What I'm working on / watching / doing / eating / dreaming of currently.

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ALL ARTWORK MADE by NATHALIE DE VALLIÈRE

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And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

Roald Dahl
tried to caricature one of the teachers for my school newspaper, sadly I’m not that well-versed in the art of exaggerating human features.
practice, practice, practice. 

tried to caricature one of the teachers for my school newspaper, sadly I’m not that well-versed in the art of exaggerating human features.

practice, practice, practice. 

new stuff in progress - outlines done with the Aristo 3Fit mechanical pencil (I am seriously loving this pen - thank you ArtSnacks ;))

digital coloring is underway - will take a while though (still practicing)

aand another one :)

aand another one :)

sketching some teachers for the school newspaper. guess who teaches what ;)?

sketching some teachers for the school newspaper. guess who teaches what ;)?

messing around with art snacks.
Koh-i-noor Tri-tone colored pencils, Winsor&Newton Vine charcoal, Artisto 3Fit mechanical pencil
I really like the mechanical pencil - finally one where the eraser doesn’t have a silly cap that you always need to push down and consequently push out the lead all the time. 
The colored pencil is kind of cool. I don’t really like the way it rubs against the paper but I like the color.
Gah - I’ve never liked coal. It gets your hands dirty and feels horrid when dragged across the paper (the sound is also pleasant - comparable to dragging your nails across a blackboard). But but but I’m trying to get into it. A little.

messing around with art snacks.

Koh-i-noor Tri-tone colored pencils, Winsor&Newton Vine charcoal, Artisto 3Fit mechanical pencil

I really like the mechanical pencil - finally one where the eraser doesn’t have a silly cap that you always need to push down and consequently push out the lead all the time. 

The colored pencil is kind of cool. I don’t really like the way it rubs against the paper but I like the color.

Gah - I’ve never liked coal. It gets your hands dirty and feels horrid when dragged across the paper (the sound is also pleasant - comparable to dragging your nails across a blackboard). But but but I’m trying to get into it. A little.

gimmes:

easilyhumored:

michisama2030:

sketch-party:

birdarangs:

chestlechime:

cookiekhaleesi:

bevsi:

oldroyalcouple:

m-hart:

khajidont:

zamii070:

squigglegigs:

cartoonpony:

Reblog and post a photo of yourself alongside the way you draw yourself

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it’s for science

(it can be a non human character design)

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threw in the chibi because that’s how i draw myself a majority of the time   (´ ▽ `;; )

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prepare for trouble make it double
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amazing

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imagestep aside, amateurs 

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meh.

messing around a little c:
maybe scan and color later.

messing around a little c:

maybe scan and color later.

school logo study - does anybody happen to know the meaning of the signs on the tail of the mermaid? 

school logo study - does anybody happen to know the meaning of the signs on the tail of the mermaid? 

supposed to design a wine label - too many choices! too many possible variations!

one of the artists I follow on tumblr is mini-q.tumblr.com

absolutely magnificent work!

I blatantly copied his style and ideas to create an avatar for my older sibling for fun. 

a little animation I did, inspired by my history as a synchronized swimmer and a love for origami.

for a while now I’ve been thinking about adding a soundtrack - any suggestions?

karolinepietrowski:

Synchronized swimming pattern.

While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more likely to complicate the simple.

Gerald W. Grumet, Taming the Bureaucrat
Upper left-hand corner: sketching under the Eiffel Tower till my fingers turned blue
Bottom and right-hand side: artifacts from an exhibition of Cambodia in Museum Guimet Paris, wish I had more time there.

Upper left-hand corner: sketching under the Eiffel Tower till my fingers turned blue

Bottom and right-hand side: artifacts from an exhibition of Cambodia in Museum Guimet Paris, wish I had more time there.