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Whimsical Art: Princess Simran

I have been playing Adobe Illustrator teaching myself how to turn some of my sketches into digital illustrations.. This one of my projects!

I really like how it came out even though there’s a lot of improvement that can still be done on it. I recently asked my fan followers to help me give her a name and the winner would receive a free 12×16 poster of her.

One of the participants submitted the name Princess Simran. She went on to explain the meaning of the name Simran; it means princess/love of life. I immediately liked the name; however, the meaning of it resonated with me and I felt the names and it’s meaning was quite fitting for my art piece.

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Making Abstract African Queen Painting

I LOVE abstract art! Why? I love because I end up seeing things that you can see initially! That this background that I created last week for instance. When I first created this background I was doing it intuitively…I didn’t put a whole lot of thought into it.

There was no ‘real’ reason I chose the colors that I did either! The following day, I across it while flipping through my art journal, and as soon as my eyes made contact with the page, I saw an entire figure right smack dead center!

I got very excited to see this figure and began outlining the shape lightly with pencil. I let it sit for a couple more days and then decided I wanted to paint her black instead of my usual skin tone types. I so happy that I made that choice!

This is the story behind the making of my Abstract African Queen!

Abstract African Queen Painting
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Graphite Portrait Practice – Sister’s Keeper

I am an artist who LOVES color…bright colors…But…there’s times I don’t feel like adding color to my drawings!

I was introduced to graphite/pencil drawing from Jenny Manno who happens to be extremely amazing at it! I honestly had NO idea just how much great art could be create with just a simple tool…a pencil…a graphite pencil, an eraser, and a blending stump! You can actually create amazing art using a regular pencil and save tons of money on art supplies! Lol

These are my graphite portrait practice drawings I did probably 2-3 weeks ago! It started out with me just doodling, making circles. Next then you know, I started turning those circles into faces! I am so happy with how these graphite portraits turned out especially since they were not planned!

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Art Prompt – Whimsical Girl

I’m in a Facebook art group, one of many, called @NextJenerationArt hosted by an amazing artist named Jenny Manno.

This particular art prompt whimsical girl was given by a guess artist by the name of  Patricia Saume Mazzei (You can find her on Facebook and checkout her amazing artwork).

This art prompt was so much FUN! I chose to pink and green because it’s one of my favorites color combos! Of course, I love the natural, textured hair too!

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