Drawing Disney

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Disney has been famous throughout the years, and people of all ages can enjoy it. Some like the look and design of the characters, while others like their characteristics. However, some like both. What I did in the two drawings above is capture the design and the characteristics in each character; Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and Queen Elsa from the popular film Frozen (2013). Snow White is pictured as this innocent, beautiful character, and what I found to be a nice colour was the red in her lips and bow. Elsa is pictured as a strong yet beautiful woman. Her hair is not blue but the colour associated with her the most is blue. If you are wondering how I created the texture in Elsa’s hair, you can find that in my previous post on portraits. Disney is amazingly beautiful in all aspects and I’ve loved Disney all of my life. My favorite Disney movie is still the Little Mermaid after watching it when I was maybe 2 or 3 years old. I did like Frozen when I watched it last spring, and I do like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. If you like any Disney movies or have Disney art, feel free to share it with me. If you like this post or want more Disney drawings, liking and subscribing would be great. Thanks. 🙂

Self Portraits and People

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From Frida Kahlo to Vincent Van Gogh, self portraits have been a part of the arts for ages. However, some find it difficult to create a ‘realistic’ image of someone. However, there are tips and principles to go by when drawing a self portrait or just a portrait.

Hair is really difficult to draw at times. Especially when someone doesn’t know what they are doing. Hair is very detailed and difficult to create. However, thin pencil strokes create a texture that makes the hair seem almost real. Along with pencil strokes, a highlight, mid-light, and low-light are required. This defines the hair and makes it seem wavy or straight, meaning more texture. I used black as my low-light, purple and blue as my mid-light, and green in between my highlight and mid-light.

Although most of us rely on a peach coloured pencil for skin, it is better to use more colour. In the drawing above, I have actually coordinated blues, greens and purples into the skin, along with yellow, pink, red, brown, and white. Let’s face it, nobody has just one shade of one colour of their face. With different varieties of colours, you can shade and define the skin, making it more realistic. Also, using directional lines is essential. If someone’s cheeks are round, you can show that through directional lines. If someone has less round cheeks, you can use directional lines to show that also. I know that this takes time, but it definitely looks a lot better in the end.

I hope you found this useful, and if you have any questions about my drawing, feel free to ask in the comment section. If you can subscribe to my blog and like my posts, that would be awesome. 🙂