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Art & Craft Classes for June

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration, Events, Uncategorized on May 27, 2017 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Well Hello All!  Got the links for all five art classes here in one place.  It is a bit of a linking bounce fest mind you.

Basic Drawing for Kids ages 8-14

Advanced Art classes for Teens

Kids Basic Craft Classes

Kids Advanced Craft Classes

Beginning Cosplay Classes

 

There will be more in July and August, I will post those in a few days.

Time Short, Little Chatter, and New Art!

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Sooooo much going on.  Not a lot of time for me to chatter.  HOWEVER I have new art!

This is the one and only Madam Mezmerelda doing a reading in her parlor.  Enjoy!

Madam Mezmerelda’s Parlor

Vampiresses, Face-Overs, and Dead Things.

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Ok, so I have a breather for the moment and have a new/old picture to share.  I drew this one in 2011 and loved this picture except for the face.  Hated the face but didn’t know how to fix the original.  Well after some creative knife skills I managed it.  And now I love it again!  So check out the before and after face and tell me which one looks better and more natural:

PABbefore-after

And here is is in all it’s completed and colored glory!

Peek-A-Boo

Had some real fun with the skulls as you can tell, hehehehe.

Presenting Claire And Hatchlings for Sale

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Greetings all.  I have a new picture to present today.  This one is titled Claire Bricklesbury on Aerial Day in St. Augustine and paper 8×10 prints are available of her in the shop!

Here is her lil story from the Coloring book:

“Claire Bricklesbury is the third youngest of the clan and has found her place in the fashion industry.  Not only does she design, model, and sew her own creations, she has developed several adaptations to her sewing machine.
She won her first patent on one of her designs when she was 16.  It was an ingenious device that attached to any sewing machine and mechanically gathered fabric to make ruffles.  Her second was an addition to the machine pedals to make it smoother and easier to run the machine.
Claire also has a passion for Haberdashery and is always sketching ideas for simple to elaborate hats.  She makes use of her custom designed ribbons and laces not only on her dresses but also her hats.
With many a famous client, Claire hopes to someday design an outfit for the queen herself.”

I am tickled with the ‘Wright’s Delivery Boys’ in the background!  Now I need to do a picture with them…

And as promised we have 2 dragon hatchlings available to a good home.

Flame Drakling 03

Lilac Dragon Hatchling 01

Hurry over to the Metallic Visions etsy shop to snag them before they are gone for good.  Oh and while you are there pick up a copy of the coloring book: “Miss Minerva Prim’s Pocket Guide to the Fashionable Elite of St. Augustine.”  and you can color a version of Claire yourself!

Day 5 Art Challenge

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration, Everything Steampunk with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

And for the last day…  More Steampunk!

Steampunk Nouveau or Alexia at work and play: A life balancing work and play can be challenging for some, not for Alexia Bricklesbury, fourth daughter of the famed mechanic known as Ralph. She begins her days elbow deep in grease and cogs working on one of her many ingenious devices, has lunch with the boys on her crew, then heads home to clean up and dress for whatever socialite occasion she has for the evening. Though possibly not the prettiest of Ralph’s girls, Alexia is the most sociable and a very popular guest at any upper class event. She is often found at these parties entertaining a large group of metal-minded men like her father with tales of life and limb among the gears. Alexia has recently founded a charitable organization to benefit the widows of the brave men who work the engines of our ships, trains, Dirigibles, and flying machines.

Rafina in Striped Stockings: An adventuress at heart, Ralph’s eldest daughter Rafina prefers to ply her trade abroad on one of the several flying ships she has helped pioneer. Early in her life, her father Ralph took her to work with him often while he was working with a close group of engineers on a new flying ship. Her youthful ideas and drawings inspired and amused the engineers and the finished ship looked strongly similar to her art. She began saving money then to buy her own ship and at the age of 19, with a little help from Ralph, she purchased her first. Full of enterprising spirit she quickly grew her budding company, Wild Winds, to the four ships she has today. Her company offers local tourist flights around St. Augustine and it’s waterways, as well as long and short trips abroad. While traveling, Rafina can usually be found either on deck sketching her guests or below deck helping her engineers.

Lydia Clock Queen: The youngest of the Bricklesbury girls is Lydia. Her mind is a maze of ticking gears and careful timing. Even as a baby she loved clocks and often fell asleep curled up next to the families ancient grandfather clock. Lydia completed her first working clock with her father when she was just 14. It was a simple affair housed in an amateurishly carved wooden case made to look like a pineapple. She was and still is very proud of it and it keeps perfect even time ten years later. At the age of twenty she was recruited to the town’s Clocker’s Guild. The Guild is responsible for tending to and maintaining the cities more than three dozen public clocks as well as the most important clock in Brickman Square. The enormous Brickman Square clock, or Old Cranky as the Guild calls it, has become Lydia’s favorite. It was always a touchy clock with many quirks, but under Lydia’s maintenance it has never been more accurate. In her working leathers designed by her sister Claire, she is a force to be reckoned with if you are a faulty clock.

