Art it Up! (35) – Olaf from Disney’s Frozen

December 11, 2014 Art it Up! 21

Fan Art Up buttonArt it Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Art. It could be inspired by a book or some other entertainment media or even just whatever artistic thing you’ve done that week. Break out those dusty art supplies!

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This week’s art

I finally finished that commissioned yarn painting I spent the last few weeks complaining about. I’m pretty satisfied with how it came out. A few things about it I’m not happy about but overall I’d say it is a pretty good likeness to Olaf. I have definitely learned my lesson though as far as “commissioned” art work goes. That commissions aren’t really my thing when it comes to fan art of something that I’m not personally a fan of. Because then I would end up working on something that I don’t really get any joy from in the creation process which ends up making it like work – which I then end up dreading. So while I won’t say I’ll never do commissions again – I now know when to just say no. I prefer to stick to my own art style anyhow. Plus another danger of commissions is what if they don’t like the finished piece? I know from personal experience on many of the commissioned art pieces I’ve asked artists to create that I’m almost always slightly sad with how it turns out because it isn’t exactly how I envisioned it. Oh and my sister warned me that sometimes people ask you to make something and then they stiff you *groans* That would be terrible wouldn’t it? Hence only make what you love! So you don’t really lose.

Olaf 2014

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Random Doodles of the Week

I realized that I hadn’t been drawing on a daily basis anymore like I did in October so I’m trying to get back to that so I can continue to improve and tweak my illustration style. Here are the efforts from the past few nights. I have been drawing these on watercolor paper if in case I like them well enough to watercolor them. I also plan to use the ones I really like and turn them into my color wooden plaques. I think the jester girl in a box will definitely become a plaque. The little corner markers you frequently see are the lines I try to make myself stay within so they are easy to matt – but yeah ….I always end up going outside the lines.

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This Week’s Crafty AGGRAVATION!

None that I can think of other then – MORE TIME! I need MORE time! I am however taking about two weeks off of work this month so I can binge read and create art (mostly so I can binge read cause I’m sooo behind. But hopefully I’ll also have time to create art. But if I end up having my 2 year old every day that might be a bit impossible we’ll see.

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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21 Responses to “Art it Up! (35) – Olaf from Disney’s Frozen”

  1. Nathan (@reviewbarn)

    That did turn out pretty awesome. I have a soft spot for Olaf despite him being everything I usually hate in a Disney film (ie completely out of place). But if your kid goes around singing his song in the cutest way you just kinda feel for the snowguy.
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  2. Molly Mortensen

    Olaf turned out well. Yeah, best to stick to what you enjoy making. At least he’s a popular enough character that if the commissioner doesn’t want him someone will. Good idea to keep doodling every day. I only draw like once a month lol. I like both of them! 🙂
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  3. Alise

    How did I miss your Olaf post on Instagram? :O It’s seriously amazing, Tabitha, it looks like an actual picture of him. I love how unique your drawings are. I’ve always thought about people backing out when it comes to anything, it’s worrying sometimes.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      That is my huge worry too! Because then you might spend time on doing something you weren’t really into and then if they don’t buy it you’re stuck. Plus it always! Takes longer to do something specific instead of just going with my natural flow and inclinations.

      I’m so glad you like my art. I’ve been really excited about my progress so far.
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