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Art Book Snapshots

In the photos: Reeves pencils and Pastel Elixir notebooks.

I’ve always loved being creative, whether that’s with a pencil and paper or playing around making graphics in Photoshop.  Nowadays all my creativity goes into blogging, but prior to having this online space, I kept all my creativeness in an art book. The other day I stumbled across this book whilst having a tidy up and thought it would be cool to share some snapshots from it on the blog.

Note: a lot of my drawings were from my angry rebellious punk phase. I’m still a punk girl at heart just with less piercings.

Back then most of my drawings were inspired by anime girls, even though I didn’t watch any, I thought the characters were always awesome.

Another amine girl and Che Guevara artwork inspired by a Rage Against The Machine flag I had in my room.

More punky artwork.

A sad looking rainbow haired girl sketch and Tim Minchin.

In later years, I started scanning my pictures into the computer and enjoyed making digital art.

This Matchbox 20 art would have been good if only my younger self knew how to spell the word receive.

Art inspired by Placebo and Code 64.

Hope you enjoyed a few snapshots from my art book from over the years. Do you keep an art book? Which do you prefer: traditional art or digital art? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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61 Comments

  1. July 2, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Bexa, I can’t believe you had another incredible talent that you hadn’t shared with us yet! This art is amazing. I can’t draw a stick-man so I’m in awe of people who can bring things to life like you have. As a result, I prefer digital art… I can copy and paste images with the best of them, but that’s about it! I also would not have guessed you had a punk phase – so I learned something else about you, too! I really enjoyed this post. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Joan
    Kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com
    @joansenio1

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      Aww thank you so much Joan! You are such a sweetheart 💖. I’m so glad you liked the artwork and yes he he, I was very punky in my teenage years 😄. Thanks for all your positivity and encouragement! 😘 xx

  2. Shaun
    July 2, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    Your drawings look amazing 😄. I particularly like your digital art, it looks so professional 👍. You are so talented Bexa 💖😘. Haha, I’ve always had difficulty spelling the word receive, I can understand you having trouble with that one when you were younger ☺️. A lovely post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks so much Shaun! 💖 I still struggle with that word even now ha ha 🙈😂. I’m glad you liked the art, thank you for all the kind words & support 😍😘☺️ xxxx

  3. July 2, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    Wow, you are a really creative soul !The digital artworks look amazing. I’ve a soft corner for traditional artwork, loved the Che Guevara and anime girls artworks ❤❤ Always keep your creative spirit alive 😊,

    Love,
    Anjali
    http://www.laughingmirror.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Anjali 💖 you are so sweet and encouraging 😘 xx

  4. July 2, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Wow! Just wow! This in itself is a true work of art…have you ever thought about selling prints?

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Thanks Lydia! 💖 You are so kind! I’ve never really thought anyone would want to buy them 🙈 thank you so much for the encouragement 😍 xx

  5. July 2, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Super talented! I think that traditional art and digital art each have their place in the art world, it really depends on what you’re looking to use it for/keep it for! Keep drawing, your work is great!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you so much Britt! 💖 Definitely agree, I think it’s cool when tradition and digital art is combined 😍 xx

  6. July 2, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    I wish i’d keep an art book! But Bexa, OMG! These are so good! You are so talented! Your artwork is so great!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Corinne, you are so kind! 💖😘 xx

  7. July 2, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    I already knew how talented you were but I didn’t know you were artistic too! I enjoyed looking at these, I think you’re absolutely fab. If I had to choose I’d go for traditional but I love digital as well, it such a hard pick!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      Aww Soffy! That’s such a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much for your kind words! 💖😘 xx

  8. July 2, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Your drawings are amazing and I love how colorful your posts are! You have inspired me to actually keep an art book instead of doing random doodles.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Thank you so much Ayana! 💖 I’m so glad it’s inspired you to keep an art book, that’s awesome! 😍 xx

  9. Lupe
    July 2, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    These are amazing! You always have such creative posts, I love how varied the art forms you take part in are! Keep on drawing Bexa ❤️

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely and encouraging comment Lupe! I really appreciate it 💖 xx

  10. July 2, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Wow, these are absolutely amazing and the colours really pop! I’m not great at drawing but love teaching art to young children and have experimented with both digital art and more tactile forms. Love the really hands on stuff as it’s such a multi sensory experience, right down to the smell of paints. Really, really enjoyed your post!

