Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shout out to Amalia K at 'Translucent Blue'

hi everyone ~ here is my latest piece. I cannot share this lovely lady without admitting to you all that I am guilty of blatant and ardent art envy and copying!
Thats right!

Amalia K
, whom most of you know (and if you don't you must head over to her place and feast on her incredible art and wonderfully insightful posts) is the inspiration for this latest piece.

has produced some incredible geisha pieces in the past couple of weeks, and I am IN LOVE with them!
I am especially amazed at how she renders hair (as you know, I love to get creative with my gals hair:-) ~ So for this piece I really studied how Amalia used shading to separate each strand of hair.

I love how my gal turned out, and hopefully you, Amalia, will see this for what it is:
My humble attempt to imitate and pay tribute to, even a little, your incredible art.

Please, if you have not aquainted yourselves with Amalia's breathtaking art, head over and let her know what you think. I just know you will become as attached to her blog and art as I am!

Smiles and hugs and do, please, let me know your thoughts, as I love to read your comments!


Tammie Lee said...

oh Julia! I love her, I want her coat! I can see how Amalia influenced you. I love Amalia's art and prose. How lovely that she inspired you. Your lady is so lovely and lively. I love the flower that trails down her face. Yea!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love!!!

Heather said...

Hi Julia,
I can definitely see Amalia's influence here. She is really an amazing artist....she has so much talent with a pencil and with words...
and, my friend, so do you! Gorgeous eyes...and amazing color!

Amalia K said...

Julia, my dear sweet friend. If there were any way to make me feel completely lost for words, then this would be it. I came here before and my mind just went blank! So here I am again, to thank you properly for your kindness. Believe me, I learn a lot from wonderful people like you and my art is just a token of these inspirations. So that's a double thank you to you!(^_^)

And you know what? I think you've created something completely beautiful of your own with this lovely lady. She has your distinct individual lines and sparks written in her eyes.... To sum it up: SHE IS GORGEOUS!!! :D

Hugs!!! oxox

BECKY said...

Beautiful, Julia!

Sophia said...

She is absolutely gorgoeous! I think she is your best yet and you've prettt much mastered the geisha girl style. Seriously impressed.

Hugs! :)

PS Do you have an Etsy shop to sell your art?

rossichka said...

What a nice and touching way to show Amalia how much you like her and her art! And to introduce them to those, who haven't visited her blog. A lovely drawing and yes, I find you've succeeded to make the strands of hair. :)

Nicola said...

Oh wow she is beautiful, I can really see Amalia's influence in there but I agree with her that you have managed to retain you style too. Lovely piece and I've just been looking at all your other lovely ladies that you must have done while I was away from blog land, WOW WOW WOW I love them all they are so beautiful and unique!!!

I love Amalia's work too you both are quite the inspiration to me :0)

Nicola said...

Hi I get my supplies for my glass pendants from Gami Glass on etsy, just search under that name in suppliers. I buy the paper from art stores (or picked some up while I was in japan) but you can also use prints of your work as well. I think from memory when I started doing glass pendants last year I bought this instruction booklet from Gami Glass, not sure if they are still doing this but you can ask). I also just search suppliers for things that I would like to try and you can also buy books that people have made themselves that explains the process. Hope this helps, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. :0)

Here you go I just found the link to their shop!!

WrightStuff said...

Your girl is so cool :) I think you really learnt something from Amalia there rather than copied! She's taught you a shading technique that you've taken to enhance your own style. I hopped over to her site and now she has a new fan. Her work is incredibly beautiful. I think I need to work on hair next. I'm also going to start trying to bring some detail in clothing - at the moment my poor girls tend to dress very plainly!

You asked where I took that photo. Well, it's a magical garden just sheltering underneath the walls of Warwick Castle. I took a whole stack of photos around this time last year. I used to work just by it, but it's about a 45 minute drive so haven't been back since. Let me see if I can find some more blog posts about it...Here you go

Mmm said...

I love this one. It's very christmassy indeed.

Kristin said...

She is just so beautiful! I just spent a half hour on Amalia's blog and reading about watermarks! Beautiful all around, and thank you for the link. Your beauty is just stunning (and I love the hair)! Kristin xo

Jackie said...

What a beautiful blog . I came from Sophia warm comfortable blog to one busting with sunniness . I love the art work . I look forward to following you :)

Julia Christie said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments - they feed my spirit! Sophia, I don't have an etsy shop but am considering offering prints. Love to hear thoughts on that from you all as well.

smiles and thank you, one and all, for the sunshine you bring into my life!

lissa said...

I'm a fan of hers as well, love the way she does the hair

you have your own style of drawing, I think you're just as talented