Elven Portrait of fellow friend and music collaborator Kenneth Élan

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Small portrait I drew for my friend also singer and collaborator (on Away Reprise Duet) Kenneth Élan from Puerto Rico. I take the chance to thank him for his constant encouragement and wishing him the very best in his own musical projects.
You can actually listen to him dueting with me in this video. It's my song "Away" (Reprise) and we merged it singing from different parts of the globe. I had shared the song before but just in case you missed it and to put into context. :)

Above: Kenneth Élan aka. GreenHearted and me singing Away Reprise (Accoustic)

As I have told before I'm very fond of old fashioned letters, and sometimes I love to include tokens. Kenneth has been a supporter and friend for a long time and I spontaneously did this simple portrait as an elf. As that's the way he often calls himself.

Still this little drawing was a challenge because it's the first one I bring to completion after my hand injury. So it was done slowly and with great difficulty (it has been a good training of my patience to avoid frustration) but I feel like achieving a milestone once it was done. It wasn't my most perfect or most steady or most accurate but it made me proud of my own stubborn spirit.

Above: Making of... there was struggloing and there was overcoming. I got this!

Update on my hand...

This is the first drawing I do since my "skiers thumb" injury. My pulse is still unsteady and I have to hold the pencil differently or it hurts and requires stops. I am still awaiting a test to determine if I need surgery. That scares me because I'd go backwards to not being able to do anything at all :/ so I am hoping it will not require it even if it may take a long a rehab. I'll know next month. There are a lot of things I can already do, like playing the piano and some harp but I still cannot lift a weight, use a key or many other things, and improvement on it is own has kind of stalled and If I force it becomes numb or I get neural pain. I have been already warned it will be a slow process so Patience!. I will not stop drawing even if it takes more effort or pain, so not perfect but done with appreciation as I "work" To get better again.

Is someone doing Inktober?

I do not know if I will be able to enroll #inktober this year though maybe I will try to do a few at my own pace as a self challenge. If you don't know Inktober is a month were artists all over the world do ink sketches at least they try to do once a day. Should I? I think it might be my "rehab" routine. I had missed drawing honestly. There is a prompt with themes you can follow but I always take it as a challenge to push forward delayed work and practise. And I must undust cobwebs from this fingers now... I feel rusty that's the word.
I encourage all to take part of it if you paint or draw.

Fight for what you love doing, always...

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Priscilla Hernandez
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Keeping my fingers crossed in hopes you won't need the surgery :-)

...made me proud of my own stubborn spirit.

Beautiful, as always ;-)

I am honestly a bit scared, because it's been a month and there are many things I can actually do, still I feel it's "not enough" it has stalled a bit, there is a big bulge in the joint when it's not swollen or bruised anymore and the movements are limited. Most noticeable is the lack of strength which feels weird on certain things like holding a pencil. I'm retraining to do things differently but at the end of the day that's what I do. I draw, I play... I don't want to anticipate and well last post I played all instruments this way, I had to take countless halts, but I did it. It just added to many other worries and concerns but well, we learn from overcoming things too.

With you injured hand, you can still draw 100 times better than I can haha. I did a few days of inktober last year, but I didn't see it through. I used to draw a lat when I was a child - and with ink, which everyone thought was weird back then since pencils were more associated with drawing.

The music is beautiful, it was nice listening to it while reading the post at the same time haha.
I wish you a speedy recovery..☀️

Aw thanks, thanks for the compliment but I do feel it, not only in the time I now take to complete "anything" but in the discomfort and "steadiness" I literally cried and broke a few attempts while trying just cos I was not able to ink well, but I'm addressing my "patience" above all to adapt to the "tools" I have until I get better. Still for the album works I require "fine work" and it takes prolongued time on screen with a tablet, which I can't really at the moment. I'll take inktober as a little challenge, to test my boundaries. Maybe I will even draw more now that I value more all the idle time I spent without doing as much as I could :/ for sure if when get better I won't be idle again... you never know So maybe this little scare was a good reminder to use my skills when I'm able. I don't know if I'm explaining myself.

Your drawing is wonderful and so is the duet! I just listened to it twice.
My dear; I wish you all the healing your hand needs and all the patience you need to get to the point where you are able to play and draw again.💛
Nothing will stop you from doing what you love anyway. 😉

Sometimes I sit here and listen to you and get goosebumps.. and think for the hundredth time about the fact that I can't fathom how you aren't worldwide famous by now. I know you care nothing of that, but it just doesn't seem right to me. True mystery. I love this duet. ♥ And big hugs, I hope your hand is doing better. Love you ♥

hand is steady, it's slightly better, but no major improvement this week either... been reading that sometimes it does not "heal" really on its own and that's my biggest concern but I won't know until I get the ecography done mid October. We´ll see, adapting. Aww you're so sweet

Hello I liked the result very much, you have a lot of talent, congratulations, I'm also an art lover, I've done some work here, I think they are quite good, if you like I invite you to see them. Happy day :)

Thank you, this is just a sketch, I injured my hand and I must wait a little longer until trying a full detailed drawing, still I'm intending to do as many inktobers as possible as fellow illustrator do you know about it? it's a good month to get ourselves to work :) impulsed by the motivation of the prompt. I saw some ofyour digital drawings, I love Mononoke :)

As for me, even my hands are okay I can't draw as you do. Keep drawing. I wish for your recovery

thank you, still struggling but it's doing reasonably better

Not stop..not let hand to stop you.

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