Launched a new venture with RED BUBBLE, where I get to experiment with placing my art on fun skirts, dresses, and pillows in Fantasy and Macabre themes. My shop name on RedBubble is “Shaire Prod”, an abbreviate name (my full “ShaireProductions” name was unfortunately too long for RedBubble–doh!) Regardless, I’m sooooo excited–take a peek HERE! 🙂
I really enjoyed creating this Egyptian Series, exploring the mighty Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut and the gods of Egypt, Anubis and Horus. These pieces were created via pen/ink and digital coloring, while incorporating my photography into the background. It’s now AVAILABLE AS A PRINT HERE at my Etsy Shop.
Queen Hatshepsut is regarded as one of the most successful pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Aside from being one of the first solo female rulers of the Old World, she established trade while keeping peace between regions. I wanted to create an elegant and powerful queen, with a nod to the mysticism of magic and mythology of her time period. Atop her head is the rising sun and cow’s horns, which were elements of beauty and fertility, associated with the goddesses Hathor and Isis. Cobras were protectors to the ancient Egyptians, so I added a couple of extra ones 🙂 Towards the bottom of the piece is a subtly placed photograph of Hatshepsut’s Temple, taken while I was in the Valley of the Kings.
Anubis and Horus are presented with an architectural facade with a scarab beetle at the top, a symbol of renewal in the Ancient World. The coloring of the background is kept monochromatic, while the inner circle resembles the tones of a rising sun, a continuous theme throughout traditional Egyptian art. My goal with these pieces were to keep with the traditional aspect of Ancient Egyptian papyrus paintings, but with a variant in composition and a bit more realistic shading.
“Robot Santa” is a jolly lil creation done with Adobe Illustrator vectors and tons of Christmas cheer. It’s available as a cool T-SHIRT (instead of that ugly Xmas sweater in the back of your closet) and as a TOTE BAG to hull all those fantastic gifts. More HERE
“Tribal Penguin Love” is a mixed media creation, done by hand and cleaned up digitally with a few textures added. I did this cute creation with the holiday spirit of love and togetherness in mind. It’s available as a tshirt HERE at my Zazzle shop. 🙂
With the warmer weather, I’ve been dreaming of tropical locales, and what better way to celebrate the spring than with a new piece of art 🙂 It’s entitled “Tribal Turtles with Leaves” and was originally created with pen and textured papers. The 5×7 print is available at my ETSY SHOP. Feel free to inquire about other sizes.