As a shy artist, I’ve got to be the worst promoter in the world, but I’m going to give it a go now… (deeeep breath…) OK! So…
I’ve been given a great opportunity to be part of an Artists Showcase that is taking place April 2, at the Fremont Foundry. It’s going to be quite a party, with bands, fashion designers and visual artists showing off their creations. RAW Artists was created several years ago to help emerging artists get exposure and I’m really excited that they sought me out to join their showcase.
If you would like to support my art (whether or not you can attend) you can purchase a ticket on my RAW artist page for $15. The only cost to me for the show is the agreement to sell 20 tickets by March 25th. I have to make up the difference for any I do not sell. I will have several paintings on display as well as some prints available for purchase.
I may be live painting that night as well… Still trying to figure out the logistics and how to not make a mess… hahaha
“The hours between 12am and 6am have a funny habit of making you feel like you’re either on top of the world…or under it.” Quote by Beau Taplin. Sketch from my sketchbook, with digital filters and extra bonus digital pasties…
Sorry that I’ve been MIA… The last few months have brought a lot of changes, so I’ve been extra busy and trying to adjust. I recently got hired to be part of an art team in addition to all the other things going on! I’ll save that story for another post…
For the last three weeks, I’ve been dealing with the flu and pneumonia, so I haven’t been doing any work. Watched plenty of Dr. Who though… 😉 Just picked up my sketchbook again the other day… Here’s one of the sketches I managed. It’s colored pencil, marker, and gel pens. Hope you like it! Looking forward to painting next week!!!
Here’s another painting that I have in the works. It’s Death carrying off Sleeping Beauty, or Snow White, or Juliet… insert poisoned/cursed/bewitched princess here. The prince/knight/star-crossed lover has just discovered her… This one is pretty big. It’s being painted on un-stretched canvas. When it is finished I will mount it on a board.
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A friend, who was making a tiny batch of wine, asked if I could create a label for his bottles. As someone who appreciates wine, I couldn’t resist the opportunity! 😉 While discussing design possibilities, I found out that he had a friend (who would be receiving some of the bottles), who is a huge Harry Potter fan… which was perfect, because so am I! He calls his wine Pour Life Choices. Hmmmm… Slytherins are all about poor life choices, so Harry Potter seemed to be the perfect theme. I only wish I could have worked Severus Snape into the picture… **swoon** ❤
This was a pencil drawing that I colored and manipulated in Photoshop. I was happy for the opportunity to do more digital work. I’m enjoying learning how to make Photoshop work for me…
(p.s. Just to be clear, this was not a commercial endeavor… Sadly, these are not for sale. It was just a personal project. 🙂 )
There is a song that I have been drawing animations for, in my head, for months! I want to tackle animating it soon, but I need more practice first. Above is my second attempt at hand drawn animation using a stop motion animation app on my phone. I only had time to complete the first verse of the song so far, but I like how it turned out, considering I’m just learning – and there is a lot to learn! I think I’ll keep working on it.