I’ve been in love with doll since I was a kid but the thing is, that love never have anything to do with playing with them it was always about creating them. While my friends were about play pretend as was building furniture out of cardboard box and sewing them complete wardrobe. I spent more time creating them the perfect house than anything else. Being poor was a great fuel to my creativity,
While other kid had the perfect plastic set, I was happier with my made up bed and top notch fashion line clothing made out of old clothes. I remember once I made a complete rock band on stage with guitar and drums out of toilet paper roll and a stack of pastel colored paper a teacher gave me…
Anyhow, that love of creating dolls and characters as never left me and when I saw Lee-Ann paper doll post the first time, I knew they were the perfect fit for Kabostudio. I would recognized Lee-Anne portrait anywhere, her faces have that timeless feel that I love so much and she transformed her portrait into the most exquisite paper dolls with great humour and you can’t help but smile when you look at them.
I’m really proud to announce that Lee-Anne has accepted the invitation to teach how she create her paper doll, the infinite possibilities to display them and how to create your own character and accessories.
Complete details and pre-registration about the class will come soon
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Lee-Anne and I can't wait to share this class with you!
See you soon!
After months of planning, filming, changing my mind, adding to it, I'm finally ready to present you, my new online class Ladybird! I'm so proud of this class, I think I have put together great resources and many diverses projects to explore mixed media. While creating great art we will explore composition, the art of storytelling, and I will share with you what I've learned in my 23 years as a graphic designer on understanding colours and how to create any skin tone and how to get the perfect colour palette.
If this wasn't enough I will share with you how to create birds soft sculpture and how to create and modify a pattern to create your own unique bird.
To enter the Giveaway,
Each time you shared on different social channel I will enter your name to the draw.
Each share counts as one entry – multiple entries are encouraged!
You have until April 14 midnight EST to enter
I will announce the lucky winner on April 15th in a live post on Kabostudio facebook page
If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund! I'm aware the comment sections is acting weird and the comment number stays at 0 sometimes but I will see all of your comment.
If you have been following me long enough you heard me talk about how I love storytelling in art other artist and mine, how it's almost always the first thing that hooks me on a new artist and how I've been working for years to incorporate that element in my own art. Well if you did not know, now you do :)
It's something that I have been focusing a lot in the last year, working mainly with the theme of strong women I search for a way to tell their story by doing more than a simple portrait.
Sometimes it's the choice of a color palette that will completely change the mood of similar paintings.
Another way I love to explore in my storytelling is creating what I call totem portrait, sometimes the animal is a companion sometimes it becomes part of the portrait like an anamorphosis. And that's what I want to explore with you in my class for Paint your Heart and Soul 2018. To give you an idea here's a few examples of some I did in the past.
For my second lesson, I want to share with you my technique to create colorful and realistic skin tone and how black and white photo reference can be one of your best friends to achieve that.
I'm not sure yet which animal will emerge, would it be a lady swan, an owl enchantress, a she-wolf, or a more feline temptress? Intrigue? Registration for “PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2018” is open you get
**DOWNLOADABLE VIDEOS AND PDFS **
Don't miss out on the EARLY BIRD SALE PRICE of $90
( Reg Price is $125 )
(OFFER EXPIRES DECEMBER 1, 2017, MIDNIGHT EST)
want to learn more? All the info here
The contest is closed winner will be announced shortly
the winner is kelley Appleby
I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on
Ever After once again this year! I'm so excited about doing this class again
as helping people finding their own ways is a big part of my mission as an online art teacher. And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)
First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven't heard about it yet!
“Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! :) Yay!
You can find out all the deets
(and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE.
My chosen fairy tale for this year is How to Train a Dragon. My lesson will be inspired by this incredible tale of friendships and adventures, I have some fabulous ideas cooking! I've not fully developed my class idea yet, but I'm excited to be sharing a with you a brand new lesson with a different set of techniques than last year much like you can see in the paintings below. You are in for a colourful one!
Mixed media artist, doll maker and online teacher always looking for new ways to explore my imaginary world filled with pop culture, animals and timeless characters.