I'm disappointed in myself for not posting lately, but illness and a busy schedule have kept me down. I'm going to get some of my drawings together and try to be more consistent!
A "Disney Princess coloring book challenge" has been going around lately. The premise: take a Disney Princess coloring book page and paint it in the style of a classical painting of your choice. Check out the fantastic studies Ryan Wood and Sam Nielsen did (it started on Ryan Wood's blog from what I understand). Also, check out Avalanche Software's amazing art blog...the guys and girls there do some really fun stuff.
Here is the original art (copyright Disney):
The classical artist I chose was Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun. I'd seen "Portrait of Countess Kinsky" up close at the Norton Simon before and it came to mind when I chose to paint this coloring book page of the Little Mermaid. Here is another painting by Ms. Lebrun that I also referred to.
This was mostly photoshop and a little painter...I'm not entirely pleased with the result, but it was a fun (and deliciously absurd) exercise.