December 15, 2012
Almost-finished blue peacock painting :) (via feannekitty on Instagram)

♥ Feanne / facebook / blog

Almost-finished blue peacock painting :) (via feannekitty on Instagram)

Feanne / facebook / blog

December 14, 2012
Work-in-progress peacock painting :) (via feannekitty on Instagram)

♥ Feanne / facebook / blog

Work-in-progress peacock painting :) (via feannekitty on Instagram)

Feanne / facebook / blog

June 15, 2012
More or less done with the moon. Moving on to other parts of this painting :)
- Feanne / tumblr / facebook

More or less done with the moon. Moving on to other parts of this painting :)
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May 29, 2012
Moon, work in progress. Might be the. Most. Difficult. Thing. I’ve painted so far!

Moon, work in progress. Might be the. Most. Difficult. Thing. I’ve painted so far!

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.


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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.

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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

June 21, 2010
Self-generating salt crystals, glasswing butterflies, and green roses.

Self-generating salt crystals, glasswing butterflies, and green roses.

June 17, 2010

Drawing the past two days. Will scan for bigger better images later. :)

Edit: Have scanned:
Key to heaven.
Key to freedom.

May 25, 2010

The Diwata drinks starlight and dances in moon river.
She flows with the flames and walks on the water.
Her spirit is aloft and her core is ablaze.
What does she behold in her gaze?

Larger view of artwork.