Lines and Sketches #15

I drew Lili Reinhart again.

The first season of Riverdale is ending tomorrow and I am a bit sentimental. It’s been a fun few months obsessing over the cast and shipping and all that fangirl stuff.

I think I’ll just have to draw more of the cast to deal with the hiatus. 

On a more educational note, I find asking others’ opinion help me improve my drawing skills. I’m not one to annoy people with my drawings but it’s necessary. I feel sorry for the people who are close to me 😂. 

I’ve been drawing a lot lately. I did a drawing of my grandfather recently. Now, I’m doing one for Mother’s Day (it’s a surprise for my mom! She’s been asking me to draw a portrait of our family. But I’m going to surprise her with a drawing of her first!), 8 portraits also for my mom to use in her class and another of Miles Heizer (that guy that plays Alex Standall in 13 Reasons Why, which is also another series I’m obsessed with).

It’s a lot. I’m actually procrastinating by writing these posts.

Till next time.

Lines and Sketches #14

I drew Lili Reinhart a while ago.

If you’re watching Riverdale then you already know she plays Betty Cooper, the girl next door. I love this woman so much it’s not even funny. Haha! Everything she does makes me really happy.

I drew this not expecting any kind of recognition. Let alone from the person I was drawing.

But on 9th April 2017, while I was rocking my niece to sleep, I received a notification on my phone from someone congratulating me. I wasn’t thinking much about it when I realised Lili Reinhart had liked my post.

This was my first time ‘reaching’ to someone using my ‘art’. And it was exhilarating. I tagged her as a joke and my caption was more or less sincere. I mean, if I knew she was going to see it I’d write a more decent caption 😂

It’s pure luck that she had seen that but I’m delighted, anyway. For the next 3 days, I couldn’t stop smiling. I even checked back any time I could to be sure it was real.

Well, it absolutely is.

I guess things like these are the ones I need most right now. I’ve been struggling at validation and self-doubt for so long. This was the boost I needed.

So, to many more portraits and late nights and hard work and red burning eyes and recognition and uncertainty and rejection and failure.

2017 is going to be a good year.

P.S: Amira, if you’re reading this, thank you for all the kind words you’ve said when I needed them the most. Thank you for being a fan of my art. You’re the best best friend anyone could ask for. You are a blessing in my life. 😘💕

Lines and Sketches #5

Today, I drew Ed Sheeran.

I feel so lucky to be living on the same era as Ed Sheeran. He will go down in history as one of the most talented musicians on Earth. He has created songs that people of the future aka our children and grandchildren will know all the words to and will sing along to AND will consider as ‘classic’ just like how we appreciate songs from 1990s and the years before.

His album is coming up soon. But you guys should totally listen to his new song, How Would You Feel (Paean).

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Lines and Sketches #4

Tried to draw Marlon Brando today.
I didn’t get the chance to draw during the weekends. Family time and all that jazz, ya know. Anyway, I’m pretty proud of this drawing. Obviously I still tons of techniques to learn. (Not to mention actually draw a portrait that looks like the person 😂)

Brando was amazing in The Godfather. That iconic line “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse,” just gives me chills.

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