Sonja Funnell Art

Sonja Funnell Art: April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Here come the horses

New painting I started today.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cactus Triple Homicide

The once were three cacti in this painting, now they are gone.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diagonal Bodysuits

I've gone to the opposite end of the spectrum with these little drawings, and tried a minimal amount of detailing, and a focus on intense contrast and diagonals. There's also a touch of color, as you can see since you're not blind.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Scary Business

This painting is changing up the format a bit by having the human interacting with the animal, and I'm aware it's horrifying looking >_> Anyways, this is what I wish I was working on instead of design again.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Might be done with this, but I don't know yet.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fail Cougar

Painting was not productive today.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rhino Party

I believe this painting is almost finished. >_> Graphic design projects are taking up my painting time which is sad, because painting is obviously more enjoyable. 

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cave of Wonders

pen and ink, 11x14

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pig gets an overhaul

The pig was far too heavy, so he got an overhaul. I also took the second blanket face down and rebuilt it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Digging a cave with ink

Watercolor is too early

It's so early I can't even rotate the photo.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Painting a Wild Pig

This isn't finished yet by the way....

Friday, April 5, 2013


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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Plein Air

We painted outside today until it rained. That's all.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Salvation of Two Fine Paintings

This painting was hard to look at yesterday, but I scrubbed the background with a paint thinner laden rag until it became transparent, and the depth came back. I also added some nature elements to the background.

This one looked like a disgusting mess, but now is working for me. The problem was the fake bright colors were removing the effectiveness of the blanket.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bathtub Photoshoot

I started a new painting, and now will demonstrate the process of creating it.
When I paint, I rarely do any sketches beforehand, I look through my photos, or create a photo to match my vision, and collage other objects/animals together to create a pleasing composition. So my plan was to create a painting involving water, and a bold pattern like the rest of my current series.

Here I am looking like a fool in the bathtub.

I did the quick initial sketch, and added the swan to mimic the curve of the body.

The first layer of the body is completed. 

I filled in the swan, and decided the water would be geometric and flat. 

Where I left off yesterday.

Where I left off today.
The background is far too heavy, and I need to think of how to deal with the space on her right. The leg is also confusing. Whenever I have to leave the studio with a painting unresolved like this it's quite annoying, but that's life, amirite?

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