Art | Snow White | Coloured Pencil Portrait

I haven’t had time to sketch in so long! I’m planning on starting a new series of portraits, and who better than the Disney princesses, who are, let’s be honest, my main daily inspiration?

This portrait has been sketched completely by coloured pencils, and I used very little reference images so that my work is original in pose and colour. Apart from the obvious princess artwork, I was also inspired by headshots of early Hollywood stars such as Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, which is fitting with the era when Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs was released (1939). They always looked very dreamy as they look off into the distance with their big doe eyes, which is what I happily managed to capture in this drawing.

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Who would you like to see me draw next in this style? Let me know in the comments!image

Art | Gotham City Sirens | Work-In-Progress Colour Pencil Sketch

Hi everyone, apologies as I am posting this a little later than originally planned! Here’s my work-in-progress of an original piece I’m working on. The Gotham City Sirens (Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy) are, of course, my inspiration for this piece, and I’m going for my own take on their original costumes, but I’m replacing the black/grey tones with more vivid colour for a more bright, interesting quality. Continue reading “Art | Gotham City Sirens | Work-In-Progress Colour Pencil Sketch”

Art | Belle Of The Ball | Colour Pencil Sketch | 100th Post Special!

Hi everyone! Today’s post officially marks 100 blog posts here at Mandy Jean World – How the time flies! I recently sketched this picture of a 1700’s period-accurate Belle, so I thought it was high-time I shared it with you all on here. Continue reading “Art | Belle Of The Ball | Colour Pencil Sketch | 100th Post Special!”

Beauty | Halloween Special | “The Creeper” Make-Up Tutorial

Happy Halloween! Well, okay, it’s the 28th, but because the 31st falls on a Monday this year, everyone will be celebrating this weekend instead! Need a unique idea for make-up? How about trying my personal favourite, that I like to call… “The Creeper“! Why that name, you ask? Well, as you can see from the photos, the big black-veined eyes and wide grimacing grin are just… well, creepy. “The Creeper” is brilliantly versatile and can accompany many a costume, whether you’re a zombie, witch, banshee, ghost or anything inbetween. It’s also pretty simple to apply, when you know how! So without further ado, here’s how to get the look… Continue reading “Beauty | Halloween Special | “The Creeper” Make-Up Tutorial”

Beauty | Minnie Manicure Nail Art Tutorial

Having perfectly manicured nails is an essential part of every lady’s life, but for us Disney fans, we like ours to be a touch more magical – by adding Minnie ears! This is one of my favourite designs to create; it’s both fun and Continue reading “Beauty | Minnie Manicure Nail Art Tutorial”

Beauty | Alice In Wonderland Nail Art Tutorial

With an upcoming Disneyland Paris trip in 6 days and Tim Burton’s Alice Through The Looking Glass being released this month, what better idea than to create an Alice In Wonderland themed design for a tutorial! I decided to make the Continue reading “Beauty | Alice In Wonderland Nail Art Tutorial”

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 Continue reading “Art | Lavender’s Blue, Dilly-Dilly, Lavender’s Green | Cinderella Coloured Pencil Portrait”