Tuesday 5 June 2012

New Art Affairs!!

So yesterday i got art attacked!!! saw this beautiful blog of graphic,multi-media artist Alisa Burke....and i got out my sketch book and my colors and spent the whole day in paradise!!

I was already bit by the bug a few days earlier when i saw artist Anahata Katkins blog.... but more than having her art (which is fantastic) inspire me it was her profile picture!!!

So let me start by showing you what came out of my Anahata inspired art work.... though i must admit parts of it came from this other artist (!!!!! i know!!!!) Hajin Bae aka Soulist-Aurora as well!!

Here is her profile picture:

I fell in love with the way the flowers frame her face.... so magical don't you think?

And here is the artwork from Hajjin bae- what i loved was the hair.... the detailing of like each strand..... so pretty!

And here is my version :)

I did the flowers in water color..... sooooo much fun! and sketched the face and hair with a sketch pen. its not as magical as i wanted it to be, like the photograph and neither is the hair as accurate as the inspiration.... but hey its my first!!! 
I'm especially pleased with the face... the scale and slight expression.... i always drew bland faced girls.... i think this on'es got a little something!

Hajjin bae collaborates with Bryant Eslava, together they are called BryJin and they create  some really spectacular work.... I was really inspired by one of her works....
again i loved the detailing of the hair.... the colors are just stunning....

But for me the girl just had to be prettier!!! ha ha ha!!! 
Ok look the hair is super tough... but i'm going to keep at it till i get it right!
But again i really liked the expression i have caught.... the flowers i like and the front of the hair.... like! 
my shading however could get better!!!! 

Now for my new favorite Alisa Burke....! I love her sketches, all of them.... her work is just so colorful and detailed ... she has a seven moth little baby girl Lucy who she straps to her back when she just has to work! you guys have to read her blog.... its fun and inspiring and full of life! what especially attracted me to her work was her doodling.... her little flowers and circles and things.... plus she is a complete DIY girl... from headbands to toys for her daughter made of scraps to bangles.... everything and anything basically.

Here is some of her work:

isn't that just so pretty?!

I always loved sketching flowers but seeing this has just inspired me more!

So this formed the basis of my art work....

as did this.....

and voila! here is my representation of her work....
I've worked with watercolor before but not quite like this.... the mixing is not as easy as it seems.... and the colors and shade and shadow.... hmmmm.... that's a whole other blog post!!!!

but still i liked the red flowers and the blue and purple backgrounds..... the leaves and the rose needs a lot more work.... 

I know what my mum is going to say though "its the damn paper.... no one should be using silly normal sketchbook paper... invest in better paper and your work will get better"!!!!!!!

and i will!!!!

In the meantime you guys check out all the links on this page if you'll enjoy sketching and art... while i keep sketching :)


  1. i told you.....! hehehee....no, but really, they are stunning!
    I LOVE the last flower.....it is too too beautiful!
    I always loved your faces n hair details...
    Do NOT forget it was my idea to do flowers n faces...and they have come out quite, quite lovely!

  2. the works have turned out great... and i like the fact you have mentioned the links of all the works that have inspired you..

  3. I liked the hair in your painting and those flowers are beautiful!

  4. oh my gosh.. I love the detailing in the hair.. so gorgeous.. soooooooooo lovely to see the doodles.. nice.. nice!! :-)

    thanks for linking into made with love.. :)

    1. Hey Patricia.... thanks you... its one of my first few attempts!!!! love linking my work with your site!!!

  5. Pretty lovely creations n I love ur work colors work too.