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Afternoon Art #8

Actually, I’m not sure if this one should be called an Afternoon Art.  I’ve been working on it for the past two-and-a-half months.  In fact, most of my art takes more than one day, however, most of my drawing happens in the afternoon once I’m done with school, so I have come to the conclusion that it still counts.

If you can’t tell, today’s drawing was inspired by Little Red Riding Hood; and my eight-year-old sister.  She used to LOVE Little Red Ridding Hood.  My mom even sewed her a red cape for her fourth or fifth birthday (and she still has it), and so, when I think of drawing her as a fictional character, I think of Little Red Riding Hood.


The landscape is inspired by the Rocky Mountains.  Our family spent a year in Colorado and the mountains were breathtaking and gigantic.  Other than the aspens and mountains though, most of the vegetation doesn’t specifically grow there, it just looks pretty.

I Used:

Strathmore Drawing Paper

Prismacolor Premier Pencils



Drawing all the details to this picture was very time consuming, but totally worth it.  I’m not sure what this style would be called, but it’s very enjoyable to draw, almost meditative.  My style (if one could even say I have one…) depends a lot on my mood.  I draw like this when I’m calm, but I use sharper colors or draw portraits of people experiencing a strong emotion when I’m stressed.  I do really like this picture though, and have a couple more like it in the works.


So, what do you think? Do you like this style? What was your first impression?