Late last year I had the luck to showcase some of my work in a gallery in Harajuku. It’s a lot less fancy then it sounds. It was really a learning experience more than anything but of course I need to share some of the pieces I did for that day. My theme was rabbits/bunnies in honor of the (then) upcoming new year and the Year of the Hare.
My ladies were saucy and steamy and I loved drawing every single one of them. I have leftovers so I’m going to think of creative ways to get rid of them but in the meantime enjoy a few of the pics from that day!
This nerdy chick is one of my favs from the bunch. First time I drew a gap toothed beauty. There shall be more.
Also real quick, I’m off the break. Moving to Japan and the craziness of 2010 REALLY has corrupted my focus and drive. I’m trying desperately to get back into my grove and doing these pieces really got me back into the mood for art. March will be madness with new pieces galore, restructering and just a general wake up from the dendooverse. Gotta love it.
Here’s to gap toothed babes, much love!!! dendoo
A couple posts back I asked if you could handle 31 girls in 31 days. Some of you could and some of you just couldn’t take 31 beauties crammed into your peepholes like that. Well brace yourself because this last edition of 31 in 31 was by far the most spectacular showing (in my very humble opinion).
The last theme was “Out of this World” and I think we artists outdid ourselves. Everything was truly out of this world.
Some of the standouts for me were: Girl Eleven, Girl Eight, Girl three, Girl thirty and Girl twenty-one. Of course I was feeling my girl as well but you know that!
I think there will be one more edition of 31 Girls in 31 Days as was hinted by the creator Ms. Vestque so we will just have to wait and see what delicious theme she comes up with…
Until then I beseech you to make kissy faces at the gorgeous girls and why not visit past ladies from the series as well? They need love too. That is – if you can handle it!
Much love, dendoo
So tell me – could you handle 31 girls in 31 days?
Last month I was part of a project called ’31 Girls in 31 Days’. If this is making you feel a lil deja vu that’s because there was a similar project in March with the same name hosted by the same person, the wonderful VESTQUE!
She, I and basically everyone who took part had SO much fun that she decided to host part deux of the project and this time there was a twist: poison. Yep, under the theme poison artists from all over the world submitted to the project. I had a blast creating this piece for the project and I think it was even better the second time around because of the theme. It was more tied together.
So check out 31 females over 31 days…if you think you can handle it. Be on the look out for my poisoned beauty in the line up!
And don’t fret, if you find that you have an appetite for 31 beauties there will be a July edition. I’m starting to think this is going to be a regular project and I for one am very excited. I’ll have an announcement via my blog when July starts to roll in.
Much poisoned love, dendoo
About a year ago I sent in a little image to be included in a book called The Art Project. Well, thanks to the wonderful postal service, I finally got my copy of the book and I can finally blog about it!
I picked the Marlin because I’ve always thought it was beautiful and it’s blue, a colour I was in love with when I was small. Seriously I thought I’d have a blue wedding dress folks.
This book was published by IdN and imagine my surprise when I woke up to find an email telling me I have a lil feature on my piece which can be viewed here. (If the link isn’t working check back later. For some reason the site is down now.)
Most of all I’m proud that it gives a shout out to the beautiful TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS! For all the grief that one has to endure living here sometimes, it’s a really cool place and I LOVE giving a shout out!
You can find out more about purchasing the book via the link above.
Much fishy love, dendoo!
Hurry over to VIZIOmag issue 3 to catch dendoo blazin up the pages. This is one magazine i am really proud to be a part of because it is just STUNNING. The presentation, the artwork, the skill is on another level. I really hope I can be a part of this project again and again. I’m looking for things I can be a repeat contributor to. I think VIZIOmag is calling me.
On a sadder note; I retired a lot of my old artwork from my store. A moment of silence for the artwork that has departed.
I gutted my folio to have a fresh new start. Expect to see new t-shirts, new artwork by the beginning-mid of Feb.
I am going to be in a few competitions this month so I’m going to even busier than usual and a little stressed out. I hope I don’t stress myself out to death.
Keeping it moving. Again, visit VIZIOmag and check me out! Oh, the theme was things that make me happy: tea, my glasses, sushi, alice in wonderland and my mouth.
Mysteriously dark with a touch of mood and a splash and dash of attitude. I’m going deep into the mind of Ash Sivils and I’m bringing a flashlight to find my way through her deliciously darker adventure of wonderland.
1.) Ash Sivils, such a beautiful name. please introduce yourself by writing a haiku:
I am no writer but here goes.
I am an artist
I shine dimmly in the night
with out a bright light.
