Finally! Today is the day! I can post this lovely portrait I did for the Sktchy app’s Secret Santa art exchange. I sent the piece off 2 weeks ago, but couldn’t post it until today to keep the surprise. We were provided a small piece of cardstock for the project. I treated the cardstock they provided with watercolor grounds before painting over it, which gave it a fun texture.
As I’m sure I’ve mentioned in recent posts, I joined the SKTCHY app, and I’m digging it. It’s a great way to connect with other visual artists. I joined their Secret Santa art exchange this year. I just finished my piece, and I’m dropping it in the mail today. I really like how it turned out. The catch? I can’t post it online until December 21st, or I’ll spoil the surprise! Well, my cheating heart can’t staunchly agree to that, so here is a little teaser of my finished piece. Check the website on December 21st when I reveal the whole painting.
I see you shiver with antici…pation.
In the meantime, if you’re part of the SKTCHY app you can follow me HERE.
It’s getting to be snuggle in your pj’s under a mound of blankets weather here on the east coast. I bundled up in a ridiculous Hello Kitty onesie tonight and drew a quick rendition of myself as Death the Endless.
More drawing videos are on my Twitch channel- TWITCH.TV/UGLYSTEPSISTER
I have another live video creating a portrait sketch from the Sktchy app on my Twitch channel. Go to TWITCH.TV/UGLYSTEPSISTER to view it. Please watch and follow me there! My streaming art channel is just a fledgling now, but I have big plans in store!
Finished piece from the Twitch channel. Micron pen and marker.
And here is an alcohol ink painting I started to demonstrate different techniques for a recent class. It started with a “ghost stamping” technique, with layered painting using a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. Below is the end result.
“Space Witch,” Alcohol ink, stamps on yupo paper.
Who worked an 11 hour shift at work, came home and did a live drawing session? THIS LADY. I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration from a new drawing app. Tonight I drew something based on an “inspiration” photo. Below is the finished product, along with a short in process video. The full streaming video is there beginning to end on my Twitch channel . CLICK HERE TO TAKE A LOOK.
“Vamp.” Marker, micron pen on paper.
And a short clip from the live drawing session tonight.
The countdown to my favorite holiday is T minus 5 days: HALLOWEEN.
I’ve been having a witchy period. That’s why this week’s Illustration Friday theme was perfect for me. CLICK HERE to see my submission and give it a Facebook “like.”
And a few updates. First of all, I have a new domain name for this site! Use UglyStepsisterArt.com to visit the site directly now. Secondly, I have a shiny new Twitch channel. For those who don’t know what Twitch is, it”s a channel to stream video. Traditionally, it’s used to stream game play, but artists have begun to see it as a tool to make visual art more interactive. I’ll be going live for live painting sessions and tutorials. CLICK HERE to go to my Twitch page.
“Cue to your face so forsaken
Crushed by the way that you cry
Cue to your face so forsaken
2 things to share with all of your in internetland.
First off, there is just one more week for my artist scavenger hunt! If you don’t know what that’s all about, I have hidden my artist business cards up and down the Northeast coast this summer. Locations include Montreal, QB, Northern and Southern Delaware, Burlington, VT, and Albany, NY. If you find one contact me through my website or Facebook page to claim a free custom piece of art! I will continue to hide more of the art business cards in northern Delaware until the end of August.
Secondly, my second (and final) destination of my summer travels was the Lewes/Rehobeth beaches. Below are a few sketches and paintings inspired by and done on my travels. The alcohol ink painting was inspired by visiting the Zwaanendael Museum where I discovered the Merman of Lewes.
One of my art jewelry pieces is off to a new home! The Poe headband features a E.A. Poe painting set in a lightweight silver cameo frame, and is mounted on a black sequined headband.
You can see more of my art jewelry (and hand-painted coasters, original artwork, and prints) at my shop HERE.
It’s Friday the 13th! Hail, hail all things spooky!
Now on to a few recent drawings from my sketchbook. Click below to check them out.
I have some exhibition news coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled on this site and my Facebook.
Recently, I visited Montreal and Vermont. I never leave home without at least a few art mediums, so I was able to capture sketches of the rooftop view from our lodgings in Montreal, Dieu du Ciel on Laurier Ave, a plein air watercolor of the view from the courtyard in the middle of Old Port Montreal, and Foam Brewery in Vermont. Click through the slideshow to see.
While on my adventures, I created a little art scavenger hunt. I placed my artist business cards in various locations. If you’re a local and you find one of them, send me a message HERE for a surprise. Over the duration of the summer people in PA, MD, and DE will have a chance at the scavenger hunt. Click through the photos for hints!