I've always been a bit of a nerd. As a child, I loved superheroes, video games, movies, cartoons and, of course, Disney animation. And to this day, even as an actual adult, I still love them all - even more, if that's possible.
Another love of mine is art. I love to paint and draw, so it was no wonder I went on to study animation in college. Which I loved, but I never really gave fan art a go. I never really thought about it. I would have all these ideas but never decided to paint my favorite characters.
So within the last year an opportunity came up for me to be part of an artist alley at a local Comic-Con. I'd never done anything like it before but thought it'd be a great opportunity to let my nerdy hair down. At first I wasn't really sure what to do, so I thought of what would I like to see myself. Sure enough, I decided to paint some of my favorite characters. Turns out, as I looked at the list, most of them were female. As a young girl, I was always drawn to them, whether they were heroines or villains, I always liked the ones that came across as "cool" to me. I also like the idea of reimagining them sometimes, so I tried that with a couple.
Along came Comic-Con and I was able to display a table full of the ladies I love. I was overwhelmed by the feedback I got from from the visitors at the convention. Some of the pictures brought back childhood memories for people that were a similar age to me. There were many characters I hadn't gotten around to, but I am still working away on some more now. I painted them all with acrylic paints, regular and metallic mix, and not necessarily in action poses. I was thinking more along the lines of models posing for pictures; relaxed, fun, and feminine. Then, I was told that I could become a Creator on Moviepilot, so I decided to share some of my art with a wider audience, and with people that have similar interests as me.
Let me know what you think and come check out my art pages! Facebook, and Behance profiles.