Art | Lavender’s Blue, Dilly-Dilly, Lavender’s Green | Cinderella Coloured Pencil Portrait

I’ll admit I actually haven’t drawn in a while. A couple of years ago, I set myself a challenge to sketch a 3-5min Disney-themed doodle a day which I’d then post on my social media accounts. This got quite popular, and I’d get requests from friends/followers for characters to do the following day. I eventually stopped doing one doodle a day and started one full pencil sketch a week. I soon got lots of other projects come up and, well, I decided to take a hiatus.

I was sorting through my old drawings the other day when I found ALL of my old 3-5min Disney Doodles… I forgot how many there was, there must’ve been over 100 different speed-sketches! I also found my full-page once-a-week sketches, which got me completely in the creative mood again. I noticed that I’d somehow completely skipped over a live-action Cinderella piece, which is surprising as Cinderella (2015) is now one of my all-time favourite movies. So I knew exactly what I wanted to do right away!

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Out came my Derwent pencils and away I sketched. I decided on a portrait-format to fully capture Lily James’ likeness. I wanted to somehow incorporate all of the beautiful colours of Ella’s glass slippers when the light refracts through them in the piece, and as I couldn’t fit in the slippers themselves (being a portrait), I decided to make Ella’s dress resemble them more closely instead. I had completed the whole process within 3-4 hours, with breaks in-between.

imageI really enjoyed making this sketch come to life, and I hope you all like it too! I’m gonna try and post as much of my artwork as I can from now on. Let me know what you think by tweeting me @MandyJean

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Author: Mandy Jean

My name is Mandy Jean, I’m 23, and I’m probably likely to be in the top 5 of the most nerdy people you’ll ever meet (I’ve been personally informed of this on more than one occasion). I’m also obsessed with Disney movies, an avid comic reader and pastel colours are my Kryptonite. When I’m not blogging, I’m a Disney Store Cast Member, a cosplayer under the name Enchanted Rose Cosplay, and have been working part-time as a pro make-up artist for 7 years. Oh, I also enjoy sketching in my downtime and chilling with my dogs, Maggie May and Minnie Bow.

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