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Horus

25 Sep

"Ornaglyph #213 Horus" Gouache on board. ©2011 Mindy Fisher

This summer a client asked me to create an Egyptian themed painting using my characters as the subject. I am not posting this particular painting because it’s going to be a wedding gift. However while working on her painting I became interested in researching Egyptian gods and goddesses. It became apparent that I wanted to paint a few of these deities in my style. I find it fitting since I’ve been told that my ornaglyphs look like either hieroglyph’s or ancient Mayan art. After doing these 5 paintings I think I’d like to try doing more deities from civilizations all over the world (when I have some free time). If you are interested in seeing or purchasing any of these paintings click here. 

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Ornaglyphs = Magic and Love

18 Dec

Recently I was commissioned to create this painting that a client ordered as a gift for her beau. She asked me to do whatever I wanted as long as it took place in the restaurant that she sent me photo of. Her boyfriend owns this restaurant in Europe. I’m being vague because he hasn’t received the painting yet (but she gave me permission to post it). I have never been asked to do a setting in one of my paintings so this was a challenge but I am very happy with how it came out.

When I sent my client a photo of the painting she sent me a couple emails that made me super happy. She told me how she met her boyfriend and that the painting eerily depicts it. This is an excerpt from one of the emails she sent me:

One more thing, and then I’ll stop gushing. The night I met M. — I was a customer(!) and he was working front of house (which he almost NEVER does, he’s always in the kitchen) — I stayed at the restaurant for hours. I even helped him close, and we sat alone in the restaurant talking until very, very late at night. The two lovebirds in the painting (the way they’re looking at each other!) — I’ve decided they’re M. and I. Well, those lovebirds are not only sitting at the same table that M. and I sat at, but they’re in the exact same PLACES. It makes me smile.

The reason this is so cool to me is because I work very spontaneously. Basically I sketched out the scene then added the characters in afterward before I painted it. There was no planning involved, no thumbnails and no consultations between my client and I.

See also:

Lola

As my eyes are about to fall out of their sockets….

20 Aug

Coloring Book Cover

Every day for the past week I have been coming home from my day job to sit in front of the computer to: scan pages, edit the images in Photoshop, edit them again in Illustrator, design a cover and back cover and upload everything to Lulu. Phew!

Well this is a peek at the front cover of the coloring book! I spent hours yesterday on this thing. Not to mention I pretty much taught myself how to use Illustrator. I LOVE using Live Trace.

I’m pretty happy with how this came out. I think it screams  “HEY I”M A COLORING BOOK!!!!!”. Right?

Sometime this week I am planning on putting up a free sample page and will also give you readers the link to my lulu shop where you will be able to purchase a hard copy or an e-book as promised.

Now I am going to pass out and prepare myself for the day job (which consists of more staring at a computer all day).

The coloring book is now available to purchase here.

See Also:

Color Me Contest!

A little elbow grease (and lots of fun) gets you a free e-book

7 reasons why you should be coloring