Category: Artist

As a writer, it can sometimes be maddening not to able to see the worlds I imagine outside of my head. As an artist, I can bring them to life on my digital canvas. Whether it’s talking about art or publishing it for you to see, you’ll find it in this category. If you want to skip the talk and just look at my gallery of digital art and paintings, check out Imitating Life.

Artist

As a writer, it can sometimes be maddening not to able to see the worlds I imagine outside of my head. As an artist, I can bring them to life on my digital canvas. Whether it’s talking about art or publishing it for you to see, you’ll find it in this category. If you want to skip the talk and just look at my gallery of digital art and paintings, check out Imitating Life.

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Blush by Jo Wilson May 27th in Jo History

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So, this is my first piece of vanity art for the year, and the first to depict my new hair color.  (The painting doesn’t show you my ridiculously long roots, of course.)  It kind of sums up my current mood these last few months.  (You can Check it out on deviantART, if you like.)

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Bravest of Heart by Jo Wilson April 14th in Jo History

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This is a portrait of my original character, Dean Cassidy, who is the main protagonist of my EPIC MASTERPIECE.  (His face is modeled after Jared Padalecki’s.)  I painted this using Photoshop CC (2014) and Wacom Intous Pen and Tablet.

Update: Short Stories Art Project

I’ve decided to postpone my Short Stories Art Project in favor of other creative pursuits.  After getting back in touch with Nikki and Eri, and completing my final draft of the first Episode of The Pillow Game: Imaginary Friends, I have ultimately come to the conclusion that my Short Stories Art Project belongs on the back burner.  That being said, I do intend to complete the criteria at some point, but I’m removing the deadlines I originally set for myself.

Doodles with Sosi!

So, last night, my soul sister, Nikki (a.k.a. Sosi), and I stayed up till the crack of dawn doodling together via screen sharing.  In the process, we had some discussions about the future of artwork for The Pillow Game, and by the end of it, I am left feeling as utterly enamored with her art as I always have been.

The only thing I have to show for our doodle-fest on her part is the following portrait of me that she has begun:

Work-in-progress Portrait of Jo Wilson (me) by Nikki Jenkins, 2014

Work-in-progress Portrait of Jo Wilson (me) by Nikki Jenkins, 2014

And as for what I worked on… well, I played around with coloring an older sketch of mine, previously posted to deviantART:

Panther by Jo Wilson; original sketch 2011, work-in-progress colors 2014

Panther by Jo Wilson; original sketch 2011, work-in-progress colors 2014

Boy With No Name by Jo Wilson April 12th in Jo History

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So, this is my first painting for my Short Stories Art Project.  Of my three artworks for my short story Boy With No Name, this is my character portrait of the title character.  Per my own rules, I had to try something I’ve never tried before, so I experimented with color.  I also opted to skip out on the texturing I usually add to make my paintings look canvas-y.  I was so in love with the details — flawed as some of them are — that I wanted it raw with out any color filters or textures aside from what I actually painted. Continue reading

Entourage by Jo Wilson April 8th in Jo History

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A family-style portrait of myself and my (imaginary) boys.  On the far left is Bae, and to the right of him is Max.  On the far right is Aurthose — although not my favorite iteration of his face.  For a bigger version, check it out on my deviantART.

I Finally Caved and Got Adobe CC

In the spring of 2009, around the time I should have graduated college on a four-year plan had I stayed in school instead of dropping out, I decided to go back to school.  My first failed attempt at a higher education began in fall of 2004 — the fall after I had graduated high school — and I was of the mind that I didn’t want or need a college education to do what I loved most, namely writing.  The second time around, I was inspired to return to the hallowed halls of my local community college because I wanted to make a website and wanted to know how to do it like the professionals.

It is ridiculously easy to make a website now-a-days, even if you don’t know anything about HTML, CSS, JavaScript or PHP (or any number of other web-based markup/scripting/programming languages).  Most blogging websites, like WordPress.com and Tumblr offer you a free space to build up a full blown website (with the blog included), as well as any number of free and paid templates and themes and ways to customize them.  That wasn’t enough for me, though.  I wanted to know how to do it all.

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Self Authored by Jo Wilson April 3rd in Jo History

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This painting was previously used as the featured graphic in the header banner for Auridesion.com, but I’ve since changed it to something else in my recent updates.  It currently still plays a role on the site information page, but I plan on changing that soon, so I decided to post the painting before I remove it from the last place you can still find it.

I didn’t realize until just now that I hadn’t previously submitted it to deviantART, which was a really big shock to me.  I’ve corrected that now, of course.  So, if you would like to see a bigger version of the painting, check it out here.

Young Soul by Jo Wilson March 26th in Jo History

"Young Soul" by Jo Wilson (2012)

This is a portrait of my mother, Sharon. I originally planned for this to be a gift for her birthday in 2012 — which is at the beginning of February. I ended up making her something else (with the help of my stepmother, Brenda) for her birthday, but painted this anyways.

I really like the way it came out, and I think it captures my mother’s playful side. You’d never believe she’s older than 29 by the way she fiercely lives her life. And even though she and I often clash, I’m very proud to humbly pay homage to her with my art.

Painted with Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Bamboo pen and tablet.

View larger version on deviantART.