Hi! I haven’t posted in a while because I haven’t drawn anything I’ve been particularly happy with. But my sister gave me inspiration on what to draw, and then decided to video my progress of this drawing. Here is the whole video! It took about two days to finish.

Charcoal Eye Drawing

For this drawing I decided to use a sketchbook and charcoal pencils rather than Procreate. It helped me learn so much about shading and what details must be noticed in drawing that I didn’t really understand as well before.

African American Woman

This time I chose to draw an African American, which I had been hard pressed about by my sister, Ava. She wanted me to stretch myself, and as a result this was what I created. In addition, I tried some other unique styles that was very different from what I had done before.

The Tree of Life

For one of my school classes I had to read a part of Revelation and draw the Tree of Life. I drew this on Procreate, and it will be presented in class tomorrow. Also, for the Google Doodle Contest, I unfortunately didn’t win, even though this was expected. I will keep entering in these contests, however, and not lose faith in my drawing abilities. I had so much fun for both of these projects!

I Drew a Cactus!

Today I tried something different and drew a cactus, which I have never done before. I also tried a different way of shading and highlighting, and specifically, for the shadows, I completely did them in black, and then turned down the opacity so it still showed up underneath. I did the same thing for the highlights, although using white, and it ended up being a lot of fun!

My Google Doodle Entry

There is a Google Doodle contest with a prize of $30,000┬áto college scholarship, and a $50,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organization. I knew that the chances would be slim to none, but I thought that it would still be fun to try. This year’s theme is on “inner strength,” and I tried to show that through this drawing. I also added, “God made me in his own image,” on a sticky note, and I probably won’t win for that, but as Mr. Miyagi says, “Principle before passion.”