Sunday, April 18, 2010

Okie Roughneck

First, I want to thank everyone for their encouragement! This week I have once again, "stepped out of the box" and tried something new. I love the artwork of Marsha at Tumble Fish Studio. Her colors are vivid and I love how she takes different elements to create a piece of art. So, this week, I've tried my hand at her style, but of course, toning down the colors.

"Okie Roughneck"
Digital Artwork by Andrea

Head is from Suzee Que, body from FrenchKissed, Background from Tumble Fish Studio - Flickr, Texture by Playing with Brushes, Tags from The Vintage Moth, Ammonites from Art-e-ology and I created the crown from a piece of emphera by Art-e-ology, Wings from Cemerony, Sneakers from a magazine, Rigs and Truck are free images. I hope you enjoy!  

Monday, April 12, 2010

The GeoTech Fairy!

If any of you have read my complete profile, you know I'm a Sr. Geological Technician. GeoTech's (as we are called) work in the Oil and Gas business. Our jobs are to help our Geologists and Geophyisicts create maps, print logs and keep up the databases in the software we use to create our maps. I wanted to create a digital art piece this week that honored my job. To be honest, I've worked on this piece the last couple of days, not really pleased with the results. And so, after finishing, I'm still not sure if I am pleased. The reason I've called it the GeoTech Fairy, is often I have joked that I will have to get out my GeoTech fairy dust when doing a project. If you haven't noticed by now, I love neutral tones. In fact, my mother and my grandmother (when she was alive) often told me I did not have enough color in my wardrobe. I can't help it. I love browns, grays and blacks. What I see as colors for me , would be copper, bronze, taupe, mustard yellow and aubergine. Although, I do like teal and soft pink. But, for me these are out of the ordinary. So, again, another art piece in earth tones. Actually though, I'm really in awe of artists who are not afraid to use color. Having said this, here is my latest piece. The background is from Playing with Brushes, the Ballerina is from FrenchKissed, Ammonites are from Art-e-ology, Letters, hat, compass and watch are from Scrapbookgraphics, and the rest of the elements are free images. Hope you enjoy!!

"The GeoTech Fairy"
Digital Artwork by Andrea

Sunday, April 4, 2010

March Sister Birthdays!

My sister and I share birthdays in March. Mine is at the beginning of March and her's is at the end of the month. This year, we celebrated our birthdays together. I wanted to create an art piece that, for us, expresses birthdays. Jamie, at Art-e-ology posted the perfect picture last week on her blog, so I just had to use it.

"We Only Care About the Cake!"
Digital Artwork by Andrea

So, why the title? My favorite movie is "Persuasion." There is a scene where Anne Elliott has gone to visit her sister and her husband's relatives. His family is telling Anne how much trouble her nephews can be and how much cake they waste. One of the sisters attempts to soothe Anne by saying that their mother only cares about the cake. Therefeore, I just had to use a version of this phrase in my artwork.
The sisters came from Art-e-ology, background from Playing with Brushes, corners, map and rig were free images. Hope you enjoy!