Hey guys! Today it rained in Abu Dhabi and stormed with hail in other parts. It’s been a gray, cloudy day, and I’m not complaining. I decided to spend my day indoors and get to some of the commissions ahead of me. This is of a sweet dog named Zoey who passed away recently. She was a joy to paint. I loved capturing her coat and sweet nature. I had many photos to choose from, but thought this captured her in a simple, but pretty light.
I decided to capture the process and share it with you, so here it goes:
I’m happy with how well the portrait came out. I don’t typically paint dogs or cats, but some are just adorable and this girl was no exception. The final portrait moved the original owner to tears, so I can say, my job here is done. All on a rainy day’s work!
The weekend finally came after a long week of painting, art classes, and general life crap.
Started with dinner out at P. F. Changs.
I love love love Asian food. Thai, Chinese, Japanese are my favorites in that order. So this was a happy start to the weekend.
Yesterday we went to go see Maleficent, which was hands down the greatest Disney movie ever.
Angelina Jolie was absolutely stunning. Her performance, as always, blew me away. Love her movies and this one was a nice addition!
I spent the rest of the afternoon staring at the art on Nando’s walls instead of finishing my food.
This wasn’t even half of the amazing art collection at the restaurant chain. Very impressed and this just inspires me to keep chasing my dream of being a full-time artist. Anything can happen!
Finally, I did this illustration last night before bed. Every time I get henna done I’m inspired to incorporate the delicate designs into my art somehow. This illustration is called “I Bet the Bees Play in Her Hair” and marries my love for curly Afros with black and white illustration.
What are you guys up to this weekend? Any new inspirations?