Last year I joined a fun set of ATC swaps that were made in the style of girls painted by artist Sarah Bishop. They are girls whose proportions are exaggerated to emphasize all that their momma gave them. It is a fun style that yields great results. A style that I have returned to a number of times.
Blue Bikini ATC
Shorty Fire Burning
Shorty Fire Burning ATC
The idea for this card came from Sean Kingston’s video Fire Burning.
My third and final card for this swap was titled Stretch
Sarah Bishop Style Marilyn Monroe
The great Marilyn Monroe, idolized by many for her beauty and sex appeal. She was full, ripe and feminine.
Sarah Bishop is a painter known for her paintings of large and lucsious women.
But what happens when we mix the style of Marilyn with Sarah. A Sarahlyn so to speak. Well, back in 2011 after moving into a new home with blank walls I was looking to put some artwork up. I had recently completed a Sarah Bishop Girl themed swap and a Sarah Bishop Mythical Creature ATC swap as well and was quite enamored with the style. I broke my acrylic paints out of storage and painted two 8″ x 10″ acrylic paintings to inaugurate the walls of my new home. These were Marilyn and a chef and haven’t looked back.
I really enjoyed doing the Sarah Bishop style girls, mythical or otherwise, and I wanted to try my hand at making something in that style, but bigger. So I broke out the old acrylic paints and painted up a bellydancer in the style.
Sarah Bishop Style Belly Dancer Painting
Sarah Bishop Style Chef
By this time I had moved into a new home and had many bare walls with boxes stacked around. I needed to add some color to the place and start to personalize it. So I painted up a themed Sarah Bishop style painting to hang up on my kitchen wall where it hangs to this day.
This swap ran concurrently with the Sarah Bishop Girls Swap and I joined it as well. This one is like the other but with a twist. You had to make the girl into a mythical creature. I made four cards for this swap and posted the two PG rated cards below.
This one was not a big stretch to make into a mythical creature. I popped on some wings and added an angelic outfit and voila! Still pretty cool, I think that I just like these Sarah Bishop cards.
I really like the way that this card turned out with the girl in the foreground and the lighthouse in the near darkness. The fin sticking out of the water. Sometimes things just come together in a way that you don’t expect.
I also made a vampire and a fairy card.
This swap was inspired by the girls painted by Sarah Bishop. Sarah Bishop’s girls are feminine, flirty, free-spirited, sexy, busty and yes, they have big butts.
One thing that you might not know is that they are a blast to draw. They are a celebration of femininity, very curvy and full of interesting lines and shapes. I ended up making five cards in all for this swap as I pulled one of the cards to keep for myself. I have posted the three PG rated cards from the set below:
I like belly dancing, not that I do it myself. I suppose I should say that I like watching belly dancers, all rhythmic and hypnotic with their swirly lines, curves and swirls. It seemed a natural extension of theme and Sarah herself made a belly dancing girl.
An All American themed girl with stars and stripes to spare.
Well I am in Texas, and as you may know, us Texans can’t be outdone by any other state in the Union. We do things bigger and better here and so here is the Texan Girl.