Thursday, June 23, 2016

Orlando United

Hey Lil' Buttons!
I'm just going to keep making up nicknames. Yep.

I'm sure a lot of you have heard about the tragedy that fell over Orlando. If not, in short it was an unstable man filled with hate.

In response I drew couples - love will always win.

I liked Markiplier's response to this and hope that people take him up on his theory. It's been the same thought I have had for a long time. Basically the best way of fighting something like this is to be the best person you can be.

I also drew these little ink portraits. They are a reminder that you should honor your emotions. Being sad and angry is normal, but please make sure to bring no pain to others. Be respectful and kind.

♥ Chelsea Loren Edwards ♥

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Writing and Mermaids

Hello Sunshines!

I don't know if anyone from this site went to my new writing blog, Leaky Fountain Pens. I'd love to know your thoughts, so feel free to leave a comment here or there or anywhere as long as I can find it! I've made another post that you can check out called To Start. I plan to post up a new post weekly, focusing around the process of writing for me. So far I have been writing more prolifically on my book which is a good start and I am going to do my best to keep that ball rolling!

I noticed I didn't post up all of the Mermay pieces here, so see that below! If a weekly art post is not enough for you, please follow me on Instagram, Tumblr, or Twitter. It's really easy for me to post artwork daily without it taking a large portion of my day up writing a blog post.







♥ Chelsea Loren Edwards ♥

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Leaky Fountain Pens and an Ink Nib

I'm writing a book! I don't think I have properly mentioned this before on my blog, though it's on my "About" page. I have made presumptions about when I would get the book out before and found that life keeps interfering with all my plans (and maybe I want to do a bunch of other things.)

I'm following one of my writer & artist companions in making a place for my writing to get over my stage fright. I hope you come to visit and let me know if you like what you read!

Leaky Fountain Pens

My First Post!

For the website, I made some art. I've been having a lot of fun playing with shape and line lately, I think it's really pushing my artwork into a wonderful new place. I'd like to get some more books on design to really get into it!

I started with some sketches and picked one:

My gross sketch hah!
 I took it into Illustrator and vectored the shapes I wanted, then transferred the shapes to Photoshop. I usually do colour changes in Illustrator if I am already working in it, since it's much easier for me that way. (I don't have any work in progress shots unfortunately. I will work on getting better at that!)

Below are some iterations on the close-to-final design. I was playing with adding a handle to the pen nib, as well as a nib colour change. This was at the very end.

Iterations on the design.
 I decided I liked the gold nib vignette as a logo or an avatar for my page, while I thought the pen handle made a great illustration.
Final logo/avatar design.

Poster version of design.

I plan on making more process and art education posts! Let me know what you would like to see, and I will do my best to make it happen.

♥ Chelsea Loren Edwards ♥

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mermaids and Weddings

Hey all, I am making Mermay pieces! May is the perfect month to draw a mermaid a day. Here are my posts from instagram! If you wanna follow me every day as I post, check it out here!
I just got back from my step-sister's wedding in Oregon. I am so tired, but there is so much to do!

So someone out there was a flippin' genius
and thought to make the #mermay tag. I am so excited!!
This month of May I will be drawing a bunch of mermaids.
I've already started jotting down some plans!
And don't you worry you're pretty little head,
I will be drawing my ever-so-creepy merchildren.#art#artistoninstagram #ink #hairfordays #mermaid#woman #sketchbook

Look at this stuff. Isn't it neat?
Ah yes, Rey would make a great Ariel. #maythe4thbewithyou #Rey

"I'm gonna call you ... Fin." #maythe4thbewithyou #Poe #Finn #finnpoe

Stop clownin' around! #clownfish #mermay

My step-sister, Sarah, is a #blushingbride today,
so it's only right to draw her as a #mermaid bride.

Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful Mama!

Treats for Maggie! #mermay #mermaid #ink #art

Excited to see these little poo-heads.
Out of our two cats I think Fey would eat us first.
Decaf would just lie there helplessly.
He would be eaten too.

Sharing secrets with a ‪#‎seahorse‬ is one of
a ‪#‎mermaid‬'s favorite pastimes.

♥ Chelsea Loren Edwards ♥