Draw and color Robert Pattinson

I am not sure where I get the inspiration from to draw Robert Pattinson.Anyways, it has been awhile since my last realism drawing.So this week, I decided to drill my skill again. This is really important when you want to practice and hone your portrait drawing skills.

This drawing seems to be abit rush over last weekend and I have decided to film it partially at night to rush this drawing on youtube. As I am working full time on all weekdays, so time management is very critical for me.

As usual, I did alot of studies on the reference photo and then to mark them on the canson illustration bristol paper. I love to use this paper as it is very white which help to brighten up the colors.They are so smooth which can help alot on layering.


I did some adjustment along the way in order to get that precision to the reference . This is so important in order to capture the likeness. I have created my own style with the final result which doesn’t look too bad. For skin tones, I am using a mixture of Faber Castell polychromos colored pencils and caran’dache Luminance . I love caran’dache as their skin tone is really perfect and great on canson illustration bristol paper.

How do you like it ? You may leave the comments below . Video is up and you can watch this time lapse on my channel.Thank you!

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Let’s paint portrait with seascape

This week video I have combined again my portrait with another scenery painting. The last one was the collaboration with my artist friend which I have drawn portrait with mountain. And I thought that was a cool idea overall. For this painting, I have decided to try a new art supply which is the winsor and newton artist grade gouache. I can’t comment them too much as I am yet to try out the whole colors.

But when I bought this on amazon, I had a really really good deal during checkoutI bought it at SGD 14 with shipping inclusive for 10 tubes ! If you going to buy during normal sales , it costs around SGD 40 and you are been charged for shipping fee

The green effect wasn’t that satisfactory and it seems bit too bright for viewers. What I did was to tone down the green to make it muddy by adding some brown to the green. I should have added more of white as well . For the skin tone, I am using mixture of yellow and red using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor. I have added a decent amount of them to add as base skin tone.

For the rest of the facial and highlight, I am using polychromos colored pencils .

My full video is the link below if you like to follow me. Thanks

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Fantasy Art -Collaboration with Artists

This is a fun and difficult subject to draw when comes to Fantasy.I am excited as this was a friendship collaboration with some of my youtube friends. It is always challenging for me when comes to use watercolor in my arts. First, it is quite hard to use watercolor on portrait as I love precision and details on my drawing. So for this drawing , I decided to use watercolors on skin tones, background , elements. But when comes to eye details I have decided to go with colored pencils.

Another reason for using watercolor on this piece was they are quicker application compared to colored pencils rendering/ layering. And also because I was I late for for this important collaboration.

Talking about reference . I am using the reference from pinterest and I did quite abit of changes on the original reference. I changed the hair colors , ears , lips and not using alot of shadow in this. Why ? I feel fantasy portraits should be more spiritual when I am approaching this drawing and I just wanted to show more details on her face.

At last min , I made some stupid mistakes which required me to re paint this drawing again 🙁

The material I used on this painting are listed below:

1)Mijello ( Mission Gold Watercolors)

2) Shinhan PWC Indigo for the background

3) Strathmore Visual Journal Sketch Book

4) Polychromos Colored Pencils

Below is the video for the collaboration. Please support me if you like my art by clicking subscribed button and notification bell for future vidoes. Thank you

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Colored Pencils Lightyear 2022 – Pixar and Walt Disney Movie

This is the Pixar and Walt Disney movie that I am looking forward to in year 2022.This is more told story about how Buzz lightyear become from test pilot to space ranger. Today, I am focused on my coloring process. Oh yes, I will always remembered this as the process is a killing me softly and cruelly 🙁

I think I have spent too much time in contouring lightyear’s face till I was burnt out in the middle…. after this experience and lesson learnt, it is always advisable not to over think and just trust the process. Keeping the momentum is soooo important when comes to creating art.

But before the process, it is always good to self analyze if this is something for me ? I just take the plunge in and thinking it should be easier than portrait drawings. Anyway, this is just animated ….. but things took some wrong turns when I started to realise , the time spent on twitching and making indecisive decision on and off ,kills my momentum.

When panic kicked in,I realised that I had to rush my work till evening which you may noticed that there was some bad lighting in my video …. It is always a bad idea to record at night …

My mind was drained after finished the hair and the face portion.I had to keep on reminding myself to look out for clarity of colors , layering etc.

