Sep 29, 2010

New Series

A‧N‧G‧E‧L  #1

photo reference from Tracie76Stock on deviantART

Focus of the series is to create an angel for every time of the day. Angel must not be older than 15 years of age, is female (which I know I know, kinda against what I believe....girl angels don't exist, but these are children so I'm making an exception), and each has an animal that goes with that time.

Now, this one is currently titled Twilight. But should her name be Midnight? Because that's the time of day she is, tho Twilight sounds cooler.

So here's the poll (answer in comments):
Should her name be...

☽Twilight or ❍Midnight?

For those are the times of day and animals that are to come.
Dawn w/ robins
Noon w/squirrels and chipmunks 
Dusk w/rabbit
Midnight w/barn owl

Sep 28, 2010

New Mermaid

watercolor & colored pencil

Finished her a while back, but waited for a better scanner. I am pleased with the colors and textures, but made a note to myself not to use 90lbs watercolor paper if I'm going to do a lot of paint layers!

Original size: 10x14

Print available on Etsy

The Rescuing Light (WIP)

It's been a LONG month of September, but I am now finally at my drawing table...DRAWING!

It feels like I haven't painted for months, so yesterday I decided only to focus on a vision I had for a painting. Strangely enough, it didn't turn out how I planned, but pleased with it.

A verse came to mind as I drew this:

"Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path." -Psalm 119:105

The piece has more meaning than that, but I remember when I started my walk with Christ this verse stuck out so strongly. I believe it!

There's quite a bit of symbolism in this piece, which I adore, and can't wait for you to find them all!

My husband asked "Is this an angel or Jesus?".
 What do you think? I would love to hear from you!

Sep 20, 2010

Lady of Amethyst

"Lady of Amethyst"
colored pencil  |  2010

As said last week, she's done and the original is up on etsy. 

She is definitely one of my faves out of the collection. :)

Sep 17, 2010

Lady of Amethyst

On to February! Amethyst, a favorite stone in my family, is turning out beautifully. She reminds me of "Lady of Sapphire". The movement and just how she was born onto the paper.

I did an amethyst piece a few days ago, and I'm not going to show it. It looks like I did it in high school...looked just like my work back then. I find that pretty bizzare.

NOTE: She WILL be done this weekend. I have had a few asking about be forewarned!
She WILL be posted on Etsy next week!

How can I do this kind of work, but then on any given day do a piece that looks like my skills reduced back down to 20 years ago?! I showed my husband and just gawked. I don't think I'll ever fully know.

The cover to "Marigolds" is finished. I am extremely pleased with the turn out and the author plans on me creating the next two covers. Totally thrilled to do so! I had a blast painting this, tho the new technique takes more time.

Sep 1, 2010

Cover Art in Progress

So I mentioned to those who are part of my mailing list that I am working on a cover illustration.  The book is being self published through Amazon.  The author and I are very excited!

It's a large illustration that will be a wrap cover (left part on back, right part on front of book).

I've applied a few application techniques taken from Stephanie Law's book when it came to the environment.  I always have a hard time explaining bushes and leaves in my paintings.  Her technique shined some light on ways I can problem solve it.

My hope is to have it done this week, so I'll post the finished illustration once I'm done!  Can't wait!

*NOTE: Brian and I went horseback riding for our one year anniversary, which has helped me place myself more in the elves' shoes. Pretty nifty.