Works in Progress

Come here to check out what I’m working on lately…… and if I’m brave enough, I’ll let you tell me what you think! (I guess that’s MY Superhero part of the process!)

Wonder Woman Katy Jei Olson Chemo Queen Radiation Diva Lisa Pheonix Rising Molly In Her Ring of Light

Wonder Woman Katy

Wonder Woman Katy

Radiation Diva

Wonder Woman Katy: 1-3-2013

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added a bit of blue to Katy’s POW…..

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Phoenix Rising

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Lisa is in the process of refining her superhero persona: based on the X-men’s Phoenix, she will likely appear in either the green or white costume.

Here are some thoughts from Lisa about her superhero portrait experience:

"What lies behind and what lies ahead is of little consequence compared to
what lies within." ~ Emerson

What lies within - strength, valor, victory.
All of us heroic, super, survivors.
We are strong.  We are invincible.  We are women!!
Superheroes - one and all.
 Lisa (Phoenix Rising), 2012
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Wonder Woman Katy: 12 30 2012

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…some adjusting of flesh tones, beginnings of the pink ribbon and pink “inside” of the cape, and another layer of “pow” —– (based on a photograph by Elli Rader)

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Wonder Woman Katy: 12 29 2012

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…roughed in the hair, tiara, bracelets and eagle today. Wonder Woman Katy is taking form! (based on a photo by Elli Rader)

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Wonder Woman Katy: 12 23 2012

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…roughing in the flesh tones…

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Wonder Woman Katy: 12 22 2012

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Beginning the tonal underpainting….

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Wonder Woman Katy: 12 20 2012

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One step closer to perfect Wonder Woman Boots!

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Wonder Woman Katy: 12 16 2012

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Laid in a beginning of the “pow” background, now Katy is in a sunburst!

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Wonder Woman Katy: 11 27 2012

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Funny “work in progress” studio moment: I decided to refine the boots in the drawing for Wonder Woman Katy, spent about 1 1/2 hrs maniacally getting every detail from the photo, then later realized, you know, the boots in that photo shoot were kinda loose and bunchy – wouldn’t Wonder Woman want PERFECT boots? –

Ha! back to the “drawing” board – literally! —-

But, that’s one of the great parts of being an artist: reworking, refining, revisioning.

So today, I looked up vintage Wonder Woman images and realized, they should really be the classic red boots with the white stripes: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! — and classic red and white Wonder Woman boots she shall have!

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pencil drawing of boots

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Radiation Diva

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WORK IN PROGRESS: near completion
EXPECTED COMPLETION: September 2012

Jill, a 37 year old from Minneapolis, sent out posts each day during her radiation treatment saying, “such and such song was playing during my radiation today – what superpower do you think that gave me?” So now she has her Radiation Playlist and her list of all the superpowers she got from her treatment. Way to go Jill!

A burlesque dancer, she decided she wanted to be pictured with her fans. There were so many disco songs on the playlist she decided she needed a disco ball bra and made one to wear for her photo shoot!

Jill also decided she wanted her hospital bracelets transformed into Wonder Woman bracelets. I decided she needed to be deflecting breast cancer bullets.

She’s got this!

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