Realist in the Making
The rough beginning of another pretty kitty ;).  The model is @bizzarewolf .  Photo reference taken by me.

The rough beginning of another pretty kitty ;). The model is @bizzarewolf . Photo reference taken by me.

One of it in its frame
12x24 inches, charcoal on vellum Bristol paper
The frame is 17x29 inches

Email brittnideweese@yahoo.com if interested in purchasing ;).

One of it in its frame
12x24 inches, charcoal on vellum Bristol paper
The frame is 17x29 inches

Email brittnideweese@yahoo.com if interested in purchasing ;).

11x14 inches, charcoal (and prismacolor pencils) on vellum Bristol paper
Model was @somegirlsam 
Reference photo taken by me

It is another submission for @outofstepbooks Meows and Roars book ;).

It is for sale!  $50 will be donated to panthera.org!

Thanks again @bizzarewolf for the cat eyes idea ;).

11x14 inches, charcoal (and prismacolor pencils) on vellum Bristol paper
Model was @somegirlsam
Reference photo taken by me

It is another submission for @outofstepbooks Meows and Roars book ;).

It is for sale! $50 will be donated to panthera.org!

Thanks again @bizzarewolf for the cat eyes idea ;).

The start of another kitty cat..but this time of the beautiful human variety ;).  I took the reference photo for this, and I have to thank my beautiful model @somegirlsam for letting me take it :).  I also have to thank Brook Lauman for the idea she put in my head to give her cat eyes ;).  I can’t wait to finish this and continue with all the amazing reference I took :D!  Thank you again @somegirlsam !

The start of another kitty cat..but this time of the beautiful human variety ;). I took the reference photo for this, and I have to thank my beautiful model @somegirlsam for letting me take it :). I also have to thank Brook Lauman for the idea she put in my head to give her cat eyes ;). I can’t wait to finish this and continue with all the amazing reference I took :D! Thank you again @somegirlsam !

12x24 inches, charcoal on vellum Bristol paper with white nail polish used for the highlights.

I took the original reference photo!  And it is for sale; comes in a frame, which I will post later.

I have to give credit to @kit_king for a tip she has shared that was so useful to me!  Any areas that are white highlights, take a dead/empty pen and run it over those spots to create an impression in the paper which the charcoal skips over alittle.  It made it so much easier for me to find my highlights later!  Thanks hun ;).

12x24 inches, charcoal on vellum Bristol paper with white nail polish used for the highlights.

I took the original reference photo! And it is for sale; comes in a frame, which I will post later.

I have to give credit to @kit_king for a tip she has shared that was so useful to me! Any areas that are white highlights, take a dead/empty pen and run it over those spots to create an impression in the paper which the charcoal skips over alittle. It made it so much easier for me to find my highlights later! Thanks hun ;).

I know, not the best of photos ;P. BUT for anyone interested, I have had some work hanging up in downtown Indy at Mo’Joes Coffee house on Michigan for a few weeks, and it will be up for another few weeks.  If you are in the area, check it out ;).

I know, not the best of photos ;P. BUT for anyone interested, I have had some work hanging up in downtown Indy at Mo’Joes Coffee house on Michigan for a few weeks, and it will be up for another few weeks. If you are in the area, check it out ;).

So close!!!  Alittle more to do, then going over the white highlights!  Next photo will be of it done!  And I already have a beautiful frame picked out of it :D!

Also!!! I am trying to take photo reference of some beautiful ladies over the next few days, so there will be some more exciting drawings in the works soon ;).

So close!!! Alittle more to do, then going over the white highlights! Next photo will be of it done! And I already have a beautiful frame picked out of it :D!

Also!!! I am trying to take photo reference of some beautiful ladies over the next few days, so there will be some more exciting drawings in the works soon ;).

WIP so far :D!!!

WIP so far :D!!!

#tbt from 2006!!!!!  It was referenced after a photo from a photographer called Lithium Picnic of @apneatic !  She was my favorite model ever, and I still follow her to this day!  This is VERY old!  It was done in high school, in which after high school I stopped drawing.  I didn’t pick it back up until 2012…so glad I did!  Anyways, I used to draw in graphite (which is what this was done in) but as soon as @johndeweese showed me charcoal, I fell in love!  And you can see why!  To me, charcoal offers more deep blacks, more contrast, more fun ;).  And a lesson to learn from this drawing….AND BE AFRAID OF BLACK!!!

#tbt from 2006!!!!! It was referenced after a photo from a photographer called Lithium Picnic of @apneatic ! She was my favorite model ever, and I still follow her to this day! This is VERY old! It was done in high school, in which after high school I stopped drawing. I didn’t pick it back up until 2012…so glad I did! Anyways, I used to draw in graphite (which is what this was done in) but as soon as @johndeweese showed me charcoal, I fell in love! And you can see why! To me, charcoal offers more deep blacks, more contrast, more fun ;). And a lesson to learn from this drawing….AND BE AFRAID OF BLACK!!!

Starting a drawing from a still life photo I took.

12x24 inches

Starting a drawing from a still life photo I took.

12x24 inches