FLORAL I, II, III. 

Prints available here. 

i-love-art:

"Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams." ~ Murasaki Shikibu
 

Hey there, I noticed you were very careful in deliberately removing the link I included to my shop for people to buy prints of this illustration I made before re-blogging it on your art appreciation tumblr. It would have taken you zero effort to leave it as is but no. I wonder if the irony of claiming to love art (art I put a lot of time and effort into making, which I share on the internet for people to enjoy without having to pay anything) while at the same time denying artists the chance in our short-attention-span tumblr culture to profit from their work on their own terms escapes you.
You cannot claim to love art but decide artists don’t deserve to be compensated in even such a small way as a link to an etsy shop for their hard work. A few years ago I might have let this go but the absolute lack of respect people on tumblr have for crediting and supporting the artists who create the work you happily reblog has made me acutely aware of how exploitative this malicious culture of  $$tumblr-exposure-bucks$$ is. 
artists deserve to be paid for their work.
when you take artists for granted because they post their work for free you are actually degrading the value of art. 
Today.

Today.

Last touches before tomorrow night’s show!

Last touches before tomorrow night’s show!

Tonight is the last night to buy tickets to my show! (Details here) Please remember to list my name as the artist you are supporting! If you can’t attend but would still like to support me, email me: loup.celine@gmail.com after you’ve bought a ticket and I’ll send you any 8.5”x11” print of your choice (including work from the show). 
Baltimore locals, RAW is partnering up with Lyft rides to offer $20 off your first ride to the show, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking. Details here: http://www.rawartists.org/lyft?market=baltimore

Tonight is the last night to buy tickets to my show! (Details here) Please remember to list my name as the artist you are supporting! If you can’t attend but would still like to support me, email me: loup.celine@gmail.com after you’ve bought a ticket and I’ll send you any 8.5”x11” print of your choice (including work from the show). 

Baltimore locals, RAW is partnering up with Lyft rides to offer $20 off your first ride to the show, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking. Details here: http://www.rawartists.org/lyft?market=baltimore

blackblobyellowcone:

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. please remember to list my name as the artist you are supporting! If you can’t attend but would still like to support me, email me: loup.celine@gmail.com after you’ve bought a ticket and I’ll send you any 8.5”x11” print of your choice (including work from the show). 
Baltimore locals, RAW is partnering up with Lyft rides to offer $20 off your first ride to the show, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking. Details here: http://www.rawartists.org/lyft?market=baltimore

Rebloggin’ because today is the LAST DAY to buy your tickets for the show! If you know you’re going to be there PLEASE do not wait until the night of to buy. 

blackblobyellowcone:

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. please remember to list my name as the artist you are supporting! If you can’t attend but would still like to support me, email me: loup.celine@gmail.com after you’ve bought a ticket and I’ll send you any 8.5”x11” print of your choice (including work from the show). 

Baltimore locals, RAW is partnering up with Lyft rides to offer $20 off your first ride to the show, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking. Details here: http://www.rawartists.org/lyft?market=baltimore

Rebloggin’ because today is the LAST DAY to buy your tickets for the show! If you know you’re going to be there PLEASE do not wait until the night of to buy. 

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. please remember to list my name as the artist you are supporting! If you can’t attend but would still like to support me, email me: loup.celine@gmail.com after you’ve bought a ticket and I’ll send you any 8.5”x11” print of your choice (including work from the show). 
Baltimore locals, RAW is partnering up with Lyft rides to offer $20 off your first ride to the show, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking. Details here: http://www.rawartists.org/lyft?market=baltimore

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. please remember to list my name as the artist you are supporting! If you can’t attend but would still like to support me, email me: loup.celine@gmail.com after you’ve bought a ticket and I’ll send you any 8.5”x11” print of your choice (including work from the show). 

Baltimore locals, RAW is partnering up with Lyft rides to offer $20 off your first ride to the show, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking. Details here: http://www.rawartists.org/lyft?market=baltimore

If you can’t make it to my show, you can still support me by buying a ticket in my name here. Tickets are only $15 and allow me to keep 100% of the sales on my paintings. Email me and I’ll send you any piece of mine as an 8.5” x 11” print in thanks :D

Show info: 

SPECTRUM @ Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224

April 3rd

8 p.m.-12 a.m.  

