Thursday, 20 September 2012

Long Live The Empress!

Finished painting a portrait of my late Grandmother, entitled "Empress" Acrylic and powder glitter on canvas.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Mad Mad World!

This my interpretation of The Mad Hatter. For this piece i was inspired by Leilani Joy's Wonderland painting called the "The Mad Hattress" which features a sliced in half 3D tea cup. I wanted to put my own spin on she did, so instead of a tea cup, i decided to have my character holding a tea pot. It's inspired by the two spout teapot in the mad party scene from the 1951 Disney's Alice In Wonderland.

I was also inspired by the character Alex Delarge from A Clockwork Orange. I love that film and the styling of the character which is why gave my Hatter a bowler hat, a tea pot cane and the signature spider eyelash.
Her outfit is influenced by the Steampunk movement. I used cling film and acrylic paint to create the background texture/effect.

My piece is entitled "The Hatta" Acrylic on canvas, 2012


This is my interpretation of the Queen of Hearts. It was inspired by "The Red Queen" by Leilani Joy and also the Red Queen from the 2010 Alice in Wonderland. This painting is called "Painted Red"
I used Acrylic paint And stick-on crystals on canvas.

My painting shows the Queen discovering her roses have been painted red. Her head is getting bigger and she about to have a massive tantrum. I wanted a furious expression like whoever she lays eyes on first is going to lose their head.

 I love the Elizabethan-esque rose neck ruffle. I'm pleased with how it came out.

Close-up of the crown

Whoooo are yoooou???

This is my interpretation of The Caterpillar. This is my favorite so far in my wonderland series. I didn't want create a literal version with 6 arms and too insect looking. I wanted her to be long and serene. She's just chilling on her mushroom, smoking and she's interrupted. Rude!!

I used Acrylic paint, False eyelashes and beads to create the piece.  

I spelled out the phase Who R U? in the smoke using a liner bottle filled with silver acrylic paint.

I used false eyelashes over her eyes to get a 3D element on her face. I also drew a henna tattoo in sliver pen because 1. she's a hookah smoking caterpillar and 2. the silver compliments her blue skin.

I decided to do a henna tattoo in silver pen on her thigh. I sown pink beads on winged part of her outfit because i felt she needed some bling somewhere.


I'm Late, I'm Late for a very important date!!!

This is 3 of 6 in my Alice in Wonderland series. Originally i wasn't going to do the anthropomorphic animals from the Wonderland series because i didn't think I could pull off those characters convincingly. I then thought of Catwoman and I decided to draw them with masquerade masks. I think i pulled it off. So the masked characters of my series are The White Rabbit, The March Hare and Cheshire Cat.

Here is the 1st of those characters, The White Rabbit. My painting is entitled "I'm Late"
To create this painting I used Acrylic paint, White Lace, Stick-on Crystals and a Pocket Watch Pendent. 

I drew a pocket watch ring on her hand in my original sketch and i painted it on the canvas. Then I found a pocket watch pendent that opened and closed and decided to remove the chain and glue it on top of the painted pocket watch

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Red Queen Playing Croquet.

This is 2 of 6 in my current Alice in Wonderland series. This is a sister piece to the "Alice Playing Croquet" entitled "Red Queen Playing Croquet", Acrylic on canvas 2012

My inspirations for this piece were the Evil Queen from Snow white, Jennifer Lopez in the movie The Cell and the hat is inspired by the hat Lady Gaga wore on a cover Vanity Fair.

Face Close-up

Alice and The Red Queen Playing Croquet

Half-a-dozen Wonderland!

I've been working non stop and I've just finished 6 out of 10 of my Wonderland series. 
This is entitled "Alice Playing Croquet" Acrylic, Beads and Stick-on Pearls on canvas
Face Close-up 

Eye Make-up Close-up. Petal Lashes

The beads are sown onto the canvas.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Through the glass.... Enter Wonderland!

I have recently become a fan of a truly amazing artist named Leilani Joy. She does Acrylic paintings on wood panels and illustrations. I came across her Youtube channel and when i was watching her videos, i was inspired by how passionate she is about art. After seeing her Alice in wonderland series which included Alice, The Red Queen, The Mad Hattress and The White Rabbit. So I decided to create my own wonderland series but i decided to expand mine by adding The Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, The March Hare. So far i've finished The Red Queen, The Hatter and the White Rabbit. I'm gonna post the process photos as soon as possible. :)