Friday, November 11, 2011

My alter ego - Butterfly Girl

Hello beautiful blog friends!  Just a quick post from the studio today...

A little while back in my journal I was thinking about taking Tam's course on Willowing to learn how do do whimsy and then I started thinking about comic book heroes.  One thing led to another and the next thing I know I was sketching out my alter ego, Butterfly Girl.  (That magic chair surprises me sometimes.)


At first I thought, "Butterfly Girl?"  A little simple but I decided I liked it.  So then a couple of days ago I took a scrap of old 90lb hot press w/c paper and sketched her out again.  I tried using my colored pencils again but it just wasn't working for me.  So today I messed around with w/c pencils, pastels and w/c crayons but now it's a bit of a mess plus I ran out of room on the side.  So, I've sketched her again and I'm just going to try copic markers and see what happens.  I think I need to take Tam's course, the Wonderful World of Whimsy!!!

Secretly I have wanted to try my hand at a little comic book, or graphic novel, and I bought a Bamboo Craft tablet to try as well.  There is nothing like biting off more than you can chew!!!

Only time will tell what will become of Butterfly Girl!

Music in the studio:  Five for Fighting - America Town CD, Superman (It's not easy)

I hope you are all enjoying the glorious fall colors, I sure am!

Forever in art,

Jessi

25 comments:

laurie said...

oh she's lovely, just beautiful. Our fall colors are on the ground now, covered on snow!!!!

Lucy said...

I think your Butterfly girl is beautiful! I especially like the one on the right, with black (or very dark) hair. The colors look more vibrant, and she jumps out from the page!

Heather Henry said...

She is very beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with her. I know it will be wonderful.
This has been the most gorgeous Fall I think I have ever experienced in all my life.
Peace to you! :)

FLO said...

Waou!, it's great and funny as is the transmission of thought for the butterfly girl.
For me this girl is very symbolic because it represents the flight of my creative thinking ; that is, I decided that my life would take the way I always dreamed :artistic way and thank you for your frienship!
(excuse my bad english!)

Cameron said...

Gosh, Jessi....she is (you are)absolutely stunning in all her incarnations!! I'd love to see a Jessi Zine!
That would be so cool!

Beautiful work...give the magic chair a nice pillow plumping from me :)

linda said...

Hi Jessi,
I so wish I had your magic chair as Butterfly Girl is beautiful. I actual like both coloured versions as they show two different characters. On the left one she looks softer, with a "I will play but I may bite" feel. The second one says "Don't mess with me".

joanna said...

She's so gorgeous, Jessi! the colours are so intense and bold. can't wait to see what you do with her. Have a great weekend :)

joanna said...

She's so gorgeous, Jessi! the colours are so intense and bold. can't wait to see what you do with her. Have a great weekend :)

Georgie Horn said...

I hope butterfly girl will come save me when I'm in a precarious spot! Come by for a visit!
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/11/is-it-terrific-tuesday-and-another.html

Diane said...

Well all of them look good to me! The one on the right just pops--just beautiful and great concept too.

Joanna said...

Hehe! Jessica I can see it now...Butterfly Girl takes over the world! Love love love Her :)

xoxo
Joanna

Purpletreebird said...

Your butterfly girl is gorgeous! Those colours are my favourites. I love the artwork in comics, especially animae. One day I'd like to have a go trying that. :)
Jess x x

Kristin said...

Um, can we talk about the big box of Caran D'Ache crayons in the background!! So much loveliness there ;) AND your alter ego is JUST beautiful - I love your colors and the swirly hair and those wings are so pretty! Really, really beautiful - now, let's see more of those pretty art supplies too ;) xoxoxo

Janelle said...

I also noticed all your beautiful crayons. I only have s small box, but someday I will be able to get more colors. Now back to butterfly girl- I love her. She is looking beautiful in all versions. I'm sure you will be able to figure out how to color her to your satisfaction. I want to read the adventures of butterfly girl. I also want to take the wonderful world of whimsy class.

Janet said...

She looks beautiful! I love how her hair comes over her shoulder and the wings have gorgeous color.

I have a Bamboo tablet and it's gathering dust on the shelf. I'm just not techie!

Cia of Briarwood Studio said...

Oh, so gorgeous! Love her. I'd love to see you follow through with the graphic novel idea. I'm a writer/artist myself and love to see the two combined. If you need a proofreader, lol, let me know!
Cia

Mandy said...

Oh so love your butterfly girls..the colours are so pretty hope it all goes well eight the copics ...xxx

Lorraine said...

Hello again thanks for your lovely comments on my watercolours paintings..I have only been painting watercolours for around 2 weeks and am quite surprising myself! I like your paintings of your butterfly girl etc..they are very elegant but also quite sexy. Autumn or Fall as you call it is my favourite season with all the inspirational colours

Emakesart said...

Love your butterfly girl!! Just go with it and see where she takes you! And your painting in the post below...wow!! She turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!

xoE

Maggie said...

Hi Jess! Very cool idea. Your Butterfly Girl is very dreamy. Love where your taking this.

Hugs,
Maggie

karsha said...
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karsha said...

Your art is so pretty I love the way you draw hair :D

Kristin said...

Hi. xoxoxo

Daniele Valois said...

As much as I love Tam and I LOVE her videos, I don't know if you need them! Your work is INCREDIBLE! Listen, really really incredible. Time for you to make your own videos and teach us! I'll pay!

FLO said...

Thank you Jessica for your nice message on my blog :)