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Sunday, February 03, 2008

a fascinating peek into my process...

...or me scrabbling for blog content. Whatever. I'm working on a couple of paintings for a show and today I did my preliminary cintiq sketch-and-color. I'm going to print these out in b/w and transfer them onto watercolor paper, then paint them according to my color choices, because I am incapable of making decisions when there's paint drying.

Back on the old circus bandwagon... surprising no one.


Blogger Cooked Art said...

Thank you for posting - it really is fascinating!

Great work...

9:30 PM  
Blogger Brian Evinou said...

This snake charmer is all kinds of fantastic! Also love the colors on your twins uptop, nice stockings!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Jocelan Thiessen said...

wow i love them both! great stuff lately!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

these are quite lovely.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Clio said...

Aw, love 'em! Good thing you posted these 'cause I was gonna draw a bunch of circus folk too. Potentially for the same show. Now that would've been embarrassing!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Gary Ham said...

Beautiful!!! Loving the high wire one! I picked up a print of your braiding girls at Nucleus over the weekend. Gonna look great framed.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Giuseppe Ferrario said...

EVVIVA, I love them both!

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are great!

4:57 AM  
Blogger Ben Hatke said...

Very nice! Do you find that printing and transferring them loses spontaneity? Do you miss the X-Treme X-citement of making color choices on the fly?

5:35 PM  
Blogger Gurihiru said...

Beautiful art work.
Girls whom you drew are very lovely.

5:41 PM  
Blogger verabee said...

clio - you can never have too many circus folk, I think.

ben - penciling straight onto the final paper and making fly color choices are the kinds of excitement I make every effort to avoid!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Your art invariably makes me love my round hips and chubby knees -- hurray to plump and shapely girls!!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Gustavo Pinela. said...

Hi, I am from Spain, so my level of english is very bad, hahaha; I visit your blog every day, I love your work and you are linked in may blog for this reason, if you want... you can link to me (sorry, no hablo ni escribo muy bien tu idioma, jaja)


3:51 AM  
Blogger Jon McNally said...

Mouthwatering color. Truly wowsome, all around.

6:25 PM  
Blogger kim said...

The eyes you draw are always so expressive. And I love the tiny feet

9:04 PM  
Blogger Sorrentino said...

wow! I always love to come by to check out what you are doing! love this stuff!! cheers!! ;)

11:41 AM  
Blogger Kyri Kyprianou said...

this is really nice, i like your style so much!

7:38 AM  
Blogger andy ristaino said...


found your blog through a link on someone elses page!
beautiful work!
i really liked your story in flight!

8:06 AM  
Blogger c.g.young said...

wow,..I could eat your art,'s cute, colorful full of spirit and oh, so much fun. I really enjoyed your blog. A definate stop along the art highway.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Brian Growe said...

Awesome, I always really liked your circus drawings!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Joseph Carpenter said...

i wish i could paint like you , very green right now

2:41 PM  
Blogger dustin said...

love your stuff, been a fan since snow-bo!

11:41 PM  
Anonymous kuri said...

amazing work!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Lost In Wonder said...

I just love these, and you made incredible color choices. Can't wait to see the watercolor version.

4:52 AM  
Blogger DEANIUS said...

Exceptional work Vera...!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Pedro Daniel said...

Very good work!

3:04 AM  
Blogger Fabio Lai said...

Ciao Vera
I've found your blog via Patchblox, great artworks here, your girls are simply fantastic.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Juampa said...

Amazing work!!!

5:14 AM  
Anonymous ArtFanatic said...

You are doing an excellent work. Congrats!!

2:49 PM  
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3:09 PM  
Blogger An said...

Me encanta tu trabajo y me hace mucha gracia ver tanta cara conocida comentando en tu blog, saludos y abrazos.

3:10 PM  

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