This Friday until Sunday take 15% off your order with purchases of $50 or more. This applies to all items in the shop. So be sure to head over to my Etsy store HERE if you’re interested in getting your hands on some of my hand-made jewellery as well as many original artworks that are available. (*Etsy now offers much improved & easy payment options at their checkout, including direct payment, credit, paypal, etc)
I’ve been sending out some orders this week, and its always a joy to send these out to you guys, so thankyou! 🙂
I also have some new items in the shop, and a few more on the way as well. If you’re not too familiar with my work, as a hobby I like to create & design my own jewellery; many involving wire-work designs.
It’s been a rather slow November, but a much more exciting weekend with Marvel releasing The Punisher series last Friday. That basically summed up my weekend as I couldn’t stop watching. So glad to see Jon Bernthal get his own show; as I was looking forward to seeing a proper Punisher series for a very long time. An additional bonus was seeing Ben Barnes enter the franchise; as I know I couldn’t contain my excitement.
Continuing with sketches, as I was flipping through mine I landed on an unfinished piece. I don’t have many of these, but I can’t seem to find the inspiration at the moment to complete this one. Maybe I’ll come back to it in the future, who knows.
On a side note, there are some shop updates coming for my Etsy store so stay tuned for that here and on my Twitter @ShaimaIslam
It’s getting quite chilly in Toronto isn’t it?…or I might be the only one who feels like a lizard right now. :S Either way, nothing is better than settling in with some BBC dramas on the weekend. I have some catching up to do with a few older series, but after a long wait for its release, ended up watching The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike) this past week in one go; it was too good to stop after one. Realizing however that as with every show, getting ‘withdrawals’ while having to wait per week for a new episode is no fun. 😀 I was also sketching away while watching episode 3 again…
I’ve been getting some ideas down for my next drawing. A few of you have asked me here and on Tumblr, on sketches & how I go about using them in my creative process for a finished piece…I know there are many artists out there (some among my personal favourites) who do amazing pre-painting sketches & drawings; I however don’t always do them. It depends on how much of the idea I have established in my head and how confident I feel about transferring that to paper. If I’m doing client work that’s of course out of the question, as you definitely need to do sketches and drawings before even thinking of starting the final product. Even for this next piece I’ll be doing, I know what I want in my head but I needed to get a feel for the placement and mood of the subject(s) for me to get started. Keeping to a ‘sketch’ however, is often out of the question for personal projects. It’s most often a starting point.
We’ve been getting some gloomy days in Toronto the last couple days, definitely not the best for photography… 😦 However, I’m glad to had this one up at last. ~ Sebastian Verlac from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, painted in watercolours.
Painting hair and skin are one my biggest fears as an artist. Even after all these years I find myself working carefully, especially when it comes to watercolours. To all my lovely blondes out there, please don’t take this the wrong way but, dear god…it’s one of the hardest things to replicate in this medium; even if it is one my favourite hair colours. 😀