Artist, Drawing

Stella Lee


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I used to have hair that was pret­ty long. You could do all the fun things with it, like braid it, putting a bun on the top of your head, brush it a sat­is­fy­ing 100 strokes…but then I decid­ed to chop eight inch­es (maybe more!) off. While I don’t often regret my deci­sion, it’s look­ing at work like Stel­la Lee’s that makes me miss hav­ing longer locks. 

The graphite against the soft tone of the paper is entranc­ing and sooth­ing. Stella’s draw­ing style has a gen­tle motion to it, and does a won­der­ful job of ren­der­ing hair. Hair can be drawn many dif­fer­ent ways, but often times it can be hard to get the shad­ing just right to make it seem that it is simul­ta­ne­ous­ly one body but many indi­vid­ual strands as well. 

All images via her web­site.

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Also, I love the die cut that Stel­la has done to her sketch­book! Leaves me wish­ing I was a bit more thought­ful with mine. 

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