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sirensrising
« on: June 28, 2007 08:18:32 AM »

So it occured to me that I haven't really posted much of my stuff here on Craftster (mostly because I joined to try and get into other crafts and experiment and learn new things). I'm drawing a blank as to things I've done recently (aside from a large self-portrait downstairs) so here's my standard "showing off" work from a few years ago, ranging from summer '05 and the schoolyear that followed. I hope I've gotten a bit better but at least this will give a small example of the things I've done (aged 15, 16 and possibly 17 as I am now). I hope you like it!

Summer 05:

(actually that was before the summer. Regular inky pen)


Watercolours and ink.



(sorry about the pictures!)


This needs a little explaining: it's a photocopy of an original drawing I did (but it looks identical to the original, you'll just notice it says photocopy in pencil at the bottom) because the original had to go into my exam that year (again this was before the summer) but I wanted to keep a copy. Alice in Wonderland (and unless I was subconciously inspired, it's a completely original character, I just started drawing).



Chagall-inspired work for schoolyear 05-06:

"The Birthday", ink.


The hands make me cringe SO MUCH but I like the colours, and it was only homework, I guess...


Does the shading remind anyone else of Anya from Buffy?  Grin




Original work from that schoolyear, drawn from ELLEgirl models:

(that's her ankle at the bottom, not her knee! My mother is so silly  Grin )





A veeeerry quick sketch I did:


Annnnd finally for now, the Girls Aloud parody CD cover I did for my boyfriend  Tongue  Wink


That's it for the moment! I have a little more old work that I might upload later, and I don't know how much I've done lately/this year/what newer work I have but I might upload that too, if I get a chance.

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007 08:21:43 AM »

I love all ur drawings!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007 08:22:26 AM »

wow, everything looks great! the elle girl models are my favorite, you are very talented.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007 08:36:59 AM »

All of these are really neat. I enjoyed looking at them. I really like the watercolor of the girl in the water.
P.S. Is that "veeeery quick sketch" Amelie? It looks just like her.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007 08:45:34 AM »

All of them look amazing! I especially love the water color and ink one as well. And it seems I was beat to the Amelie question.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007 08:48:25 AM »

They are all so nice it is hard to single out a favorite! I too like the ink and watercolor- very loose and expressive.
I also really like the Chagall inspired one...you caught some of his essence- which is tricky to say the least!
Thanks for sharing them
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007 08:57:16 AM »

Yes! That is Amelie! I'm a little in love with her  Tongue
Thanks for noticing!

Meandering, I love Chagall, so that's really nice to hear (and that was WITHOUT some kind of goat in the picture Wink)

Thanks everybody for your kind words, it's much appreciated  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007 09:03:41 AM »

I love all of your drawings. They're beautiful and the Amelie one is awsome! I love her too
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007 09:36:18 AM »

I love all of your drawings. They're beautiful and the Amelie one is awsome! I love her too
Yay for Amelie love! And thanks so much for your lovely comment  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007 12:50:43 PM »

Wow, I love all the imagery in the third pic, and the watercolour and ink is beautiful.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2007 01:28:23 PM »

your drawings are all really amazing. it's hard to pick a fave. you are extremely talented! i'm always so jealous when i can see people that can draw as well as you!
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2007 02:21:27 PM »

i love the alice in wonderland one - it reminds me of millymollymandy (on Etsy) drawings - very cute!
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2007 01:22:28 AM »

wow.. this is something i can wist? LOL.. Draw something for me!! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2007 07:07:17 AM »

They all look really beautiful. I especially love the faceless girl coming out of the water.
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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2007 07:54:03 AM »

You have wonderful style. I love the watercolor and ink, of course, and I really respect the Chagall inspired drawings. He's a tough artist to even begin to emulate, and you really, really pulled it off exceedingly well.
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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2007 09:25:55 AM »

wow you draw fabric amazingly!! Lovely stuff!!
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2007 06:33:58 PM »

WOW!!  Those are all amazing!  I wish I had your talent, even the ones you said weren't very good are miles better than what I could do!!  Haha, Anya, yeah, I can see that!  Funny!
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2007 10:17:30 PM »

wow!  You got crazy talent girl! Cheesy I especially love the girl in the water sketch.
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2007 11:55:25 AM »

they are great! I especially like the girl in picture #3, I could imagine a fairytale illustrated by you
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2007 03:17:03 PM »

awesome work sirensrising! I'm with everyone else - LOVE the faceless girl coming out of the water! Love the Alice in wonderland and the birthday is awesome! Love the knee/ankle girl!
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2007 06:11:07 PM »

Wow, I love all the imagery in the third pic, and the watercolour and ink is beautiful.
Thank you! I'm not sure if I mentioned it but the woman in the third pic was supposed to be Kate Bush (it doesn't really look like her, I know) and so all the imagery references loads of her songs...unfortunate ly, I did this two years ago so I can't really remember much in the line of how or which ones Tongue

your drawings are all really amazing. it's hard to pick a fave. you are extremely talented! i'm always so jealous when i can see people that can draw as well as you!
Thanks! I'm always so jealous when I see people who can craft  Tongue

i love the alice in wonderland one - it reminds me of millymollymandy (on Etsy) drawings - very cute!
I looked them up - they are cute! And I used to read Milly Molly Mandy as a kid  Cheesy Thanks for your comment!

wow.. this is something i can wist? LOL.. Draw something for me!! Cheesy
Haha I would love to be wisted  Cheesy

They all look really beautiful. I especially love the faceless girl coming out of the water.
Thank you!  Smiley

You have wonderful style. I love the watercolor and ink, of course, and I really respect the Chagall inspired drawings. He's a tough artist to even begin to emulate, and you really, really pulled it off exceedingly well.
Thanks so much, that's really lovely of you to say. I love Chagall, so it's a really big compliment, as well as them being a lot of fun to do and experiment with.

wow you draw fabric amazingly!! Lovely stuff!!
Thank you! I was really happy with how it turned out in the watercolour/ink one.

