liannewilliamsart (NMP) This little lady is coming home with me in just under a fortnight. She's a chihauhauXterrier. Been looking for one to fit our family for a long time because I'm deathly allergic to almost everything animal.... except terriers... think my childhood with Jack Russell's made me immune. Put me next to a Labrador and I'll need to go to hospital 2d

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liannewilliamsart Have i introduced you to Mr. Black and Mr. White yet? #gerbils 7d

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liannewilliamsart Some vintage #fabercastell from my own supplies! My teenhood wasn't the happiest and one way I used to cope was to dive into my imagination, my safe place, and draw. These were the pencils I used. I gave them to my children to use 3yrs ago and have only just noticed they're Faber Castell!!! I think they're the watercolour pencils they make, not #Polychromos, but it made me feel quite emotional. Like FC have been by my side my entire life. These are over 15yrs old now. I've stored them back in my cupboard now to remember where I've come from. I'm going to frame them... #colourpencils #colorpencils #teenager 7d
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  •   jujuowls My bf had a similar experience recently and I'll never forget his reaction, he noticed that Dick Blick was the same brand canvas his dad had used for a portrait of his mom over 3 decades ago and that is the brand that he is always raving about preferring for himself. He never met his father and that's the only art piece he has of him. 7d
  •   liannewilliamsart @jujuowls that's such a lovely story. 7d
  •   rainbowgeckogallery I still have my derwent pencils from my teens ( some my nan bought for me) so they are cherished :) 7d

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liannewilliamsart Still trying to figure out where I want to go with this idea. I'm going to do one child portrait to start a series of personal conceptual portraits. I imagine this one being completely different to the others in it's atmosphere and colours. And I'm not sure it works. The moment I try and imagine it in line with the other work I want to create it just doesn't fit. This should be all quaint and warm and nostalgic and meadow flowers- the rest are going to be punchy bold and provocative. I'm considering just making this on it's own, in it's own right, and seeing what happens. I also need a child model that will do as it's told (my children will not hahaha) #art #sketchbook #thinking #concepts #drawing #graphite 1w
  •   brookeboldt You're so talented! I love all your artwork! 1w
  •   sukieluv Totally agreed wit Brookeboldt. 1w
  •   officialpirtle really dope shot 1w
  •   ina_lego Itz hard to find child models who listen...hmm..for more than few seconds. Maybe you should just take their pictures at natural poses and then let your imagination do the rest. This seems to be interesting... 7d

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liannewilliamsart A potent cross stitch. My first one. I know what this means the hard way. As the wife of a property developer you never have a home. You only move from asset to asset. But this time my voice was heard. It's not a forever home but I'm 'in' this new house. I've made as much as I can suit my stupid frivolous, extreme, demanding, extravagant, time consuming needs. I have a kitchen I like. A bathroom I love. A fireplace. It's bright white. And I don't care one shit how much I'm hated for it. I'm looking forward to moving in and I will continue to dictate how my life goes. #crossstitch #xstitch #propertydeveloper #home #house 1w
  •   angela.romero This is so sweet! 1w
  •   artkitty91 Sooooo cute!!! 1w
  •   ina_lego At least u r moving locally @liannewilliamsart !! We have an impending international move and well, you have to get rid of a lot of ur things...esply hard when therez emotional attachment! But been on the move since small...so kinda getting used to it! 1w
  •   liannewilliamsart @ina_lego ahhh but to start again, a white room ready to fill with new treasures and adventures. We are all fighting a hard battle... This is mine 1w
  •   ina_lego Yes...oh...and we wr quite sure we would be staying here for just a year or a bit more, so haven't decorated the rooms n all. And one of the reasons I haven't invested in polychromos yet, even though I have been tempted for more than a year! Still trying to decide if I should pack my table top easel or sell it!! Maybe easy decision for some...but not for me! Still have your post cards though...my pvt ac @safaa_n ...Gifted the small collection of artwork I had to friends who will appreciate them. 7d
  •   liannewilliamsart @ina_lego I remember you! Yes I hope they enjoy them. Do you know where you will be moving to? I like making plans for the move. I've had to cancel classes and take my children out of their clubs and play groups until we move and can join local ones. I hate being in limbo. All my books and materials except the essentials are in storage. I don't even have all my clothes! It's been a year now. But only a few more weeks to go... 7d
  •   ina_lego Temporary move...back home to India. Will decide where next from there...depending on job opportunities...my Lil one is just over 2yrs...so we want to settle down somewhere proper before he has to begin school. Itz harder for the kids than us. So I'm hoping this time will b the final move!! Good luck with ur move as well! 7d

