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Jenna Sparks

✴Self-taught Artist ✴Death Positive Feminist ✴Semi-functional Human "I killed the teen dream. Deal with it."

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So things have been quite a mess this past weekend and I haven't had much time to work on this piece. But I got the watercolor wrapped up. Stupid me, though, I forgot masking fluid. Luckily no harm has befallen anything that can't be cleaned up! (This photo was edited to erase any designation to the individuals who've commissioned this piece for privacy. In this case, a dedication written in the moon) . . . #art #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #myart #artist #wip #workinprogress #commission #nightmarebeforechristmas #Halloween #timburton #christmas #graphite #drawing #graphitedrawing #jackskellington #zero #lockshockandbarrel

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Miss me? Me too! I've been working on this commission lately, but the inspiration is strong to put some new art out there, as well! I've been working at a new job for over a month, and while the hours are very forgiving, I still haven't been able to better organize my time! So I work on this piece in small increments (which I hate because I'm a sit-down-and-art-for-fifteen-hours-straight kind of gal). That being said, I am definitely stepping out of my comfort zone with this big guy, buy it's proving to be so much fun! Aaanyway, I'll do my best to keep posting! . . . #art #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #myart #artist #wip #workinprogress #commission #nightmarebeforechristmas #Halloween #timburton #christmas #graphite #drawing #graphitedrawing #jackskellington #zero #lockshockandbarrel

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Did you? There's still time on the west coast! Use your power! Good luck to all the great people in #applevalley on the ballot! . . . #vote #ivoted #ivoted🇺🇸 #bluewave #bluewave2018 #power #california #socal #southerncalifornia #3rdgenerationtaco #rogerlaplante #highdesertresistance #resist

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So this year was kind of a dud. The kid in the house is now a teen and has a social life and I had work. So I just dolled myself up, popped my prized bowler hat on, and ate leftover candy next to the snoring husband @underthedoorforge 😝 That being said, can I please take a moment to talk about The Haunting of Hill House? I won't lie, I'm a sucker for hype. So I binged the show with mediocre expectations but was absolutely blown away! I've been a lover of this story since I can remember. I think it was my forray into this kind of slow, sultry horror genre that really is a rarity. Seeing the story rejuvenated while really harnessing the romanticism and the mystery just had me in awe. It was beautifully spooky and perhaps psychologically stunning. As a child of a parent who died by suicide, I saw such a raw earnestness in each character that made me reel with relation and understanding. I just do not have enough praise for this retelling of such an iconic story. I'm not hoping for a second season, though. It's perfect the way it is! And I don't care, Bowler Hat Man was the best of the best in creepiness! Fight me! . . . #rant #Halloween #halloweenselfie #selfie #artist #artistsofinstagram #hauntingofhillhouse #bowlerhat #fashion #makeup #darkmakeup #symmetry #ohgod #myface #portrait #redlips #browneyes #ifeelpretty #spooky

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Full photo of my Misty Knight piece from the last art show at @thecocoon_artgallery . Was such an honor and so much fun to draw @simonemissick and her stunning everything! This piece definitely was my favorite of the bunch! Again, frame by my amazing husband @underthedoorforge . . . #netflix #marvelnetflix #lukecage #ironfist #jessicajones #daredevil #comics #fanart #art #artist #myart #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #portrait #graphitedrawing #realisticdrawing #realism #mistyknight #mercedesknight #knightwing #karenpage #clairetemple #colleenwing #simonemissick

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So tonight was the last show at @thecocoon_artgallery and while I'm devastated that they'll be closing their brick and mortar doors, I'm also super excited to see what the future holds for them and all the artists they've helped to find their path. Truly, @moxe_art and @alegomar7 are exceptional people who brought something to the community that is infinitely priceless. From the bottom of my heart, thank you two for all your passion and everything you've sacrificed for the arts. I think it's safe to say I am eternally grateful to you and am so thrilled to see this new chapter unfold! To anyone still reading, here's my setup of the 5 portraits finished for the #marvel #artshow . Thank you to my awesome husband @underthedoorforge for making these beautiful frames for me. I will post the pieces in full at a later time, but right now I'm pooped. I've been in the house the past month and only just interacted with a great amount of folks for the first time in weeks and I'm exhausted. Introvert problems! . . . #netflix #marvelnetflix #lukecage #ironfist #jessicajones #daredevil #comics #fanart #art #artist #myart #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #portrait #graphitedrawing #realisticdrawing #realism #mistyknight #mercedesknight #knightwing #karenpage #clairetemple #colleenwing

