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50 Strokes Of Grey

April 28, 2013 in General by Tatjana

Hello and welcome!

You found the blog about my illustrations inspired by the “50 Shades” trilogy written by E.L. James.  I will collect all my Fifty-related sketches and drawings here, with additional texts containing my thoughts about the illustrations and maybe what’s next to come.

Please feel free to comment and/or register, it’s very much appreciated! :)

I changed the access method to the x-rated parts of this blog, where my more offensive illustrations are to find:
Now you can enter the site and see the posts by verifying your age to have a look at the illustrations of this category and to comment on them..!

If you’d like to contact me, please write an e-mail to tatjana(at)50strokes.visualwings.de.

Thank you for your interest in my arts, enjoy your stay!

Laters,
Tatjana

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Unbuttoned – Time for a warm up!

July 28, 2014 in Christian Grey, Colored Pencils, Sketch, Sketchbook by Tatjana

Gosh, it feels like the last update has been AGES ago!
Well, I’m back now – with a ton of ideas and some nice new illustrations! :D

Please note that I’m only referring to the books and draw the characters how I imagine them.
But I will draw E.L. James, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and all the others of the cast though, in another little project.

Currently I’m working on an illustration of Christian as a little warm up. It features a piece of clothing which became quite liked: his jeans!
So imagine (your favorite) Christian entering the room in a playful mood, closing the door behind him. What do you think about it? Write it in the comments, if you’d like.

Have a look at the progress so far:

Unbuttoned - WIP Sequence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find videos and photographs of the making of on my Instagram (creafea) as well:

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50 ??? of Grey…

March 5, 2014 in General, Mixed Media, Sketch by Tatjana

I don’t want to spoil you too much, but I’ve got a little big something in the making.. ;)

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The Truth Is Out There….

September 3, 2013 in Christian Grey, General, Portrait by Tatjana

Soooo, now all the rumors have come to an end, Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson will be Anastasia Steele in the FSOG movie..!

Looking at some pictures of Mr. Hunnam made me raise an eyebrow because I realized that I actually hadn’t been that wrong with my drawing of Christian.. o.Ô
What do you think..?

Now excuse me please while I stare at this picture:

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Study: Wet, wet, wet!

May 14, 2013 in Christian Grey, Copic, Sketch, Sketchbook by Tatjana

Welcome to the wonderful world of Christian Grey’s anatomy! :D

Another sketch done with Copic Markers. I think it was after a shower scene in book two (I don’t remember it well), I thought about Christian’s body and wanted to draw a study of him, to get a feeling for the shapes.
I’ve got a big sketchbook titled “The Book Of Shades”, in which I want to draw all those studies and sketches and this is the very first sketch I drew in it.

As always, I started with some rough outlines and light colors:

Wet Christian Grey - WIP 1

Wet Christian Grey – WIP 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The paper in that sketchbook is quite thick and drawing on it with Copics is fun. Although it might be a  bit expensive, because of the color drain. But anyway, I went on with drawing some shadows to define the muscles. Christan Grey’s body is described as quite muscular, I hope I’ve done him justice.

I added the base hair color, darkened the shadows and added a little bit of facial hair in the next step:

Wet Christian Grey - WIP 2

Wet Christian Grey – WIP 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that I added more layers of skin tones, blended the shadows to make them look smoother and drew the hair:

Wet Christian Grey

Wet Christian Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To give that pose (slightly a bit of) a sense I added some water falling onto Christian.
To be honest I didn’t think about where his right arm is or what it looks like. What is he doing there??! Is he touching himself?! :o

Wet Christian Grey

Wet Christian Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASGDLFGLRDLAS..!! I didn’t notice that until someone asked me about it (thanks for that, mate..!).. LOL
Well, I didn’t mean to make it look like this, it just happened! Ha ha! :D

But maybe it shows him right after all the trouble in book 3, taking finally a shower, washing all worries away..?
He looks ok, I think. What’s your opinion..?

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Getting Dressed: Sketch of Christian

May 14, 2013 in Christian Grey, Copic, Getting Dressed, Portrait, Sketch by Tatjana

First of all: I didn’t use Copic Markers FOR AGES..! o.Ô But I so much felt like it, so I decided to use them for some 50 Strokes sketches.

One day I came up with the thought of drawing a PinUp series related to Fifty. So that’s the concept behind this sketch. I’m still collecting ideas for this series, which will probably be a collection of digital paintings.
Thinking of getting dressed I had Christian with Ana’s (and the world’s) favorite tie on my mind, so I quickly scribbled some rough outlines and got him binding his tie.

 

Getting started with coloring always looks weird. See:

WIP Getting Dressed

WIP Getting Dressed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the color of his eyes in this WIP, they’re grey and match with the color of his tie! :D
I chose a cold silver-ish grey, which sometimes look a bit blue-ish, too,  it depends on the light.

Here’s the outcome:

Grey Doodle

Grey Doodle

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here it is, step by step:

Grey Doodle - Step by Step

Grey Doodle – Step by Step

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you see the STAEDTLER pen? I really love this color!! <3
It’s an important part of the color of Christian’s hair, I also drew the facial hair with it and some details.

The tie!
Unfortunately my light grey Copic Marker died, so that I had to use another grey, which works perfectly for the tie, I think.

All in all I’m pleased with the outcome. The drawing still looks rough, like a sketch is supposed to look like, Christian looks young and sexy, with a mysterious impression on his face.  I’d love to know what’s on his mind. Ha ha..! :D
Maybe I’d change his hair a bit in the final artwork, but I really love his face, I’d never change it.

For me that’s Christian Grey. What do you think?