A little work of my own!

25 Mar

This year I decided to take an art class to get a little inspiration. For those of us who are creative, sometimes we need an outlet, a source of inspiration, or really just some dedicated time to do what you love. I went into this art class assuming I’d be doing my usual and was completely surprised at where my teacher took me.

I usually do drawings like these:


All black & white with graphite. My teacher thought I’d be amazing at colored pencils and it would give my drawings a little something extra.

So I bought the colored pencils and found a picture I wanted to do next:

I don’t know what attracted me to this picture, I knew it was going to be hard but I was so excited about it!

Class one – outline drawing (sorry if it’s hard to see)  I did the basic outlines lightly.

Class two – added a little color


Class three & four – started getting more detail done on the hair and worked on my blending with the pencils.

Class five – added deeper colors and got more confident at my color mixing and choices

Class six – added more layers and more detail.

This was my last class in this session but I have a feeling I’ll be continuing with this drawing. I love is so much and I’ve worked so hard on it – I can’t wait to finish it!

What do you do for inspiration? Have you ever thought about or tried taking classes to keep your creativity going? How did it work for you?

Love Always,


5 Responses to “A little work of my own!”

  1. March 25, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Your drawing looks amazing! You should definitely keep drawing and with color! I have considered taking a painting or sewing class and maybe I will someday soon. My problem is usually that I get busy with my projects.

    • March 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      I do to and it was hard for me to commit to doing something once each week but I highly recommend taking time for it! It gave me a sense of accomplishment that I don’t always get when I do things on my own!

    • March 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      P.S. Thanks for compliments :D

  2. March 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Wow!!! you are so talented!!!

    • March 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      Thank you!!!

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