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Hair, Nadine’s wonderful challenge

You know, I’m one of those persons who knows her art limitations. Really I do. I do but, as you probably suspect, I tend to ignore them.

Last week my friend Nadine invited me to take part in a weekend drawing challenge. Just like last time, the challenge was to take a word and depict it in an image. This word was “hair”.

Now I feel that I can draw almost anything, but believe I’m absolutely naff at portraiture. It’s true! But the more I thought about it, the more I really wanted to draw some beautiful hair on a beautiful girl. Growing up, I did the requisite copies of my favourite album covers and people’s images, (there’s a whole portfolio dedicated to Bowie somewhere at mom’s house I think), and I also remembered drawing mermaids.

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I used to draw a lot of beautiful mermaids. Some coming out of the water with long flowing hair floating on the waves, pearls and seashells dripping from their bodies, well, anyway, that’s what I decided to draw.

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So I started this morning and have my mermaid finished by lunch time. (Only one day late…lol)

Well, finished is a relative term. I believe I could be shading and refining and lifting and tweaking for another four hours. But that’s not going to happen today, because I hear the mountains calling my name. 😀

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Thanks for this opportunity Nadine. And thank you for inspiring me to bring back a skill from my childhood and give it another try.

If you guys have a chance to, please pop by and visit the other extremely talented and fun artists:

Barbara, Tammie, Ariane, Carole, Demie?, Emily, Joanne, Patrice, Leena, Celine, Renilde, Kristen, Roberto, Kim, Mano, Stefanie, Nadine.
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Comments: 26

  • March 10, 2014
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    I love those shells woven into braids Veronica!
    And a beautiful model indeed 🙂
    xx

  • Christie

    March 10, 2014
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    She’s gorgeous! And, what a wonderful job you did with the hair!

  • March 10, 2014
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    Hi, Veronica! Thanks for your comment!
    I think you should not have your self-esteem so low, You want to draw, and in fact you do it, and I do not think you do it wrong. you say you know your artistic limitations, Ok. that is the starting point!
    I liked when you said: “I hear the mountains calling my name”
    very poetic! 🙂

  • March 10, 2014
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    Hi Veronica. Nice to meet you. I had to laugh when you said you could do more of this and more of that. We artists are so hard on ourselves. Your mermaid girl with sea shells in her hair is beautiful! Have a good week.

  • March 10, 2014
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    hi veronica, niceto meet you – your blog is great and your drawing is so beautiful. I love the shells in the hair, it looks a little romantical and I think to the sea, to the beach, to holidays…
    I haven’t photoshop, I need ACDsee for editing my pictures. I have much fun with it!
    🙂 mano

  • March 11, 2014
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    Veronica, she is a beauty
    that beautiful hair, full of movement
    and braids ad shells….
    i think i am to old to have my hair like that ;^))

  • daryledelstein

    March 11, 2014
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    these are wonderful .. i tend to doodle eyes … but i dont draw much, i hate that what i draw isnt as good as i can photograph

  • March 11, 2014
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    beautifull mermaid hair!

  • Bev

    March 11, 2014
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    Very pretty! Love the shells in her hair!

  • March 11, 2014
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    love that you drew her face from a unique and challenging angle, at least I think it is.
    Lovely she is and sea shells in her hair are a sweet touch.
    I always enjoy seeing braids as well.

    I hope you had a time in the mountains that felt good to you.

  • March 11, 2014
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    wow, these are incredibly awesome! well done:)
    she’s gorgeous!!

    have a nice remainder of your day.

  • March 11, 2014
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    beautiful drawings. I used to draw a LOT as a child, but photography has taken over my life. I hope that one day I will get back to drawing again.
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

  • March 24, 2014
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    Nice! I drew a lot from comic books–Archie Veronica, Betty? Brought back memories–though yours is much more artistic 🙂

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