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.
Sadly, 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.
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”
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).