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Hi, everyone :wave:

:iconfeature-it-monday: is pleased to present to you :iconnakedcrayon23: as our Featured Special Guest Artist today.

Please give a warm welcome to nakedcrayon23 and visit her gallery. It's a truly moving experience :heart:

Without further ado, on with the interview!

1 - Could you tell us a little about yourself, and when did you find that you were interested in Traditional Art?

Hello guys :wave: my name is Sharon, and I'm from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I'm 21 years old, and currently a medical student.

I'm a self-taught artist and my medium preference is color pencil.

As a kid I was (and still am) a huge fan of the Disney characters. My beginning of doodling, sketching and drawing, were highly inspired by BUGS BUNNY, THUMPER, ALICE AND TINKER BELL.

During those times, my parents were my number one fans. They thought I have a talent :D

For me, it was a pleasure. Seeing an empty paper take form and life from my pencil, is totally satisfying. Even magical :D

And I'm a magician. The pencil is my wand.

I did my very first watercolor painting, on a canvas, aged 7. It still hangs and is cherished in a certain wall in our home.

seduction on a pencil by nakedcrayon23 the last days of innocence by nakedcrayon23 whispering dream.... by nakedcrayon23 naked  smile.... by nakedcrayon23

2 - How did you end up joining DeviantArt?

My venture in joining dA was purely coincidental.

I was browsing for an image tutorial, on how to braid hair in fashion, when an amazing drawing of braided hair popped up on my screen. I was thinking: 'Oh wow! I can't even draw that!"

Then I found myself browsing the deviantArt homepage.

Discovering dA site did change me a lot, as far as my drawing skill is concerned.

I joined this site, somewhere around July 2012, and right now I've been here for 2 years :wow:

But I wasn't that active until 2013, when I gained more friends and watchers. From then I made a self-study and put much effort into improving my drawing skill.

sweet insolence by nakedcrayon23 denise richards drawing by nakedcrayon23 scarlett johansson drawing by nakedcrayon23 drawing miranda kerr by nakedcrayon23

3 - What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art, as an art form?

The touch of a pencil on paper, and the subtle sound it makes, when the pencil tip touches down and glides across the empty page, is music to my ears.

And the glorious desire, to see what you have created at the end of the day, is what keeps me as a traditional artist.

But I'm a person open to other artistic medium. I want to try the brush also, and want to create an oil painting. And if my studies will not hinder my time, I will venture into digital painting as well.

mila kunis in color pencil drawing by nakedcrayon23 doutzen kroes drawing by nakedcrayon23 marilyn monroe...ageless beauty by nakedcrayon23 cara delevingne drawing in color pencil # 2 by nakedcrayon23

4 - Your gallery is filled with such beautiful, and wonderfully breathtaking imagery. Could you tell us about the process that evolves from an idea, into the finished artwork that you upload?

Actually, there is no special process, since most of my drawings have a reference. But those drawing's, I did with my own imagination and careful attention to detail.

First I like to do sketch. Correct anatomical proportion is my major concern in doing the sketch. And ohh, I have a weakness. I hate to draw hands :O :D

Layering of colors and blending takes a tedious amount of time. So to keep me from getting bored, I would either dance to the music I'm listening too :D or keep my unfinished drawing for a while, and maybe go back to it, after 3 or 4 hours.

Before, I was always in a rush to finish my drawing. And it wasn't good. I called them bad drawings.

But lately, I learned the art of patience. A quality amount of time, spent in one artwork, is worth 5 drawings, done in haste.

the wish by nakedcrayon23 wishful thinking by nakedcrayon23 see through... by nakedcrayon23 color me in your eyes by nakedcrayon23

5 - Which are your favourite works in your gallery, and why do they hold a special place in your heart?

I don't have a favorite drawing in my gallery :D

The trouble with me, is that after I've finished a drawing, I tend to find a thousand flaws on it, after posting. I'm never satisfied with the result.

Funny thing is, when I felt I came up with a better drawing, it will have the least amount of faves in my gallery...viewers are truly unpredictable.

Do I really need to choose? Ok then :D

rebel by nakedcrayon23

I don't know why. I just simply like it.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely by nakedcrayon23 fashionista by nakedcrayon23 behind those smile by nakedcrayon23 when summer's fade by nakedcrayon23

6 - Our final question would be: which other artist(s) do you admire on DA?

There's a hundredfold of amazing artists here on dA, whose artworks really inspire me, but the amazing color pencil drawings of Briscott had me purchase a box of color pencils, and keep my enthusiasm running, in exploring the beauty of art, in color pencil.

In addition, I'd like to mention all of these lovely artist's, who have supported my work:


won't break a vow by nakedcrayon23 color pencil sketch by nakedcrayon23 drop dead... by nakedcrayon23 butterfly by nakedcrayon23
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MrBonecracker Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the feature!
I really appreciate it ;)
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: You're welcome :ahoy:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014   Photographer
Thank you for the honour of being featured my friend. :thanks:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Miguel :hug:
nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yes fella ( Message ) Soft Pink Hearts -FreeToUse :squee:a heap of luck for me:happybounce::D
Fella Kiss (Love) thank you so much for  featuring  one of my drawing in the  FIM-Gallery.:hug:Heart 
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, my friend :hug:

BlueTF Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for featuring my dahlia wreath! I feel honored :D
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
batjorge Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you vey much for the feature! :squee: Fell honored :aww:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, Jorge :hug:

Your work is always outstanding, and such clarity of focus is quite breathtaking :)
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