2. ) If someone was describing your work what three words would you expect them to use?
Out of all the descriptive words I have gotten I would have to say dark,weird and heavy
3.) Your work has a darker, edgier tone which is so awesome! What brings this vibe to your work.
I am used to seeing art with pink bunnies, puppy dog tails and rainbows but that isn’t what reality is. Reality in my opinion is harsh and censored. I have found that people are very opinionated yet they do not speak their minds – I never had this problem. Facing a brutal image with a story behind
it strikes emotion, that is my main goal, to feel. I refuse to carry my anger, frustraion and irritations on my sleeve. Anything that bothers me I enterpriate into art in turn I have “helped” others relate to pain and helped myself gain understanding.
4. )If Wednesday Adams from the Adams family asked you for some artwork which one of your pieces would you give her and why?
Oh I love her, when I was little I watched the black and white tv series! I am going to have to go with ‘What’s In The Box?’
The why is simple, I think she would find it amusing and comical. She would be a hard nut to crack.
5. )If the Queen of England asked you for some artwork which one of your pieces would you give her and why?
I would give her ‘Happy Home Maker’ because she has no idea what the average woman goes through. The average
woman cooks, cleans, mothers and puts up with mini vans! Maybe she would get a feeling that she hadn’t had before.
6.) Can you name two artists within the bubble and two outside of the bubble that inspire you?
HeadCrime and Cameron Gray are both two artists I favor. We have similar ideas but not styles.
What I like about them is this … They are both consistent with beautiful yet unique work that could never be duplicated. I have the uptmost respect for them both. Two artist out of the RB are at Deviant Art and their names are Elton (EltonFernandes) and Markus (lord-markus). They are dark and surreal artists I just adore. They are very nice and talented fellows, I recommend everyone check them out.
7.) If there was a style completely different from yours that you would try what would it be?
Hmmm, totally different? Maybe pop art and sculpting. I have tried them both but never fully gave either a chance.
8.) Do you feel as if you’ve grown as an artist since coming to RB and what is the biggest goal you have set for yourself for the new year?
Oh of course! How can you not grow here in this supportive community? The people here are very kind and talented, there hasn’t been a day that passes that I didn’t get a “love mail”.. I say that because I get my fair share of “hate mail”. Some do not understand why I choose to do dark arts instead of bright and “happy” images. I never do it for shock value, it is what it is and so am I.
9.) Do you ever encounter people who scrunch up their faces in shock or horror at your style/subject matter? Do you even care what people think?
Oh yeah, I have met so many people that ask me why. They ask me why not paint a beautiful picture and fill the world with brightly colored flowers? I tell them this, I would rather work from the inside and pop out an image that discribes the truth.. if it takes me producing negative appearing images – so be it. I really don’t care when people dislike my work. I got a reaction and so obviously I am doing something right!
10.) What is the one thing you’ve learned about yourself as a person since you’ve started creating such beautiful works?
I have learned so many things! I learned I have a voice in this world and I choose to scream with art. People will listen if they see. It’s easier to listen with your eyes instead of your ears.
princess crown or fairy wings: A Princess crown if I can create it.
martini or cosmo: A martini between the two – Dean Martin loved martini’s and I love Dean Martin.
do you know how to do the happy dance: Is that anything like the pee pee dance? If so then yes, very well!
favourite spice girl: Since they aren’t really heard from now – all of them 🙂
do you know the muffin man: For sure, he brings me those bad ass orange muffins right?
do you ever pretend to be a rich socialite: No, if you ever hear of me doing so, you have permission to submit me to a home.
This might hold up in court, you never know…
diamonds are forever, but pearls are: My absolute favorite.
have you ever pretended you were Ash from pokemon: Never in a million years – I strongly dislike anime.
suggest the word of the day: Tolerance
Everyone deserves a gift and you are no exception. Head on over to my website for cute wallpapers. A special gift straight from dendoo to you!
Well I do!
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Just a lil thank you thank you / happy new year gift to everyone.
They very girly and very cute so totally put them on a guy’s desktop without him knowing and giggle when he finds out. That is your mission. go and accept
LAST CHANCE SALE STILL GOING ON
10% of selected tees and artwork soon to be retired. yeah…they’re going to dendoo heaven and making way for lots of new styles and new looks. NEW NEW NEW
PLUS don’t forget it’s 10% off my top two selling tees Visual Throwup and Tranquil Emission during the LAST CHANCE SALE as a gift to you this new years. Who said Christmas was the only time for gifts?
Do you dendoo?