Apr 25, 2012

Answering Questions

Eniola asks:
I have a question... I started drawing a lot more (as per fashion illustrations), I notice that I usually get the left side of the lip right but the right is ALWAYS off, it takes me at least 7-10 more attempts on such a small feature. Seeing that it's your specialty, any tips?  

Okay, my first advice is when you are drawing the lips do not draw them as the left and the right side.
Think of them as the top and bottom. I think that's the main problem and if you start thinking of it
in that way most of your problem is already solved. Now I'm going to explain how
I think of the lips and how I draw them. This how a teacher taught me.

Think of the basic shapes of the lips not  just the outside of them but inside
as well.

  The top has three basic shapes.

 And the bottom has two.

 Once you've gotten that, then draw your outline/ shading.

Then finally erase your basic shapes and there you have it.
  I know I went a "tad" bit overboard, but it was fun to illustrate.
 Hope I helped Eniola.

Onyxsta asks:
 I want to ask when you started drawing/painting and what you love most about art?

I started when I was a little girl about 6-7 years old. But I didn't continuously drawing and practicing
till I was about 17-18 years old. What I love most about art is that strong feeling, that connection
I have with someone else because we share the same emotion that artwork brings.

Eve asks:
I happen to not get it would you still paint a portrait of me? lol! 

 Lol. I really wish I could. ;)

I absolutely loved reading about you guys!

 It was so funny and I had smiles each time I read about a random thing about yourselves. The most random one to me is Michelle's obsession with elephants. That's pretty cool too though. What interests me about elephants is their loyalty and family bonding to one another. I think it's beautiful.

Danielle I looked through your work and it's interesting how you capture this innocence of your subject. I  too hope we get to work with each other some day.

Okay since you guys shared something random I'm gonna share mine...
I don't like plain bar chocolate but I like chocolate cake.
Weird right?

Apr 23, 2012

The Winner is....

You are the winner of the free portrait giveaway!!
 Please contact me at modechronicles[at]gmail[dot]com 
so we can start on the prize.

Thank you to everyone that took part in the giveaway.

n.b Unfortunately Anonymous didn't make all the requirements to be
valid for the competition, so I couldn't add him in the giveaway. 
I hope though we do bump into each other some day in the busy life
of Lagos. (you seem to know quite a bit about me)

Apr 10, 2012

Free Portrait Giveaway

An acrylic portrait I did for a close friend.

Okay guys, I feel this is waaay over due.

I owe you a giveaway!

So I think a lot of people would be excited about this.
I'm going to do a free portrait of you in watercolour!
Anyone can enter the giveaway just
as long as I haven't done a portrait of you.

I'll send the original anywhere, where ever you are.

It's going to be on a standard-size A4 (8 x 12") paper with a leather grain finish.

What to do in order to be valid for the give away.
I would love to know more about you!
So please leave me a comment telling me:
  1. Where are you from?
  2. What are you interested most about my blog?
  3. What are your hobbies?
  4. Something random about yourself.
These below are optional.
You do not have to do them to be
valid for the giveaway.
  1. You can also ask me a question (I love answering questions) but look through my Q&A first so you don't ask me the same question.
  2. Follow me on FB, Twitter, Tumblr or Blogger.
Leave all comments under this posting only. Please comment once!
I'll randomly pick one person using a random generator.
The giveaway starts now and ends
Friday 20 April 2012 at 11:59pm WAT (West Africa Time)

Good luck!

Apr 1, 2012

Unfinished Self-Portrait

I haven't done a realistic digital painting in
forever, also I haven't done a self portrait in a while.
So I decided to do it. After hours and hours, I grew
tired and just...stopped.

Hopefully if I'm not too lazy I'll finish it up.
I'm just not looking forward to painting
the hair and the scarf. It's gonna be so tedious. Also
I'll probably go back and work on the face more.

That's how I spent my Sunday.
Plus having Domino on repeat.
I love her lyrics.