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
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November is here, we changed time in the wee hour of the morning, seriously why are we still doing this? Besides messing up with your sleep pattern it will be darkness all around a week or two, this girl needs some light! It's been almost 2 months since I published the last lessons of A Canvas Journey now and after a year of working almost every weekend let me tell you a break was needed.
Although I truly enjoyed the last year and feel like I found a vocation in teaching and sharing my love for art; working a full-time job on top of running a business can at times be draining.
The first week I was oof I felt like I did not know what to do with all this free time so I did what I always do when that happened I cleaned and reorganize my space I also cooked a lot, all the little mundane routine always seems to ground me as I can let my mind wander and figure out the next step.
Not that I did not know what to do it was more a matter of where to start. My life has been plan around the class for a year and it was now time to explore, evolve, change and that's why I spent the last the month in Rainbow Land… (last Miley Cirus and its country folks vibe has been playing on a regular basis and I just adore this song she wrote and sang with Dolly Parton)
I'm really proud of what I accomplished with A Canvas Journey but I also know that the next class will not be a yearly one. It's just too much while I'm still working full time. I figured out that I need to get myself some breathing periods in which I can be free of experimenting and getting back to you with new ideas and ways to create.
So what I have been up to? A lot of creations it turns out!
Once the initial paralysis was over it all flew out of me in no time.
I completed a canvas journal on the 12 astrology signs in a bit less than 2 weeks, sometimes creating two page a day, renewing with watercolor, I loved every minute of it and I'm planning to offer them as prints, just haven't decided yet if they will be as limited edition or open one on society6. A blanket with your astrology sign seems like a fun idea to me.
Then I created a painting of what I call my Unicorns girls…
I noticed that my faces are becoming more realistic and moving away from my more whimsical proportions. It will be interesting to see where this is going. It was also a challenge to paint on wood after a year of painting on canvas. I used to be all about wood but my canvas journal may have changed that.
Hello, Art Lovers!
I’m excited to share that I’m going to be a part of an amazing year long course called “Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018.”
This course is a collaboration with 24 out of this world artists and instructors, who paint gorgeous, soulful art using a unique variety of styles and techniques. There are 48 video lessons, each one is a fully independent project, which will help you to learn and develop your own voice. We will share with you our knowledge, tips, and tricks in order to create beautiful and soulful art.
This course is designed for individuals of all skill levels, ranging from a total beginner to an experienced artist!
In this course I’m going to teach two lessons: although I don’t know yet what exactly my lessons will be about as they are gonna happen mid year I know that they will be portrait most likely women, I will also share with you how I prepare to create a more complex composition and how to use colours to convey emotions. It’s possible an animal will be included in one of the lessons as I like to create totem portrait and the exploration of symbolism to help create a story.
This course is now open for registration, and if you register by December 1st,
you can purchase the course at a DISCOUNTED PRICE! Don’t miss this out!
And what’s more is that I’m going to give one of you a FREE spot in the course!
To enter the Giveaway,
Each share counts as one entry – multiple entries are encouraged!
You have until September 13 midnight EST to enter
I will announce the lucky winner on September 14th.
If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund!
As for any collaborative class I get pay when you use my link so thank you for your consideration and please bookmark this page to use te link when you are ready to purchase the class.
I can’t wait to create together!
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Below some example of my most recent artworks, feel free to browse my gallery to find more about me.
Class reveal! It's a constant in my life when I start working on an idea it never comes alone. Last week I was filming my lesson for Ever After 2017. Putting my own twist to a promotional image from How to train a dragon, explaining how perfect this composition work but felt a bit stuck in demonstrating my style as I love these character so much I wanted them to look like the original while being less whimsical, how does one achieve that when drawing a dragon? as I was asking myself that question I decided to go for it and a quick survey proved me right.
Still, there was this part of me that wanted to share more. the composition of the drawing reminded me of friends posing for a selfie and I started to imagine what would Hiccup be if he was living at this time, what would he be and do? He would certainly be an inventor or engineer and definitely, travel the world. No matter at what time he would be living Hiccup is an explorer. Toothless would probably his black cat but he would still have a love for the dragons so I draw him wearing a Toothless t-shirt!
There is was I would be giving you 2 lessons this year. A real time one with the trio and a fast-forward of the grown-up Hiccup and a brand new interview video on style development.
Class starts in less than 3 weeks don't miss it! A total of 16 teachers are awaiting you.
The class is hosted by the wonderful Tamara Laporte from Willowing Art
Three packages are offer to you when you buy the class and one of them includes last year lesson I created Inspired by the world of Alice in Wonderland find more here
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.