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Little blurb about myself and my work:
I am a watercolor illustrator first and foremost and have been working
within the pin-up and comics genres, participating in Artist Allies
across the Chicagoland area.
As I began doing more and more art shows, I got pulled into the crafting scene and noticed a gap in styles/merchandise that I wanted to fill.
This is when I started
making “wearable” pieces of my artwork, before I mainly sold art prints. With all the other amazing handmade jewelry booths out there,
I decided to stay true to what I specialize in: drawing/painting.
Thus the idea of Shrinky-dinks! Honestly now, it is a joy working
with those little pieces of plastic and I am happy every time they pop
out of the oven. The biggest problem with Shrinky-dinks is that there
are limitless possibilities and only so much time on this Earth!
A current project I am working on is a series of watercolor paintings
of masquerade ladies wearing the skulls of mythical creatures. The
goal is to be able to fill a whole gallery space (not chosen yet) with
these works, possible a calender or book as well.
Carla, I’m curious. Are your drawings completely from your imagination? Do you sketch something first?