EveryDayOriginal.com : Incendium

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Recently I’ve been very interested in the layered textures of flora and how those patterns are mimicked in flames. Incendium was created from that study.

incendium n ‎(genitive incendiī); Latin

  1. A fire, inferno, conflagration; heat; torch.
  2. (heat of) passion, vehemence

Framed: Tabletop or Wall Display
Framed: UV Museum Glass
Framed: Wooden Frame 11x13
Height: 8
Width: 6
Medium: chalk pastel
Surface: Rives BFK

Every Day Original: Autumn

"Autumn" is now live for sale at http://EveryDayOriginal.com .This is a 6x8 original chalk pastel on BFK Rives printmaking paper in an 8x10 frame. Matted in a counter-top or wall frame with UV museum glass that reflects less and basically looks like there is no glass. This piece is inspired by the changing seasons and how much I love the Fall.

Demo Tutorial and Video and EDO

Here is a 60sec sneak peak of my 5min demo video that accompanies my 11 page Process PDF Tutorial. With this Tutorial I explain how to use chalk pastels and demonstrate my method with a step-by-step guide in creating a black and white portrait. This is my June reward for my patrons on Patreon.

Get all my tutorials, see in-depth blog posts for illustrations, and many other goodies by pledging Tier 3 for $11. Learn more at http://patreon.com/ashlylovett

This piece is titled "Fae" .It is a 4x6 chalk pastel piece on BFK Rives paper. It will be framed and matted and available at Every Day Original Sun., July 10th 11am EST. http://everydayoriginal.com

Every Day Original: Pan

4x6 chalk pastel on BFK RIves paper. Available on May 10th at EveryDayOriginal.com. Check out my Newsletter for the price and frame dimension details.

This was a good challenge for me. I normally like doing portraits with dark hair, because the face is framed nicely with all that dark contrast. With this one I really had to control the values of the skin. I also wanted to have Peter Pan dirty since he was such a wild child, which adds more to the challenge for the skin tone. The old black and white 1954 film Lord of the Flies was very helpful reference for that dirty mud child look. You may also notice that Peter's eye seems to be brighter than the rest of the illustration. With my greyscale pastels, I usually prefer to use cold grey colors. However, with the pupil I used a warm light grey to give it some extra life.

"To die would be an awfully big adventure."

My Reference Gallery:

Every Day Original: Aife

My latest piece for EveryDayOriginal.com. It sold pretty quick and I will admit that I'm slow posting my EDO announcements on my blog. However, I always include images of my next piece and its price in my newsletter before my EDO pieces goes live every 10th of the month. You can sign up for my newsletter by clicking here.  And my social media (Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram) usually get sneak peeks and announcements right when it goes live.

Anyway, I was inspired this week to draw a hardcore female warrior after finishing the Mistborn series. That was an amazing read and I love the characters. I highly suggest it. Also, I truly love Jon Foster's cover images for all 3 books. Beautiful. I named the piece Aife after a female warrior from Celtic mythology.

My inspiration gallery. A lot of this was found with Pinterest. Please forgive me for not having proper credit to the artists. If you recognize any of them, please comment below.

Every Day Original Sale Tomorrow! And New Piece Update

Here is a sneak peek of Crimson Peak fanart I'm working on. I should finish it up this evening. I'll also be posting a time lapse process video later this week here on my blog and my other social media.

In other news, TOMORROW starting at 10am EveryDayOriginal.com is hosting a Month of Fear Sale event! You’ll be able to purchase some of your favorite pieces from October’s Month of Fear. My pieces include Trial and Reflection will be included in 11x14 frames matted.

Every Day Original: Swift

Swift will go on sale tomorrow at EveryDayOriginal.com at 10am EST. I encourage you to sign up for my eNewsletter. Every month I include the piece and its sale price.

I really wanted to just focus on what I enjoy most out of every portrait I create. I love finding shapes that I can mold into a lovely face. I smooth out soft tones that play against hard lines like in the hair. And of course I love punching in those highlights :)

Every Day Original: Hermes

Hermes on sale at EveryDayOriginal.com on
Aug 10th, 10am EST.

8x10" chalk pastel on BFK Rives paper. Matted and in 11"x14" frame.

See the process and close-ups below!

Progressive photos of this portrait. There are a few gaps as I got into the details. I kept forgetting to pick up the camera as I got into it. I'll try better next time ;).