December 24, 2015

☆ Merry Christmas ☆


Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you enjoy your time with your beloved ones, eat tons of xmas candy (my favourite part xD)
and get ready for a great new year 2016!

*・゜゚・* \(^O^)/ *・゜゚・*


Oh and, YES!
This Christmas beauty is part of my 2016 PINUP CALENDAR,
let me know if you want one

December 16, 2015

Nerdy Girl


... Have I ever told you I HATE characters who wear glasses?! (ு⁎ு)྆྆
Maybe I've watched too much anime, but that kind of characters are always boring, way too serious and have the excitement of a rock. Also, glasses usually make me really mad because they tend to ruin a cute character design, and that's a sin to me ( •̀ω•́ )

BUT then one day I made this drawing as part of a commission for stamp sets, and man, I don't know how, I unexpectedly fell in love with this nerdy beauty *o*
The final artwork was in just black line, so I've kept the sketch in the drawer for several months, waiting for a chance to paint it in my own style and make it part of my collection of coloured sketches.

And now that I've finished my calendar and that I have TONS of commissioned work to finish up before Christmas (... pray for me x____x), it has been a perfect excuse to use it as a quick colouring practice to clear up my mind!

... Now I think maybe even I could be happy wearing glasses (⁄ ⁄^^⁄ ⁄)

December 10, 2015

"2016 Pinup Calendar" PRE-ORDERS


GREAT NEWS!!
My calendar is finished!! ヽ(*⌒ ∇ ⌒*)ノ
 And it's so colorful and super cute, 2016 is going to be the sweetest year!

Hurry up and pre-order it! You have lots of promotions:


You think both are super cool and your heart can't decide which one you like most? Easy, get both! 
You'll get a special discount and my eternal gratitude


"Give me, give me more " you say? Ok! Here are some special packs ;)


Yes, you've read well, you can ask for a print of ANY illustration of my portfolio ;)

And there's one more special pack
If you ever wanted an ORIGINAL drawing from me, this is your chance! 
I'll make a surprise sketch with my favourite pencils, exclusively for you ٩꒰ ˘ ³˘꒱۶~


But wait, this isn't over yet! 
I'm in the Christmas mood and if you pre-order your calendar before December 21st, 
you get a BONUS free gift! YAY! ٩(ε


The calendars will be ready by the end of December and all pre-orders
 will be sent on the very first week of January, so you can have a wonderful start of the year :)

Here's some extra info:
  • Yes, I do ship worldwide!
  • Shipping cost is not included in the price.
  • Payments must be made in EUROS and via Paypal, please.
  • All calendars will be sent by certified mail.
  • Your packages will be carefully wrapped, so they'll reach your door in perfect shape :)
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...Phew! And I think that's all, folks!
To pre-order your calendar you just have to send me an email to ariartna@gmail.com and tell me which calendar or pack you want to be yours forever and ever.

If after reading all this, you'd still like to purchase a different pack that is not listed here (is that possible?! xD), just drop me a line to ariartna@gmail.com, tell me what new "mix" you want and I'll make your wishes come true!

October 29, 2015

Happy Halloween!


YAY! It's Halloween again and as every year I'm celebrating it with a sexy pinup, but this time I'm even more excited about it because this illustration is part of my upcoming "2016 PinUp Calendar"!

It will feature 12 whole new pinup artworks, one girl for each month and yes! this will be October's lady.
There'll be a wall and a desk version, and I plan to add some goodies on the package as a thank you gift
I haven't chosen the goodies yet, so any ideas and comments are welcome!


Pre-orders will be officially available very soon, but you can already send me an email to ariartna@gmail.com and tell me you'll want a copy \(^ o ^)/

Meanwhile, you'll find this pretty lady printed on a lot of new stuff on my Society6 shop


 Happy Halloween everyone!  Ψ( `▽´ )Ψ

September 22, 2015

Back to work!

Well, actually I haven't stopped working! :_D
For the last few months I've been working on a big, big project from which I hope to get really great news, but I can't show anything about it yet.

Meanwhile, it's time to get back to all the personal projects I left unfinished, and the very first one of them is... my 2016 "Pin Up Girls" Calendar!
The overall design is planned, but now I must work hard and create 12 completely new illustrations for the calendar, it may sound like a lot of work (and it is) but I couldn't be more motivated about it

I'll be posting the process of all the illustrations and tell you when you can preorder the calendar ;)


I went to my favourite art store and got a new and wonderful sketchbook,
it's small enough to carry with me wherever I go and yet it has a good size to feel comfortable while drawing (the ones I bought lately were too small).



