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Begonia’s Sister and 2015 show lineup!

beg sis

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

Tales of the Wild

Tales of the wild

This is a commissioned piece I have completed for a delightful company in Vancouver.

Tales of the Wild

A company I have worked with in the past.

Their store is about as wonderful and charming as the family behind it. Vancouver 001

After completing the above piece they asked me to create something for their Woodsman natural product line and I happily agreed.

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The tools I used.

Kitty Von Purr

And with a little help this bearded stud was born in August.

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)

the start

The fun part begins

The fun part begins

slowly but surley

slowly but surly

stage 4

 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

Mr. Owl comission

owl 005Here is a little number I did. This commission was done on a 9X12  pine box using graphite. I enjoyed it very much. I am digging the animals sketches on wood! He might have friends in the near future.

If you’re interested in a commission feel free to write me  at  Aprilalayne00@hotmail.com

 

Hanging hoop Art

 

Here is a new little project I have been working on.

This is just for fun to bulk up some items for up and coming craft shows this summer! I absolutely love the look of vintage textbook style illustrations and wanted to go further then just a framed picture.

I wanted to create something that would look great collage style. It is one of my favorite looks! Like this!

This look is especially great if you are unable to paint your apartment walls. And is fantastic for keeping you inspired.

Each image is printed high quality on thick textured re purposed duck canvas and stretched in various sized  wood embroidery hoops.  Some I have incorporated some fabric also to make them a little different!

 

I am in debate on making these available in my etsy.  What are your thoughts?

I will see how they do at my 1st Craft show in VA on April 15th  Please come by!

I love making these little guys! And I can create custom ones if interested. They could be sweet for wedding decor I feel in addition to home decor!

But all the same this is what I have been up to! I hope everyone is enjoying April so far. It is a pretty swell month I must say.

 

 

 

 

Balsamine

 

Please welcome “Balsamine” to our family.

 

 

 

Balsamine represents the impatience of spring. This wild Maryland weather is such a tease for those who love the season.

She was created on a 14 X16″ sheet of Bristol and graphite. Like many of her sisters

She will be available on AlwaysApril soon!

 

I hope everyone is having a great night!

 

Hoops & Prints- a new kind of picture frame

So as you all know I have been drawing my fingers off this past month.

I am in the process of making my very 1st collection that I am proud of and I well on my way.

Who needs art school? I have books, the internet and determination!

My goal in 2012? Get better.

I will have prints available  hopefully by next week if not sooner!

In the mean time I have created a new type of a print.

I have taken my illustrations and printed them on a fine piece of cream canvas and fastened them in an embroidery hoop. A little different for your wall decor.

These will be handmade by order.  They can be customized to your liking. So if you would like a different image in your hoop I am more then happy to create something personal for you!

For sale now is “Coriander” Prints and Hoop Prints

I hope you enjoy!

Have a great night everyone.

-April

“The worst enemy to creativity is selfdoubt.” – Sylvia Plath

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