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Microblog Monday: Art Nouveau and Robots 

Whilst covering reception last week, & during slow moments (which are few & far between now) I started working some ideas out. I’m quite interested in developing my style using the art nouveau influence, & I want to include, of course, robots. 

To help get a feel for this style I had done a lot of research on Mucha (who basically created the style, so really we could call it Mucha’s Style) & studied images online from his posters & other art. I determined that while I liked the feeling his works embodied, for mine own art I needed to add my own special bit of flair to it. 😉

What I picture in my head is art nouveau meets futuristic androids with a teensy dash of steampunk machinery. 

Thus, I set to work sketching out a frame concept (I thought I had taken photos of the pencil sketching, but it appears I did not…) and started adding a rough of an android figure of sorts. I was going for robot at first, but then decided robot-but-human-looking was what I wanted so I changed to android. And lemme tell you…trying to get my German expressionist style to conform well within art nouveau is…very challenging, to say the least. 😐 I’m working on it. Here’s what I have thus far:  

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art nouveau style frame cheekygeeks egcom designs  elise m gross robot android  

As you can see, I started a rough placement for my droid & started the first of the lettering within the frame. After I work out placement, I’ll ink it all, then plot out colour. At that point, I’ll begin work on the painting of this piece. 

Since I can only work on this in my spare time, I don’t presume I’ll have this finished anytime soon, but who knows? 😉 What do you guys think of it so far?

Cheers!! 

— Elise M. Gross 

 

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Treasury Tuesday : FANTASY Week on Geek Month!

Merry Tuesdays, everyone! ‘Tis my sincerest hope that thou art filled with excitement to discover many fantastical items created by the best artistsans of thy nobel kingdon, Etsy! As this week in our month long celeration of all things Geek is themed FANTASY, I hath made ever so certain to include a wonderful assortment of…
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Sick Daze

My apologies for the lack of updates today… I’ve been bedridden with a severely sore throat, congestion, coughing, the works. 🙁 I’m sipping some green tea with a spot of honey now, so it feels a bit better at the moment. My day has not been entirely unproductive, however! I began working on an embroidered bag,…
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