This week, I’m taking a break from drawings for my future exhibition work. I love the subject matter I’m working on, but sometimes you just need to step back from the pressure of making art that will be critiqued much more heavily.
I feel like some people at times feel like art is just always for fun, relaxation, or an outlet for your emotions. It can be that way, but at times it can also feel like hard work. There are different pressures put on a college student or a person making work for an exhibition than a person drawing for their own benefit. Artists are still going to work on their pieces even if it’s work because they still love what they do, but it’s okay to take a break and draw something for fun and no other reason than just that.
When I’m not drawing, I watch a lot of Rupaul’s Drag Race. One of my favorite drag queens is Trixie Mattel, and I thought drawing a drag queen would be great anyway because I can have fun shading the makeup with different colors.
I used Prismacolor colored pencils to shade my drawing. I’ve used them before for blog posts here, and I still strongly recommend them. The colors in the pencils are vibrant, and you can blend the pencils easily to create lots of shades of color.