Shadowness - Simona http://shadowness.com Self-taught in drawing and still figuring out the secrets of digital painting. I enjoy adding a little hint of fantasy to awaken the imagination of th... en Deep Breath http://shadowness.com/Simona/deep-breath <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/deep-breath"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/351382/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Howling ghost they reappear In mountains that are stacked with fear But you're a king and I'm a lion-heart. A lion-heart. ~Of Monsters and Men ~ 'King and Lionheart'~ This drawing took a while and it was quite a challenge, both for new objects, like fur, and for new techniques - combining charcoal with graphite (for the first time!), but I'd like to believe it was worth it. I hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed creating it. It's based on a very inspiring photograph by the talented photographer Sam: http://snow-owl.deviantart.com/favourites/#/art/The-Lion-II-299448411?q=favby%3Asnow-owl%2F1214807&qo=49&_sid=51f0797a Materials: *HB and 2B lead mechanical pencils *Charcoal pencil (medium soft) *Slightly grainy watercolour paper, size 37 x 24,5 cm *Kneadable and simple erasers *Cotton wool for some blending Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:29:24 -0400 Thea http://shadowness.com/Simona/thea <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/thea"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/224253/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Graphite pencil drawing. Please join me on my new FB page: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/Simona.Jankauskaite.Art My big 'Thank you' to the talented photographer Julie Rey, for permission to draw this adorable smile: http://julie-rc.deviantart.com/art/T-111789314 And, of course, a huge thanks to YOU, for watching! :) Fri, 18 May 2012 06:06:41 -0400 Comings and Goings http://shadowness.com/Simona/comings-and-goings <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/comings-and-goings"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/185925/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />'The birds, they sang all the choir Start again, a little higher It's a spark in a sea of gray' Coldplay - Up With the Birds Who cares that it's all snow and frost outside if you can cheer yourself up by drawing spring! ^^ Graphite pencil drawing. Appreciate your visit very much! Sun, 29 Jan 2012 08:46:57 -0500 The Art of Holding Up http://shadowness.com/Simona/the-art-of-holding-up <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/the-art-of-holding-up"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/150751/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />One of my older works. The concept was very enjoyable to work on, almost felt like putting together a puzzle from all the little details. Thank You for watching!! Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:48:24 -0400 Tea of the Morning Sun http://shadowness.com/Simona/tea-of-the-morning-sun <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/tea-of-the-morning-sun"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/127968/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />'When the birds are sleeping That's when the trees sing' (Seabear - I sing I swim) I'm glad to show you this drawing just in time, since for me it's all about these cosy, dreamy moments in summer. The details took forever.. But I never would've thought it could be so fun to draw tree bark! As always, a big Thank You for watching! Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:04:17 -0400 Little World http://shadowness.com/Simona/little-world <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/little-world"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/116433/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />'So I put my arms around you And I know that I'll be leaving soon I'm dancing in the room as if I was in the woods with you No need for anything but music Music's the reason why I know time still exists Time still exists Time still exists' Elisa - ‘Dancing’ I heard this song while the painting was already half-finished and realised that no other lyrics could describe the concept any better than the song does. :) It's my latest digital painting, made from scratch in Photoshop, with Wacom. Thank you in advance for watching! ♥ Wed, 10 Aug 2011 04:56:34 -0400 In Search of Meridian http://shadowness.com/Simona/in-search-of-meridian <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/in-search-of-meridian"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/111781/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 08:03:52 -0400 Beside a Half Full Glass http://shadowness.com/Simona/beside-a-half-full-glass-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/beside-a-half-full-glass-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/106369/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />'Gone is the pale hand of winter Here is the first flush of May And soon I will discover whether Birds of the summer Fly in circles or Just fly away' A Fine Frenzy - 'Bird of the Summer' It's always interesting to see where you will finally get with the concept. At first it was intended to be a traditional still-life drawing, and step by step here comes this little birdie.. The symbolism is all up to your endless imagination! Graphite pencil drawing. Based on a photograph by Claude Tenot http://www.artlimited.net/image/en/238910 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:06:37 -0400 Kiss for a Mermaid http://shadowness.com/Simona/kiss-for-a-mermaid-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Simona/kiss-for-a-mermaid-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/106368/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />My intention was not to inlude eyes in this picture, making it a little bit different from the usual portrait drawings. It also helps to create some more of that 'dreamy' feeling. Graphite pencil drawing. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:06:36 -0400