive the African woman is.(oh and our legendary Afro hairstyle). Added some markings and made sure she wasn’t so obviously naked (sorry perverts, hehehe).