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Thanks - God Bless!



Saturday, December 24, 2011

Andalusian Fusion


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Let's not forget this time of the year as being a celebration of the birth of Jesus.

I just thought I'd post this just to give you guys a drawing to look over the Christmas holidays.

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Alex Burrows - "Anticipation" The Second Time Over


For those of you who have been following my blog since 2009, will know that I drew Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks for an art display that I was participating in. Well, something happened this past week. On November 24th, I saw in the newspaper that Alex Burrows was going to be appearing for an autographing session at a store that was opening up near us on the 27th. Me, being me, wanted to give him a drawing, and decided to do a new one. So on the 26th, I got out my paper, pencils and laptop and went through my Burrows pictures. The only good one I could find was the one I had already drawn. I looked at my old drawing and decided that it was worth it to redo the same picture. I did this picture, drawing from 8:40pm-2:30am to complete, and guess what? Burrows didn't appear at the opening of the store because he broke his left hand the day before in a (away) game and needed it to be taken care of :/
So I ended up not meeting him, but my time the night before was worth it.
To see the old drawing, and compare it, click here.

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Anthony Armstrong - Guitarest of RED

Anthony Armstrong
 
This is a picture from RED's music video Feed the Machine. That is why he has no shirt on...

The day I was going to do a drawing, I was first going to work on a horse head, but Eldra convinced me to draw Anthony instead. I had told her back in September that I would do this drawing, but since I had an art show, and a concert, I was busy with artwork the entire month. In October, I got commissioned to do 6 drawings which took me most of the month to do. Only now have I completed this drawing!
I think that this really turned out, more than what I was expecting, with my personal favorite part being the little waterdroplet on his cheek. I LOVE little details like that.

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Left Turn

Now this is an odd angle, you might think. Yes, this is a very odd angle to draw! But it was surprisingly easy to do. You might think that, because the horse is going forward/away from you, and turning at the same time, it would be a tough angle to draw. Nope! I really enjoyed this one :) The shadow was harder, though, because I really don't enjoy drawing grass of ANY kind!
Favorite part: The horse's right knee
Least Favorite Part: The horse's left front foot.

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Edmund Pevensie - Skandar Keynes

Here you are, JesusIsMySavior. Here is Edmund! :)
I'm sorry I've taken so long to do this drawing, but procrastination had a hold of me and wouldn't let go. But I have conquered him... for now...
I tried to get a picture of Skandar when he was playing Edmund, but in all the pictures I saw, he looked really young. This was the best one I could find. Hope you like it!
My favorite part has to be his hair. I think I finally have hair looking like hair.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jeremy Dunn - Nine Lashes (before)

Jeremy Dunn - The Lead singer of the band Nine Lashes.

I have recently fallen in love with this newer band. They just got signed with Tooth and Nail records, and are releasing thir first 'offical' album. Guess who got them hooked up with T&N?? Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch!! Haha, trust Trevor to find a diamond in the rough.
Anyway, this is the lead singer of the five member band. For the past week I've been wanting to draw him, but haven't been anywhere that is sutible for drawing. I was in Calgary for a chruch conference for five days, and then I got sick (almost better!), so just now have I been able to do him.
I still need to add more shading to the darkest parts of his face, but I really like how his hair turned out! I posted this on Nine Lashes page on Facebook and this is what they said. "This is amazing! Great work!"
Haha, how can a band like them not be nice about it?!

Oh, and I will be doing Edmund soon, JesusMySavior :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Commissions, Part 2

Peggy's Cove
If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

United Grain Elevators
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Eagle
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This is the second half of my Commissions.
The top drawing is of Peggy's Cove, in Halifax. The middle is of United Grain Elevators (prairie), and the bottom drawing is for my pastor's, spiritual father (the man who helped him on his spiritual journey).

The hardest part was the grass in the Grain picture. I had to draw it 2 full times! I have no idea how to draw it, but I think it will have to do.

