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the art + life of sharon samples

art: allie mae

September 12, 2012 by Sharon | 2 Comments

Had this song stuck in my head for a while now. Been thinking about drawing something for it for just as long.

I really like how the hand-drawn lettering turned out. It was an experiment, based on the type of stuff you usually see in tattoo designs as well as those elaborately drawn on chalkboards.

Listen to the song “Allie Mae” by El Cantador HERE.

EDIT: I submitted this for this week’s Illustration Friday theme: imagination.

20 Pages: sketchbook video

August 10, 2012 by Sharon | 0 comments

During the opening reception of 20 Pages, a computer was set up that played a video created by Val Webb and Mark Perez. It featured a flip-through of our sketchbooks, since there were mounted to the wall and not able to be handled during the event. Charlie Smoke (Associate Director of the MAC) has been posting these videos on the MAC’s vimeo account. It’s been weeks and weeks, and finally, the last video is up. The one featuring my sketchbook.

My book starts at 9:14, and I also contributed a page to Thekla Wilkinson’s book.

20 Pages – Part 5 (Artists: Tutta Greer Cone, Karin Marrero, Sharon Samples, Thekla Wilkinson, Jackie Davidson) from Mobile Arts Council on Vimeo.

August 4, 2012
by Sharon

art: the girl who was on fire (Katniss Everdeen)

Seriously, The Hunger Games Trilogy ruined my life. Read with caution, people. I did love the movie, as I felt it did a great job of translating the feel of the book to screen. After reading the book series, Peeta … Continue reading

July 28, 2012
by Sharon

Dog Days to Cat Nights: Sketchbook Project 2013

Today I went to pick up my art pieces from Mobile Arts Council. In my previous post, I neglected to mention that The Dog Days show was a benefit for Alexander’s Place, a Great Dog rescue in Mobile. It was … Continue reading

July 27, 2012
by Sharon

20 Pages & sundry

Both the 20 Pages and Dogs Days of Summer art shows come down today. Tomorrow I will pick up my art. It was a really great event, with a exceptionally large turn-out during ArtWalk, and particularly those that came into … Continue reading