When it comes to life, don’t take anything too seriously, remember no one gets out alive. I saw an amazing digital art by @Pokagh on Instagram, decided to edit it in my own way. It simply illustrates the issues of multiple ladies ever requesting for free artworks. Annoying really, artists deserve to be paid decently for their endeavours not cajoled into doing free jobs.
I decided to spice up my monochrome style of portrait art by colouring accessories and clothes of the reference images. Turned out that the clients loved it a lot. I used acrylic paint but based on the cost of acquiring the paint, I had to increase my fee. The unpainted image is a free portrait of my ex-manager at Ventura, Ibadan. I had placed my artworks there for a while before I took back custody due to certain issues with management. But no hard feelings, forging ahead and we are still best of friends.
I guess one of my favourite 3D drawings just has to be the one of Courage the cowardly dog. Took me 5hours, while the other 3D drawing was referenced from a Pinterest image. All done with 2B, tortillion and charcoal pencils.
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 made this for my home, simple and cool. Had a reference image I used, added my own concepts to it and it came up pretty nicely. Silhouettes are the easiest and coolest thing to paint, goes smoothly with almost any background.