martedì 29 dicembre 2015

Art tutorial n°1: Drawing goblins and small little magic ones: learn How to draw a Gnome

As I promised yesterday, here it is!
The first of my Sketch Tutorials: "learn how to draw a gnome", is here for you: get a look and try to design your own gnome!
Comments are welcome: I haven't done so many tutorials by now, but I would like to share some magic.... let me know what you think about it and, if you design a gnome, share your creature with me! I would be very happy in taking a look at your drawings!
Also feel free to contact me for suggestions and art tips, I'll gladly answer :-)
Fabiola


domenica 27 dicembre 2015

Art tips and tutorials: "drawing goblins and small little magic ones"


I haven't been posting very often lately: this is because I begun updating very often - almost everyday - my Facebook page, opened a second facebook page and a brand new website....

I wish to dedicate this blog to art tips and tutorials, so I decided starting again updating it more consistently.

I don't mean I am so good at drawing that I can teach others to draw, but I paint, draw and I can share what I learnt: so, if you are interested, stay tuned: I will begin with a sketch series, "drawing goblins and small little magic ones"....

martedì 10 novembre 2015

Working at my Art ooak dolls....

I am working at my art ooak dolls....this week I am modelling them, next week I will paint their tiny little faces and bodies and then I'll prepare art prints, cards and envelops for the Roma fashion doll convention!!!!!
Convention will take place in Rome, at the Aran Mantegna Hotel, 28/29 November, 2015.
Unsold itemsI will sell online: stay tuned, contact me at fabiolabonghi@gmail.com or follow me on this blog or on my Facebook page here
This is a shot of my creatures, still to be finished and polished....


mercoledì 4 novembre 2015

Misteltoe and holly for my harp embellishment... celtic patterns and knots

Just sketching a celtic embellishment I am going to paint on my new harp... I was wondering if starting a new jewellery collection using these designs...

Custom designs available, I am open for commissions!
Contact me at fabiolabonghi@gmail.com


lunedì 2 novembre 2015

My Art dolls in Rome - I am taking part to Roma Fashion Doll convention

Guess what I amk working at these days?
You'll never get It!!! Emoticon smile
I am going to take part to Roma fashion doll convention on November 28/29, and I am creating a custom series of 3d dolls for this show!!!
Yes, I also create art dolls... it's been a long time since I did my latest and this convention gave me the opportunity to create something new and inspiring....
You can see here a shot of my working desk: at this stage I did body, arms, 2 different heads, and modelled a custom mold from them...
A pair of my paintings will also be on display, and I will bring prints for those longing to purchase one but preferring not to reserve an original painting....
I will post work in progress photos and I will later reveal wich paintings and prints I am going to bring... stay tuned! I am plenty of isdeas and there will be many surprises!
And, last but not least, entrance is free!
‪#‎romafashiondollconvention‬
‪#‎artdolls‬
‪#‎artdoll‬
‪#‎customartdolls‬
‪#‎ooakdoll‬


lunedì 26 ottobre 2015

Another step along the way... wip of my latest inspirational painting

..... Final brush stroke is coming... today it's rose time, I added the rose in the upper part of the painting.... soon on sale the art prints...

Visit my Ezebee shop here




On sale on Amazon my first coloring Book: Fantasy Fairies Coloring Book!!!!!!

Published at last!!!!!!
This is my first coloring book, english edition.
It includes 17 black and white fairies and flowers drawings.
Facing almost each drawings you will find 14 (fully or partially) matching colored illustrations to suggest how to color them….
Book is on sale on sale on Amazon: click here to see it!
Wish me good luck with my book! I wish you many happy coloring hours!



martedì 6 ottobre 2015

A new painting.... this time is acrylic time!

This time I started an acrylic painting!
I drew the sketch first, then prepared the painting panel and transferred the line art on it....
Today I begun with background shading.....
Find the work in progress on my Facebook Fanpage




martedì 29 settembre 2015

My review about Ezebee.com


 Fabiola's Art Prints and Originals


A few days ago I opened a new online shop on Ezebee: it is probably still soon to make a review, nevertheless I can spend a few words about it....

Since the beginning Ezebee gave me a good feeling: community seems to be alive and interactive, and customer service is quick and responsive, which is an important thing for future earnings (which I hope will be huge!)

I also published an event in the shop spot reserved for such things, and after only a few minutes 2 people already granted their presence.... and we all know it's a very hard thing to get on the internet!
So I hope it will go on like this, and to be soon able to publish news about my first sales there!
This is the shop link:

 http://www.ezebee.com/it/fabiola-s-art-prints-and-originals

giovedì 24 settembre 2015

Fantasy Fine Art Print from my latest celtic artwork: Brigit the celtic goddess!



Finished at last!
I enjoyed so much designing her...
Art prints (without pencils on the top, of course!) are on sale on My Ezebee Shop here:
https://www.ezebee.com/…/fantasy-art-print-brigit-celtic-go…
She is Brigit, a celtic goddess patroness of poetry and bardic lore, and of bards, who were the oral transmitters of the Celtic culture. This includes storytellers, folklorists, mythologists, balladeers, singers, composers, poets, musicians, particularly harpers, historians and clan genealogists.
She provided the ‘fire in the head’ of poetic inspiration.
A very complex figure, Brigit is a solar deity and triskell is one of her symbols.
In celtic mythology she is the daughter of the Dagda and one of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Original artwork is about 34.4 x 25.5 cm.

martedì 22 settembre 2015

Finding the way to my style... wip of my latest fantasy portrait

Hair finished at last! I am going to finish plants on the background now... it's the first time I post so many updates about one single project, but this time it's different.... I feel I am narrowing the search to my personal style (and it's not a matter of media....)
Prints will soon follow, but I have to finish first!

giovedì 17 settembre 2015

Updating my latest fantasy portrait...

