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11  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Little Flame - Furry Fireball Portrait on: November 30, 2013 08:40:04 AM
Here is a little pet portrait I did for my boss, little cutie named Dexter. I had the hardest time photographing this painting, my purples basically disappeared.



I painted it with acrylics, on a 12"x16" canvas.


Hopefully that little gif works! Just shows the piece in progress. All of the in-progress photos are pretty washed out, that's what happens when my workspace is surrounded with big windows.

12  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Lightly - Coffee, Wolf Skulls and Moths on: November 29, 2013 08:55:50 PM
I've been a major slacker when it comes to keeping this updated with fresh artwork! Whoops!

I love experimenting with mediums, including non-typical painting thingers, such as good old coffee! I've even given painting with fresh berry juice a try!

Skulls are one of my favorite subjects when it comes to art, I've got a crazy fascination with bodies. Yay <3
And moths & butterflies are close runner-ups.



The base is done with India ink, nice lines, and then I went to town with the coffee. Sadly the smell wore off. Sad




Now a question for fellow artists out there, what sort of "non-typical" art supplies have you used before? Any favorites that you continue to use?

Peace out loves!
-D
13  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Tired Eyes, Wild Mind - Borzoi and Birds on: October 05, 2013 01:31:14 PM
Forgot to upload this one too!

I am completely in love with ink. I think the next step is to add a simple splash of colour (watercolours probably, since my coloured ink stash is limited to sepia - boo! Time to buy more!), orrrrr utilize this AMAZING gold ink I have. That ink is a living entity, I swear it. I open up the bottle and all the pigment is swirling around, bubbling up like magma, even 10 minutes later, the bottle not being disturbed at all. I took a video but not sure if I can upload it!

Borzois are so pretty <3



14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Danger Days - Roses and a Skull on: October 05, 2013 01:27:51 PM
Whoops, forgot to post my latest ink pieces!

So I have a huge fascination with skeletons, bones, and really, bodies in general. Whether they be human or animal. I'm also a teacher's assistant at my university for Human Anatomy&Physiology courses so I constantly surround myself with all sorts of amazing anatomical things. Yeeee <3

Plus I've discovered the wonders of ink pens. These Faber-castell babies are filled with India ink, and I love them.

Enjoy!

-D <3





15  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Fur and Feathers - Paintings done on real feathers on: September 29, 2013 07:23:39 PM
I have been contacted by an art gallery, requesting some of my feather pieces for them to display in their gallery! Pretty cool opportunity so I had to jump on it. Smiley
These are the pieces I came up with.

They're all painted with acrylics on real feathers. From the left the types are: peacock, peacock, turkey, peacock.

Enjoy!

16  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pink Swan - Flamingo Painting on: September 09, 2013 05:18:43 PM
My working title for this piece was "Pink Swan", current title is actually "Silence".



I painted it with acrylics on a 16"x20" canvas, and little fun fact, I didn't use any black at all! It was a challenge, but I really love the result!


17  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Kitty, Grumpy Bird and a Panda on: August 24, 2013 02:49:51 PM
Some afternoon pieces. All three of these are done with brown ink and white acrylic on watercolour paper that I dyed with tea.



18  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Like Smoke - When Ideas Flow on: August 23, 2013 11:33:51 AM
One last piece with ink before I put the bottle away and work with acrylics for awhile.







19  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pure As We Begin - So a hyena, and two eels walk into a bar... on: August 19, 2013 08:28:02 AM


Sometimes I like to take two unrelated things and smash them together. Like eels, a hyena, and candlesticks (ha! See what I did thar?)
This piece in another ink one, but fine markers this time. I used a teeeeensie nibbed one, and used it for like 99% of this piece. Which took FOREVER. But I love the effect, and I want it on t-shirts or a canvas tote bag.



20  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Graham's Ghost - Extinct Irish Elk and a Skulllll on: August 19, 2013 08:24:36 AM


I absolutely adore drawing with ink. I did this with a dip pen and a trusty bottle of India Ink. Sometimes a little messy, but I love the effect.

Irish Elk are pretty nifty, their antlers grew to over 3 meters across!


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