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Art for the mind. Barbara Lorene. Student artist circa 1996. Detroit based.

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    babuboy27 asked: How do you use colour pencil to colour skin tones?? Whenever I do it it turns out bleh... especially shading. I was told to use complementary colours to shade but sometimes the colour is too strong. ( your work.. I can't comprehend ur skill!!:))


    Answer:

    Complimentary colors where I want more muted tones. I’ll use more than two typically, sometimes up to ten. Using darker pencils to the lighter of each until I get the effect I want. In the areas I want more vibrant I’ll leave as is, and if I want subtle more natural tones I’ll layer with a complimentary color.
    Really you just have to play around with them and see what works best for you.
    Hope this helps, thanks so much for the wonderful compliments :)

    — 2 hours ago
    coffeeebae asked: Your work is so fantastic! 😍 🌼


    Answer:

    Thanks so much love!

    — 3 days ago
    Anonymous asked: How much time do you usually spend on art in a day?? Your pieces are gorgeous :)


    Answer:

    It varies. Anywhere from days straight until I make my sick of it and have to take a break. If I’m on an actual schedule (which is rare) I work about five hours a day

    — 3 days ago

    Finally all settled in and back at it. When it comes to the actual coursework I’m finding it kinda difficult going from doing immaculate pieces back to drawing straight lines. It’s frustrating, yet I really want to learn how to make my work even better.
    Another exciting thing: if I can afford it I’m going to study abroad for a bit in Florence

    — 4 days ago with 14 notes
    #art  #barbara lorene  #kcad  #colored pencil  #drawing  #art school  #college 
    It’s 3:40am and I had an idea so I scribbled it down before I fell asleep

    It’s 3:40am and I had an idea so I scribbled it down before I fell asleep

    — 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
    #barbara lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #drawing  #ideas  #illustration  #contemporary 
    Sorry for not posting, I’ve been packing. Now that it’s actually time to go to art school I’m scared shitless. I’ve never lived anywhere else in my life and I’m leaving everything I know behind. It’s what I’ve always wanted, but I never realized the magnitude of it. All I can do is keep an open mind and remember it’s the beginning if what I’ve always wanted

    Sorry for not posting, I’ve been packing. Now that it’s actually time to go to art school I’m scared shitless. I’ve never lived anywhere else in my life and I’m leaving everything I know behind. It’s what I’ve always wanted, but I never realized the magnitude of it. All I can do is keep an open mind and remember it’s the beginning if what I’ve always wanted

    — 2 weeks ago with 28 notes
    #barbara lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #kcad  #kendall college of art and design  #art school 
    I’ve started digging out old abandoned pieces and continuing them because I can’t bring myself to waste paper

    I’ve started digging out old abandoned pieces and continuing them because I can’t bring myself to waste paper

    — 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
    #barbara lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #drawing 

    Dual-exposure: Photographed self portraits & oil painting self portraits 

    My first (left) and last (right) pieces in CASA AP studio art: two years and so much growth as an artist & a person

    — 4 weeks ago with 14 notes
    #barbara Lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #Illustration  #oil  #painting  #ap studio art  #casa 
    Does “i traded this piece for a pack of smokes and a ride to a party” qualify me as a professional artist

    Does “i traded this piece for a pack of smokes and a ride to a party” qualify me as a professional artist

    — 1 month ago with 7 notes
    #barbara lorene  #Art  #wine  #oops 
    I’ll take a better picture tomorrow when the light is better but this will do for now 
“For You” (colored pencil)

    I’ll take a better picture tomorrow when the light is better but this will do for now 

    For You” (colored pencil)

    — 1 month ago with 11 notes
    #barbara Lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #Illustration  #colored pencils  #polychromos  #drawing 
    Anonymous asked: Where do you work??


    Answer:

    Little Italian restaurant outside Detroit, MI

    — 1 month ago with 2 notes