Today I have added her hand and I have begun coloring her hair…
For those interested, I also have a Facebook page where I publish my updates….
Today I just have found a fine art printing shop and ordered my first sample case…. I think I may start selling prints after finishing this piece, and not only licensing my work through my zazzle, fineartamerica shop and cafepress shops… I’ll think about it….

giovedì 10 settembre 2015

A new illustration is on the way....

She is a long haired girl, and belongs to the celtic pantheon... but this one won't be a painting, just an illustration.... I will decide later if I will paint a watercolor or an acrylic version of this subject....



martedì 8 settembre 2015

Magic Creatures original watercolor finished!

Here it is, my latest watercolor painting.... I sketched the subject almost three or four years ago, then it remained in my shelf , forgotten.... I found it again before last Summer and I decided to paint it and add some Magic Creatures....

Art prints are on sale on Fineartamerica, just click  here









lunedì 31 agosto 2015

Instantly downloadable Digis and tattoo stencils discounts at Fairy's Wood, my Etsy Shop!

This special offer is online for a few days at Fairy's Wood, my Etsy shop, and will expire on September the 6th: 
20% discount on each item! 
Visit this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairysWood , add your favourite item to your cart and type the code SEPTEMBERDIGI while doing the check out and you'll grab your discount!




venerdì 28 agosto 2015

giovedì 16 luglio 2015

My paintings on display in an Art Collective!!!!!!

My latest paintings will be on display at Flyer Art Gallery, via Palermo 77, in Rome (city centre), by the end of July…. if you are near just come and get a look!
Feel free to contact me for any information.



lunedì 13 luglio 2015

Daily sketch #4

My Daily art sketch on Patreon.... visit my patreon page on choose the one to become a painting!
 

                                             

giovedì 9 luglio 2015

Daily art sketch #2 on Patreon



My daily art sketch on Patreon at
https://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=2889487&rf=835687
Click on the image, become my patron and choose wich sketch will become an art painting!


mercoledì 8 luglio 2015

martedì 7 luglio 2015

My Patreon's daily free art sketches

AS I wrote in a previous post,  I opened my Patreon's page here.....

 Today, I am starting a new project: Each day I will write a post on my Patreon page, uploading a new hand designed sketch.... and each week I will choose one of the sketches done in the previous week to be designed as an artcard....

 Become my patron (see instructions here) and help me choose the sketch you love the most! 

Just become my Patron and send me a message with the sketch number you want to be designed as an art card: you will be able to access to a post showing the final artcard when it's done!

 Access to daily sketches is free for anyone to see, even if you are (still) not a patron! 
Click here  patreon_navigation_logo_mini_orange , visit my patreon's posts page and you will find extra details and a photo of me!!!!!!!!! 

venerdì 3 luglio 2015

My cover for Heart of a dog (M. Bulgakov)

This is the cover I designed for Heart of a Dog, a novel by M. Bulgakov.
For custom book covers and illustrations contact me at fabiolabonghi@gmail.com


mercoledì 1 luglio 2015

I found a nice website for pocket mirrors!!!!

I found this beautiful shopping website, and I thought to open a shop there: I never found before such a nice shopping platform selling pocket mirrors, stickers, pins, and everything small and cute! You may find my shop here:


venerdì 26 giugno 2015

I opened my Patreon Page: come and see it!

I opened my patreon page here: feel free to visit it, become my patreon and please, spread the word about it!!!!

Thank you

:-)))

Fabiola

 patreon



giovedì 4 giugno 2015

Little Ones project #2: Cats on the scene: the final cat!










Done at last!
Ok, it took me quite a long time to finish it, but I had a terrible flu (again), and  I can only work a few hours a day...
It is my finished magical, fantastical, stupendously mysterious blue tiny cat... my daughter called it "Gattino blu", which means blue tiny cat, and it's how I call it.
It is completely hand sculpted, without any mould, and hand painted.
It is about 15 cm high: to watch the making process feel free to visit my youtube channel here.
It is currently on sale: I accept Paypal payments only, it is safer for buyer and seller as well.
If I do not sell it by the July 15th I will give it as a present to a friend of mine who is in love with it. 
Just contact me at fabiolabonghi@gmail.com and I'll send an invoice with paying instructions in 24 hours.
Last but not least: Gattino blu is on sale at € 60, shipping included, no matter where your shipping adress is.
Cat will be sent within 3 days from the payment.
I will provide a shipping tracking number as soon as I send the cat.

giovedì 28 maggio 2015

mercoledì 6 maggio 2015

Spring discount: grab your custom book cover!

Spring Discount!
I will design your book cover, front, back, spine and ebook version included!
The special offer also includes 2 revisions of the cover.
Hurry up, this service usually costs 35 dollars instead of 25, and expires soon!






giovedì 30 aprile 2015

Cats on the scene…. Little ones series #1 – Work in progress

This is the first sculpture of my new series… a little cat….. it is still blank…. I am soon going to paint it….
I guess I’ll make a little video showing the painting steps :-)


mercoledì 29 aprile 2015

A novel about love and transcendence... and a new cover!

This is a cover I created for a novel soon on sale on main books websites: I also designed the cover layout and background, parisian bridge included.
Click on the image and the Amazon's book page will open

 disciple of beauty

martedì 28 aprile 2015

Tattoos this time!

I create tattoos, stencil included.
Here you can see a pair of my creations.
Contact me at fbonghi@yahoo.it for custom tattoos designs and price quotes.
I also publish my tattoos at createmytattoos and on shutterstock