Monday, April 16, 2012

Work in progress: Art Nouveau Steampunk II

I don't really have much to say right now other then I'd like to share some of the progress ive made recently on the Steampunk & Art Nouveau piece that I have been working on.

Where I started off at when I continued today.
Surprisingly, this is after a few hours. Creating a base for the seat was really challenging for me. I wanted it to look interesting, but possible. Made some changes to her heels and the top of her outfit. Pretty pleased with progress so far.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Work in progress: Art Nouveau Steampunk

Taking a break from working on a lot of mermaids. I decided to work on a new piece featuring two more of my favorite things, Art Nouveau and Steampunk.

I plan to use a process I've used once before, which requires mounting the drawing onto a canvas and then painting over it.

I've done a few paintings where I've done the under work as a painting, my painting skills are probably less then my drawing skills so I'd like to see where this one ends me at.

So far, this is what the design is looking like.
A close up view of the brocade pattern on her Bolero Jacket. Brocade is really fun to draw, I always find myself forgetting what I'm drawing while Im donig it.

On a side note, bloggermobile is strange. it doesnt let me place the photos or type inbetween them.. hmm tinkering!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Illustration Friday: Vocal

This was a quick little doodle for this weeks Illustration friday: Vocal! I've had disney on the brain and I've also have been spending a lot of time with my corgi. So..mesh two together and out comes my inner cries for TAKE ME TO DIISSSNNEEY. Also, putting mickey mouse ears on butts is kind of a cute idea.

Happy Illustrating!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Illustration Friday: Return

A few thoughts run through my mind with this illustration.
Is she being returned to her lovers warm strong embrace?
Or is it the return to the ocean that they both dread, so they decide to hold onto the moment for as long as possible?

Love can go so many ways.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Illustration Friday: Swamp

Inspired by a beautiful painting. I got the idea to do a lady who look like she belonged in the swamp.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Water Colors- Corgis and Princesses!

Been working on Water Colors lately. Trying to get more confident with other mediums. Since they always seemed to be the bane of my existence I decided to take the bull by the horns and focus entirely on watercolors.
What better then to draw two of my favorite things? Corgis and Princesses.

And.. Lots of pink!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sampling Watercolors

Lately, I've been working on broadening my skills in traditional media. For awhile, I worked on Acrylic under paintings with Oils on top of them.
Recently, I received a Arches watercolor block and decided to steadily conquer my fear of watercolors.
Here was my first test piece in it's progression.

I personally still like the original drawing better, but I have not touched watercolors in a few years. The overall experiment was fun and I look forward to trying another sample piece.