I like to draw

by waitingonanikki

I took an art class in high school. I really enjoyed it! I took a drawing class at my community college a year later. I enjoy drawing, and just this past year, got back into art. I’m very happy that I did.

Here’s some stuff I’ve drawn that I’ve actually photographed:

Title: Still Life

Date: 2007

About: This was draw during Art Class at my community college. It was a good class. Our professor emphasized bringing motion to pieces, and a pathway for the eye to follow. Don’t know if this was quite good enough for her… But it won 1st prize at Cloverdale Citrus Fair!

Title: Backyard

Date: 2009

About: I got on a kick to draw one day, busted out the old Conte crayons, and this happened. This is a pond in my backyard at the house I grew up in.

Title: No Title – Mixed Media

Date: 2009

About: Though photographed poorly, I started this piece with a layer of water colors, then added oil pastels and decided to glue some construction paper and cool brassy metal stuff on there. It’s different…

Title: Model

Date: Spring 2011

About: This I drew inspired by an ad from Vogue for some clothing company. I had recently decided to try art again for serious at that time. It was a good starting point.

Title: Lady Gaga

Date: Spring 2011

About: Lady Gaga has really inspired me this past year, with her message of self-acceptance. I decided to draw this picture of her. I kind of love that in this photo of this drawing you can see eraser dust on the picture, and if you look hard enough, there are spots of red wine it as well. Oops! Also, I shared it on twitter once. Perez Hilton said it was nice.

Title: Ballet Dancer

Date: Spring 2011

About: I was in the mood to draw a ballerina, so I’m pretty sure I googled the word “ballet dancer” and decided to do a piece based upon the first image that showed up on the search results. I love this photo of this piece. In the background is the desk of my dorm room. The dim lighting brings me back to the moment of drawing this, that’s for sure.

Title: Gaga Judas

Date: Spring 2011

About: This is inspired by a still of Lady Gaga’s Judas video. It’s a creepy piece, I admit – but the video was creepy. It was done with charcoal (one of my favorite mediums to work with! – so messy!).

Title: Abstract

Date: Summer 2011

About: It’s charcoal on grey paper. I was pretty much just experimenting with this one, it doesn’t mean much to me.