Sneak Peek of upcoming collaboration between myself and Le Animale!

Le Animale and I have been working on a collaboration over the past few months.

She has been sculpting 10 totems amongst all her other works, and then they have flown over to Western Australia where I have painted them in my own style.

Additional, separate illustrations with a more complex style, all featuring landscape elements, will be going on sale to commemorate this project within my own Etsy store.
Each totem will come with a laminated collector’s card, which features a print of the illustration, as well as a paragraph of meaning about the totem, written by myself.

Although not officially launched yet, we are taking pre-orders of the sculptures. I have been so tempted to keep all some of these for myself!

Pre-painting – From left to right (the ones crossed out are the ones already ordered) Gentoo Penguin, Red Kangaroo, Komodo Dragon, Meerkat, Amur Leopard, Dugong, Dodo, Giant Oceanic Manta Ray, Harpy Eagle and Ocelot.

This is a limited edition collaboration that will happen approximately every six months or so. In the interim we shall be working on our own projects, and not offering customs (it’s unfeasible with postage – they are jetsetting totems, created in the N. Hemisphere and painted in the S. Hemisphere!)

Hoping to officially launch in October!

If you have any questions, want to see some of the illustrations or some photos of painted sculptures between now and launch for the purpose of pre-order, feel free to email me at ophelias.diary@gmail.com 😀

Other artists are AWESOME: Riikka Auvinen

On a private blog, I’ve been sharing the art of artists I love, admire, respect, who evoke resonance and emotion in me, or challenge me. Some of these are artists are well-known, some are professionals, some are amateurs. All do amazing stuff.

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Today’s feature is the work of Riikka Auvinen from Finland. Her work is sensitively rendered, with an excellent eye for colour and shape. Her newest release today:

Cold by Riikka Auvinen (Tirri)

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Interested in checking her out?

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Go to: Her DeviantArt account. All of her work is exceptional, and I highly recommend you check her stuff out.