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Mystic Reflections' Creations

Mystic Reflections' Creations

Caralyn's Events and Appearances

  • Nov. 17th-19th 2017 - Atlanta Steampunk Exposition: Atlanta GA
  • Nov. 11th - 12th 2017 - Christmas at Lithia Springs High school, Lithia Springs GA
  • Oct. 7th 2017 - RevFest: Rev Coffee Smyrna GA
  • Sep. 1st-4th 2017 - DragonCon: Atlanta GA
  • May 26th-28th 2017 - MobiCon, Mobile AL

My Blogs

Let's see what I have been up to. :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back to Work Until New Years!

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas.
Now that I’m back at work for a few days until New Years, I decided to post the next group of “SkyBirds” I finished before the Holidays. I think this one is my Favorite just because she came out looking so relaxed.
First link is the sketch I did on Backing Board, Pencil and then went over the lines in ink.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33392102

Next I painted it with Water Colors
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33392103

Finished, sorry the picture is a little blurry but I will scan it later.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33392104
Let me know what you think.
Thanks for looking.
~Caralyn

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sky Bird Fly Away Home

Hello Everyone!
I told you I have started new art on some Comic Backing Boards…I did too!
Anyway here is the first one I finished. I started out with a pencil sketch on the white board. After that I inked it, usually I like to use pen but with this particular one all I had at arms reach was sharpie so the lines are a bit thinker then the others.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33244973

When I was ready to paint I started with the background using water color paint. I did a mixture of pink and orange and then just added white clouds over that. Then purple and I just added the squiggly lines cause I liked them. :)
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33244975

Next I started painting her…I tried to stay in the lines but with painting that gets hard so then I just painted over them
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33244976
but never fear a small bit of water on a thin brush helps clean those lines right up when you are done making a mess :)

Whelp let me know what you think of her. SkyBird is the title for now.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33244978

Thanks for looking, keep checking my blog for more art updates!
~Caralyn

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Love me Some Wolverine

My fiancĂ© is a Comic Book junkie…yep, I’ve never been much for reading the stories even though, like most people I’m a fan of the Characters and I never past up a Super hero Movie :) I mean who doesn’t Love Hugh Jackman as Wolverine…Everybody loves him! But I digress..I do however love flipping through his books and checking out the art. Comic Book art is the best, dark, think lines, extreme colors. It’s my kind of illustrations. Recently I have found another wonderful use for his comic books…BACKING BOARDS! The little stiff cardboard that goes in the back of the bag. They are perfect for fun, quick pictures. A nice white thin canvas that water colors, markers, acrylics, you name it, glides on like a breeze. So to his dismay I’ve been snatching a few boards and letting my creative juices flow. I don’t even use a table, I just flop down on the couch infront of the TV and sketch my little heart out. It’s been nice. Lucky for my fiancĂ© you can buy backing boards for cheap…he is gonna have to stock up now :P.
Okay so I told you all this because I have a few pictures that I have done on my new Comic Book size canvases. They are just some little things I doodled while watching Christmas movies. I’ve started painting them and I’m excited about how they are turning out.
I’ve run on too long on this blog but I just wanted to give you a heads up. I’m going to be posting them in the next couple of days. So Please keep checking my blog for updates.

Thanks for reading, now get back to thinking about Hugh Jackman….sigh :)
~Caralyn

Monday, December 14, 2009

I do Believe in Fairies

Hey Friends,
Just wanted to ask you all to check out a treasury I’m featured in on Etsy.
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=100171

Have a great day!
~Caralyn

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Scratch and Sniff

Well I’ve just finished some scratch art that I’m excited about. It turned out really well and it’s something a little different. I did a big clock and a woman on a staircase…I think it came out a bit surreal…could just be me.
So the idea came to me while flipping through one of my Spectrum Art books I love so much. I found a picture that had a clock in the background and I was thinking how cool that would look in Scratch Board. But the clock couldn’t be all by it’s self so I tried to add a women that appeared to be waiting, since she had a big Ol’ Clock right behind her…and putting her on the stairs seemed to complete the whole “waiting” effect.
Scratch Art is easier once you get the hang of it. I usually start out by drawing a small rough draft on paper of how I want it to look,
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33073102
then lightly draw it in pencil on the board before scratching. I find this helps me to not mess up…since there is no erase on Scratch Board.
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33073103
Then I get-a scratchin!
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33073106
Finished! Working Title is Waiting til Midnight, What do you think?
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=201883352&albumID=1828666&imageID=33073109

Thanks for looking, keep checking my blog for updates on my newest art work.
~Caralyn

Friday, December 4, 2009

Beary Cool

Hey Friends!
I just thought I'd share that I was featured in a treasury by Krishenka on Etsy. Check it out
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=77985

Beary Cool isn't it :)

Thanks!
~Caralyn