Fine Art and Fantasy Portraiture

Joanna's gorgeous, handmade artworks explore the relationships between humans and animals.
 
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Fine Art and Fantasy Portraiture

Joanna's gorgeous, handmade artworks explore the relationships between humans and animals.
 
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What Inspires Me?

Faces. Seeing how every little stroke can change an entire expression. Watching a person come to life through paint and pencil and brush.

Horses and felines, particularly the big cat variety. Both of these animal types are some of the most graceful and aesthetically pleasing to my eye, personally.

“Art is all about inspiration, bringing something new and magical to the world.”

Filling the world with a little beauty, hope, and subtle magic – one painting at a time.

Social Media & Blogging

Recent Blog Posts

What I’ve Been Working On – October 2017

What I’ve Been Working On – October 2017

What in the world has Joanna been up to?? you may be wondering. Well, wonder no more, I've just the thing for you! My October installment of everything I've been up to this month! Sugar Hair If you have been following me on Facebook and Instagram, you have most likely...

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The Most Painful Part of My Art Process

The Most Painful Part of My Art Process

I really don't like to redraw things. Once I use a particular reference photo, I can't ever use it again, because I'm bored with the subject and want to do something new. Objectively, I know that lots of practice makes me better and I may need to redraw a base sketch...

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Concept sketchin for a potential Animal Spirit series... #animalspirit #blackpanther #cheetah @lupitanyongo #lupitanyongo #nakia #warrior #fanart ... See MoreSee Less

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Joanna Marie Art - Fine Art & Fantasy Portraiture

“Every Song is a Story”

Some closeups of the piece, check them out!
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I like to see my art in black and white sometimes - it brings a whole new perspective to the piece! My art teacher used to tell me that a great piece of art should work well in black and white as well as color, so every now and then, I check a b&w version of my art to see how it holds up. I like this one in monochrome, although some of the details in the imagination sections are getting lost. Not too bad overall, but I think the color version brings a whole layer of magic that this one just doesn’t have! What do you think?

#blackandwhite #monochrome #fantasy #imagination #coloredpencil #watercolor #multimedia #music #musical #whimsy #fineart

Original available for purchase: joannamarieart.com/product/every-song-is-a-story/
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