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.

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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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I love a finished lineart, as I ponder the first strokes of the colored pencils, where I will lay color first, how I will shade each section. This is a redo of a piece from 2009 titled “Elemental”, because I loved it and wanted to see how my style had advanced in 10 years. 😀
#elements #elemental #coloredpencil #drawing #art #fantasyart #fantasy #fineart #traditionalart #fire #wind #earth #light #water
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Sometimes I look back through my favorite old pieces and see so many things that I feel like I can do so much better now, that I have to revisit it. ❤️ Much like Disney Princess reimaginings, I can’t get enough of elements artwork! Doing a new version of this drawing from 2009! I contemplated doing each image as a separate, larger drawing, but decided to stick with the same total paper size as the original (12”x16”), for integrity of the project.
#artwork #oldart #oldartwork #reimagined #elements #fantasyart #elemental #fire #wind #earth #light #water #coloredpencil
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