April 25, 2012
Commissioned art work: Peacock Diptych.

I did mockups and studies and pencil sketches for this one because they’re large pieces (large for me anyway - 18 x 24 inches each).



This is the initial study. I want the peacocks to have this level of detail…



…but I want the poses to be more dynamic, like so. The one on the left is an Indian Blue peacock and the one on the right is a Java Green peacock.



The clients wants a vintage-looking gold/ochre background and he’ll probably have the pieces framed and positioned this way in his home.



I was going to do the tail feathers like this but these studies are too stylized. I want the final artworks to have a vintage ornithological illustration look, so I have to stay kinda realistic.



So I’ll do the tail feathers like this. Still stylized and intricate, since that’s really my style, but more realistic than my previous study.



Worked on the tail feather lines lines lines over several days. Whew! Still have to fill in the “eye” colors and add details, but the hardest part is over.



Now to work on their faces. Here’s where you can start to see the difference between the Indian Blue peacock and the Java Green peacock. You’ve probably heard of albino peacocks too, but what about peach, violet, cameo, opal, and charcoal? While researching for this commission I came across so many peafowl breeds and varieties! If you’re curious, check out Peafowl Photo Gallery and Peafowl Varieties Database. :)



Here’s where I ended today. I’ll finish by the end of the month.


Colors slightly off because I just took pictures with my phone.


- Feanne / facebook / tumblr

April 1, 2012
The Memory Room: Featured Local Artist of the Week: Feanne Hontiveros-Mauricio

One of my closest friends, interior designer artist woman extraordinaire Ninna Del Mundo blogged about my art!!! *warm and fuzzy feelings* :D

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March 31, 2012
Simple PHP Gallery (Gallerina) Demo

While updating my website, I coded some PHP to automatically generate a portfolio gallery for my images. I’m calling it Gallerina and releasing it as open source. :D I’m able to update my online portfolio much faster now because I just have to create folders and put images in them and edit some simple text files instead of coding all the HTML by hand… anyway you can check out the demo/instructions/download here. :)

March 31, 2012
"As an artist, I’m learning that not everyone will like, understand, or approve of my work - and it’s okay. People are entitled to their opinions and I’m entitled to mine. My opinion is that I have to find two things in my work: personal fulfillment, and a way to practice it sustainably."

Feanne

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March 15, 2012

reeseypeasy said: Feanne! I first 'met' you during Indie Fridays where you played (and we played) hahaha and I only your art blog now and omg I'm a new fan of your works :) I just felt like I had to say :)

Hi Reese! I’m so flattered *Mutual Admiration Club* ;D

March 8, 2012
Day 1, 2, and 3 of this painting.

Colors slightly off because I just took pictures with my phone. The paper is actually white (just a tinge of cream) and the painting is charcoal with tints of blue, brown, and violet.

- Feanne / facebook / tumblr

Day 1, 2, and 3 of this painting.

Colors slightly off because I just took pictures with my phone. The paper is actually white (just a tinge of cream) and the painting is charcoal with tints of blue, brown, and violet.

- Feanne / facebook / tumblr

February 29, 2012
Not advocating anarchy; I still prefer capitalism though I’m trying to consume less create more.

But I really love that the world’s seventh largest city, São Paulo in Brazil, banned ALL outdoor ads five years ago and enjoys thriving economy and culture today. Visual pollution, mental pollution cleanup. :)

VIA:

nevver:

NewsToday

Not advocating anarchy; I still prefer capitalism though I’m trying to consume less create more. But I really love that the world’s seventh largest city, São Paulo in Brazil, banned ALL outdoor ads five years ago and enjoys thriving economy and culture today. Visual pollution, mental pollution cleanup. :) VIA:

nevver:

NewsToday

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February 29, 2012
"What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us."

— Julia Cameron

(Source: the99percent.com)

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February 29, 2012
"There is a hole in my heart dug deep by advertising and envy and a desire to see a thing that is new and different and beautiful. A place within me that is empty, and that I want to fill up."

Mat Honan - Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter

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February 27, 2012
"Panther"
Watercolor, acrylic, and ink on paper.
27 x 38 CM
Signed “feanne” and dated “2012” at bottom.

Spells & Specimens solo art exhibit by Feanneart blog / facebook

"Panther"
Watercolor, acrylic, and ink on paper.
27 x 38 CM
Signed “feanne” and dated “2012” at bottom.

Spells & Specimens solo art exhibit by Feanne
art blog / facebook