April 18, 2012

Surprise Sketch!

If you follow me on Twitter you may have heard me mention I decided to start drawing once a week... and asked for portrait inspiration! I'm really excited about this!

I don't know why I don't do things unless there's some sort of pressure involved... maybe that's why I'm attracted to the design business? I must enjoy the expectations and deadlines!

Anywho, I got on a creative spree last night, pulled out my old toolbox from my art school days, grabbed a pencil and flipped open to a fresh page in my pad of Bristol paper.

I got a lot of requests through Twitter on who/what to draw (and I still promise to get to everyone eventually!) but for my first one I decided to draw Leona from This is Disneyland.

This is going to be a total surprise for her :)

I realize it's not perfect by any means, but I did it as a quick sketch and touched up a tiny bit in Photoshop, as I plan on doing for most of these. The point is to get my hands dirty again and make sure I'm not forgetting about my background in art as I move forward with graphic design.

I think I'm going to have to continue this weekly "Surprise Sketch" post with a different drawing each week, all as surprise portraits of your favorite bloggers! What do you guys think of that?

Fun? Me too :)

P.S. I'm part of a giveaway going on at Aunie Sauce! Lots of prizes up for grabs including some large ad space from me! Go get your buns over here and enter!


  1. I entered the giveaway at Aunie Sauce, and wow!! you have a TALENT for drawing!!

  2. Holy talent lady! You are such a good artist!

  3. OMG, you're such a great artist. I love sketching too! but I never ever got a perfect sketch. love you're drawing xx :)

  4. Yesss! I love this idea :) This is really great!

  5. you're AHHMAZING!!!! What a talent you are sweetie!

  6. Oh my goodness--it's AWESOME, Kristen! You are seriously talented...and what a great surprise for Leona.

    Keep it up!

  7. This is awesome! I can't wait to see more!!!

  8. Yup, I definitely think you should be an illustrator. You are very talented in this area!

  9. That is really good! I can't wait for summer so I can do something kinda like this! :)

  10. GIRL! You have got some serious talent...this is awesome!
    I love the idea of the surprise sketch, too :)

    Add my name to the list?!

    Keep it up, lovely!

  11. Oh my god Kristen!! That looks so much like me, that's awesome! No one have ever ever done a portrait of me, it's so exciting! I showed it to Liam and he said "wow... That's so freaky!" you have an awesome talent there my lovely! You should definitely keep this as a running feature on the blog! It's so exciting to have has no idea that you were doing it!

    I just can't get over how much it looks like me! I'm going to put this badboy up on my wall for all to see! (if I'm allowed to obviously :P)
    Thank you so much!

  12. Ahh! I love it! You did such a great job, the drawing is beautiful!! I can't wait to see more!

    xo Kayla

  13. That's great, get that creativity flowing!

  14. Don't suppose you do animal sketches? ;)

  15. This is awesome! Definitely keep it up! ;)


  16. Awwwwwwww! I hadn't gotten to this post in my BlogLovin' "Daily Reads" list yet! (Obviously, I hadn't checked my special list of "Daily Reads" on a daily basis this week! Oops!)

    You are SO TALENTED, Kristen! UGH. I need to send you a picture, because I want to have a piece by the wonderful Kristen!

  17. Girl, that seriously looks just like her. Better than that guy in NYC that sketched us...didn't even look like me! It made Andrew look 10 years older! Love it! Maybe when you move to CT, you can go to Central Park and sketch on the weekends for $$$!!! Love you!


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