Monday, March 18, 2013

Like A Fish in the Sea

Something Fishy
Something Fishy, 12x8.5, colored pencil, February 2013

______Remember that line drawing from a while back?  Well, I finally colored it!  I forgot I hadn't yet posted it here, and you guys know how I like my things nice and archived.  The hair on this was one stubborn barnacle to color, it was, but after slaving over it for some time, it eventually decided to make some sense of itself.  I knew that once I began the hair, I couldn't stop--it had to be one, fluid motion (fueled by tea, of course).

Something Fishy Detail
Something Fishy Detail2

______And this week, I have lovely news!  Recently, I was notified that I won an art scholarship for next year!  A few weeks ago, I set up some of my art stuffs in a gallery against others with a similar range of art-based hours.  I was a bit nervous about whether or not I would end up with anything this year since there were so many people being judged; however, somehow, someway, I reigned victorious, obtaining a hearty chunk of scholarship money.

______I apologize if anything I just said made me sound like a presumptuous little pop-tart, but it really was the cherry on top of my week.  'Cept I'd rather it be the chocolate fudge sauce on top of my week, for I'm not a fan of those tiny maraschino cherries.  They're overbearingly red, and suspiciously sweet.

______Have a good one!


LyddieGal said...

Whoooo!! Congrats Ali! That scholarship is amazing and you should totally brag about it.
You are super talented and deserve every penny (and even more pennies that that)

Great job with Something Fishy, the hair did come out really well.

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Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

That scholarship is AWESOME?!?! Seriously - congrats, you deserve it, you obviously work incredibly hard. And are hella talented.

I really really love this. The coloring is really really well done - quite spectacular.

Jessica said...

Wow! Congrats dear!! :)
Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Super congratulations on your art scholarship! That is so awesome! Amazing artwork!

Well... said...

Ali, you totally have bragging rights - don't be afraid to flaunt your accomplishments. You worked hard and it paid off! :D
You deserve every penny of those scholarships and I'm SO excited for you!!
Also...LEEERRRV how your blonde hair turns to watery hair for the fishies ^^
Whoa...i just typed "lerv" 0_o I'm talking like you!! Lol

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Debra said...

Wow!! So exciting!!! So happy for your dear. Congratulations. And I love the hair on your picture and those sweet little fishes. Good job!!

Jessi said...

Yuck I hate those cherries too! Haha but that is AWESOME Ali! Congratulations! You are way too talented to go unnoticed. I love love this drawing and the hair is just magical! Thanks for sharing.

Rory said...

Presumptuous pop-tart my ass. YOU DESERVE IT SO MUCH! Your art always blows me away, as does your charm. Congrats Ali! <3

Sam said...

Yay!! Congratulations babe, thats such good news, i love for humility but you're allowed to brag for years! Really well done, your art is amazing, this piece is beautifully done.

Sakuranko said...

Oh really cute and lovely draw sweetie.


mochaccinoland said...

congrats on the scholarship! really happy for u as u definitely have great talent. who would have guess this marvelous piece is created with humble colour pencils! amazing!



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wow!! congrats thats amazing!


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Keit said...

Yaaay, great news dear! You deserve every bit of it! Your art is really something, you're extremely talented, not just saying that, I really mean it!

Jessica said...

Hi dear!
Thanks for your comment on my blog and I follow you back!! :)

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your scholarships! You so deserve this Ali! I'm so excited for you!

And this piece is stunning. I love the colours.

Life's a shoe said...

wow this is awesome...

Heather said...

Wow you are soooo talented! You should sell prints of this!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

WAAAAAOOOO ALI!!! WAAAOOOO CONGRATULATIONS!! That is just awesome!! And you totally deserve it, I mean just look at that gorgeous painting of yours. You are seriously so talented!

Lala H said...

Congrats on the scholarship, you truly deserve it Ali!!!

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monica said...

great job ali!

Street Lily said...

this is amazing!! and i love your style girl. the previous post was great!

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A massive congrats to you. That is definitely something to be proud of, and shout from the rooftops, lol. The colouring is nice. :)/Madison

Sam said...

Thanks for your visit, hope your week is going well :)

Ashley said...

Congrats on the scholarships!!!! Thats awesome!! As a college grad, I totally understand the importance and amazingness a scholarship can offer. College is EXPENSIVE and anything helps!

I've been gone for awhile and spent some time catching up on my blog reading today. I was so excited to see that you had posted multiple times so I had lots to catch up on :) Loving the latest outfit post, with the dress with cutouts...GORGEOUS!

Oh and PS ... I thought the picture of the mermaid was spectacular before, but with color it is beyonddddd. Ali, you artwork seriously blows my mind! No wonder you got that scholarship!

xo Ashley

Joyce said...

congratulations Ali! That's amazing :D And you definiately don't sound like a presumptuous little pop-tart (although actually that sounds really cute) You really do deserve it since your artwork is so amazing and you have seem to have so much passion for it. And woah it looks even better with the color, the hair does look so fluid and flowy.

Esther Ong said...

Great post! :)

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Nicole Brown said...

Not presumptuous at all! Super exciting and something to be proud of for sure. Congratulations!


WOW, absolutely beautiful illustrations and congratulations on the scholarship!!


Katie Aman said...

Oh wow, congratulations you talented lady! Scholarships are so important, you deserve them :) This drawing is just spectacular. I admire you artists so very much!

Lily said...

Ahh, what a lovely drawing! The detail is so pretty. And I just love the title. Congrats on that scholarship! You totally deserve it!

Tere Ávila said...

woww, congratulations lovelieee


heidi said...

Hey congratulations on the scholarship! Don't ever be afraid to let the world know you did great with something. And by the way the picture looks awesome!

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