Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm CAMPING.


This was me half an hour ago.

Stay artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Three Horses

Although my weekend (and uh, Monday..) trip was full of adventure and fun, I'm glad to be posting again. This is an oil painting I've been working on for awhile. It's not an original, rather, my art teacher is having me study and paint a copy to learn from another painter. As unwillingly as I undertook this subject, I must say that I've learned a great deal from it. grumble. Art teachers, they know what they're doing!





Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Hunger Games Portrait

Whenever I read a truly brilliant book or movie, full of intriguing developed characters, and a plot worth chewing on, I can't help but let the essence of the story leak out into my art.

The Hunger Games is one such story.
Right now I'm on page 133, and ripping myself from it's pages was difficult. I was panicked about
making something for my art blog on time and worth showing. I also wanted to express everything I've read up to this point. There are numerous tension brimming, emotionally charged scenes to pick from, but I couldn't decided. Everything felt to contrived when put to paper. My pen was fighting my head, and my head only wanted to start reading again. Frustrating!

Well, eventually I did gain control again. So, I drew Katniss (the protagonist) with her hair in braids done by her mother. I wanted to show her complicated mind in the braids. She desires above all else to provide and protect her delicate and younger sister from the harsh society they live in. She also must fight for her life, in the cruel and heartless Hunger Games. She is strong and intelligent. This makes her beautiful.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Precious Bundle


I love making art on Post-It Notes. The tiny canvas demands a sense of intimacy. Today I sketched a little baby girl I saw at Ikea. Her Grandmother was decorating the nursery, how sweet!

 I think this has the potential for a lovely art print, done in light pastel oils. Something along the Gustav Klimnt genre, mothers and children.




Stay Artsy & DFTBA


Sarah Bosserman



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Squishy Touch

Squishy-squashy-goopy-gluey-paper-machey

Sculpting with the heart of a Kindergardener, I squishe the pulpy white gloop betwen my fingers, smiling all the while.  Tummy side up, the dragon's goofy grin encourages it's own sticky creation. White paste is in my hair, under my nails, the flowery smell fills my room. Won't my mum be so proud?






Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Monday, February 20, 2012

It's Toothless!


Today I paper mached half of the funny beast. Next I'll tackle the other half, then the little chubby arms and lastly the Mudkip-like antennas. I figured I'd be able to finish pasting "Toothless" in a day, but not so.  Ah well, I enjoy this step anyways!

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wrapping a Dragon,


Wrapping my Dragons form in paper mache brought on this drawing. An illustration, showing his glee at being clothed finally in sticky paper. Gone is the inner structure of rib cages and wings, so pokey and ungraceful and soon, a sleek wingged beast will replace the now goopy mess.
With luck, he'll be as cute as the drawing.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman


Also, Texas has some awesome sunsets,
enjoy!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Skeletons, & Floods


Dallas Texas is experiencing a torrential downpour,
 in all it's cold and dreariness. But in the face of the oncoming flood, I grabbed a cup of coffee, and got to work. Cardboard, a free and plentiful material, along with a glue gun, water, newspaper and flower is all it takes! Of course, the many hours of labor and used tea packets are another thing.

Tomorrow I'll cover the skeleton with paper mache!









Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Flowers and Quarters

A wreath of flowers for your hair? How lovely!
I'm having such fun figuring out the skin tones and face shadows.
Painting can be like putting together a puzzle. Hopefully, the things I add fit!
Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Teeny-Itsy-Bitsy Girl

My first attempt at tiny portraiture, and I feel pretty good about it!
Tomorrow I'll add more layers and refine the lines. This tiny canvas can fit in the palm of your hand, and they're ideal for practicing new things! No pressure, at $1.50 per canvas!I highly suggest that anyone reading this who's interested in art to buy some! You can find them at any craft store now!
Stay artsy & DFTBA
Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Doctor Who

Digital art, it's fun, frustrating, often time consuming.. but.. the results are nearly always worth it!I messed around today and made this bit of Doctor Who fan art.

