Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Interview with Artist Stormy from The Blushing Brush

Introduction

I have been really feeling all forms of erotic art lately. I have been devouring comics and erotica, and I've caught myself browsing erotic based subreddits. When my friend over at The Blushing Brush mentioned that she was itching to do some erotic pieces, I begged her to let me feature them on my blog along with an interview. She agreed and here we are! 

While the art we are featuring in this blog post has an erotic theme, she does all sorts of stuff! Hop over to her page to check out other forms of art she creates. She does commission work for everything from paintings to drawings, from painted shoes to ornaments. If you get in your orders for ornaments now, she will have them to you by Christmas! Without introduction, I introduce The Blushing Brush!


Interview


Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Stormy, and I'm an artist in many mediums. I operate The Blushing Brush art page on Facebook. 


Why art?

Stormy created this piece just for our interview. It features two
lesbian lovers in the throes of passion.
Art has always been there for me. Pencil and paper preoccupied my time for as long as I can remember.  I was an only child until my father remarried when I was about 5 years old. Even then my two stepsisters were much older than me. Art was a way to keep me busy. Not to mention letting my imagination run wild, which was incredible then.

What is your background in art?

My experience isn't quite as deep as I want it to be. I begged for art class all throughout middle school and finally got my first class in 8th grade. After that, I was lucky enough to have an art class every year up until graduation. I was self-taught most my life, but I didn't have experience in anything other than a graphite pencil. Art class helped me branch that into paint, oil pastels, colored pencils and more.

What are your three most important tools as an artist?

Personally, my three most important tools are the pencil, canvas, and creativity. To me, pencils are the link between my thoughts and bringing them to life. I get really excited when I buy new ones. As for canvas. Your canvas can be ever changing. From an oddly shaped rock, a mural to reclaimed wood. Your choice of canvas is endless. I think creativity would be my most vital tool and I'm still learning how to utilize it. Without it, the desire to make art goes.  My creativity guides every pencil, pen or brush stole. Creativity is my biggest critic, as well as my biggest fan. It's the push to practice more,  try harder, do better.

Stormy also created this piece just
for our interview. It is a woman
in her bra holding onto a whip
with a sultry look on her face.

How has your process changed over time?

I'm not sure there has been much change in the process over the years. It begins in a whim. I start sketching, and if it accurately translates from mind to canvas, I obsess over it until it's as close to "perfect" as I can get it.

How do you know when a piece is finished?

That's a hard one to explain. It's cheesy, but it's something you just know. For me, it's usually based on the fact I want to convey a particular emotion. If I can look at it and grab a sense of that feeling from a facial expression or color scheme,  I usually feel it's complete.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your work?

I'd have to say my most memorable response to my art was over a small piece. I had painted a few rocks for the Scottish Rites Hospital as donations. About a week afterward I got a message on The Blushing Brush Facebook page. It was from a mother, her daughter, who could be no more than 5, was a patient there. She thanked me for my donation.  Along with this "thank you" was a picture of her little girl holding my rock and she was smiling from ear to ear. It was very humbling.

What art do you most identify with? And who are three artists you’d like to be compared to?

Any art associated with women or female anatomy. I've always been drawn to all art in that nature. The curves of a woman have always been a reliable source of inspiration along with feminine faces. To me, women are stunning in every shape and form. As for three artists? I'm a dream world I would love to be compared to Audrey Kawasaki,  Wendy Ortiz, and Gwen D' Arcy.

What inspires you the most?

This piece was created just for me,
inspired by me!
Here lately it's been people in my life. Women that I'm friends with on Facebook, mainly. Something about them will grab my attention and spark some inspiration. Be it hair, style or facial structure.

What type of work do you enjoy doing most?

It's hard for me to choose but I'd narrow it down to paint and color pencils. Usually falling into a fantasy category.

What’s your favorite piece of artwork?

My favorite piece is an oil painting I did of a sugar skill in high school. One of my good friends has it hanging in his house.

What is your dream project?

My dream project would be to make my art more permanent. I've always loved the idea of being a tattoo artist. To make personal art for people with sentimental value would be perfect!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

I would have to say to keep practicing. The phrase "practice makes perfect " applies a lot in art. The perfect artistic standard can be anything.

Professionally, what are your top three goals?

My goals would be to expand my artistic network, reaching new people and places. I'd also love to use my art to give back to people in some way. Lastly,  to work towards my dream project of becoming a tattoo artist.

This was the first sensual piece Stormy
shared with me - surprisingly,
also inspired by me!
(The space buns and chokers)

Where can we buy your art at?

You can find my art The Blushing Brush SP on Facebook. It contains galleries of past art,  recent projects, and commissions. As well as a way to contact me!

You may also contact Stormy from The Blushing Brush at her email: Stormyyysheaaa@gmail.com.

If you enjoyed the interview with my friend Stormy, let me know below which featured piece is your favorite! If you would be interested in joining a giveaway featuring a piece of art from The Blushing Blush, comment if you would prefer a custom or premade piece. 

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this. Lucky you to get these fabulous pieces too. Totally agree about the practice bit. I see lots of people give up after a couple of goes. Art making is much harder work than that! Also agree about the erotica thing its happening to me too. Almost swooned when I saw Stephanie Sarley's work. Indie

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    1. I dabble in art and go back and forth between practicing and "giving up." I adore Stormy's work though. She sends me updates when she starts a new project she thinks I will like and I can't get enough! While I have seen Stephanie Sarley's work, I didn't recognize the name and had to Google it. She does beautiful photography!

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