Friday, July 28, 2017

Guest Post by Cilia

Today's post is a guest post done by one of my favourite bloggers, cilia from when I grow up I want to be a granny , who is one the most hardworking bloggers I know and all of her content is very unique and original! For this post, Cilia will be walking you guys through her art process and style...Hope you enjoy!

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1. First of all, I looked for a picture in a magazine to take it as inspirationInline image 30Inline image 31
2. I draw first the body, then, I add the clothes, the hair and the face details.Inline image 33
3. Then, I retrace the main lines to make it more clean, but I erase them to paint it.Inline image 34
4. I will use aquarelle watercolours and pencils to paint it.

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5. I start by the skin, because it's the lightest color and when it's dry, I add some shadows
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6. As the dress has some transparencies, after painting the skin, I paint the skirt with aquarelle pencils. First I paint the very soft fabric that overlaps the skin and paint the shadow

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7. I add some "reds" in the skin, on the cheeks and at the kneesInline image 4Inline image 5
8. Time to paint the hair! I apply a base and then darken it to create highlights.

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9. I painted the ribbon in red and I made some highlight, tooInline image 7

10. Time to make the last details! I painted the eyes' iris in greenInline image 8
11. And now, the pupil in black and the line for the eyelashes! and then of course, the eyelashes, that's my favorite part!

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12. I don't forget to do the eyebrows

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13. The last step is to erase the pencil lines! Hope you like it.

You can find Cilia at
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I have written a post for cilia's blog as well and you can check it out by clicking on her blog's link!


  1. I really enjoy both your blogs, so it's lovely to see a collaboration!
    Ritz, unfortunately, none of the images were visible for me. I'm not sure if it's a problem on my side or yours. In place of the images are small question mark icons! I would have loved to see the art. I'm sure it was great!


  2. Blogging is the new poetry. I find it wonderful and amazing in many ways.


Please comment and leave a link to your website/blog! I will defnitely check it out ^-^