After four days of working the pictures are finished and i’m pleased with myself
SOUS LA MER
by Megan Lara
As for the French, the title of the song is “Sous l’ocean” but according to my French-speaking friends, “Sous la Mer” is more literal for “Under the Sea,” so that’s what I went with.
"Who I Am Inside"
This is the second in a series I’m doing where I’m combining princesses with the seasons pieces by Alphonse Mucha. I’m trying to tweak the outfits a bit to make them more my own/to fit the art nouveau genre a bit better. In addition, I’m trying to make them more realistic but still recognizable.
You can get this on Society6, Teepublic and Redbubble—it’s available on a host of goodies: shirts, prints, etc. Signed prints coming to my Etsy store soon!
P.S. I chose this outfit because it fits the art nouveau style better, and, frankly, I would not have enjoyed drawing her military one. So I didn’t.
If I start drawing things I don’t enjoy to please others, then it becomes just a job, and that’s the last thing I want to happen. Everyone wants me to draw everything exactly how they want it—and then they feel entitled to criticize me for not capturing their vision—but it would be impossible to capture everyone’s’! So, I draw what I like and that’s really all I can do. :)
"Let Me In"
Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart
This illustration is a parody/mash-up of sorts that I (Megan Lara) created— I based it exactly on Mucha’s art nouveau pieces “The Cowslip" and "The Feather,” which I quite often see as a diptych. I have several different versions of this available as prints and things! I packed a ton of references into these pieces, some more subtle than others. :) I hope you enjoy it! I had a blast creating it. :)
The original version, with the exact layout based on Mucha’s pieces, can be found as a print on Redbubble.
The cropped version, which I think frames better than the original version, can be found on Society6 (currently has a promo for $5 off each item and free shipping!) as a print, mug, pillow, tote bag, etc!
The version I created for t-shirts (in order to get rid of the boxy design, I used several of Mucha’s flourishes to make it more aesthetically pleasing, and added text) is available as a shirt on Society6 ($5 off plus free shipping until midnight on April 13th-also available on things other than shirts), Design By Humans and Redbubble (kid’s clothes available on Redbubble and Society6 btw!) and Teepublic (the cheapest option!)
AND finally, signed prints available in my Etsy store. :)