Mermaids, Dryads & Space Adventures. And Barflies too.

Bar flies or flies at the bar

It’s been a busy week! Lots of art happening and a flurry of ATC trading and swapping. I barely managed to get any actual work out. And who needs work when you can trade art? LOL. I wish.

Above are a set of bar flies, or flies at the bar. This is me as a fly. Actually, I usually just sit at a table rather than the bar. These were made for an insect swap. I had to be extra and humanize them but seriously, drawing insects is pretty gross. They have a lot of ugly bits. No one wants to draw those bits. It was fun though – something other than human is always good for practice now and then. Also below are some mermaids and a pair of dryads for a trading friend in Germany. I love to make curvy mermaids with flowing hair. All of those curves are fun! And space adventures too! I went for a vintage vibe in space with these ones.

Space Adventures

Dryads and mermaids

And a journal bit from one of my art journals. This one is from Book of Days with Effy Wild (highly recommend any of Effy’s art programs). The figure is a continuous line drawing though you can’t tell anymore since she’s covered in paint and ink now but I did do the exercise properly! The list is a list of wonders – things that make you happy on a bad day. I had so many more things to add but couldn’t fit them all in.

Book of Days

Happy weekend everyone!

 

Comments

  1. Linda K

    wow- impressive variety of art and subjects! Though I’m not especially a fan of bugs I love your bar flies-great interpretation too:):)I like Effy’s style very much and have taken some online classes of hers. Happy PPF!

  2. Tammie

    Your flies are wonderful. Funny to consider all their bits.
    Curves are fun to draw, I agree. Yours are lovely and oh so in their spirit.
    Lovely to see your art, it has been too long since i have visited.

  3. denthe

    hahaha, I love those bar flies 🙂 And you managed to make the ugly bits quite attractive ! Love your mermaids and dryads too, and yay! you made another journal page! I always look forward seeing your journal pages 🙂

  4. froebelsternchen

    All art of this post is absoltely AMAZING – as always Sal – your blog is a hoghlight to visit! I really adore those bar flies! They are simply FANTASTIC! Ingenius!
    Your ” things that make you happy” areso cool t and I love the vibrant colors of this page and the mermaids , horned girls and space girls —wow— all is so energetic!!!
    Wishing you a happy weekend !
    Your art is absolutely AMAZING !
    oxo Susi

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