Art Series - Post #1

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hey, Everyone! :D
 
So, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, I’ve decided to start doing some extra posts that will showcase my art. I’m really excited about it because I feel it’ll get me back to doing more art, which I have been trying to get back into for a while. I’m always creating but haven’t been doing art nearly as much as I should.
 

I’m going to try and have something to show you guys every week. I'll continue to do my usual blog posts once a week, like I have been doing (with videos every second week), but this will be in addition to those Thursday posts. Sometimes it’ll be new art, sometimes it’ll be art I’ve done in the past, sometimes it may just be quick sketches and then sometimes, if I’m working on a longer/larger project, I'll show you how I’m progressing. This will all be on a trial basis for now; I’ll see how well I can manage my time and how much interest is shown in these additional art posts. I certainly hope you like them!

So, today I have the very first of these projects to show you. This is a drawing I did using chalk pastel and a small bit of colored pencil just for the little bug. The paper I used is a black, 75lb, textured Tiziano (Fabriano Brand) which is great for holding the pigments of the pastels. Working on a black surface meant drawing the opposite of what you would if working on a traditional white surface. So instead of darkening the midtones and shadows, I lightened the midtones and highlights. So here is the final drawing:



During the process I took some photos as I progressed through the drawing so I could compile them into a time-lapse video for you guys. So if you want to see how the drawing evolved, then here is that video:





Alright, that’s it! Hopefully you all enjoyed this! Please leave any comments or questions below! ;) If you want to continue to see these kind of posts from me, please leave me a message in the comments section below this post! If you want to see more of my videos head on over to my YouTube channel to check ‘em out and if you haven’t subscribe yet, you may be missing out so get over there! ;) If you haven’t found me other places on the web yet, you can; just click here to head to my facebook page (don’t’ forget to like) and click here to find me on twitter and follow for fun! ;)  

Have fun creating... always! Love ya! See ya soon!
Samantha  xoxo

6 comments :

  1. Absolutely stunning Samantha. I never would have guessed you did that with chalk. So amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Marianna! :)
      Also, thanks for leaving me a comment. Maybe it'll catch on amongst my other readers. ;)

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  2. Hay Sam, some people at work were checking out this drawing, they are amazed at how great it is.

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    1. Really?! That's awesome! :) Tell them thanks so much!

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  3. Wow, this is beautiful Samantha, I love how real and puffy they are.

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    1. Thanks! This was a fun one! Working on a dark background makes you think differently! :-D

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