vendredi 9 novembre 2012

Just a quick update:
2 more necklaces added to my Etsy shop!

Mr Skull and Gear necklace




Steampunk Gear Pendant




jeudi 1 novembre 2012

Ghost pendant necklace on Etsy!

Whoo! I finally put up a listing in Etsy for the first time in forever, one of the jewelry pieces I finished a few weeks ago. He's a great gift for anyone who likes dark, creepy things! :D

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113786056/ghostie-brass-filigree-necklace




lundi 22 octobre 2012

Steampunk Commission finally finished!

It's been way too long!

So here is the commission for Toronto fashion designer Victoria Wilson (you can see her designs at Victoria Wilson Corsets) that I've been talking about for so long. It will be displayed on her website in the near future. It shows some items from her beautiful steampunk line, and follows the narrative she has created for the fashion show they were featured in. This was a fantastic project, but I'm relieved it's finished and I can show you guys :D







Also I am working on a new website for my artwork and an etsy store for my jewelry, stay tuned!

Cheerio chaps and dames!

dimanche 19 août 2012

Prints up for sale at Society6!

Hey guys!

I finally got myself an account on society6.com: http://society6.com/NicoleBilodeau
If you're interested you can buy prints, I am uploading more as we speak! #society6

jeudi 9 août 2012

Victoria

Long time no post! I'm getting ready to move back to Montreal. I just got back from a visit, I saw 2 great movies at the Fantasia Film Festival: Ace Attorney, and A Fantastic Fear of Everything. Probably the best I've seen there in years. I loved watching them with a bunch of fans, the reactions are unlike anything you get in a normal movie theatre. There are a little above 700 seats there, jam packed.

Anyway I'm getting back to work on finishing up my Thesis projects, I did a quick portrait of Queen Victoria, to go somewhere in my booklet. She was super fun to draw!
 

#illustrationism

lundi 25 juin 2012

Works in progress, book on the way!

So I've been keeping this under wraps for a little bit (although my Illustration classmates and profs have heard about it), but I am in the process of making booklets or pseudo artbooks shall we say, of my thesis projects (1st part Victorian era characters inspired by Oscar Wilde, and 2nd part is my modern take on Demons and mythology in different cultures), I'm trying to figure out the design of the books and little bits and pieces; the main parts would be my illustrations from this year. I will be posting more as things progress, but in the meantime here's one little sketch I'm in the process of colouring (it will be a little spot illustration):


dimanche 24 juin 2012

Steam On Queen

This Saturday I went to my first Steampunk event - Steam on Queen, a one day street fair on Queen in downtown Toronto. And let me say, it was absolutely amazing. It was organized in front of the Campbell House, built in the 1820's, now a museum:


Unfortunately I didn't think to take photos of the event until the end of the day, when things were winding down so you can't see the artisan's tents, but it was jam packed with all kinds of vendors - jewelry makers, corset and clothing designers, leather work, curiosities and trinkets. On top of everything there were also many live performances - first singers (Steampunk music is some of the weirdest/most interesting I've heard), then belly dancing, I think there were 3 groups. The first were traditional belly dancers, and the last 2 were a mix of tribal and music I can only describe as Victorian inspired:






Again I wish I'd taken better photos, though my friend Anne managed to snap a few good ones I think. I also brought prints of my work and met a lot of really great folk, among them were this awesome couple, travelling performers in the Mental Floss Side Show. The gent goes by Archibald Floss, and the lovely lady is known as Charlotte Tann. I managed to get a great photo of them posing together:



The first artisan I met was Melissa Hamel-Smith and her husband, she runs Kaotic ekko's curiosities. She had all kinds of awesome designed things, and we talked a lot about fairs and events, among other things. I also met a corset artisan, Victoria Wilson, who makes really spectacular designs and I am hoping to do some work with; as well as the owner of a shop in Kitchener called Strange Utopia. She sells oddities and artist prints, and bought one of mine. The last (but not least) individual I met was one of the belly dancers, and she (as well as pretty much everyone else) was super friendly and nice to talk to.

I introduced myself to the organizer of the event (and leather artisan), as well as some other people running the event, and will try and get some products going (prints, polymer clay sculptures and other things) going and will apply for a table for next year. Also I learned a lot of great info from these people about the Steampunk community here and in Montreal, and the events and websites to check out. I'm excited and can't wait to see what comes of all this :D

Links:
 www.mental-floss-sideshow.com
www.KaoticEkkosCuriosities.artfire.com
www.victoriawilsoncorsets.com
www.steamonqueen.ca <--- the event's website
www.campbellhousemuseum.ca <--- the museum

mardi 12 juin 2012

Just something I'm working on for fun as I'm gathering my thoughts and organizing my art life:


vendredi 4 mai 2012

Art Dump!

Some more things I was working on; some for school, some for me :D








mercredi 2 mai 2012

Updates!

Yikes! It's been quite a while...

Well for starters, this semester was gruelling, but I survived! I had my grad show 2 weeks ago, I am still working on some pieces from my second thesis project, but hopefully soon I will have a sparkly new *complete* portfolio! Here are a few of my pieces from this semester:




More to come soon! :D