New Video – Melanie Martinez Speed Drawing

Hello, everyone! Here’s my new updo!

I have been a fan of Melanie Martinez’s music for quite a while now, so, to show my dedication, I created a time lapse drawing of Mel. I used fine liners, Copics, Prismacolor pencils, and accent markers. I hope you enjoy!

Thanks, and don’t forget to comment!

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X Ambassadors Concert

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Hello, everyone! I’m back with a new story! My family and I recently made a trip to Las Vegas, which was lots of fun. However, the highlight of the trip was definitely the X Ambassadors Concert.

My family and I are big fans of the X Ambassadors, and they just so happened to be having a show in Vegas when we were traveling. We actually got a fantastic deal, and the tickets were so we could simply be let into the concert hall (first come, first serve). Because the band was performing at the hotel, SLS, we stayed there for the night. The show was supposed to start at 7:00, but we got to the line by 5:30, as we were nervous about getting in first, which turned out to be a pretty smart idea.

After waiting until 6:30, we got into the Foundry (the concert hall), which was relatively small, but packed. I have to say, we were pretty lucky, because we ran right to the front row to stand and watch the concert. Guess that wait was worth it!

The show started at 7:00, but it was not X Ambassadors. Instead, they opened with a band whom I’m not even sure the name of. The music was alright, but they performed for what seemed like forever, but probably an hour. Then, we had to wait another half-an-hour, which was pretty disgruntling, because we came to see the X Ambassadors! Finally, the lights and music started again, but to our disappointment, it was another opening artist. She had a beautiful voice, but I was pretty bored and disappointed by the end of her performance. The wait was honestly getting too long at this point, since we had been waiting since 5:30. After she had finished, we were forced to wait another 45 minutes in the front row, waiting for our band.

But, finally, the X Ambassadors made their grand entrance, and it was pretty awesome. They performed for a solid hour, singing their entire VHS album. They finished with Fear, featuring Dan Reynolds (from Imagine Dragons) which was the biggest surprise ever. We had a blast with their music, and the front row really allowed us a fantastic view, and an awesome bass. Safe to say, my ears were blown out after the concert. What made the night even more special was that I got to touch the lead singer’s (Sam Harris) hand! Anyways, the performance was full packed with all the treats for us. IMG_8344.JPGIMG_8337.JPG

So, we had a fantastic time at the concert, and figured that the super long wait was definitely worth it. Despite the boredom and angry waiting, we had a lot of fun, and we were so lucky to have tickets for a reasonable price and front row spots. I fully recommend going to an X Ambassadors VHS tour concert, especially if you’re a fan. The concert has so much energy and power, the night will be a blast.

IMG_8350.JPGThanks for reading, and don’t forget to comment!

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Halsey Digital Drawing

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Hi, everyone! I recently made a new drawing and I wanted to update all of you on it.

I just started experimenting with digital art, and I don’t own any fancy sketching tablets, so I just used my iPad. I used a simple software called Autodesk Sketchbook which helps greatly. I’m in love with Sketchbook, and I recommend it for all digital art beginners.

Anyways, I’m obsessed with a new and upcoming music artist, Halsey. Her music is just amazing in every way. Her tunes are catchy, and her lyrics are beautiful poems. She comes from an eccentric background, and I think that’s what influences hew unique music style. Honestly, Halsey is one of the best poets ever. My love for Halsey and her music led me to create this drawing.

Basically, I just drew a portrait of her and created a background. I also did the “one-layer” challenge for the entire drawing except the background. This means that I only used one layer when drawing on my iPad which, as many digital artists may know, is very hard and challenging. So, that makes me prouder of the final product. In case you’re wondering, the words on the back are a series of my favorite song lyrics from various songs by Halsey.

I really hope you enjoyed this updo, it took a long time to make it! If you haven’t listened to Halsey yet, I request you to check her out, she’s wonderful. Even if her music borders around some dark themes, electro-pop is always a great musical genre. Lots of love to Halsey – Rhea.

Thanks for reading! If you have any comments, or would like to tell me if you like this style that I drew in, please comment below! See you next time!

 

References: Me!, Halsey, Halsey-Badlands, Halsey-Room 93

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