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Dark evil fairy
Dark Fairies on Black Pastel Paper

While I was experimenting with different types of art paper and medium, I had this black paper in my hands. Right off the bat, I thought it'd be great to create a dark night image on, without having to cover the majority of the background...

Precautions for pastels and spray fixatives

I love the look and feel I can get from pastels, but now I'm firmly determined that I will stop using soft pastels, and further reduce the use of dry media, which includes Charcoal and pencils. Any dry medium requires spray fixative application. I thought...

Hunger Games Katniss Watercolor Painting
Hunger Games Katniss Fan Art

I've created quite a few paintings based on movie posters and scenes. The Hunger Games series probably ties with Breakfast at Tiffany's when it comes to the number of pieces I painted off one movie theme. This dystopian adventure film series started off fresh and sensational....

Rihanna – the Sexiest Woman Alive

Rihana like Mermaid - Pastels on Canson paper (Original photo credit: Vogue April 2011 cover) Rihanna in an almost transparent Chanel floral dress, topped off with her flame-red tresses reminds me of a fairy or Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Rihanna has been named the Sexiest Woman...

Happy Family Portrait

Recently I was commissioned by a friend for his family portrait. It was fun but challenging at the same time. Drawing three faces in one artwork is much more difficult than three faces in separate pieces.  Because if I screw on the third face, the...

Ballerina – Soft pastel drawing

Ballerinas were the favorite theme of the French impressionist artist, Edgar Degas. If that's not an accurate statement, at least he's famous for painting and drawing a lot of them. His works definitely inspired me to try a ballerina. I wanted to get a very...

Britney Spears pastel drawing

I've been drawing famous celebrities, like Lady Gaga and Modonna. I guess I shouldn't leave Britney Spears out of my collection. This circus girl look caught my attention, because it is very whimsical and classic...

Lady Gaga vintage style illustration

Out of all the outrageous and amusing styles Lady Gaga has tried in the past 5 years or so, I have to say that my favorite is the vintage style. Very famine, elegant, glamorous and mysterious...

Lady Gaga, the most influential artist

Lady Gaga managed to beat Oprah Winfrey by becoming the most popular and influential artist in the world, according to the latest top created by the famous Forbes magazine. The eccentric Lady Gaga came in first in the Top 100 Most Popular and influential artists in...

Scarlet O’hara Fashion

Lately, I've been thinking what my favorite movies of all times are. I've mentioned that in a previous post that Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of the top 10. Gone with the Wind has to be another one. I still can't believe the film was made...

Summer Beach Dress and Hat

Summer is here! It is finally warm and sunny. We had the usual June Gloom until about a week ago. June Gloom  is a Southern California term for a weather pattern that results in overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early...

Classic Glamour – Pastel Drawing

I love the fashion from 1940's and 50's. It is so feminine and elegant. Everyone looked pretty. Many people may not recognize this image as Judy Garland, because she is known for the little girl, Dorothy in Wizard of Oz. I myself haven't seen her adult...

Oil pastel painting
Oil pastel painting

My passion for art recently rekindled, I'm so excited to try every medium out there. I enjoy soft pastels, but I am too sensitive to the fine dust I unknowingly inhale. It gives me a scratchy throat. So I decided to try oil pastel which...