Saturday, October 12, 2013
With October almost half spirited away, I'm pretty confident that I'm not participating in the Countdown to Halloween this year. My husband & I are actually in the process of moving into a new house, and tonight is the last night we will be in the house we've lived in for the past 7 years. While I'm sorta sad to leave, I'm looking forward to the thrill of a new space. And I really wanted to do one last blog post before the move.
Gallery ZaPow currently has a Dia de Los Muertos show, running to the beginning of December. I did this fun piece with my beloved Posca paint markers & acrylics. I wanted to do a blending of Day of the Dead & old school Halloween, kind of like I did for last year's show.
Hope you all are enjoying your Halloween season so far!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Well, it's October 1st, and I hate to say that I am NOT countdown ready. No new finished art, no new banner, and haven't even put up this year's badge. I'm not even 100% sure that I'll be participating at all this year. I'm not going to say that I won't be participating, but I guess I'll figure that out in the next day or two. 2013 has been one of the worst years ever for me in a long time. I would like to try to pull up my Halloween pants, like a big girl, and have some fun.
In the meantime, the participants for this year's Countdown to Halloween have been posted. I'm looking forward to going through the list as soon as I can.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
I can't believe I forgot to post this! Earlier in the year, I did this piece for the back cover of Little Shoppe of Horrors Vampire Circus issue. The magazine came out in May, around the same time as Wonderfest, so I guess I was a bit distracted.
You can order this issue, or any back issuses at www.littleshoppeofhorrors.com
If you're a Hammer Horror fan, and you've never picked up an issue of LSoHs, I highly recommend that you check out this amazing magazine.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
'No More Mr. Nice Guy' • Posca Paint Markers & Acrylic on Canvas • 12x24" • $225
I haven't been doing much new art lately, but I did manage to produce this piece for ZaPow's Rock & Roll group art show. This is also officially my first 'painting' that I'm putting up for sale.
This piece was mostly created with Posca paint markers, the new love of my life. This is a pic of my 2nd batch of pens that came last week. My first batch was mostly orange shades, for Halloween art.
They are really awesome! If you're interested, I got mine here at Durable Supply. Also artist Joseph Tubbs has some great videos featuring introduction to Posca markers, along with tips & tricks. One video in particular was super helpful when I was crying that my big black marker seemed to be all dried up. Guess what? You can open the markers up & add water to revive them! Check out his videos here.
Tonight is ZaPow's reception for the Rock & Roll art show, come check it out if you're able!
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Here's a piece that I did back in May, based on the Hammer film 'Curse of Frankenstein', kind of in the same style as my Universal Monsters & Mates pieces.
It's been awhile since I've been on the blog, and you can expect things to be pretty slow until September. I'm going through some major shifts in my life right now, and it's not easy to spend time working on new art. I HOPE that once things are leveling out for me, I'll be able to get back to doing what I love most.
I am beginning to sketch all new Halloween art for the countdown this year, only 3 more months!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Well, tomorrow I'll be hitting the road for Kentucky to attend Wonderfest 2013! Should be a lot of fun. I did the art for the Kid/Crew shirts again this year and it was decided that we would do kid versions of Harryhausen characters. As the design was being finalized, we all learned of Ray Harryhausen's passing, and the shirt has now become a tribute. This is not what the shirts will look like, I just wanted to put the art on a textured background to see how it would look. The shirts will be light blue, if I'm not mistaken. I will TRY to get some photos up when I return.
If you're on Instagram, you can follow me, belledee. I will probably be posting photos of my Wonderfest trip.
Hope to see some of you there!!
Friday, May 3, 2013
As I mentioned in a previous post, I'll be appearing at GeekOut this weekend. And when I say appearing, I mean I'll be at a table in Artist's Alley. Should be loads of fun, so if you're in the area, come check it out!!
Go to GeekOut's website for more information and scheduling.