    Viv
    sagittariustravels.wordpress.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Aw thanks so much Viv! 💖 I can imagine teaching art to young children is really fun and creative! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, thank you for the support! 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much Caitlin, that’s so sweet of you to say 😘💕 xx

  11. July 2, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    These are amazing! I can’t draw anything (well, anyway…), so don’t keep art in a book or do any digitally 😂
    Amy x

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Aww thanks so much Amy, you are so sweet, glad you enjoyed the post 💖😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Aw thanks so much lovely! 💖 I haven’t done any art in a while and this post reminded me how much I enjoyed it. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  12. July 2, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Bexa, I can’t believe you haven’t shared this talent before, wow, these are stunning. The anime-inspired ones are definitely magazine-worthy! My favourite is the redhead in the leopard bikini – in my dreams… My personal preference is always for hand drawn over digital but they’re all fab. Thank you so much for sharing your personal artwork with us, I hope it’s something you might take up and share again sometime? x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      Awww Lisa! You are so sweet! 😍 I’m actually feeling inspired to do some more art in the near future as this post made me realised how much I enjoyed it. Thank you for your continuous support and encouragement lovely, I really appreciate it 😘 xx

  13. July 2, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Holy crap, Bexa, you are SERIOUSLY talented! These are absolutely brilliant and you have a real eye for design, too. I did art in school / sixth form and always stumble upon old photos of some of my artwork on the computer or whenever I’m clearing out the loft (they’re all still up there!) I can’t draw to save my life now, though! I love your anime girls – I don’t watch it either but think it’s such a beautiful art <3 xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Aww Jenny! 💖 Thank you so much, you are so kind! It’s so nice to keep all your old artwork to look back on. Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for always being so sweet & supportive! 😘 xx

  14. July 3, 2018 / 2:38 am

    Girl, you’re at it again with the cute stuff! Love that you got really creative with these artwork! Your digital art looks pretty cool! I always wanted to get my hands on those brushes XD. Thanks for sharing some art over the years!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 3, 2018 / 6:03 am

      Thank you so much Nancy! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post, it was a really fun one to look back on all my artwork over the years. Thank you for always being so kind and supportive! 😘💕 xx

  15. July 3, 2018 / 10:58 am

    Wow Bexa!! Where’ve you been hiding that talent?! Amazing drawings and a lovely idea for a post! I hope you’ll show us some more drawings in the future!

    Lots of love,
    Molly xo
    http://gracetoglowandgo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:15 am

      Aw thanks so much Molly! 💖 So glad you liked the art. Will definitely do some more in the future. Thanks for the encouragement lovely! xx 😘🌷

  16. July 3, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    Wow this throws me right back to my school years! I went to school with a girl who had similiar style of drawing as yourself and she was forever sketching something out in her artbook.

    Thank you for sharing it’s great to see how your art progressed over time too.

    Mel ★ meleaglestone.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Thank you so much Mel! 💖 I’m glad you enjoyed the artwork and thank you for checking out the post 😘🌷 xx

  17. July 3, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Wow these pieces are incredible Bexa! You’re so talented! I like how you experimented with different styles over time and the digital art is so impressive. That’s a hard thing to crack! Enjoyed this post a lot 🙂
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Aw thank you so much Alys! You are so sweet and supportive, I really appreciate your kind words 😘🌷 xx

  18. July 3, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    Your talents are never ending I swear! I love these and you’ve inspired me to do a post about my art too!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:34 am

      Yay! 🎉 I’m so glad this has inspired you Imogen! I can’t wait to see your art! Thank you for the sweet and encouraging comment lovely! 😘🌷 xx

