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1  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 110 ENTRIES / My Warrior Shaman Costume! on: November 03, 2015 03:02:59 PM
DH and I decided to throw a Halloween party this year and I wanted something really special for the occasion for my costume.  I've always loved how elaborate headdresses could be but none of the online options were viable for what I wanted, so I decided to make it myself! 

Here is the front of the headdress:

A side view to show the tails:

And me in complete costume [with my spirit wolf]!

It took about a week to craft the entire headdress from start to finish and I absolutely love how it turned out Smiley

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pink Lillies Mixed Media on: June 01, 2015 03:38:38 PM
Just wanted to share my latest piece I finished today.  I think I'm going through a flowers & Pink kick Tongue

"Pink Lillies"
8" x 10" Mixed Media Illustration

Used a combo of Watercolor (base), Copic Marker, Pastel Pencils, White Gelly Roll Pen for highlights and Micron pen for Edge Definition.

Thanks for looking!! Smiley
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / New Mixed Media Paintings! (A little Pic Heavy) on: May 10, 2015 10:34:50 AM
Happy Sunday Everyone!

I just wanted to share a couple of recent mixed media paintings I completed.  Smiley

11" x 17" Illustration

Detail shot: 

17" x 11" Illustration

Detail shots:

I used a watercolor base with a copic marker overlay.  I finished off the pieces with pencil pastels and micron pen for highlights, detailing, and definition.

I will say for the record, that orchids are crazy detailed so those were definitely more challenging but I'm happy with my results. Smiley

Thanks for looking!!

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor Sets on: March 17, 2015 02:16:24 PM
Question for you guys -

Have any of you ever had the opportunity to experience any of the Dr. Ph. Martin Concentrated Watercolor Sets?


Above is a link to what I am talking about.

I'm ready to elevate my artwork from student grade materials to something a little bit nicer.  I have been doing some research on various higher quality watercolor materials, and thought this board and you guys might have some helpful insight or advice!

Thanks in advance!! Smiley
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / My Illustrations... on: March 10, 2015 07:28:54 AM
Morning Everyone!

Gosh - it's been forever since I've had the opportunity to hop back in here! 

I've been working on developing my style over the last few months, and of course those pesky daily obligations we simply can't ignore keep getting between me and you lovelies.   

Sometimes I just want to shout "Nope.  I can't Adult today.  Come back tomorrow". 

That should be my Studio "DnD" sign...

Anyway, I thought I would share my latest pieces with you guys! 

I've been working with quite a few different media to accomplish my illustrations - Watercolor is usually the base for each piece.  Then I work in Copic Marker for vibrancy and finish with pencil pastels, white charcoal, and a little bit of micron pen for a bit of line definition. 

"Bird Couple"

8" x 10"


11" x 17"

"The Panda Couple"

8" x 10"

Smiley Thank you so much for looking!!!

Studio ANF

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Dragon - another paper cutout experiment ATC on: July 11, 2014 07:32:29 AM
Hi everyone! I wanted to share another paper cutout ATC experiment with you - I'm practicing my card making skills before I jump into the ATC swap Smiley


I like how this turned out, though I might think about doing the cutout portion outside of the Dragon instead of inside if I ever do this one again.

I also wanted to share a watercolor ATC I recently finished - its a face study (I have trouble with perspective and proportion with regards to figure drawing):


7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Newly completed illustration-Rainy Days on: July 10, 2014 11:25:33 AM
Just completed this project last week  Smiley

"Rainy Days"

Black and white illustration using Sharpie on gallery canvas.  

Thanks for looking! Smiley
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / A Few More... on: June 22, 2014 03:58:41 PM
I did a few more ATCs that I wanted to share with everyone...

"Take Me Away"  -- Used watercolor and Micron Pen plus a little collage (using some tracing paper squares I had left over from another project)

"All Stitched Up with Nowhere to Go" -- Watercolor and Micron Pen.

"B Awesome" -- Watercolor and Micron Pen.  I really enjoyed playing with typography on this one.

thanks so much for looking!! Smiley
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / My First ATC's on: June 19, 2014 01:32:10 PM
Hi Everyone!  I'm new to the Craftster (Some new friends of a craft meet-up I joined suggested I check it out) and recently got into ATC's.  Actually, I think I'm addicted now....  Anyway - Just wanted to post the links to a few I've finished! Smiley

"Mind the Deep"  

"Lovebot Bear"


The first is a paper cut experiment based loosely on the idea of topography, filled in with prisma color pencils.  The second is done with watercolor and micron pen, and the third is a stab at stippling with micron with a light blue drip wash!  

Smiley I'm off to work on the next idea...
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