I’M BACK!

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Since my last post I have been in a process of changing my diet and athletic training to lose weight because I was having more and more issues with back pain trying to paint and I thought dropping some pounds would maybe help. I am currently about 45 pounds lighter since winter 2016 but I am still finding it hard to stand or sit to work on a painting for anything longer than 15 or 20 minutes at a time, which was becoming increasingly frustrating to me. As of a few months ago i began trying to paint lying in bed, and though i found it more comfortable I had a hard time not making a total mess of my bed. Enter my new Sienna Plein Air mobile painting studio¬†(pictured in first pic) which I finally received in the mail a few days ago, and I am back to work again. I have much more control of the angle of the canvas, which is great, and my paint palette and brush tray nice and close to my painting surface. I will be doing less larger work in the future so that is a bit of a change I will have to accept, but I guess I’ll just have to live with that reality for now. I do intend to do more plein air painting as well with this gear but am psyched how much this set up is helping in my studio.

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What’s a “Dollface” painting?

I have been painting “Big Eyed” gals for a long time thru college and into my professional career. They have changed quite a bit, going from mainly Comic/ Cartoon/Anime inspired subjects to the more doll looking subjects I do now. Eye’s in general has been a focus, pun intended, with my artwork as I guess it is pretty clear to see, double pun intended.

This is a Big Eyed Punk Gal drawing from 2007 for example

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This is a Yolandi Dollface painting I did a few months ago

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This is what my big eyed “Dollfaces” look like now. I think the update happened a year and a half or so ago when I started to do more warm up paintings before I begin on the more realistic work I do every day. Generally I have been doing these on canvas panels because otherwise I would be overrun with dollface paintings in my studio. So instead I have stacks of little dollface paintings.¬† The look of the subject has changed so much because I have wanted to model the subject more as if a doll was my subject. I have been inspired by artists who customize Blythe, Pullip, and other ball jointed dolls which are more often than not Japanese fashion dolls that artists do some amazing stuff with. In any case that is a bit of a primer on my dollface paintings. If you would be interested in a custom dollface painting. click on my menu on the TOP Right and then click SHOP. I am doing a Black Friday deal for my Dollfaces for a limited time.

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