I also got me a super cute pink pencil, now I just want to draw in blue & pink!
Doodling just got a lot more fun! *___*

June 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, dear Marilyn ♥

1st June is Marilyn Monroe's birthday, she would have turned 89 and become a lovely grandma
In my mind she's always alive, whenever I'm stuck drawing a pin up girl, I ask to myself how would Marilyn look, and inspiration comes right to me! So here's my little tribute to my beloved muse.


I don't know if gentlemen prefer blondes, but sure they all prefer Marilyn xDD


Happy Birthday, sweet Norma Jeane!


_________________ !

May 27, 2015

Disney doodles: week 2

The little game, #DisneyDoodles  keeps going on! (you can see the first round here)
Remember that to participate you just have to follow me on Instagram or Twitter and vote for your favourite characters! ;)

These were the doodles of the 2nd round:


Special doodle, couples theme:  Anna & Kristoff or Beauty and the Beast
and Disney's classic movie was chosen.


Lady won over Cruella de Vil! Definitely we prefer dogs than fur!


The incredibly sensual Esmeralda won the brunettes match, against Pocahontas.

May 14, 2015

Veggies canvas


As you may remember, last Christmas I printed my own pin-up artworks calendar and to my surprise I sold lots and lots of copies! Part of this was thanks to my mother-in-law, who truly helped me a lot to promote, sell and even pack them
I felt so grateful, that I prepared a little surprise to thank her: an original painting on canvas about one of her favourite hobbies, veggies! :P






I swear it's been YEARS since the last time I touched gouaches, you can imagine how nervous I was before starting to paint it! xDD But then I felt very comfortable with the technique and I loved the fact that, unlike watercolours, I got bright and intense colours (that's one of the main reasons I don't usually paint with traditional techniques... Ok, that and the magic "undo" button xD).


Amb carinyo, per a la Carme!

May 11, 2015

Disney Doodles: week 1

This month I'm getting ready for an important project (I hope I'll be able to tell you about it soon!) and to practice my "Disney skills" I've started a little game on my Instagram and Twitter accounts:

Everyday I'll give you 2 characters and YOU will vote which one you want me to draw for the next day!
Taking part of the game is as easy as following me on Twitter and/or Instagram and vote daily for your favourite character! I'll be waiting for you! ;)

And these have been the doodles of this first week:


I started with a personal favourite, Ariel wearing that lovely pink dress 
(who said pink and red can't go well together?!)


"Guys, I want a castle."
The first winner was Flynn Rider, he defeated Queen Elsa!


Next ones were Nala (The Lion King) and Thumper (Bambi),
and the adorable rabbit won the match!


Last one of the week was Tinkerbell, though Genie (Aladdin) 
was very close to win the match!

April 23, 2015

Sant Jordi '15

Oh yes!! It's my favourite day of the year again: 23rd April, "Sant Jordi"!

I love this date because in Catalonia we have the tradition in which men give a rose to women, and we give men a book as a present (but nowadays we girls get both things, yay!).
That means today Barcelona (and every city in Catalonia) looks even more beautiful with its streets full of roses and books, it's impossible to stay at home today!


And here's the dragon of St. George's legend, I love the story but I always feel sorry for the dragon, he was just a bit hungry! xDD So I prefer to make it look adorable and give the story a happy ending for everyone.
By the way, I'm sorry I've been posting the same picture for the last 3 years :_D I hope next year I'll finally have time enough to make a new illustration to celebrate this beautiful day! :D


Happy world book day and St. George's Day!
Feliç Diada de Sant Jordi
¡Feliz Día del Libro!

April 13, 2015

Angry Merida

I made this doodle a few weeks ago, while watching Brave, but I felt today was a perfect day to paint it because I'm suffering a terrible headache this morning and I feel as angry as Merida here ;___;


April 8, 2015

Interview for "Erial Magazine"

English
Hi there!
I've been missing for a while, working hard on some new stuff I'll publish soon, but for now I'm back with some good news I've been longing to tell you!
Some weeks ago I was interviewed by Erial Magazine, we had a great time talking about many things like my days as an art student, my influences and goals, I also explained my point of view as a female artist who draws pin up girls, etc!

