Just wanted to post a few scans I did today which I have already spammed all over most of my social media networks. Poor people must be sick of the sight of the images by now! Still, I have my wordpress blog to spam now though :)
I’ve slowly been going through a pile of drawings which I need to paint. I thought if I had all the drawings done first it might help me work a bit faster but I’ve found I just start drawing ever more without going back to finish any… Oops. Here are some I’ve managed to actually complete…
5″ x 7″
‘Shadow of Death’
5″ x 7″
‘The Good Boy’
ACEO 2.5″ x 3.5″
ACEO 2.5″ x 3.5″
Oh and before I forget I have put lots of original work for sale on my etsy shop now and reduced the price of some older works. They need nice homes where they will be appreciated properly :)
So I thought it would be best if I post all my recent scans so my blog is brought up to date on my work, therefore, prepare yourself for a bunch of unrelated images and ramblings to go along with them :)
I did this painting above a few weeks ago but haven’t posted it yet so I thought it was about time I did. I’m considering whether to make prints of this one to sell in my etsy shop but not fully decided yet… Any comments would be highly appreciated on whether you think it would sell if I were to do so :D
Above are two other paintings which I have also considered to make into a print set or as postcards or something along that line. I really do love floating heads <3
A gouache, technical and gold pen drawing/painting. Will put this up for sale on my etsy shop. Still really loving the gold ;)
The other week I got my friend to watch Tangled for the first time, she loved it just as I expected! It is a rather amazing film and I love the animation on Rapunzel’s hair, at the time of it’s release it was the best I had seen until Brave came out. Merida = best hair in animation ever. Want hair like that soooo much!… I digress, after watching Tangled I felt the urge to draw a very long plait and above is the result. Drawing plaits are fun so expect some more in the distant future.
This year my sister and I have been watching ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is magic’ which is probably one of the best cartoons ever! Applejack is a mutual favourite between my sister and I, but I also think Fluttershy is adorable <3 I’m always drawn to characters who can communicate with animals and Fluttershy is just so sweet :3 Hence the My Little Pony fan art above. I’ve never made any fan art before but it was really fun and I will make sure to do some more. I’ve even put a list together of my favourite characters from popular culture… Drawing Buffy is going to be awesome.
So it turns out I love making ACEOs (art card editions and originals or ‘artist trading cards’) ;) I spent most of university making rather large work and now I’m challenging myself with creating tiny work – to be specific 2.5″ x 3.5″.
I am building up a little collection now and have an idea to make a zine containing my favourites at some point but for now I’ll just get them all finished and put them up for sale on my etsy shop, just waiting for the protective cellophane bags to arrive.
Making these ACEOs has inspired me to create even smaller paintings and I see it as a good exercise because it forces me to become more intricate with detail. Not to mention it means I need to have a steady hand so I don’t mess anything up.
Oh and on an unrelated note, I am very much still in love with gold and halos :) plus I found some glitter glue (which belongs to my sister so shhhh she doesn’t know…) and I couldn’t help but using it <3
Btw, I found some adorable ornate frames which I had to buy and they are the perfect size for ACEOs :)
Howdy everyone! It’s that time of year again when the Christmas panic sets in and the shops have already been selling festive related things from the beginning of October. Ahhhh sweet commercialism!
In comparison to most shops I have been a bit late on getting all my xmas related cards onto my esty shop, however this would be understandable if you knew me and how slow-as-a-sloth I am. But yay, they are now up on my shop and hopefully there are still some people out there who are not yet prepared for the holiday season and would like a creepy looking baby Jesus to send to their loved ones. Here is a little preview of the cards I have for sale with the designs taken from original paintings by myself, and they come with pretty gold envelopes (really fallen in love with the colour gold these past few months!).
In an unrelated topic, I went to Aberystwyth this week to visit some friends which was a nice little break and while there I went to my favourite shop of all time Her Dandy Wolf. If you ever manage to visit Aberystwyth definitely make time to visit this shop and support an independent business!
Now time to work and catch up on my ‘to do list’. All the best, Corinthia x
I apologise for being away so long internet world! It would seem leaving university and moving back home took quite it’s effect on me. I suppose if it were just myself and my parents at home it would have been easier to adjust back into the swing of things alas, however, I have also had to share a house with a two year old and a five year old (not to mention this five year old was on her school holidays…). It is one thing to move back in with your parents and another thing completely to move in with children who you strangely feel you need to act like a third parent towards… Albeit, even with all the readjusting we had to do it is great to be home and see my little brother and sister grow. Plus I get to brainwash my little sister into the arts *insert evil laugh*.
I found that as the months went on and I hadn’t written anything on here I began to feel somewhat nervous about actually getting back on here and writing something! So now I am having to bite the bullet and just get on with it if I’m determined to create any sort of art career for myself.
Now where to start. Firstly I suppose a quick lowdown of my summer. In August some friends and myself had a table at the Alternative Press Fair. It was great fun and there was lots of inspirational work around us! I would definitely like to do more fairs in the future but for now I think I will need to establish my work first.
Secondly, as we are slowly redecorating every room in our house I haven’t felt it wise to buy expensive screen printing equipment just yet so I have been painting a lot more, mainly with gouache, watercolour and ink. It has been rather fun creating work which I know won’t be marked and I no longer need to think if is up to ‘fine art degree’ standards or if my lecturers will approve. To tell the truth, making what ever I feel like has been liberating…
Another thing I wish to mention is my recent phone upgrade means I now have access to apps and in particular Instagram! Yes I think it is great and if that makes me some hipster freak so be it! I have to say I much prefer snapping pictures and posting them than using either Twitter or Facebook. And now for the rest of this blog I can bombard the page with Instagram pictures of my work yay!
Oh and before I forget I have an etsy page: www.etsy.com/shop/CorinthiaArt. So please take a look if you have a minute :) I hope to get more work up over the next few weeks and fingers crossed I can start feeling like I might actually have chance of becoming a self employed artist…
Thank you for your time by reading this post and I hope you have a great evening/day/night!