Childhood Favourites Fanart~ The Powerpuff Girls

I love 90’s cartoons. Dexter’s Lab , Ed, Edd and Eddy, Johny Bravo and Courage the Cowardly Dog never missed me. I adored all of these shows and so much more.One of my favourites was the Powerpuff Girls. Super powered girls fighting crime and saving the day, what was there not to like. I got my little sister onto them last year, she was hooked. I, of course, also watched over a couple epsiodes shamelessy.

Naturally, Buttercup was my favourite because she was a tomboy and I was too, simple .

For the fanart I did them much older and in a semi-realistic style.

Blossom Fanart-Powerpuff Girls

Blossom Fanart-Powerpuff Girls

Bubbles Fanart-Powerpuff Girls

Bubbles Fanart-Powerpuff Girls

 

 

Buttercup Portrait

Buttercup Fanart-Powerpuff Girls

Bubbles was the last one I did and I like how she came out the best.  It was really fun to do all of these pieces.

Hope you like.

What were your favourite 90’s cartoon?

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Digital Painting Practice- A Sunset

It’s been a while and I’m sorry about that. I was very busy for a while but now my free time is back, well,  for now.

Been working on this a few months back to go back with the sunrise one I did before.  I am very obsessed with the sunset. To me, is one of the most beautiful things God ever created. Just looking at it makes me happy, like I have to have my wedding, baby and 50th anniversary under the sunset, somehow. I love it and when it is gone I miss it so much.

Sunset

 

Well, I rediscovered  this while I was going through some unfinished work of mine (which is quite a bit).

Anyways, this was just a study for me and I was getting quite meticulous on it so I decided to let it go a bit and now here it is. The sunrise painting mentioned before can be seen here and the reference photo for this can be found here .

Not sure what I will do next, maybe something  with water but whatever it is you guys will see it.

Which are you? Sunrise or sunset?

Thanks for reading.

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Oh, Shading !

Hey,

Something new from me today. Been catching a good few livestreams from one of my favourite artist, Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau.  If you haven’t heard of him before you can check out some of his artwork on his deviantart . His gallery will tell you.

When it comes to his livestreams, other than watching him create, the chat with many other artists and the music just makes for a pretty cool time, I learn just watching him and reading the chat. Everyone and Artgerm share many tips and encouraging words to get you on your way.

I was watching one lately when he mentioned something about shadows  and light  after being asked a question by someone in the chat. I can’t remember it word for word but it was something like, ‘simply think of  shadows as the absence of light’. Pretty basic I know  but somehow this took the pressure off  of me a bit when it come to shading.

You see shading was never an easy thing for me to do.  Still isn’t, sigh.

I kinda always tried to skim pass it but if I wanted to get better I couldn’t keep doing that. So I’ve been  reading a few tutorials and practicing from photos.  I’ve improved but of course I can do better. You can always do better.

Anyway, after the stream, I was driven to practice some shading so I did.

There was this really pretty picture of one of my fave Youtuber, Carmen from My Natural Sistas, floating around my facebook so I  used that as my reference. Her picture was clear and easy for me to see the light and dark areas.

Here is a link of the photo, linkie , and here is what I did;

Carmen from My Natural Sistas

Carmen from My Natural Sistas

 

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I see things I could fix of course but I still really, really had fun doing this.

I will be doing more but right now I’m working on a children’s book which I’m really excited about that. When I can, will show some of the illustartions on here.

Last but not least , here are some words I feel the need to share here:

There is a place in life, a place where you want to sit and give up, give excuses to stop pursuing your goals and kick your instrument away and do something easier, like doing nothing. But I’m telling you that if you get up from this place, if you push pass that sinking feeling of failure, you’ll find your way. You’ll get a glimpse of what you can become and you’ll know you can be it. So don’t give up. Just don’t do that.

Thanks for reading.

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Trees, Grass and My Patience

I never venture to draw or paint trees or grass as pretty as they are on a sunny day.

Honestly, it is such a challenge for me. Something feels so monotonous about it, after all it is grass. Nonetheless, I really admire those who do and who do it so marvelously.

Since the last piece I did with the sunrise seen here, I wanted to do more nature digital paintings so, I decided to take on what challenges me and try with the green. I googled a few forest pictures to help. I used this one as my reference.

Here is the finished piece:

Practice grass and trees

Practice grass and trees

The grass came out better than I thought it would. Took quite alot of time but I enjoyed doing it in the end. The tree leaves not so much. They didn’t come out how I wanted them too but I’m seeing a style I think I can develop so I don’t feel so bad.

At one point I was bored doing it, I just wanted it to be over. However,  was able to suck it up and stuck it out.

All in all was good practice and practice makesyou … you know the saying.

Take on a challenge, something you usually run away from, and try at it. Even if you fail (I started over this like three times) go at it again. You might surprise yourself and learn something new. Doing this I certainly did.

Thanks for reading.

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Digital Painting Practice- A Sunrise

Digital Painting Practice- A Sunrise

Been trying to wake up early for the past few days now and I’ve manage to do so twice this week. Not much but doing this is has always been a challenge for me. However, I refuse to give up.

In doing so I was able to see the sunrise. I’m a crazy person when it comes to a sunset. I adore them. I adore the sky in general.

If you take a look at the main banner for this site you’ll see the girl’s hair is made of the sunset and she is surrounded by the night sky, that has three rainbows running through it.  Being like this you would think waking up early in the morning just to see the sunrise would be a norm for me.

Well, it isn’t. I am not a  morning person. Never really been but after seeing this morning’s sunrise I may have to change that for good.

It was stunning, so bright and vibrant. Felt like I never saw orange so pure and fresh in my life. When the light filtered down through the trees I was so happy that I was up to see it. My little six year old sister was up as well and she too was amazed.

I was so inspired by that I spent a good part of the day looking at sunrise photos and practicing. I had fun doing it and will continue to do others; not necessarily limited to sunrises of course. Sunsets are , afterall, my first love.

Here is the finished piece:

Sunrise Practice

Sunrise Practice

Look for more of these.

Thanks for reading.

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