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Monday, May 21, 2012

Tick Tock Crocodile!

Recently, I've joined a virtual gallery named "Susanita's Little Gallery". The creator of this wonderful "Riquino" gallery, Susana, understands the joy of artworks created from classical fairytales or from beautifully animated films, as well as how rare this genre is presented in the gallery world. 

I am honored to be apart of her gallery and had so much fun creating my 1st piece for them under the theme "Peter Pan and Wendy". I've decided to paint one of my favorite but least emphasized characters, the CROCODILE! I had a lot of fun trying to capture his eager but patient likeness. I even went back and re-watched Disney's classically animated film "Peter Pan"and fell in love with that film all over again! Here is the final result:

Title: Tick Tock Crocodile
Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper.

If you are interested in purchasing this original painting, please visit the "Peter Pan and Wendy" exhibition at Susanita's Little Gallery coming in July, 2012! Know that 20% of the sales from this exhibition will be donated to the foundation to which James Barrie donated his book rights, “Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity”: http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/home/

Right now they are still exhibiting "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Check it out before its to late!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is to my mother! And all the mothers in the world! 
Thank you for all your sacrifices, your nurturing ways and your unconditional love.

Originally I wanted to do this mother's day card like usual, with watercolor, but during the drawing process, I got carried away with the details and I ended up with this:

I really loved the drawing at that time and the thought of having to transfer all that to watercolor paper just felt so tedious. So after a good while of contemplating, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to practice painting in photoshop.  
I've been using photoshop for quite awhile now, though I have always preferred to digitally paint with Corel Painter. Thanks to some photoshop friends that showed me their ways, and after downloading and testing tons of brushes AND organizing them, I was finally ready to take on this opportunity!

I liked it, and when I printed this out on watercolor paper, I have people think it was done in traditional mediums! Also I'm feeling a bit more comfortable painting with photoshop, though I do suspect I will go back and forth between the 2 programs. All and all, a nice little success!