Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Stained Glass is Pretty

Stained Glass is Pretty - Dutch Hourglass, Onamato, Click Clack, Archer, 'Nzeppel

Here's the result of The Diva Challenge #76 - Home. I love in the mecca of consignment & antique shops. I was thinking about all the stained glass and old frames that I typically see in these shops and wanted to try and show those patterns. I ended up really liking Click Clack after I started drawing it.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Oh the Webs We Weave

Oh the Webs We Weave - Pais, Web, Laced, Cockles n' Mussels

This is a second portrait I did for the people’s portrait project. This is my profile filled with some of my favorite tangles. I have always had a thing for spiderwebs, I created many art pieces with spiderweb themes or dealing with spiders in general. I was just drawn toward them in college while doing projects. I also have a love of mushroom items too, from knick knacks (hopefully not too cheesey of ones tho) to art pieces to hang up. However, I tried to refrain from drawing too many mushrooms in college or incorporating them into my artwork since I didn't want my teachers to make certain assumptions about me. I really do just love how cute and quirky mushrooms are, especially asian designs & designs from the 50s & 60s with adorable little mushrooms.

Monday, June 11, 2012

An Imaginary Language

An Imaginary Language - Baton, Tri-Po, (variation of Vache)

This was the first time I drew these patterns. I also was trying to figure out Tri-Po with no instructions. I only had a small thumbnail to deconstruct which isn't too hard, but I had trouble getting the lines to line up. Then I decided I would draw the outside triangle and then just fill it in like paradox, only stopping after 3 drawn lines. That seemed to work the best. Then the other tangle started out as Vachie that I decided to fill in with Baton instead of stripes. I feel like Baton gave it more depth.

Monday, June 4, 2012

In His Head

In His Head - Betweed, Paradox, Munchin, Printemps, Tipple, Florz

This ZIA was influenced by the proposal of our community art center. They had a calling for 2D portraits 5x7 in size. I thought this would be an interesting opportunity to get a silhouette of my sweetheart and fill it with tangles.