I am clearly going through a stage where I seem to have a thing for Gods (seen here and in my previous mystical eyed women) They don’t seem to be based on any already existing Gods, more like random God like beings of my own creation. Maybe it is the influence of #thorragnarok 🦄⚡️🎞🌈or the fact I am reading #americangods 📓📔📕Who knows 😕🤷♂️
Peeked through the windows at @bashfineart last night! In the gallery also is the fabulous work of @kurtisrykovich and @sheridebow. I hope people come along tonight to meet all of us at the opening from 6 pm.
Took some time to finish this prelimary sketch for my new series. Nothing like the inspiration of fresh roses from my garden- very ironic seeing I am the world's worst gardener, kill everything I touch. #favelleart#wip#snowwhite#flowers
Finally back in the studio full time😊 In between catching up on commissions I managed to get a new piece started last night. I could barely put my brush down as the sun was coming up, it’s exciting to finally get back to doing what I love 💕💜
Thanks to all my followers for being so patient and hanging in there🤗
If you’re still reading, this painting is about growing up as a unique creature in this big old world and how one must evolve to protect themselves and their individuality. It is about the balance of shielding yourself on the outside from whatever spears are thrown at you while remaining loving and kind.
Not sure what to write about this one. This is what happens with random doodling. I didn’t set out to draw a girl holding a snake 🐍 with a minds eye. You never know what you are going to get 😕#thirdeye#bigeyes#blythedoll#popsurrealism
I’m keen to share my last huge painting for my upcoming show at @bashfineart opening next weekend. The show also features the incredible work of @sheridebow and @kurtisrykovich. I hope I get to meet lots of wonderful people at the opening. This series focusses on strong female characters who face the world head on. They are brave, intelligent, and not afraid to look you in the eye or speak what they feel. They are larger than life and I hope they inspire us. Oil on linen 30 x 40 inches.
I am not feeling particularly mindful at the moment, I have been unsuccessfully trying to doodle all evening. Unfortunately the result is currently appalling, everything keeps going wrong and I can’t seem to get past the looking terrible stage. The final straw was my black posca bursting 😡😤, so I have chucked it across the room and will try again in the morning. Instead I thought I would post another oldie. Again from one of my page a day journals📓It shows the day I bought my Blythe doll. If you swipe you will see the poor girl now. She clearly is not impressed that she lives in a jar (she was the inspiration for my Frankenstein prompt in #mabsdrawlloweenclub ) And there is a clear look of disdain as she glares at the cheapy Kmart doll that stole her dress 👗
I flew into the US yesterday and I’m pretty excited about attending the opening of ‘Damsels in Distress’ at @bashfineart in Las Vegas on the 18th. The show also features the artwork of the talented artists @sheridebow and @kurtisrykovich! But first I have a week in LA to take in the city, Dcon and the galleries. It’s my first time in LA. Bring it on!!! Here is a redhead from the show regarding you with an intense gaze. Oil on linen. 30 x 30 inches.
Okay today is a 2 post day. This is the reverse of my previous mouse,🐁 some say wolf 🐺 girl (ears really are too pointy for a mouse, I think I just wanted an excuse to use the rat 🐀 emoji ) This time she’s hanging out with her owlish 🦉 friend (swipe for more owls/ alternative pages)
My artwork all this year has really been about the women. Strong luminous women. Often in the guise of goddess, in my smaller works, and finishing with these huge, uncompromising portraits. This oil on linen is 30 x 30 inches which kinda gives you an idea how big her face is. This is my personal favourite of the six paintings I have created for the Damsels in Distress show at @bashfineart. She’s scarred but not scared. I think I like her most because she is the strongest girl in the series and I always identify with my tougher, stronger girls.
I thought I would post the original of my previous post. This one is a little more subtle. Swipe to see the cool marbled paper I got years ago travelling from @ilpapirofirenze The shop is adorable and fella working there was great and did a cool demo. I play around a lot with marbled paper, however, sadly, mine looks nothing like the Italians.
This page started with me doodling on a train (the little people were inspired by the vacate seats sign) The girl is an alternate of a bleed through from the previous page. The swipe shows the full image, where I smooshed some paint around, which is always fun.
