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quickdrawcollective:

For my new job, I’ve been editing photos in Light Room. I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived without this program—it’s wonderful! Color correct EVERYTHING!

Speaking of living without… for most of April I haven’t had a personal computer because mine broke down. It’s made my life simpler and honestly I like it (but I would have died if I didn’t have my smartphone). I’ll buy a new one eventually, but for this month’s theme, I plan on going au-natural. AKA, making a real-life, no-photoshop painting. It’ll be the first one in a long time and I’m excited!

Later!

Lena

So this is what I’ve been up to; sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve updated.

From that one time I saw the Body Worlds exhibit. #oldsketchbooks

From that one time I saw the Body Worlds exhibit. #oldsketchbooks

Show me your teeth.

Show me your teeth.

I made this awhile ago, but just finished it up for practice. It was for an article about sweating too much at the gym.

I made this awhile ago, but just finished it up for practice. It was for an article about sweating too much at the gym.

This is how I feel about Mr. Punxsutawney’s forecast and today’s weather.

This is how I feel about Mr. Punxsutawney’s forecast and today’s weather.

quickdrawcollective:

Laura Mvula is one of my favorite singers and this is how I imagine her when I hear Sing to the Moon. Her music isn’t very traditional jazz, but her voice has a rich, jazzy sound. (Maybe I cheated picking her for this theme but I love her so much that I had to draw her.)
Adios!
Lena

I’m crazy proud of this piece.

quickdrawcollective:

Laura Mvula is one of my favorite singers and this is how I imagine her when I hear Sing to the Moon. Her music isn’t very traditional jazz, but her voice has a rich, jazzy sound. (Maybe I cheated picking her for this theme but I love her so much that I had to draw her.)

Adios!

Lena

I’m crazy proud of this piece.

How to dress “sexy” in winter.

How to dress “sexy” in winter.

Inspired by the snow, I’m working on a little joke illustration.

Inspired by the snow, I’m working on a little joke illustration.

I dreamed last night that a possessed, old computer monitor was hovering over my head, waiting for me to wake up— so I could see what killed me before I died.

I dreamed last night that a possessed, old computer monitor was hovering over my head, waiting for me to wake up— so I could see what killed me before I died.

This past year I met a wonderful business woman I respect and adore. She’s been growing her small business for 10 years and I love hearing her stories about it (as well as making her laugh this charming cackle she has). 

A few weeks before Christmas she mentioned that she wants this mantra she says to herself (and some of her difficult employees) printed in calligraphy and hung on her wall. So I made it for her. When she opened it, she busted out the loudest and longest cackle I have ever heard from her. Later, she told me it was in her top 3 favorite gifts from this Christmas. 

:} 

So, I was staring at the piece I made this month for Quick Draw Collective (left) and realized it’s essentially a redo of a sketch I did in early high school (right). —-What the hell are those purple scribbles, amirite? 
Someone please tell me I’m better now than then. This is making me feel like I’m still that awkward high schooler inside. 

So, I was staring at the piece I made this month for Quick Draw Collective (left) and realized it’s essentially a redo of a sketch I did in early high school (right). —-What the hell are those purple scribbles, amirite? 

Someone please tell me I’m better now than then. This is making me feel like I’m still that awkward high schooler inside. 

The main character story line for Orange Is The New Black is so ridiculous I can hardly stand it, but I love the show for all it’s side characters. Poussey is my favorite. She’s intelligent, funny, and GORGEOUS! 

The main character story line for Orange Is The New Black is so ridiculous I can hardly stand it, but I love the show for all it’s side characters. Poussey is my favorite. She’s intelligent, funny, and GORGEOUS! 

quickdrawcollective:

Cheese steaks aren’t exactly holiday food but they do make me think of family— In my house growing up, they were an easy favorite for lazy Sunday afternoons and my mom taught me this plate & pan trick.
I had so much fun playing with the layout for this! And I tried to pick colors reminiscent of the New Jersey Boardwalk—another place besides Philly known for their cheese steaks. 
This project made me hungry. I drew, now I will cook…
Happy eating!
Lena

So, I’m a new contributor for Quick Draw Collective! Last month’s theme was They Draw and Cook recipes and as you can see I did one for cheese steaks. 
I especially love eating them on pumpernickel hoagie rolls and ALWAYS with ketchup. (You people that eat it with mayo are weird.)

quickdrawcollective:

Cheese steaks aren’t exactly holiday food but they do make me think of family— In my house growing up, they were an easy favorite for lazy Sunday afternoons and my mom taught me this plate & pan trick.

I had so much fun playing with the layout for this! And I tried to pick colors reminiscent of the New Jersey Boardwalk—another place besides Philly known for their cheese steaks.

This project made me hungry. I drew, now I will cook…

Happy eating!

Lena

So, I’m a new contributor for Quick Draw Collective! Last month’s theme was They Draw and Cook recipes and as you can see I did one for cheese steaks. 

I especially love eating them on pumpernickel hoagie rolls and ALWAYS with ketchup. (You people that eat it with mayo are weird.)

I added more values to one of my favorite sketchbook drawings from last November. Penn Station, NYC.

I added more values to one of my favorite sketchbook drawings from last November. Penn Station, NYC.

I designed a pillow for ohh deer's pillow competition. You can buy one here.

I designed a pillow for ohh deer's pillow competition. You can buy one here.

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