Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Imagination & Inspiration

As an artist in the making, to me, it's always important to find a source of inspiration, may it be in the form of beautiful imagery, astounding musical pieces... even a fresh breeze of wind blowing by night, looking at that one lonely star shining in the midnight sky, reading an absorbing book... maybe just laying down in the grass while looking at the twilight sky... anything... anything that makes you feel burningly passionate about life... the right stimulus at the right moment, mixed with your own feelings at some given point can make a beautiful difference.

Lately, a large part of my inspiration has come from religious imagery, thinking of heavily ornamented beings, intricate jewelry, pieces of classical music, everything golden and depicting a sense of holiness, and the work of the great masters of painting.
Almost as much as I enjoy creating, I highly enjoy assembling the right inspirational atmosphere for myself, according to the aesthetical results I want to achieve with a certain painting idea: Herr Mozart's music is mandatory whenever I feel like painting elegantly embellished beings covered in intricate pieces of jewelry and light... Inspiration comes effortlessly to me while listening to classical music, I can't help but getting a feeling of magnificence and opulence... I trully enjoy listening to classical! ; u ;

Now, for this particular painting (barely just a concept sketch by now), my inspiration came from the elegance and sensuality of japanese geishas, rococó, french architecture and art nouveau; I must say, I have highly enjoyed designing my own pieces of jewelry, even if most of the times I have no clue on what I'm doing..! ~ n ~

Still, up to this point, I must admit I'm pretty content with my design... but I still have to design a decent kanzashi to finish the headpieces. WISH ME LUCK. *Click for bigger image if you please!*

Take care and until next post! Have a lovely day c:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

1st Giveaway Winners pt1: ☆☆☆~ Joe's Blog ~☆☆☆

**Click on the image for full size**

\(^▽^*) Now, will the beautiful Joeanna please come and claim her prizeeeeeeeeeeeee (*^▽^)/
(Remember that my giveaway prizes were going to be cartoon portraits of the winners)

SO! My very first Giveaway Winner of all times: Miss Joeanna Portia from
"Joe's Blog"! *Click, click*
You should check her blog out too, because it's quite interesting! She's a talented artist, I really like her illustrations, specially the ones portraying musicians and film stars; she's got quite a unique, colorful style, and her use of shapes and color is really cheerful! That's what I like the most about her illustrations.
I also like her vlogs, she's really charming and sooo pretty! :3

I'm really, really ashamed, I know it took forever, but I really had a lot of things going on with Uni and work... and then my computer died on me... and then months passed before I could get ahold of a new computer... and then Uni and work again and... I'M SORRY. I hope you can forgive me Õ n Õ

Now, having said that, it also took me quite some time to finish it: first looking for a cute picture of Joe to draw (stalking habilities have surely paid off!), then trying to portray that and translate into a drawing, then digitally painting, doing the background, the dress print, the details... It was surely some hard work! But I really tried my best and I think it looks nice. OF COURSE it had to be worth the wait! Hehehe …Well, at least I hope it is! ; u ;

So, as you may remember, I made this giveaway as a way of thanking all of you, dearest readers for following this 'ere blog; this really means the world to me. Thank you very much, with all my heart, Thank you!

...Now, back to work, since I still owe 2 more illustrations to:
*** Miss Caroline from Ergy Erg ***
*** Miss Jemina from JeminaJakin ***

Until next time it is! Have a lovely day c: