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The Spring Goddess ©2009 WildGoddess

The Spring Goddess ©2009 WildGoddess

Isn’t She gorgeous?  I’m currently working on a whole series of these sacred portraits, and when they’re ready,  I’ll have prints available for sale in my WildGoddess Arts Etsy store.

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I’m having a great ol’ time slapping some of my sketches into Photoshop, playing around and seeing the magic of what results. Experimentation is key! For example, here’s one from my sketchbook:

Sketch ©2009 WildGoddess

Sketch ©2009 WildGoddess

And….this is what I’ve done with it using good ol’ Photoshop:

The Dreaming Man (version 1) ©2009 WildGoddess

The Dreaming Man (ver. 1) ©2009 WildGoddess

The Dreaming Man (ver.2) ©2009 WildGoddess

The Dreaming Man (ver.2) ©2009 WildGoddess

The texture I used on this sketch came from “Wide Open, a Creativity Notebook and Card Set” by Randi Feuerhelm-Watts, but you can easily make your own.  I take my Pentax with me everywhere and photograph anything that I think would look great layered over a sketch. There’s certainly lots of goodies out there on the streets, that’s for sure! Just keep your eyes open and use a little imagination. (You can also lots of cool textures for free, online.)

Once you find a texture that you want to use, open up Photoshop, and layer it over your sketch. Then playtime begins!  Have fun with your PS brushes, mix up those blending modes and: Voila!

I swear I never tire of Photoshop.  That’s why it’s Photoshop-a-Go-Go, baby – Whoo-Hoo!

By the way, these two prints will be for sale as giclees on archival watercolor paper and also as WildGoddess T-shirts in my Etsy store soon.  T-shirts are a first for me, but I know I want one, so, here goes!

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Liya - 12 x12 watercolor by WildGoddess ©2009

Liya - 12 x12 watercolor by WildGoddess ©2009

If you’re looking for the ” l’Artisana WildGoddess” blog, don’t worry, you’re in the right place. I’ve simply returned this blog to the original name of “The Secret WildGoddess.”  Why?  I like it better…….

I’ve been experimenting with watercolors as of late – it’s been a wonderful exercise in patience, patience, patience!  I guess you could say that working with watercolors could be a spiritual challenge to be met.  It gets away from you and runs around all over the place (like me), but I’ve learned that the effects are beautiful – even the mistakes.

"Tara" - 12" x 12" watercolor by WildGoddess ©2009

"Tara" - 12" x 12" watercolor by WildGoddess ©2009

Soon I’ll post some of my watercolors that I digitized in Photoshop – Wow! is all I can say!   Talk to you soon!

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I am always seeking those whispers that fade, yet somehow linger on the edges of consciousness . .
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"Coralie Pop" ©2007 WildGoddess  6.5"x7"

"Coralie Pop" ©2007 WildGoddess 6.5"x7"

Working with the sketch I scanned into Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator last month, I created a mini-collage with it.  This particular collage is acrylic paint and ink with stencils, silver embossing, and inkjet transfers.

“Coralie Pop” is collaged onto the back of a cigar box lid; there’s a local cigar store I visit who stockpiles all of these great old empty cigar boxes, and I buy them up in bulk! And of course, in the case of all of these mini-collages I’m making, I always retain the original cigar box markings on the opposite side, so one can see how the piece originated.  Besides, they’re also quite striking with their embellished paper seals and ornate gold text – and they smell wonderful!

Reverse Side of  "Coralie Pop" Mini-Collage

Reverse Side of "Coralie Pop" Mini-Collage

Sooner or later, all of these mini-collages will go on sale at my Etsy store (as soon as I can tear myself away from them, that is!)

Until then, I will make them available for sale as postcards or prints.

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I am always seeking those whispers that fade, yet somehow linger on the edges of consciousness . .

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The Snow Queen by Wildgoddess©2008
“The Snow Queen” by WildGoddess©2008

Here is another digital experiment with one of my sketches.  I’m always interested in seeing how everything blends and merges together.  It may not be what one might call “trendy,”  but it certainly is interesting!

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I am always seeking those whispers that fade, yet somehow linger on the edges of consciousness . .

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 "Coralie" - WildGoddess ©2009

"Coralie" - WildGoddess ©2009

I “digital arted” one of my sketches  “Pop” style – interesting, no?

Amen for Photoshop!!

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The Garden Nymph - © 2008 WildGoddess

The Garden Nymph - © 2008 WildGoddess

This illustration was done on a throwaway piece of art paper – I just really loved the color of it.  I wanted to sketch a Goddess who had elegantly exotic eyes shaped like a woman’s lips, and this is what I came up with.

Because I’m primarily a digital artist, I’ve been working diligently for the last year on sketching and painting, so I’m sill searching for my personal art “style.”  I figure the only way I’ll discover that is by experimenting as much as I can with different ideas, until one “sticks.”

So far, the only constant in all of my artwork is lots of texture, which I also use in my digital work.  Another technique I enjoy doing is scanning in my sketches and working on them digitally, then printing them back out and adding paint, ink, and pastels, etc. on top.

Another idea that, honestly I’ve been trying to ignore (but it won’t go away!) is to create a series of self-portraits.  In the past I’ve enjoyed photographing myself in all sorts of settings, and I’ve even carved my likeness into a lino stamp.  Something tells me that if I can get really adept at painting my own likeness, well, there will be no limit on what I can paint.

But for now, I have a few more Goddess Paintings to get out of my system first, for doing sacred portraiture really excites me!  What do you think?

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