ALEXANDRA aka STARFUCKED
Alexandra became one of my Inspirational Models in July 2015. I really wanted her to be my first coloured pencil drawing, so I could capture her awesome red and black hair. The coloured pencils haven’t seen much action of late, so I decided it was time to draw her as best I could with regular pencils. I will capture her in colour one day, maybe even a big epic painting of her swirling her crazy hair around :)
She has so much sassiness, style and sexiness about her. I knew I’d never be able to do her justice. In fact, this drawing sat on my drawing board for about a month. I ‘finished’ it, but I wasn’t happy. Every single day for weeks I kept looking at it, trying to work out what was bothering me. I wasn’t going to touch it until I knew for certain what was wrong. One day last week, while doing some sit ups, I caught a glimpse of the drawing for an odd angle. Right there I realised what was wrong. I was going to have to erase half of her face and start again.
So that’s what I did today. Grabbed my eraser and fearlessly erased half of her face. I’m glad I did, as I like the way she looks a lot more now, but blimey. This was my toughest drawing yet! I tried my best, that is all I ever ask of myself, so I’m happy.
“It’s important to be creative and do your own thing, be you.”
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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
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“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”