Alluring Female Colored Pencil Portraits by Jennifer Healy

In these alluring drawings, American illustrator Jennifer Healy uses colored pencils to blur the lines between fantasy and realism. Her technically stunning approach blends delicate lines into gorgeously detailed feminine portraits that have a dreamlike quality to them. The young faces stare out with haunting expressions that are both sad and powerfully enchanting.

The Louisiana-based artist has been drawing since she was a little girl but it was just one year ago that she developed her love for colored pencils. To create a piece, she begins with a meticulously composed line drawing of a bodiless face that she then fills in with layers of color. Healy often chooses to portray women with nature because she says, "Women are beautiful. And so is nature. It's simple really." Her drawings convey enhanced emotions that radiate from the paper and evoke a strong response from viewers.

"My art is a mixture of 'good' and some 'evil' undertones. This is how I view the world around me. There is no complete good and it’s not completely evil either," says Healy, "Where there is one, there is the other. This is how it will always be."













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Comment by Patsy deal on April 12, 2014 at 11:38am
I am a beginner in colored pencils and love your work. Can you tell me what colors you use to creative your faces? I struggle with faces. Thsnks
Comment by Sergio Cruzado Cruzado on January 26, 2014 at 6:27am

luv it!

Comment by Anouk van Amstel on January 26, 2014 at 2:43am

So beautiful <3

Comment by Frank Chromberg on January 25, 2014 at 10:50pm

Beautiful, I especially like the drawing with the skull.

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