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Brittany Jackson
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You know that weird person that tends to stand around and stare into space? That's me! But I’m not just staring into nowhere– My thoughts are a wonderland, full of ideas, stories, and things that inspire me. I am an illustrator, after all. It’s my job to dream, and imagine and bring ideas to life, mine and those of others. I hope you enjoy my work!

Personal Quote: A sketch is a living thing. It has a start as fine as a point, and a pulse that carries it through the course of its life. What’s left behind when the line goes flat is up to you :)


Marble by BeaGifted

I'm a little out of my element here, because I usually try to avoid drawing historical figures, especially those that are prominent to a particular faith. I feel this way because I want to portray people of historical significance accurately, and that's not an easy thing when some figures have been idealized to look a certain way.

So when I was asked to draw the Virgin Mary, this was a dilemma I faced. Do I draw the idealized version of Mary, or do I take a more historical approach? I talked with the guy and he gave me the freedom to do what I think is best. That takes us back to one of my earliest blog posts--and my original sketch for the Virgin Mary who I drew as a traditional Hebrew Woman of that time, according to my understand after my research.

Now that I have time, I'm revisiting Mary, with the intent to finish this as an illustration, so I began by doing a figure study in the pose that I'll be using. Just a heads up, I always draw figures in the nude before I clothe them. The reason I do this, and why most artists do this, is because it's important to see the figure in order to accurately drape the clothes to the contours of the body. Just thought I'd add that tidbit so you guys know this is a standard practice for me.

Anywho! In doing this figure study, I also took the time to study women of Mary's time, and their expected body types, and one point of reference I used were marble statues of women from ancient Rome and Greece. These woman were usually depicted as well rounded, and I thought it would make a good base for Mary's body type.

Overall though, I'm trying to handle this drawing with care, out of respect for Mary's historical significance. It may not be spot on, but, I'm trying my best with this one with the knowledge I have.

More updates on Mary soon! Till then, Enjoy!
Portrait Study- Tom by BeaGifted
Portrait Study- Tom
Everyone, meet Tom from Catsatthebar! He’s a writer, photographer, and cat aficionado!

Not to long ago, I published an article requesting help from my followers by asking them to allow me to paint a portrait of them, for  practice. As I mentioned- one of the goals I have, for this blog is to be able to engage with my followers and watchers– and what better way to do that, then to allow you the opportunity to take part in some of my studies as I learn and grow as an artist! I only had a few slots open and Tom was the first to join in!

I was really excited when I got his photo– he’s a handsome guy with an interesting personality and it shows!  This photo in particular is one that he said he was known for taking– where he just kind of stops and stares off into the distance at whatever happens to catch his eye.

About this painting– it’s not photo accurate. I never intended for it to be. These are simply excises; speed paintings done in a short amount of time, designed to try different techniques, broaden my understanding of using different brushes for different effects, playing with my imagination to enhance the lighting and ambiance, and to have a general understanding of facial structure and shapes. It’s important to me that I keep these paintings loose and avoid being a perfectionist. As the old saying goes– only practice makes perfect– and perfectness is simply a byproduct of practice. Overall, when doing these types of studies, the objective is to learn, embrace imperfection,relaxed and have fun while doing it.

To view the original post and the original photo, you can check it out my Monday Evening Post…

As always, Enjoy!

Post Apocalyptic Sunrise by BeaGifted
Post Apocalyptic Sunrise
“I know you don’t talk much,” She began “But I wanna know, is this a world in ruin…or the perfect playground?”

The smirk could be heard in her voice when she spoke, leaving no question to what the answer was in her mind. To her disappointment, he felt no need to comment.

Ladies and Gentlemen– Meet our Post Apocalyptic Princess, and her companion– Dystopian Hero– two of three characters I designed for the items I created for Gaia’s March Monthly Collectable.  Feel free to check read the full original post here…

Before and After- Window to the past by BeaGifted
Before and After- Window to the past
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I've heard it said before, that if you're trying to find your dream job or career, just think of the the things you enjoy doing and you might find that the answer to your question, is closer to you than you think. I've loved drawing for as long as I can remember, even so, this was a dilemma for me for years, because, though I love drawing, I had no idea where I fit in or what market I wanted to appeal to...It's only recently in the past two years that I came to the decision that I want to do splash illustration, and be a concept artist-- specializing in character design.

Here's the interesting part. I  decided to dig around in some of my archives, looking back on the drawings I did, going as far back as elementary school...and immediately I noticed something.  All I kept finding was character design, and splash-like illustration surrounding those characters. Some of them even included horribly written descriptions about who these characters were.

