Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Artwork

It has been a very busy time for me, but I was able to create these. They are all from recent months. They just came over me. I have been in a flower mode so it must be the era of flowers. Or at least for me. The woman in the purple dress has a fairy tale like flare. The concept came from another favorite artist of mine, Kay Nielson. The fish was meant to look childlike with a bubbly background. I had fun with the colors. This can also be seen by my pink haired girl. I remember that day I just felt the impulse to try out pink hair. It reminds me of a old cartoon called Jem and the Holograms. The first picture was not even intended to be a face. However, playing around a face came into being.

This is not my main media for art. I do mostly oils. I have done watercolor a few times, but like most I am still learning. I have used charcoal on occasion. For craft projects I use acrylic, chalk, oil crayons, watercolor pencils or regular "school supplies" materials. I draw and sketch with pencils and color pencils (sometimes I use pen). I do have sketch books, but end up only having notebook paper or graph paper on my person.

I would love to post more of my artwork, however, competitions prevent me. I will post what I can. I hope you enjoy my work and comment about it. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Piece Of Art

Hi guys! This is a interesting piece, no? The colors and shapes made me think of 80's patterns. It is actually rain. I found the choice and combination of colors impressive. This artist certainly has a defining touch. The art is simple, but eye catching.

The Art of Postcards

   Traveling over the summer or dreaming of a relaxing get-away? Well, I have something for you! These are vintage postcards of exotic locations. There was a time when postcards were mainly drawings or illustrations rather than real photos. You can even find them around today in some places. I have seen in stores where you can buy prints.  These postcards are fun, colorful, and just happy. It's nice to look at them and imagine yourself there. Here's a few things you could try:

1) Take one and pin it up in your room, office, or locker.

2) Print it out as a bookmark or enlarge it and make it a binder cover.

3) Try creating one yourself.

4) Get some ideas from them to make your own postcards when your on vacation.

I hope you enjoy! Oh! You have some ideas too? Please share by email or comment.

I've been here!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Interesting Art-Take a Peek

The following are a few interesting and cute artwork. Enjoy.
You can add them to your idea file, post as wallpapers, or recreate them by layering your paints. Another way to accomplish this is to make everything out of paper and layer it one on top of the other.
You might be able to layer with stencils and/or stamps. Try it out.

There is just something about them that I just love. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dive into Watercolor

  Summer is on the way and spring is here. The flowers are blooming, the warm weather is coming, and  the world is waking up it seems. Color bursts like sunlight everywhere you go. So why not try a watercolor? ( I recently did!) Now, you can use watercolors or watercolor pencils. It's a tricky art to master leaving no room for mistakes. Although, you can make it simple and fun with little to no problems. Watercolor is often done on thick watercolor paper your local arts and crafts store should have some. Below are a few  examples.

The Art of Eyvind Earle

  While I was gathering information for a essay of mine (it's on animation!), I discovered Eyvind Earle. What a name! I was so entranced by his artwork that I just had to share. He is certainly another artist to add to my list of favorites!
  Mr. Earle uses a technique called serigraphy. According to Animazing Gallery, it was first recognized as a fine art medium in the late 1930s. Serigraphy utilizes a color stencil printing process. It's really a fascinating style of art that uses the layering of colors with ink, oil, watercolor, ect..  Check out more at and peak into Animazing Gallery!
His colors are so bold and bright! I love that! I find his work to be very interesting, mainly because I have never seen anything like his art. This is why he is recognized today. Well, I hope this might span a
added technique, a influence in your own style, or at least a level of respect for Eyvind Earle.

Recognize this scene? It's a background Earle did for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.  He became an animator with Disney.  More his story on website above.

Here's how he did it.