Commissions, Part 1

 Mountain Reflection
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 Mountains with Lake and Wood
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Niagara Falls and The Maid of the Mist
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I got commissioned by my pastor and his wife to do drawings for the 6 head members of Church of the Nations. I was given 6 pictures of Canadian places or things. I don't know what mountain the top drawing is, but it has a name. I just can't remember it. The same thing with the second drawing, but the third drawing is Niagara Falls.

I had never drawn landscapes before, so this was a new experience for me. It took me quite a while to get the hang of trees, but the ended up working out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trevor McNevan - Signed

Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch (TFK).

This is one of two pieces of art that Trevor had the choice of taking home. It was either this drawing or this painting. He choose the painting (I would've too, if I were him), so he signed this drawing. Eldra was happy that he choose the painting instead of this drawing, because the drawing was more recent.  I loved both, so letting go of one of them was kind of hard, but easy at the same time. I mean, COME ON. It's TREVOR!! Lol.
He, like everyone we met on the MapleNoise tour was SUPER nice!!! An amazing person!!
THANK YOU TREVOR!!!!!

Ty Dietzler - Signed Drawing

Ty Dietzler of Thousand Foot Krutch.

This is a drawing I did in 2010, but I got to show it to Ty this past September along with this one.
He had no choice but to take the other drawing because there was no room for him to sign it (without signing his cheek). So I decided to give Ty the other drawing, and ask him to sign this one, which of course he did :) He is such a nice guy!!

THANK YOU TY!!!! MEETING YOU WAS EPIC!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Joel Bruyere - Bass Player for Thousand Foot Krutch



Joel Bruyere from TFK (Thousand Foot Krutch)

I think these drawings surprised Joel when I showed them to him. The top one is the one he decided to take, while the bottom one is the one he signed for me.
I can see why he would take the top drawing as opposed to the bottom one. The shading is darker, giving him more depth to his face, while the bottom one has minimal shading. The one thing I do remember drawing on the lower drawing is his mouth. I had such a hard time drawing it!! I probably drew it 5 times before getting it to a point where I was satisfied with it. Also the beard. I had difficulty drawing that.

I think he was happy with the drawing, or at least I'm hoping he's happy with it >_> :)

Thank you so much Joel, for the kind words, time and ability to put up with me ;)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Travis - Drummer for Manafest

My signed drawing


Travis, the drummer for Manafest.

Surprisingly, the bottom drawing only took me 2 hours to complete, while the top one took me 2 days. The hardest part is the bandanna which has lots of white detailing with dark fabric, but other than that he was an easy person to draw. I guess that's because of all the hair, which was easy despite the wild Mohawk starting at the top of his head.

It's weird. For the most of my new drawings, I just can't remember what happens as I'm drawing it. I just remember the outcome.

Such a nice guy, despite his 'tough guy' appearance. I think he came close to tears when he choose which one to take ^_^. Just like Bodan predicted...:)

Thank you so much, Travis. It was an honor meeting you, and who knows what my next piece will be for you...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bodan (Guitarist for Manafest) Signed Drawing


Definitely not the better of the two drawings that I've done of him. But still...nah I really wish it looked more like him.
This was a challenge. Unlike the previous drawing, this one just WOULDN'T work!! No matter how many tries I did, it just didn't want to work out. I can't blame him for taking the other drawing.

Thank you so much, Bodan, for your kind words, and for signing this! It may be a painting next, eh?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Melanie Greenwood

Who is this beauty?? It's Melanie Greenwood, the wife/graphic artist of  music artist Manafest.

I had the privilege of meeting and talking with Melanie this past weekend...such a nice person!!!!
For those of you who haven't read my blog post, there was a 10-band concert this past Saturday and Melanie was manning Manafest's merch table. I recognized her from the picture I'd used to draw this, and talked with her for a few minutes. I gave Chris the drawing to surprise Melanie which it did (I think) :)

But this isn't my first time drawing her. I originally did this same drawing only something happened to it.
So I finished the drawing, (first one), late one night and left it on top of my laptop as I was too tired to put it away. The next morning I had a shower, and after I got out of the shower and was fixing my hair, ONE hair that had product on it landed on her nose and stuck there. I didn't notice the hair until hours later when I noticed a darker smudge on her nose and tried to erase it. Well, all it did was smear the product on her nose and permanently stain the paper. She has almost flawless skin so this huge black smear ruined the whole drawing!! GAH! It made me so mad!!! So had to do a second drawing of the same picture, but it ended up working because the second drawing looked more like her than the first.

