PPF & Illustration Friday: Creature!

Sadly, I didn’t really have much to share this week for PPF, til now. I am working on a lot of new projects but none for show yet. I did have a half done deco cover, lol. Then I saw the Illustration Friday topic and decided to paint up a quickie while I had my morning coffee. The topic is creature so I went with this easy little fellow. He’s based on a painting I did ages ago on alien plants–he lived in the plants. Painted in Photoshop.

Halloween ATCs + Gothic Beehive

Here’s a few more of the ATCs made this weekend for the IllustratedATCs Halloween Art-A-Thon. I traded A LOT of cards over the past few days and have some beauties to add to my collection from my wonderful art friends. You can see some of the amazing cards people made on the front page of IllustratedATCs.

I also finished up a design for Mister Dress-up T-Shirts and hopefully, it will be available in their store soon. I’ll post if/when I get details. This is a gothic beehive. I love gothic style and I adore ridiculous beehive hairdos so the two make a great combination (in my mind!).  I used one of the faces I did for the 29 Faces challenge and reworked it a little. Saved me a bit of time.

PPF: A girl and her bird

Here’s another painting for my portfolio (and Paint Party Friday). I like it but now it’s really bothering me that her scarf is floating off in the breeze and her hair is sitting flat. Bit silly. Ah well…. maybe the fan is only far behind her hair, lol. Pretend you don’t notice! This was painted in Photoshop.

I’ve been doing a lot of cool color paintings lately and wanted something warm and bright. Aside from her icy blue hair and winter scarf, she’s warm. Really. Click for the bigger image.

Here are a few of the drawings from my life drawing session today with one of my favorite models. She always manages to find the good poses and best of all, she is such a still sitter. Anyone who goes to life drawing regularly appreciates a still sitter. The left two are charcoal (5 min poses) and the one on the right is colored pencil. That was a long pose.

If any of you are members are ATCsforAll.com, please consider coming to join us in the Daily Drawing Group. We mostly just post art whenever we make it and provide feedback for each other. We also have weekly challenges and this week, it’s Halloween Monsters. If monsters aren’t your thing, then autumn scenery works just as well. I made mine (at left) as an ATC (ink and markers) and he’s up for trade in the group. Come join in and trade me!

Paint Party Friday: Lipstick Swirl

Here’s my PPF for the week. It’s another painting for my portfolio called Lipstick Swirl. I’m trying to get more fashion related paintings in there since I love to paint ladies. Next week, I’ll have finished the painting I was working on for last PPF. I say that now, lol. There’s always hope, right? 🙂

Happy PPF!

Girl with a Pearl Necklace

I finished the pretty lady with a pearl necklace that I started last week. This painting is for my portfolio and was done in Photoshop. I kept the pale skin from my WIP and went for a graphic style on the rest.

I have to do a new postcard mailing this week and wanted a few new pieces in my portfolio. Maybe a couple more before I send off the new card!

29 Faces: Faces 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29

I’m not going to have time to do many portraits over the next few days so I thought I’d make a batch in advance this morning. This takes me to 29!!!! Woohoo!! The WIP I posted yesterday will bring it up to Face 30 (once she’s done) and I’m going to call it done after that. I’ll be posting a big image of all of my faces next week.

Thanks to everyone who has commented on my portraits over the past 4 weeks. I really appreciate the feedback. And I’ve very much loved checking out everyone else’s portraits too. I’ve seen a lot of great art and fun techniques. I plan on visiting everyone in the future too, to see what other wonderful art you’ve been coming up with!