Category: An Art Gallery

All works which appear in this category are hand drawn either on paper OR the app ‘MyBrushes’ by me. They may not be saved or reproduced without my written consent.

Tis The Season

For Panthers fan art

I created a lot of these pieces amidst a very big win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Panthers are really in a good position to get hot during the playoffs and I sketched these freehanded and then edited them on the app ‘my Sketches’ where I used multidimensional colors to add more of a realistic flair to my art.

Without further ado I give you my Panthers art.

Sargent Peppers (2017)

Run CMC (2017)

Keep Pounding (2017)

 

I really hope you enjoyed my Sketches, next week I will be discussing my favorite Christmas movies. I will be trying to get a live podcast up and running so if any of you would like to chime in please download the app Anchor to join in, it’s totally free and totally fun to use.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo

The Clock is Ticking…

I just count The hours…

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I call this piece ‘The Clock Is Ticking I Just Count The Hours’ because I sketched it while listening to Power by Kanye West and trying to get my mind off of an anxiety attack I was having . I usually sketch photographs either by hand on canvas paper or on my phone via the app ‘Sketches’ with a stylus pen. This particular piece I doodled in regular the iPhone notes. I used a lot of dark colors black, purple and hints of magenta. The black represents the darkness that sort of comes in and takes over when I’m having a panic attack or suffering anxiety in general. Purple, historically at least in the Catholic Church, associated with sorrow and a sense of unfathomable grief. I remember during Lent seeing the large statue of Jesus covered in a purple sheet to represent his suffering and his death. I used purple to represent the crushing sense of sorrow I feel during these attacks, this urgent plea of helplessness. The little bit of magenta that you see poking through the edges is meant to represent the warm thoughts I have of my family and friends which in addition to prayer help me overcome these frequent attacks.

The goal was to illustrate for those who do not suffer from anxiety what is like to suffer with anxiety, the person is crawling trying to escape the looming darkness that is anxiety that just overcomes them and overshadows them.

The Inspiration Factor: my own journey with anxiety is what inspired me to create this piece, also I found that during the attack it helped to draw what I was feeling as an outlet to get my mind off of what was occurring to me. My goal is to remove the stigmatism that’s often associated with anxiety, depression and other forms of mental illness which are often suffered by a great number of people but swept under the rug for fear of judgment. My goal is to draw what it’s like to have anxiety so that somebody who doesn’t have it can understand visually how I feel.

Do you suffer from anxiety? How do you cope? What helps you stay strong? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts with me, I love to hear from you.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Forever Yours Freddie

I remember the first time I laid eyes on Freddie Mercury, I was 3. There was a certain charisma, flamboyancy and grace about this mega super star that at such a tender age I couldn’t name. My love for Freddie Mercury started off with a deep respect for his ‘live and let live’ attitude and grew into something of catalyst for my laughing in the face of adversity. It’s a favorite trait of mine that many appreciate…it was a trait grown and inspired by Freddie. When there were detours Freddie created his own alternative route, when there were mountains he looked at them smiled a said, “is that all? I thought they’d be more of a challenge!”. This drawing was inspired by the man, the myth and the legend that is the Queen frontman. This is for my saints, my sinners, my ordinary people trying to live an extraordinary life. This drawing is not in color because in Freddie’s case he didn’t need color to brighten peoples’ worlds, he created it. I colored this in black-and-white not just because I appreciate a good classic but to remind myself that I am the artist of my life, the colors I choose to represent me will be left for others to gaze upon long after I’m gone. Similarly, it is up to you to put whatever colors on your canvas that make your heart smile and leave a signal that is beautifully you.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo

Led Zeppelin (For Lisa)

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I call this piece ‘Led Zeppelin (for Lisa)’ because I sketched it while staring at a photograph my cousin Lisa sent me of her favorite band, Led Zeppelin. I usually sketch photographs either by hand on canvas paper or on my phone via the app ‘Sketches’ with a stylus pen. This particular piece I hand drew on canvas in pencil. I used sharpie and acrylic paint as well as a colorful background to make the color pop.

The goal was to make a piece my cousin could be proud of that would go with the decor in her family room.

The Inspiration Factor: My cousin Lisa is one of my biggest supporters in my artwork so my biggest inspiration was to create something for someone who means so much me to enjoy for years to come.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Olivia June

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I call this piece ‘Olivia June ’ I sketched it while staring a a photograph I took of my baby niece sleeping on a bed in my Father in Law’s guest room. I’ve sketched photographs either by hand on canvas paper or on my phone via the app ‘Sketches’ with a stylus pen. I used two different brushes on the app itself to sketch this, the super fine second brush and the first ultra fine one for the fill in you see.

The goal was to make it look almost like the snow on a TV to give it sort of a timeless quality.

 

The Inspiration Factor: Kids grow fast, I felt blessed to be given a unique opportunity to capture Olivia as a baby forever in this sketch.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Egyptian Apocalypse

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I call this piece ‘The Egyptian Apocalypse ’ and my obsession with Egyptian birthed the idea for this piece. The History Channel was talking about the great pyramids and they are truly an intricate and well known synonymous pieces of architecture that relate to Egypt. I mean, let’s face it, when you think Egypt 🇪🇬 you think, King Tut, Queen Nefertiti, Queen Cleopatra and the Great Pyramids. I always admired how

The Inspiration Factor: Watching Cleopatra starring Liz Taylor 🙂

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Tale as Old As Time

The Story Behind Why I Created It: I call this piece ‘Tale As Old As Time’ and it’s for obvious reasons. The rose within the glass, dropping petals is very reminiscent of a certain Disney princess and her beastly lover. I sketched and edited this on the app ‘mybrushes’ using a basic stylus for precision on a rainy day in April 2015, it was a few months before I got married so obviously I had romance on the brain with wedding planning and whatnot. The truth is, I love flowers, the first painting I did on canvas when I was thirteen were a garden of flowers. For me, reasons behind WHY I create various art pieces are spontaneous, a good 95% of the time I get an image in my head and I’ll spend hours perfecting and editing my sketches till it’s too my satisfaction. I wanted something both classic and unique, I feel like I achieved that here.

The Inspiration Factor: I feel like Disney unconsciously inspires so much of my artwork. I think because when I sit down and sketch, my mind is free almost child like if that makes any sense at all and when I think back on some of my fondest memories growing up it was enjoying Disney movies on rainy days with my Mom, Dad (if he was off and not working) and brother. This particular work was actually set to the screensaver on my phone for a number of years and I got a lot of compliments on it at various points in time.

For years, I was a closet artist, which meant nobody really knew that I could draw until my binder was accidentally found one day by my parents. For me, I was never really much of a show off and having the ability to sketch and create things was for years my method of escaping reality for a little while, in the comfort of my bedroom. This, along with writing has always been my safe haven and I’m so blessed to be able to get to a point where I can share my work with all of you.

A Heartfelt Thanks:

I have six followers (7 counting myself)! It took me like 3 minutes to process that as a slow Cheshire Cat grin spread over my face and I just want to say: thank you!!! It took me a few years to really get this blog off the ground the way I envisioned it, and I feel so blessed that six of you decided to follow me and I hope you continue to like and share my work so that I can share more of my thoughts, sketches, poems, short stories and more with all of you.

A big FYI, I will also be posting some DIY’s soon, science experiments for kids and more so please stay tuned and thank for journeying with me each and every Friday.

Love you. Mean it.

Brittany

Xoxo