The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 6) – Look how far we’ve come

My interest in Art Nouveau and especially Mucha’s work goes back quite a long way, it was probably even there before I had a name that I could put to it. That love of organic shapes in a decorative application and a love of the skillful use of line. I think I first fell in […]

The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 5) – I got the music in me

Music has always been a great source of inspiration for my art so it should come as no surprise that my musical interests would find their way into the ongoing Fae Nouveau project. I touched on that subject in Part 4 and this is very much a continuation of that thought. ICE QUEEN (2010) © Herb […]

The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 4)

When thinking about the inspirations for the Fae Nouveau project one could say that there were two “categories” of models. The first, as had been detailed previously, was what one could call “The Friends & Family Plan” of people who I already knew and asked about their involvement. The second category was artists whose work […]

The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 3)

This is the third installment to an ongoing series of posts detailing a project of mine called Fae Nouveau, a mix of three parts Mucha, two parts fairy art and one part fun with friends.     This image has a long and colorful history. It features good friend and frequent model Amy. The original modeled photo was taken for […]

The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 2)

This is the second part of an ongoing series of posts detailing a project of mine called Fae Noveau, my own (potentially harmless?) cocktail of three parts Mucha, two parts fairy art and one part fun with friends. In this installment I’ll be going through the process of getting from concept to finished art on […]

The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 1)

Once upon a time there was a man named Alphonse Mucha. He was a Czech artist who came to Paris in 1887 to make his name in the art world. He in fact made it synonymous with an entire genre of art that defined the ambiance of the turn of that century. It’s an ambiance […]

Interview with Jade Cheung, Part 3

This is the conclusion of our three-part feature on Jade Cheung. The entire interview can also be found throughout the month of April in the Featured Artist link to the right.   Photo © Studio 5 Graphics   Tell us a little bit about the world of cosplay for you. Cosplay for me is having the opportunity to […]

Interview with Jade Cheung, Part 2

This is the second of our three-part feature on Jade Cheung. The entire interview can also be found throughout the month of April in the Featured Artist link to the right. Please tell us a bit about your general work process. My work habits tend to vary depending on what else is going on. I seem to […]

Interview with Jade Cheung, Part 1

Jade Cheung is an amazing and multifaceted artist whose work is all over the creative map. Whether sculpting, drawing, painting or wearing her creations, her work is always stunning and her presence delightful. This is the first of a three-part feature, the entire interview can also be found throughout the month of April in the Featured […]

Interview with Harmony Sage Lawrence, Part 1

In the Balance – Libra © Harmony Sage Lawrence   I first heard about Harmony Sage Lawrence in a news story about about a person who hiked up Mt. Rainier in a ball gown of her own making. I knew immediately that this was someone interesting who I wanted to learn more about. And there […]