Wednesday, December 3, 2014

OoO Baby It's Cold Outside... Seriously, it is

   
j. shari ewing illustration






           'Tis the season!  Now that I am sufficiently stuffed with Thanksgiving goodness I have enough food to energize me to spend countless hours working on illustrations.  Challenge excepted!

Before I get too wrapped up in that, it isn't December until there is a tipsy reindeer.  So lo and behold the first reindeer of the season!  His drink of choice, martini!


I made this little guy as little thank you goodie for my Etsy orders, but of course I couldn't just leave it at that.  He had to move around with his drink a little...

baby its cold outside illustration christmas reindeer

It just makes me happy :)

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Announcing Her Royal Highness!

           The holding cell in the Land of Fantasy is getting crowded!

The newest member of the Disney Villain Jailhouse Rock Gang is her gloriousness... The Queen of Hearts!



I can only imagine how much of a hissy fit she'd throw confined in a small space with a bunch of other stubborn, snide, grouchy villains.  Endless hours of entertainment right there!

Feel free to hop over to My Shop to see the rest of the prisoners!

Up next ... Dr. Facilier
Here is a rough sketch of the early stages of his mugshot

disney villain mugshot dr facilier sketch the princess and the frog j. shari ewing illustration

He's got friends on the other side... of the BARS!

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

And Away We GO!

disneyland illustration j. shari ewing


                     If you couldn't tell by the subtly of that doodle, we're going to Disneyland tomorrow!!!  So excited!  It's been a couple years since I've been to the happiest place on earth so this is definitely exciting!  Joe and I decided this trip will be a belated one year anniversary for us.  So as a reward of making through one year of marriage with each other we are going to stuff our faces with churros, fill our ears with Disney music till we're numb, and right the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to my heart's content!

Before I go I wanted to share a little piece I did for a friend of mine.  It was a very emotional little creation but it was worth every minute knowing how much it meant to her and her husband to have this image in her home.

A Day For Dailee

angel baby illustration j. shari ewing




Til next time!  TTFN, ta-ta for now!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Life Is The Bubbles!

life is the bubbles paper art j. shari ewing art





             This past weekend friends of my husband and mine got married.  I usually try to make my gifts to people as unique and personal as possible.  So I decided instead of the typical slow cooker or blender, I would make her something with what she is obsessed with, Ariel.

Ever since she saw my other shadow box mermaid piece she's been talking about how awesome it would be if I could make one for her... Well her wish came true!

Don't worry!  We got a little something for the Groom too, he wouldn't be too thrilled about a Little Mermaid picture like his wife would.  Though it would be fantastic to see a 240lb buff man get excited about The Little Mermaid and bubbles.

Here's the other mermaid shadow box that inspired this little gift

lagoon love mermaid paper art

 And now on to the new creation!

watercolor paper art illustration

the little mermaid j. shari ewing illustration

Just had to pop a frame on it (that is why the coral isn't flush with the edge of the background) and Ta-DA!  Here's to a lifetime of love, happiness, and ADVENTURE Donny and Jess!

Always remember... Life is the BUBBLES!

Friday, October 31, 2014

They're Creepy and They're Kooky

Happy Halloween!!! One of my favorite holidays!  And in honor of they're greatness, I give you An Addams Family Portrait

the adams family





Even though Halloween is going to be over tomorrow (*sigh) I've decided I'm still going to keep this painting out, it just makes me Happy... I mean, perfectly miserable.

The 2014 Livermore Artwalk was a success!  Met a lot of awesome people and found a bunch of good homes for my little creations!

Here's a little shot of our booth
 
livermore artwalk 2014 art booth happy accidents

And the production line I had going on my dining room table the night before!

happy accidents art illustration




Now that the fair is all over and done with it's back to the grinding stone... Commissions!
Here's a little taste of one I just finished...

disney the little mermaid ariel illustration




'Til next time!  Happy Autumn!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 Livermore Artwalk

It is official I will have a booth at this year's Livermore Artwalk! Saturday Oct. 11 from 11-5pm in Livermore, CA.  Here is a link to their Facebook with all the info!   Livermore Artwalk

I'll be showing in booth #12 in front of the Bankhead Theatre along with Ashlee Petrilli of Sincere Snapshots, and Jennifer Salas.

Here is a little preview of what will be available

 livermore artwalk 2014 watercolor disney dogs bankhead theater





I'll also be doing live paintings!

Come on by and say hi!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quick Post-Mugshots Galore!

      So I was rummaging around Instagram (as I do) and noticed that a bunch of artists do daily warm ups.  I've never done them because I felt that that was time I could have spent on the piece I was working on.  Well an hour into working I'm going back and changing everything I did that day cause it was stiff and annoying!  Well DUR!  The hour I spent drawing, getting frustrated, then going back and re-doing could've been just me warming up, then starting fresh on whatever piece I was working on.  So I decided to stop being stubborn and tried some warm up faces the other day, and honestly, I'm hooked.

illustration characters watercolor sketches


This new found "frustration free" way of working got me on a roll doing a series of Mugshots I've been wanting to do for probably a good year now.   Disney villains!  I'm in a frenzy trying to get pieces finished and printed for an upcoming Artwalk in Livermore this October, hopefully I'll get enough of them done in time!

disney villains mugshot madam mim illustration

disney villains mugshot madame medusa illustration

disney villains mugshot ursula illustration

Ok!  Now back to work!