I’ve always loved Angelina Jolie, especially as she played one of my favourite video game characters Lara Croft :) This was the first drawing I didn’t start and finish in one sitting, instead taking two days, and it was also my first time using TORTILLIONS TO BLEND. From this moment on, I fell in love with them. I don’t think I could draw without them now :)
I was also starting to notice my ones weren’t dark enough, but something inside was scared of going too dark in case I ruined the drawing. This is why I love Art, it forces you to face your fears. It’s years since I did this drawing, and while I’ve gotten better at going darker with my tones, that fear still bubbles below the surface. I can feel it.
However, Art is all about being Fearless, so now I just go dark and see what happens. If I mess up, I’ll try again, don’t really matter … back when I did this drawing it felt like the end of the world if I messed up, now, I see it as just part of the process :)