Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I Am More . . .

“I Am More … “
A deeply personal personal piece. For me it’s symbolic of an emotional and physical rebirth. 

The last couple of years I’ve had some horrible things come up for me; repressed memories of sexual assault, diagnoses of PTSD, Major depressive disorder, acute anxiety disorder. I’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease on top of the Celiac Disease I’m already dealing with. My cat that I’ve had since I was 7 died at the age of 19. I almost killed myself. I went to the hospital for a week to recover on a psych ward.
I’ve had to quit my jobs, (go on hiatus for one of them) and move back home with my parents because my physical health is so poor.
But I am not my sicknessness. I am not my mental illnesses. I am not my pain. I am so much more.
I am in therapy and I am seeing an incredible doctor. I am on the road to healing and I can feel it. I am not pausing my life, despite barely being able to leave my bedroom some days. I am taking online art classes and I am learning new things. I am working on my book almost every day. I am reading, both fiction and books to help me learn and grow.
I am more than you see. I am breaking out of my chrysalis. 
Technical Info:
Holbien and Windsor Newton Watercolors on Arches Rough 300gsm/140lb Watercolor Paper, with metallic silver ink and metallic gold prismacolor markers. 
This was a learning experience. It’s not executed as perfectly as I would have liked and looking at it now I feel there are things I could have portrayed better. However, overall, given that I’m only just now beginning to get into water color very seriously, I am quite proud of the end result. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Evy - Christmas Gift

A Christmas gift for my sister and law of my precious niece. I'm very excited to finally share it!

And here's a little gif of the process: 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Atchoum the Cat

So, this an actual real famous cat, called Atchoum. My friend and I have used his likeness in personal stories. And the character is named Garbage (he's very sweet.) So, I did this for my friend, of this ridiculously silly, dapper, cat.
You can see more of Atchoum on instagram under @ Atchoumthecat. I highly recommend doing so.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Desert Fox

Erwin Rommel, a German General, also known as the Desert Fox. The commissioner wanted the piece to resemble an old photo. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Tom Hiddleston

I started this yesterday, going into it thinking I’d like to do something faster with looser brush work. I worked on it on and off all day and while it’s not perfect, I’m quite pleased! 

Tom Hiddleston, Adobe Photoshop. 

And here is my facebook page
captainslady13 on Instagram.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Crazy Horses and Cold Slither

Cover Painting I did for the novel Crazy Horses, By David J. West. 
His Amazon Page.

You can get the book on Amazon HERE.

New cover painting I did for the novel Cold Slither, by David J. West. 

You can get the book HERE. (With it's old cover.) 

Watch a video of the painting process for Cold Slither below. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Loki Digital Painting

I started this two years ago! Finally decided it was time to finish it up.
I recorded the process, here's the time lapse video.