Vapor Wave ~ Flashback, and something older

Though I usually post physical artworks I’ve created, I wanted to share a touch of my digital art as well…

Its been a couple of weeks since I had the opportunity of learning about and creating my very own vaporwave art. I am still in awe of how well this came out. I used my favorite colors, and though they seem to be a common trend in the vapor art world, I tried my best to make sure my rendition was very unique and purposeful. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to make one that looks this good again, but I’m willing to try 🙂

 

Flowers X3

Since spring is the season of flowers and growth. I decided to share some of the floral work I’ve done over the years. The first piece below I created back in high school. It was the first time I attempted Pointillism, which is an art form composed entirely of dots. By altering the size, colors, and space between each individual dot, a beautiful image is created.

The next two artworks were the first serious watercolor paintings I created in high school. They were recreations of famous existing pieces. They were also done two distinctive styles. The first was recreated in a broken brush stroke in which I did not blend the colors, but instead laid the colors next to one another. The second painting was originally composed of thick and dark oil paint. My version was done in lighter colors and watercolor paint.


A very late spring break post ~ drawing nature

This past spring break I was held up in my house almost every day working on a group project. I hardly got the chance to go out and enjoy the weather. I definitely didn’t get a chance to travel either. Even though I didn’t get out much I’m looking back on some of the landscapes I created. The first image was a recreation of a painting I saw in my Grandma’s house. Intrigued by it, I sketched my own version of the painting. The following pieces were landscapes I did in oil pastels. The colors, vibrancy, and flowers in the oil pastel pieces reflect the spring season. Looking back on these landscapes makes me inspired to create more.

Creation for my HS yearbook

When I was back in high school I was an art student. During my senior year I was selected as the head of creative design for my schools yearbook team. My role was to work together with my team in designing the entire book from cover to cover. We made a layout, theme for each section, gathered quotes and photos from the senior class and more.

Below are one of the pieces of the book I created myself. I hand-drew a view of the front of my school, which I later put in photoshop to digitally add color. The final outcome of my drawing was added to the first page of the yearbook, with the words, drawn by Kiana Abrahams. I was excited to have the opportunity to share my art with everyone as well as to make a meaningful collection of memories for my senior class.

This was the final version of my drawing, which was added to the yearbook!

Capturing the essence of myself

Portraits are always interesting, it not only requires the skill of making an accurate representation or depiction of a person or subject matter. Portraits are also about capturing the essence of a person. Its an amazing feeling when you can create an image of a person and others are able to see, and feel the uniqueness of that person. 

When I was back in high school, my art teacher was the first person to push me to do a self-portrait. He started by making my class do 21 exercises in which we had to draw the parts of our face, as well as alternating views such as a front, side, and three-quarter view. By the time we completed each of the sketches, I learned how to capture the details and features that make up my portrait. Although portraits are not always perfect, its fascinating to make them using different styles, techniques and mediums.

A sketch of me, done in charcoal

A pencil sketch of me

A sketch of me, done in oil paint

All three portraits were done in different mediums, charcoal, pencil, and paint. The pencil and painting pieces were my most recent portraits, while the charcoal piece was created  back in my sophomore year of college. I would say pencil sketches are the easiest because I can easily erase and adjust as needed, the other two were done with materials that leave less room for error. The painting was of course my most rigorous, I sat 13 hours straight looking into a mirror and trying to recreate my face on my canvas. I think I somehow even managed to capture how tired I felt.  

 

OMO, proud owner of a website!!!!!

Feeling like I never owned anything before. Obviously thats not true, but still I’m  excited.

Still getting use to the fact that I can post what I want. Having this new found freedom, my creative juices are already flowing.

I’ve decided that I’ll dedicate this website to showcasing the art I’ve made over the years. My art is certainly something I am proud of, as I continue to improve as an artist I’d like to use this website as a way of sharing and reflecting on my current and previous work!