Thursday, May 29, 2014


I finally finished my latest series! It's trees in the different seasons done on small canvasses. These were done using oil pastels along with blending stumps. I spent a while working on them and I think I like the way they turned out!

Monday, May 5, 2014

"Cinnamon" Project

This piece was inspired by Neil Gaiman's short story, "Cinnamon". It's about a girl who is blind and refuses to speak, so her parents, the Rajah and Rani, promise their daughter to anyone who can get her to talk. Many try and fail, but one day a tiger comes along and succeeds, so the girl then goes with the tiger into the forest.
So this is me, I painted my face to represent both the girl and the tiger, then used photoshop to add in some special effects and finishing touches.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Street Art Inspired Project

So here's something I made for a street art prompt... I love music so I thought I would include song lyrics. This song actually makes me sad, so I decided to do something bright and fun with it.... I created my own graffiti font and put down guidelines in pencil, then went back over everything with different types of marker. I hope you can all find the last word, some people didn't get it!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Adorable Portrait 2

So, as promised, here's another awesome portrait from the series I found online...I just love this idea!

Adorable Portrait!

This is from a series of portraits a man did of his daughter in the style of classic paintings. I'll be posting another of my favorites from the series because this is just so cute!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Colorful Pastel Art

I found some art done with pastels and colored pencils. I think it's a beautiful display of color and abstract shape!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Olympic Nail Art!

So here is some nail art I did for the Winter Olympics! I wanted to post this because this is not commonly thought of as a form of art, but it's probably the one I do most frequently, as I try to do different nail art each week! I love the Olympics and look forward to them whenever they come around. I think they represent just how much people can do! The dedication of the athletes is amazing... I can't even fathom practicing as much as they do!
Anyways, I did this in about half an hour, wasn't too difficult. The hardest part was just keeping my hand steady enough to do the numbers and letters, which I did with a striper brush. I also did a snowflake on the bottom thumbnail, but it's not too clear in this picture. I finished off the top hand with a silver and blue gradient done by striping those colors onto a sponge and stamping it on the ends.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Crayon Crazy

So here's another excellent example of beautiful art I found on the Internet. This gorgeous eye was drawn with crayon, which I find to be an interesting medium for creating work as detailed as this. I've done something similar before, drawing realistic portraits with crayon. I think it's fun to create fine art with unconventional mediums!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Disco Alarm Clock!

     This piece was very fun to make. I made it for a prompt from this site. It allows you to spin a series of three wheels which together give you a random theme, adjective, and subject. I got the theme of Invention, the adjective disco and the subject alarm clock, and sort of made this model of what I would consider a disco alarm clock. I mean, wouldn't it be fun to wake up to a disco party?
     So, I started off by thinking out my color scheme and style. I wanted to keep the style of the clock minimalistic so that focus would be led more to the disco lights in the center. I used the shape tool to construct the parts of the alarm clock and the lights, and the type tool to make the numbers.I wanted to convey what I saw in my head, which was the lights shining and rotating around the center, so I used the flare tool to give each light a bit of a glare. I made the background black to emphasize the white of the clock, the contrast of the colors, and make the light paths visible.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Optical Abstract

I like how this piece uses various colors and shapes to overlap and create a pattern. Like with many optical art style pieces, there are several images you could see in this. I see a letter 'X', a square in the middle, and various large triangles.