I want to share something really amazing with you.
Early this year I backed a Jane Austen style Role Playing Game game called Good Society.
I jumped at the chance to become a NPC (non player character) or in this case an NPG (non player gentry). I sent off some pictures and some descriptions, and was so surprised to get an email this weekend showing off the final card (front and back)
Basically, I’m now a Jane Austen character that people can use as a friend, romantic rival, object of affection. People will choose my card to sit in front of them while they play.
I am super pleased with how well these came out!
The artist is Aviv and the publisher of the RPG is Storybrewers.
The book and cards should be in people’s hands before Christmas, and I look forward to seeing how people like ‘Anastasia’ the ink splattered artist in their games.
I am so proud to present my latest book, About Face, a year of diverse portraits.
Paging through About Face is the closest you can get to actually holding my sketchbook in your hands.
As you turn each page you’ll see both the front and the back of the portrait, where the ink and markers have bled through the paper.
Please enjoy the 43 portraits I’ve included in About Face, each one inspired by unique beautiful people who have volunteered their own photos as kindly muses via the Sktchy.com iOS app.
About face, a year of diverse portraits is available now on Amazon.com.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made it out to Gallery Night 2017 this month, and especially those who came by to visit me and my portraits. They’ll remain up at 100state until September.
I spent most of my time talking with people, meeting up with friends, checking out all the amazing art and flirting with the band. That means I got very few pictures of the event myself, but was actually engaged in experiencing it.
If you want to see more pictures of the event there are a few on Carlos’s Instagram and also a few videos of art in the space during gallery night. Official event photos available soon.
Thanks again to 100arts for allowing me to be part of this years Gallery Night, and again to everyone who came by to say hello and see my art!
If you’re looking for a great co-working space in Madison you can join 100state and request the teal meeting room where my portraits are hanging. I hope you enjoy hanging out with them as much as I did while making them.
Please, feel free to send me pics of you taking selfies with my art in the background. 😀 Who knows, perhaps I’ll be inspired to make a little portrait from your picture, and we’ll have a little portrait-ception going on. 😀
Here are some examples:
Come and see my art!
Gallery Night is May 5th, a Madison wide celebration of art and galleries with dozens of participating venues.
Here is the Gallery Night map of participating galleries. (pdf)
The 100state arts organizer liked my work at the Print & Resist show and invited me to share my series of portraits at the 100State ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood‘ show:
I’m showing 30 of my portraits inspired by sktchy.com photos.
My work will remain up in the gallery until September 1st.
There will be a reception with refreshments and live music at 100state on Gallery night.
Here are the event details
Hope to see you swing by,
Stacie Arellano is a Madison based graphic novelist and illustrator. Her About Face portrait series was created with Prismacolor markers on Leuchtturm1917 paper and inspired by photos submitted to Sktchy.com.
In addition to ink and marker illustrations, Stacie also hand carves Linoprints and makes prints by hand. Her graphic novel series, Tribute Waters, features a similar blockprint aesthetic, while being fully digitally created.
View her graphic novel work at TributeWaters.com and read thoughts on technology and art at StacieArellano.com