July92014

~ An update from J.N. Garrett Art ~

Hi guys! Just wanted to let you all know I am planning to take a hiatus from posting on here for a bit, and I will be making some temporary changes to the sketchblog during that time.

Ask Box:
My ask box is going to be completely turned off until I am back. I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes anyone, but I have some definite reasons for doing this for a season. To the lovely people who use this method to chat with me, don’t worry, you aren’t bugging me, and you’re not the reason I’m choosing to shut it off for a while. :)

Additional Blogs:
My other side blogs will not be viewable until after I get back.

Sunday Art Shares:
"Art Share" posts are going to be on hold along with any other type of posting until I am ready to get it all going again.

Finally:
Ok, with all the craziness happening on tumblr the last few days, I want to be very clear on this to my friends and followers; if anything is ever posted on here that is out of character from what I usually post (my own art, beautiful work by others, RotG/HTTYD/Disney fan appreciation stuff, general loveliness, etc…), it is safe to assume I did not post it. I will absolutely NEVER post porn, gore, foul language or anything that glorifies cruelty or violence, and if any such thing EVER shows up on here, it means the blog has been violated by an outside source.

Thanks for following my art on here, and I look forward to updating when I get back.

~ jng

July62014
annaarmona:

Winter night. Watercolor. More work and information http://annaarmona.deviantart.com/

"Sunday Art Share" time!

Lovely watercolor work by annaarmona. I especially love the gorgeous coolness of the colors in this piece!

annaarmona:

Winter night. Watercolor. More work and information http://annaarmona.deviantart.com/

"Sunday Art Share" time!

Lovely watercolor work by annaarmona. I especially love the gorgeous coolness of the colors in this piece!

July12014
So, I know there are a bunch of people following my blog now who I never got to message a thank you. I really tried to do that consistently for a while, and then life got crazy and I fell too far behind to feel like I could really catch back up on it. So, if you haven’t heard these words from me yet, this is for you, as well as for each person who had taken the time to keep up with my posts since I started this blog just over two years ago. Seriously, thank you all for a marvelous tumblr experience! 

I pretty much never do the “reblog if” posts that come through, but I want to say here, YES, I absolutely appreciate you guys, and YES, I am definitely open to messaging with people, whether we are following each other’s blogs or not. I’m not always the quickest at replying, but I love interacting with folks on here and making new friends, and I promise, I don’t bite. :) 

Also, this picture is a new edit of a piece I recently did for a friend’s birthday. I am really enjoying trying a bit more digital art lately, and I absolutely love the Sketchbook Mobile app’s huge capacity in a little program. It’s really like a baby photoshop - smaller in scale for sure, but still with a good selection of tools, and what it does, it does really well. 

~ jng

So, I know there are a bunch of people following my blog now who I never got to message a thank you. I really tried to do that consistently for a while, and then life got crazy and I fell too far behind to feel like I could really catch back up on it. So, if you haven’t heard these words from me yet, this is for you, as well as for each person who had taken the time to keep up with my posts since I started this blog just over two years ago. Seriously, thank you all for a marvelous tumblr experience!

I pretty much never do the “reblog if” posts that come through, but I want to say here, YES, I absolutely appreciate you guys, and YES, I am definitely open to messaging with people, whether we are following each other’s blogs or not. I’m not always the quickest at replying, but I love interacting with folks on here and making new friends, and I promise, I don’t bite. :)

Also, this picture is a new edit of a piece I recently did for a friend’s birthday. I am really enjoying trying a bit more digital art lately, and I absolutely love the Sketchbook Mobile app’s huge capacity in a little program. It’s really like a baby photoshop - smaller in scale for sure, but still with a good selection of tools, and what it does, it does really well.

~ jng

June302014
Going to post the full piece soon, but here’s one more close-up of the progress on this picture, which I’ve been drawing in the Sketchbook Mobile app.

Going to post the full piece soon, but here’s one more close-up of the progress on this picture, which I’ve been drawing in the Sketchbook Mobile app.

June292014

"Sunday Art Share"

Duet, by Glen Keane

This.

This.

THIS!!!

