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Begonia’s Sister and 2015 show lineup!

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This little lady was created in the month of December in 2014

Graphite on 14 X 17 recycled bristol

The process can be seen on instagram! @April_Alayne

Prints will for sale for a limited time on my Etsy Shop

2014 was an AMAZING YEAR. And I can not thank you all enough for the support. I can’t wait for this new year and what it possibly may bring!

Big changes are happening to the site! So keep posted! I will have a working shop/ checkout and will be giving this whole site a face lift so stay tuned!

My Facebook page will let you in on all the stops and places I am going this year but here is a rundown of what I have so far!  I would love to meet you.

Jan  15-16  DC tattoo expo

Feb 13-15 Philly tattoo con

March – eep? maybe 19-22 Chicago tattoo con   but probably not.

                                                                         April 10-12 Baltimore tattoo con
                                                                                  18-19 Arlington art festa(?)
                                                                                   23-26 C2E2
                                                                         May 6-10 WW Philly
                                                                                14-16 Atlantic city Comic con( if I get in)
                                                                                21 – 24 Denver Comic Con (if I can afford it)
                                                                                29- 31 DC Awesome Con
                                                                      June 5-7 Frederick Art Fest ( if i get in)
                                                                               18- 21  NC Heros Con
                                                                     July 17-16 Baltimore ARTSCAPE
                                                                              31- aug 2 Richmond WW
                                                                    August
                                                                             13-16 WildWood NJ tattoo con OR Mt Grenta Fine art show (if I get in)
                                                                             19-23 Chicago WW
                                                                  September 25- 27 Bmore Comic Con
                                                                  October 7 – 11 New York Comic Con ( if I get in- cross your fingers for me!)
Come say hi friends! If you have any other show you would like to meet me at please feel free to share

Hello Sailor!

Hey folks it has been a while! I have finished another bearded gent to add to my collection!

It will be a hectic month this September and here is where you can meet me and other amazing talents this month.ship beard 0042DARKWM

Newest illustration to the beard collection “Sailors Beard”

Original illustration by April Alayne. 

This sexy sailor was created with a  .5 and . 7 mechanical pencil on recycled bristol. He took about 2 and a half days to complete. Original for sale. Contact me for serious inquiries. 

Prints are available on Etsy and you can follow progress on my Facebook or Instagram 

I just got back for Wildwood NJ from the Beach Bash Villain Arts puts on and it was a great show! 

You can find me at these shows coming up in September!

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I WILL SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! mewwbeach

Thank you for taking a look.

Here is a sneak peek of a commissioned piece for a Botanical company in Vancouver called Tales of the Wild

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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.

 

Pre-Order HERE!

AlwaysApril.Etsy.com!

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

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The newest illustration is ready for your viewing pleasure.

I call this piece “Dark Horse” Heavily inspired by floriography…and maybe that Katy Perry song

Below is a gallery of my process of this piece. I update on Instagram 

Prints will be made and ready to ship at the end of the week!

Buy her now here!

AlwaysApril.Etsy.com

Thanks for looking.

Always,

April

Again if you would like to use my piece as your new ink, please purchase the print for the rights, research your artist thoroughly and please share! I would love to see!

BOGO art prints.

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Now through mother’s day (also my birthday day!) buy one print and get another of your choice FOR FREE!

I am having this sale to help me get to ARTSCAPE , one of the largest art festivals on the east coast.
Having trying to get in for 4 years this year I finally got in!! I plan to have a whole new look and display to make shopping easier for my new friends.

Please head on over to AlwaysApril.Etsy.com to pick up your new art prints.
If you are a fan of the art but do not wish to own prints but would like to help out simply spread the word! That would be the best of help.

Now if you are feeling extra sassy there is a little piggy donate button to the right of my website, any little bit helps.

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If you would like to shop locally I will be at the DC Meet Market for Pride Week!

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Here are new things  I am working on for you all!

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 I am in the process of listing all my illustration pendants and lockets on Etsy!

 I hope soon to follow with all my handmade rings… I should probably get a manicure before that though.

But as always, thank you all so very much for the love! I am so fortunate to be doing my own thing and I owe it all to you! win

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Here are the stages of this lady coming together. As usuall I used a mechanical pencil with .5 and .7 lead. on Bristol. You can follow them on Instagram @april_alayne

Prints will be available on Etsy along with my others

I did this piece for the Voodoo Tattoo Expo in New Orleans Louisiana. I had a great time and even came home with some new ink myself. She is still healing but Micah,  who has been tattooing for over 20 years did and amazing job. I have named my new lace moth Eloise

nola1And had an amazing road trip up the coast and along the Blue Ridge Parkway, here is a little gallery of some of those pretty things!

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Up next I will be headed to the nova area to do GRUMP a fantastic holiday show put on by Artisphere! Shop local this season!

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Mermaid

Sorry everyone I have been slacking! Very busy busy bee with all sorts of shows coming up! Follow me here if you would like to know where I will be next to say hello! I know I would love to see you!

Here she is!  My little mermaid. Mermaid8 X 10 prints are available here  on Etsy. And the Original is still available for $700. Serious inquiries only please.
She was created on 14 X 17″ recycled Bristol using graphite. .05 and ,0 7 for all those who ask.

For those who want her as a tattoo, I am honored!  And I would love to see her on skin. I humbly request you purchase the right to tattoo her before you get it inked. Any good tattoo artist will request the same. Simply buy the print or make a $25 donation.  Also for extra points if you post your new April Alayne ink to my wall I will simply adore you.

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Also here is a little fish I enjoyed doing!

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Talk to you soon and have a wonderful day!

 

Art’ing along.

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To my artsy blog followers,

I am sorry it has been a while! Life has been so very hectic and wonderfully wild! I have been a traveling gypsy with the Villan Arts Tattoo gang selling my artwork along the way! These shows have been beyond wonderful with the new people I meet and the having my work really fit in. I feel like this lost kitten has found her home.

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Here I am being an asshole in a pinup competition i was asked to do

Here I am being an asshole in a pinup competition i was asked to do

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Here are some pieces I have been working on!

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This is a commission i have completed. A husband commissioned me to do a potrait of his wife “April style” and gave me ideas to roll with. It was a fun project!

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Attempts of a no reference Cat Woman.

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Balloon Beard. .. beards ❤

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Wonder Womaaaannnn

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She is my favorite so far

 

ANYWAY You can find me next at Baltimore Comic Con! Should be a blast and I cant wait to meet you!

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!!

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

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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.

Feel free to follow me and my work on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr

PRINTS AVAILABLE  HERE

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