Thanks Chris & Melanie!! You guys are awesome...keep rocking for God!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Legolas (For SOTK)


Here you go SOTK!!
The third and final piece...completed!
While I was drawing Legolas here, I found out that I've gotten better at doing hair, not to mention found it more enjoyable to do. I think that I finally pulled off blonde hair. Before my blonde hair looked more like brown (or white :/) but I've finally had enough practice to get it looking light, but not white.

Eldra said that his features were a little off, but that is how the picture is. His expression (to me) is like 'what?' with the one eyebrow raised.
Hope you like it!!

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Frodo Baggins - Facing the Darkness


Frodo Baggins of the Shire

A very dramatic picture of this special Hobbit.
This is the drawing that I'm giving to Squeaks. I hope you like it!!!

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gandalf the Grey - Wise Wizard

naur an edraaith ammen
Gandalf is here

For those of you who read my post on my Thoughts blog, will know that Eldra, Goose and I met Squeaks, SOTK (Son of the King) and Torpedo last Saturday. All of us being LOTR junkies, I asked them what LOTR character they would want drawn out. Squeaks wanted Frodo (coming up next, btw), SOTK wanted Legolas and Torpedo wanted Gandalf.
I was expecting Legolas, but Frodo and Gandalf took me by surprise. I have already drawing Legolas and Frodo so I knew I wouldn't have any trouble with them, but it was Gandalf that had be a little bit worried. But I was excited to draw him. I had almost no motivation to draw him before but now I know he is an AWESOME character to draw. Minus the hair because - for me - hair is hard.

For the beard to look better, stand back around 6 ft and it will look way better.

So, Squeaks you can show this to Torpedo whenever you see him next. Let me know if it isn't what he wanted. I have an awesome picture of Frodo coming up!!

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

An Eye for Music


This is the theme piece that I did for the art exhibition that I was in. The theme was 'A Rhapsody of Art' which means 'music in art'.

A friend of mine was kind enough to model for me with her GORGEOUS eyes. I then put the picture through Photoshop Elements 9 and added music notes. But because I don't have a warp tool the notes didn't want to bend around the Iris. *Blah* so I ended up doing it by hand.

But the story behind this picture. I originally was going to paint it on a 11" x 14" canvas. Well that didn't work out as the colors DIDN'T want to blend together. I then moved onto a 9" x 11" canvas to which the same problem occurred. I then decided to switch to pencil and, well, you see the results.

Kevin Bieksa - Defence on Offence


Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks.

This drawing goes along with Half of the Duo, and Excitement for Practice.
Not really that much to say about this drawing other than it was an easy drawing to complete. I did this for an art show I was in.

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ty Dietzler (Portriat)

Ty Dietzler from Thousand Foot Krutch
THIS was a fun drawing to do with the Dreadlocks and the huge headband...SO MUCH FUN!!
Surprisingly, it only took me 2 hours to complete it. I guess it's because it is mostly all darks and few light spots.
Now, for those of you who aren't good at doing hair, dark pictures are the best because you don't have to struggle with strands or middle tones, it's only highlights and darks.
This has turned into my all-time favorite drawing!!!! Unfortunately, I may not be keeping it as I am meeting the band later this month and Ty may or may not choose this drawing to keep. I hope he does, and doesn't!!
He ended up taking it, like I thought he would. It's good, I'm glad he too it!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ryan Kesler - Excitement for Practise

Here is Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks.

I am putting this drawing into an art show this September along with Kevin Bieksa, and Half of the Duo.
This drawing took me 3 different days to complete it. It just kept on giving me trouble. I got so fed up with it that I decided to leave it as it was on the third day. I didn't even have time to photoshop the fingerprints off of it.