"FLORAL" WIP
you can still buy tix to my April 3rd show here: http://rawartists.org/event-city-holder/event-subscribe/1281-rawbaltimore-presents-spectrum 
 tix are only $15 and allow me to keep all sales $$ for my paintings.

"FLORAL" WIP

you can still buy tix to my April 3rd show here: http://rawartists.org/event-city-holder/event-subscribe/1281-rawbaltimore-presents-spectrum

tix are only $15 and allow me to keep all sales $$ for my paintings.

Some preparatory drawings so far for the Raw Baltimore show at the Creative Alliance on April 3rd. Tickets still available. 

I don’t know, would ppl like to see a livestream of me painting something? I recently bought a webcam. 

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My wasp pinup just sold, but I listed several more paintings in my shop, including all the work that makes up my zine “Over You Nanook”.

My wasp pinup just sold, but I listed several more paintings in my shop, including all the work that makes up my zine “Over You Nanook”.

I feel something growing inside me. I take up pottery to distract myself from how lonely and frightened I am. I can’t bring myself to describe what happened to me next. 

I can’t stop. And I can’t stop eating, either.

~ MOTHER

A few things: 

1. Light Grey Art Lab interviewed me about my process and inspirations (and I got to show off the amazing sweater my mother knit me for Christmas). 

2. April 3rd I will be showing with RAW Baltimore at the Creative Alliance.  

3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224

8 p.m.-12 a.m.                                               

I will be selling prints and comics, as well as showing all-new HONEY and MOTHER based watercolor paintings. 

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy them here, and be sure to list Celine Loup as the artist you are supporting! If you can’t make it but would still like to support me, email me after buying your ticket and I’ll send you a free 8.5 x 11 print of your choice in thanks :D Even if you can’t buy a ticket, please consider reblogging and getting the word out!

Baltimore locals, RAW is partnering up with Lyft rides to offer $20 off your first ride to the show, so you don’t have to worry about finding parking. Details here. 

3. Comics And Cola reviewed Issue 1 of HONEY. I’m so touched that other people are responding to my comics, and I’m always interested to see how the work is interpreted by others—-I really never expected anyone to care about my first effort, and it’s a huge confidence boost to know they do. Thanks, C&C! 

You can read all of HONEY issue 1 online here, and buy a print copy here

Thanks again to Dan Hilldale, who will receive this original watercolor along with all original pages of HONEY. 

Thanks again to Dan Hilldale, who will receive this original watercolor along with all original pages of HONEY. 

eluneth asked: Hi Celine! May I ask what you use to ink? Is it brush and ink, or brush and watercolor, or -- ? I enjoy that in certain of your pieces you have a very fluid, translucent line, and in others a drier, more textured look. Thank you for your time!

Hey, 

Figuring out how to ink my pieces has been the most irritating grailquest of my life. So unless you have a specific painting in mind, the answer is “it varies”. 

1 2 3 were “inked” using pencil—-usually either a mechanical pencil with medium soft lead, or a wood pencil of various leads. Note a piece might be colored with watercolors OR photoshop. 

1 2 3 were inked either with platinum carbon ink, which is very waterproof, or with sakura ink, which is not but is cheap and is fine for work that will be colored digitally. This would be the ink I recommend to anyone who wants to use watercolor on top of their inks. I used a few of the smallest Windsor and Newton series seven brushes in this case. 

1 2 3 were “inked” simply with dark watercolors with the aforementioned brushes. I find a dark indigo mixed with burnt umber works well, but other colors may be used. I also am experimenting with water-soluble colored pencils, sharpened to a very fine point. Faber Castell makes a very beautiful pencil of this type. This method gives the softest look, I find. 

Lastly, since acquiring a Cintiq I’m trying to ink with it. I use Kyle Webster’s brushes for photoshop exclusively for digital coloring and inking. 

But! I’m always trying new things, so if you ask me again in a year the answer may be totally different. The key is figuring out what feels good, what marks feel honest and unique to your hand, and working to master them so they are no longer entirely accidental but at least partly in your control. I think every artist comes to their mark only after a mountain of shitty drawings, but once they find it they recognize it as true.