QUEEN AMIDALA

Today I finished the second in a series of art nouveau inspired drawings of the ladies of Star Wars. This drawing is of Queen Amidala wearing the frilly gown from the parade scene in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. I was able to add more detail to this drawing than the Leia one since I used the Intuos Cintiq this time around. I also borrowed Tatooine and Polis Massa and the surrounding moons, suns, etc. from the Leia drawing so {Read More}

“THE MOTHERSHIP DEPOT” REVIEW

  Here’s an “Art Enthusiast” review of the current DeadEyes exhibit over at REDUX. Check out the review then go check out the show!  –S.

LOVE & THEFT

Today I was checking out the Facebook page of the talented and accomplished artist, Jim Woodring. If you’re not familiar with his dream inspired work I suggest you check it out. Anyway, this morning, Woodring posted a short animated film by Bavarian animator, Andreas Hykade, called Love & Theft and it’s pretty psychedelic and hypnotic. Check it out:     I’m going to have to watch this a few more times to absorb some of the symbolism. I’ll also be checking out Hykade’s other animations. Here’s {Read More}

GIFT WRAP, TEA PAINTING & DEADEYES

I feel like I haven’t blogged in a while. After rebuilding my site, spending time categorizing my past blog posts and learning my way around Corel Painter I guess I haven’t had much time for blogging. So this is just a quick post about stuff that’s been going on over the last month or so. First off, I got some goodies from Spoonflower. Here is my Princess Leia drawing as gift wrap. Fun!   And here are the swatches of {Read More}

NEW TOOLS

  Yesterday I received a very welcome package at my door, my new Intuos5 by Wacom. New tools are always exciting but they usually take a bit of practice to get used to. Here’s my first practice piece; a bit rough but I’m getting the hang of it. Along with the tablet I also got a copy of Painter 12, another new tool for me to learn and get acquainted with. I’m pretty excited to dive in and see what {Read More}

PHOTOGRAPHING ART

Hello readers! Yesterday I finished my piece for the ‘Altered Paintings’ show that I mentioned in a previous post and I had a lot of fun doing it. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the other artists had to work with and what they’ve ended up with. This was a fun project and definitely a challenging one, especially since it wasn’t even a painting to begin with. As you may recall it was a very sun bleached paper print on {Read More}

PRINCESS LEIA PRINT

    I have been working on this Princess Leia drawing for the last couple of weeks and I’m really excited to have it finished! Prints will be going up for sale (sans watermarks, of course) on my Etsy shop as soon as I get some proof prints done. The finished size will be about 6″ x 11″ and will come with a small card describing each element as well. A friend suggested it would look good as a t-shirt {Read More}