If you'd like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sidney Crosby - Liquid Gold Eye

This is an old drawing of mine, back from June a few years ago.
I had actually seen another drawing of this picture. Personally I like mine better, but that's because it's my own. Although I like the whole drawing my his eye is what made me name it 'Liquid Gold Eye', as he has goldie-brown eyes.
Why I had never posted it before is because it was in a frame that was diffucult to get open and I never went to the trouble of getting it out until now.
My favorite part of the drawings is his right eyebrow. It remindes me of a foxes tail...

Sedin - Half of the Duo

Named: Half of the Duo

One of the Sedin brothers
I am gathering my Canuck drawings for an art show this September. I can sell the pieces that I show so I am trying to draw as many Canuck players as I can enter.
This drawing took me only about 2 hours to do, but it ended up looking great.

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bodan - The Guitarist for Manafest

Bodan - The guitarist for Manafest

Seriously, this scan of the drawing just doesn't do it justice!! There is so much detail that is missed because my scanner isn't a HD scanner :(

Ok, so some of you may know that I - along with my sister, brother and a friend - went to see music artist Manafest this past week. Well, while we were there I got pictures of the guitarist, Bodan, and the drummer, Travis, to draw. Here is Bodan and Travis will probably come soon. Well him and Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators :)

This drawing took me 3 different days, and 7 hours to complete. I tried really hard to make Bodan look just like himself. To the point of where I was satisfied that it looked enough like him.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Manfest Signed Drawing


WOW! Two signings in 4 days!!

Last night my sister, brother, a friend and I all went to see Manafest. 'Twas an epic time, and I got to meet Chris again!!!!! He recognized me, but couldn't place where he had previously met me. YC Alberta 2010 was my answer.
We talked for a few minutes and I got him to sign this drawing (the last one I gave to him).
He is an awesome, God-filled person. If you have the chance to go see him, DO IT.

Manafest was the first person to sign a drawing of himself that I had drawn. I love how he wrote 'Created to Create'. It is so awesome that it may become what will be printed on my business card.
More information on the concert, click here to go to my other blog and here to my sister's blog.

THANKS CHRIS!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shea Weber - Signed Drawing

I spent over 3 hours on each drawing
I have purposely blurred my name out for my blog


Shea Weber, the Captain of the Nashville Predators (NHL) was doing an autograph signing session at a store near to where I live. Of course, as you all know, I am a huge hockey fan and just had to do this, no matter what the team; the player!
He was so nice, and to be sitting and getting his picture taken all over-and-over must be hard.
I did two drawings, one that I wanted signed, and another that he could take and give to a family member or friend...or just keep! He choose the top drawing which left the bottom drawing to be signed (if I had to choose a drawing, I also would have taken the top drawing) :)

Thank you SO much, Shea!!!!!!!

God Bless!! - Leauphaun

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Drawing That Didn't Work


Arabian
This drawings didn't work out. Though I like the hind quarters of the Arabian.
And I can't think of anything else to say :/ :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Alex Burrows: Completed

I have now finished my Alex Burrows drawing. It may look almost no different, but I did change quite a few things.
First, I made his hair more detailed and added more darks to it. I 'sharpened' up his hear, making the lines more clear; also darkening it. I added more darks to the entire face, as well as fixing the middle of his jaw and his cheek bone.
Strangely enough I noticed that French-Canadian people have the most awesome eyelashes. I love it.
I have also come to enjoy drawing ears. Weirdly enough, they are so much fun to do! I used to put hardly any time into them, but that's different now :)

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Alex Burrows, My Birthday Drawing

Unfinished drawing of Alex Burrows, Number 14 for the Vancouver Canucks

Yes, Elves, Dwarves, Other people and Ninja. Today is my birthday and I can tell you that I am in-between the ages of 1 and 100.

I started this drawing yesterday at 10:30-ish pm and still haven't finished it. I still need to add dark's to his face and touch up his hair, but I was too excited to postpone the posting of it.

