Drawing Uzo Aduba With Procreate app, Ipad and apple pencil

I chose to draw Uzoamaka (Uzo) Aduba because I simply think she is an awesome person.  Watch me draw Uzo in the time lapse video below!  

I have never met her but I remember seeing her play Glenda the Good Witch in the latest version of The Wiz Live (a 2015 TV special) and she was beautiful.  Oh, and what a jewel she is, she has played in my favorite cartoon series as Bismuth in Steven Universe too!!!  Like myself, she also takes pride in her gap!

I kept hiding my smile in pictures throughout middle school and most of high school until picture day came my senior year.
— Uzoamaka (Uzo) Aduba

 I love this woman and feel like we could be best friends forever despite the fact that we have never met.  I applaud her for embracing her aura and resisting to conform to society's standard of beauty. Uzo Aduba is an American actress known for acting as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black.

“I’m realizing, you don’t need to change anything about yourself. This is who you are, and it’s okay. That’s daring.”
— Uzoamaka (Uzo) Aduba

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Drawing My Father With the Procreate App, Ipad and Apple Pencil

Last week seemed to be a challenging time for me to draw so instead of drawing a well-known artist I drew my father! This time, I decided to draw my dad because he always has great advice during any difficult time! With all of the stressful events going on I love to find a good book to read alone, away from all of the stress. So I asked him what he would recommend, and he suggested reading "'Just Mercy' by Bryan Stevenson. 

He says that "it's also the reader for this year's freshmen class," at Alabama State University where he is an Assistant Dean. He recommended this book because " the book addresses justice and the senseless incarceration of those who are 'justly' in-prisoned, this read goes to the heart of senseless killing, as some(police) call justified." He believes that "life is too precious to snuff out because one wants to do their duty justly. 

The Supreme Being is the controller of life. All of us have a purpose, and we should allow everyone to fulfill their purpose."  I am checking out this book to help me clear my mind and bring understanding to such confusing and sad times. See the drawings below and see how the picture of my father evolved!

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