Welcome to my s~A(R)T~urday linky party – today:  Manga girl portrait

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

~ Andy Warhol ~

emember I said last Saturday that I wanted to post more photos again? Well, it turns out that – I won’t.

But I really, really  want to do some photo art again. You know layering photos and compositing an image from multiple sources in Photoshop. But I am very torn, because I know how long it takes to make a professional composite. Unlike running a photo through a couple of apps. And since my time for these kind of projects is still quite scarce, I asked hubby for his input. And here is what he said…

‘Stick with your drawings for the time being. You have gotten so good in such a short amount of time, but if you stop now, all your progress will be lost.’

Well, and I think for once (:)) I will do as he recommends. Noooo, not true – I do that a lot of times. But it is really hard in this case, because I really love all of it, photos, Photoshop, drawing both on paper and digitally – sigh.

In any case, what I am trying to tell you is that while my long time followers are used to photo posts on my blog, most likely you will be seeing many more drawings. At least in the near future. I hope you’re o.k. with that and you’ll stick around. I will probably be posting more photos on my Instagram and on Facebook pages. So if you’re missing my photos, you might want to follow me there.

Today’s drawings are again Manga (honestly my favorite style at the moment, so be prepared…). They are anything but perfect (e.g. she could definitely use some more hair on the top of her head), yet I wanted to show you what I am working on. Which is: I am drawing one character and then I am attempting to draw the very same character, but in a different pose. I have done a few more this past week, but this here was my very first one.

I started it in pencil in my sketchbook with the intention to color it with gel pens later. However, my iPad was very tempting. So, I imported the drawings into Procreate and applied ink and color layers on my iPad. But, of course, that wasn’t enough. I just had to try out some of the special brushes and created the background for the drawing, too.

And that’s it from me. Now show me what’s new with you. And have a great weekend!





penciled girl purple girl front

purple girl side

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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