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I am a Costume Designer from San Diego. I teach at a local university, and design and build costumes for them. I also try to work on my own projects, such as my Fairy Tale series of women's vests through my own wearable art business, Relished Artistry, or my personal map-making and cartography endeavors I do for fun. These include everything from wallpapers for one's desktop to crepe-paper display heads.

I have a vast collection of poses and rendering examples in my favorites collection that I am gathering as inspiration for my various costume designs and my personal artistic development practicing costume rendering. I sometimes favorite individual examples so I can link back to the artist's page. While most digital renderings are far too detailed and specific to be practical to actually illustrate in the costume design process (way too much time to execute), I've found that many works provide wonderful examples of stylistic ingenuity as well as conquering specific illustrative quandaries that I find inspirational for my own endeavors.

I also have a small sample of my own work on multiple shows and projects. I've found I really enjoy the digital art side of working in Photoshop, so I've been finding excuses to use the program more and more on a variety of endeavors both personal and professional. You can find some examples of that in my Gallery. More can be found on my portfolio sight linked below.

In the end, I feel it's not the renderings that are my particular artistic expression, but the costume that results from its use as a tool in the process. Costume Design is about what appears on stage with the collaboration of other designers, actors and technicians, not on the piece of paper. But creating a rendering that is both stylistically interesting and clear goes a LONG way to engendering faith, trust, and understanding in the collaborative theatre-making process. Learning how to draw and looking at the work of others is important.

So that's why I'm here. Thanks for letting me favorite your stuff!!! :)


Maya Statuette
Did some adjusting in this public domain pic from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and ended up with a much darker version of the original image to be used in one of my D&D campaigns.  I'm pretty happy that it turned out as dark as it has, because the object is supposed to be a bit of a sort of shrine to a Mesoamerican-inspired god. 

What I'm really happy about is that these are coming along so much more swiftly than I had anticipated.  It's a process I'm getting faster at, but I still can't completely remember the process of all the steps without fast forwarding the video guides Tim Shelbourne has provided in his tutorial to get these results.  Plus I'm using these processes out of context--they're intended for landscapes, and the ultimate effect seems to render things differently than when features are far away in the distance... There's a level of abstraction that happens with distancing that comes across differently for still life objects in the near distance.  Does that make sense?  LOL!

Regardless, I'm learning a LOT!!
Jungle Falls Using Layer Masks
One more example of the awesome techniques Tim Shelbourne explains in his tutorial on using layer masks for creating painterly digital art using Photoshop.

I am LOVING the mileage I'm getting out of it...  The effect can't be replicated with simple Filters or a series of recorded Actions in Photoshop--it's much more complicated and requires a hands-on approach that will be a bit different each time depending on the eye of the artist.  At the end of the process, there's a step where you literally "paint with light" (as he calls it) where you're painting with a burn/dodge tool that accents the highlights and shadows and artificially enhances the imagery way beyond simple photo manipulation--you have to make choices and consider impact and it's wonderfully artistic!  I'm very happy with how these are turning out.
Man Standing Comparison Before and After
Yet another painting done using Tim Shelbourne's layer masking techniques to create an image from a photograph.

I took a public domain photo of a Mayan statuette in a museum, put it on a different background, then used that resulting image for my layer masking painting.  I think it may have turned out too golden yellow, but it has inspired me to thinkalong the lines of Gustav Klimt and his use of metallic paint in his paintings...  I'm now wondering what this might look like with a layer of golden gilding painted on top to emphasize the three dimensionality of the painting itself. The shadows created by impasto point toward the thickness of paint on a flat surface.  I'm wondering if gilding might emphasize the flatness of the painting as well.  

I need to do some research.  :)

Regardless, this one is done until I can figure it all out.  
Maya Mask
This particular image is one that I am very proud of.  I took the mask imagery, cut it out of the original pic, mounted it on a papery background and "melded" the two together through use of lights and shadows and layers, then used the resulting image to make a photoart painting.


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no--ri Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Thank you for the watch~!:happybounce: 
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Nice gallery:)
Coreyartus Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
Null-Entity Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou Kindly For The Watch :D
Chibivi-Linearts Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Thank you so much for the :+fav: of

Rego by Chibivi-Linearts

I'm glad you like my work!
This lines are free to color by the way. ^.~
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for the :+fav:s :)
BastianGreyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for adding me to your watchlist, have a llama as a thank you ;)
NatteRavnen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016
thanks for the watch :D
staino Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
:wave: Thanks for the favs :+fav:
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