My 48 sets polychromos colored pencils had some limited choices of green which I have to find the closer one and together with different colors to get that somehow acceptable color tones. The overall coloring process took me estimated 4 hrs …

Below is my youtube link to my channel ” mom who sketch ” which I shared my process. Thank you for watching

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Colored Harry Potter With Colored Pencils

This week I have decided to push this video out about Harry Potter coloring process. I have not being uploading videos for close to 3 weeks due to I was down with covid. I have this Harry Potter video in mind as there is a movie on Harry Potter 20th Anniversary : Return to Hogwarts featured on HBO. I guess Harry Potter’s fans should be excited over this regathering of the casts.

I am drawing a younger version of Harry Potter for this video. I like my pencil draft and I have drew this in a smaller scale this time around 14x 16 cm. As I just recovered, I just wanted to do something which is easier to manage for me. I am using caran’d arche skin tone colors for the base and the rest with polychromos and some selection of Holbein Artist colored pencils

I am using 3 skin tones for Caran d’arche Luminance 6901 which are as below

Burnt Orchre 10% , dark flesh 40% and burnt sienna 10% . They are so expensive to own and I don’t use most of the colors except skin tones. I love love LOVE their skin tones and may add on some more skin tones in near future.

I am having a tough time layering Harry’s hair . I hope I can do them much better . Oh yes, I did use Holbein Artist Grade colored pencils ( Indigo , gold ) on Harry’s clothing. They are really pigmented and much richer than polychromos colored pencils in my view.You can catch my video which I decided to slow the speed so that you can watch my process. Thank you

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Color Lady Portrait with 5 Colors

This was my first drawing in year 2022. For this coloring process, I wanted to keep it simple by using limited colors. Below are my chosen colors for this exercise.

Faber Castell Polychromo – Raw Umber, Black , Beige Red, Krapplack Madder

Caran d’ache Luminance – Burnt Sienna 10%

After trying the colors and if you are ambitious enough, 4 colors should be enough. This will be 1 skin tone, 1 shadow highlight , 1 black( hair ) and 1 red( lips ). I find this exercise is great for beginner. Reason is simple. It is always intimidating to try out different colors and in the end causing too much confusion. By limiting the number of colors , you will force yourself to work around the colors and you will improve over time by training the eyes to use colors creatively.

The eyes are always the most challenging part and though I wanted to follow as close as to the reference, but I wanted to put in some of my ideas by not copying exactly the same. Other than those superhero and celebrity portraits which I have done so far and I have to follow closely on the details, I hope for other portraits , I hope I can throw in some of my styles in. Speaking of this, there is one youtuber artist , Chris Hong, of whom I really like her style so much.

I have attended her skillshare course where she shared her own views about creating portraits.Yes, we all love to draw exactly as how the photo reference turn out. But what is the whole meaning behind of arts where we just copy exactly the same ?

I believe that we need to appreciate our own arts no matter how they turn out. I love my drawings even they don’t turn out 100% alike. They are still my arts , my babies.

The video can be found on my youtube channel as below. By the way, my channel is ” mom who sketch”. If you like the video, you can support my channel by clicking the subscribe button and remember to hit the bell ( in grey ) so that you can be notify of future videos. Thank you so much.

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Spiderman – No Way Home

This is my last drawing and coloring in year 2021 . I love this Spiderman No Way Home movie and I wanted to draw this even before the movie was out. I always thought it was much easier to draw Spiderman since he has no expression . I was quite wrong as I still need to consider other areas like the body posture, layering of colors, the overall body proportion.

I started off with outlining the eye and the web design ( I don’t know how to name it 🙂 on the face mask of spiderman.

I could not find that perfect red for the spiderman suit. So I have chosen the brightest red I have. I have made some mistake while during coloring as I put in too much pressure instead of layering gradually. Hmmmm….. For the indigo portion, I started to layer it more careful as I wanted to show the light reflection on the Spiderman suit.

It is always a torture when comes to color superhero suits. Too much details to be taken care of. For this suit, I try to color them in small portion at a time.

For this coloring, I am using Holbein artist grade and Polychromos colored pencils. The Video can be found on my channel. Thank you for your support 🙂

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Color Christmas Fairy – Collaboration with 10 other Artists

This was an global collaboration for my other 10 artists friends over on on youtube on 18 Dec. Below are their links .

