Mudanças + ano novo chinês

O blog sempre esteve em /blog ou blog.blanchatre.net desde que eu abri o domínio, em dezembro de 2007. Na época, era moda ter um domínio tipo portal, na página inicial linkar todos os subdomínios, e melhor ainda: em uma imagem clicável. Fiz isso durante anos, até que ano passado mudei a home para um site um pouco mais elaborado, ainda listando todos os subdomínios, até os inativos. Durante muito tempo...

#Agostodoartista

Durante o final do mês de agosto eu participei da tag no instagram: #agostodoartista. 15 temas para 15 ilustrações sobre coisas que o artista gosta (sua cor favorita, comida, etc.). Como estou sem desenhar muito, foi ótimo fazer um desafio assim, para voltar a pegar meu sketchbook todos os dias. Eu não fiz o desafio do Creative Every Day Challenge de julho e de agosto, porque esses dois meses foram de...

Floral

Creative Every Day Challenge: June. The theme is Floral. A floral made with watercolors. This was supposed to be peonies, but they look like roses, so I don’t know. The scan doesn’t look that good, so I’ll snap a picture later, if I remember.   Watercolors Artwork (c) Stephanie R.   Creative Every Day Challenge: Junho. O tema é Floral. Um floral feito com aquarelas. Era para ser peônias, mas elas...

Full Bloom

Creative Every Day Challenge: May. The theme is Empty/Full. These poppies where unfinished for a long time. I like the full bloom flowers against the empty background. 🙂 (Funny enough, June’s theme will be Floral. oh, well….)   Color Pencils (regular Faber-Castell and Polychromos)   Creative Every Day Challenge: Maio. The theme is Empty/Full (Cheio/Vazio). Essas papoulas estavam inacabadas por muito tempo. Eu gosto das flores abertas contra o fundo vazio. 🙂...

Rainbow Mandala

Creative Every Day Challenge: April. The theme is Rainbow. In a color pencil painting session at home, I drew this mandala. Yeah, I kinda feel bad to paint these adult coloring books since I should be drawing this things. So, while my mom and sister color them, I usually draw mandalas. So, a rainbow one was born. 😀 (yes, this paper is not the best to hold my ink pens, so...

Marinette

Creative Every Day Challenge: March. The theme is Leap, but I’m not following.   Yes, I’m so late again. I tried to come up with ideas fitting the theme, but alas, I could not. So I did this little piece of fanart in honour of the end of the first season of Miraculous. Yes I’m a big girl and  love this show and I blame it all in my sister, who...

Sunflower

“One of my best paintings: Clarissa among the sunflowers. She got a red flower stuck in her dark hair, and she’s smiling. Behind her, the yellow discs against the metallic blue background, intense and smooth. This is the sunflower’s glorious minute. Because tomorrow they will be crushed, and will walk in the world in the form of oil and forage.” (Saga, Érico Veríssimo, my translation) This was the inspiration behind the...

The Year of The Monkey

Happy (late) Chinese New Year! As always, I made an illustration to celebrate. This year is the red fire monkey. I never drew a monkey before. Started this in January, thinking ahead to make it on time. But I was stuck, and left the sketch laying for weeks… and I finished today. My inspiration for the “fire” monkey was the “Mico-leão-dourado”, a native species of my country. They’re beautiful monkeys,...

Lotus Mandala

Once again, I joined Creative Every Day Challenge. It’s my third year in a roll. (only changed Steh R for Stephanie R.) The theme is Art for Healing. I made another mandala earlier this year, with oil pastels (I missed using them…). But I was not satisfied, and made another mandala, this lotus like mandala. Today. Yes. A bit of procrastination? I think mandalas are great for drawing (and for...