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Dreamers

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This is a rough edit of my new illustration “Dreamers”

Like the ones before they were created with a mechanical pencil on bristol. Nothing fancy.

 

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Sneak peak of the WIP

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Follow the process on Instagram

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Come say hello!

I will be at ARTSCAPE in Baltimore, Md, July 19 – 21

Wildwood Beach Bash in NJ, August 15 -17

Baltimore Comic Con, MD, September 5-7

United Ink Tour, NY, September 12-14

A drawing for November

Native American

Meet “Ginger Flower”. An illustration strongly influenced by floriography.

Original will be for sale in January. Prints will be available on my Etsy soon!

In the mean time here is where you can meet me and where to shop local!

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Join the fun in Reading PA for this affair.

Then hope on over next week for GRUMP

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Hey! It has been a while.

Hi friends!

This season has been super busy with all sorts of new projects and work opportunities. So I have been slacking on TOH !

Here is what I got for you curvy ladies!

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IIf you are interested in any of these items before I post to Etsy please feel free to contact me first! Sorry the photos are not up to par… editing is really not my specialty. And who’s got time to edit when there are drawings to be completed!

I have been working on a whole slew of new pieces. I will post about them soon!

Follow in Instagram for daily drawing updates @april_alayne

 

Have a great day everyone!!

Kitten Beard

Kitten Beard

He doesn’t need explaining.

Here are some process and close up shots.

Prints Available on ETSY 
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This beard is for you

Beard Bouquet

“This beard is for you”

This is my newest illustration just in time for Valentines day. A handsome gentleman with a bouquet in his luscious beard just for you.
He was created on 11X14″ recycled Bristol with graphite.

I captured my prograssion via Instagram (@april_alayne)

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The fun part begins

The fun part begins

slowly but surley

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 Limited edition Giclee prints will be available soon. If you are interested in purchasing this print please feel free to give a “like”.

The print

The print

Thank you so much for taking a look! More to come shortly.

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Curvy Vintage – Winter into spring

So I went shopping again and here are the vintage finds I found for you lovely folk. Beware of the ghost legs and horrible photo editing. Again I am not a photographer or “model” by any means but the dresses are there and clear for your viewing pleasure.

These firt few little numbers would be perfect for your holiday parties and fancy occasions

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Sugrplum

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Here are more everyday vintage that can be dressed up or dressed down
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And here are some winter into springs that are more casual

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All of these finds will be or are already are available on Thread Over Heels. If a sassy number is screaming your name and you want to claim it for your very own before I make it available feel free to send me a message!

Have a very happy holiday everyone and a glorious new year!

Here I come Brooklyn!

Hey New York!

Come hang out with me and do a little holiday shopping. Whats is better then buying handmade local gifts?

 

I am so very excited for this!  I have been a very busy bee with new prints and gifts for the holiday shoppers.

I will have all my illustrations including Begonia, Sucker, Darwin’s Daughters and Lavender for purchase for the 1st time ever.  My illustrations will be the star of the show for Brooklyn but I couldn’t help to make a couple little extra holiday gifts! A very limited supply of hand drawn pendants are wrapped and ready to go and Slumber Jacks will also be ready for adoption November 17th!

I cant wait to see you all there for some holiday cheer!

Have a wonderful day

Happy Birthday Always April!

Yesterday was my 1st Etsy shops 4th Birthday!
To celebrate I am having a giveaway.

Go to my FACEBOOK

Like and share to have a chance to win! That easy! 

Why should you enter? Because who doesn’t like free things? Start an instant collection! And even if my illustrations aren’t up your particular ally the HOLIDAYS are coming up and whats better then something a little original.  Over $60 worth of original art prints signed and dated

Those are some of the images you get to chose from.

Please feel free to join the contest! Leave a comment here there everywhere so I can get your name on the list.

I will be picking the winner by the end of the month.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

Back in action for curvy vintage

So it has been a while since I went shopping for you all! Working hard on my artwork and craft shows my vintage finds have took a back seat but they are back and ready for you.

Here is a sneak peek of dresses I have found and dresses I have snipped and tucked to make perfect for my curvy soul sisters.

If you see any that you enjoy please feel free to contact me before I list them on Thread Over Heels!

Have a great day lovely folk.

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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