Sully the Cat (Portrait)

December 22nd, 2013

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a lovely client on the website CustomMade. She had a cat who had recently passed away and she wanted to memorialize him for her boyfriend. Luckily, I was able to help her realize her vision. Here’s the result!

“Sophy was great to work with — she gave me samples and ideas to choose from which helped guide the process toward the perfect end result. I am thrilled with the finished drawing, and would highly recommend Sophy to others!” -Emily

And here’s a link to my CustomMade profile, where you can request a portrait of your own: http://www.custommade.com/by/sophytuttleart/

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Mictecacihuatl – Dia de Los Muertos

October 31st, 2013

Day of the Dead Woman

Mictecacihuatl

This is Mictecacihuatl, the Aztec Queen of the Dead, just in time for Dia de Los Muertos.

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Zanate

October 8th, 2013

Today I drew a Zanate at the request of a friend. The Zanate (or Quiscal) is a kind of crow they have down here in Mexico. It’s smaller and sleeker than our Corvus brachyrhynchos.

 

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Oaxaca

October 8th, 2013

I’m back in Oaxaca for the next few months! I’m so happy to be back here and working on my Mexican mythology series. This collection on work will be drawings, paintings, and (hopefully) sculptures that depict my interpretations of some of the classic Mexican folk tales. I’ve been reading The Hero with A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell and trying to relate these stories to his ideas on archetypes and the hero’s journey. Here is the first finished drawing…

 

 

This is Princess Iztaccihuatl. She and her lover Popocatepetl died in a tragic situation similar to Tristan and Isolde. The gods took pity on them and turned them into Mexico’s biggest volcanoes. Occasionally when Popo thinks of Izta, he spews a thick cloud of ash.

 

 

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More Dog Drawings

August 9th, 2013

Did I mention I love doing dog portraits? This is my roommate Maia’s little pup. Tiny and adorable.

 

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Foxed

August 9th, 2013

I just got back from my artist’s residency in Oaxaca, Mexico, which is why there’s been such a gap in my posts. More on that later. For now, here’s a quick little fox drawing I did for ANE Whole Terrain.

 

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Progress Shots of Dog Portrait

April 8th, 2013

I recently completed a dog portrait for a friend of her little pup, Charlie. I took photos while I was working on it so I could show it coming together. I love seeing this when other artists do it, so I thought I would share my own… I used Arches watercolor paper for this, as well as some good old Micron and prismacolor pens.

 

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Society6 Promo

March 13th, 2013

From now until March 17th, you can get free shipping on anything in my Society6 store! Iphone covers, fine art prints, pillows! This site is pretty awesome!

Click this link to get the promotion:

http://society6.com/SophyTuttle?promo=4038f1

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RAW: Generation Show in Boston

January 26th, 2013

I’ve been selected to participate in a Boston Artist’s Showcase called RAW and it would be pretty cool if you came.

There will be painters, photographers, musicians, and performance art. It sounds like it’s going to be really interesting.

Here are the details:

Where: Rumor, 100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116
When: Sunday, March 24th from 7pm to 11pm

It’s $10 a ticket ahead of time. They would like me to sell 20 tickets before the event, so if you’re going to buy a ticket, please go through this link:

http://www.rawartists.org/sophytuttle

Click “Buy tickets for this artist”, so it counts toward my goal.

Thanks so much and I hope to see you all there!

 

RAW: Generation flyer

RAW: Generation flyer

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Pavement Coffee House

January 15th, 2013

I’ll be showing some of my recent work at Pavement Coffee House at 1096 Boylston St in Back Bay starting tomorrow, January 16th! Pavement Coffee was voted one of America’s top 10 Coolest Cafes by Travel and Leisure Magazine. It’s a really great spot and you should come check it out.

Pavement Coffee House

 

The show will be up for about a month. It will include a lot of pen and ink drawings and maybe a few paintings as well. Thanks to Samantha at Pavement for getting in touch with me about it!

Painting of a Gold Owl

© Sophy Tuttle 2013

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