Reality

Realism was my first artistic obsession. When my parents divorced, I saw a frame in the lawyer's office that was just a shadowbox full of crumpled white paper, and I told my dad they should let me (and him, a decorative painter) do a real piece of art for them. He told me it was a drawing in pencil on flat paper, and I was bewildered for the next fifteen years. I still gasp at great realism even when I know the tricks, always looking for a move I don't know yet. I love to create (or recreate from a photograph) human faces, animals, objects, textiles, and special effects. Let's do something that will make people wonder how the fuck we did it.

Lion

Lion

eye, beach, clock

eye, beach, clock

Monarch

Monarch

Butterfly with shadow

Patriot

Patriot

American Pride

Crane

Crane

Crane from reference I folded myself, only 999 left to go.

BB-8

BB-8

Star Wars The Force Awakens star BB-8 is the only droid in this list.

Leia

Leia

The best Disney princess. Just don't call her that.

Dog Portrait

Dog Portrait

His photo (right)

Lioness

Lioness

For mother, in an inverted triangle (the symbol of woman)

Elephant

Elephant

Elephant bursting through her favorite flowers, gerber daisies.

Leopard

Leopard

Spots in grass

Skull

Skull

Simple, realistic skull

From Reference

From Reference

Reproducing another artist's physical work

© 2019 Redwood Lisa Radocchia Portland, Oregon