This past week has been a bit of a mess. My niece and nephew both came down with the flu and had to stay out of school with their Sissy (their nickname for me). Any spare time I managed was dedicated to the commission work I mentioned last week. I did get some material down for another writing project of mine. That makes three books in the making, which is a lot for an artist. But, like a said, a large imagination tends to spill over. I personally think anything people create, if they put their heart and soul into it, is art. The main goal I have set for myself, and my art, is that it touches the hearts of others. If this is achieved through my illustrations, my writing, or my crafts, I will consider it an accomplishment.
Unfortunately, I have no artwork of my own to show you today. I would like to share with you the artists I consider my heroes, and heroines. They have inspired me through their art and words of wisdom.
Of course Bob Ross is on this list. I have mentioned him many times before. I have watched his shows in my younger years with my father, who also has artistic talent. Now I watch them as an artist.
My husband and I decided to finally take the plunge into Magic: The Gathering for his cousin Tyler, who was very interested in the game. We were hooked from the first game, and I was obsessed with the artwork. There were two artists that stood out for me, one being Jeff Miracola. This man is not only a great artist, but an amazing person. I can only hope that I make an impact on people’s lives in the way he has with his artwork. His wife is a writer, and I am currently reading her second book in her series. This couple has inspired Justin and I to follow our dreams as a writer and an artist to impact the lives of others through our talents.
This is the second artist of Magic: The Gathering who caught my attention. His artwork outside of the massive card game is nothing short of amazing. The delicate balance between realistic and abstract images combined with vibrant splashes of color is the creations of dreams.
When my husband needed me to draw monsters for his story, this man gave me the inspiration I needed. His style reminds me of the vintage horror illustrations of books, comics, and movie posters my husband loves. I immediately knew this would be my guidance for my horror illustrations.
Here is my heroine I found when I needed a pick-me-up. Female artists are not common, for me at least, and it was so refreshing to find someone as quirky as myself. Not only is she an amazing artist, she is also very entertaining.
I hope to have more to show you next week. In the meantime, cheers to creativity!
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