Monday, July 28, 2014

Drawing Hermione Granger (Emma Watson)

Heather Rooney is an amazing artist with many YouTube videos of her time lapse drawings. Watch the video below for her drawing of Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.

Robin Wight Fairy Sculptures

UK-based sculpture artist, Robin Wight, uses stainless steel wire to create Magical Fairy sculptures. 
After sketching the fairy figure, Wight begins with a strong steel rod as the mount bracket and main skeleton.
According to, Wight adds a stone 'heart' at the center of each fairy’s center, sometimes engraved with a special message. Another feature of Wight's Fairy figures, are the dandelion puffball creating a whimsical appeal, as if they are bracing themselves against the wind. 
For complete article and more photos by Robin Wight, go to "Dramatic Fairy Sculptures Dancing With Dandelions By Robin Wight".



Fern Leaf Painting (2013)

Acrylic Painting of a Fern Leaf, approximately 16x12 inches, painted the Summer of 2013.

Portrait painting of my guy

When I was working with Photoshop throughout High School, I used this command called "Threshold" which distributes the picture into two colors, dark versus light to create a high-contrast illustrative look. The painting in the photo below was once an image manipulated on photoshop using the same command. Then I translated the photo into a painting.
I have done several self portraits like in the photo below, you can see one of the paintings here "Self portrait sketches, painting & etching". 

The painting below is of my partner, James, painted in 2007.

A histogram is a graphical representation of the distribution of dark versus light colored pixels.

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Ink drawing Portrait of Conor Oberst

Ink drawing of Conor Oberst from the band Bright Eyes. I drew this picture in 2009 when I was 19 years old, Freshmen in college. For a reference of the original photograph, go here.

Ink drawing Portrait of Cher

Portrait of the beautiful and talented Cher from the 1960s. I drew this picture in 2009 when I was 19 years old. Here is the original photo for a reference.

Ink drawings of The L Word characters

The L Word was a television series on Showtime that portrays the lives of a Lesbian community in Los Angeles. Below I have presented some sketches of a few of the characters. In the future, maybe I will draw more of the characters to add to this post.

Katherine Moenning aka "Shane"

These were drawn in the last few days, but they are poorly drawn. Actually the Jenny drawing seen below was ruined when I put a sharpie to the previous page(not that it looked any better anyway.)

Mia Kirshner aka "Jenny"

Leisha Hailey aka "Alice"


Portraits of Women Characters (ink drawings)

Of course you may know that I draw lots of women characters from TV shows, movies, and books, so here are sketches that I drew.of women characters I came up with with their own scenario in mind.
"Sheri", drawn February 2014

"Lez-lee", drawn July 2014

"Shawn-a", drawn in February 2014

"You know I'm a hard ass...", drawn in July 2014

"Something to say...Something to hide...", drawn July 2014

"Julie", drawn November 2013

For sketches of Male Characters I have created, go to Pencil & Ink drawings of Male characters.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Oil pastel drawing "Houses on the River" 2007

Pencil sketches of Gardens / Plants

Blueberries, 2013
 Here are some pencil sketches from 2013 of window gardens, plants, and landscape scenery. These are micro drawings, meaning they were drawn on small piece of paper, approximately 4x6 inches.

Cottage, 2013

"I <3 My Herb Garden", 2013

Garden, 2013

Window Garden, 2013

Gael Garcia Bernal Portrait ink Drawing

"Gael Garcia Bernal", drawn in 2012
Original photograph of Gael here for comparison.

Portrait of Buddy Holly (Ink drawing)

"Buddy Holly", drawn in 2009
For original photograph of Buddy Holly, click here to compare and contrast the drawing.

Sketch of Buddha (pencil drawing)

Pencil drawing of Buddha, created in 2012. For the original Buddha photograph to compare and contrast my drawing, click the link here.

Sketch of Twilight's Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)

Sketch of Robert Pattinson also known as Twilight's Edward Cullen. Ink sketch drawn in 2010.

Please disregard the disgusting pieces of food left on the page.

Pencil & Ink drawings of Male characters

The following Portraits are male characters I created. These ink and pencil drawings were created in the last couple of years.

"Indian Chief", drawn in 2010

drawn in 2012

"Prospector Gifford Shaultz Willaims", drawn in 2012
 ink drawing of China man, drawn in 2010

doctor Doug
Below are small sketches of Beck and Brad Pitt, so they are not characters I came up with.
Portrait of "Beck", drawn in 2008

"one arm Brad Pitt"

Sketches of animals

Some of my best work are ink sketches of animals, especially reptiles and birds. Here I have provided of my old collection of animal drawings from 2008.

Frogs / Snakes / Turtle

Insect / Mouth "Roar!"

Mouse / Dog



Fox, drawn in 2013

Self portrait etching, sketches, & painting

Artists like Van Gogh, Degas, Rembrandt, Picasso, Frida Kahlo often painted self-portraits, each of which used their own unique style to portray themselves. 

The first self-portrait below, is an etching on Clay board created in 2006 or 2007, dimensions of 8x10 inches. Can you tell I was wearing a "Beatles" t-shirt?


Here I have presented some sketches of myself from 2010, when I was 20 years old, sophomore in college.


The 2007 Self portrait below titled "Banana Girl" was created with Acrylic paint on 8x10 inch canvas.

The 2007 self portrait has dimensions of 12x18 inches, using acrylic paint on canvas/board. 

Albert Einstein (black & white painting, 2008)

My Mother has this painting in her office at work. Unfortunately she took this photograph of the painting from her cell phone so the quality is blurry and does not capture the true color. Eventually I will capture another photograph of better quality to present here.

The canvas is 18x20 inches. Black and white, acrylic paint. 

I am not the best painter, but I consider this one of my best works of art. If you read my Introduction to this blog, you read that I do not paint much and I have more unfinished paintings than I do finished. So I take great pride in this painting. I painted Albert Einstein in 2008, six years ago, when I was 18 years old, senior in High School. 

At the time I did not know why I painted Einstein, maybe I liked the idea of painting an iconic symbol of our past and future; or maybe I see my Grandfather in Albert Einstein; but now that I have involved myself in Physics, I appreciate his work and brilliance as a scientist. I am glad that I painted him as a tribute. 

Go to the link here to compare and contrast my painting to the original photograph of Albert Einstein.


Dedicated to all forms of art, I have created this blog to present my essays, poems, paintings, sketches, pastel and ink drawings, and photography. My main interests include: Anarchy, Animals, Atheism, Civil/animal Rights, Environment, Health, LGBT, Life, Nature, Philosophy, Veganism, and other cultural topics in my writings and artwork. 
 I'll be posting many new artworks and writing--and present other works by my favorite artists and authors-- in an effort to increase and diversify my portfolio. 

Some of my favorite genres include: Surrealism, Realism, hyper realism, Impressionism, Modern, DADA, Landscape, Nature photography, found objects/sculptures, Self sustainable Architecture, and many more. Some of my favorite artists are Edward Hopper, Eric Fishl, Frida Kahlo, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Dali, Piccasso, Alex Grey, Hieronymus Bosch, and more.

Feel free to post your own art in the comments section. I want this blog to enable other artists (as well as myself) to improve upon our skills by giving instruction, recommendations, and assistance.

Although I will be adding some of my finished paintings and sketches to the blog, you can also find them at my Deviant Art Account at: Cassie Kinney's Gallery and Cassie Kinney's Sketches

In future posts, you may notice I take many photographs of my Garden Harvests, if anyone is interested in gardening, self-sustainability, perma-culture, frugal living, and health information, visit  My other blog, Vegans Living Off the Land.


Cassie K