JUSTIN BIEBER DRAWING

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.

GRACEFULNESS

                               

IMG_20161101_084151_544.jpgSadly, I have never seen a zebra in my life, such graceful creatures. It’s a waste of paint materials to colour human portraits or basic traditional animal art, I would rather create something colourful and inspirational with anything, I created a starry dark background and drew the zebra with white charcoal pencil and added bright colours to the zebra. I’m glad with the turnout.

NIGHTMARE’S DREAM

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After a while of self-teaching I actually summoned the bravery to make my very first original painting, always did had the concept way before I ever bought any acrylic paint material. For me, I really do not know what people’s excuse are not to follow their dreams head on, no matter what you do (eat healthy, be nice, avoid cigarettes and drugs) death is still quite inevitable. I read this awesome book authored by Tim Ferriss, fore titled “Tools of a Titan”. It taught me to care less about whatever is holding me back, to be on the offensive with my goals, dreams only become goals when you foresee a system that can actually make it into reality. If not, they are only dreams.  Where’s the fun in not taking risk only to arrive safely at death. I don’t want to go down that route (oh by the way, for you stingy, cruel rich people, the painting also depicts that no matter how wealthy you become, you still going to die). Cheer up, there is heaven. Continue reading “NIGHTMARE’S DREAM”

FAMILY PORTRAIT

Many call me talented, gifted and so on (very flattering till I see another artist’s work), which I do appreciate a lot. In my spare time, I do try to teach other aspiring artists but they get discouraged each time they hear of the time frame it takes to complete a standard artwork, talk less a masterpiece. (Not even days, months).

If not for some current setbacks (Team Nigeria with her ridiculously expensive data plan and epileptic power supply, I love my country though). I would have created my very own YouTube channel, where I’ll be posting my step by step tutorial videos. But it’ll happen someday, when it comes to the business of art, one can’t actually predict the season of the surge of customers, I got this job some days ago to make a family portrait,(the stress was well worth the pay, heehaw). Consisted of a straight (ahem) couple plus two beautiful daughters, took me a week to accomplish. The process was regular still. A3 format cartridge paper but I used white pelican paper for the couples, used a grid system with my trusty mechanical 2b lead pencil, and then combined 8b, 4b, 8h, hb, 2b and 4b pencils for the whole shading. Used a tissue paper for blending (never ever use your fingers). I plan on kick starting my painting career soon, the materials are off the roof expensive unless one wants to purchase mediocre student quality materials (yuck) and yes, I’m a huge fan of acrylics for two major reasons;
→Fast drying ability
→None toxic smell
When I get my money right, I’ll buy all the necessary materials and self-teach even if it takes a decade, I’ll eventually get there, life is a competition between just two people, you and yourself, stop getting depressed by what your friends are currently achieving or have achieved, as long as you got your hustle on and not idling with prayers, you’ll hit the jackpot someday. (Never said you shouldn’t pray though).