Self Portrait #3

May 29, 2010

Time to let my hair down…

Self Portrait Number 3 Heather l Young

10 minute gesture (b/c I’m ready to hit up the pool)  w/a 2H pencil and some fun with watercolor pencils.  Fancy red mirror, which was questionably hung on the wall next to my drafting table, has officially served it’s purpose.

Britt’s got me inspired…8 self-portraits in 8 days.  A tall order for someone who’s been pretty neglectful to the blog world lately, but a good excuse to find myself underneath the heap of work and daily stressers that have consumed me as of late….There’s no rules and regulations, any medium you wanna use, and if you wish to  jump on board and participate just leave a comment on Britt’s post, so we can all keep up with each other.

warm up exercise – blind contour

blind contour self portrait

next the gesture drawing

self portrait gesture drawing

a quick study straight outta bed this morning…slept with my lil yellow rose earrings all night.

Proof…

April 20, 2010

…I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life in the 10th grade.

note to self - goals

From the back of an old sketchbook…long-lost and forgotten at Granny J’s house.  Judging my the wonky “Y” in my last name, I had yet to nail down my signature.

Some of you may know this as the place where she got married.  From what I hear, the popularity of this locale since, has soared…(rumor has it, only 2 weekends left in 2010 for a wedding)  Is it any surprise that this sketch is the foundation for some custom wedding invitations?

The Chapel at Bethesda – very rough pencil sketch ©2010 Heather L. Young

score!

February 8, 2010

Spent the greater part of last week in Florida, where upon, my brother finally returned a sketchbook that I had left in his truck several years ago.  It’s like catching up with a long-lost friend.  Here’s what I was drawing on 5-16-06.

A sleeping Vayda-monkey, that is.

bluebirds and more bluebirds…

September 10, 2009

I may just be getting started painting these…it’s madness I tell you!

bluebirdsnest

©2009 Heather L. Young

P.S.  I’ve added a friend to the blogroll.  The lovely Charla Pettingill is well worth checking out.  We crossed paths in the SCAD illustration department, then shared the same hair salon, and she happens to be a bird lover!  A girl after my own heart!  Love her!

in the works…

tybeehousesketch

rough pencil sketch ©2009 Heather L.  Young

new works…

May 25, 2009

are coming soon.  This may or may not make the line up.

liveoakriver

Quite a rough sketch at this stage.

marks

May 4, 2009

Here, some prep for an ink. Is it not amazing how a drawing can be broken down into the simplest of marks?  I remember sick days from school watching this guy. He made painting trees seem so elementary.  I suppose if you don’t allow your brain to consider the subject matter, it could all be simple…(not just trees.)

sketchymarks

I’m just sayin’.

bluebirds

April 7, 2009

bluebirds

bluebird sketches

©2009 Heather L. Young