I took the Damsel’s in Distress theme for the upcoming show at @bashfineart literally, and then tipped it on it’s head. My women are strong and resilient. They are adventurers who look forward. They face the world head on, and kick its proverbial arse. They have innocence but tell a story of fierceness, experience and wisdom. They are the devil and the goddess. My women regard and engage you with their direct gaze as if to say, “See me. I am woman.” I see woman as larger than life and so I have made these works to reflect this. These paintings are an uncompromising snapshot of the ‘Steel Magnolias” I love to paint. I have underlined and underpinned each painting with a quote about women. This is ‘Would I Lie To You.’ Oil on linen. 30 x 40 inches. It will be on show from the 18th with works by @sheridebow and @kurtisrykovich.
Pleased to announce I have been selected as one of the finalists for the 30 x 30 Art Piece Exhibition as well as my lovely friend, @rebeccatapscottartist . Looking forward to attending the event. #favelleart @art.piece.gallery #artexhibition
I love throwing around watercolour paint. So very relaxing 😌 The drawing on top is based on a photo of me as a kid ( I did use a lot of artistic license in terms of likeness... ) I am about 3 or 4 and wearing a handmade Easter 🐣 bonnet on my head. If you swipe you will see the whole page. The scan doesn’t do justice to the strange paint blob alien. In real the brown looking smudge is actually a cool metallic copper. #popsurrealism
I just got home from another fantastic concert. This time @theteapartyband (or in English The Tea Party) I first saw them as a young lass 17 years ago. Tonight’s concert was bloody brilliant, swipe to see the photo I snuck in, let’s pretend that I have purposely blurred the image for artistic purposes, not that my phone has a terrible camera 📷 Seriously this year has turned into a year of great shows, so far I have seen.... Nick Cave, Guns and Roses 🌹 (who where actually some what decent) Adele, Adam Adam, The Tea Party and still to come Ice House, Cat Stevens, Muse, Foo Fighters/Weezer and lastly The Killers, can’t wait. Hmmm I probably should actual mention my drawing... There is not much to say, other than I love mindful doodling, you never know what you will get (although I seem to always end up with eyes 👀 )
If you have a half hour to spare and you don't mind hearing me ramble on about my art - check out my interview with Iva from 'Art Side of Life' YouTube and podcast channel. Go to artsideoflife.com/subscribe (don't need to subscribe to watch interview- just follow link to Episode 42. Link also in bio of art_side_of_life in Instagram. ) Her interviews are a great resource for all artists and those just interested in the creative process. I highly recommend. #favelleart
This is my last post to #mabsdrawlloweenclub it niggled at me the whole way through the challenge that I didn’t finish prompt 1 of werewolf. So as soon as my Tim Burton prompt was completed I was back into my little werewolf. Really all I did was add some pattern to the background, however, I now feel much better and can actually say I am done, challenge complete ✅ 🎃
Posting my 'Queen of Hearts' for today's Tim Burton #drawlloween tribute. Drawlloween has been an interesting challenge for me this month- I always like to depict joyful and light hearted themes so I have tried to do this in my designs. I have loved the discipline of drawing every day, reminded me of the joy of just completing a work in spite of being hung up about perfection #timburton#favelleart#aliceinwonderland#queenofhearts
These are just some of my #sketches from this years #drawlloween . I am a bit sad to see it finishing but look forward to competing with this year's tally of sketches next year. Keep posted to see some of these drawings emerge as coloured designs. #favelleart#mabsdrawlloweenclub
Yay!!!!!! I am done (ok, not quite I have a couple of do overs to finish) Here is my response to today’s prompt of Tim Burton tribute for #mabsdrawlloweenclub I have actual gone with more of a tribute to the Burton muse Winona Ryder. I have included Lydia, Kim and Elsa (doll on Lydia’s shoulder) from Bettlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Frankenweenie respectively. Swipe for a further tribute to Sparky⚡️also from Frankenweenie. This movie left me scarred for life. Without fail there is one thing that makes me cry 😢 in a movie, if a dog dies I am bawling 😭 I usually avoid any such movies 🎥 however, I thought I would be ok, it couldn’t be too bad it was only a cartoon and I really wanted to see it for the Burton factor. Seriously, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I was a mess for the duration of the movie, plus at least an hour afterwards.
Selma was shocked when she opened the front door to discover her own Prince Charming ready to sweep her away for a broom ride into the sunset 🌅 Here’s my response for Today’s #mabsdrawlloweenclub 🎃prompt of Broom ride (adding to my witch prompt) I hope Selma knows what she is in for. Dedicated to the amazing Adam Ant, 🐜 although I apologise for the excessive 80s shoulder pads, clearly I went a bit overboard.
