WHEW! you guys. I’m so freakin’ stoked to finally share with you the complete details for my brand-spankin-new online art journal class…SPIRITS. the class officially launches this Friday!
this class has been a real labor of love these past few months. and to give you a little backstory, ‘Spirits’ is an online version of one of my most popular in-person classes ‘Illustrated Mini Portraits’. the in-person class is typically taught over a two or three day period, so this gives you a sense of just how BIG this class is. Spirits is by far my largest online class I’ve ever produced…clocking in at nearly 6 hours of instruction!
I’ve dedicated an entire page of my website just for this new class, which you can check out here. it’s got everything you need to know: the class description, what’s included, the price, faq’s, etc. and of course, I’ve created a video trailer for the class which you can watch below.
just like when I launched Creatures & Lyrical, I’ll be doing a little giveaway on Friday when the class goes live on Etsy! the first 20 students who enroll in the class will receive what I call a ‘Spirit Pack’. sent via snail mail, it includes a hand painted artist trading card (of an illustrated spirit), a sweet die-cut sticker, some bits of my personal packing tape, and a mini art print! these launch-day giveaways typically go super fast, so I highly recommend being ready at 8am PST on Friday if you want to snag a ‘Spirit Pack’!
so there you have it. it’s been 8 months since I launched my last online class, and I have to tell you that I think ‘Spirits’ was worth the wait. I’ve put a lot of really great touches, detail, techniques, love, energy, and all around great creative vibes into this class…and I hope you’ll join me!
here’s a look at this week’s drawings from the #aprilartchallenge! I think my favorite prompt from the week was ‘obsession’, which gave me an excuse to draw a coffin. you know, because I love all that spooky stuff…
here’s a look at this week’s drawings from the #aprilartchallenge! you might have noticed I’m missing today’s drawing (and that’s mainly because I haven’t done it yet), but I’ve also been super busy working on the new online class…which…COUGH COUGH…the launch date is officially APRIL 28TH! more info on that coming soon…wink!
+ want to join in on the april art challenge? it’s not too late! take a look at the prompt list here and starting creating 🙂
if you follow me on instagram, then you’ve probably seen my daily drawings I’ve been posting this week for the april art challenge! as we move through the month, I’ll be sharing weekly recaps of my drawings here on the blog…
it’s not too late to join in on the drawing fun – learn more about the #aprilartchallenge and start tackling daily prompts here!
yes, you read that right. I’m going to be teaching my online class “Lyrical” as in-person workshop! EEKK! I’m so freakin’ pumped about it…
I’ll be teaching this class, along with “Cacti” in the San Diego area at Way Art Yonder Studio next month & in June. Lyrical will be a two-day workshop for those of you that maybe want to make a trip out of it, and Cacti is a great one-day class option for any of you local folks looking to get your art fix. check out the schedule and class descriptions below…
Saturday, May 20th – 10am – 4pm
Sunday, May 21st – 10am – 3pm Lyrical: where music meets the art journal. Designed and inspired by Roxanne’s unique artistic style and popular online class LYRICAL, you’ll create your very own two-page journal spread from start to finish. You will choose a song that you love or that inspires you, and use it as a springboard for your journal pages. Working through various mixed media techniques, the class specifically explores: the concept of synesthesia, composition and the use of a focal point, typography (and the designing of multiple hand drawn fonts), tiered paint layering, unique art journal mediums such as oil and pan pastels, and of course – all of those finishing details that ultimately ‘turn up’ your spread to a completed work of art.
Saturday, June 17th – 10am – 4pm Art journaling meets illustration in this mixed media workshop “Cacti”. This class takes you through the process of creating a two-page art journal spread that uses succulents and cacti as a visual focal point. Through guided step-by-step instruction, you will build up a mixed media foundation layer using ephemera and acrylic paint. With a foundation layer complete, the class then further explores: planning a composition, the use of a split-complimentary color palette, observational drawing, and unique illustration techniques using both acrylic paint, ink, and/or watercolor.
if you’re interested in joining me (and I would love to create with you!) or have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email: email@example.com
The Pug Party Podcast — where art, creativity and writing go off the leash.
THE PUG PARTY PODCAST – Ep.03
In episode three, Roxy talks about the new online class, we share our creative origin stories, geek out on the new IT trailer, and then we totally f**k things up (all because of an ice cream truck and james’ stupid fingers).
woah you guys. I almost missed this month’s playlist entirely! because I’ve been teaching and running around so much lately, it’s been tough for me to really put together a solid playlist. I’m just not sitting in my studio or at my computer long enough to really curate something together. soooo…there’s really only one word to describe this month’s line up: random.
now mind you, there’s a few solid tracks in this playlist – like ‘amsterdam’, ‘cat thruster’, and ‘drink to moving on’. but some of these songs were just random stuff that came into my discover weekly playlist, or something I heard at a bar (like ‘six underground’ from sneaker pimps…I nearly fell over when I heard it, it had been ages!).
tune in below on spotify, or dig back into my archive of monthly playlists for more music…
The Pug Party Podcast — where art, creativity and writing go off the leash.
annnnddd we’re back for episode two! while we intend on recording this podcast weekly, we were unable to record last week because james was sick. needless to say, we did a lot of catching up in this episode! hit play below to tune in, listen on youtube, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes…
+ THE PUG PARTY PODCAST – Ep.02 +
In episode two, we tackle creative frustration, Rox explains her uncontrollable sobbing with Beauty and the Beast, and we embarrass ourselves with a Sporcle quiz.
if you remember, last year I hosted my first ever 30-day drawing challenge. well I’m bringing it back this year with a whole new set of daily prompts! I also made sure to post the prompts early this year, in the case you wanted to get a head start…
daily drawing challenges are awesome for a slew of reasons: it keeps you inspired, it’s a great way to practice, test your skills, and create something everyday. not to mention, it all leads you to a rad little pile of drawings by the end of the month!
like last year, I’ve made some of the prompts a little spooky (because it wouldn’t be a by bun drawing challenge if there weren’t prompts like skull, ghost, monster, tarot, or stitches am I right?), and the rules of the challenge are simple:
1.) draw something everyday inspired by the prompt. this is totally your own interpretation, and thinking outside of the box is very much encouraged!
2.) your drawing can be done in any medium and on any substrate of your choosing. personally, I’ll be doing my daily drawings in my large sketchbook with pens (and maybe some liquid ink here and there).
3.) you do not have to have any drawing skills to participate. it’s about doing a creative task everyday, and practicing!
4.) share your work on social media using the hashtag: #aprilartchallenge
so there you have it – get those sketchbooks ready and let’s do this thing. the challenge starts saturday!