Trying tattooing on a grapefruit. Attempt 2. Wanted to try intricate details because that’s the ultimate kind of tattooing I like. Soft Anatomy on a grapefruit! Yum.
I loved all of your suggestions! One thing I noticed was being mentioned a lot was a self portrait. This was something I was completely terrified of up until this year, but successfully completeled my first one this year for drawing class. It was a good exercise but had to be done in carbon pencil, which isn’t my preferred medium.
It’s funny those of you who mentioned wanted to see another self portrait because I currently have some in the works (this time, in my favourite medium)! This is one, which is a collaboration I’m doing with a friend of mine, Jordan (who I met in drawing class coincientally), is just started and it is like a self portrait of both of us. I’ll soon be handing it off to him to add some of his own style to it. He specializes in really graphic illustrations and graffiti, so I can’t wait to see how it will turn out because our styles are so different, which was the ultimate goal of the piece.
I’m actually so inspired by all of your suggestions! Thank you!
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?