Friday, May 27, 2011

New Sketch & Naming Contest!

I have a new sketch to share with you all tonight! I have decided to create a series of witches with fruits and outfits based off of those fruits. Fruits are so beautiful and delicious. I find their colors, textures and shapes very inspiring, so I can't wait to design outfits to reflect that. I also have many fall and Halloween themed witches, so I thought it might be fun to fill out my portfolio with paintings featuring witches in a whole different way.

For my first witch in the series, I decided to feature strawberries! I love their pinky-red color, bright green leaves and the texture of the seeds. They are also very yummy! This cute witch, dressed in all her strawberry themed garb, is perched atop a gorgeous strawberry. I will add a background when I create the lines in Photoshop. I plan on creating a stripe design with a scalloped/lace type effect on the top and bottom with some polka dots. I should start on those lines very soon. I hope you all like the first witch in the series!

I will also be having a naming contest for her! If you would like to participate, please post your name suggestion below. You can post as many names as you like and you can also post if you've won a contest of mine previously. I always choose the name that I feel suits the piece best regardless if you have won before or not. The person that suggests the name I pick will win a 5x7" print of the finished piece! Thanks so much to all who participates. I plan on announcing the winner as soon as I post the digital line version which should be fairly quickly. I'm going to have a lot of time over the holiday weekend to work on her, so make sure to get your names in!

9 comments:

  1. ok- I know it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the theme, but she just looks like a Shellie to me :).

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  2. Cool....Dotty, named for the polka-dots and the seeds in the strawberries. :)

    Ed Cammarota

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  3. maybe strawberry in spainish or french, Frase or Fraise then i thought of Ruby, Stacey,Scarlet, Lettie,Florence ( as there is a strawberry called Florence that is really nice and sweet)or elle, christine or alice also types of strawberrys.
    of all them though i keep looking at her and think she looks like a ruby to me though

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  4. Nikki,,I cannot get this to take my name or url.Anyway I wanted to send you some names I thought of,,,,BonBon,,,Cherie,,,Desiree,,and Roseberrie. I found out that Strawberries are related to the rose,,due to their vine !!! This comes to you from,,,,TabithaRose at Redrosetabitha@aol.com

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  5. Hi Nikki! I love the fruit theme, and the sketch looks great! A lot of "S" names are coming to me, I think because of the strawberry theme. Anyway, here are my suggestions: Stephanie, Stella, Sydney, Sophie, Samantha, Bridget.

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  6. Love the names everyone! Thank you so much! If you're still looking to submit a name, you still have some time to do so. =)

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  7. I think she looks like Magdalena,Bellatrix,Florence,Genevieve,Felicity,Maybelle,Tallulah or Rosalee,she lovely!!

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  8. Lindsay Loranne NuceraMay 29, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Hey Nikki*Luv. Lindsay here. This is my first name submission. (Well, it's actually more of a creative title for the piece rather than a mere name): Sloan ~ Salem's Sweetest. ~ Let me know what'cha think, Luv. Awesome contest! Awesome sketch! I'll probably be back with more suggestions... ~ .xoL.

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  9. Whoops! I forgot to make a comment here, but I chose a name for my new strawberry witch! Thank you to everyone who suggested a name. It is always so difficult to pick as they are all so beautiful and fit the piece so well!

    I decided to go with Sydney suggested by Heather Savino! I just think it fit the piece perfectly. Thanks so much Heather! I will definitely have more contests in the future, so make sure to be on the lookout for them. =)

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