♪ gentle and kind ♪ JEFF BUCKLEY

Jeff Buckley Charcoal Pencil DrawingAbout

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.


the girl with the pencil

Fine Art America
Prime Concept Photography

Hello and Welcome!

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.

Frida KahloIf 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.

All the Best,

— Nat.

mirror, mirror EVIL SPOCK


Necessity is most definitely the mother of all invention.

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.'Mirror, Mirror' Evil, Bearded, Alternate Universe Spock Beaded Cuff Bracelet

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.

Available on Etsy