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.
“Vanda Orchids” is a lovely floral illustration, inspired by my sister, who’s named after this delicate flower. My original artwork was drawn with ink, graphite and a touch of digital coloring. It’s available on my ETSY SHOP
For that touch of elegance, here are the Orchids on a TEE SHIRT, customizable in different colors.
“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. 🙂
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.
I’m super excited to have my “Gothic Skull Signature Headphones” showcased at the OrigAudio Marketplace. My skulls have a touch of dark romance, so hope you like the design 🙂 Not only am I proud to be part of the OrigAudio shop, but I love their innovative, cool gadgets like the Rock-It and Epishock, basically turning just about any surface into a speaker. Nifty!
“Gothic Skulls” is also available as a 8.5×11″ art print on Etsy to decorate any wall or space.