Getting Back to my Roots: What Inspires me to Draw.

in art •  last year

I was going through my old art photos and realized how much I love this particular drawing.


I drew this 4 years ago. I really need to get back to my roots and do pencil portraits. People didn't buy them but I was at my happiest when working with pencil and I just love doing portraits which many people said bored them. Personally, for me, it is a one-of-a-kind experience to find someone so beautiful I feel compelled to draw them and then to study each part of their face. Staring at my muse for hours and hours at a time. Gently stroking out each shadow and blending the tones. Slowly filling in my vision of their image. I feel like I fall in love with every person I draw. I feel as if I am looking deeply into their soul as I draw them.

I am going to make it a priority to pick up my pencils more often. It is also such an act in patience and a meditation. In a fast paced "go go go!" world it is honestly hard to step away from it for hours at a time. To turn off your phone and messengers and just sit with your art in silence or accompanied by the soul of others in the form of music. It is refreshing in an important way. Yeah, I definitely need to pick up those pencils...



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I love you! :(

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Her intro post was one of the first I really liked :(

That is a cool drawing!!! Who was the subject?

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It doesn't really look like her exactly but when I use references for pencil drawings I don't really try to make it exact.

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I was wondering if the dots I saw on the drawing were piercings. Your sketch is absolutely beautiful!

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She is dead dear :(

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Yea this is so sad...

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This is my post about her :(
https://goo.gl/vri1yR
Would you mind to upvote and resteem it?

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Sorry too much hacking going on in the world for me to click on a google short link...

My god you are talented! She looks like she could talk to me right from the screen. Really, really beautiful. Does it take a long time to create something like this? Thanks!

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Aw thank you. Yes, it took many hours but was completed within one day. :)

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Fantastic. Most certainly your "roots"!

Wow that is SO beautiful! ... more please!

Following, upvoted and resteemed! :D

We will miss you Laura.

very nice post... wonder why we loose good people... such a loss...bless you

I really wish I got to meet you when you were still with us. What I can say is that there are certain types of people that can inspire many from anywhere, and even long after they are gone. I feel like you are one of those people, and your art is full of compassion and that really makes me smile. We've never met, but where I'm from we don't say RIP.

Rest in Love Laura, you'll be missed more than you'll ever know.

This is a beautiful piece of art. I love the drawings and i hope you draw more often.

Beautiful post, greetings :D

Yes: Definitely play with your pencils again Laura. The skills you acquire in drawing will never leave you. Even abstract forms, benefit from our knowledge of drawing. But most importantly, as you have said, drawing is a way of connecting more deeply with whatever we have in front of us. 🦋

Incredible drawing. Keep doing you passion people will buy, they see the happiness behind the effort an the passion :)

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Yes, do pick up your pencils. I really like the drawing.
Wow. I just seen the photo. I had to add more. I like the drawing better. You gave her more of a presence.

this portrait is gorgeous!
btw, I love that 10+ SP badge 😆

very beautifull
u like it

You will be deeply missed by many people. Thank you for replying to my comments and for giving us all insight into your life.

You will be missed. Thank you for the great time Laura. I enjoyed getting to know you through Steemit and our conversation. Like many others I was taken a back. Take care there.

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I just came to say similar here.

I am sad right now man. We talked over the months. I had a bad feeling the last 3 weeks. I wish I had said something.

@lauralemons, I wish I could say that I look forward to seeing more amazing posts from you.

I have created a special issue of Max Curation Edition showcasing your best posts. You leave behind a rich legacy of content for the Steemit community.

May God Always Be With You. Rest In Peace.

Although you will not be with us anymore you will always remain in our hearts forever.

I miss you already :( Aww Laura :( I'm glad you aren't suffering anymore. But this just kills me.

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I came here just now to do the same thing Kaylin.

I am sad.

It's beautiful drawing, I like it.

Any tips how to do shading?

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She passed away a couple of days ago @taica . You can read about it here: https://steemit.com/life/@stitchybitch/lauralemons

I just came to say you will be missed Laura.

RIP --- and really mean the P part, I know you struggled.

P is for PEACE

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my friend.

That's amazing @lauralemons, if this was 4 years ago, you must be an phenomenal artist today... please send steemit link to one of your recent drawings :D upvoted and followed you for sure 🙌

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Not really. I haven't drawn much since then. I started dabbling in painting. My pencil skill is about the same since I didn't work on it but I plan to get back to it.

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This is my most recent painting.

https://steemit.com/art/@lauralemons/my-finished-painting-with-wip-photos-and-back-story

My painting is less refined than my pencil art as I have spent much less time on that medium.

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Cool @lauralemons, really really dig it. hope you'll post more paintings and drawings in the future :D

What beautiful art.

I'm sorry I didn't have a chance to meet you before you passed. May you be in peace. <3

Sorry I did not get the chance to know you better.
I hope you are at peace now, and in a more positive realm!
namaste!

Rip Surely you will be missed badly :( :( :'( hearts crying everywhere

awesome good job!,upvoted! ^ ^

ill be happy if you would check my work of drawing ^ ^

https://steemit.com/@cuteve

Good bye, we'll miss you here and thank you for everythings RIP.

Sadness through the community at the loss of such a beautiful and talented soul. Wishing you a happier next life x

happy to be friends with you...
follow and upvote me, ok !!

You are light now and enliven the world of art always. Please accept my eulogy as a gift and celebration of your essence. You are loved by many and fill our hearts and minds with wonder and power. God bless you in your peaceful place.

A Eulogy for a Spirited Soul

Always the great ones go fast
Art flows through her hand
Never have we met her
Yet we read her pain
Take off our shoes
Walk in another's for a moment

Deeply missed by all
Light of the world
Filling the page with blessings
Laura Lemons sends us to that place
We fill our cups with her fullness
We heal our minds with her truth

God bless you lauralemons
Everlasting will your art be!

I guess
this one is deadliest piece of drawing ever
love it

Love when see people drawing. I don't have the mood for that anymore :-(

And it is always nice to look back in your work. Go through drawings, photos and all you've done. It may get you a smile back or just remember a beautiful moment, or a sad one. Yes, it is our past and we live today, in present, but nobody can take our moments that we lived and our soul.

Cheers

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I am sorry that you are gone Laura...I will miss you :(

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Love your art. Very lovely face. Your face? I draw too.

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