May122014
In the home stretch! Work in progress: Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time  

Hope you got to see the season finale last night, I’ve already watched it twice!

In the home stretch! Work in progress: Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time

Hope you got to see the season finale last night, I’ve already watched it twice!

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May112014
Season finale of Once Upon a Time gave me ALL the Rumbelle feels!!!

Season finale of Once Upon a Time gave me ALL the Rumbelle feels!!!

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9PM
I need more Rumple!! 
Season Finale of Once Upon a Time airing now!!

I need more Rumple!! 

Season Finale of Once Upon a Time airing now!!

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8PM
Gotta take a break from drawing Captain Swan, the Once Upon a Time season finale has begun!!!

Gotta take a break from drawing Captain Swan, the Once Upon a Time season finale has begun!!!

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6PM
Almost finished with my drawing of Lana Parrilla as Regina from ABC’s Once Upon a Time!!
2-hour season finale airs soon, I can’t wait!!!

Almost finished with my drawing of Lana Parrilla as Regina from ABC’s Once Upon a Time!!

2-hour season finale airs soon, I can’t wait!!!

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3PM
Regina (Lana Parrilla) drawing progression - watch the steps on how I’m drawing her blouse!
1. With 4B Graphite, I’m using varying length strokes that follow the direction of the flow of the material. Even near the edges of the folds, I do not use vertical lines, but instead line up the ends of my diagonal strokes to create “implied” edges. Strokes are closer together at the edges and separate more where the material curves outwards to create a three-dimensional effect (almost like cylinders).
2. Using a tortillon I start blending these pencil marks, still moving in the same direction of the lines. This smooths their appearance, makes the changes in tone more gradual, and also adds value to the places my pencil didn’t touch. I don’t want to make it too blurry though, so I alternate using my kneaded eraser to lift and using my 4B pencil to add more strokes back in to maintain texture to the material.
3. With a 4H graphite pencil, I add many strokes crossing over the ones I made with the 4B pencil (crosshatching) to further emulate the texture of the clothing. I use this very light grade pencil because I do not want these strokes to stand out as much. I also use a 6B charcoal pencil in the darkest shadows made by the folds to make the edges of them a little sharper. I continue alternating between blending, lifting, and adding more strokes (now also using B graphite pencil) until I am happy with the overall appearance.
Follow me to see when more work is done on this portrait!! And watch the special 2-hour season finale of Once Upon a Time tonight!!!

Regina (Lana Parrilla) drawing progression - watch the steps on how I’m drawing her blouse!

1. With 4B Graphite, I’m using varying length strokes that follow the direction of the flow of the material. Even near the edges of the folds, I do not use vertical lines, but instead line up the ends of my diagonal strokes to create “implied” edges. Strokes are closer together at the edges and separate more where the material curves outwards to create a three-dimensional effect (almost like cylinders).

2. Using a tortillon I start blending these pencil marks, still moving in the same direction of the lines. This smooths their appearance, makes the changes in tone more gradual, and also adds value to the places my pencil didn’t touch. I don’t want to make it too blurry though, so I alternate using my kneaded eraser to lift and using my 4B pencil to add more strokes back in to maintain texture to the material.

3. With a 4H graphite pencil, I add many strokes crossing over the ones I made with the 4B pencil (crosshatching) to further emulate the texture of the clothing. I use this very light grade pencil because I do not want these strokes to stand out as much. I also use a 6B charcoal pencil in the darkest shadows made by the folds to make the edges of them a little sharper. I continue alternating between blending, lifting, and adding more strokes (now also using B graphite pencil) until I am happy with the overall appearance.

Follow me to see when more work is done on this portrait!! And watch the special 2-hour season finale of Once Upon a Time tonight!!!

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May102014
This challenge is still short 1 Retweet, but with the season finale of Once Upon a Time airing tomorrow, I decided to start drawing Captain Swan anyway!
http://facebook.com/jennyannjenkinshttp://twitter.com/jennyannjenkins

This challenge is still short 1 Retweet, but with the season finale of Once Upon a Time airing tomorrow, I decided to start drawing Captain Swan anyway!

http://facebook.com/jennyannjenkins
http://twitter.com/jennyannjenkins

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4PM
Pencil Portraits: TIPS AND TRICKS by Jenny Jenkins
THE WHITES OF THE EYES:
This area shouldn’t actually be just solid white. The eyeball is a sphere and not a flat surface, so there should be at least some amount of shading. Even if the lighting source is very bright, there is often still a shadow created by the eyelid and lashes near the top. Also, since eyes have reflective surfaces, you’ll want to be able to create contrast with highlights in this area, making the eyes shine looking full of life.

Pencil Portraits: TIPS AND TRICKS by Jenny Jenkins

THE WHITES OF THE EYES:

This area shouldn’t actually be just solid white. The eyeball is a sphere and not a flat surface, so there should be at least some amount of shading. Even if the lighting source is very bright, there is often still a shadow created by the eyelid and lashes near the top. Also, since eyes have reflective surfaces, you’ll want to be able to create contrast with highlights in this area, making the eyes shine looking full of life.

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May92014
Update on my Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) drawing!
She’s going to do what queens do: RULE!

Update on my Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) drawing!

She’s going to do what queens do: RULE!

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4PM
Update on my Regina Mills (Lana Parrilla) drawing!

So excited about the season finale airing this Sunday XD

Update on my Regina Mills (Lana Parrilla) drawing!

So excited about the season finale airing this Sunday XD

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May82014
lady2:

Close up to my colorful drawing.

This is unbelievably gorgeous! I’m going to have to practice my colored pencil WAY more!!

lady2:

Close up to my colorful drawing.

This is unbelievably gorgeous! I’m going to have to practice my colored pencil WAY more!!

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May72014
My “Hogwarts Collection” of Harry Potter character drawings <3 

My “Hogwarts Collection” of Harry Potter character drawings <3 

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6PM
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) 5x7” Colored Pencil drawing.

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) 5x7” Colored Pencil drawing.

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