WOW!!  Those are all amazing!  I wish I had your talent, even the ones you said weren't very good are miles better than what I could do!!  Haha, Anya, yeah, I can see that!  Funny!
I call it "vengeance demon shading"  Tongue (well, I don't, but I should). Thanks for the kind words!

wow!  You got crazy talent girl! Cheesy I especially love the girl in the water sketch.
Yay!  Cheesy Thank you!

they are great! I especially like the girl in picture #3, I could imagine a fairytale illustrated by you
I'd love to illustrate a fairy tale and I've actually seriously thought about it a couple of times! I remember originally thinking of doing the Snow Queen, although I can't even remember the story...I think it's still something I'd like to do at some stage, although goodness knows if or when I'll get around to it (it would be such a huge project...)...if it's anytime soon, I'll be sure to post it here, and thanks very much!  Smiley

awesome work sirensrising! I'm with everyone else - LOVE the faceless girl coming out of the water! Love the Alice in wonderland and the birthday is awesome! Love the knee/ankle girl!
Thanks Kaleesi, I love that you love them!  Cheesy

Again, thanks so much for the lovely comments and the support, I'm really grateful  Smiley You lovely people, you!
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2007 04:41:10 PM »

i like the one of the girl walking through water, the girl with the yellow part in her neck area and the third to last girl good job :]
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2007 11:00:43 AM »

i like the one of the girl walking through water, the girl with the yellow part in her neck area and the third to last girl good job :]
Thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2007 10:38:41 AM »

I wish I could draw like that. Those are gorgeous. =]
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2007 02:52:17 PM »

I wish I could draw like that. Those are gorgeous. =]
Thank you so much! I'm at an art portfolio course this week and it's not going great so far so that's a really lovely thing to hear  Smiley Thanks for your comment!
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« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2007 03:54:53 PM »

great work, funny to see what others have done in art school, had many much alike projects myself. personally, i never really cared for pastel chalk, and i ended up with watercolor, ink and indian ink as my favorite tools. i really liked the one picture where it says "photocopy", from what i can see, that really looks like you sort of, a style you look comfortable with. anyway, it is nice to look at older projects and realize how much that has been learned!

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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2007 04:06:00 PM »

great work, funny to see what others have done in art school, had many much alike projects myself. personally, i never really cared for pastel chalk, and i ended up with watercolor, ink and indian ink as my favorite tools. i really liked the one picture where it says "photocopy", from what i can see, that really looks like you sort of, a style you look comfortable with. anyway, it is nice to look at older projects and realize how much that has been learned!

anette

Thanks!  Cheesy
These weren't done at art school though, just regular ol' secondary school and summers and whatnot (unless you meant just art in school?). Incidently, I had a portfolio preparation course last week which has sort of made me reconsider going to art college, but we'll see.

I love watercolour, although I don't use it much (paints are so much effort to set up and clean  Wink and yes, I really am that lazy...) and ink is probably my favourite overall, but sometimes something comes along and you just know the perfect medium for it, even if it's outside your usual. I love those times  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2007 04:09:25 PM »

these are all beautiful.  you're very talented.
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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2007 04:15:47 PM »

these are all beautiful.  you're very talented.
Thanks so much  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2007 10:33:55 PM »

Beautiful!  You are very talented!
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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2007 11:41:02 AM »

I like how you drew and painted the girl in the watercolours and ink one.  The girl in the shaggy hair in the cute top is awesome too.  I want her top!  Annnd, the girl in the striped socks is really cute.  Good job!!
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« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2007 08:35:32 AM »

referring to the school part, i went to art college, where i had a mix of regular courses like math and language in addition to art. thought maybe you had something similar. if you haven't had any art classes.. wow, then you can reach very far with some guidance and training (NOT that the work you show of here isn't good, but we can all improve).

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« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2007 11:11:57 PM »

well I clicked on your posts because of your Luna picture that's so freakin rad, and the first girl in this post looks EXACTLY like PJ Harvey...




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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2007 02:53:24 AM »

omg, meepum is right, that's PJ Harvey and it's a great portrait of her. The drawing of the girl without the face in the pink dress has a very nice atmosphere to it, so calm. And I also like the ELLE Girl drawings.
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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2007 05:49:41 AM »

well I clicked on your posts because of your Luna picture that's so freakin rad, and the first girl in this post looks EXACTLY like PJ Harvey...
Uh huh, her  Grin
I love PJ Harvey!

Thanks all!  Cheesy

Oh, and Anette, I do have art classes in my secondary school, I get what you mean now! I have about two art classes a week, some of this stuff is from or for there.
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well I clicked on your posts because of your Luna picture that's so freakin rad, and the first girl in this post looks EXACTLY like PJ Harvey...
Uh huh, her  Grin
I love PJ Harvey!

Thanks all!  Cheesy

Oh, and Anette, I do have art classes in my secondary school, I get what you mean now! I have about two art classes a week, some of this stuff is from or for there.

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