1. The nude figure is ink (sharpie), watercolor, and gold leaf. Women's figure is so curvy and tends to be more fleshy, rather than muscular, so it never get too busy (especially if I dress her up). It's sold to a dear friend who requested a nude painting.
2. Photography is a love of mine, even though I have yet to take a course in it. Nature, textures and still lives really excite me; people...eh, not so much. I can never find a good enough model, and when I do try to use people, they never do what I want. So, I stick to things that DON'T move.
3. The photograph of the window was taken in my friend's dormroom at Eastern Illinois. I just so happened to be browsing through my pictures in the dark while everyone was asleep and set my camera to take pictures instead of view. The lens was pointing directly at the window and I saw it on my screen. I snapped it.
4. The charcoal portrait of one of my favorite models at school. He has such great expressions and is willing to be placed in any pose we, as students, give him. This is also my favorite drawing from my life drawing class. I turned this piece in as my final and, I am proud to say I received an A for the term!
5. Octobird is a combination of sharpie markers and prismacolor markers (I used the colorless blender). I first drew these images on separate sheets of ink paper (the two birds on one, and the octopus on the other) and photocopied them together onto cotton based paper. I then colored them in (about 8 hours) and then completed the background (2 hours). Birds and octopi happen to be my favorite animals to draw, so I just had to combine them!