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Art Sharing #5: Willow Jenkinson (colored pencils & marker)

Willow Jenkinson

Her medium is colored pencils, fine liner, and permanent marker -- and she does things with it that I never imagined were possible! Seeing her artwork makes me feel as if I am peering into someone's dream; everything is so intense and meaningful. The colors are delicious and the linework bold. She has such a distinctive style! She did some Mucha-style pieces (which I have included in this post) and managed to be clearly Mucha-esque while still being distinctively herself. I love her abstracted hands and the way she blends images so that often you don't notice one aspect until you look closer (such as the raven here or here) Most of all I love her symbolism and her unique deity exploration, especially with Egyptian aspects.

Her art reminds me of the way mine would be if I drew freely.

Her artist comments often add a lot to the piece so I encourage you to click the pics to see what she had to say!


This is based off of a selfportrait IIIIIIII took! I discovered her and favorited a ton of her work, so she went to my gallery to see who this 'belenen' was and was inspired to draw an image based off of one of my photos! I'm soooooo honored. ♥ And I ADORE that she included my gorgeous stretch marks! :D :D :D And I love the necklace she put on -- I wish I had one like it! Here's the photo that inspired her:

My Heart Will Hang You From Your Toes

---back to her work---

An Awesome Power
(my favorite, I think -- wish I could get a print!)

(the purple-dressed one has a figure like mine!)

Queen and Lurker
(love the belly!)

(her own Deity, from what I gather)

The Fairy Goddess

The Goddess and Her Sea Nymphs

Eager Sprite
(the expressions! wow!)

Against The River
(so beautiful! the pose reminds me of de Lempicka paintings)

The Lounge

Do It
(I admit, I mainly like this just for the gorgeous profile)

Water Daughter

Psycho Delia

Comfort In Misery

Ilse's Escape
(the intensity in her expression! wow!)

Red Bar



The Exalted Child


Winged Isis

I Love You
(I think the lady looks a lot like me)

Mucha 1

Mucha 2

We Love Each Other
(love the androgyny in this one)

We Work Together

The Sun

The Ocean

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deleon ══╣╠══
OH MY GOSH! I LOVE her work! This is almost exactly how I always wished I could create, using vibrant colors with a different medium in black to create that striking contrast. I love it, I love it, I love it!
colors of the wind
belenen ══╣colors of the wind╠══
me too! I have the same reaction ;-)
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
those are fantastic! i love the bold colors. you said "Her art reminds me of the way mine would be if I drew freely..." and makes me wonder why you don't! have you considered taking an art class?? those can be really helpful in helping people with opening up their strokes and going with it-- i was having a similar conversation with another lj buddy just yesterday ;)
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
I have definitely considered taking an art class, and looked up classes in the area. They were all pretty pricey but I may be able to afford them now, so I'll have to look again. I remember art classes in high school being amazingly inspirational even when the teacher didn't do much -- just having a set time where someone says "paint!" or "draw!" is very helpful. and having a nice place to work, too -- I can't work in the cold and I have to have sunlight, so where I live now that means I can only work when it is bright and warm out. :-p
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
*nods* do it!! and tell me if you decide to take one-- perhaps i'll find the time to get inspired ;)
bluebl00d ══╣╠══
I think this one it looks a lot like Angelina :)
acid_burns ══╣╠══

It's also my favourite one of the bunch.
bluebl00d ══╣╠══
It's mine as well, I guess we're suckers for black & white ♥
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
hm, now that you mention it I see it!
like_lilith ══╣╠══
Wow! It's all amazing! I've fallen in love. *swoons*

I think my favorite is Against the River.

belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
♥ I agree!
ineverycolor ══╣╠══
I really like your style!!
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
oh, it isn't my style! It's Willow Jenkinson's artwork. ;-)
phydeau ══╣╠══
OOH! Her portrait of you is more creative than mine! I may need to redeem myself. :p (Is it still ok if I reference you?)

Once more, nice features.
belenen ══╣ecstatic╠══
I can never say no to being drawn! I would love for you to draw me again! :D yay!

thanks ;-)
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belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
hm, I don't see them as erotic, but I also love the colors and movement! ;-)
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