dreamingf00 said: What's your favorite traditional media? I can't afford a tablet or a tablet pen, not to mention Adobe Illustrator, photoshop or anything, but I love your art and all and I wanna know if you prefer pen and pencil, pastels, sharpies or some other thing
Early on I played with pencil, charcoal and acrylic. Recently, I enjoyed using pan pastel, watercolor, and oils for school work. Sorry - that’s very broad! It really depends on the look you’re going for, and your comfort level with the medium.
In fact, at least for what I do, I’ve found a tablet/digital program more economical in the long run. It was a one-time and very worthwhile investment. I rarely have to worry about buying new materials, and color never runs out! Cheaper tablets can do the trick as well as high-end ones. If you’re interested, this article has some detailed info on tablets that won’t break your bank!
A new piece for an upcoming exhibition Digital Renaissance at the Gauntlet Gallery!
A rare fellow
Anonymous said: Hey ! Just found your blog and scrolled all your works, now I just have one thing to say : Amazing ! I'm fascinated by your art, "c'est à couper le souffle" (sorry don't know how to say it in English o.o") What are your inspirations ?
Thank you :) My inspiration comes from organic natural elements, mythology and history, movement and texture, lyrics and melodies, expressions, color variations, pretty much anything which makes me want to grab my tablet and paint!
I’m surrounded by blossoms and buds, my grandparents have the most beautiful garden :) Probably more plant-inspired art to come!
Now that the series is done, I wanted to compile them into one post :)
It didn’t hit me until now, how much I’ll miss this series! It’s been such a fun, yearlong project and I can’t believe how quickly time flew by. Thanks for sticking with me. It’s been so great to hear everyone’s responses. Anyways, last but not least, JULY!
July is the seventh month of the year, though it was originally the fifth. Therefore it was first called Quintilis, though was later changed in honor of Julius Caesar’s birth month. On average, it’s the warmest month in Northern Hemisphere and the coldest in the Southern Hemisphere. There typically isn’t as much rainfall in July, though flowers and insects are abundant.
July’s birthstone, the ruby, symbolizes contentment, wealth, and wisdom. Its birth flower, the larkspur (which can be poisonous), represents attachment and open heart.
National Ice Cream Month!!! Need I say more? Other July events include National Picnic Month, Parents’ Day on the fourth Sunday, Cow Appreciation Day on the 15th, Hammock Day on the 22nd, and Cheesecake Day on the 30th mmm. Traits for those born in July include: honest, tactful, quiet, witty, hardworking, and fun to be with.
Now….onto the next series :)
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Here’s the final image “Ascent”
Happy June, an amazing month (though I might be biased, it being my birth month :D)
June is the sixth month of the calendar year and heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern hemisphere, and the start of winter in the South. Consequently, June has the longest number of daylight hours in the North and the shortest in the South.
The Latin term for June is Junius, named after the Roman Goddess Juno. She was the goddess of marriage which is one reason why the June is a popular for weddings
One of June’s birthstones is the pearl, a symbol of purity and innocence. Its birth flower, the rose, represents love, passion and appreciation. Different rose colors have various meanings.
Oddly enough, June is both Candy Month and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. Father’s Day is widely celebrated toward the end of the month and other dates includes Air Balloon Day on the 5th, Yoyo Day on the 7th and Celebration of the Sense Day on the 24th. It’s also Adopt-A-Cat Month and National Bathroom Reading Month. Those born in June could be friendly, soft-spoken, temperamental, picky, procrastinators, and day dreamers.
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Look at all the goodies that just arrived in the mail! I’m very pleased with the samples Gelaskins sent over - especially the Elsa iPhone case :)