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Sunday, 5 August 2012

How I draw

My process is simple, and definitely flawed XD I am always trying to improve, but for now, this is my current process to approaching it.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Flickr

amphi_rochLolitaHeartLaceGoldenMintHel_of_itpainting_BG_5BG_Forest
Horsemen_Sage_Conceptwallpaper_deadlandsMot_Face_mcowboy_dreamsAstra_clerise_fixLeo
Astra_ThackSiobhan_Promsparrow_promcartoon-mottessPally_ketttil
LP_WillowLP_mjollsSybilneedleprommaybelizzyconceptamritamaybe

I've been adding a lot of new work to my Flickr lately. I like exploring different styles, and I think I've got a decent variety going.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Loosey Goosey

I've been leaning away from polished art lately. I fee like it has been stifling my creativity. Instead I'm embracing my sketchy side, keeping it loose and focusing on the feel of something rather than conforming to a set style.
Deadlands by *BritaLee on deviantART
Sage Concept by *BritaLee on deviantART

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Bling The Jolly Roger

Bling The Jolly Roger

<p>I'm at it again! Check out my cool shirt design on Threadless ;D Now to try for that Disney Villain challeneg! -ZOOMS-</p>

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Fashion Design

Lately I have been drawing a lot of dress designs for friends, and I seem to have a bit of a knack for it! It is super fun to do. Maybe I should keep it in mind as a career? Perhaps a costume designer? Who knows!

http://britalee.deviantart.com/

Monday, 28 May 2012

Art Attack~

So I had an amazing time at Anime North and met amazing friends. I decided to draw something for them all, and here is the first of many.

Ceres_4_Lil

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Anime North 2012

I am excite! At first I thought I wouldn't be able to go for the whole weekend, but destiny hath spoken and given me and my BFF a place to stay for the weekend with friends! I am so excited and now have less than a week to complete my costume for it. Sure I have 20+ costumes from previous years I could wear but YAY COSTUMES.

I wanted to make Fuu from Samurai Champloo this year, and thought I had all the fabric needed. Turns out I had just BARELY enough to make it, with lots of close calls in measuring properly. I always have crazy adventures and dilemmas when I make my costumes. It's part of the fun.

I made a delightful mess of the living room and plan to keep at it. Laterz! I'll post pictures soon.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Threadless!

I'd always wanted to submit a design on Threadless, and now I've finally started. It is pending approval still, but give it a look over. It's a design I did during school.

Hold Ma Purse - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Monday, 7 May 2012

I'm spending this week organizing my portfolio, and wanted to share my business card design.>/p>

More fun fantabulous art things to come~.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Oh me oh my!

I like drawing sexy females the most. Curves are just the best to play with when drawing. Here is something I just did for a couple of friends of their characters.

In_Big_Trouble

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

James Street

A short while ago I visited James street in downtown Hamilton. I had gone there with the intention to interview a small business owner and ask how they started out. That was the intention, but I ended up just taking in the scenery of downtown instead.

This is a pretty nice looking cafe. I kind of wanted to go in and order something to take in the atmosphere. Too bad I don't like coffee.

I am a terrible photographer. I'm actually surprised none of my pictures that day came out blurry. I'd been shooting one handed most of the day.

I had to take a few photos of this amazing Church. Later that night during the Art Crawl it was set up with lots of booths full of hand crafted things for sale.

The Art Crawl happens every second Friday on James Street. I'll link the website down below.

http://www.jamesstreetnorth.ca/

Friday, 30 March 2012

Illustration Friday 11 - Swamp

The word this week was swamp, and I had quite a few ideas on what to do. I made up some thumbnails, but as I hummed and hawed, suddenly inspiration struck. Swamps? Frogs. Frogs = Disney movies, right? I knew what I had to do.. My mission was clear.

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I went with a paper art look for this one, giving it a minimalist and simple design. Perfect for a children's book.

Swamp

Friday, 23 March 2012

Illustration Friday 10 - Shades

A little bit later than I would have liked, but here it is! My work for the word "Shades". As usual, I start off with something to get me going in a certain direction. Aside from thumbnails, this is also an important step. This here is some marvelous work by Bradshaw Crandell. I love his use of soft colours, and lack of any harsh lines. It is almost dream like.

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My thumbnails ranged and varied, but eventually I settled one one I wanted to work on most.

SHADESPROGRESS Shades

I went with a very hot and vibrant feel which is why I chose this kind of orange colour. It's like sunset on the scene of some kind of action movie.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Landscape Practice

I have been dabbling a bit in landscape paintings digitally. I haven't done a whole lot yet, but practice makes perfect, so I hope to do more in my spare time.

BritTeitsma_Landscape

I chose to paint a beach, because beaches have this fun and open look about them. Pictures of beaches usually mean escaping the everyday, or relaxation.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Illustration Friday Week 9 - Yield

When I saw Yield was the word of the week, I started to doubt my faith in humanity. How could I come up with an easy to understand illustration on such a weird word? But after some experimenting I found that as long as I didn't over think its meaning, I could create artwork to suit. As usual, I looked to other artists for some inspiration to what could be considered graphically appealing.

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Betty Brader is the artist for this work here. I like how separate images can create one composition. Things don't always have to be touching to be interacting. I also appreciate the simple style.

I went with a simple, sketchbook style cartooning for this work. I wanted a wistful and childish feeling for this book cover.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Fan Art

Lately I've been getting back into doing fan art. I haven't had a spree in years, and it feels good to just play off of existing ideas and characters.

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These are my fan art from a show I love called Madoka Magica. The story is deep, kind of dark, and the designs are cute and fun. One thing I'd love to try and do is design or draw one of the witches from the show. They're done in a strange paper art kind of style, and can be so bizzare! Below are some screencaps from the show itself.

Even the worlds that the witches create are works of art.