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Clay Sculptures

So I have wanted to create sculptures of my characters for a while and have finally figured out a way to do it. In the image you will see two cute individuals I have managed to carve out carefully. I still need to tweak them slightly but I am immensely happy with them. I have so many ideas, but in order to reign it back slight I think I will create pieces in series or following my guide in library of already created characters. They will be one of apiece kinds. I am excited to make more. I will also do some for commissions possibly, will see how I feel about that. Other news coming on a new venture. So will keep you posted. Spk soon. 😊


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Alice and The Cat Video Process – Art by Beatrice Ajayi

Alice & The Cat

Hi everyone, hope you all doing ok. I have been working on a variety of self directed projects. One of those projects I stumbled into. I decided to create some work in black and white sketchy style. It had been a while that I have done sketches as a focal point of my work. They are usually used as a stepping stool to colour work of late.

I sketched my first cutie and was inspire to create a series of Alice in wonderland sketchy drawings.
This is a link to the fourth in the series of work. You can find other process videos related to the Alice theme in my Youtube.com Channel under my name ‘Beatrice Ajayi’

You can view the process here: Alice & The Cat

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Painting and collaging papers

Afternoon all, I hope you are doing ok. I have been totally carried away painting since morning. These mixed media pieces are to be cut up for my ‘spheres’I sell in my Etsy shop Arttizan. Posting from my website blog and sharing on FB. So if you wanna know what I am up to throughout. 2015, that’s were I am. Have a fun day. πŸ™‚
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New Art illustrations – ‘What Boys Do’

CatchHi, hope you are well. I have been thinking recently of focusing on some work based on boys at play, I am calling the series ‘What Boys Do’. It’s been fun zooming in on these illustrations, usually I do a lot of girl characters. I have had ideas for these sketches for sometime. It’s going to be a fun process. It will be good if I can produce at least 30 images. I already did this little cutie called ‘Catch’

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Angler Fish is My Favourite Animal

Morning, I thought I would share the art process for this little Angler a Fish. This is a digital painting done completely in procreate and my approach in colouring him in is slightly different. I usually use the colour black to sketch.

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Image 1: I used a mustard colour to do the basic sketch of my little character. The animals in the favourite animal series Vary in size and I always try to make them flow together, the child and animal.

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Image 2: here I start to add the colour of the fish. It’s a kind of rust brown. My research revealed different dark tones that the angler fish has. I really liked this warmer colour. Once I know what colours I am using. It starts to create adventurous associate colours.

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Image 3: for some reason a turquoise blue popped into my head. I tend to expand to the range of shades within a colour group. So in my next picture I add other blues to that particular section.

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Image 4: I have added the skin tone. The rustic brown is also on the lower body area now and it’s all about tying it all together.

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Image 5: the Finished artwork. I have tried to take on the persona of the boy in tandem with the expected awkwardness and ugliness of the Angler Fish.

This is a video of the process on YouTube.

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Retrospection

Hi folks, hope your day has been lovely. Recently I have been thinking about my art and what I am presently about. I feel that as the years go by as an artist, it’s good to have a new look at my work. My values might have changed. My ideas may have shifted. But hopefully not so much that I loose myself. The plumb line self. My portraits still read as figures of innocence. I read the playfulness of childhood. The appreciation if nature. The physicality in dance. Representation of kids and family. More soon..

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Latest artwork – birds n bees

Hi everyone, I hope you are having an amazing month so far. I have been busy in different ways. Busy with my wee prince and Princess, busy with house work, and busy with artwork. Sooo many ideas regarding my artwork. I really want to do another illustrated book. With short poems to read to my little ones. It would be self published. I just need to think of the main thread that will tie everything together. Or they will be extremely diverse. I currently also drawing and painting a lot. In this blog you can see some of my latest works on up cycled Christmas cards. They will be so cute framed. I will list them on my etsy shop soon.

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