Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mega Million Mansion


IT seems as though the whole country is going crazy about who won the Mega Millions jack pot! 640 million dollars is up for grabs so who can blame us? I started to think what would I do with all that money? Well, I'd build a Mega Million Mansion of course! Complete with harry potter towers, giant telescope, mountain view, and private air balloon ship!

..as drawn below!



Tomorrow I'll finish this 640 million dollar mansion up with some watercolors!
Maybe by then we will all know who the lucky winner is?

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman







Friday, March 30, 2012

My Thoughts on Paper..



Sometimes I feel like my paintings are alive. A soft curving red line for a cheek, gentle shades of blue creating folds of fabric, big blue eyes full of thoughts.. Whether I choose so or not, part of me pours out into every painting. My feelings and thoughts, hidden in ringlets of golden hair. This makes every brush stroke full of meaning, every subject full of life.  


I felt this way while I painted the Lost Boy (below) but even more so with the girl. I hope this all comes together, maybe into a series of paintings, who knows?



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Big Eyes and Giant Murals


After working on the church mural all day, I only had a tiny bit of time for the Girl painting. The bright side to this is that after hours and hours of mural painting, I couldn't wait to get home.. to paint. This is a good mental place to be as an artist, if I do say so myself!



The mural continues.. and my faithful sister assists with her steady painting hand. 


Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman





Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wind in Her Hair..


As of 3 days ago I can't stop painting.
I'm wrapping up long due pictures, finished the Lost Boy (I'll post a picture tomorrow), and now I'm starting on a girl. It's like a tiny personal Renaissance! This new painting will be similar to the Lost Boy, in color and subject. This time instead of curly ringlets, she has long fine flowing hair. I spent a lot of time trying to get her face proportions right with a pencil, then I traced over with a permanent pen. I'll use oil paint, and maybe a pastel color pallet. I'm not sure.. And again, if all goes well, this will become a print for buying!




Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman




Sunday, March 25, 2012

Driving Home With The Hulk



Yup, I made this. My own words and image.
The Hulk.. that's me, maybe.


Photography, in the age of  point and click has been degraded to a near laughable art. So it may seem. The medium has changed, but the gift of seeing something beautiful worth capturing, and then knowing how to is still a recognized and esteemed gift regardless of digital advancements. I have friends who own beautiful super fancy/expanse 600 dollar digital cameras, or still work in darkrooms, creating images full of depth. I hold these people in the highest of places, and recognize their talent.

What I did yesterday while driving home from a botanical garden is not photography.
But it sure is pretty! :)

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Star Trek Please!


All I really want to do right now is go watch Star Trek.
So I drew this spaceship.

So, yeah, bye!



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Friday, March 23, 2012

300th Post! Roses and Paintings!


This is my 300th blog post!

I started this blog way back in 2009, but didn't actually start using it until 2010. Since then I've been posting regularly, and for 2012 almost daily. Through this project I've grown as an artist, and have met many talented people. I remember back when 30 hits in a month was something to celebrate, now this blog is hitting 2,000 visitors a month. I want to take this day to say thanks to all my family, friends, friends of friends and readers who stumbled upon this art blog. Thank you so much! Being an artist is what I want to do with my life, and it would be impossible without your support. :)



My Lost Boy painting continues nicely..


Way back when in 2010, one of my first blog posts was about planting a rose I had rooted. It was an heirloom variety and from the garden of my childhood home. Today It's still with me! Yes I did transplanted it from Washington all the way to Texas! You can see the old post here. Anyways, for me it represents the growth of this project.

2009





2012

Thank you all again, and let's see what comes of this blog in the next 300 posts!

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman





Thursday, March 22, 2012

Peter Pan's Lost Boy


Today I painted a Lost Boy.

When I was little my favorite story was of Peter Pan and his Lost Boys. Even today the old Disney Movie holds a special spot for me. In my apartment complex there is the loud, rambunctious group of kids always running around climbing trees, jumping off boulders, and having epic light saber battles. Seeing them reminded me so strongly of the story, that I had the need to paint it. So, I messed around with complex old fashioned ideas of kids running around in the forest, using perspective and layering. It felt all wrong, boring and forced. Frustrated with it, I turned on Pandora, and just started to sketch random concepts.. and this is what came of it. A portrait of a wild haired child.
A Lost Boy.







He isn't finished yet, and I'm really loving the illustrated whimsical feel.
Also.. if all goes well, this will be made into prints for sale!


Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman





Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Amelia Earhart.. Wreck Found?


