Monday, February 28, 2011

What influences you?

I came across a blog that had a picture called an "influence map." When I read the blurb about it I noticed that it was a poster made for artists to add images of their artistic influences too, to remind us of why we do what we do. Well I was just tickled pink about it, and during the weekend I made one for myself. This is the site where you can get the PDF file to do your own influence map!

I highly suggest it! And whether you are a painter, writer, musician, or even just creative, DO IT! It's just refreshing to relive all your past and present influences and inspiration! :-)



Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fininshed mermaid!

Well I had OODLES of fun painting this. I kept it simple since it will be used for a jewelery business logo. Perhaps if there is a website with this womans work I will post the link here. Anyhoo, enjoy!


PS: This has been sold, and cannot be used by anyone else except for its rightful owner. Just letting people know since I have been getting lots of emails about using this (Some used it already without permission, which is... I'm sorry to say, beyond wrong.) Please respect artists and their rights.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Watercolor Mermaid

I have a new and DIFFERENT commission that I am working on (and quite honestly uber excited about.) It actually got me out of bed early this morning! I LOVE it when you feel so passionate and inspired about creating art that you can't wait to start your day. :-)

Here is the sketch so far! I am gonna paint in watercolors, with lots of jewel toned colors and textures. Weeee! SO EXCITING! AHHH!!! :-D


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pin-up Art

I have for the past few years been getting into a lot of retro art and styles from the 40's-60's. One of the things that I have ALWAYS wanted to do was an old-fashioned 50's pin-up girl drawing! I looked for inspiration from old photos of actresses like Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Mansfield and Betty Page, but I ended up liking this one photo of Marilyn Monroe, who lets face it, is a beauty ICON of that time. So this is based on that photo roughly. I have done a few more of them as well, who knows, maybe I will end up doing a pin-up calendar! Hehehe!



Monday, February 14, 2011

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Happy LOVE day everyone! :D


Friday, February 4, 2011

Illustration Friday : Reverse

Well this weeks theme sure was hard to think of. So instead of a literal drawing of something IN reverse... or... reversing... (If that makes ANY sense) I thought about the process of art making! This is where my paper collage-ing came to mind. I'm used to applying a medium like paint or ink or coloring pencils to paper, well, THIS time the role is reversed! Paper is the medium! And I gotta tell you, finding all types of paper has now become an obsession for me. I just LOVE patterned, textured, and just pretty papers to make collages with. :-)

Here is one I did with owls... of course. I have more on my website if you are curious. :-P