The following features introduce the winners of my recent "Ancient Realms" contest. Hope you enjoy their works and are tempted to explore their galleries further.
This artist's style is truly unique: his drawings, that often have a dream-like surrealist tendency, are executed with incredible precision and detail in a light, pointillist style that gives the impression of shimmering, vibrating light. I love his mastery of architectural perspective and space as well as his keen observation of nature in his amazing drawings of plants and animals.
This traditional artist excels in a variety of media, but I must confess that I am most in love with her watercolors, which are always beautifully balanced, yet draw the viewer in with their vibrant jewel-tones. She has a wonderfully broad approach to her topics, drawing from history with the same sure command of her subjects as she does from fictional works.
As I split my time between drawing and crafting jewelry myself, it was quite gratifying to see a jewelry submission making the third place for the contest. The bead-art and jewelry of this designer is truly unique and technically flawless. She is accomplished in techniques from peyote and netting all the way to complex lampwork techniques, and her necklaces show a wonderful attunement to the found objects they feature.
I've been long overdue with the journal entry for my promised prize features, but fortunately this weekend seems to be a little more sedate than the ones before. We've finally hit some fall-like temperatures - well for Texas that just means you can't bake eggs on the pavement in the middle of the day any more. It's nice to be able to sleep with the AC off and the windows to the garden open and to snuggle under a blanket again.
Of course I miss swimming, now that the pool water is rather cold, but I hope to sit in the yard for a few hours today or tomorrow to finish a silver clay pendant that's all cut and dried and now just needs carving and sanding. Not much else to report, apart from the fact that work is eating me alive this fall, but after slow business last year I am the last person to complain. It's nice to see that we'll have the money this year to afford some much-needed house repairs that we've put off for far too long!
* If you ask me to make artwork available as a print, please check if it uses copyrighted material. DA will not take print submissions that are based on such materials. This means, no prints of drawings based on movies or TV shows like the Harry Potter Movies, Brokeback Mountain, CSI etc. If you want a drawing as a print please note me instead.
Commission status: open
If you want to know more about my art: did a great interview with me. [link]