Amelia Earhart, by me, Pen and Ink

75 years after Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan (navigator) disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, a photographic clue has revived the search for the wreck. This photo taken in 1937 (off the island of Nikumaroro) just mere months after the infamous wreck, shows a grey blob thought to be the wheels of her plane caught in the reef. The Obama administration and the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery is backing a crew to head out this summer of 2012, lead by Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic to see what they can find. Emilia Earhart was an adventurer extraordinaire and personal hero of mine, I hope they can finally put this mystery to rest. 



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

LOVE it's a good thing.. so are trees..

Lately I just can't stop making these somewhat cheesy (though I love them) quote pictures. Remember the giant flying lizards (no wings, so they can't be dragons) I drew last week? Well, they've proven to be very useful! This is one of my favorite sayings and I think everyone ( some more than others) should take this to heart. Complaining drains the sympathy of your friends and loses respect in the eyes of your peers. I used to struggle with bashing things, after I realized the hurt it caused others I stopped. After all you never know who might be a Twilight fan.. just kidding! Just think before you speak. Ask yourself is this going to hurt someone? Love and respect, everyone wants it. Pass it on.


Speaking of giant lizards, I'm still working on my paper mache sculpture.
It continues..



Today I was a bit stumped so I took a nature walk, snapped some photos.. and who knows maybe something will come of these.. hmm..




Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Monday, March 19, 2012

STAR WARS


Self made quote, image and true story.

I'm standing in line at Hastings last year.

Mother: Hey, lets have a mother daughter night! Want to watch a romantic comedy?

Me: Does Star Wars count?

Cashier Guy: You're my kind of girl..



I'm working on a series of these Get Your Geek On images to share on pinterest. I'm full of these nerd-isms, and it only seems natural to send them out into the great interweb. Maybe a few like minded science fiction fans will find my humble blog, and send me a message. Community after all, is what we all long for.


Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman






Sunday, March 18, 2012

Love and Hate


Live by these words and you'll have more friends.
Author unkown, picture created by me.


Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman


The Crooked House


One of my favorite ways to loosen up is to draw a crooked house. Uneven, odd numbered, and undefinable.. my sketch books are filled with these unusual homes. I love every one of them, and someday I hope to live in one of my own!



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Steampunk Cyborg

Whew! Working all day as temperary help at the mall, now I'm headed to a MLS soccer game, Dallas versus Portland Oregon. All I had time to draw are these tiny Post-It notes of cyborgs. More concept art, and when I have more time I can really work on this character. For cyborgs the possibilities are endless!



Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hiking in a 20 Foot Loop..


Today we went walking in a forest, of sorts. The gentle rolling landscape and mix of slender saplings and weathered oaks just begged to be painted. So, I grabbed my sister and her obliging friend and told them "I need reference photos, go walk in circles over there-ish.". For a full 20 minutes they spun in circles, stood, hiked, crouched and climbed trees within a 20 foot radius looking sorta silly. They're awesome. Now, I've sketch a few of my favorite photos, and I'm happy with the feel. It reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes in a way, so how can I go wrong?  



Stay Artsy & DFTBA


Sarah Bosserman





Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Foxy


Geneticists have been breeding foxes as an experiment in domesticating animals. So far they've been successful, and hey, who wouldn't want a pet fox?
  I know I do!


Stay Artsy

Sarah Bosserman




Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kick-uh-Butoosky in a Top Hat



Another Kick ass concept for Tophat the lead character in a graphic novel I'm illustrating. I think this is pretty golden if I do say so myself. First the penned over free sketch, and then the final inking with shades. I'm starting to grasp the
free flowing yet technical aspects of comic art.. finally.





Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Horse of Course!


After numerous two hour classes once a week, I've finally finished my first photo-realistic painting! It was worth all the technique I've gained, but I'm probably not going to paint horses for a long, long time..




He's smiling!

Stay artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman





Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Goldy Locks Zone


More Concept for the Tophat Character from Tophat: Project Black, a graphic novel in the works.

        Finding the sweet point between feminine and kick ass is really hard. This is the problem I'm slowly solving with every drawing of Tophat. I feel like her previous looks were to model like and thin. You've got to believe she can throw a hard punch, but still be attractive. So, after studying beautiful models like classic comic book characters I swung over to view video game characters like Eleanor Lamb from BioShock who have a gritty feel. I also started to think back to Sarah Conner from the first Terminator movie. This is my first drawing that pulls from those sources, and I'm pretty happy with the direction it's taking. I'll ink this over to add more depth, but since it's getting late,it will have to wait until tomorrow!


Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman


Saturday, March 10, 2012

New Mural!


This morning I woke up late and heard my church was in need of painters and help to redesign their youth building. My sister and I figured we had nothing better to do, so we dropped by to help. Little did we know that 6 hours later we'd be halfway finished with a mural we designed and painted. Some days are just awesome like that.





Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman