FACE TIME: new drawing alert!


Hi, readers & viewers! I am trying to post as regularly as I can and as my schedule will allow for. I am also doing other art-focused things like contacting art consultants as I search for representation, going to update my RedBubble account (have not used that in a long while) & re-open my Etsy shop online. I also recently FINALLY got on the “Insta-bus”…I now have an Instagram account! So now, at the bottom of my posts, there will be an Instagram link along with my usual Twitter link (I have so many social accounts, now…becoming some sort of social media guru here). I have included my other links (Coroflot, Etsy, ShopVida & Tumblr) at the top of this WordPress blog. No matter what happens, I do not want to put down art. I stick with it! It is an important part of my life that I love and it is one of the things I do to have joy and to shake off some stress.

Lately, I have been creating new works. I want to experiment, add new work to my portfolio and use these works (along with past works) to market myself more. This post shows one of the new works detailing a face (hence the title of this post). It is a drawing (graphite and pen, so far) on paper. I have a big, fat drawing pad (amongst other drawing pads) to fill and so I am going to make the most of it! I was working on this more last night. I still have to add more features & detailing; also do something to the background. An idea for a background is one of an artist’s terrors. It is also one of those points where artist block tends to happen, too. You want to do something that does not overpower the main focus of the work, but you also want it to work WITH the main focus…you also want it to NOT look terrible. I finally mustered up in my mind what I can do with the background. Some sort of weird (because in art, weird can be good) linear (line) work with a great dash of polygon forms (polygonal design is the “Popular Kid” of the art world, now). Some color will be nice, too. I can’t wait to see my ideas spill from my brain and onto this paper. Fun!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this fairly swift post and I hope you will check me out on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, RedBubble, Etsy and the other 1 billion accounts I have (lol…not really THAT many, but it feels like it)!! Thank you!! 

No title, yet, of course! This shows a couple of the tools I am using! I see I also wrinkled my drawing. Wrinkled, bent paper drives me NUTS! The drawing itself will still finish out great, though!

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INSTA-BUS: i hopped on the instagram bus


I finally started posting stuff on Instagram (since last week)! I’ve had an account for a while, but I never took time to post anything. I’ve so many social accounts that I just wasn’t feeling like posting to Instagram. Well, I decided to finally go ahead and be active with that account. I posted this today. It’s a drawing In working on! 

If you think you can guess who I’m drawing, post a reply! Here’s another hint: the subject’s adventures have FINALLY been scripted for a long awaited film! Gamers, rejoice!

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WHATWHYWHENHOW: Artwork Analysis 3


“burst”. Charcoal on paper. 2007.

Another in a series of analyses on my art.

Feel free to comment with questions you may still have.

“burst”, 2007

WHAT: One of my favorite works! Well…it’s not a dude, so it is obviously a woman! A young woman in profile, noone in particular. Not a bad-looking lady, huh? And I’m not even into girls and I can say that!! Only beef for me…

WHY: I have a great affinity for rendering faces, especially profiles and quarter views-that’s when one side of the face is fully visible while the other side is partially visible. And I felt I could do something very interesting with a profile by including something extra…so I threw in the radiating (love that word…it’s so………radiant) lines, hence the title. Like a burst of light, if you can use your imagination & translate charcoal lines into glorious rays of light. Then you have a good head on your shoulders! But this would be called “representation”-using those lines to represent rays of light.

WHEN: I created this in the year of the pig or boar-2007. What a lovely animal………

HOW: I meditated over this piece. I knew I wanted it to become one of the most delightful and visually harmonious artworks I’d ever done. I caressed my charcoal pencils and spoke to them in a light whisper, telling them what work must commence and to guide me. HELL NO! I didn’t do all that…that would be weird. I had to break in so that you readers will not think I am psycho and send me to a Jonas Brothers WITH Justin Bieber concert as punishment. How I REALLY created this piece was, yes, with charcoal and with great technical care. Tonal work and tricks fascinate me & that is what I utilized, here. Darkened tones alongside tints produce very dramatic effects! Chiaroscuro is like a delicacy that artists use. Yum.

Chiaroscuro (English pronunciation: /kiˌɑrəˈskjʊər/, Italian: [kjarosˈkuːro] “light-dark”) in art is characterized by strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects such as the human body. (wikipedia.com)

The last visual I added were the rays. Meat before potatos is my method; major areas before the minor parts, the main before the filler, Anthony Bourdain before I watch that Andrew Zimmern guy (gaaaaack…he eats alot of cojones).

That was, as usual, alot of fun to explain! Hope you had fun reading. Come back for another analysis installment in a few days! In the meantime, read any of my other posts and also the pages, here. THANKS!

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