Jane Starr Weils Fairies
Have you seen jane starr weils fairies? Want to know how she draws and paints these beautiful works of art? I love her illustrative style.
Have you seen Jane Starr Weils fairies?
Want to know how she draws and paints these beautiful works of art? Find the interview below.
I love her illustrative style.
This first painting is called "Black Iris", and I like her warrior-like look.
I also like the fact that Jane's paintings all have a lot of personality in their faces.
- Me - First do you draw in pencil before you begin your paintings?
- Jane - Yes.
- Me - I understand you use a combination of colored pencils and water colors, how did you get to love these mediums together?
- Jane -I struggled with each medium individually. Neither did exactly what I wanted but when combined and layered - they give me the rich color and depth that I crave!
- Me - When you are starting a drawing or painting, do you ever have that doubtful feeling? - How would you explain the mindset that makes you push through to completion?
- Jane - Not usually in the beginning, for me that's the most exciting part! It's the "half way through" that can be daunting for me! That's when I have to make the decision - should I continue the piece or if it's just not working and give it up!
- Me - What major things have you noticed about your own work as you have progressed?
- Jane - Giggles....I can draw much better now!
- Me - Suppose someone has the urge to draw an unusual fairy or fantasy creature? Any advice?
- Jane - I say go for it - always follow your own instinct! I have found those pieces to be the ones people respond to and like the best!
- Me - Did you have formal training, or are you a self-taught artist?
- Jane - Mainly self taught with a few exceptional high school art teachers!
- Me - Are there any lessons or instructions that you used to increase your ability in drawing and painting?
- Jane - Observe!! Really look at and study everything! See the actual shape and color, the way the light touches it. The color of that light!
- Me - What would you recommend to someone who thinks they cannot draw?
- Jane - If it is in their heart - the "want to draw"...then just do it! And keep doing it! Perhaps seek a tutor, explore the art section in your book store,take a class! Just do it!
- Me - I really love the fact that you get into the medieval and celtic world, with your romantic maidens and even warriors and knights, as well as fairiesand mermaids. Can you describe how your drawing and painting style developed - and why the fantasy realm?
- Jane - These are things I have always been drawn to! Have a passion for! My style has developed simply from time and experience, and always being open to exploring new possibilities!
- Me - A lot of artists I have talked to like to work at night - when is your favorite time to work?
- Jane - Laughs - night!
- Me - Do you use an eraser? Some artists say they never erase.... boy I sure do...
- Jane - Oh most definitely! An eraser is not only for "fixing things" but can also be used as a tool to highlight, blend, smudge, etc! I actually had a gradeschool teacher that would break our pencils if we used an eraser! :() Can you believe that?!
- Me - When you begin your drawings or paintings, do you do a loose gesture-drawing kind of outline, or start with sort of building blocks?
- Jane - Yes! I usually start with a thumbnail sketch, then rough it in on the paper. Continue to "fine tune" it from there.
- Me - What is your favorite part of the work? Some people like the sketching, some applying the color, some prefer the final shading.
- Jane - My favorite part is "the concept"! Dreaming up the image!
Barb Cederberg's Editorial
Great interview and so many things that I can relate to. I also am a night owl, and I am amazed how many artists tell me the same.
However, many have discovered that they have to develop a balance between day and night. I am still one of those who finds themselves still wide awake at 2:30 or 3:00 a.m. Sometimes makes the next day difficult.
I also love the fact that Jane knows an eraser is just fine. I don't know where this old myth came from - perhaps teachers like hers... scary.
I teach and encourage artists that there are no rules, art is by it's nature a totally individual thing. However, these interviews have shown me, that we have some real similarities in our personalities and habits.
The most important thing is to keep drawing and painting, and I want to thank you Jane for taking the time to do this.
We all thank you.
Below are more of Jane's great paintings to enjoy.
Hidden Within Dark Pools
Monarch Butterfly Queen
If you want to check out Jane's Sites ...
This is Jane Starr Weils site with much more artwork, definitely worth a look, and you can also visit and comment on Jane's facebook page.