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It’s me!

Recently I’ve been thinking about someone who wanted me to draw them an angel awhile back. I thought I might give it a go now. I don’t know how my finished product is going to turn out but I’ve started doodling ideas and such. I also thought this would be a good opportunity to practice using colored pencils as I am not so familiar with using them as a serious medium.

I used reference pictures of course. I decided to just try and draw an entire angel with the wings spread and all that.

Here is the sketch I did for my first go at it. Typical, nothing outrageously good or bad. I started with the well known circle for the head, triangle for the torso, and another circle for the hips. I ended up shortening the shoulders anyways…and making the hips bigger. I tried not to sexualize the angel too much, kind of easy to do.

Next I just traced over my drawing on tracing paper and used that to experiment with colors.

Here is what I’ve decided to do so far. I liked the purple and gold in the wings in the first reference picture so I decided to do use those colors for the wings. I started out with a faint blue shadow on the dress but I really like it with the pink on the bottom actually. I’m still deciding how to finish the wings and how to blend the purple and gold…maybe another color in between? Not sure yet =)

I like having multiples so that I can try a lot of different things without getting the paper all smudgy or I’m trying to cover up mistakes with color. Plus, I think maybe the final one I end up sending to this wonderful woman will be an acrylic painting. I tried my hand at that and loved the result <3

My problem with any kind of project is that I will start it, but it is hard for me to finish them! I don’t know what it is, maybe the initial excitement is gone. However, this is something I’ve told myself I’d work on…maybe I see a New Year’s Resolution already? hmmm.

Do Art!