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Darwin’s Daughter.

This is my new addition to my girls collection “Darwin’s Daughter”, I named her Cheli.

I have been asked by many to create a mermaid and this is what I came up with.  Ok so Cheli is not really your typical mermaid illustration but I enjoy the way she turned out.  I got whisked away on the classic story of the siren pining to be on land but with this illustration it dabbles with the thoughts of evolution as well. Like her sisters she is strongly influenced by floriography and symbolism. The Chelindonium plant in the lost language of flowers means the joys to come and compliments the Angraecum sesquipedale plant ( Darwin’s orchid) that represents hope.  The very suggestive Japanese flying fish is a symbol of time and stages of evolution. This being said Cheli I feel is the classic story of  The little mermaid with a scientific twist.

Cheli, will be available on Etsy very soon but in the mean time check out her sisters and other prints!

Have a great night every one.

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Happy Birthday Edgar Allen Poe

Ode to Edgar

Here is my spin on his child wife.

 Virginia Eliza Clemm.

She is just a quick’ish drawing I did to switch things up. I played off the death bed portrait of Virginia  and then let my mind go wild.

Enjoy your night folks.

-April

The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath

Forgotten Crab Apples

This is the newest illustration in the collection.

I call her “Forgotten Crab Apples”.

Like other she is strongly influenced by symbolism by animals and floriography.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful night!

Always,

April

The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath

Coriander

Please let me introduce my newest illustration.

Coriander

 

2012- April Alayne.

She, like her sisters illustrated before, was inspired by my love of floriography.

PRINTS will soon be available on AlwaysApril.Etsy.com

Thanks for looking, I hope you all are having a luscious day.

-April

 

 

Dahlia

Dignity, elegance, forever thine.

Let me Intorduce to you Dahlia.

 

Dahlia is another member of my twins and hair obsession collection. Created with graphite mainly a .7 HB. But unlike the others this one was created on Strathmore medium drawing paper. I am not sure this is my weapon of choice. I prefer a nice thick texture to my paper.

Does anyone have a favorite they would like to share?

Wishing everyone a great night,

April

 

Also… have you seen this?  Yes… its a Bearcat. I cant handle this cuteness.

 

Bound.

Recently I have been obsessed with twins and hair. I have many in the works and cant wait to make a nice collection of these ladies to share with you.

Let me introduce to you my new set of twins.

“BOUND”


This illustration is routed by sisterhood.

Being a fan of  florigraphy the flowers in their hair are the Snow Ball flower. In Elizabethan times this particular flower represented bound and attachment.

That is all I will say about this piece. Giving it all away is never fun.

Professional prints (unlike this image…) will be available on Alwaysapril.etsy.com in due time.

I hope you all are having a wonderful day.

The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath.

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