Grand Opening Giveaway

To help promote my new jewelry designs and etsy store, I am hosting a giveaway through June15th on my Facebook page for a pair of grumpy panda earrings. These are part of my larger line of moody kawaii pieces which are inspired by Badtz-maru, Kawaii Not, and a little Happy Tree Friends. If you are interested in seeing all of my jewelry and art you can visit my etsy here: etsy.com/shop/gypsybedlam

You can enter the giveaway here…

http://a.pgtb.me/fflGkH

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Thank you for looking!

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Summer, Jewelry, and Paintings

Now that my semester is over, I updated a lot of my etsy store today with paintings and new jewelry! This summer I am only working part time and focusing on selling my art and jewelry to help support myself. I am so busy during the semester at school to get this stuff done, so I hope to get it all done during the summer! If you could pop over to my etsy store and possibly buy some of my work or leave some feedback , I would greatly appreciate it. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GypsyBedlam?ref=si_shop

I always am taking requests and comissions, so please let me know if you have any!

New jewelry

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Sorry I haven’t updated for a while, been busy with school!

New pieces available at my etsy store! Visit my store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GypsyBedlam?ref=si_shop

All the pieces are hand drawn illustrations of different kawaii inspired characters I am developing. This is a test run to see what characters people like for a possible future release of a full line of accessories and art projects centered around these characters. I started by sketching these characters out, then drawing an outline with marker, then coloring the objects with color pencils. After I put them in the oven for magical shrinking time and they cool, I seal them with a uv protectant to seal in color.

I am playing off of the idea of nice things being grumpy and normally bad things being happy with everything being cute. I have always had a fascination with anthropomorphizing things, so designing these characters just feels natural.

Your feedback (or even purchases ;P) would be greatly appreciated!

Sketchaday week 3ish

I know it is little soon for my weekly sketchaday update, but I want to reconfigure my regular posting day to be Fridays. As always I will take any requests for a sketchaday, so feel free to comment or message me!
Here are the few since the last post, Sherlock Holmes, the palace of fine arts in San Fran, a ninja cutting the cheese, and some weird marker girl. Thanks!

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Sketch a Day

As some people already know, my New Year’s resolution was to do a sketch a day (at least) and post it online. I have been sharing them on my tumblr, gypsybedlam.tumblr.com, daily, so for the most current updates check there. Otherwise, weekly I will be posting my sketches to here. See the silliness below…I will take requests for a daily sketch, so please shoot me a message!

Also, I have posted some of my original paintings for sale on etsy, along with prints. It isn’t much right now, but over the next few weeks there should be more available. Any comments, criticisms, requests, or purchases are more than welcome. Here is the link: gypsybedlam.etsy.com

Thanks and I hope everyone had a great new year!

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Pickle Prince and IGN

First of all I finished my Midterm animation!!! Here it is on the YouTube:

 

It is the first complete package of an animation in flash I have made, and I would like to keep using that software in the future.

Second, I was interviewed by a blogger on IGN, a fellow University of Iowa student! Check it out! http://www.ign.com/blogs/brianalbert/2012/10/15/interview-with-andrea-jackson-president-of-epx-studio/

 

Here is another great article about two lovely females in EPX:

http://www.ign.com/blogs/jacklyneven/2012/10/11/rising-women-in-the-video-game-industry/

I have gotten a ton of paintings done, and I will be getting pictures of those up here also hopefully this weekend!

Paintings

First two paintings from my painting II class.

Oil on Canvas

“Pop” was mainly done as a study of color and technique. I captured the reference images with my boyfriend while he popped water balloons and took elements from many of those images to put this painting together.

Acrylic and Oil on woodpanel

 

“Reflection” was a test in the techinique of using acrylic and oils, and I found it very successful. I painted the phone from life, I actually have a shot cellphone. The background is from my imagination. There is a narrative I tried to promote within this painting, however I will let those who view it figure that out. ^.^

 

Thanks!