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Catching Up.

Good morning ! Long time, no posting! I’ll get to that in a second, but I want to take this time to wish my blog a happy 4th birthday. Along with Veezy Vibetime Creations now being 6, I’m so thankful and glad to know that I’m still standing as well as this blog. I never thought that I would create a small platform where I could be myself, show people my talent and tell them my story behind the artwork. This past year has been a bit more challenging, and I’ve had my moments of self-doubt as well as wondering if art has been right for me. To tell you the truth, I still have my times where I struggle with it. With all of the moral support I’ve gotten, I swore it would be much easier to just bounce back and get right back, but it’s been a bit more challenging than I expected. Ever since learning about copyrights, (that word gives me the creeps) I’ve been nervous to post the designs because I don’t wanna potentially get in trouble, plus I always want to feel like I’m doing the right thing, not just as an artist, but a person as well. It’s been tough as I’ve been working on building myself back up, believing in myself and my designs more, and of course trying to creatively better myself. However, I’m also fighting to prevail and to me that overpowers the negative. I want to take this time to genuinely thank each and everyone for the support, not to mention the positive messages and the love you’ve shown me. I started out this blog completely unaware of what I was doing. I’m still not the best blogger to be honest, Lol, but over time, it’s become my artistic diary. A way to just talk about the things that are passionate to me, like the edits & designs, not to mention my poetry. I will not quit or give up, that’s a fact. If anything I want to learn more and more, design better and of course be the best artist I know I can be. You guys have been amazing. Thank you for being patient and thank you for showing support.

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David’s Ribbons

I heard the news about David Bowie’s passing recently and I was pretty devastated over it. I wasn’t a listener of his music to be honest, but I was pretty aware of the legacy that he created for himself. I first found out about him through a movie I was always watching growing up, The Wedding Singer. Talk about random things, huh? Anyway, when Cyborg gave me the news about what happened, I started to let my mind process. As time went on, I got inspired to create. I already knew that a lot of artwork was being created to pay tribute to David from others, but I wanted to pay tribute as well and create a great design to honor the memory of him I do have. It isn’t much I’m sure, compared to many others, but it meant a lot to me to create this and that’s what I did. I decided to go with a watercolor. I felt that would capture what I’m trying to express the best. From all of the amazing visuals of David, it was so hard for me to find an era, decade wise, and commit to it. After many attempts I was able to finally find something to reference and build off of it. After laying that base down and making it pop a little bit, I went with a neon kind of color scheme. It reminds me a lot of the 80’s nightlife and fashion statements. I was playing around a lot with the placement, but decided that off-centered was a good choice. I added my signature into the design. When a watercolor tells a big story to me and I connect deep with it, I add in the element of my signature to show that I was there and that it’s serious for me. Like your signature on a contract, it seals the deal. It’s not much of a credit factor for me, which I’m sure people would think from the outside looking in. Even though some weeks have passed since creating this, it’s still pretty fresh for me. I’m so glad that I was inspired to do this and create an amazing design of an icon like David Bowie. This is my ribbon to the sky. Rest in Peace.

 

(Watercolor Background Texture used for this design: texturefabrik.com)

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Vixen Geisha

I’ve been big on trying to constantly tell stories when it comes to the designs that I create. I love being able to make something so simple and unexpected become a great visual. A few days ago, I decided to revisit a previous subject, Draya Michele, from one of my favorite shows to watch, Basketball Wives: LA. The decision to use Draya as my subject was last minute, but something just told me that she would be a great one to use. My inspiration came from some watercolor designs as well as culture. My reference was a photo of Draya with a braided hairstyle. (Credit: Mane Addicts). It was pretty easy from there to figure out the direction I wanted to head in. I thought about the watercolor designs from last year, “Oriental Opus” and “Audrey”. I knew I wanted to make this a design with significance. As I started creating it and watching it all come together, it was just magic. I can’t really explain it any better than that because that’s exactly what it felt like. I loved how well the colors were meshing with one another and how well they brought out the composition. I believe in this design so much and I’m really glad that I decided to pursue it. Something very unexpected happened to me after choosing to post it on my instagram. Draya didn’t only like the design, but reposted it on her account. The gesture came with a lot of love and appreciation for the design as well as some friction. A lot of people have great feedback on how beautiful and modest the design was, however a lot were saying how she didn’t deserve to be portrayed this way because of her past and being risque and that honestly bothered me. It’s hard to see that some people will hold things against you even when they don’t matter. That right there made me realize even more why I fight so hard to remain myself and remember what I do this for. I just want to show people how strong art is and how much beauty it possesses for a person. Nothing else really matters and I think this was a great process as well as lesson to keep trying. This is probably one of the most life-changing designs for me because I’ve learned so much. I’m so glad for impulse decisions and I hope more amazing artwork comes from them for the future.

