Carmen

Olá - Hello!  I just did my regular mid-week Art Smorgasbord post here.  However, since I'm on vacation, I decided to do a quick and short post this weekend.


Lately, I've been inspired to work on fashion illustrations, so here's another page from my art journal featuring one.  It was specifically inspired by a photograph I found online of the late Carmen Miranda, the Portuguese-born Brazilian actress, singer and dancer from the 1940's and 50's.  I began by quickly sketching her in pencil, and then proceeded to stamp the background with a Martha Stewart polka dot pattern.  Next, I finished the sketch and added the quote using Sharpie micron pens.  I also wrote the title using a Sharpie poster marker.  I hand cut the spray of fruit out of DCWV textured adhesive cardstock and Post-It adhesive craft paper.  I added details using the micron pens, Prismacolor pencils, and the poster marker.  I am submitting this art journal page to Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Summer Fruits, The Play Date Cafe Challenge #187 - Orange Zest/Chartreuse/Jade, and Alexandra's Sunday Sketches.

Hope you enjoyed this quick post, but please don't forget to visit my previous one.  I sure had a blast working on the two.  In closing, in what may have been the words of Carmen Miranda based on her quote, "Abracos - Hugs!"

Comments

Pia Rom said…
Haha Arnoldo, how sweet is that?! Love your happy piece and a BIG Hug out to you my friend xox Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de
Christine said…
She looks very vivacious, nice piece!
Joni Nickrent said…
Fashionably FABULOUS!
Anne Manda said…
Lovely, fun and summery!
Melanie said…
Wow, this is a very beautyfull model.
Have a nice vacation.
Liefs, Melanie
Lorraine said…
great happy drawing makes me want to dance..la la la
what a fab illustration and great page !
This is fantastic Arnoldo! Your drawing is amazing! Fab work as always my friend!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa
Diana Evans said…
oh how lovely is your Carmen Miranda piece!!!! love it!!!!
Victoria said…
Wow..so beautiful Arnoldo...fantastic..full of life and energy..she is brilliant and you have conveyed her spirit magically!!
Loving the fashion art sketches!!
Victoria
cheiron said…
This is a WONDERFUL page. I love your drawing. It makes me happy. Thanks for playing along with us in the Summer Fruits Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!
Winnie said…
You captured her spirit so well! I loved the background you made as well. Hope you are enjoying your vacation!!
Anita Houston said…
She's wonderful! Love her!
Auroran Lauriel said…
Gorgeous composition. Beautiful fruit and well done on the portrait of Carmen Miranda. I love how bright and energetic it feels.
Debbie said…
i love the simple but bold lines of your drawing, and the colors in the fruit are stunning together.
Jingle said…
This is so vibrant and fun! Great sketching! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!
Monika Reeck said…
Great sketching and lovely color of the orange and fun leaves in blue....great artistic card Arnoldo..

I see your card on Simon Says Stamp Challenge and I hope you like to see my card on my Blog...because of much cards there on Simon Says challenge I will help you to tell my card is number 94, I would be so glad if you can give me some love...many thanks before...best regards from Germany, Monika
Gloria said…
I really enjoyed your regular post as well as this one. I always loved Carmen Miranda, she was funny and so peppy! I also love the card you made for your daughter. The matching gift box is wonderful, too. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Have a good week.
You captured the Carmen Miranda, and her Chiquita banana ads, that I remember....perfectly. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving you nice comment.
poppylocke said…
What a fun and vibrant illustration!
Belo trabalho...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos
Barb Cady said…
This is a happy sunny post, keep them coming! X
Maria said…
wonderful!!!!!!!! Lovely words! love the colors and fun of this piece. Lovely!
Veronica Z said…
Stunning, and absolutely frame worthy! Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe!