Sorry I’ve been missing in action for a while. I’m drowning in the world of art collaborations and loving it.
It surprises me how much I AM loving it, because I couldn’t do it with writing. I wonder why that is? Both types require meshing of subjective creativity, imagination and skills; but I don’t know why with writing, I always ended up wanting to take over or getting distracted by the details. And stories always seemed so… hard, especially when no end was in sight. I suppose with artwork the reward is more immediate. And I must admit, having an audience to show these off to is a great bonus. The Sketch Club community has been very supportive and appreciative of these projects. I love them so, both community and projects.
Anyway, the results of my recent ones just… blew me away. I am blessed to have all these incredible artists consenting to
my manipulations play with me :D. They are all my favourites on the site. I have been following their work since I joined. And my goodness, they are so talented, it was almost intimidating! It took me weeks to build up the courage to approach them. Silly me. They’re all very friendly and eager to collaborate with me too!
So, let me show off some of our projects:
I only drew the girl here, and in fact she was a Christmas gift for my friend Dy, supposed to be Maya, the main character from her book. Jason (Peking Duck) was quite taken by her and asked if he could dress her up. And this is what he did to her. Wow, right? He is amazing.
The rest of Jason’s artwork can be found here: http://app.sketchclub.com/user/12185641
Prince of Egypt
I drew Maya with her man, Resh, and Jason did not leave him out. He got to dress up as well but since there’s too much bling factor, he gets his own spotlight, hehe. I adore this one. It’s one of my favourite of our collaborations (Jason and I have done many! I mostly just provide the characters, he does the styling because he’s really good at it!)
Another one with Jason. This one’s a diversion from his usual extravaganza, but I love it. The subdued colours just blend really well with the girl and the scene. I adore this piece very much. He’s amazing and it’s a great honour to have been a part of his art.
This one’s a collaboration with Musiya (Mushi). He drew the robot and I did the background. Mushi is…. amazing. His attention to detail and eye for perfection really is mind-blowing, and he is… wait for it, fifteen years old! I don’t think I was anything useful at fifteen. The maturity of his style, the patience with which he handles his craft, everything about Mushi just screams talent. I was so impressed with him, I asked him to collaborate with me. This is what we came up with.
And please do not faint: he did this on an IPOD!!!
The rest of Mushi’s work can be found here: http://app.sketchclub.com/user/10044447
Prince of Persia
This one’s a collaboration with Clay (Terracotta). I drew the boy, he drew the background. I have noticed Terra from waaaay back, was a fan for a long time and I think he didn’t even notice me, ha! Terra’s work is… incredible, he puts magic in everything he draws. And he, too, is an ipod artist. It always amazes me when someone produces incredible artwork on such a tiny machine. Terra’s style, his bright colours, his painstaking details… impress me every time. I’m so honoured to have been a part of his art.
The rest of his artwork can be seen here: http://app.sketchclub.com/user/4765535
This one’s a collaboration with the sweet and talented McKay (Fae by Mckay). I drew the boy’s side, she drew the girl’s side. It was a lot of fun! I’ve noticed McK from the beginning not just because of her warm and welcoming nature but her unique and magical style of drawings. I love her girls the most. They all look absolutely amazing. I never knew this before we collaborated, but McK actually sculpted fae figurines and has sold many of her paintings and published her art in magazines and websites. She’s the closest to a famous artist I’ve collaborated with and yet… was the least I was worried about approaching, haha. McK is the warmest soul I’ve ever known, so talented and yet so humble at the same time. I am very lucky to have met her here on Sketch Club.
The rest of her art can be seen here: http://app.sketchclub.com/user/5991706
The video of her sculptures can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvcxn1ip54Y
Her art facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/FaeByMcKay
This one’s a collaboration with Isaia. I drew the characters, he drew everything else, ha! Isaia is… I have no word to describe what I think about his work. It’s that good, it pulls words out of my mind. Isaia’s art is so crisp and beautiful and, like I told him myself, there always seems to be some depth or story behind each one. I have been a fan since I joined too, I looked forward to his new work each time (because they come so rarely and they never fail to blow my mind away!) I am hoping this one’s going to be an ongoing collaborative project because we found a story in it. I don’t know yet. He may be tired of me after this one, ha.
The rest of Isaia’s art can be found here: http://app.sketchclub.com/user/13258190
I made a video animation with this artwork:
I have other collaborative projects in the drawers, but I think I will share just the above with you for now. Thanks so much for stopping by, my peeps, I hope you enjoy them!