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UPDATE: Hoping to be back to painting soon, after my surgery, so to fill the gap, I thought I would send you an older winter image to get you all in the holiday mood! Thank you again for all the good wishes. Ann Marie x
7th of October 09: Today has been a bit of a weird day. My boyfriend is with his family saying goodbye to his grandma While I have only met her a few times she still made such a big impression on me the last time I saw her, at her 80th birthday. She had a little speech telling the family how happy she was that everyone was together and it was one of the best days for her. While she spoke she had this heartfelt look in her eyes which brought tears to my eyes and I could just feel that she really meant it. Its moments like this that are so precious and beautiful. I still remember the day so clearly. I think that is why it feels so weird these days. The funeral is this Wednesday and I am not looking forward to it. I have never been to a funeral that I can remember, I only have this wage memory of when my grandma and granddad died while I was still so little. Mostly I just remember the feeling it gave me and this sad empty mood upon everyone.
I do feel happy that she seemed happy and at peace when she died and my boyfriend and the rest of the family was able to say goodbye to her while she was unconscious at the hospital (doctors said she could hear them though she couldnt respond back). I think it helps a bit and maybe put a bit of closure when you loose a loved one.
I couldnt get the thought of loosing my close family out of my head and began drawing this girl the stars represents the people who are now gone and shines down on all of us. It kind of makes it more bare able thinking we find peace and get to be a part of the beautiful sky of stars.
I used the sweet Kaia as model, a picture of her I have loved for a while and just needed the right idea for You can see the reference of her here: [link]
A close up of Starlight, you can see the story and the full drawing here: [link]
This is oversized, the drawing is actual smaller in real life, meaning the paper looks more grainy than usual as you can see the structure. The paper used for this drawing is also different from my usual smooth one.
EDIT Guys, don't worry! XD I've had the non-Kanye version of E.T. long before the song was finally put on the radio. I was just disappointed that Kanye was thrown into the mix when I heard it on there.
I was inspired by Katy Perry's music video, E.T. C:
You don't know how ecstatic I was when the song FINALLY came on the radio, but then I heard Kanye's voice...
His bit ruins it for me. But hey, that's just my opinion. I'd just rather hear Katy sing on her own. I'm not a fan of rappers cutting in on other people's songs in general.
Anyway, this was a good break from doing the Animal-ipstick series. My new paints were just waiting to be used again! I really wanted to try out a gradient affect and I think it turned out well!
Now, you gotta realize this: A hippo's mouth is like a warped abyss of... I don't even know, ho'kay? There was no way I could use my own mouth as a hippo's b/c of that reason, and the one way I thought about doing wasn't going to look any good. So, here's another Animal-ipstick creation that requires me not to open my mouth. XD I promise I won't do that for all of them.
Anyway, this one was kept cute and simple, like a stuffed animal. Hope 'yall like!
fast etude from life. for training... after long break... at last i have some time to paint for myself =_= A4, watercolors учусь рисовать зелень без зеленых красочек ))) оставила себе набор в 12 цветов.