Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MeticulousMadness Etsy Shop - Original Paintings For Sale!

Hello and happy February!

I'm now selling original paintings and illustrations on Etsy.
So, if you've ever wanted to own one of my original, hand painted pieces - now's the chance! =)

I've got a small selection available currently, but more works and close up photos will be added soon!
I also plan on adding other merchandise, like signed prints, postcard packs and more!









Please check out my shop {here}. Hope you like it and stay a while.


Have a great week!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Freebie Friday - Kitchen Textures

Happy 2016 to everyone!


Here's a new texture pack using simple materials that can be found in the kitchen. Enjoy!





As always, feel free to use these resources for personal or professional projects but please:

Do not claim the original resource images as your own,
Do not redistribute commercially. Basically, don't save and sell the resources as your own, but by all means do share the link to this page with others. :)
Do not use these textures as a base to create your own stock art/resources.

And, as always, please feel free to share anything you've made with these resources with me. I'd love to have a look! =)

Previous Freebie Friday posts:

Texture Tuesday - Charcoal Rubbings
Mix and Match Textiles
Pencil and Pastel Patterns
Hand Drawn Patterns
Black & White Textile Textures 4
Cross-Stitch Cloth
Holiday Inspired Paper Textures
Speckled & Stamped Paper
Animal Print Textiles
Sweater Season Textures
Subtle Fabric Textures
Paper Textures 1
Paper Textures 2
Stained Coffee Textures
Layered Lace Textile Textures
Colourful + Abstract Textile Textures
Branches, Berries and Blossoms
Blue Pattern Textile Textures
Black and White Textiles (part 3)
Black and White Textiles (part 2)
Black and White Textiles (part 1)
Coffee Stained Paper
Fanciful Florals
Fanciful Florals 2
Fanciful Florals 3 
Vintage Inspired
Green Textiles
Red Textiles
Denim Textile Textures

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Texture Tuesday - Charcoal Rubbings

Hello there,

Apologies for the lack of textures and posts in general. Been very busy.

But here are some textures made with charcoal!




As always, feel free to use these resources for personal or professional projects but please:

Do not claim the original resource images as your own,
Do not redistribute commercially. Basically, don't save and sell the resources as your own, but by all means do share the link to this page with others. :)
Do not use these textures as a base to create your own stock art/resources.

And, as always, please feel free to share anything you've made with these resources with me. I'd love to have a look! =)

Previous Freebie Friday posts:

Mix and Match Textiles
Pencil and Pastel Patterns
Hand Drawn Patterns
Black & White Textile Textures 4
Cross-Stitch Cloth
Holiday Inspired Paper Textures
Speckled & Stamped Paper
Animal Print Textiles
Sweater Season Textures
Subtle Fabric Textures
Paper Textures 1
Paper Textures 2
Stained Coffee Textures
Layered Lace Textile Textures
Colourful + Abstract Textile Textures
Branches, Berries and Blossoms
Blue Pattern Textile Textures
Black and White Textiles (part 3)
Black and White Textiles (part 2)
Black and White Textiles (part 1)
Coffee Stained Paper
Fanciful Florals
Fanciful Florals 2
Fanciful Florals 3 
Vintage Inspired
Green Textiles
Red Textiles
Denim Textile Textures

Have a great week!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Autumn Updates + Illustration Inspiration Blog

Hello people who wander over to this blog!

Regrettably, I haven't been posting too much new art on this blog.

The past few months have been busy for me because I've been trying to find a decent balance between art jobs, a new day job, spending time with friends + family, and enjoying a rare, sunny Vancouver summer. Finally though, (I hope!) things are settling down and I'm looking forward to a season of cool collaborations, gallery shows, and nature retreats.

I've also started a Tumblr blog a little while ago to share the work of illustrators/artists whose work I really enjoy and find inspiring. I post once a day and plan on doing so for at least a year.
If you enjoy this sort of thing, please give Illustration Exhilaration a browse! :)

Here's a little overview of some of the artists I've posted about

Also, if you'd like to keep up with my miscellaneous sketches and mini adventures - I'm on Instagram and Twitter. Below are the sort of things I post on there.

Hiking excursions
Rough sketches
I also spend time on Pinterest collecting all kinds of images that I think will make great reference materials for drawings and paintings. (Landscapes, trees, castles, light, poses, clothing, hair, etc)


Now, I'm off to go draw. Hope this September will be treating you all well!
-M

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mr. Holmes at the Canadian National Expo

Hello friends!

Today, I'm happy to share with you some neat news!
My illustration - "Mr. Holmes" will be taking part of the The Game is Afoot: Consulting Sherlock Holmes exhibit at the Canadian National Expo in Toronto Canada. The CNE will be on from August 21st to September 7th, so if you're in the area - come check it out!

Additionally, I was very humbled that my piece was chosen to be the image headlining the exhibit on the CNE website.

Below are some screenshots from their page, and a blurb about the exhibit:

"Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever! He continues to be reinvented since he was first introduced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. This exhibit takes a look at the evolution of Sherlock Holmes over the years and provides an opportunity for you to test your detective skills with some fun and interactive games!"

CNE Exhibits Page

The Game is Aftoot: Consulting Sherlock Homes
CNE PDF Guidebook (page 14)



And here's a quick process gif of the illustration, because - why not!