Working on this for a bit to pass the time.
I am fine at imagining up women in my head to draw, because I’ve been drawing females for as long as I can remember, but I always stayed away from drawing men because they always appear overly feminine and I can’t conjure up the features!
So for this drawing, I emailed Queen Michelle of Kingdom of Style (my favourite blog) to ask permission to use the likeness of her Uncle Billy in this drawing. I love what he represents to her, and the style of that era and his appearance, so I felt I had to draw him!
I usually never draw real people, I just felt like this would be an exceptional exception. ;)
I’ve been working on a new ‘Canonization’ piece.
This is my first time drawing a man in a long time, it’s a nice change!
'Pacha Mama [Study 2]' - Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Oh my goodness! Thank you tumblr staff!!!
Been playing around with a tattoo machine all night! This was my first attempt at practicing on an orange. ahahahahah. I would like to eventually apprentice at a shop.
These are the first two of the series, “Canonization”. I’m not sure how many I’m going to do in total, but I have another one in the works and I’m so excited about these!
Each one will work with a different theme and I’m appointing each of them as a unique and glorified ‘saint’ of something.
'Canonization: Death' Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
'Canonization: Light' Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Finished up the drawings while sitting on my roof! Pictures coming soon!
These just looked so nice stuck on the brick wall of my neighbors house.
Hope you’re all wonderful!
Anonymous: What kind of ink/pen do you use and where do you get it???
I use speedball Super black india ink, and two different nibs. From all I know they aren’t branded, I just get them out of a little drawer! I’m not a fan of knowing sizes or whatever, I just buy what feels best at the time. I use both of these for every drawing, the bigger one for basic outlines, and the tiny little nib for hatching and details. That’s really all I can tell you as I can’t remember the numbers on the little drawer I took it from.
And I got them from an art supply store, they’re sure to have them. My advice is to just buy a couple nibs and the pen/handle they fit into and try them out and see which one you like, it’s different for everyone! I like rigid ones without a lot of give, but for instance my friend likes them super flexible and delicate.
Sorry I couldn’t be more of help!
Both drawings at various stages of completion.
Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Lady number two of the series I have yet to title of large drawings.
[Detail] Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
These two womens look so good beside eachother! Excited to show you them once I finish them up.
Progress on the untitled one. Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
On the fence on whether or not I should add some watercolour accents, or i this should be just a b/w series. Thoughts?
One of my favourite things is drawing while the sun rises with my window wide open so I hear when the birds wake up and start to peep and hop about on my roof.
I’ve been working two other rough sketches for more large scale drawings to go with the previous one I posted earlier this week. This is one. Changing things up for this series. Finally, someone with their eyes open!? And maybe, JUST MAYBE I will draw a guy.
I never draw boys because they always end up looking overly feminine.
This should be interesting.
[Not titled yet][Detail] Rebecca Ladds, 2011
OKAY because I can’t contain myself anymore. Sneak preview of a huge drawing I’m doing. This is only about 1/3rd of it.
I get too inspired and then I can’t sleep, so I worked all night and morning on this section because I’m having so much fun. I think I was destined to do large-scale. On top of that for the entire piece I’m ONLY using my tiniest nib! That’s love my friends.
But alas, I must go for a nap.