Posts tagged ‘fantasy’

Follow the Green Fairy

This was my third Copic marker piece. I really wish I had a better way to scan things, the colors aren’t as vibrant on here. Oh well.

Anyway, this is actually my second piece with the Green Fairy as a subject. My first one was a colored pencil I did a few years ago with the fairy dressed in a ballerina’s dress in the style of Degas’ dancers. Absinthe was widely used during the time of the Impressionists and I’m sure the artists weren’t exempt! Mostly I wanted to do another one with the markers because I wanted to experiment how all my greens would work and I liked the challenge of figuring out what greens to use for shading on her skin. It was a fun piece to do and I’m really happy with the way it came out.

I have actually started posting some of my traditional art in the Zazzle shop. This design can be found at this link.

February 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm 3 comments

Cirque Nouveau

Two things that inspire me artistically are Cirque du Soleil and Art Nouveau so I wanted to do a piece that combined both of those things.

I remember I discovered Cirque many years ago when they would do a marathon on Bravo during New Year’s Eve. I’ve never been much of a partier so New Year’s is often spent at home with either family or on my own in my apartment. I think the first one I ever saw was ‘Allegria’ and to this day, that one remains one of my favorite Cirque shows. I remember being blown away by the things they do on stage and loving the costumes and makeup. Part of me fantasizes about working for Cirque. I know it would be a ton of hard work, but to be in such a creative atmosphere would make it all worth it.

I can’t remember when I discovered Art Nouveau and latched on to it. I really like the often intricate details that the artists would pack their pieces with. I have a book on Alfonse Mucha who is considered THE artist of that movement and I never get tired of looking at all the artwork in there.

Anyway, I actually got the idea for this design not when I was watching Cirque or looking at my Mucha book, but when I was sitting on the couch watching ‘Project Runway’. Watching other people create stuff makes me want to create stuff and so I grabbed my sketchbook and started doodling while watching. Once the sketch was done, I tweaked a few things and then started on the final piece. I’ve been working on it off and on since Thanksgiving weekend and finally finished it the week before Christmas. I am really happy with the way it came out.

Done  with Prismacolor colored pencils
Original piece: 18″ x 24″ cause I’m crazy like that 🙂

December 27, 2010 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Other Art Styles

I like to do all kinds of art styles – kawaii just seems the easiest to do on Illustrator and seems to have the highest popularity. This is a dragon design I did a while ago. I would like to do some more in this style and also add them to the shops.

Don’t have much to write about tonight obviously! Too many late nights working on the shops and stuff. Lol!

August 14, 2010 at 6:31 am Leave a comment


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