Sunday, January 20, 2013

Broken Hearts and Sweet Tarts! (mildly nsfw)

 When asked to describe what I do as an artist (and believe me, that's a thing I'm struggling to clarify) I suppose I could say that I paint animals and other creatures set in imaginary worlds.  Rarely do I depict actual humans.

Well, I've been invited to take part in another S.P.A.C.E. show this February, and as I sketched out ideas for it, they all turned into burlesque ladies!  Stylized humans, to be sure, but I have to crow a bit, I feel like the things I've learned from life drawing and also soaking in the work of artists I admire are finally paying off.  Here are the first two ladies for Sweet Tarts:

©Sweet Enemy Art 2013
©Sweet Enemy Art 2013

Such a treat to return to one of my favorite combinations: watercolor with pen & ink.  The third piece for this exhibit is still in progress, I'll try to post an image of that one soon.  Until then we're having a blast looking at pin-up art, both contemporary and vintage, as well as various videos of burlesque dancers.  Oh heck, I can't tease without sharing!  Here's one that Arkonbey found:

If you're in the area, Broken Hearts and Sweet Tarts opens on First Friday, February 1st, 2013.  Here's the link for The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington.  
See you there!  Or here.