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Drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge’s Sci-Fi topic!  I rewatched Akira and really wanted to do a tribute image— it’s definitely channeling a little bit of Tron, Pacific Rim, and Drive (though not sci fi, I definitely wanted to do an embroidered bat vest, lol) too— sci fi movies are pretty much the best.

Drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge’s Sci-Fi topic!  I rewatched Akira and really wanted to do a tribute image— it’s definitely channeling a little bit of Tron, Pacific Rim, and Drive (though not sci fi, I definitely wanted to do an embroidered bat vest, lol) too— sci fi movies are pretty much the best.

Moby Dick for Bi-Weekly Challenge!  This week’s prompt was to illustrate a book cover.  Graphite + digital.

Moby Dick for Bi-Weekly Challenge!  This week’s prompt was to illustrate a book cover.  Graphite + digital.

Pug Love!
I painted this as a gift for our wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, who is the momma of a fawn pug and a black pug!  She’s also a scarf and knitting enthusiast, so it just made sense.  Gouache on 400lb Arches hot press.

Pug Love!

I painted this as a gift for our wedding photographer, Emily Steffen, who is the momma of a fawn pug and a black pug!  She’s also a scarf and knitting enthusiast, so it just made sense.  Gouache on 400lb Arches hot press.

biweeklychallenge:

Thank you to everyone who created a piece for the Mythology challenge—awesome work!  For our next challenge, we’d love for you to choose your favorite book and create a cover for it!  We look forward to seeing your finished pieces on July 6th :)

If you’re itching to make work but don’t know what to do, try illustrating a book cover for Bi-Weekly Challenge!

biweeklychallenge:

Thank you to everyone who created a piece for the Mythology challenge—awesome work!  For our next challenge, we’d love for you to choose your favorite book and create a cover for it!  We look forward to seeing your finished pieces on July 6th :)

If you’re itching to make work but don’t know what to do, try illustrating a book cover for Bi-Weekly Challenge!

☆ GALACTIC GODS ☆Kali and Shiva - drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge topic: Mythology!

☆ GALACTIC GODS 

Kali and Shiva - drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge topic: Mythology!

Sailor Jupiter for Chelsey Holeman’s Sailor Moon 50 Twitter Collab!  Jupiter and Mars were always my favorites growing up.  I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to draw her in street clothes or her senshi uniform, so I did both!  Threw some transparent .pngs in for your dragging enjoyment. ;)

Little fox for a friend!  Also painted this for the Bi-Weekly Challenge 2COLOR challenge.

Little fox for a friend!  Also painted this for the Bi-Weekly Challenge 2COLOR challenge.

For Bi-Weekly Challenge! This week’s topic was “Emulating Style”— and the artist I chose was Yoshitaka Amano.  When I was a teenager, I absolutely hated Amano’s style— I’d look at his loose ink drawings and watercolors for Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D and I used to wonder why he got hired to do these things because he was so untalented!  It’s interesting to revisit this as an adult, because now as an adult, I absolutely adore his work.  It’s beautiful, and it was a fun exercise for me to try to emulate some of what he does!  

Ink on watercolor paper, digital color.  

supersonicart:

Jen Mundy.

Boldly colored, exotic illustrations from Minneapolis based illustrator Jen Mundy:

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Hey look, Zach was nice enough to feature me on Supersonic Art— by far one of the best curated art blogs online.  So flattered!

fifthelementbook:

Fifth Element Artbook, a 140 page artbook dedicated to the wonderful ‘Fifth Element - movie’.

