Sunday, May 31, 2009

Some excitement :)

I made it into Creative Quarterly again-- this time in issue 15 under the Professional Illustration category rather than the student section like last time. You can flip through the current issue online here. CQ is now doing two neat sections called "What Inspires You?" (in which the published artists share an image of something that inspires them - mine is the vintage photo at the top of the page) and the "New Talent Gallery" (which is a collage of artist photo-portraits and our names all jumbled up with arrows connecting the photo to the name - mine is the only sepia tone full-length one, towards the middle).

Anyway, here is my published entry, the cover of the magazine, and the pages where I was featured in those other two sections.

The great IllustrationMundo published news about my Paper Tiger print, as did OMGPosters, Inside the Rock Poster Frame, and ArtMOCO-- thanks!

And as I promised, here are some drawings for the upcoming Corey Helford show (July 25). I've finished both paintings so far, am half done with a third and am now starting the big 24" x 36" painting. I'll upload the drawing for that one later. This will be my second 2'x 3' painting, but this time I'll have a proper easel to aid me instead of a wobbly skinny little table easel.

"An Ocean of Memories." the drawing's a bit smaller, but the painting will be 22" x 15.5"

"Gloomy Sunday" 7"x7". It's based on the famous song composed by Rezs┼Ĺ Seress.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

So, a few things.

Been really busy with the Corey Helford show...these are going to be some pretty detailed pieces and I'm doing some new things this time with composition on some and subject matter in others, so I'm a bit psyched. Unfortunately, I won't be doing 8 pieces like I said a while ago...we'll see how many I can crank out, but there will be a 24" x 36" piece for sure. The drawing for it is all done, and I'm set to start that one in a couple weeks. Finishing up the first piece right now, and then I'll knock some of the smaller ones out of the way...

So, now for some news.

First off, UK-based Dangerous Ink magazine did a 2-page spread on me in their latest issue! Here is a scan of it.

Unfortunately, most people know me as just "Mia", so there will be some confusion with DI using my full, un-condensed name "Michelle Araujo." Also, they linked my student-work website, If you found this blog though that info, I encourage you to visit my gallery work website (the one I update the most often)

Next, A Paper Tiger will be releasing a 16.5" x 24" print of my "Inventress" piece! Full details on this jpeg I put together, so click to enlarge, if you are interested in picking one up.

I'll post a reminder on facebook, and send an email to my mailing list on the release date. I had a great time hanging out with the Paper Tiger folks last week, and met the amazing Melissa Haslam too. :)

Finally, I just want to thank the lovely Zoe, who made a meticulous analysis of my work on her blog. I'm always fascinated to read other people's interpretations, so thanks Zoe for taking the time to share this on your blog.

I'll post some drawings in a few days, but right now I'm off to paint. xxx