I am a fan of all sorts of fan art, but something about art created in traditional mediums is special. Maybe it's because seeing art created without using a computer reminds me of art school classes throughout my youth, making stuff and making messes with pastels and paint. Don't get me wrong, I do adore digital art as well--all the mediums offer something--but the kind of paintings artist and photographer Ashlee Hussey makes grab my attention.
She sent her watercolor illustrations to me for Fan Art Friday, and I want to hug them--but I won't because it would probably ruin them. Watch Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon take shape in this cool time-lapse video (I'm a sucker for time-lapse videos):
Behold the finished product:
You'll find more of Ashlee's watercolors in the gallery below. She's also painted a Niffler from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, R2-D2 and BB-8 from Star Wars, and a lovely Lion King tribute. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter to see more art.
Do you create any sort of fan art? If so, I want to see it. Whether you focus on a specific fandom or pull inspiration from multiple stories and mediums, I'd like to highlight you. If you'd like to be featured in a future Fan Art Friday gallery, get in touch with me at [email protected] with examples of your work.
Images: Ashlee Hussey