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Art for the mind. Barbara Lorene. Student artist circa 1996. Detroit based.

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    It’s 3:40am and I had an idea so I scribbled it down before I fell asleep

    It’s 3:40am and I had an idea so I scribbled it down before I fell asleep

    — 3 days ago with 3 notes
    #barbara lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #drawing  #ideas  #illustration  #contemporary 
    Sorry for not posting, I’ve been packing. Now that it’s actually time to go to art school I’m scared shitless. I’ve never lived anywhere else in my life and I’m leaving everything I know behind. It’s what I’ve always wanted, but I never realized the magnitude of it. All I can do is keep an open mind and remember it’s the beginning if what I’ve always wanted

    Sorry for not posting, I’ve been packing. Now that it’s actually time to go to art school I’m scared shitless. I’ve never lived anywhere else in my life and I’m leaving everything I know behind. It’s what I’ve always wanted, but I never realized the magnitude of it. All I can do is keep an open mind and remember it’s the beginning if what I’ve always wanted

    — 6 days ago with 17 notes
    #barbara lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #kcad  #kendall college of art and design  #art school 
    I’ve started digging out old abandoned pieces and continuing them because I can’t bring myself to waste paper

    I’ve started digging out old abandoned pieces and continuing them because I can’t bring myself to waste paper

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    #barbara lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #drawing 

    Dual-exposure: Photographed self portraits & oil painting self portraits 

    My first (left) and last (right) pieces in CASA AP studio art: two years and so much growth as an artist & a person

    — 2 weeks ago with 13 notes
    #barbara Lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #Illustration  #oil  #painting  #ap studio art  #casa 
    Does “i traded this piece for a pack of smokes and a ride to a party” qualify me as a professional artist

    Does “i traded this piece for a pack of smokes and a ride to a party” qualify me as a professional artist

    — 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
    #barbara lorene  #Art  #wine  #oops 
    I’ll take a better picture tomorrow when the light is better but this will do for now 
“For You” (colored pencil)

    I’ll take a better picture tomorrow when the light is better but this will do for now¬†

    For You” (colored pencil)

    — 2 weeks ago with 11 notes
    #barbara Lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #Illustration  #colored pencils  #polychromos  #drawing 
    Anonymous asked: Where do you work??


    Answer:

    Little Italian restaurant outside Detroit, MI

    — 2 weeks ago with 2 notes

    Everytime I think I’ll finish it I have to leave for work

    — 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
    #barbara Lorene  #art  #artists on tumblr  #colored pencil 
    mister-mind asked: I love your artwork! I can tell it's strongly influenced by Marco Mazzoni, who is one of my favorite artists.


    Answer:

    Thank you so much!! And *sigh* i have had some pretty nasty criticism in the past that i “jacked his style”, which is hard to take being an origanilist. I adore his work to a possibly unhealthy degree, and was initially drawn to it because i’ve always worked with botanical/biomorphic figures. To really emphasize the difference between our work, i did a study based on his “Blu II” post ( bellow). And it was REALLY hard for me not to draw the eyes, and patiently draw everything in black & sepia before coloring.

    — 2 weeks ago