Stranger Things are Strange Indeed

This weekend was so brilliant! The Stranger Things 2 Fan Art Show took place on Saturday at Outlet Coworking in Sacramento. I have patiently waited to see how my newfound interest in fan art would come to be accepted. Seeing as I’ve kind of made a stylistic decision to pursue and keep building on my abstract art-making, this was a personal challenge I assigned to myself to test my abilities. It’s been y e a r s since I painted a portrait of anyone, and I’m glad to say I never lost the magic. πŸ™‚

We dressed up for the Stranger Things costume event–guess who we decided to be?

Check out these pics from the event!

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Man. The Menagerie team did a fantastic job decorating both the indoor and outdoor event. Everything was carefully thought of, from incorporating theΒ Missing: “Mews”Β posters all over the walls, the Sno-Ball dance decor outdoors, the stringed holiday lights, to oh, the scribbled crayon drawings that Will Byers created to share what the Demogorgon was up to. My friends and I were so blown away by it all, and definitely impressed with the local and national artists that were represented in the show. Some favorites of mine were the two digital artworks to my right and left, the Eleven anime portrait, the mechanical Demogorgon, and the black and white mirrored image digital portraits of Eleven with the numbers “11” aesthetically placed near her nostril to resemble nosebleeds. See here for more event photos.

So happy to have been a part of this big successful art show! It truly warmed my heart to see so many enthusiastic art patrons and attendees, from youngins to young at heart. As for my prints? I think they were completely sold out of the 4″x6″ prints before we left for the evening! Wow! I can’t believe it!

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Sad you missed out on this dope event? Don’t be! Because I’ve got five of those 8.5″x11″ limited edition signed prints left! Check them out on my website if you want one for your collection. The original is up for grabs too.

Best of all, I truly enjoyed working on this art piece and would love to add to it as a new line of work called Strong as Hell.

What is that, you say?

Inspired by your favorite sci-fi shows, the Strong As Hell collection is a tribute to all pop culture characters (of binary or non-binary gender) who embody unwavering emotional strength and resilience.

This is a growing, work-in-progress wing of my artist brand line so I keep checking back in the coming few months for new characters and ideas. If you’ve got a request for a specific pop culture character that you would love for me to paint next, hit me up or comment below! I take requests and am happy to make them a reality!

…And in the small chance that you have yet to watch the Stranger Things show, you should definitely get on it. πŸ˜‰ I heard Season 3 will be even better!

❀

-Danessa

 

 

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Just finished the Rick & Morty art commission from my wonderful friend Nery! It was such a fun project and I was surprised how into it I was. I guess it’s a good breath of fresh air from the usual stuff I paint, and it is structured enough that I have a goal/concept in mind. I also had a lot of help from his selected music playlist that I requested to guide my work. Man, I gotta say I learn so much about people from the things they enjoy. I know music (and food) bring people together, so it’s no wonder these are the first things I ask about when I first meet someone.

Now, some details about this recent work. I wanted to do a sci-fi collaboration between Doctor Who and Rick & Morty, so I decided to focus on some of the distinct features of each show. Early on, I knew I needed to have the color green in there to symbolize the pervasive use of this color in the time travel portals that pop out in the Rick & Morty show. From there I decided that I wanted to focus on something related to time-traveling, so I decided to create some sort of portal. In Series 5 of the new Doctor Who series (starring Matt Smith), they introduced the idea of a “crack in the universe” that pervades thru space and time. I really liked the Eleventh doctor so I decided to just go for it. Nery suggested a rendition of the “Starry Night” by Van Gogh, and I took the idea further by creating a scene that signified the regeneration of a time Lord to a new body, all taking place on an otherwise starry, starry night and witnessed by (tiny) Rick & Morty from the crack in the universe. πŸ˜›

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Everyone else–I’m now taking new art commissions! Send me a message or email on my website. β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨

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