Welcome to Cape Suzette
Let's Get Dangerous
Buddha and Monkey
Root of all Evil
Black Calla Lilly
Thursday Charcoal on Paper, 2017 Original: $300
Hooks Girl Graphite on Paper, 2017Original $400 Created for the Popzilla Gallery: Foolish Mortals show, a Haunted Mansion themed gallery in Nov. 2017.
Mrs. Graphite on Paper, 2017.Original: $300
LaraGraphite on Paper, 2017Original: $300
Welcome to Cape Suzette Art made for Popzilla Gallery's Afternoon Delight show, themed Disney Afternoon, this poster is for "TaleSpin".
Let's Get DangerousArt made for Popzilla Gallery's Afternoon Delight show, themed Disney Afternoon, this illustration is for "Darkwing Duck".
Audrey Hepburn This is an illustration I did for a series of journals and planners with starlets. Pen and ink on paper, and then edited in photoshop.
Lauren Bacall This is an illustration I did for a series of journals and planners with starlets. Pen and ink on paper, and then edited in photoshop.
Katherine Hepburn This is an illustration I did for a series of journals and planners with starlets. Pen and ink on paper, and then edited in photoshop.
First Year This is a piece I did for the gallery "Muggle Art, 20 years of Harry Potter, at the Brewery in LA, hosted by @theartmarauders!
Miss Unicorn iss Unicorn, Adobe Photoshop, 2015, by Christina Oliva http://christinaolivaart.com/ http://instagram.com/binkyoliva https://www.facebook.com/christinaolivaart http://society6.com/christinaoliva http://www.inprnt.com/profile/christinaolivaart/Miss Unicorn is a fantasy pageant from the inner workings of my mind. Here is the champion of Miss Unicorn below her neon sign. The idea stemmed from a few failed attempts to make a different illustration work. I had to step away and just work the way I felt was natural. Using a friend of mine as a model, I sketched the horn onto a quick doodle of her, and I LOVED the shape. From there I just had to pick a theme, color scheme, and key pieces that would lend themselves to the composition. The grungy take on a unicorn girl came from my desire to keep it contemporary so the piece didn't slip into Arthurian style fantasy illustration, something I wasn't drawn to. The pink and neon are for whimsy, the black horn looked amazing against the pink, and the Hindu style earring was to add to the fantasy/mythology theme.
Dare Devil Adobe Photoshop, 2015Fanart of Marvel's Daredevil, the Netflix Show. Depicted is Charlie Cox's portrayal of the blind superhero wonder himself. The braille reads: Dare Devil.
Self Portrait This is a recent self portrait. Oil on Canvas, 2016.
SophiaAdobe Photoshop, 2016. This is a portrait of a friend of mine named Sophia. I saw her in a purple beanie one day and asked if I could paint her. I loved that way her glasses and hat looked together and added the flowers from there.
AmazAdobe Photoshop, 2015 . This was an experiment I did for a comic's project. I love how back lit the character was. It was a chance for me to play with color and value.
Ora Adobe Photoshop, 2015. This was a character concept for a comic I was working on. The idea was the character was bioluminescent.
Nymph Watercolor on Wood Panel, 2015.This is a fantasy piece done in watercolor on wood, which is a very tricky combination, but well worth the patience it takes to make them. The colors come out very vibrant and the wood grain adds so much to the composition.
Star GazerWatercolor on Wood Panel, 2014. Experiment to see what I could do on the darker spectrum with watercolor on wood. Ended up having to wash away the first layers and repaint, but it gave me an increased depth in the wood grain.
HadesWatercolor on Wood Panel, 2014. A modern translation of Hades, envisioned as a woman and queen of the underworld, including hell, a wealth of jewels and fungi. The white fungus with the red, is called bleeding tooth fungus, and can be seen as a common design element throughout art.
Buddha and Monkey
Root of all EvilWatercolor on Wood, 2015. A modern take on the story of Pandora's box. Here Pandora is seen reaching out for a root vegetable, in a play on "the root of all evil" and "caught red handed" sayings.
River TamWatercolor on Wood, 2014.Portrait of Summer Glau's character: River Tam, from Joss Whedon's Firefly series, and later the movie Serenity. Done for a Joss Whedon: Firefly Tribute show in Anaheim, Ca., at 'A Little Known Shop'. The Painting was added to a limited edition deck of cards with Firefly fan art on each card.
Inara SeraWatercolor on Wood, 2014. Painting done for a Joss Whedon's Firefly tribute show, at A Little Known Shop, in Anaheim, CA. Depicted is Inara Serra played by Morena Baccarin.
VeilWatercolor on Wood, 2014. This piece is a personal work and a study of fabric draping in my style. The piece takes influence from roman and Christian artworks that use draped females as symbols for the archetypal woman.
12 Trials Watercolor on Wood, 2014. 18” x 18” Original: $200 A modern interpretation of Hercules' twelve trials, with each tattoo corresponding to a task he had to complete. The figure is inspired by carny workers and the tattoo culture surrounding them.
Black Calla LillyWatercolor on Wood, 2014. A study I did based of a work from the previous year. Rekindling older ideas as my technique matured to elavate the piece.
CastorWatercolor on Wood, 2014.Castor, of Castor and Pollux, better known as the Gemini twins. Castor is the mortal twin of the two, who Pollux later sacrifices immortality for. Castor is seen here with the hands of fate reaching out to her, a sign of deaths approach.
PolluxWatercolor on Wood, 2014. Pollux, of Castor and Pollux, better known as the Gemini twins. Pollux later sacrifices immortality for his brother Castor, the mortal twins. Here I chose to depict the Twins as female. Pollux is seen here with the hand of fate unable to touch her, as she is immortal.
Goblin QueenWatercolor on Wood, 2014.Jennifer Connelly's character, Sarah, from the Labyrinth, co-staring David Bowie. This is a piece experimenting with the idea of having a sequel where Sarah becomes the Goblin queen.
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