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liannewilliamsart Got bored renovating so bought a cross stitch magazine and started this in the car... #crosssitch #xstitch 1w

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liannewilliamsart Step Four, critically compare drawing to photo reference to spy needed corrections and correct. Here you can see the nose and jaw need tweaking and the eyes may need shifting too. 2w
  •   taher_felemban U r truly brilliant 2w
  •   thegirlwithhoodies I really need to learn how to draw portraits. :( 2w
  •   lizitattoo Do u draw upside down @liannewilliamsart ? I do all my portraits upside down mainly until the tweaking stage x 2w
  •   lizitattoo Looks good babe! Sorry didnt say that ! X 2w
  •   liannewilliamsart @lizitattoo yup! I haven't done it yet with this but I rotate and check at 45 degree angles and then it's reflection. That normally finds every flaw. Then I compare to the reference again at the same size and then on it's own to make sure the drawing looks right by itself. I've found that even if the drawing looks like the photo it can still look wrong on it's own, and I'd rather the drawing look right then be correct so I often might tweak something that isn't in a reference just so the drawing sits well in it's own right. This one has a lot of tweaks to do and unfortunately I need to paint woodwork today in the new house so I'm away from home yet again. 😐 1w

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liannewilliamsart Step Three, refinement. Erasing and blending patches of tone until it looks like the person... 2w

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liannewilliamsart Step Two, shade tones down very roughly. Still far off the finished result, here I'm making my sketch 3D. Next step I'll refine and smooth... 2w

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liannewilliamsart Step One. Blocking. Because I draw free hand and I like to work fast I sketch out the general proportions of my drawing roughly first. This allows me to go work on another area in more detail later. 2w

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liannewilliamsart Enjoying the greyness outside today for Mothers Day. Been thoroughly indulged by my children and mister today. Life is good. Can't WAIT to move house at the end of the month. Feel trapped here. Also just found out last week that I can post to Instagram from my iPad which has been a complete game changer since my iPhone is buggared after I poured nail varnish remover on it 😬 I MAY just hang around here a bit longer and get ma art game on. 2w
  •   manpencilidea1 Cool shot 2w
  •   liannewilliamsart @manpencilidea1 thank you, a fluke. I'm not good at photography 😬 2w
  •   sukieluv creepy & beautiful at the same time...great shot Luv 2w
  •   liannewilliamsart @sukieluv it's in #mereworth Belongs to the guy who owns highland spring water. We just went for drive and found the follies in his back garden. 2w
  •   sukieluv Sound like an amazing adventure to stubble upon it :) wish I could see it in person, hopefully one day...hope u have a lovely day Luv 2w

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liannewilliamsart Life is so busy and exciting ATM. Making lots of plans and sorting stuff out, so excuse my absence. I'm on Facebook a lot more because it seems so much more active then Instagram these days. Still deciding if I want to stay here but look out for my giveaway winners drawing on here soon which I'm starting shortly. 3w

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liannewilliamsart WINNER! I can't believe it!!! I'm SO PLEASED. @nikkighurl14 has been following me from the very beginning and has entered nearly every giveaway I've done, I think, and has been one of the nicest and most loyal followers on Instagram! YOU WON! #LIANNEA5GIVEAWAY I am so so so happy. If there was anyone who deserves this, it's you. CONGRATULATIONS 1mon

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liannewilliamsart Giveaway CLOSED. Winner to be announced tonight. #LIANNEA5GIVEAWAY 1mon

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liannewilliamsart Trying to create a new series. One that I'll stick to. Composition is driving me insane. Might put a floral border around it. And I'm going to make the woman bigger 1mon
  •   ina_lego Why not make a mom-daughter series? You'll get infinite ideas from around yourself...trying to capture different feelings...love, frustration, tiredness, goofiness, etc. Love ur work....keep drawing! 1mon

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liannewilliamsart Entered my giveaway? #LIANNEA5GIVEAWAY You could win an A5 portrait of your best animal friend like this. @forever__autumn__ #drawing #colourpencil #colorpencil #canine #art #pet #dog #petportrait 1mon

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liannewilliamsart Maybe go all soul searching and commission an Iris Drawing of a loved ones eye? Graphite and colour options available. All you have to do is enter the giveaway #art #drawing #photorealism #hyperrealism #graphite 1mon

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liannewilliamsart Or maybe you'll commission a celebrity portrait like this Britney drawing now owned by @chalittlefairy #britneyarmy #graphite #pencil #drawing #art 1mon

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liannewilliamsart An example of what you could win! Your own family commission. This one features the lovely @cassjbc #art #drawing #commission #graphite #portrait 1mon

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