Flower Girl Pen and Ink Drawing

I made this piece in the 7th grade for an art competition, inspired by a piece by Loui Jover. I started off by sketching out the girl, then I drew her in pen and ink. Her hair was a challenge, because I was new to the medium and didn’t really understand it yet. I tried…

Girl Lined Paper Drawing 

This here is a drawing that I did way back in elementary school, probably in the sixth grade. I remember being incredibly bored, so I drew this. All of the girls thought it was cool how I drew and shaded that hair, and all of the guys thought it was weird that I was drawing…

Graphite Girl Drawing

I’ve been super into drawings that are overexposed and light in most areas, such as the two pictured below. Credit: Ileana Hunter I was inspired by Hunter’s works, so I did this piece, which was also an interpretation to another piece. I focused on making the hair darker and more dramatic, and the facial features…

Colorful Hair Drawing

I was in math class when a friend offered me a piece of gum. On the wrapper there was an option to do a truth or a dare. The truth was boring, but the dare printed on the paper was to sell an original piece of art. I joked with my friend that it was…

Self-Portrait

<Welcome, 2017! I wish for a prosperous year for everyone.>   I don’t do many self-portraits, and I’ve been wanting to do some to explore different aspects of myself. Another thing that this piece depicts is my insomnia. I am constantly tired, whether I got two or 12 hours of sleep. I’ve felt really drained…

Hand Line Drawing

I had seen an idea floating around on Pinterest a couple of years ago of tracing your hand and drawing lines across the page, arching up going over the hand, for a cool, 3D look. I did what I just described, but wrote “help others” in cursive to give the drawing more of a meaning…

Eye Reflection Drawing

I had the assignment to draw to the prompt of “more than meets the eye.” I wanted to draw something reflecting off of an eye, so I decided on something creepy. I’ve never really drawn anything that could be categorized as eerie, so I tried this. I sketched out an eye first reflecting two outstretched…

Airplane Window Painting

My former art teacher informed the class about an art competition being put on by an aviation museum. So, we could make whatever we wanted, it just had to do with man made flying machines. I chose to paint an airplane window overlooking farmland. I mean, I live in Texas and that’s all that can…

Art Journal Pages

These pages are two entries in one of my art journals. The left page is just water colored with soft, cool pastels and with a homemade print stamped with blue acrylic paint on top. Here’s a link to my post about carving the stamp used to make this print. On the other side, I water…

Makeup Henna Painting

This drawing/painting is one of my favorites, and is very near and dear to my heart. My art teacher gave us the assignment of watercolor painting a bowl holding an assortment of things with a common theme, with zentangle doodles drawn around it in Sharpie. I painted the bowl a mixture of light lavender and…

Tumblr Doodles

I’m quite obsessed with things that can only be described as being “Tumblr”. Tumblr is a social blogging site that has created its own styles, ranging from dark grunge to pastel girliness. I decided to make a simple drawing in an art journal of mine to honor that style, along with a few of my…

Hymnal Page Art

My church was going to dump some old hymnals from many years ago, and my family and I took some home because we wanted it to live on in something cooler than a trash can. So, I pulled out some in and painted on the pages. For this painting, I wanted to do something more…