  19. July 3, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Wow babe! They are so good! You are so talented. Have you thought about doing some art and maybe selling it? I think it would do really well. I love the style, you should definitely be drawing! Thank you for sharing! I like traditional art. But it is amazing what you can do digitally nowadays (haha, I sound old) 🌷😘xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:41 am

      Aww thanks so much lovely! You are so sweet and supportive! 💖 I’ve never really thought about selling them so thank you for the encouragement! I really appreciate it 😘🌷 xx

  20. July 3, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    Your drawings look amazing! I really love the digital sprints that you made from your artwork. I used to draw a lot when I was younger (badly!) but t really helped me to relax! I might start that up again! Lovely post xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:42 am

      Thanks so much Aaliyah! Drawing is definitely such a relaxing hobby, I hope you take it up again. Thank you for the encouragement lovely 😘🌷 xx

  21. July 3, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    These are fab! You’re so good at drawing! I’ve always wished that I could draw but I’m absolutely terrible at it unfortunately, I’m not creative at all!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Aww thanks so much Jess! I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement 😘🌷 xx

  22. July 3, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Erm, can we just take a moment to talk about how talented and creative you are?!

    Absolutely incredible, Bexa. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Thank you so much Louisa! You are so sweet. I’m glad you liked the art and I really appreciate your kind words and support 🌷😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:44 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement! 😘🌷 xx

  23. July 3, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    Wow! I admire your talent! Amazing work! I love drawing too but I am light years behind you. There is something so calming and therapeutic about it though!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 10:45 am

      Thanks so much Lily! You are so kind 💖. It’s definitely such a relaxing and calming hobby, glad you enjoy it too! 😘🌷 xx

  24. July 4, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I’m also drawn to sketch pads, pen and pencil, photoshop – anything to get my creative brain working to its full potential! I used to draw a lot when I was younger, I kind of miss drawing and sketching in sketch pads as it was a great way to let my mind wander.

    Wow your drawings are incredible!! I could never get the eyes the same shape haha, love the detailing and how it’s outlined in black ink, gives it a professional look! Did you draw them first with pencil and then trace over it or just free handed it with the black ink?

    The Che Guevara artwork looks similar to the Hulk – just less green though ahaha – have you ever thought of drawing marvel characters? (I’m a huge marvel fan and always love seeing different takes on drawings of them!)

    I feel like traditional art will always have a special place in my heart, I’ve always loved sketching around by hand!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 5, 2018 / 6:25 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Sahara! 💖 Yeah, I usually sketch in pencil first then go over in black pen. Marvel characters are a great idea, I’ll remember that when I am looking to drawing inspiration. Thank you! So glad you like the artwork 😘🌷 xx

  25. July 5, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Bexa! You always blow me away with your talent, you’re so amazing, these pictures are so good!

    Em ~ http://thisisemsworld.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 5, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Aww thank you so much Em, you are always so sweet and supportive! xx 💖🌷😘

  26. July 5, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    Oh my goodness you are one talented lady! Your artwork is AMAZING, I really like the Tim Minchin portrait! You should do more of this and sell it I’m sure you would make a fortune. I wish I was more arty, I studied art history at A Level and love to visit art galleries but have zilch talent when it comes to creating my own. Fabulous post as always lovely thanks for sharing your talent 😃

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 5, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      Aww Melanie! 💖 You are so sweet! Thank you for your kind and encouraging comment! Glad you liked the Tim Minchin drawing 😍 I wasn’t sure if anyone would know who he is 🙈. Art history sounds like an interest subject to study. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 🌷😘 xx

  27. July 5, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    These are amazing <3 You are so talented 🙂

  28. August 1, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    I loved looking at your art! I used to draw a lot of anime characters as well, because I loved anime but also because I couldn’t draw humans realistically 😂

    • Bexa
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Thanks Michelle! 💖 That’s pretty much the same reason for me too, I find humans impossible to draw! 🙈😂 xx

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