Sunday, November 28, 2010

CELEBRATE BABY IN BELLY

Thanksgiving just passed a couple of days ago, everybody is decorating and shopping for Christmas and I'm trying to stay a little ahead of the times and here's my New Year's Baby in Belly. It'll be available on maternity products soon.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

GUEST BLOGGING ON POLETSY

POLEtsy which is a group of Polish Etsians has asked me to do a demonstration on watercolor portraits. I did it on this portrait of my sister and I (25 years ago!!!) that I've finished last week. Click here if you want check it out:)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

JACK PASTEL PORTRAIT

My mother in law has been very successful with pastel pet portraits. (Check out her fan page here: Julie's Creations). I know that I've already had one attempt at drawing my kitty cat Jack with pastels and I didn't feel like it was very successful, so I've decided to do it again.
This time I chose black paper as it seems to be my favorite for pastels. I took pictures as I went. Here it is:

As always I started with a sketch and then I went off to blocking off some major areas:
After that I kept blocking off more areas, kept adding colors and blending them in, layer after layer.
The next step was to add in the eyes. They really made him look like himself and gave life to the drawing. At the same time, I kept refining the fur, adding in more colors and blending them in.
The final step was to add some details like the extra sparkle in the eye and whiskers and refine some other spots like the ear. And voila!
It really ended up looking like Jack and I'm very proud of it. I think Jack likes it too since he kept on popping on the desk, trying to check out the progress and help out with some smearing and blending of the colors. 
Poor thing woke up sneezing all over the place and is sick this morning. I hope it passes very soon and we don't have to go to see the vet. I think Jack hates going to the vet the most out of all the things in this whole entire world. Have a wonderful Sunday everybody.



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SELF PORTRAIT

Here's my first attempt at self portrait. I worked off a picture that my husband took of me a couple of years ago. We were waiting on somebody and I didn't even know that he snapped it.
I don't think this attempt is very successful. I feel like I ended up looking more like an angry Madonna than myself. I'm definitely going to try again but I'm going to use this drawing as my avatar for now, just because I don't have time to work on another one right away. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PASTEL ADVENTURE CONTINUES

Here's my latest pastel drawing. Some people call it drawings and some paintings, I'm a little confused but I feel like it's more of a drawing than a painting since I didn't use a brush or anything else other than the pastels and my fingers. I called it Victoria since it was inspired by a picture from VS catalog. I've changed it by closing her mouth, changing her hair style and such but she's not straight out of my imagination. The pose is pretty much straight out of the catalog except for the fact that the bra went "missing".
I'm going to put her up for sale in my brand new store:)
I so so so hope it takes off!!!!

ARTSY STUDIO

I may be completely crazy but I just opened another store on Etsy - Feeling Artsy Studio - where I'm planning on selling my original artwork, prints and also custom artwork like portraits and such. It'll take a while to get it filled up and I'm not sure when I'm going to work on it, but I'm not worried about it. I'll have lots of time to sleep when I'm dead.
My other store is not really full with lots and lots of items but I wanted a separate one for artwork, sort of like a niche. I'm not sure whether I needed one or not. We'll see how it does.