The 75 participating artists:

Angi Pauly - Angela Rizza - Amelia Dolezal - Ashley Floréal - Ashley Mackenzie - Babs Tarr - Bethan Mure - Calvin Boetto - Camila Fortuna - Casey Parris - Chelsea Kenna - Christopher Cunetto - Daniel Schaffer - David Saracino - DeAnna Yarbrough - ElephantWendigo - Elliot Boyette - Emanoel Melo - Eric Haddad - Erica Henderson - Erika Wagner - Evon Freeman - Fleur Sciortino - Helen Mask - Ian Moore - Jabari Weathers - James Fenner - Jen Mundy (soon Bartel) - Jenn Woodall - Jérôme Mireault  jjacsso - Joule Hahn - Jovo Ve - J.C Arenas - Julianna Michek - Kadi Fedoruk - Kai Schuettler - Karina Rehrbehn- Kat Michaelides - Katarina Kühl - Kathryn Layno - K.R.Mayer - Leonard Peng  Lin Visel - Linda Tran - Magenta King - Manuel Kilger - Martina Cecilia - Matteo Berton - Mel Skopt - Mike Bear - Molly Mendoza - moon - Mulele Jarvis - Murat Turan - Nadia Enis - Pana Stamos - Paul Reinwald - Péah - - Rachel Suggs - Rebecca Lugo - Ricardo Bessa - Richie Pope - Rocky Bergen - Sabdiasep Mercado-Adorno - Sasha Pes - Shannon May - Stephen Morrow - Tera Benoit - Tina Solstrand - Tomos ‘eyeliketype’ James - Toni Infante - Torrion Dear - Yasmin Khudari - Ziqian Xu

Kickstarter will launch next week. So watch out BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Extraterrestrial greetings,
Karina and Joule

Guys. guys. THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING.  So thrilled to be a part of this— just LOOK at that list of contributing artists, holy crap!  I’m humbled and so super excited to see what everyone does.  Keep an eye out for the kickstarter!

☆MOTHCAT!☆
Drawn for the “Merging Animals” topic over at Bi-Weekly Challenge!  If you’re local to the Twin Cities, we’re meeting this Sunday at 1PM at Light Grey Art Lab!  I hope to see you there :)
….and yes I had to draw a butthole. :D

☆MOTHCAT!

Drawn for the “Merging Animals” topic over at Bi-Weekly Challenge!  If you’re local to the Twin Cities, we’re meeting this Sunday at 1PM at Light Grey Art Lab!  I hope to see you there :)

….and yes I had to draw a butthole. :D

Wolf Guts for Bi-Weekly Challenge

This week’s challenge was to choose a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers, and I had a few top picks but at the end of the day I couldn’t resist doing Little Red Cap.  In the Grimm Brothers version of the story, the wolf is cut open to get Little Red Cap and her grandmother out, and heavy stones are put inside before he’s sewn back up.  When he wakes up, he can’t move from the weight and dies.

I started by doing a few quick thumbnails on paper, then I scanned in the one I liked best and did the sketch digitally.  I prefer to sketch digitally because I can flip, rotate, copy and paste at will— saves a lot of time!  Then I printed the sketch out at full size (12”x22”) and lightboxed it on to watercolor paper.  (At this point, I wasn’t entirely sure whether I was going to paint this or do colors digitally so I wanted to keep my options open.)  Once I started rendering it out with graphite, I decided to proceed with colors digitally because I wanted to maintain a feeling of depth with lighting.

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XO.  I’m way late to the Queen Bey train, but I had to.  She’s perfection.
Graphite + Digital.

XO.  I’m way late to the Queen Bey train, but I had to.  She’s perfection.

Graphite + Digital.

So Minneapolis got like 8 inches of snow or something stupid, but regardless of our crappy weather I’m ready for spring.  Drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge for the topic ‘Spring’, I wanted to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites: Fantasia.  That segment with the centaurs and the drunk satyr and all the baby unicorns was something I’d watch on repeat as a kid, and it always makes me think of the season.
Decided to go digital this round because holy crap it’s 2 months until my wedding and I’m in panic mode now, hah.

So Minneapolis got like 8 inches of snow or something stupid, but regardless of our crappy weather I’m ready for spring.  Drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge for the topic ‘Spring’, I wanted to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites: Fantasia.  That segment with the centaurs and the drunk satyr and all the baby unicorns was something I’d watch on repeat as a kid, and it always makes me think of the season.

Decided to go digital this round because holy crap it’s 2 months until my wedding and I’m in panic mode now, hah.

Made some revisions to this… Looked super creepy when resized so yeah!! Graphite + digital.