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Night and Day

It isn’t very often that I get into the habit of binging on TV shows. Sometimes I try my best to avoid it because of how invested I become. I recently became OBSESSED with Gilmore Girls. I never really watched it when it was on TV, but I love it now. Aside from relating so much to certain characters and storylines, I’ve been inspired to create designs and have some of the actors as subjects. Since the design of Thomas Fiss was inspired by the character “Luke Danes”, I thought it would be great to use Milo Ventimiglia, who plays “Jess Mariano” as a subject. I connect a lot with his character and he’s actually one of my favorites if not the favorite. I’ve wanted to actually use Milo for a long time. I had a phase where I was obsessed with the show Heroes and wanted to pursue something of Milo creatively. I guess it’s all about timing because I feel like this is one of the best designs I’ve done lately. I went with a watercolor for this one and I’m glad that I did because it speaks so much to me. I’ve never really used a green-meets-purple kind of scheme. I love how nature-like it looks. I think about the character “Jess” and how unpredictable but smart he was. I came up with the name, “Man Misunderstood”, because Jess was a good guy and a good soul, he just didn’t show it as well. This was fun for me and I love how crisp the design came out. I also worked on another design of a second character, Jared Padalecki who plays “Dean Forrester”. Cyborg was excited about this one. He’s wanted me to use Jared as a subject for a long time and he was excited once I showed him the final result. The character “Dean” is a lot different from “Jess”. A little more emotional, loving, and sweet, but also naive as well. It’s pretty much night and day. I went with a subject design for Jared and since my reference photo had Pink as the main color, I decided to feed off of that and create a wonderful illusion from it. The design looks really taboo, almost like it’s forbidden to be around or see. I didn’t plan that so I thought it was pretty cool to see that visual form the way it did. I went with the name “Potion” for this design because I think of potion. The colors going on remind me of it, I get a very mysterious vibe, and the presence is very spooky but sensual as well. This, along with the design of Milo, have easily become favorites of mine. So glad that I have something simple like a great show that can inspire designs like this to be done.

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(Watercolor Background Texture used for this design: texturefabrik.com)

 

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The Double Dolan Project

For a while now, I’ve wanted to test some of my limits and try some things that I’ve never done before. For the the first time ever, I’ve accomplished the task of making two separate designs form into one. Confused? Well I’m here to break it down a little bit for you. I’ve been a fan of vine compilations for a long time and I got an amazing idea to revisit The Dolan Twins, Ethan and Grayson Dolan. I created a watercolor of the twins together sometime last year, (Vinestein Squared). For a while I was content with the design, but I knew that I also wanted to try something different. I wanted to highlight each of the guys separately without taking away the presence of them as a team. The idea at first was just two separate watercolors, then I figured that subjects would be a little bit better so I went that route. I started off with Ethan’s design, being the first half of the whole edit. I went with a dark and grungy kind of direction with this. Grayson’s would end up being the same. I’d say that Ethan’s was a lot easier , just because there was less that had to be done. I decided to make the color gray be the focus of the design and really make Ethan stand out. For Grayson’s design, the second half, Black was the focus on a Gray background. The best way for me to describe it would be Ethan’s inverted. It’s interesting because I was trying so hard to make the two designs match to the point where they completely differed. Of course there were elements to make them almost mimic each other, but I’m glad they got to shine in their own ways. To my surprise, they both came out amazing. I had some trouble trying to get Grayson’s to look the way I wanted it to, but after some messing around with the elements and different stuff going on, I was able to make it work. After finishing, I put the two designs together and they matched up PERFECTLY! The glue would most definitely be the backdrop going on (Original background by: D. Sharon Pruitt). I’m glad that I was able to get my measurements right and make this project come to life. I’m so excited that this worked out well for my first time making a big project out of two separate designs. I can’t wait to keep trying ideas like this.

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Great Dane

Happy New Year ! So excited to start another 365 of creating some amazing designs. A couple of days ago, I created a watercolor design of singer, Thomas Fiss. Being a fan of Varsity Fanclub, the group Thomas used to be a part of, I was excited to create this design. Cyborg was also pretty excited as well. He’s been amazing with helping me determine the project subjects. Many of the ones you’ll see in the future are inspired by his selections so I’m happy about that. I got a lot of inspiration for this design from the show, Gilmore Girls. I’ve been watching faithfully on Netflix for a few days. I relate a lot to the show which makes me appreciate. Also, it’s given me some great subject ideas and a cool name for this design. I went with “Great Dane”, inspired by the character “Luke Danes”, a really blue-collar kind of guy with a lumberjack, flannel kind of style to his appearance. I thought so much about him once I saw the flannel shirt come to life in the design. I went with a wilderness-meets-nature kind of feel to capture that natural and relaxed feel. I’m so in love with the design, not to mention, Thomas acknowledged it on my Instagram and I couldn’t be more excited that he appreciates it. I’m proud of this one and I’m eager to keep creating, as well as acknowledging the designs a bit more. It got a little slow in 2015 for the blog, but I hope this year is much more consistent and I pla to work hard so it will be.

(Watercolor Background Texture used for this design: texturefabrik.com)

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Art is AMAzing

Sunday night I tuned in to the American Music Awards and I was super excited. At first, I was only watching to see One Direction perform (I’ve become such a fan girl it’s ridiculous) but I ended up watching from beginning to end and was just getting inspired creatively left and right. The most exciting part for me was seeing the red carpet looks as well as the memorable moments and performances. It was those very things that inspired me to create this post and I thought it would be amazing , or should I say A-M-A-zing, to create some designs with some of the music artists that I loved from the event: Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Lauren Jauregui (5H), and Scarlett Leithold. A couple of the designs I created prior to the show and others over the last few days. I’ve been struggling for a while now with confidence in my artwork and I’m really glad that this show helped me jump back into the swing of things. I feel a lot better now about my craft as an artist and I’m thankful that I was able to be inspired by something that I didn’t think was possible. Art is so … A-M-A-zing.

Below I have a gallery setup with all of the designs that I’ve created. For the subject designs, the credit of the photo references go to their rightful owners.

JustinBieberWatercolor
Artwork Name: “Best Belieb” ,  watercolor design, Subject: Justin Bieber, artwork inspired by the “What Do You Mean” video. I was also fortunate to listen to the new album “Purpose” and I feel like the color scheme represents the feel of the new music well. I’ve always loved Bieber’s music so I was very excited to use him for the first time as a watercolor subject. Such a fun experience for me.
EllieGoulding
Artwork Name: “Ellie of Arendelle”, subject design, Subject: Ellie Goulding, artwork and name inspired by the movie Frozen. I think about Elsa and her magical powers of possessing ice. I also love the way that everything blends together here. I really wanted this design to tell a story, and I think I executed that well. Still such a beautiful and strong design to me.
MeghanTrainor
Artwork Name: “The Bass in Black, subject design, Subject: Meghan Trainor, artwork inspiration comes from the recent design of Pia Mia called “Black Widow”. I’m so in love with the use of Black in this design. To me, it gives off such a serious vibe, but it’s also very fun and complex. Probably my favorite design out of this cluster. (Original Photo: Rolling Stone
CharliePuthWatercolor
Artwork Name: “The Lyric Display pt. 3”, watercolor design, Subject: Charlie Puth, Lyrics displayed from the song, “See You Again” performed by Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth. I recently fell in love with the song and I’ve taken a liking to Charlie’s voice as well. I thought that this would be amazing to capture. I love this cool colors color scheme and how well the words blend with the composition of Charlie. I had so much fun with this one.
ShawnMendesWatercolor
Artwork Name: “Mind of Mendes”, watercolor design, Subject: Shawn Mendes. A lot of the artwork inspiration comes from the design of internet sensation, Cameron Dallas. Since I came up with the name of the design prior to creating it, I thought it would be cool to capture it, therefore I chose to go with a simple face composition. Looking at this once again, I feel like I made the right decision going this route. Love how fun and fresh this design looks.
LaurenJaureguiWatercolor
Artwork Name: “Lauren & Lovely”, watercolor design, Subject: Lauren Jauregui, of Fifth Harmony. Lauren has always been my favorite member of the group Fifth Harmony. After creating the designs of the girls, I was trying for a while to revisit Lauren but it was never possible. After watching the awards I was able to become inspired and capture her in a beautiful way. I love her overall look and style. I get such a vintage-rockstar kind of vibe from her, not to mention her voice matches up well to her look. I wanted to really recreate that vibe and go a little dark for this color scheme. I also used some pops of vibrant colors to represent the group as well. She’s so beautiful and I think I captured that well with this design.
ScarlettLeithold
Artwork Name: “The Scarlett Science Study”, subject design, Subject: Scarlett Leithold. First discovered who Scarlett was from her red carpet appearance on the American Music Awards. For this design, most of the inspiration came from the photo. The hairstyle gave me an idea to get really messy and weird. Over time, I thought it would be amazing to make it become a visual, decided to grab some blueprint brushes and make it look like a scientific vision, like a chart if you will. Reminds me so much of the design of Jessie J I created back when I watched the 2014 Video Music Awards.

Getaway

A few days ago, I created a new watercolor design, of singer Sabi. My inspiration for the design came from a previous one I created a few years back with her as the subject (Abduzeedo Inspired). Occasionally I like to go back and look at designs that made me feel good and still cross my mind. Those are the designs that lift me up and help me remember why I’m doing art and how much it means to me. Lately, I’ve lost a little of my confidence so it’s been important to me to try and remind myself artistically that I have to try to keep my spirits up, especially if I want to eventually change the world with my art someday. I thought it would be cool to use Sabi again and made some art come to life. I went with a watercolor technique, since I’ve never used it with her before. My idea of a color scheme really didn’t hit me until the last minute. I used the first design for inspiration but kind of ended up going my own way, which I always kind of do. I love the idea of all secondary colors because I usually don’t put them together too much. This was a really smart way to test them out. I get a very exotic, island kind of vibe when I see them bouncing off of Sabi, like I’m on a getaway somewhere. I like how the design takes me away and gives me something amazing and bold to look at. I love the vibe that this design gives me and I’m extremely satisfied knowing how well it comes together.

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(Watercolor Background Texture used for this design: texturefabrik.com)

Wildcard

Recently, I created a watercolor design of new dance music duo Dumblonde. During high school I was originally a fan of Danity Kane, which Aubrey and Shannon, the members, were a part of. It was nice to use subjects that I’ve followed after all of this time that’s passed. Cyborg gave me the idea to use the girls so I have to definitely thank him for that. Before I got into this design, I decided to check out their music and try to get a feel of their sound & energy. I thought it would be a great asset to the design process to me. Looking at their music videos gives me a really free and trippy kind of vibe. I like to be like that sometimes with my art as well as unpredictable so this is right up my alley. I chose to go the watercolor route since doing a subject design to me would feel too much like that of their videos. I knew that this would be a cool idea from the start. Since this would be a two-person watercolor design, I got some inspiration from the design of the Veronicas (Two Become One) to keep the girls in the middle so they could be the main focus of the design. I wanted to go with a cool colors kind of scheme and I’m not sure why, but I think it was an amazing choice to be honest. I was going to be girly and vibrant but I felt like it would be too much. Lastly, what I chose to do was add in the four card suits, ♠♥♣♦. This was a very random move from me. The inspiration came from playing cards. Since the girls have a trippy and colorful vibe to their craft, I feel a lot like playing cards have that same effect. So there, I thought it would be cool to make this design feel like a playing card, which inspired the name, “Wildcard”. After finishing, I was happy with the way the design came out. Not only did it exceed my expectations, but I felt good knowing that I was able to take what I got from this group and create my own perspective on it. I love this design.

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Dumblonde, watercolor design, ("Wildcard")

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