Gone Animal Lately! Humane Society Fundraiser

Sniff sniff sniff.  That is my art brain when it is having a cold or crying from no inspiration.  Then bam yesterday, I was about to take a nap and three things zipped through my attic (I have a higher room in my brain where I keep my daydreams, nightmares and desires).  So freakin’ stuck on my fine line of abstract or realism…people/audience respond to the uncomplicated imaginations that look familiar in realism, but the BEST is when someone stops, looks at me, stops and looks down and says “you did this”??   “Yes indeed sir/miss”  All by myself.  Now I am crossing another line by adding realism into my abstract images to give more clues about what I am trying to express.

The animal kingdom is soooo broad that it was difficult to think keep it simple and rely on detailed illustrations.  Kept it to my illustrations and crossing my fingers hoping they liking one of the three ideas.  My piece is going to be in the live auction so I am a little rattled because I strive for the best most of the time.

In the first one is animals going to a grand affair with human masks to hide their identity.
Think ballroom affair with assorted heads of animals.
Second, a female with a motions in her hair…this was just a first sketch so more input would make it easier
Third, a nerd pack of animals as a multi-media paste job with book pages in the back and each animal will just be black/white except for their neon reading glasses.

Here are a few rough drafts and I hope any input would be yummy.  I think I am leaning on the pretty ballroom animals illustrations.birdgirlggirlhumanefemalesmartestdog

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On the first day of my job, I walk into a production studio to hand in paperwork. A young gentleman stands up to shake my hand when I walk into the room. "Wow! You are tall." he states. I point to my heels of my shoes. "Wow! You are short." Laughter lights up the room. Matt Damon San Francisco Clear Channel Radio With an electric soul of an artist, Heather Deogracia, has an interesting personality that uses her manic branches of her mind to express her sense of humor, expand the creative hourly illustration addiction and continually read big books about artistic principles, elements and glorious techniques to feed her intellectual capabilities. “With a splash of color and chemicals in my brain, I have to clean it out once a day or it must flash flood my other organs.” Heather Deogracia Proud to start staging a background of her latest achievements, Heather was on the front page Sunday Feature in the Midland Daily News on Oct. 19, 2016 and is an Award-Winning Fine Artist for the state-wide competition Legacy Trust Award Collection for the past three years in a row. She displayed in over 30 exhibits and fundraisers in the tri-city area over the past four years. She has earned a 2017 Leadership of Bay County Achievement Award from Studio 23 and a Midland County Art Letourneau Award for "Collaboration and Creativity in Community Support". A harshly educated woman, Deogracia spent five years to earn a double major Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Medical Illustration in Pre-Medicine and Fine Art at California State University in San Bernardino. At the same time period, she held down three jobs as an Intern for the District Attorney, Graphics Editor for the college weekly newspaper and created the Peer Health Education program. Her artistic talents covered in the fine studio art requirements included painting, color theory, graphic design, photography, figure drawing, advanced drawing, watercolor, sculpture, illustration and art portfolio assignments to keep work organized. In the sciences, she has a background in chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, advanced human anatomy and psychology, biology, genetics, comparative animal psychology, marine biology and medical microbiology. Currently, she has been an art instructor for workshops for the past year for Creative 360, teaching private art lessons and writing a graphic novel soon to complete by the beginning of 2018 named Heather Hurts Inside: Illustrations of a Broken Human. The new true story is about a suicidal bipolar woman that is prescribed Ritalin at the age of 38 and she reverts back to her glory days of her life. The truth is that no one knows the past is killing her mind.

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