1.ArtistaRuchi(GMT+8)2pm – https://youtube.com/c/artistaruchi 2.Najzla Art (GMT+8)2:54pm – https://youtube.com/c/NajzlaArt 3.Yeth Art(GMT+8)3:30pm – https://youtube.com/c/YethArt 4.The Rising of Ronin Bonsai(GMT+8)3:48pm – https://youtube.com/channel/UChnIIEIGmoLjrHp0hSvAL5A 5.Nina Art life (GMT+8)4:15pm – https://youtube.com/channel/UCzonSJfCtMVuvhqb7mdxNpg 6.Gene Joy Art (GMT+8)4:42pm – https://youtube.com/channel/UCeQnB-2m9QcG9hAoTEPUGgg 7.Arts with Gie (GMT+8)5:09pm – https://youtube.com/c/Artsw%C4%B1thG%C4%B1e 8.MdrawingM (GMT+8)5:36pm – https://youtube.com/c/MdrawingM 9.Vanessa Art Vlog (GMT+8)9pm – https://youtube.com/c/VanessaArtVlog

For myself, I decided to try and draw fairy theme for this collab using mixture of medium ( pen and ink , colored pencils and watercolors ). Lots of planning on the christmas elements and flowers to be included in this drawing. For the face of the fairy, I found a model on pinterest and then modify abit on her facial features and also include the ornament on her hair . This was a mix and match drawing .

Maybe I was too nervous, I almost forgot about the fairy’s wings and added at last min. I thought the background was a bit plain and decided also to throw in some watercolor background. But, I also need to be cautious not to make the background too dark which may distract the main focus ,the fairy. I was quite satisfied with the overall composition.

You may check out my coloring process on my YT channel as below link. Thank you.

Wish everyone a Fairy Christmas 😍🎄

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Color Druig (Eternals Marvel) using colored pencils

This is my first time trying out Canson XL Bristol Illustration paper which I bought it from my local art store. This was such a hot item that I grabbed the last pad on the shelf.

I love this paper as it is white. I don’t fancy working on off white paper as sometimes it may dull down the colors. The paper is matt finish and still have some slippery feel .This is my first time using polychromos colors on this paper. But seems polychromos are oil based colored pencils, I feel the pigment just glide onto the surface of the paper .. hmmm.

Anyway, below is my coloring process for this week video 😛 I love powerful reference photowhich shows strong shadows , the features or landmarks on the face. It really helps me alot during the drawing as it really makes the drawing/ sketch pops.

I am so excited till I hit a problem right away during coloring using black against yellow.I never thought about this issue . When you are doing coloring ( whether colored pencils or watercolor )using black against any colors, the black will definitely be a dominant color because,you cannot overlay yellow onto black due to its property. The yellow that I am using is not opaque at all and I don’t own any posca markers.

So I decided to draw thicker yellow lines first then slowly and carefully using black around the thick yellow lines. This way , if I feel the yellow lines are too thick, I can still use the black to cover up some yellow lines to make it softer and delicate. I hope you get what I means 😅

For this drawing, I am using just 3 colors which are black , yellow and orange ( for details ).

Below are my affiliate links with Jackson Arts. This is my trusted art supply store which I bought my art supply from. If you buy through my link, I earn some commission for me to run this art website . The cost will not be added to your purchase during check out.Thank you for your support

1)Canson XL Bristol Paper https://www.jacksonsart.com/canson-xl-bristol-glued-pad-180gsm-50-sheets-a4?___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=af21d0c97db2e27e13572cbf59eb343d 2) Faber Castell Polychromos https://www.jacksonsart.com/faber-castell-polychromos-pencils-set-of-36-in-a-metal-tin?___store=jacksonsart_en&acc=af21d0c97db2e27e13572cbf59eb343d

This is the link to my video and I hope you enjoy this .

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Draw Lisa Black Pink

Today, I am trying out a new sketch book which is the kraft paper. I bought this from a local art store . I wanted to try other medium than just bristol alone. When working with kraft paper, one good thing is the brown paper can act as skin tone when comes to portrait drawing.That is the charisma of this type of paper.

When come to drawing, I am applying some loomis method to get the idea of the placement of the eyes , nose and lips. Sometimes, it is just sooooo hard to get the sweetness of the character. Before this, I have tried to draw Lisa before but I give up , just because lacking the sweetness of her face.

But I realise one thing, I totally forgot about leaving some brown tone of her skin using the paper. Damn it.

I am eager to try more of portrait drawing using kraft paper. After this first drawing, I feel this Hahnemuhle kraft paper is very forgiving as I have done some corrections using kneaded eraser. I am really afraid that at some point , the paper fibre may give way. But I am lucky that this is not happening.

Material use :

kraft sketchbook – A5-size (14.8cm x 21cm) or A5 size · 80 sheets or 160 pages

Polychromos colored pencils

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