Reporter/Newsreader Phoebe – A character profile turnaround

What can I say, I have a thing for smart, cute, goodwill, TV news reporters, I especially like watching and listenning to one newsreader/reporter in Hong Kong called Phoebe. She’s just lovely! Her big round eyes and cutie looks, that bright, beautiful smile she gives all the time, and sweet, soft-spoken voice, was what I liked most about her. I made this drawing of a character profile turnaround as a tribute to her.

Newsreaders and reporters are admirable because they need to be quick thinkers and adaptive to change, good at doing research so that they know what they’re talking about and be knowledgeable about what they’re covering, be able to speak clearly or have a nice voice, be confident and presentable and be able to carry a program or interview and own it. If she/he is good at some or all of these then to me you are amongst the coolest people that I admire and respect and can learn from.

Now back to my drawing. The body shape and poses is mostly my design and ideas, based on my personal preference, but I looked at her when drawing the hair and head shape and the blazer she’s wearing to get it right. I drawn the back profile carefully to get matching the front view as much I can, I think I did it pretty well for a first go as I don’t draw in this technical way very much often.  The proportions of the body shape in the side view was abit too large compared to the other figures but, funny thing is I was really trying in this one to get the face to look like Phoebe’s! Maybe in concentrating on this I neglected the more crucial part of keeping everything in proportion. If you ask me, my drawing of the side face really looks like Phoebe the most.

So this is Phoebe~ cute, pretty, friendly, goodwilled Phoebe! Do you understand what I mean now? No matter how bad or depressing the news gets, things kinda feel better because a friendly softspoken voice is presenting it.

All in all I’m really pleased with what I’ve drawn here. I think what I’ve learnt with creating this piece is that I can draw anything that I want if I put my mind to it. The important thing is to start it and just try, and you will do it and it’ll turn out okay. Sure your artwork might not turn out perfect always and exactly as you wanted it to, but at least you did it! If you want then you can try again next time and draw it better. The experience you earn from drawing will mount up and you’ll improve the next time you draw something it will look bigger and better when your skills and style gets more refined and mature. If I can try to bring this mindset with art into tackling everyday life aswell with as much energy, my life would be so much better and happier!!

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About Way of the Artchemist

Love of manga/anime, telling of stories in film and tv around sci-fi and fantasy, has influenced me to draw in the way that I do and, it's these interests that led me to the alternative media and made me question the nature of reality; exploring the ideas around consciousness, and the philosophies of life.
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