Thursday, September 20, 2012

Akzhan Abdalieva...

Just discovered about her art yesterday morning on facebook.  I LOVE her art!!!  An abstract and art deco mix, Klimt elements, a slight touch of traditional asian art but executed in her own artistic and cultural point of view. I also really love the color palette she uses... so rich, vibrant, earthy and exotic.  She's from Kazakhstan and the interesting bit is that she has an art doctorate... how cool is that!  Never knew art school could get that academic!  Well, at least for me, I find that really cool!  Anyway, looking at her art just makes my hands itch for my paints.  I haven't oil painted since art school... that was a really loooooong time ago!  But I think I want to try my hand at those water-soluble oil paints.  So much more practical and safe for the health.  Turpentine fumes really stink!  And harmful too!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sketch... casual weekstarter

Meow there... Another monday, again!

Lots of sketching, erasing, sketching, erasing - messy is what it often is!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sketch... color blocks

Been seeing a lot of color-blocked outfits lately, thought I'd do a version of my own... Perhaps too much color-block on the right-side outfit.  LOL...  Could have kept the blue parts white.  Anyway, happy weekend!  =^.^=

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Portrait... Liza Minnelli

I love Liza Minnelli!  She's one of my favorite singer/actresses.

Still need more practice, especially on getting the likeness and the hair!


Initial shading of the hair.  Doing the hair is not really that fun... I find it tedious!  But I like shading the skin, and especially the eyes.  

Now for some fun audio-visual elements... Youtube!  This is an interview she did on Inside the Actors Studio.  Fun!  And she sang several times too.

This one's from the movie "Stepping Out".

This is "Mein Herr" from the movie "Cabaret".  Lots of fun song and dance in this movie!

"Wilkommen"... this is also from the movie "Cabaret".  She has more of a cameo in this video, but this video is so much fun I have to include it!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012