Lizette de Vries-Venter
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  • Gauteng
  • South Africa

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Selfie - pencil drawing of my own eyes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lizette de Vries-Venter May 23. 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I want to draw my own eyes in coloured pencil, but my eyes are a light grey colour. I am unsure how realistic it will look if I colour match the colours 100%. My husband took a…READ MORE

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Lizette de Vries-Venter commented on Jack Bayes's photo

Hammersmith Bridge

"I am not familiar with this landmark, but I do like to composition, Jack. Watercolour?"
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Tree silhouette

"Funny, I took this in SF two years ago! Any resemblance?"
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Lizette de Vries-Venter replied to cheekyjane's discussion Monthly Theme - May 2019
"My self portrait circa 2016 - ink drawing :)"
May 29
Lizette de Vries-Venter replied to Lizette de Vries-Venter's discussion Selfie - pencil drawing of my own eyes
"Hi Erik Thank you for the suggestion - I have the enlarged photograph, and will work from that. All the best!"
May 23
Erik Cheung replied to Lizette de Vries-Venter's discussion Selfie - pencil drawing of my own eyes
"Enlarge the photo many times and you shall find your eyes are made from many MORE tones and shades....hope this help. Check out what I did to my friend's eyes on ELAINE. I learned colour from copying from a photo."
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The Aloe Farm

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 11:23am 0 Comments

When my husband mentioned that he and a friend wanted to visit the Aloe Farm (about 40 minutes away from the city where we live) to take photographs, I saw it as an ideal opportunity to get some drawing practice.

Aloes are as varied in size, colour and species as most other flowering plants. What I didn't expect was the feeling of being overwhelmed when trying to draw them in a group. My first drawing was of a single aloe growing by itself on a little mound of sand and rocks. That was…


New Year's resolutions and unfinished paintings

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 5:33am 0 Comments

I am all for having New Year's resolutions, but like many people I have a hard time sticking to them. This year, however, seems to be the exception to that rule - to my delight, I have to say.

When the first of the year rolled around - seven months and a few hundred hours ago - I made myself the promise to do more art this year. Sure, I have always…


When things don't go as planned

Posted on December 6, 2015 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

It has been a really tough year and I have not accomplished everything I have set out to do. It includes the Creative Journaling book. I am grateful for the people who contributed their art, and am still going to use them (with proper credit). My problem is that I know that 2016 is going to be worse than 2015 - time and work wise.

So far this December I have done two drawings for a writing project for next year (not writing yet) and the story is a challenge to say the least. It is…


Would you like to contribute to my book?

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 5:24pm 4 Comments

With all the writing challenges now behind me - and I am happy to report that I achieved both targets - I am now getting ready to finish the book on Creative Journaling.

Then I got an idea. Since there is artwork involved, and I am not that skilled, I wondered if anyone here would like to contribute to the book. I need water based art and dry medium pieces (pencil and pen) to add to the book. If you are interested, please note the following:

1. You will get full credit for your…


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At 8:51am on March 2, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

Thank you for the likes

At 12:22am on January 5, 2019, John Andreou said…

Thnaks very much Lizette.  I would love to see these owls wild but my favourites are thje Great Grey Owls.  I may post one tomorrow xx

At 11:10am on December 24, 2017, R L Oliver said…

Glad you liked my Sugar Cane! Thanks for letting me know.

At 10:30am on November 26, 2017, Mairi McLeod said…

Thanks for liking my coo Lizette x

At 11:59pm on September 24, 2017, Barbara Cullen said…

Hello Lizette. Thanks kindly for your lovely remark on my art piece.. greatly appreciated.

At 6:23am on January 6, 2017, Barbara Cullen said…

Hello Lizette.lovely of you to leave your comment on my Zentangle.Regards. Barbara. C.

At 10:15am on December 20, 2014, SNIGGER PATTERSON said…
Hi I prefer to work with watercolour. Can you let me know what to do next.
At 2:12pm on May 29, 2011, Donna Duquette said…
Hi, Lizette, welcome!  I'm really looking forward to seeing you and your artwork around here.  Enjoy!
At 1:22pm on May 29, 2011, Suzanne Vadnais Monson said…
Welcome Lizette. Take a look around. There is so much to see and do here. See what's waiting for you to discover!
At 1:02pm on May 29, 2011, Sue Pownall said…
Hi Lizette welcome to your new art adventure.


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