In honour of today’s prompt of little devil for #mabsdrawlloweenclub I am posting a Friday flashback from one of my old page a day altered books/journals. Not sure what it was supposed to represent, but it was from my day of the dead stage and I feel There may be a Maleficent influence in there?? So 2 birds with one stone, little devil and a villains 🎃
Today’s prompt of little devil for #mabsdrawlloweenclub was meant to be a little Blythe pretending to be a badass with a devil tattoo, however she ended up with a really fat arm, so the tattoo is actually bigger then her arm, whoops 😬 I also have to say I am seriously going to miss this drawing challenge when it is over (although the binding in my art journal 📓 is totally broken from all the scanning) I have loved seeing all the amazing art and also wanted to say thank-you to every one who has liked or commented on my doodles, I really appreciate it. Thank You 😊 I need to add this piece is dedicated to my own awesome Mum who hasn’t been well this week 😍
When Melvin asked his mama, “What will I do when I grow up?” His mama replied, “Why son, don’t you know? You will have a very special job. When you grow up to be a man, you will take over from your daddy.” So here’s my #mabsdrawlloweenclub Moonman prompt, something a bit gentler for this one. I hope you like it!
Today’s #mabsdrawlloweenclub prompt is moon 🌑 man. I was really stuck and felt myself regressing back to childhood. When I was a kid I often made little illustrations based on ‘The Enchanted wood’ series by Enid Blyton. So inspired by those lovely memories here is Little Lizzie. She finds nothing more comforting than having her mother read to her, while snuggling her favourite rag doll Moonface (although if I am honest my fave character was Silky)
Ok, today I am the perfect representation of my zombie self-portrait from yesterday 😴 Sadly this has resulted in a pretty poor effort for today’s #mabsdrawlloweenclub prompt of coffin. Clearly I have just added a headstone/cross and a teeny tiny coffin to my vampires. Poor showing Lizzie 😏 you should be ashamed of yourself 😔
I’m back 🤗😜😅 Finally done moving cross country (for the fourth time) and all settled into our new house and new studio space. Took an extra long hiatus to work on my process in private and I’m excited to finally share it. I loved art school but everything you make is always overly analyzed at every stage, so it was kind of nice to keep these to myself for a while. Also had to make the switch back from oils to inks because my studio space is now in our family room so I can keep an eye on our three year old (who no longer sleeps in or takes naps 😑😅😭), but at least making the switch has made it easier to experiment. The new work reminds me of my older work before school, the stuff that got me most of the Instagram followers to begin with, but with glitter and a few other things I’ve learned mixed back in. Some of these paintings already have homes, but I’m almost done setting up shop to sell my originals now that I’m finally settled in. Hoping to start back up my YouTube channel and eventually a Patreon for tutorials and other goodies so keep an eye out. Thanks to all of you who are still following along, I’ll be sharing my new process very soon!
Here is my post for today’s prompt of ghost 👻 for #mabsdrawlloweenclub I had planned to write a little blurb for her, involving Atari and Pac-Man, however, I am suffering for fried out Friday brain and it was well and truely beyond me. So I will have to leave it up to your imagination. Sorry as well for her blotchy skin, not sure what happened with the scan. Good night all 😴
UPDATE : These little twins are adopted! Day 19 #mabsdrawlloweenclub Meredith and Madeleine are twin girls, but their mother really wanted a boy and a girl so Madeleine on the right only gets boy clothes and her mother always refers to her as ‘son.’ #thisisbullshitmum
This has been my fave #mabsdrawlloweenclub prompt so far. Yes, my creepy twins are not so twin like (they are fraternal rather than identical). I was going for more of a John Wyndham “Midwich Cuckoo” inspired creepy children 👶 look. I really loved that book when I was a youngster and still on occasion find myself using it for inspiration within my doodling. ☠️🎟 You may also notice my twins are hanging out with my ectoplasm girl 👻 I am running out of empty pages in my art journal 📓 and will no let myself start a new book til everything is finished. 😬
Lola was hoping this would be the year she actually had a cool costume for Halloween 🎃 Unfortunately for the third year running her Mum thought her dumb pumpkin hat 🎩 was good enough... Today’s #mabsdrawlloweenclub prompt dumbest pumpkin 🎃
UPDATE : She’ s adopted. What circus doesn’t have a sad clown. This is Sadie, my sad clown, shyly making her first appearance for #mabsdrawlloweenclub . And even though she’s kinda caught up in her blues she reminded me to say Thankyou to all my new followers and to all those wonderful peeps that are hanging in with me through October. It’s my little goal to get to 10k by Christmas and maybe I’ll do that! I appreciate every comment too and they make the long hours of drawing so much less lonely when I know you’re with me. ❤️❤️❤️