Why did you pick this picture?
I wanted to draw something meaningful as well as powerful. I knew it would be a challenge after a year of experimenting with different portraits. After long searching, this picture caught my attention. It was originally captured by National Geographic. Something within the eyes captivated me. I could feel her as I was drawing her. Her eyes to me represented strength and power.
Where did the idea come for this art come from?
I wanted a portrait of a woman that brought out that warrior in me. Time consumes so much of us and I’m trying to fight that.
What does this art mean to you?
I think this piece really represents who i am. Sometimes you go through your life and you feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle. There are times where you have to remind yourself of your own strength that is within you. Often times, we feel like giving up but she reminded me that there are times where you have to unleash the warrior within and fight on.
What can you tell us about your art?
My focus is realism with color pencils. I love bringing my drawings to life and for that piece to look as much as a photograph as possible with a touch of my feelings. It gives me a sense of joy to really capture every beautiful aspect and detail of a person with their struggles and triumphs in life.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I’m a 28 year old self taught artist from California. The first time I actually picked up a pencil was in October 2015, during a difficult period in my life. I found solace in creating artwork. It gave me a sense of purpose intertwined with a sense of calmness. I practiced everyday for months and months, always pushing myself to go beyond my boundaries. I’ve learned while drawing that there is art in everybody.
What more can you tell us about your art?
Drawing for me is a moment of meditating away from the shackles of life. Busy morning getting ready for work. A long day of rushing. My time spent with art is that moment where I have the perfect break.
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"Find the warrior within" I took a better picture of my warrior drawing with the new camera. Shout out to @future_artists_blog for giving me an opportunity to be on their website!! You can check out the interview at www.futureartistsblog.com/2017/02/26/find-the-warrior-within-michymichellebelle/ . I am so absolutely grateful and blessed for this opportunity! Please come check them out. You can also find them on their app as well! I just also wanted to say thank you to all those who have followed me on this art journey this year and all the supportive messages I receive! @natgeo #arte #artnouveau #theartlovers #art_forshare #daily_artistiq #artists_rescue #artapproved #blvart #artistuniversity #cp_art #instantartexplorer #instalove #instagood #artempire #dailydrawing #feature #arts_help #arts_rescue #art_assistance #sketch_daily #a #igartsubmit strate #imbw #artcomplex #artmagazine #artisticdreamerss #art_hyperrealism #artistic_manor #artbeautifulx #awesome_cp