Contemplating Christian

Contemplating Christian edit
When I started up this latest Fifty Shades of Grey inspired Skillo™ (my term for a cross between a sketch and a finished, color illustration) I named the file “Contemplating Christian” because that was what first came to mind (and I needed a file name.) After thinking about it, this could have a couple of interpretations. First, it is literally a drawing of Christian contemplating something, as he often does. But it could also be interpreted as something else…such as Ana contemplating Christian–as she often does!

A few times in the book he would be digesting some type of information and tend to bring a finger up to his lips in thought. One particular moment that made me try this sketch was the scene in the book where Ana Steele meets up with Christian Grey at the Heathman for dinner to discuss the contract. In that scene, he leaned forward with elbows on the table and had his fingers steepled in front of his mouth. As Ana watched Christian, she noted that his gray eyes were “alive with some unreadable emotion.”

I don’t know why this particular moment stuck in my head, but thought it would be fun to try to capture in a drawing. Again, I know everyone has their own idea in their head of how every character would look, and it’s nearly impossible to capture how Christian would look in particular, but I gave it a go. I hope you enjoy it!

Hmmm…contemplating Christian…I think it’s a huge understatement to say that there are a lot of people doing that after reading the trilogy…


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Fifty Shades of Grey, illustration, skillo

8 Responses to Contemplating Christian

  1. Sammie

    Well he definitely has copper hair and grey eyes

    • admin

      Hahaha! Those are definitely two specific traits that can be highlighted in an illustration. But as I mentioned, everyone has their own mental picture as to how Christian would look. I don’t even think I could completely accurately get down my mental image in a drawing, but thought I’d give that specific pose of his a try!


  2. Mono

    Man in this picture is exactly like a Christian in my imagines! Good job!
    Please, paint him mooore… 🙂

    • admin

      Hello Mono! Thanks! I’m so happy to hear the illustration of Christian matches how you imagine him! I will definitely be sharing more in the future! 🙂

  3. jody

    Love your illustrations! Randomly came across your page and your capture of Christian is amazing. As every girl I have my pick on who to play Christian. But putting ur drawing up to Jessie Pavelka its spot on. Just wanted to share and thanks for sharing your talent.

    • admin

      Hi Jody! I’m really glad you happened to stumble upon my site! Thanks for your kinds words! I’m happy that you enjoyed the illustration 🙂 I have to admit it was a daunting task, but I also thought it would be fun to have a go capturing what Christian might look like. It’s my pleasure to share the pieces with everyone, and I really appreciate you for taking the time to check my work out! Thanks again! 🙂

  4. Diana

    You should do the draws of Escala ….. I would like to see it, =) Thanks!!!

    • admin

      Hi Diana! I’ve actually shown bits and pieces of Escala as backgrounds in some pieces, but there’s no background on this particular illustration. 😉

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