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19.10.12

Art Class Wednesdays


Prismacolor on brown card.
When I saw that Bec Winnel was doing a live art tutorial I knew I had to watch it. Her work is not only beautiful but it is incredibly realistic. (I'm usually drawn to any art that combines both beauty and technical skill). She posts a lot of framed work on Instagram and it kind of reminds me of the mirror on Snow White because the faces look like 3D faces trapped behind glass.

On Wednesday Bec held a Google+ event, unfortunately I couldn't see it live due to time zones but I did manage to watch it back on Youtube on Thursday. Which I suppose was better because I could pause it and go at my own pace. Anyway this is how mine turned out, I used a different reference image to Bec - hence the blue iris. But overall I'm really happy with how it turned out!

And I did actually learn something by watching. About half way through drawing mine I thought 'hmmm this isn't really going anywhere, it's not looking very realistic' but I patiently kept on adding more details and gradually it turned into a beautiful eye. I have so much respect for Bec for being able to draw whole faces to a realistic standard. Just drawing one eye took me forever.

If you'd like to watch the video and take part go here. (It will open a new window). And if you want to Instagram your result don't forget to hashtag it '#ArtClassWednesday'.

25 comments :

  1. It looks amazing,love it :)

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  2. Wow! That's amazing! You're very talented :)

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  3. Holy crap, that's amazing!

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  4. It turned out so gorgeous! You did an amazing job. Really, I love it! I watched her stream live and then went through my favorite parts of the video. I was so excited to watch her and the other artists at work. I would have liked to draw along but I was doing work while watching so I could justify taking the time to watch and not feel irresponsible ;)

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  5. Ooh this turned out beautifully! I love seeing drawings of eyes because there's so much potential detail you can put in it.

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  6. There really is! I could have added more details had it not been late at night :) xxx

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  7. Yeah it was great seeing the other artists at work! I think she might be doing another one soon, so you can always draw along to that one :D xxx

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  8. Oh, I didn't know! I'll keep an eye out for that then. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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  9. wowowowowowowowowowow! this is fantastic. so realistic....Prismacolors are such a great medium, excellent for blending
    a thousand million words

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  10. This turned out so beautiful! I'm definitely bookmarking that video for future use.

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  11. Thank you and I agree! I've had various other brands of pencil colour before but these are the best ones. xxx

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  12. Thank you Kyla! Yeah do it, you will amaze yourself :) xxx

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  13. Wow, yours turned out AMAZING. Such beautiful detail too, I can imagine how long it took you.

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  14. Oh wow this is amazing! Looks so realistic and the detail is beautiful.
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  15. thats amazing! looks really good on the brown card.

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  16. this is amazing, I can imagine it must have taken ages.. I'd love to try a similar step by step sort of thing :)






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  17. I saw this and now I am itching to try to drw this eye too! Thanks for the video! :) Eyes are my favorite body part to draw, so I am excited to see how mine will turn out! You are very talented, Philippa! Also, I was wondering... why do you almost always use brown paper?

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  18. Thank you! I use brown paper because... I'm not really sure to be honest. I think it just makes a nice change from using white, and it's good for drawing skin because you can use a white pencil crayon to add highlights, making it more realistic. xxx

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  19. I guess you are right :) So do you always use a tan/pinkish pencil on top of the brown paper for the skin (as above) or sometimes you don't even bother coloring the skin since the paper is already brown?

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  20. Yep I still use a skin coloured pencil. I'd draw it the same as if I was drawing on white paper. The brown paper just seems to compliment it a bit more I think. :) xxx

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  21. oh wow, this is beautiful and you are so talented! i'm really impressed by all the detail under the eye and in the crease.

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