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Kiva Micro Loans – Giving Back

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio – Giving Back With Kiva Micro Loans

One of the best parts of starting my own small business is having the opportunity to give back in ways that are meaningful for me. To this end, I donate a percentage of all profits from Emily Lupita Studio to serve as micro loans via the international organization Kiva.

Globe World Tree Artwork by Emily Lupita Studio

Right now I have a loan out to a young woman in Armenia who is using the collective loans she’s received through Kiva (which includes my contribution) to go to college. She wants to be a teacher. Without student loans available and because she comes from a poor family – this loan has the potential to change the course of her life. She is now in the process of repaying the loan and once it is fully repaid, I can loan it out again.

For the next three days (until June 30th) Kiva is offering $25 free loans to everyone who signs up using my lender link – here .

This is the full link:  http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/emilylupitastudio

 

Globe World Tree Houses Neighborhood Community

When you loan out your free $25, I will then also get $25 added to my loan bank to give. This makes $50 loaned out at no cost to us. I wanted to share this opportunity with you all because I know many of you are interested in this sort of giving and I’ve found Kiva to be a good, reputable place to do it.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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My newest watercolor painting:
 
D is for Dreamer letter D alphabet original artwork watercolor painting by artist Emily Lupita of Emily Lupita Studio
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The Evolution of Emily Brontë

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio ~ The View From My Art Desk

I decided to try something new – watercolor portraits of women writers I admire. My first portrait is an homage to Emily Brontë,  the English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, the classic, Wuthering Heights.

My starting inspiration was the Humbert Portrait, which is from an unknown artist of the mid-19th century.

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First step – drawing the portrait out in pencil. I wanted it to be similar to my inspiration, but in my own style. I gave her a pair of my favorite earrings and a modern hair style (and added highlights to the hair later as well.)

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Next I made a digital illustration from the pencil drawing, playing around with color. I added in an Emily Brontë quote I love.  (For a zoom-able version that’s easier to read, visit it in my Etsy shop ~ here.)

Emily Bronte Quote Wuthering Heights

 

Once I had the colors as I liked them, I went back to the pencil drawing and started the watercolor process.

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There are 6 different colors in her face alone. The hair has around 8 different shades.

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This style is what I call my “fashionista” style because it’s similar to illustrations for fashion design. It’s a completely different technique than my usual Lupita style of painting. Also using a different paper that absorbs the water much faster than my usual cold press paper.

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And here she is, my first watercolor portrait of a woman writer I admire. Maybe the first & only…maybe the first of many.

Emily Bronte Quote Wuthering Heights

 

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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My newest ink & illustration design:
artwork illustration design by artist Emily Lupita of Emily Lupita Studio
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