Tuesday, November 10, 2015

inspired by // the art of Sophia Rapata

Sometimes people come into your life and they make the world seem less lonely. When I first stumbled upon Sophia's work, I could hardly contain my excitement. I felt an immediate connection, loving the strange and macabre as I do, and not long after I was lucky enough to find it, my first piece of art came into my home. 

In my opinion, the best artists are the ones who inspire you to create. Not necessarily using the same medium (although I was inspired enough to pick up a set of watercolors!), but in life in general. Lately I've been in the midst of an artistic slump and have not been motivated to create anything new. This morning as I was scrolling through good ol' Instagram, there was my answer in Sophia's feed. I had so much fun trying to bring some of her characters to life! There are two of them I tried to mimic closely, and the original art is posted below. The rest of the characters are my interpretation of Sophia's artistic style.

The photos of the art I snagged from Sophia's Instagram, which I strongly recommend you check out, in addition to her website and Etsy shop. Please help support Sophia and other artists making the world a more beautiful place!
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6 comments

Moonstyle said...

so dark...i like the dress with stars!

Sarah Albertson said...

These are so haunting! I love the last one with your cat :)

Danielle Morgan said...

Wow! These photographs are amazing! You did such a great job of capturing her style, and adding your own twist to it. Sophia's art reminds me a bit of Stephen Gammell's creepy illustrations!

Abigail ~ said...

yes yes yes. everything you wrote here is so on point. when you find that certain artist that just speaks to you and everything they do is gold and THEY INSPIRE YOU TO CREATE as well. which is so true. like you do, as i often leave your space feeling inspired and excited.

Indy said...

@Danielle Morgan Um, Stephen Gammell is my FAVE! I literally bought some copies of Scary Stories just to cut up for the photos. So exciting that we are on the same page...can we be besties?! :)

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Oooh I love them all, amazing!

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