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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Holy Communion Artwork

This was artwork I created for our nephew's First Holy Communion card using Corel PSP. They wanted the bible, rosary and the child's initial incorporated. So after buying this image from an image data bank I then proceeded to age the image and added the transparent initial using a glamorous font. The card looked fantastic and more importantly they loved it!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer time and the living is easy...........

Image via Oh Hello Friend blog 
With the great weather we have been having lately I have been thinking of the summer bbq's we will soon begin hosting. I would so love to have a set up like this.........with the oversized cushions and rattan shades....and projector....so perfect! 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Illustrative Commission

Thought I would give you a sneak peek of what I was working on last month. A talented make up artist friend commissioned me to create some illustrations for her training material. Samanth Frith teaches make up application and her work is simply gorgeous. I created several templates for make up application, story boards like the one featured below and colored illustrations with make up. It was so much fun collaborating with her to create this work. Click here to find out more about the course she teaches 'Int 500 Professional Make up Artistry Course'. 

Thank you Sam for this wonderful opportunity! It was a joy working with you! 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Digital Artwork by Lynda D'Souza
Created another piece in Corel using the feather background for the page. The font was perfect for the word 'FEAR'. This program is friggin awesome!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Live model drawing session contd...

The drawing is now transferred onto the Arches watercolor paper and I have blocked in all the shadows. A big lesson I took away from this is to block in the background color first thereby allowing you a comparison for your other values. That took alot of time but still not as flat as I would like it to be. I then used a brush to create the values in the shoulder area. Time only permitted me this much but grateful to even get this far. She was a great model.....did not move and a wonderful pose to work with.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Live model drawing session

During the live model sessions we are sometimes blessed with the same pose over an extended period. So this model was available to us for all of 12 weeks. The first stage (above) was the construct stage after the 15 line gesture drawing (top left corner). I think I am finally getting a hang of the comparative measuring system and my drawing looks proportionate (to me!). Have blocked in all the shadows and next will be transferring it onto the Arches watercolor paper.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bargue Assignment III

"Jeune Femme"
Bargue Assignment III

Am working on my third assignment (there are a total of 4 assignments in Level 1) and still in construct stage of 'Jeune Femme'. Am being pushed to get the shapes accurate and all the angles. The school teaches us to move our eyes back and forth to identify any mistakes through animation. Have realized I am quite an impatient person and can't wait to start work on the modeling but they won't let me! :(
Nevertheless I just know I am going to enjoy completing "Jeune Femme".

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bargue Assignment II Completed

Have finally completed my second Bargue assignment and in the process of framing it. The prof pushed me alot towards the end to keep working on the shadows and I am glad he did. I got an A- on this and learned alot in the process. This along with my first Bargue will look great in my living room when I complete refurbishing. Am selling all of the furniture I have and going for a French / Industrial look......I digress....more on this in another post.

Click here to view the drawing in early stages.

Bargue Assignment II

Close up of drawing