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the art + life of sharon samples

art | jubilee

July 27, 2015 by Sharon | 0 comments


Yesterday I mentioned to my sister that I was writing the previous blog post. She said that she had honestly forgotten that I had a blog. >_<

I loved the characters from the 90s X-Men cartoon, and for quite some time I’ve been wanting to draw Jubilee. I broadcast the process on periscope. You can view it here for a few more hours.

So don’t be surprised if a wild Rogue or Gambit pop up in the next few days.

ArtBridges Workshop | Troy, Alabama

July 27, 2015 by Sharon | 0 comments

IMG_4851This summer, I took a job as an art instructor for a program called ChARTing New Directions through the Mobile Arts Council. Two other instructors and I work with children at 6 Boys & Girls Club locations in the Mobile area. I’ll talk more about that experience in another post. However, one thing that I have been looking forward to is the opportunity to attend a professional development workshop at The Studio at The Johnson Center for the Arts. The official title is the Tony Scott ArtBridges Education Program (ArtBriges for short). Since I had never attended one before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Still, I was eager to get out of town and see a different part of the state. Continue Reading →

for the artist: resources

June 1, 2015 by Sharon | 0 comments

An artist is only as good as her ability to use resources.

Is that a saying? If not, it definitely should be.

So, I’m going to share a few of my go-to resources for creating art. I’ve found that it’s good to have a little stash of textures and templates available so that you don’t have to create everything from scratch. Especially when someone else has done it for you.

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robyn + marian

March 25, 2015 by Sharon | 0 comments

Just a post to show that I’m still alive. My version of Robyn Hoode & Marian with their genders switched. I’d like to do more with them and draw the rest of the characters, like the Sheriff, Little John, Will Scarlett…

This was drawn in pencil and colored using Photshop CC.

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flaunt your fangirl – pixel & print commission

December 3, 2014 by Sharon | 0 comments

A few months ago I was commission by Lauren of doodlebug design (the most adorable hand-carved stamps ever) to create some characters for Pixel & Print, the 3D-printing company that she runs with her husband Daniel.

Lauren designs the jewelry part of of the brand, which features pop-culture inspired earrings. She wanted illustrations that would reflect and appeal to the fangirls toward whom their products were geared. She specifically wanted girls in costumes (cosplay), and we discussed the characters that she had in mind. Once that was settled, I pretty much had free reign in what to create. So it was a lot of fun coming up with these images.

Everything was drawn out in pencil and then inked traditionally with Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and India ink. Then I scanned in the finished drawing and colored it digitally using Adobe Photoshop.

digital illustration of girl cosplaying as leia organa

digital illustration of girl cosplaying as a star trek officer

digital illustration of girl cosplaying as batgirl

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