Figure Drawing

I was thrilled when I came across the incredible collection by Florian Nicolle‘s. He has a wonderful technique of layering different medias,  combining energetic and raw linework with newspaper, ink, paint, and digital retouching. Check out his process on Behance.





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Sometimes I come across designs that are so inspirational to me that I literally jump for joy…my mind races and instantly I have a desire to create. Today that occurred when I happened upon the work of Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse.

The first thing that caught my eye was the title of her series, Biomimicry. I fell in love with the teachings of biomimicry at design school. My junior and senior projects were based on those principles. I designed the building and interiors for a Biomimicry Guild in Montana my junior year and  a floating school in Vietnam my senior year, both incorporating biomimicry elements within the buildings’ exterior and interior design.

In turn, I immediately opened Stephanie’s website and voila…stunning, incredibly beautiful, and innovative pieces! Scroll below and see for yourself!

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I absolutely love seeing the process of this series…from the drawings to the final product!! Each step is so beautiful.

(images via Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse}

Happy New Year!

I love setting goals for the new year. It is a fun way to think big and to aspire to make yourself a better person, a better wife, a better artist…it also makes you think about what you want to accomplish in the upcoming year on a daily basis or through a gradual process. A couple of the art goals on my list this year are:  go to figure drawing class at least twice a month and sketch at least 10 minutes a day.

Ben Tour‘s figure drawings are an inspiration to me. I love his loose yet realistic style through the use of ink and watercolor. I’m excited to get drawing!

Have fun with your new years resolutions!

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My brother introduced me to the paintings of Nick Gentry, a UK-based artist. I love artwork that incorporates repurposed every day objects. It creates a deeper connection to the work, while allowing the audience to see the object from an entirely different perspective. Gentry does an excellent job of taking  the floppy disk, an obsolete media, and morphing it into a beautiful piece of art!

{images via  Nick Gentry’s Photostream}

I have to apologize for my lack of posts the past couple of months….my computer attention span has been very short lately. I have been immersing myself in Martha’s Vineyard activities, while trying to work and plan my wedding…so my blog keeps getting put on the back burner.

One of the activities I love going to is a weekly figure drawing class at Featherstone Center for the Arts.

Here are a few of my sketches from the past 2 weeks.