Mask Woodland Beauties

For sometime now, I had been wanting to paint a series of girls wearing animal masks. I think the idea came about after making a mask for myself for a masquerade ball I went to a few years back. So, I finally decided to create a set of three, called "Masked Woodland Beauties". For this series I chose a fox, an owl and a rabbit. Below you can see a sketch of two before I proceeded to paint them. 




Sketches of the Fox and the Rabbit.  AND....


ta-da! My finished series!

I had lots of fun creating these three girls. My favorite is the rabbit! They are currently on sale in my Etsy shop as a set of three 5x7 prints or sold individually.  :)


xo
Emma



Fighting Fish




So I decided to redo an illustration that I painted a few years ago when I was still developing my style and skill with ink and watercolor mediums. This new illustration of my fighting fish is more detailed, while the older painting is more abstract and fluid. Even though I still like my older version, I think this version represents my current style.  I'm really happy with the way it came out.  :)

xo Emma



Cherry Blossom Girl


Happy spring all!!

I finally got this painting done! Phew, it took a while.  Now it's up for purchase on my Etsy shop! 
I'm totally in love with her pink hair... makes me want pink hair now.  :)

xoEmma

Bee Mine.




A little painting from me, in honor of Valentine's Day!  :)

xo Emma

Thinking outside the box.


So two weeks ago, I finally received my very very belated Christmas gift in the mail - A book of the works of Makeup Artist, Alex Box. I've been meaning to blog about it, but got sidetracked (ahem, just like my gift). ;)

On arrival of my package, my heart kept pitter pattering, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this book! After a few minutes of tearing the package open (like a child at christmas time), I finally got to indulge my eyes with vividly inspired, and perfectly detailed imagery. The book, which is enormous, holds a collection of Alex Box creative beauty editorials, which are photographed by Rankin. Alex's makeup work is very experimental and eccentric. Her work ranges from being brightly colored, whimsical, dark, and sometimes combined with all of the above to create the ultimate strange. I really love her innovative uses of color, graphic shapes, and textures. My favorite has to be the pucci-esque print inspired - It is just so yummy, and just so perfect.  Here are a few images from the book. 
Enjoy!  

xo Emma



Marigold



With the week being extremely gloom and gray ...  I needed to paint something with the colors of  sunshine.

Happy Friday!

xo
Emma

Okay, so here it is... my blog!

I've been contemplating for some time now, on whether or not I should have a blog. But, I finally decided to give in and just do it. I wasn't too sure if I wanted something dedicated to only my makeup work, or illustration work. So, I decided that I rather blog about everything, and anything that inspires me. It might just end up being a big ol' mess (hehe, yes pun intended). But, whatever direction it goes, I hope whomever comes by, can find the things that inspire me inspirational to them as well. Enjoy!

xo
Emma