Art doesn’t have to be so serious, I am like really, really. I have so much fun and it doesn’t feel like work at all. Just imagine drawing pictures at the age of five and drawing or coloring books and books of Disney favorites. Most of my images come straight to my hands and I don’t plan composition and shading–now I am educating myself in plenty of books of how I can get better with plenty of practice everyday.
Often I hear the question “How did you find your motivation” to “What emotion are you trying to convey?” Some of my answers make people laugh and I am pretty much trying to entertain the viewer to share what they think.
Before and after is below. I am starting to make pictures for the process of illustrations I make. My favorite teacher Allise Noble from Creative 360 taught me how to take the build up of the first thoughts from brainstorming to a finished piece.
Now this piece is hilarious!! I posted it on Facebook and most people were like..ummm…heather, the fish shouldn’t be there. so I worked to change it…I would never had done it with out my friends.
I really did some second bedroom cleaning this last july 4th weekend. Here I thought I haven’t done any new art projects for the past six months.
The one item I never explore in my posts is the fact that other people want to buy some of the images I design. Now I am prepared to offer prints of most of my art pieces. The images start at $10 to $800 depending on what you are looking for. Feel free to contact me at my e-mail address.
Enjoy the journey of this starving artist and if you ever need me, I would love to hear a comment from you. I only bite if threatened.
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.
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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.”
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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