'Sharp Like Knives [Study One]' Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
I haven’t picked up a pencil or updated in days because I’ve been really sick, but I was going crazy so I sketched this out quick and decided to be adventurous and finally use some goldleaf I’ve had sitting around for a couple years!
This in combination with using kraft coloured paper and some white charcoal has made me feel better and less crazy… and more inspired!
I need to recover quick so I can work more with these mediums.
Detail of Canonization: Death. (by rebeccaladds)
I made a flickr (well I finally uploaded some stuff to it) so I could upload random process pictures or just daily snapshots I don’t feel like posting on here.
I’ll only post the relevant ones, but I thought I should let you know!
Progress and detail of ‘Canonization: Truth’ Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Apologies for the mystery grainy-ness of the image. I like the way he’s turning out.
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.