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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LIOBA BRÜCKNER

I originally discovered Lioba Brückner on YouTube a few months ago.  She is super down-to-earth, and has a passion for helping other artists with their confidence, and improving their art skills.

 

Lioba Brückner is an internationally exhibiting artist from Germany, with a talent for surreal oil and watercolor paintings, depicting women. She has a lot of tutorials, chatty videos of her experiences, and videos meant to inspire or motivate artists.

 

This is one of my favorite videos of hers, where she made a painting of the Frog Princess for a show:

 

One of her Japanese-themed paintings:

 

Here is one of her chatty videos about boosting your self confidence:

 

Be sure to check out Lioba’s YouTube channel, as well as all her social media sites linked below:

 

Lioba Brückner’s links:

Main Website

YouTube

Instagram

Facebook

Patreon

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Twitter

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I plan on posting Artist Spotlights each Monday, so check back again for the next one!

 

 

ANGELA ZIEGLER AND SHAUN WHITE

I have finally started the new phase of my art journey, where I focus on character design and drawing people!  I am super excited about this, because drawing people is what really got me back into art around a decade ago, and I think it’s what I will be the most happy working on.

Here are three sketches I made this week:

 

A sketch of a girl in a touque.  I used a reference photo from https://www.instagram.com/portraittpage/

 

My first sketch of Mercy from Overwatch!  The reference photo I used is a pretty common image of her. Mercy’s real name is Angela Ziegler, hence the blog post title.

 

Since the Olympics are currently on, I decided to draw an Olympian.  This is the American snowboarder, Shaun White.  I used a reference photo from a BBC article about him.

 

I’ll probably stick to drawing Olympians for now, because it’s a good opportunity to draw people in uncommon positions.

 

That is for now!  More sketches coming soon!