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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Calypso bulbosa on: April 06, 2016 12:09:42 PM
'Calypso bulbosa'
Acrylic on canvas

People give flowers as presents because flowers contain the true meaning of love. Anyone tries to possess a flower will have to watch its beauty fading. But if you simply look at a flower on a field, you will keep it forever, because the flower is part of the evening and the sunset and the smell of damp earth and the clouds on the horizon. - Paulo Coelho, Brida

 
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This piece was inspired by a drawing I did recently during a live model class, and also the coming of spring. My style of artwork is usually fantasy mixed with realism and lots of detail! One thing I loved about the live model class is the limited time frame to draw a figure so my sketches became much more expressive. I wanted to try the same thing out in a painting, and instead of focusing on small details create something more emotional and expressive. I'm pretty happy with how she turned out!

You can view my piece larger here: http://rjannelle.deviantart.com/art/Calypso-bulbosa-601395759

Critiques are much appreciated Smiley
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / From Secondhand Sweater to Fabulous Fox Stuffie on: March 28, 2016 02:27:28 PM
I made this little guy for P_E_S_T in the Woodland Creature Swap. I used secondhand sweaters from the local thrift shop as my fabric. It was a challenge (the fabric was uncooperative to say the least!) but I'm really happy with how it turned out in the end! It has definitely opened my eyes to the joys and benefits of re-purposed clothing!





Let me know what you all think Cheesy
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Upcycled Sweater Mittens on: March 09, 2016 08:55:25 AM
These mittens have been on my crafting to-do list for a couple weeks now! I need to refine the pattern I used a little bit (the mittens are a tiny bit too tight for my big mannish hands haha) but overall I'm really happy with how they turned out! These are very simple, quick, and inexpensive to make. Since it was my first pair (and I had to rip out A LOT of stitching Angry ) They took me about 2 hours. I anticipate I can get that time down to an hour or less. You can't beat the price though... they only cost me a dollar or two to make!





Here's the link for the tutorial: www.forestquilting.com/images_home_page/mitten_directions_2012_Nov.pdf

Thanks for looking!
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Baby Monster Mini!! on: May 12, 2014 05:02:49 PM
Mini 3x3 inch oil painting on canvas.
C&C appreciated Smiley enjoy!


5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Colder Weather - Watercolour Painting on: February 05, 2014 09:50:37 PM
"You got a gypsy soul to blame and you were born for leavin."

This painting is a recreation of a photo I took of a good friend of mine that I absolutely LOVE! It's my third attempt at using watercolours and is just on paper.

I wanted to challenge my artistic abilities with this piece so I gave myself a limited timeline. I hoped that by doing this I wouldn't pay so much attention to minor details and concentrate more on capturing the emotion of the photograph. It ended up taking me about 3 and a half hours to finish. All in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

C&C appreciated Smiley

6  CANADA / Alberta / Anyone from Drayton Valley? on: October 21, 2013 11:57:57 AM
I just moved to Drayton and am wondering if any of my fellow crafsters are also from the area!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Wooden Eagle Feather on: October 08, 2013 05:43:56 PM
I had the privalege of attending the Cabela's "Ladies Day Out" event this past weekend and made this at the wood carving demonstration Cheesy


The folks running the demonstration said they were very impressed with my feather. It was the first time I've done any sort of wood carving Smiley Thanks for looking!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Fantastic Beasts - Newt Scamander's secret notebook!! (From OTHPT Swap) on: July 18, 2013 05:46:19 PM
I recently made this for my partner in the One Tiny Harry Potter Theme Swap. It's an "early notebook" or manuscript if you will of Newt Scamander's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". It was quite the experience... I've never made a book or hand bound anything before!






Hope you all like it Cheesy
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Sketches from the past year on: April 29, 2013 11:58:31 AM
I haven't posted much in the past few years because I was so busy with school Sad. Now that I'm done my undergrad (yay!) I thought I'd post some of my sketches from the past year (from newest to oldest). Hopefully I'll have more time for art and crafting now because I really miss it!

Bad Ass - I just drew this guy last night after watching The Place Beyond the Pines. I really need to practice drawing portraits again, I'm a bit rusty  Undecided


Fawn - I'd like to turn this drawing into a watercolor painting
 
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Hellhound


Demon Rider - This image was inspired by a dream.


Self Portrait


Tree House


Thanks for looking Cheesy
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / "el fauno y la luna" - watercolor FINALLY DONE on: March 05, 2013 05:15:41 PM
I've been fixated on this image for the past 5 days and I'm finally done YAYYYY. This is my first COMPLETED watercolor painting so I have a lot to work on! I'm not particularly happy with the tree portion of the background... so clearly I need to practice my backgrounds! I was so rushed to get this piece done that I think the composition suffered. Otherwise, I'm really REALLY happy with how the subjects turned out Smiley PS of all things to really mess up I completely effed my signature Angry oh well, I'll probably cut that out anyways Tongue Here it is:



And a close up


C&C appreciated!
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