You can read the full interview in this issue (but it's only in spanish, sorry! >o< )


Español
¡Hola de nuevo!
He estado ausente un tiempo, trabajando en bastante material nuevo que publicaré pronto, pero ya estoy de vuelta con buenas noticias que deseaba contaros :D
Hace unas semanas el equipo de Erial Magazine me hicieron una entrevista en la que pasamos un rato genial charlando de muchas cosas como mi época de estudiante de arte, mis mayores influencias y objetivos, también expliqué un poco mi punto de vista como artista femenina que dibuja chicas pin up, etc.

Podéis leer la entrevista entera aquí, ¡espero que la disfrutéis! :)


The coffee shop where we met had a lot of super yummy stuff! xD
Además, en la cafetería en la que nos reunimos estaba todo rico, rico xDD


A little drawing I made while we talked.
Un pequeño dibujo que hice mientras charlábamos.


Thanks Aina, Andrea and Vik for such a wonderful time!
¡Gracias Aina, Andrea y Vik por un rato tan estupendo!
 

March 10, 2015

"Beauty" commission

These days I've been working on many private commissions, and this one in particular has been one of my favourites
I confess that I love it when people ask me for erotic pin up commissions, they're my favourite thing! This one was kinda personal, so I made something very sensual but elegant and delicate at the same time.

And if you want to ask me for a commission, it's very easy! Just send me an email to  ariartna@gmail.com  describing what you want and I'll be happy to draw for you ;)


As you can imagine, I've had a lot of fun working on this one!

February 19, 2015

FernGully fan art

Let's see, how many of you remember the movie FernGully?

I watched it a thousand times when I was a kid, and it's been years since the last time but a few days ago I found out the spanish version was all dubbed by just ONE actor... and I never realized it!
It piqued my curiosity, so I watched it again inmediately and wow... the actor (Ángel Garó) really did a good job, the voices are so different!

As you can imagine I felt a bit nostalgic, and I couldn't help to make a little fan art of the pretty Crysta :)


February 14, 2015

Love isn't perfect!

Happy Valentine's Day!
YAY! It's that time of the year when we can eat tons of chocolates without feeling guilty at all! (oh wait, I do that every day xDD)

This year I wanted to make something funnier and the idea of a not-greatly-skilled Lady Cupid came into my mind. People often says "Love is blind" or complaint like Cupid did something wrong, well here's a theory of what happened :P


Oops! ...Well you know, Love isn't perfect after all!


It has also been a good opportunity to practice more face expressions, it's so fun!

January 26, 2015

Poker Lady

A few weeks ago, my friends taught me to play poker, at first I had NO IDEA of what I was doing and of course I lost quickly! haha but now... gosh, shame on them, I'm completely obsessed with this game! xDD


Next time I'm going to try this move, I'll beat everyone for sure! xDD

So, thanks to this new obsession, I used this theme for one of my daily doodles. And I liked it so much that I painted it but in a sketchy style, like this other daily doodle.
I must confess I feel really comfortable with this style and I'm going to colour some of my daily sketches like this, because I can't live without adding some colour to everything I do...!

January 12, 2015

Hello 2015!

So, 2014 has been a crazy and hard-working year... until the very last day!
2 weeks before Christmas I decided to print some calendars, which is something I've wanted to do for many years but never got the time... and surprisingly this year I made it right on time!


 
Wrapping all the calendars was fun but it took a lot of work, thanks to my mother in law for helping me!
(Gràcies per tota l'ajuda, Carme!)

At first I was going to print just a few but as the news began to spread, people kept asking for more and more calendars, so I finally printed a lot more than I thought and... they're all sold out! I still can't believe it!

UPDATE: as I'm still getting requests to purchase my calendar, I'm going to print a few more.
Please if you want one this is your last chance! Send me an email to ariartna@gmail.com to preorder yours ;)

So I've been thinking, maybe it's the moment to get serious about opening my own online store (maybe in Etsy, Society6... or both xDD) so I could sell some prints, bookmarks, or my next year's calendar.. ;)
Please feel free to comment which stuff you would like me to sell, all ideas are welcome!


And talking about New Year's resolutions, I've included "daily sketches" on my list again (like every year xD), these are the first daily doodles of 2015! I want to work even harder this year :D