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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

WIP Shots of Repainted Ballerina in Spotlight #10


It was late at night and I was tired. I was certain I finished the head as you can see I already signed the painting in the corner. Luckily, I always have a critic around to tell me it was definitely too huge. After hours of looking at a painting, your eyes get tired and everything starts looking good. Next morning after I woke up, it was very clear the head was too large. The hair was obnoxious and the expression was snobby.

C’était tard de nuit, j’étais fatiguée. J’ai été certain d’avoir fini la tête, comme vous pouvez voir j’avais déjà signé la peinture. Heureusement, il y a toujours un critic près de moi à m’a dit que la tête était trop grande. Après avoir regardé un tableau pendant quelques heures, vos yeux sont très fatigués et tout semblait parfait. Le prochain matin après je me suis réveillée, c’était plus clair encore. Les cheveux étaient odieux et l’expression était snobby.


WIP Shots of Repainted Ballerina in Spotlight #6


I finished the top (I think), and I am developing the tutu further. I am trying to leave most of the hidden leg visible so that it doesn’t appear deformed in the position it is in. Strangely with 2D still images, it is very important to convey anatomy believable more than 100% accurately – sometimes things just look “wrong” frozen in time.

J’ai fini le haut, je pense. Maintenant, je développe le tutu davantage. J’essayais laisser la plupart de la jambe cachée visible afin qu’elle n’apparaisse pas malformée dans cette position. Étrangement avec les images fixés, c’est plus important que les images transmettent un sens de l’anatomie croyable plus que précis.

WIP Shots of Repainted Ballerina in Spotlight #5

Here, I spent most of my attention on illustrating the subtle muscles in legs. This was difficult from a straight-on angle, where everything appears flattened out. Also, painted in the slippers and started the top.

Ici, j’ai mis mon attention à illustrer les muscles subtils des jambes. C’était difficile avec l’angle étroit où tous apparaissait aplatis. J’ai aussi peinturé les escarpins et j’ai commencé le haut.


WIP Shots of Repainted Ballerina in Spotlight #4


Painting in some of the first values. I almost always paint over everything anyway, so
this is more to get down the shapes. Clearly, the skin tone is off. You can see the heavy
texture in the tutu.

Je suis en train de peindre des premières couches des valeurs. Je presque toujours peins
sur tous, alors c’est plus pour dessiner les formes. Évidemment, la teinte de peau n’est
pas correcte. Vous pouvez voir la texture épais sur le tutu.

WIP Shots of Repainted Ballerina in Spotlight #3

I have to admit what I started doing here is a bit weird. I was trying to build texture with some left over paint on my palette, considering I will cover it anyway. Now, this came out too thick and globby, and I ended up cutting it off with an exacto knife. My boyfriend made sure to let me know how bad of an idea this was the whole time. I wanted
to have texture in the tutu, but it was far too heavy and out of place.

Je dois avouer quoi que j’ai commencé ici est un peu bizarre.J’ai essayé à bâtir de la texture avec le reste du jaune sur ma palette, étant donné que je vais la couvrir plus tard. J’ai essayé à bâtir de la texture avec le reste du jaune sur ma palette, étant donné que je vais la couvrir plus tard. Vu que c’était tellement épais, j’avais dû
l’enlever avec un couteau. Mon chum assurait de m’en faire savoir que c’était une idée stupide. J’aurais voulu de la texture dans le tutu, mais c’était tellement épais et pas comme il fallait.

Close up:



WIP Shots of Repainted Ballerina in Spotlight #2

If you’re looking at a thumbnail, this probably looks exactly the same, but it’s the line sketch I put down to mark the figure.

Si vous le regardez comme un thumbnail, ça pourrait ressembler le dernier image, mais c’est les lignes de la figure que j’ai dessiné pour la marquer.

0122Something seemed off, so I rotated the painting and considered it from a different angle, then realized that the legs are too small for the body. I fixed them.

Quelque chose n’était pas correcte, alors j’avais tourné le tableau et j’ai réalisé que les jambes des corps étaient trop courtes. J’ai les corrigées.