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It’s been a while!

The past year has been a difficult one for paintings. I’ve been a lot more focused on textile work and burlesque, and finding time to sit down and paint has been getting increasingly hard. When I do, though, I’ve found my style is shifting, becoming more organic and surreal. This is probably due to the amount of weed I have been smoking before painting lately; it’s a welcome change. My biggest issue with my art is its stiffness, its predictability. It’s good to see that breaking a bit.

Here’s a thing I painted last night.




Just so you know, I started a Formspring Account!  So feel free to ask me questions; I will be answering the ones about art here as well!  So yeah; ask me anything!

In other news, I am working on a lot of art at the moment, but I am also very, very busy with dancing.  I am performing with my burlesque troupe at St. Louis Pridefest here in a week, in front of 10,000+ people!  Pictures will happen, I promise.  ❤

h a r v e s t

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Oh, this has been sitting unfinished on my hard drive for far too long; so good to have this done.  First painting of 2010 that I actually love ❤

Favrielle nó Eglantine

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Favrielle nó Eglantine of the Kushiel Legacy Series.  Favrielle is an interesting character, as as far as I can tell from the internet, no one else has drawn her yet.  Which, given that she is actually a fairly minor character (she is Phèdre’s clothier from Kushiel’s  Chosen onward), is not surprising.  I do really like her, however, so I thought I would try sketching her.  This is more just the way that I imagined her.  All of my Kushiel drawings are pretty much just my interpretation, though.

One a more technical note, I have been sketching with the same brush I paint with, recently.  It’s made for an interesting effect, and I’m quite fond of the way it feels.  I stupidly had never dabbled with setting opacity to my pen pressure (><;;), but now that I have it’s really made a big difference in how I go about sketching.  However, as my tablet is really old and my pen is in bad, bad shape, it also brings to light the pressure sensitivity issues I’ve had since I found it.  I will probably be holding a commission drive for a new tablet here very soon, so as to get around this issues.

On that note, omgwtfbbq wireless Intuos!!?!

Sanguine Rose -sketch-

I think I am actually starting to get Phèdre right!  Hooray!  Even Lypiphera wasn’t really what I wanted, as much as I like the final outcome.  This is a lot closer to how I actually imagine Phèdre.

Pink in Spring

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Painting strait to blobs of color, and without a sketch is interesting.  I seem to have less trouble with my faces, anatomically that way.  Usually, I’m all sorts of about with the transform and liquify tools, getting my faces just right; but this just sort of came out.

Bleached Shirts, again

Both for Sale on Etsy!  Clickies!