Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Work in progress

I have been quiet on the blog recently, but that is only because great things are to come!

Natalie Zart studio has been suffering from no internet in the last 3 weeks and so its been a bit hard for me to work properly, but I am happy to share news that are about to happen.

My artwork is getting a professional photo shoot this weekend with Daniel Auer - see his Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.auer.photography.

Furthermore, the whole Natalie Zart blog will see a rebirth soon, which will be done by a graphic designer Amy Arthurs, whose work I fell in love with immediately. See her gorgeous blog here: http://www.ohmydesignblog.com/.

Keep your eye out for amazing changes to take place in the next 8 weeks!

I can't wait to be back with a completely fresh base to build Natalie Zart world on.

See you soon
xoxo

Thursday, 14 November 2013

November painting: “Love your life”

I recently bought a colorless masking fluid from Schmincke (see my shopping post here). It is a white/ transparent liquid, which you can apply to a paper, wait till it dries (takes a few minutes) and then paint with watercolor over it. The areas where the masking fluid was applied stay colorless. Once your painting is done, you rub the dry masking fluid off, leaving you with areas that have not been touched by the watercolor.

VoilĂ !

(It pretty much works like sticking a tape on a paper and then painting over it, except it is a fluid, not a tape :)

I am really happy that I found the masking fluid in the art shop; I had to look through thousands of products, all with labels in German. I am not yet so good in German to be able to figure out how to say a colorless masking fluid, so asking the shop keepers for instructions where to find it was a big no go :D Once I had it in my hands, I immediately had ideas how to use it in my drawings.

I have spent 2013 practising drawing faces, which have been a big challenge for me in the past and in 2014, I would like to go back to including a little bit of typography/ design touch in my illustrations.

Hence the little text in my new blue hair fairy, which was born this November.

Please meet and remember to “Love your life”.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

First winter decorations - flowers, cards and paper wraps

This weekend I could not resist to buy a couple of things that already brought a light Christmasy feeling to our home.

First of all I absolutely had to get these red berries in a combination with very soft white flowers, I think they go together really nicely.


I then visited the Wedding Avenue in Gerngross shopping center, which is currently one of my favorite shops in Vienna where to buy birthday and seasonal cards, gift wraps and stationary decorations.

I figured that they re-sell products from Rifle Paper Co. and Paper Source, which produce exactly the style of paper and stationary I love - illustrated, colorful, simple, yet absolutely gorgeous products.  

The following beauties simply had to go home with me:
  • 2 Christmas Paper Wraps
  • A set of holiday greeting cards



Has Christmas slowly but surely made its way to your home too?

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