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Custom Blankets

My newest project is to create custom blankets for my boys. I wanted them to have something special with my artwork on it that they can use and enjoy. I started with two of my favorite photographs, then made the art portraits from there. These portraits are digital made by hand using my Apple pencil and the design program Procreate.

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Then I added a background to each one – Japanese paper designs. Finally, I uploaded the finished paintings to Spoonflower online to be made into custom fabric. I chose the “minky” fabric for it’s soft and fuzzy quality. I was so excited when the fabric arrived! Wow, it’s so much brighter and more vivid than I even imagined. And the paintings look so cool in this large size.

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The next step is to sew them into blankets. I’ll post again with the finished blankets…my hope is I can finish before Christmas.

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

Artist & Author

Emily Lupita Studio

 

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Introducing Our New Baby

Introducing our new baby, little Archer. He’s the sweetest tiny guy and it’s been such a beautiful and busy eight months since he was born. I’ve been wanting to add him into the family portrait painting I made before he came along. It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve finally finished. I thought it would be cool to show you my process for making portraits.

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I start out with a photograph that I love. In this case, I’m adding baby Archer to an existing painting, so I had a print out of the family portrait handy. That way I can match the style and colors.

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It usually takes me several tries to get the sketch how I like it. I begin with the basic form, then add in my Lupita style circles, chevrons, stars, stripes, and style. These are just two of the fifteen or so sketches I made on plain white paper. Then the fourth one is the final sketch on watercolor paper.

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Let the painting begin! I almost always start with the face then move outward in a circle from there. I’m not sure why…it just seems the most natural way for me to paint a person.

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Once the painting is complete, I scan it into my computer and use Photoshop to add it to the larger family portrait.

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I hope to eventually re-paint the entire family portrait so all the colors match exactly. With two small children at home it may take some time, but one day soon! 🙂

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

Artist & Author

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The Big Art

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One of my favorite quotes with two of my newest paintings.

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New Painting: “Amy”

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“Amy”

watercolor & ink

by artist Emily Lupita

Art prints & original painting are now available in my little online art shop.

🌟 Love & Blessings,

Emily Lupita

Artist & Author

http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com

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New Painting: “La Familia”

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“La Familia”

watercolor & ink

by artist Emily Lupita

Art prints & original painting are now available in my little online art shop.

Love & Blessings,

Emily Lupita

http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com

 

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New Painting: “Lupita & Her Captain”

 

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“Lupita & Her Captain”

watercolor & ink

by artist Emily Lupita

Art prints & original painting are now available in my little online art shop.

🌟 Love & Blessings,

Emily Lupita

http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com