Adriana Lima is a Victoria’s Secret model. I drew her before back in 2013, and I’ve also drawn two of the other VS girls, Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel. I started this drawing in June 2014, and didn’t finish until September after my focus shifted to my gender issues. I would like to have spent some more time on it, but she was sat on my drawing board giving me evils for so long, that I forced myself to set a deadline to finish it. I tried my best, so I’m happy, just not 100% satisfied.
Around the time of this drawing was when I first started going to Life drawing class, I remember being scared at the time, but looking back now … going to life drawing was the best thing I ever did!
“Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute.“
– Adriana Lima
WORK IN PROGRESS IMAGES
| 2H, 2B, 4B 0.5 Mechanical Pencils
| Winsor & Newton A4 Extra Smooth Surface Bristol Board
| Blending Tortillons
| Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen
| Jakar Battery Operated Eraser
| Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser
| Derwent Craft Knife
MORE OF MY PENCIL DRAWINGS
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“As an aquatic animal, the otter is a symbol of life. Why? Because the prime symbolic meaning of water deals with the divine feminine, which is a major life-giving energy. Water (and otters) are symbolic of creativity, fluidity and transitions.”
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”