For this drawing I used the same method as the Henrik Sedin drawing. This is my favorite picture of Burrows and I felt it would be fun if I could do it on my birthday, and so I have. Or will be. Once I get it 'completed', so I will update the drawing once I have finished the low-lights.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Henrik Sedin

Henrik Sedin
The captain of the Vancouver Canucks.
This took me 3 hours to do, 10pm to 1am. The reason it took me so long is because I tried a different way of drawing.
Instead of my usual look-at-the-drawing-than-look-down-at-the-paper-and-sketch-than-look-back-up-etc until it is completed, I drew his nose down, held the paper up to the picture, see what is wrong, than change it (not tracing, but free hand) until it looks just like the picture. Than when it is completed THAN I filled it in.
It was amazing to see how much I would have messed the drawing up if I had just drawn the picture out. His nose would have been angled in more, his forehead would have had a quarter less the size, this chin would have been way smaller and his ear would have made it in this drawing when it shouldn't be.

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Arabian Head -w- Speed Drawing

This drawing I did quite a while ago but wanted to wait to post it so I would have the speed drawing to go along with it. Well, the speed drawing kicked up a fuss when I tried to save it. It first wouldn't save with any music. I left it there for a month. Than I couldn't upload it to YouTube because it was late (11:00 pm). NOW it is uploaded and ready to be viewed. It is a really simple drawing, my worst one of the 4 that I have done for Speed Drawings.

If you want to make the quality better than click play. Click play again to stop it. In the bottom right hand corner you will see 360p. Scroll you're mouse over that and click on the 720p.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kevin Bieksa

My first hockey drawing in a looooooong time. This is Kevin Bieksa (Be-x-ah) of the Vancouver Canucks. My favorite part of the drawing is the little corner of the jersey where you an see the little holes in the fabric. Well that and his ear. Ears have always been a 'simple' thing for me but now I found out why they were so simple. It's because I never put any time into them. Now I am having to put more time into the overall drawing. I think that this one took me over 4 hours to do.
I'm doing Vancouver players because they are in the Stanley Cup Finals. If they win I will be able to sell them.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bird's Eye

I did a drawing of a birds eye. I'm not quite sure how much time it took for me to do it, but it was probably over 2 hours.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Smiling Puppy

Definitely the best dog I have done to date. It took me about 4 hours to complete him. I really like the angle of the picture, and how the different textures work together to create a whole picture.

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Monday, May 23, 2011

German Shepherd

I HAD to do this adorable face!

I don't know if she is exactly a German Shepherd dog, but she sure looks like it.
I think I spent 4 or 5 hours on her, just sketching, and sketching in her hair. Plus it was a nice break from doing all those horses, but in all reality she looks nothing like the original picture :}

Friday, May 20, 2011

King Caspian aka Ben Barns

I took this picture from the new Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie.
This is King Caspian, previously Prince Caspian.
I didn't like how Caspian looked in the last movie, but in this movie he looks way better :)
Maybe it is because he looks almost exactly like one of my favorite hockey players.....

Anyhoo, this was where Caspian notices that the skeleton of one of the Lords was behind him.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daddyscowgirl94's Second Winning Piece


This is a guy that I drew from Daddyscowgirl94's description.
I really like how he looks different from all of my other free minded drawings.
It was a fun drawing to do, thanks DC! :)

Black Speed

An Arabian running.
Lol
I guess I have something to complain about with every drawing...:/
This time I think I made the head and neck too big for the body. I don't know, maybe it's just me.
But this has to be one of the smoothest shading jobs I have done on a horse yet (for this sketch book, that is)

If you would like to purchase a print of this drawing, you can do so here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Horses

This one is a racehorse
The picture originally had the horse wearing a bridle, and was being led.
I know that Arabians have small, delicate heads but this drawing kind of flopped. I just couldn't get the head correct. And then the whole body went out of proportion.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rearing Horse

Not one of my best pieces.
I like how the body turned out, but the head can have a make over.