Monday, 31 December 2012

Bye 2012, Hello Bigger, Better Things

Firstly, I would like to wish every reader a merry Christmas and a happy new year! I almost feel slightly embarrassed to be typing this right now. My last post was in April. Seriously??

Lets think back to April.. Back then, I hadn't done the majority of my GCSEs, I hadn't had my prom, I was still in High School. To think I had the whole of summer to do drawings but I never did.

I always say to myself "I have no time," "I'm busy" but the reality is procrastination has become such a big part of me to the point that I sometimes end up getting nothing done at all. Even the things I'm meant to be "busy" doing.

But now I've decided to organise myself so much better. After all I am only 16, but that's no excuse because there are so many business ideas I have that I really need to try out and to practice but the only way it will actually happen is if I just get on with it.

There will be some changes on my blog:
1) It will be updated very regularly unlike before.
2) Since about October 2012, I've actually started painting using acrylics. This was a massive step-up for me from pencil drawings but it is one I was proud to make and I can't wait to post some paintings on here!
3) When I get a bit more extra time, I will begin to take commissions. In the past, many people have asked me to draw them but i never took it seriously but this will change as I begin to take my work more seriously.
4) I make phone cases! This needs a post of its own which I will make in the future but I customise phone cases so i'll be posting these here also.

I just want to thank the people that take the time to read my blog posts, to compliment my drawings and to criticise them. I really appreciate constructive feedback and I'm so grateful. This is the beginning of bigger better things. Much love and happy 2013!

Temi xx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Kate Moss Sketch

Hey guys! So I decided to try something different with this Kate Moss drawing of her on the cover of Vogue! I didn't work in my usual tone with blending and all but I simply did quick cross-hatching. The hair was simply scribbled on and I think this was done in about an hour.

I will upload the video soon but in the mean time, here are some 'step-by-step' shots I took while doing it.

Quick Sketch

Zoom in on eyes + nose

Scan of drawing


Just so you know, I added to this drawing by going over the 'Vogue' text in watercolour and the Lady Gaga ish thing on her face aswell. Please leave a comment to tell me what you think!

DeviantArt: http://mstemmii.deviantart.com/art/Kate-Moss-Vogue-WIP-298005117
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xoxo
Temi Danso

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Well Hello There


Hey everyone!
A drawing of Portia Saunders



Drawn from Photo Reference using pencils :'D  







I didn't take a video of it but here is my first speed drawing video! [Click Here]



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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Jessica Alba Drawing


Hey everyone!
My First 'Coloured' Drawing



Drawn from photo reference using pastels :'D







I didn't take a video of it but here is my first speed drawing video! [Click Here]



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Sunday, 5 February 2012

I WON THE CONTEST!

I am so ecstatic right now because I won Merrill Kazanjian's contest!

Just in case you haven't seen my contest entry, here it is


And here is the video that declares me as the winner by kazanjianm


Also suspicions were gotten when people thought I cheated because I gained a lot of subscribers. However, I have no idea how I did, I guess I was extremely fortunate with this contest. It was perfectly timed and I will forever be grateful of this contest. I did not cheat, I can assure you that. In fact, I didn't know it was possible to cheat with getting subscribers. I am just happy I have gotten the subscribers and I want to congragulate everyone that entered, it was fun and I really enjoyed it!

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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Giraffe Drawing


Hey everyone!
My First Drawing as a 16 year old!


This is my first completed drawing of an animal ^.^


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Drawn from photo reference 

  Drawn Using Pencils 



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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

I just want to wish everyone a very happy new year! Its 2012 and I know big things will happen this year, I just can't wait :D


But first I would like to list a few points kinda like resolutions and things I would like for this year.
  • Its my birthday in 5 DAYS! That's right, I would finally be 16 years old. (6th Jan)
  • I want to do a last drawing as a 15 year old ^.^
  • I've ordered a camcorder to record me drawing so I can more easily post videos unto Youtube
  • This year I will get my GCSE grades
  • This year I will go to College
  • I would like to experiment with coloured pencil drawings
  • I would like to improve the way I draw proportions
  • I would like to be able to prioritize better.

Just a heads-up, I have a million and one exams coming up in the next few months up until June so drawings will be less frequent and more focus on my books

Thank you very much for taking the time to read it, please leave a comment below.