Happy Halloween! “Skull Goddess” is an exploration into the lighter side of the macabre. It’s inspired by my recent trip to Southeast Asia, primarily Bayon of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, and the White Temple of Thailand, which depicts modern scenarios of good vs. evil. I created this via the usual pen/ink and graphite media, with a smidget of digital coloring. The pigments are kept to a minimum to highlight the details, but to also echo the stone carvings of the ancient temples.
This piece is available as an 8.5″ x 11″ art print HERE ON ETSY
“Forgotten Innocence” is a mixed media illustration of delicate skeletal cherubs holding on to the beauty and dangerousness of nature. This was inspired by macabre Victorian creations, mythology and the stunning Renaissance paintings of Italian masters.
I’ve always loved vinyl records, iconic objects of great musical exploration and nostalgia. This piece is a combination of an older 7″ 45 RPM vinyl record and the newer 12″ 33⅓ RMP vinyl, with an overlay of metallic paints and a jewelry embellishment. The outward pattern is an abstract zentangle style, surrounding a circular abstract rose illustration. To get to this point, I went through several experiments on vinyl and a few trips to the vintage record store but it was all well worth it. 🙂
The piece was created for the PANCAKES & BOOZE Underground Art Show happening in SF this weekend. It’s sure to be a grand event with tons of other artists, live body painting, music and pancakes (of course!). Hope to see you there! Here are the details:
June 27th & 28th, 8PM-2AM
111 Minna Gallery
San Francisco, CA
“Isolated Wisdom” showcases feminine beauty and strength amidst a world of enchantment and lore. This Mixed Media illustration was created with a combination of pen and graphite, with the addition of digital coloring. A 8×10″ print is available HERE at my Etsy Shop.
Here’s a detailed horse illustration created in a traditional vintage steampunk style with gears and a clock face in the background. The print is available HERE at my Etsy shop. The horse was created with pen/ink first, then scanned and transferred to Photoshop, cleaned up, and a few color tones and textures were added.
If you’re looking for something unique to add to your home, you could also check out the new pillow design I just created HERE, starting at an affordable $29.95.
Known as Santa’s evil counterpart, Krampus punishes the naughty with birch branches in his dark underworld during Christmas. More info about the Christmas demon on Wikipedia and Krampus.com. If you want to see a fun video clip, check out Grimm’s creature profile
“Corset Backbone” is another gothic-surrealist piece inspired by the mystery of supernatural creatures and the fascinating practice of corset piercing. The original illustration was created with pen and ink, with an overlay of digital color.
These artistic backgrounds could be used for both commercial and non-commercial/personal work. You could download the high resolution photos HERE
You could find more free backgrounds on my Creative Commons folder on Flickr (Urban, Nature, Patterns, Abstract, Textiles). Click on “View All Sizes” in the right corner and Download your preferred size. Want more? Check out http://shaireproductions.com/tag/freebies/. If you decide to use any of the backgrounds, please let me know how it goes by sending a link or an image. Enjoy!