In the words of David Dundas, “I wake up in the morning, I pull on my jeans and I feel all right.”
By “All right” I mean comfortable, snug and confident.
I find it beautiful that regardless of our cultural identity or unique style –be it street wear, casual or formal. Denim makes us feel a certain social connection with the rest of the world in a completely laid back way.
The Girl: Outfit reflects a self confident woman.
The Getup: Skinny jeans, gray T-shirt paired with headphones and red heels.
Happy sunday! Pray tell, how is your evening going?
I’ve spent the better half of mine listening to soft rock songs, drinking tea in a gigantic cup and doodling. I enventually decided on centering my drawing on this music, because i like that the song particularized the feeling of weakness associated with the flaws of being human. I like that it reinforces the importance of acknowledging ― particularly when we feel like it’s our prerogative to take up the world on our shoulder ― that, we are humans, and we sometimes trip and fall.
Greetings! This is the first post featured on my new project: Music & Art (i’m so excited!). Here, i’ll be posting more drawings and also featuring the music that will inevitably inspire this drawings.
I’ve been listening to this song on repeat and it’s no surprise seeing as how it brings to mind; love’s uncertainty that comes with unanswered questions, and the courage to become better and braver. What’s more, it has great lyrics and an amazing tune. What’s not to like, right?
“When it gets hard
I get a little stronger now
I get a little braver now
And when it gets dark
I get a little brighter now
I get a little wiser now
Before I give my heart away”
The getup:Black lace gown, with nipped-in waist line and flared out silk skirt.
Description: My drawing illustrates Jess in a ball gown with an air of questionable sureness which is suggested by the song depicted above. She is also seen ambiguously reaching out, or perhaps, letting go of something out of sight.
Two things you guys: 1. Today marks the beginning of a new year!
2.I’ve managed to downplay my excitement. Well, maybe just a tiny bit! But, hey i did suppress the desire to write this post in shouty caps.
I’m just so grateful for all the lessons 2016 has taught me, for everyone (friends + family) who were and still are, an embodiment of joy and inspiration in my life through the year, and importantly, for you, yes you! Dear readers, i’m so thankful for you guys, taking the time to read, like and comment on my blog (a.k.a random ramblings). Thank you, thank you!
In the excitement of all that today stands for, i’m sharing this sketch i made. It’s a little different from the style i usually do, because i’ve decided i’m going to move all out of my comfort zone and try out new things, this year.
( How excellent a body, that Stands without a bone)
A perfect person has no joints.
The arms, emerging from long sleeves, are unmarked by the ripple of skin that shows where the limbs bend.
A perfect person’s portrait is life like despite their strange clothes, a dress that fastens without buttons or a zip, just a straight line across the material to show that it was not pulled on over the head.
It was still possible to believe that the person drawn was a real person despite the great almond-shaped eyes set deep into the head, deep and open, unable to blink. Eyes without eyelids or eye lashes.
~Modified from the book:White is for witching by Helen oyeyemi
When i’m not occupied with writing, here’s what i do, I draw. It may appear as mediocre or relatively unimportant in the general scheme of things, but it’s no less important to me as breathing.
Most young people my age pull out their phone when they are at a boring gathering to appear cool. I, however always bring my sketch book to doddle at any chance i get, and considering how I tend to get anxious in the presence of large number of people, drawing never fails to calm me down.
Drawing isn’t something i do to strive for a prize, mostly because it’s simply an activity i take great delight in doing. The emotive response I get when i draw are sometimes beyond words and other times i simply want to launch into a long-winded speech on how completely happy it makes me. At any rate, my style of drawing is solely mine and I hope will only improve with time.
I’ll end this introduction with one of my favourite quote:
“While drawing, I discover what I really want to say.” –Dario Fo
Blond & brunette
A girl wearing an Ankara African fabric