Portrait of Ashlyn

Ashlyn

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I’ve taken a break from nail art and polymer clay for now. That seems to be the way it is with me. I get obsessed with something, and then after a while I lose interest. I truly do enjoy doing both things and I have no doubt I will do them again.

But I can’t go for long with out doing something creative with my time. I think it’s probably been about 5 years since I’ve done and portraits in photoshop. I’ve done a few drawing over the passed few days and I can already see myself improving. So far they’ve just been random and I figured I should probably do a series. So, I am going to do portraits of my family.

This first one is of my niece, Ashlyn.

Color Me Happy

fashion illustration by KT❤
fashion illustration, a photo by KT❤ on Flickr.

Colors are so inspiring and essential to me, it’s one of the thing I think makes life worth living. Different combinations of color can describe many things without using any words.

There’s something refreshing about the combination of pink and yellow. It’s like a glass of raspberry lemonade in the summer time. The navy and yellow contrast beautifully because they are complementary colors. And the navy adds a touch of sophistication.

Little Red Riding Hood

Untitled by KT❤
Untitled, a photo by KT❤ on Flickr.

The colors are what I love most about this image. Orange, gray, and white remind me of a clean simplistic modernity. The warm and cool tones are a beautiful contrasting element.

The symbolism of the fox also add to the visual interest of the image. It lends itself to the sly, unsuspecting look in her eyes.

Business Casual

fashion illustration by KT❤
fashion illustration, a photo by KT❤ on Flickr.

I’m enjoying creating these figures. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to concentrate on a project for only a couple of hours. Or even at intervals throughout the day. I usually have so much going on I don’t have time to do something for myself. There’s to much to learn and explore and not enough time.

A few of my favorite things

I’m listening to the “Game of Thrones” audio book right now. I’ve seen the first 2 seasons of the HBO series. The man reading the book has a rich accent so it’s been hard to follow sometimes but a good experience.

The book has helped me to understand the characters better, which is the reason the story is so good. The characters are played up so well and you begin to understand their hopes and fears and watch them overcome it all. It’s amazing.

Audio books are my new favorite thing. I have been listening to them non-stop since January. A lot of times when people find out I read audio books they think I’m taking the easy way out. As if the importance of the book is to physically read it. I think the story is the most important thing. And the experience of having one or multiple readers bring the story to life, is much more satisfying to me. But of course I understand where they are coming from… I can’t shut off empathy, unfortunately.

fashion illustration by KT❤
fashion illustration, a photo by KT❤ on Flickr.

I created a new illustration last night. It was really fun but very time consuming to do two people at once. I believe the more time you put into something, the better the results. Instant gratification is over rated 😉