Self-love: New year doodle

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.

I got the inspiration to make this while watching Hailee Steinfeld’s music video ‘love myself’

Drawing made by me!
Drawing, made by me!

The girl: Mia

The getup: glittery green coat, worn on a short dress. Accessorized with close fitted yellow necklace and black knee-length heels.

Here’s hoping for the absolute best from 2017. Nothing less! Wishing you a sparkling and glittering New year, guys!

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Mindless doodle #2

Brave

The girl: Brave
The getup: Purple gown with silver sprinklings

I made this sketch and I named it Brave!

The state of my mind usually reflects on my drawing. Like, when i’m sad, I tend to create a saddish-looking sketch, but, when i’m happy I’d sketch something rather cheerful and colorfully bright. Other times when i’m really down, drawing would most likely than not serve as an outlet where I can both vent my disapointment and still create something artistic.

Lately, I’ve been feeling alot more braver than usual, hence the existence of this sketch, and to tell you the truth its an incredibly nice feeling. My new found confidence has everything to do with the books i’ve been reading and the music i’ve been listening to. The type that reminds me that i’m beautiful. The type that tells me to wear that blue dress I love so much, the one everyone else have decided dosen’t suit me. The type that reminds me that I’m not alone. The type that encourages me to speak out. The type that urges me to conquer my fears because i am capable.

So, hey you! This post is written as much for you as it is for me. As long as there’s something you ardently enjoy doing, be sure to make use of it positively. Whether it is singing; I hope it makes you feel alive, I hope it makes you happy and I hope it lifts your spirit whenever you feel down in the dumps or out of sort.
Dancing; let it help you recognize your self-worth and your ability as a person.
In speech or writing; let the flow of words give rise to freedom. Let it tell your story and inspire the rest of the world.

Remember, we are game-changers. All of us!

Originally posted in Voices of youth, http://www.voicesofyouth.org/en/users/237733

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Happiness is…

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 of 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:

“Drawing is putting a line around an idea.”
-Henry Matisse

Drawing #1
Blond & brunette (edited in black and white)
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Drawing #2
A girl wearing an Ankara African fabric

Ankara

Drawing #3
Bandgirls, (Oldie but gold).
Inspired by Avenged sevenfold’s Afterlife

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Drawing #4 Fashion
fashion

Drawing #5 Pencil sketch
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Drawing #6
Fashion, style
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Drawing #7 Pencil & Marker
Pen & Marker

Drawing #8 Anime
ninja

Drawing #9 Inspired from one of my favourite book quote ( https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/497530 )
quote

Drawing #10 Playful
playful

What does happiness mean to you? Share your thoughts. x