♪ It’s so easy to laugh It’s so easy to hate It takes strength to be gentle and kind… ♫
— That line inspired the Jeff Buckley drawing I did this summer.
I consider Jeff Buckley to be my personal Drawing Muse, if there is such a thing. It was his portrait (by another artist) that almost a year ago had me dreaming and wishing that I could draw. There was nothing left to do but go ahead and try it and I am truly glad that I did.
This drawing of Jeff is among my favourite ones.
Pencil used: Primo Euro Blend Charcoal 59-HB
Drawing Size: 8″ x 10″
Total Size (including the frame): 12.5″ x 15.5″
The original is now available in the Shop section.
Here you can view my realistic charcoal and graphite pencil portraits, as well as many other things that I sometimes find myself interested in.
I first picked up a pencil in January 2012 and I haven’t put it down ever since. I draw from pictures, prefer visually compelling images with high light-to-shadow contrast and I am absolutely in love with the beauty, complexity and uniqueness of every human face.
Since I am new to drawing, my technique, if it can even be called as such, can only be described as ‘doing what feels right’. I draw mostly for pleasure but I also undertake commissions.
If you find yourself wanting to commission a custom work, please visit the About and Pricing pages for more information. A unique, hand-drawn portrait of a loved one will make an unexpected and highly treasured gift for any occasion!
2015 Update: Custom Orders Are Currently Not Available
Also, check out the Shop section for my currently available original works and signed prints.
I can be easily reached via e-mail or feel free to leave me a comment here. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you and I will certainly never turn down a suggestion or a good advice.
A long time ago, in the galaxy far, far away… wait, that’s not the right fandom…
Anyway, one day I found myself on Google, staring at something that looked like a pendant with a picture of Spock woven with sparkly beads. Isn’t Google wonderful? You end up finding stuff you didn’t know you liked. I love Star Trek, probably more than I should ever admit out loud, so I followed the picture/pendant to the artist’s Etsy site which informed me that she was away for a year. I was heartbroken. I’ve never seen anything like that pendant before and now I couldn’t even buy it. The hissy ‘I want it now!’ fit wasn’t far away.
Before I knew it I was researching ‘sewing with beads’ which lead to ‘square stitch’ and learning how to pixelate an image in order to create a workable pattern.
The fact that I can’t actually sew, as in at all, was conveniently forgotten. Sometimes ‘To Boldly Go…’ is the only logical solution.
It took several very awkward tries, but eventually I ended up with what you see here. I love my Mirror Spock bracelet, it’s been a source of many compliments and much curiosity. If you are a beader, feel free to e-mail me for a pattern. If you want to commission a customized bracelet, please click on the Etsy link below. LLAP.