MisfitDina

Original art by Dina Baez

From Doodling to Painting

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For as long as I can remember, I've been a visual artist to some degree. I used to draw eyeballs everywhere, pictures of cute girls with braces and glasses, myself and little characters. I took my hobby and made it my business because I realized that creating is what I love to do and all I needed to keep doing it forever was to just keep doing it forever! Consistency is key. Now, I label myself an Egocentric Surrealist Painter although I come from a history of doodles. I've been growing by applying what I know to things I want to know, and watching what works for other people so that I can apply that as well. 

In this blog post, I would like to share with you some sketches/doodles/drawings I did when I was younger. Perhaps you can identify elements of my style that I still implement, and how I've progressed as an artist with my technique. Most of what I used (and still use) were wood/mechanical pencils, ballpoint pens, Crayola colored pencils and crayons. Dina dabbles daily with different devices.

Back in highschool, I had a thing for drawing eyes, and I feel as though this is a commonality among artists. Here are a few:

Random Eye Doodles, pen/pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

Random Eye Doodles, pen/pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

Peter as Vaas, mechanical pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

Peter as Vaas, mechanical pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

Colored pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

Colored pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

My proudest accomplishments at the time were definitely these pencil portraits, one I made of my best friend, Mouy, and the other a random face I generated:

Mouygich, pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

Mouygich, pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

Social Studies Drawing Page, pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

Social Studies Drawing Page, pencil on paper, MisfitDina© 

These can all be found on my art tumblr www.tumblr.com/misfitdina and I probably reblogged them onto my main tumblr www.tumblr.com/dinafairycake at some point which I barely use either but for historical evidence, they still exist lol.

Thanks for viewing!

!!! Bonus freehand painting of Sean from StreetFighter (I was so proud of his body, not so much his face hahaha): 

Sean, acrylic paint on paper, MisfitDina© 

Sean, acrylic paint on paper, MisfitDina©