Sunday, November 15, 2015

Curiouser & Curiouser

Hello all!

Update with an artshow I participated in the Center Stage Gallery called "Curiouser & Curiouser," In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Here's the link to the gallery website- Center Stage Gallery
Here are my alice pieces I made, all gouache and ink on artboard.

Alice pink teacups

Alice talked to the flowers

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Art show! At Popgirly gallery!

This is to show you some of the process from start to finish when I started working on all my pieces.

check out my video when I was working on each piece! :D

Some of our lovely guests that attended our "Pop Girly show"

My dad helped me do some vinyl cutouts to make a lovely trail that lead to the art show from the store entrance. And a picture with my sister.

family & friends posing in front of my llama cut-out :)

family & friends posing in front of my llama cut-out :)

I continued with my sunshine series :)

Also made an adorable kitty making gin cocktails

I absolutely LOVE mermaids, and decided to make a painting.

If you're interested in purchasing any artwork, click on the image above :)

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Bunny Boy

I made this little watercolor and India ink bunny as a gift for my friend Sarah's nursery for her baby James. and who doesn't love cute bunnies with red converse high tops!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cinderella- Designing evil stepmother..

The evil stepmother was pretty fun to design. I wanted to create a costume that clearly showed opulence and presence. The evil stepmother (in my version of Cinderella) is an over the top powerful woman that shows characteristics of "more is more," she has a great mixture of renaissance period and medieval combined to look more avant-garde. Not only does she have fur sleeves and a fur collar, but she has a brocade fabric, and a restricting renaissance starched style collar, along with a heavy uncomfortable headpiece. She has embellishments everywhere, and she is so concerned about looks and appearing "higher class," wearing uncomfortable and constricting clothing is not an issue.

stay tuned for Cinderella's transformation gowns...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cinderella Costumes: The prince

This is the prince's costume. I wanted something to show that he's quite adventurous but well dressed as well as wealthy, this would be his casual day attire. Got some inspiration from some German medieval paintings, as well as modern influences by Saint Laurent. It's very important to get the happy medium of a modern look combined with historic references to make the character interesting and unique. The breeches would probably be my favorite part of his outfit, they have leather appliques sewed to the side hems to add some detail and texture. His jacquard foulard is very modern (not worn like that in medieval times,) but makes him look more young and cool.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Costume Design for Cinderella Prt. 1

I wanted to do a post to show a bit of my costume design portfolio work :)
By creating this costume design portfolio I wanted to choose a simple story to show my thought process, the tons of research that goes into any costume design and of-course storytelling. 

I choose my simple story to be my own version of Cinderella, and I wanted to have it taking place in a "fantastical" world, a mix of medieval and renaissance periods combined. I took the liberty to take aspects from these eras and make it special to each individual character based on the story, and I mainly focused on Cinderella, the prince, and the evil stepmother. 

NOTE: I do not own any of the photographs, these were used purely for inspiration and research, below each image will show their original source.

 This is the version of the medieval/renaissance Cinderella in peasant form. I wanted to create a simple working outfit made up of two simple elements: a simple DE-constructed apron (shown in my technical drawing above) and a peasant chemise, this is pretty true to the period but she still looks beautiful and appealing to be a lead character. Her skin is much darker in comparison to the evil stepmother, from working in the fields. The apron is made up of several panels in which Cinderella could tuck in part of it to her cloth belt in case it gets hotter working in the fields, this adds interest to her simple outfit but it's also functional. Her chemise is quite simple, yet it has some intricate tonal embroidery at the hem of her linen chemise. Part of the story telling, I wanted to put Cinderella working in the fields of a lavender farm, owned by the evil stepmother (this will play a part in Cinderella's transformation gown for the big ball.)

Stay tuned for more!!.... xxo -Neysa

Thursday, January 8, 2015

watercolors :)

For Christmas I received a super awesome watercolor travel case! It came with A refillable koi water brush to store water. I have to say, this is a pretty neat-o invention! I've been using this on vacation, on the beach, on the plane... possibilities are endless, and such convenience! 
I spent New Year's in Cancun, Mexico... so here are some  some drawings I've done with the new water color set on the beach of Cancun :)