I’ve been eagerly waiting for whatever Glen Keane had up his sleeve after he parted ways with Disney, and this is utterly breathtaking! It’s beautiful, skilled, emotional - everything I feel I could wish for from any art form, and everything I would aspire to do myself in some measure, one day.

I feel like there’s this “inner spark”, for lack of a better phrase, a reflection of something divine in this piece that is so uplifting and beautiful and pure and true on a deep soul-level. It is like visual poetry.

I’m not sure yet what all the details are surrounding Duet's future release as an interactive app for Android, but my personal hope is that it would ultimately not be confined to just one type of device, and that the film (and maybe its gorgeous soundtrack?) could possibly be made available for purchase through a wider range of app and music stores, such as Amazon and Apple, because I would totally buy this in HD to watch on my device, and I would be thrilled to add the music to my library as well, and through buying them, be able to do some little part to support an artist whose work has inspired me SO very much.

8AM

jngarrettart:

Jack and Sophie ~ Story Time

(Picture + detail)

I have this little personal headcanon that The Velveteen Rabbit is one of Jack and Sophie’s favorite books to read together. Sophie would love it because of all the bunnies and fairies, and Jack would love it because it would remind him how it was the love of a child that had made him feel Real too.

maya58 reblogged this and wrote: "Oh i love it! It’s so sweet and lovely at the same time!"

hestia1117 reblogged this and wrote: "This is beautiful Jennifer! (I’m lost for words on how amazing this is)"

Thanks you so much you guys! These comments made my day, and I’m really glad you both enjoyed this piece, because I had a ton of fun drawing it and imagining these two reading together. :)

1AM

If I take a while getting back to messages…

it’s not because I don’t care. Rather, I like to take the time to really respond well to what was said, and I don’t always have the time and energy to do it immediately, but I will get back to you when I can.

June232014
adamwiebner:

"Melting snow", new oil #PAINTING Plein Air Alla Prima
#art #artist #beautiful #nature #earth  #drawing

“Sunday Art Share” PostThis beautiful work is by adamwiebner. I love the sense of atmosphere here, and the more “sketched” application of the paint. I’ve been following this blog for a while now, and some of my personal favorites are these gorgeous landscape pieces. That said, there’s quite a bit of lovely work on there, so check it out of you like this piece!

adamwiebner:

"Melting snow", new oil #PAINTING Plein Air Alla Prima
#art #artist #beautiful #nature #earth #drawing

“Sunday Art Share” Post

This beautiful work is by adamwiebner. I love the sense of atmosphere here, and the more “sketched” application of the paint. I’ve been following this blog for a while now, and some of my personal favorites are these gorgeous landscape pieces. That said, there’s quite a bit of lovely work on there, so check it out of you like this piece!

12AM
taylorconlinfineart:

"Never-Neverland" by Taylor Conlin
8x10, Oil on masonite, 2014Prints Available

"Sunday Art Share" PostOk, seriously, Taylor does beautiful work, and she is a wonderfully dedicated and hard-working artist who just keeps getting better and better. If you like this piece then you should definitely check out the rest of her site at  taylorconlinfineart.

I love how this painting has so many lovely contrasts in tone, color and texture while still retaining a unity throughout the piece that keeps it all tied together as a cohesive whole; the sense of the light and the way that plays on the surfaces of the rocks and water is just beautiful, not to mention the soft variations of color in the sky.

taylorconlinfineart:

"Never-Neverland" by Taylor Conlin

8x10, Oil on masonite, 2014

Prints Available

"Sunday Art Share" Post

Ok, seriously, Taylor does beautiful work, and she is a wonderfully dedicated and hard-working artist who just keeps getting better and better. If you like this piece then you should definitely check out the rest of her site at taylorconlinfineart.

I love how this painting has so many lovely contrasts in tone, color and texture while still retaining a unity throughout the piece that keeps it all tied together as a cohesive whole; the sense of the light and the way that plays on the surfaces of the rocks and water is just beautiful, not to mention the soft variations of color in the sky.

June212014

Jack and Sophie ~ Story Time

(Picture + detail)

I have this little personal headcanon that The Velveteen Rabbit is one of Jack and Sophie’s favorite books to read together. Sophie would love it because of all the bunnies and fairies, and Jack would love it because it would remind him how it was the love of a child that had made him feel Real too.

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