Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Art on the brain!


Suite Charlie is an amazing artist that I follow on instagram. Her art work is so inspiring, and every piece is so intricate and well thought out. I love how she combines wood, ink, and watercolors to create her masterpieces. When I first discovered the photos of her pieces, I instantly became a follower. Here is a little insight into how she creates, go find her and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram! You wont be disappointed!



What type of materials do you use?
It depends on the piece but I always prefer to use wood as the painting surface. I love how smooth and durable it is. Canvas is just too bumpy for me :(

I started out painting in oils and I still do but lately I've been experimenting with other things like watercolors, colored pencils and inks. I love trying out new materials and different techniques!! 

What do you draw inspiration from?
Everything inspires me in one way or another but I'm assuming that's not the answer your looking for ;). I am always attracted to "clean art" and when I say that I mean anything that has detailed line work and defined colors. I am also very inspired by all things Miyazaki, the way he creates these worlds that you can so easily get lost in amazes me ( must have seen howls moving castle about a million times) on the other hand I love contrast and juxtaposition. Anything "beautifully weird" get's me going.

How would you describe your artistic style?
I really have no idea lol... I don't know how to answer that question!

How long does one of your pieces take to create?
It depends on the piece and what medium I'm working in. An oil painting like "the mean reds" that also has some collage work on it takes approximately 2 weeks on and off to figure out whereas a smaller watercolor and ink painting like "in my place" will take around 2 days to complete.

What is your favorite part of creating your artwork?
The point where the subject that I'm painting finally comes alive and I can see her personality thought the picture. Every piece gets to that point when I loose that original spark from the drawing stage and I have to work to find it when adding color. I love the feeling of looking at my character and seeing this whole new depth that I hadn't originally planned shine through, it's a really cool experience :) 


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