Jeweled crown tutorial

whimsical crown

Every little girl wants to be a princess right? Or at least wear the crown.

To make this jeweled crown I started with basic shaded head croquis.I have themĀ here free.

g1Then using a reference photo, I sketched the basic shape of the crown. I then added white dots of watered down acrylic over the sketch.

head drawingWhile the paint is still wet, use grey watercolor or watered down acrylic paint to add grey dots into the white. The two colors will run together,that’s OK! It will give a whimsical effect to the crown.

g3While the paint is still wet I took a graphite mechanical pencil and pulled the paint around to outline the shape of the crown. Next I used undiluted white acrylic paint to add larger white dots to look like jewels, and smaller black dots around them to look like bezels. At thisĀ  point the paint has ran and smudged together a little more.

whimsical crownDone!


Adding more old art

I love long, willowy, limbs and fingers. Anytime I find an artist that uses long limbs and fingers in their art, I immediately fall in love with their work.

Here are some more of my old paintings.


fairytale queen

winter clotheing ideas for art journalingwinter head wear art journal ideaswinter headdress ideashorn sketches

horn sketches
Horn sketches by Sharon


Plant creature concept art

plant creatures

I’m just adding some old work back to the blog. This is a collection of plant creature concept art that I did. I absolutely love concept art! I love seeing the characters that live inside the minds of other artist.

One of my all time favorite artist is Tony DiTerlizzi. He is the artist behind the beautiful illustrations in The Spider wick Chronicles. Here is a link to his sketchbook. Amazing!

So anyway, Plant character concepts.

flowergirlplant people paintingflower people paintingflowerheads

plant creatures

New art

It’s been a long time since Ive posted anything here. I wanted to take some time to revamp my blog and work on myself and what kind of art I want to create. I took some time to work on anatomy, and my drawing and painting skills in general. I will be adding all my old work to the blog, along with a lot of new stuff that I’m really excited about.