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Bubbly Stingray Seeks Companionship by HanBO-Hobbit
Bubbly Stingray Seeks Companionship
He likes long flaps through the sea, hugs, and the occasional piña colada.
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One layer digital drawing done in Corel Painter.

Buy products on dA, or by going to my Redbubble or Teepublic stores.
Redbubble: www.redbubble.com/people/hanbo…
Teepublic: www.teepublic.com/user/hanboho…
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David Bowie by HanBO-Hobbit
David Bowie
1947-2016
Gone far too soon. It took me a month after his passing to feel up to drawing him. (Now I've gotta gear up for an Alan Rickman one, too...but that's another post.)
There's that post online somewhere (I forget who said it), but it really speaks to me and why I made this portrait in memory of David Bowie. The post says something about how we mourn celebrity deaths even though we never knew them - some people think it's silly of us to do that, but it's really because they helped us know ourselves. I have very few celebrity heroes. I choose the people I do because I'm drawn to what they do and how they make me realize it's okay to be who I am and it's okay for others to be who they are. Weird Al Yankovic. Iggy Pop. David Bowie was a monumental hero for me. I dedicate this portrait to his family first and foremost. I send my love to them forever. We miss him, too. He helped us know who we are in this world. I also dedicate it to my fellow Bowie fans. May we all stick together in mutual admiration of this one magnificent person. 

In Blackstar, Bowie says:
"Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried:
'I'm a Blackstar I'm a Blackstar'" 

"Somebody else took his place"... Nobody is gonna replace David Bowie, but just remember, someday you could be somebody else's Bowie. My good friend Emmaline said that to me and I haven't forgotten it. Keep at what you're passionate about and don't give up. 

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Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen, a few strokes of a burgundy felt tip pen, and a light coffee wash in the hair and parts of the shirt. 16 hours total time spent. 
I am preparing a time lapse video of this drawing. Keep and eye out on my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube pages. I'm @hanbohobbit everywhere except Facebook, which is www.facebook.com/litakerhp 
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Iggy Pop quick sketch by HanBO-Hobbit
Iggy Pop quick sketch
Spent about 45 minutes playing around with using bold outlines in a portrait. Thanks to Iggy Pop for lending me his face. My thought process was like, "Hmm...'boldness'...who to reference...? Ah, yes, of course." 
This is graphite, sharpie, and highlighter...aka what I had in front of me. 

Sorry I've been inactive for so long. The truth is I'm not entirely happy with the way dA works now so I rarely come on here, plus I do most of my posting at my art Facebook and on Instagram since it's more of an immediate sharing thing, which is what I tend to gravitate toward now. www.facebook.com/litakerhp and @hanbohobbit on Instagram/Tumblr/Twitter - I'd love you to follow me on any or all of these! Hope to see you there. 

I'm not quitting dA, but I've just finally accepted that it's no longer the primary tool I use to put my work out there. 

xo
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Hannah Litaker
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I like to have fun...even at the cost of looking like a complete idiot. A little hilarity never hurt anyone.

I'm a type one diabetic. September 18th, 2016 will be the 18th anniversary of my diagnosis.

I was a Drawing Major, Theatre Performance Minor at college, and am planning to return to school for an MFA in 2017.

I currently work at a paint 'n sip party place as an Artist/Instructor/Entertainer.

Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/litakerhp
Twitter: @hanbohobbit
Instagram: @hanbohobbit
Tumblr: @hanbohobbit AND @artworkbyhanbohobbit


NC, USA.

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent van Gogh

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Interests
...I've been busy this summer. I've had tons of commissions - anything from portraits to murals, and everything in between...I even painted a set of double stairs at an elementary school to look like a stack of books! My Official Artwork Facebook page, "Artwork by Hannah P. Litaker," has grown a lot - check it out! It gets updated a lot more often than my gallery here. [www.facebook.com/litakerhp]

I'm currently working on yet more commissions, and I'm booked for the next two months! 

In a week, I return to college once more - and ONLY once more. I'm a senior! In college! Where did the time go?! I'm so close to my Drawing degree, I can taste it. It'll probably just come with graphite all over it when I receive it. 

I don't really have anything else to journal about today, I just got tired of seeing that old one stuck up here. 

Obligatory update concluded,

-Han
  • Listening to: "Classic Pop" station on Pandora
  • Reading: Getting a head-start on my text books (Hermione)
  • Watching: UHF
  • Playing: -
  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: -

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:iconart-by-layce:
ART-by-LAYCE Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!

David Bowie 
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HanBO-Hobbit Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
No problem!! 
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Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:+devwatch: Thanks for Watching – I love your drawings :)
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HanBO-Hobbit Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
No problem! Thanks so much! 
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George-H-Art Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you soooooooo much for the +devwatch THANK YOU! Hannah :iconsweethugplz1:
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