All these years, I've been searching for where I belong in the art world, and only by looking back do I realize I already had the answer...Flash forward, I'm doing exactly what I loved to do when I was little, and even better, I can see where I started, and compare it to where I am now.
This window is a collection of some of my earlier drawings, oldest to newest between my years in elementary school through to high school. Compared to the drawing on the left, I've come a long way.

Now about the drawing on the left, it is a rough concept for a character I designed recently, named the Post Apocalyptic Princess, and she's part of the splash illustration hinted in my banner, that I'll be sharing with you guys later on in the week, so, there will be more about her  and the project she was a part of, between now and the Thursday Evening Post.

All that said, if you were like me, wondering what you want to do  for a living,  trying to find your niche-- maybe a journey to the past, will give you some insight on what you want to do with your future :)
As always, Enjoy!
Get to Know Bea by BeaGifted
Get to Know Bea
I don't know if it's because I come off gender neutral online, but I have been mistaken for a guy many times. While I love me some mens, I'm not one of them :P  So, for those who don't know, this is me, Bea!

I'm a pleasantly plump, though a bit plumper in real life, black girl with freckles and glasses... and yes, I am a bit of a nerd according to my friends, and PROUD OF IT!

My hair is a big bundle of sisterlocks, that on a bad day looks like a lion's mane, and I try to never leave the house without wearing the two bracelets my sister made for me. They're like my good luck charms!

I'm am introvert-- though I try to be more outgoing, I sometimes I fail >_< tragically, but I'm an optimist.  I pick myself up, learn from my mistakes and try again in hopes of a better outcome.  I'm also stubborn, as several friends have mentioned, and I agree :D  I know who I am, what I believe, and I'm full opinions, but I don't let pride get in the way of seeing other points of view. For that reason, my friend also mentioned that I am reasonable, when I'm stubborn. Like every human though, I do have my flaws, and I don't shy away from admitting them.

Overall, I'm simple girl, and I find joy in simple things. Best things in life are free, kinda person, which in my opinion can be summed up in good company. And that's me!

This drawing actually came about because I was asked to draw myself in the uniform of the House I would attend if I were in Harry Potter. Because I only saw the first film (simply because my attention span is so short, sitting through 3 hours can be agony for me) I did not know what I was doing... The first draft , I showed my friend Zygona, and was like "Look, it's me in Harry Potta's uniform!"  and her response was " You just made up colors didn't you..?"

I replied with a very shameful "......yeeeees"

So, the ever resourceful Zygona, pulled up a quiz, so that I could know what house i would belong in based on my personality. I got House Hufflepuff

For those of you who care to read-- this is my test result

"You are nice, aren't you? The kind of nice that takes an active role in civic affairs. The kind of nice that picks up litter off the sidewalk and puts it in the trash. You and your fellow housemates are the sort of reliable, trustworthy people who would spend their own birthdays manning a soup kitchen and joining a protest march, before settling down to a communal meal in which everyone has brought a lovingly-prepared dish.
In short, you're the best friend anyone could ever hope for, and sometimes—in your quieter moments—that leads you to feel a little let down by other people who don't meet those same lofty standards. It's not nice to think poorly of your friends, of course, and you do understand their points of view, but a little more consideration would sometimes be nice. "

So with Zygona's help, I re-drew my uniform and fixed my colors, and there you have it. Bea, of Hufflepuff! I now must honor Zygona by binge watching all the Harry Potter films.

Anywho, it's a pleasure sharing this with you! til next time, Enjoy!

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CC-DeYapp Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional General Artist
I love your work!
flixia Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Digital Artist
i love your art !!! keep going La la la la :happybounce: 
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SRYMoND Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
such a beautiful Gallery - so sorry i only found your work now and not long ago. 
amazing Bea. simply amazing.
pho3nixdown Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Black girl with freckles here just wants to say- you're my hero! 
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Hello Brittany and welcome to :iconmundusridiculus: La la la la
We are very happy to have you as a member and we hope to see more of your work on our gallery.
Please just don't forget to read the rules and if you have any question or even suggestions let us know with a note! Meow :3

Other than that, just have fun! Glomp!
Radarai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
incredible painterly style! Nice work!
LittleKidsin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Your art is so gorgeous! I'm so happy I stumbled upon it ; v ; <3 
serafleur Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, I love your art style/artworks. You draw faces so beautifully! <33 Glad to stumble upon your gallery!! 
ShawnaDiep Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your work is absolutely breathtaking.
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