Everybody Dance

Sunday, December 12, 2010

18 x 24 Final Poster

Do-do-do, clap your hands, clap your hands - Chic

For those of you who have been following my blog, you will likely remember my 70's themed posts from a few weeks ago titled 'Oh So 70's' and 'Disco In Repeat'. They were all done in preparation for our final Joe Denaro poster project. When I was searching through my multitude of references, I fell in love with this image of a beautiful woman and her gigantic hair. It became the foundation of my poster design and the afro turned into my disco ball dance scene.

I love how the color took to the paper. It gives off that smokey studio 54 vibe I was desperately trying to achieve. I thought I would share that this was the first painting in a long while where I actually stopped and savoured how much I love doing what I'm doing. Sometimes the pressure of delivering completely erodes my innate passion for producing art. But being able to share this with all of you has brought new meaning to my work. I'm reminded that there is room for all of us. Enjoy!!


  1. Amazing post ;D I want to follow you.

    Thank you for the nicest comments ever ;) You are so sweet, thank you :D

  2. amazing. love studio 54, and your illustrations captures it perfectly. and I know what you mean about the pressure killing your passion. I studied literature, ages ago, and it took me years to recover from it and find my love for reading and writing again.

  3. I love the surreal sort of feeling coming from the people in her hair, there's something so enigmatic about it! You have some amazing painting skills, even the tiniest things like the lights in the background and the shine on her lips look perfect!

  4. Thank-you so so much everyone!! All I wanted to do was dance when I was painting this but my poor leg wouldn't allow it!!

    Petra, I'm so happy to hear that you have returned to your true love. Honestly, your writing is wonderful, definitely all makes sense now. When I read your post about your dinner in the dark, I felt like I was right there in the moment with you.

    Vanilla, surreal is EXACTLY what I was going for. So many of the ads I looked at from the 70's had surrealist design qualities to them. They felt very pattern oriented. Thank-you for noticing the details lol. Certainly makes all the effort worth it.

    Meag xx

  5. wow! hope you had a great weekend! i wanted to thank you for your last comment on my blog! remember it means a lot for me, so i hope you will stay in touch with my blog - it's easy with k come karolina on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :)

    xoxo from rome

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  7. What a cool piece! I think the woman's expression is absolutely perfect, and I love that huge hair and earrings! The disco scene is a great idea... you've definitely achieved a wonderful atmosphere.

  8. Wow! Love it!!! Her face and hair is so beautiful! and her lips are amazing!!! Great shadows and lines!

    thanks for sharing, and thank you for the lovley comment!!

    much love

  9. you are SO talented! love these! love everything i'm seeing actually! Let's get in touch soon!



  10. Stunning piece! Her face is just perfect! Love the glossy lips, and the afros. Disco's awesome and you did a great job catching the 70s vibe. Its nice to hear you took your time and enjoyed the actual painting part. It shows! :)

  11. You are above and beyond talented. These disco pieces ROCK!!!!! I just watched a video of them dancing online - and now your gorgeous masterpieces... Bravo!!

    What media do you use?

    in total Awe of your talent and vision,


  12. Thank-you everyone SO much for the beautiful comments!! I'm so overjoyed with your feedback. I apologize for not getting back to everyone sooner. I promise I will visit each of your sites as requested.

    Much love,
    Meag xx

  13. I feel in love with ur draws:)
    Great ideas here to draw in her hair, i love colour's atmosphere so perfect,so vintage!congrats

  14. I love it!!! Very Foxy Brown style! ;))


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