Category: prints & products

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Welcome! & Final Ballerina Image

I’d like to welcome everyone to my “new” blog, which is just my old blog off Blogger rehosted on WordPress. I hope everyone sees improvements. If you enjoy this blog and want to stay on top of it, subscribe by email or subscribe to one of my social media accounts (recommend Twitter/FB). This blog will auto post to social media and send out of a feed of updates to subscribed email addresses. Likewise, I hope the functionality of it is better in general.

As mentioned in my last post on Blogger, I will be getting a major surgery done beginning of next month and will not be working on art for likely 3-6 months. This is a surgery my whole life has been building to. It’s a total hip replacement to replace my non-existent right hip after osteoarthritis. For those who know me – yes, I’m in my 20s, and this is my life… So, I’m lining up a series of posts that are backlogged to keep ya’ll entertained, but I thought it’s worth mentioning because sometimes I get asked if I still do art after disappearing off the internet for a while. Also, if there was ever a time you wanted to show your support by buying a print or original from me, this is a great time as I won’t be able to work and make any money.

I’d also like to introduce my new print shop: I now have an account on INPRNT, which is a printing company paying the highest returns to artists. I am also impressed with their higher level of scrutiny of who can join, so the site is generally of higher quality and less hipster, commercial products.  You may also notice the prices are lower (for smaller prints anyway), which is something people have complained about for Society6. Please note, INPRNT is shipping from the US, and you probably have to pay a customs fee for your print. Read More

Syn Studio Life Drawing Workshop #1 – 2min Sketches

I brought watercolours to the workshop to challenge myself. In the past, I’ve exclusively worked with charcoal or markers. I never would use a water medium… teachers would insist I would, but we were drawing on newsprint. You can’t use water on that shit. I bought a pad of watercolour paper so I can make a legit attempt.

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Two minutes isn’t a lot of time to reign control over wet watercolours though.

Prints:

Drowning Panel – Finished Art

Here is the good quality image of the final artwork. Please see my website for other panels and other art, of course: artkarolina.com I promised myself I’d actually follow up on what I am blogging about. If you’re interested in sharing this image, please use the sharing buttons on my website or link to this post; do not repost this.

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Interesting that I spent 6 hours total on this piece of work over the course of a few days. Then, it lays on top of my scanner for 3 weeks before I get off my ass and actually scan it. That’s how lazy I am.

Prints:

WIP Drowning panel EP1 – Finished

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Here’s the final image with inks… yeah sorry, it’s just kind of done. I’m not really happy with how the white turned out and some of the black in the hair, but it’s kind of too late to fix it. I’m happy with the image as a whole though.

I enjoy how well my masking tape worked! I guess as a tip – leave the paper near some heat so the glue in the tape can really get tacky. There’s not much of a worry of it getting too sticky because the quality in tape has gone down over the years (YEAH I NOTICED). You’d have to leave it on for months to really ruin paper.

HERE ARE PRINTS FOR THOSE INTERESTED! Please also keep an eye on my Inprnt account.