In June my friend Anita invited me to participate in a swap/exhibit put on by Art with a Heart in Altrincham, England. The theme was “In Bloom” so I had to do something with a floral theme. So I figured, hey, why not? Sure I hadn’t drawn or painted any flowers in a couple ofContinue reading “A Poppy in a Pinch”
Enjoyed making this ATC for a trading partner I got acquainted with on my art trading site. Turns out we are both Tom Hiddleston fans, so she requested a drawing of him as Loki from Marvel’s Thor series and I was happy to oblige. I’ve never had much luck drawing Mr. Hiddleston, but this timeContinue reading “Fangirl Friday: Loki”
The other day I posted about the Secret Solstice gifts I made last month. Here’s the second gift I made. This was for my old mail art pal Annette. We’ve traded a bit here and there for about five years now. I knew she was a Poe fan and since I’d been drawing a lotContinue reading “Secret Solstice Gifts: More Poe”
© 2014 Mellanie Collins 2.5″ x 3.5″ ink and markers on bristol Here’s another film noir-inspired ink portrait. This woman is checking over her shoulder because she thinks perhaps she saw something odd out of the corner of her eye. Or not.
© 2014 Mellanie Collins 2.5″ x 3.5″ ink and markers on bristol I received another request for a Poe artist trading card. Folks sure like their Poe. I think I might have made this one a bit chubby. To any of you who have liked my Facebook Page: Hugs and kisses to you all. IContinue reading “ATC: Poe Caricature”
Not much going on in March and April. Too much useless introspection and not enough art-making. The plan for May is to fret less and draw and paint more. We’ll see what happens.
Here they are! All of my faces for the 29 Faces Art Challenge. Some are good, some aren’t. During this challenge I learned a lot about what stops me from practicing every day. I also finally seemed to understand that not all drawings are going to be good ones, no matter how much I practice.Continue reading “29 Faces Challenge: All the Faces”
I’ve manage to stay more or less on track with the 29 Faces Art Challenge. It’s the 21st and I’ve done 19 faces so far. Here are my favorites from Days 13-19. I pretty excited! I think I’ll manage to complete the challenge. A definite sea change. What if I can commit to working onContinue reading “29 Faces Challenge: Highlights of Days 13-19”
I’m taking the 29 Faces Art Challenge put on by Ayla Art this year. We agree to draw or paint a face everyday in February with a bonus day. It can be a sketch or a full painting, journal page, etc. We then post to our blogs or to the Facebook group page. I wantedContinue reading “Taking the 29 Faces Art Challenge”
So glad to have a nice trip to Arizona to look forward to. This year I’m attending Artzona, a weekend gathering of artists from my mail art trading sites, ATCs for All and Illustrated ATCs. We’ll hang out, make and trade art, and make a lot of racket. A great way to escape the winterContinue reading “January: On my way to Artzona”