Watercolor Portrait-Beginner

Since trying my first watercolor portrait, I've definitely learned a lot about the medium and drawing portraits in general.  Although there has been some improvement, there is still a long way to go for me.  Here are a few of my most recent paintings from latest to oldest: View this post on Instagram   💎💎💎... Continue Reading →


Contour Fashion Illustration

Hey guys!  I just finished a new fashion illustration, but, this time, rather than just a regular runway snapshot, it incorporates the concept of contour(continuous) line using pen and ink and watercolor inspired by the works of artist Daniel Egneus.  BTW the supplies I used were Strathmore watercolor paper, Winsor and Newton watercolor tubes, and... Continue Reading →

First watercolor painting

Hey guys!  Today, I decided to try something new and by painting a watercolor portrait, which I've never done before.  For a long time, I've had a love-hate relationship with watercolors, as they can have beautiful results, unless (like me) you don't give enough drying time in between each layer.  Nevertheless, in order to improve... Continue Reading →

Winner of the FIDM Fashion Club Sketch Contest!

Hello everyone!  In our technology-based world, social media sites, such as Facebook and Instagram, are an amazing platform for artists to share, sell, and promote their work.  Recently, I posted a couple of fashion illustrations that I did on my Instagram (@shreyachalapalli), tagging the FIDM Fashion Cub, and ended up being discovered by them.  Since they... Continue Reading →

Pouring Art

Hey guys!  Lately, I've noticed a lot of people making really cool abstract-looking poured pieces, so I decided to try it for myself!  Keep reading to find out how you can make your own: <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjsk1SlgRvl/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:540px;... Continue Reading →

First Painting Sold!

Hey everyone!  I recently sold a new painting a few weeks ago, titled "Botanical," so I decided to share with you guys how I made it.  This piece was done as a color study in school, using an analogous color scheme consisting of red-violet, violet, and blue-violet.  Before starting, I took some notes on painting(acrylic)... Continue Reading →

Jr. VASE 2018

    .Hi everyone!  Last-last weekend was Jr. VASE, which is an art competition between middle school art students all across our region, and I'm super excited to share that, this year, I won two platinum(highest level) medals!  Going there and competing was an amazing experience, as it gave me the opportunity to talk about... Continue Reading →

New Oil Painting

Hey guys!  I just finished another new oil painting recently, called "The Art Desk."  I made it to try to get more comfortable with the medium, as I'm still fairly new to it.  The piece is done of a collection of random things that I usually have laying around on my art desk. After experimenting with... Continue Reading →

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