Nov 7, 2014

Mini Inspirations

It started here. I made five fairy busts for my book demonstrating the different ways to approach painting skin tones.

It then moved onto this without me realizing it, I began doodling them with this crazy spiral hair during Inktober.

At the end of October I listed the five busts from my book to be sold during my first Flash Sale at my Etsy shop. They went so fast! I didn't think something so small and so simple would be that popular.

Once the sale was all finished and I had so many envelopes to draw on, I decided to continue with these wee fairy busts as a way to "brand" the sale. I came up with a simple design and modified it for each envelope. Every envelope from a sale during that day has a fairy bust drawn on it. You can view all of them on my Facebook Page.

Now, with all of that said and done, here is where I have ended up.

I think I am border line obsessed with these wee ladies. They are quick, full of sweet personality, and I really can't wait to paint them. I envision them in tiny ornate frames hanging together or in the smallest of nooks and crannies around the house. Just like a fairy! They measure about 2x2 inches.

I love them so much I made myself into one!

1 comment:

gina said...

simply, wonderful!

thank you for sharing your process.
i'm off to buy your book, as wel. i can hardly wait to study it.your work is inspiring and gorgeous.