I have more that has not yet been seen on the inter-webs and a entirely new project or two in the works.  Hints: Steampunk fortune telling devices and creepy Gothic Victorian series…  Mwahahahaha!

Art for day 4… Steampunk!

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration, Everything Steampunk with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Ok, so Today I have been working on my Steampunk Art Panel at LTUE this week and So you get Steampunk art.  hehehehe

Our Lady of the Gears: Saint Augustine, a city of wonders. One of the most famous sites to visit in beautiful St. Augustine, is the cathedral of the Lady of the Gears. Built by the talented masons and engineers who call this city home, the cathedral towers over all in St. Augustine. The most stunning part of the cathedral is its massive rose window depicting the patron saint of tinkerers, creative types, and watchmakers. Many a visitor has been awed by the colorful glow that fills the chapel as the sunlight hits the window as it sets for the evening. It is a fitting tradition that adventurers of all types begin their new endeavors and quests with a visit to this magnificent place of peace and contemplation. Be sure to stop by at sunset when the choir is practicing and the window is shining.

The Steampunk Fairy: St. Augustine is well known for it’s curious theater district. Just about any kind of theater can be found, from the traditionally dramatic to modern comedic. There are also plenty of opera houses and ballet parlors. An up and coming new trend is a combination of acrobatics, dancing, music, and media. Here we have St. Augustine’s Steampunk Fairy, one Ms. Adeline Stephenson. Trained in traditional ballet and dance, she has taken the theater district by storm by directing and starring in a number of her own ‘Steampunk Flights of Fancy”. Her shows include such daring exploits as tightrope walking, trapeze artists, ribbon dancers, musicians, balancing acts, and more. Her latest work tells the whimsical story of how geared up fairies keep the town clock running properly and the trials and travails of doing so.

Lady Lenore & Gnome Gustavus of the St. Augustine Bustle Racing Club: A favorite sport in St. Augustine is racing; airship racing, horse racing, and Bustle racing. Young and old, high and low born alike line the boardwalks on Saturday afternoons to watch the pageant that is the bustle races. Each race consists of six to ten racers. Each racer consists of one gnomish pilot, one generally high born woman who is the ‘face’ of the racer, and their spring powered rig. The gnome keeps the rig going and steers, the lady is counterbalance and poise. Since the races are equal parts race and pageant the role of the ‘face’ is just as important as the pilot. Though usually low speed and genteel, small tussles do occasionally break out around corners where the judges lose sight of the contestants. The ladies will try to disturb each other’s posture, ruffle hair, smudge make-up, rattle nerves, or force one another to drop items. All these factors are judged and scored. One can win the race time wise and still lose if the ‘face’ is not pristine and perfectly polished.

And one more for good measure…

Ellenore & Gnomess Grinda of the DeLancey St. Underground Bustle Racers: Although the genteel version of this sport is primarily practiced on the public boardwalks, the more adventurous version is to be found under-ground in the old city streets. The streets were covered over a century ago and have since been used as cheep housing and are the prime locations for shady dealings. Once a week the corridors are cleared out for the races. Ladies not of high birth are most common as racers but the occasional high born lady has been seen underground racing. The tunnels are very hot during the races and most of the girls prefer to do the racing in as little clothing as is safe. The biggest differences from above racers is that the underground bustles are steam powered therefore they are much faster and more dangerous. So are the underground racers though, and bruises and black eyes are common in this sport. It is also the only place that female gnomes will be seen outside of the home. Not allowed to pilot bustles officially, many a gnomess with an adventuring spirit find their way to the underground to become pilots. Some Bustle racing enthusiasts insist that they are better pilots than the male gnomes.

Also these pics are all in coloring book line form in the coloring book: “Miss Minerva Prim’s PocketGuide to the Fashionable Elite of St. Augustine.”

Art Challenge Day 3

Posted in All Things Costume, Art & Illustration with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2015 by Bobbie Berendson W.

Day three, working on preparing stuff for my upcoming panels at LTUE and feeling oddly depressed and humorous.  So I think I will stick with that theme…

This is called Family Portrait. The idea is that Death falls in love and has a family but he still looks like a skeleton in photos.

Buttons and Bows Just a pretty way to attach flesh.

Captive A bit of a riff on Beauty and the Beast with a gargoyle.