"Bow ties are cool"



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Monday, February 13, 2012

To Many Ideas To Keep Up With

Unfinished projects, that's my greatest enemy as an artist.


Right now I'm working on three separate paintings, all different, and all obviously unfinished. Along with them, I am also building a Dragon sculpture using cardboard and paper mache. Today, I plugged my glue gun in, and settled down to make visible progress on it. I'm nearly finished layering on depth for the wings, after which I'll start the chubby little arms. All dragons should be cute in my opinion. No nasty fire breathers here!

Close-up on a wing. Layering cardboard adds substantial depth.


I use seemingly random scraps of cardboard for sculpting

The dragon continues to take form.


For anyone just joining me in this project, here is some concept art of the finished dragon.


Stay Artsy & DFTBA


Sarah Bosserman




Friday, February 10, 2012

Family

My favorite is the smallest bunny. Sometimes a quick doodle is all it takes to relax my mind. Simple curving lines, a sweet face, though odd looking, this is a family of rabbits. All are welcome, the more unusual the better.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Painting, Painting Everywhere..

Golden towers, red tile roofs, and an ever changing view.
Sounds good to me!



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman




Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Creatures

Only a quick doodle for today!
I'm not quite sure what they are.. but they are cute, in a way.



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Magic Trick of Sorts


With every light brushing of paint, another layer of depth is added. Enriching the whales hide with age spots, dark shadows and light curves has been so much fun. Painting is like sculpting in 2D. The appearance of something is merely a trick of the brush, by using texture and perspective. On days when the painting develops smoothly, without effort I like to think of myself akin to a magician pulling a rabbit from a hat. Tah-Dah!


All of this has been done in oil paint, on a pen drawing of mine.


Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman




Monday, February 6, 2012

The Moon, The English and a Tiger


So here's what I've been thinking about.

Downton Abbey, a Masterpiece Theater series about the Lords, Ladies and servers of England.

The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen, a spooky melodic 1980's song.

Life of Pi, an intriguing novel about survival, faith, insanity, and one huge Tiger. 

Oh, and the painting continues on..

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman




Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Lost Friend


Today my brand new ultra-ultra-ultra-fine Micron pen's tip was crushed.
My new toy has been broken and this furry critter sympathizes.

*sigh*




Stay Artsy & DFTBA


Sarah Bosserman



Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mossy Aquatic Mammal

 A little moss here.. a bit of yellow there..
The painting continues.


Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello Friend, You're Back Again?


Okay, I understand how pretentious it is to say this but.. I think my whale is so AWESOME. I wish he was my buddy. We'd go everywhere together.. the mall, the theater, large coffee shops..
The gentle giant, goofy smile and all.



If all goes well, the potential for art prints is an option.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stupid Natzis


Floating around the sea on a giant whale, that's the life for, uh, a fictional character.

This is my latest art-for-print-for-sale project. The little town, the triangle-whale-paint it's all so sweet.. and no, that's NOT a swastika.. it'll be edited out later. Stupid Nazis, now all windmill shaped designs give off the  wrong vibe. Anyways, after I've finished penning this, I'll add color with paint. Once I'm satisfied I'll make prints of this for sale. Making art for prints again feels so good!



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bespecled Drawing

For the past 2 months I've been reading an incredible biography about Woody Allen. It's full of interviews, personal accounts, and details about his work process. As an artist I'm always looking for somebody with a stellar work ethic, and with Woody being Writer, Directer and (most of the time) and actor in his movies, I think he makes the cut. Sure, his personal life is well.. sketchy, but I'm interested in the creative side. Which is why I'm stoked, because tonight I'll be watching Annie Hall for the first time! So in honour of that bespeckled hopeless dude, I drew a portrait of him.
Not my best work, but I think I get an A for effort.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman