One of my favorite challenges in Marie Lee's Illustration class was only being able to use two watercolors for an illustration. You're allowed to mix the two colors and can change the water to paint ratio to create variety, but that's it. If you didn't choose sunshine yellow as one of your start colors then that's it. No sunshine yellow for you.
Anyways it's a fun way to understand color better and develop your technical skills if you ever want to try it.
For this mermaid, I used a light green watercolor pencil and Viridian Hue water color paint. And tap water.
More mermaids just doin' mermaid things.
I haven't been able to post every day, but I've been working away at my little mermay creations.
“Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine” 🌞 Snow White.
Little fairytale illustration... I think I’d like to just be her forever 😊🍎
💖throwback thursday to an early faerie tale feet piece: “beauty seen.”💖
🎨since i painted this piece, christophe gans’ “la belle et la bête” came out (& the months trying to get it on an american-playable dvd were doozies), a little starlette we know as hermione starred in @beautyandthebeast
, and i got to see the broadway production again!! 💖🙌🏾✨⭐️
💖what’s your favorite version of “beauty & the beast?”
💖i looooove the jean cocteau 1946 film. (the 1982 “faerie tale theatre” episode with susan sarandon basically reshot it—but in english & in color television... cheaters.😂) & of course one can never replay the 1991 disney animated classic too often.
🎨my painting used madame de villeneuve’s (pub. 1740) & madame de beaumont’s 1756 adaptation to add some fun new original story elements not found in the known animated classic. so you’ll see beauty’s sisters, birds from the menagerie, the gold ring to pop back & forth to beast’s realm... & other things like the rose & mirror you’ll recognize no problem. 😊
🎨the original gouache painting has sold, but limited edition signed prints are still available in my etsy shoppe!! ☺️💖🌹
(💙also, if someone can make me those shoes i made up for this painting, i’ll be oh-so-grateful...😅💙)
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Yesterday I thought I lost almost all of my original art paintings that I have been creating throughout this year. I was devastated and ugly cried for longer than I like to admit. I often hide my emotions behind my art and use it as an outlet of expression in ways sometimes I don't even understand. So losing my work made me feel lost and as if my outlet was taken and my emotions were also lost.
I often try to always show others a positive side especially on social media because of how draining I know the world can be. I never want to bring anyone, even myself down with what I post. I have always envied others who have the perfect uplifting caption for each picture they post and wish I had the same skill of telling a happy story with each work of art. It is something I am challenging myself to do so I can help others understand the purpose of why I chose to spend hours on a specific painting.
So I have decided to change the way I run my instagram. I want to continue to strengthen and improve my talents by painting everyday but not worry so much about posting until I have finished a painting so I can continue to show quality without stress or hurry. Thank you for sticking with my artistic journey and the changes I often make.
This piece is "Rapunzel" and I am so excited to show this new series of fairytale characters as little children 💕 I had to start with Rapunzel because she has always been my favorite!
I am working on more paintings like this but would love to hear what you would like to see 😊
I've always admired Arthur Rackham and wanted to paint like him. In the past, the idea of doing a ton of layers and then probably messing it up has always kept me from really trying his style. I had an idea today about how to do it digitally. So I picked a little drawing from October and tried it out.
A piece based on the hauntingly beautiful movie "Crimson Peak". It's beautifully tragic and surreal.