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Oh. My. Goodness. 5 portraits DONE. Okay, not completely done. At all, but 5 faces pretty much finished. Tomorrow I'll be saturating blacks and whites and painting frames. If I get that done, then I'll go in and accent hair. Then painting in the backgrounds. So basically, little rest. On a positive note, I reached out to a (new) therapist! But still gotta get through the mess that is insurance. If you're still reading this, I saved Krysten Ritter/Jessica Jones for last since I'd already drawn her before and was more familiar with the shapes of her face. I'd say it was a good call since I did the majority of her in a day (except for transferring my outline). The others took a solid 2 days each. So now I'm going to go watch the finale of Castle Rock and settle down for a bit of shut eye before I hyper-focus on monotonous stippling tomorrow. Wish me luck! For the #marvel #artshow @thecocoon_artgallery Friday (the last show in shop, so its go big or go home) . . . #Netflix #marvelnetflix #lukecage #ironfist #jessicajones #daredevil #thepunisher #comics #fanart #art #myart #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #blackandwhite #portrait #graphitedrawing #realisticdrawing #realism #KrystenRitter

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Been going pretty much non-stop to get 5 portraits done by Friday. None are done, but 3 are near completion. Working on Misty Knight tonight and tomorrow. For now, Claire Temple (not pictured), Colleen Wing, and Karen Page, as presented by their actors, Jessica Henwick and Deborah Ann Woll. I just finished season 2 of Iron Fist and it was a pleasant surprise. Jessica Henwick is a powerhouse and I adore her as well as Simone Missick (Misty Knight). Their fight scenes were beautifully choreographed. For the upcoming #marvel #artshow @thecocoon_artgallery . . . #netflix #marvelnetflix #lukecage #ironfist #jessicajones #daredevil #comics #fanart #art #artist #myart #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #portrait #graphitedrawing #realisticdrawing #realism #karenpage #colleenwing #knightwing

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LONG TEXT POST: In the off chance my absence has been questioned, I've been in a bit of a bad place lately. Perhaps the worst in some time. It wavers every minute, so that's fun. But I'm trying, or trying to try. I haven't really posted anything because honestly, I know it's all going to be mopey and boring and haven't really felt like feeling the sting of disapproval from social media. Also, my neighbor is spying on us and accusing us of really weird things (throwing poo in her yard and watching her sunbathe, none of which are true) which is...delightful to deal with. So basically, I'm severely depressed and people suck. Aaaanyway. Doing a series of women characters from the Netflix Marvel Universe because I love them all and think they're great characters and I've been wanting to draw all of them for some time. Taking more time than anticipated but I'm very sluggish at the moment so...we'll see if I muster them all to completion. For the upcoming #marvel #artshow @thecocoon_artgallery . . . #netflix #marvelnetflix #lukecage #ironfist #jessicajones #daredevil #comics #fanart #art #artist #myart #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #portrait #graphitedrawing #realisticdrawing #realism #rosariodawson #clairetemple

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Done with my Rufio! Ready for display tomorrow night! I'm overjoyed with how he came out!! If you're local, check him out in person at @thecocoon_artgallery tomorrow in #applevalley ! @dantebasco . . . For the upcoming #stevenspielberg #artshow . . . #hook #jmbarrie #peterpan #pan #lostboy #lostboys #bangarang #rufio #robinwilliams #classicfilm #movies #movie #fanart #fantasy #fantasyart #wip #workinprogress #art #artistsofinstagram #myart #artistsoninstagram #artist #drawing

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I feel like this is a piece that absolutely should have frustrated me to death, but I've enjoyed the entire process so far! Still a bit to wrap up but....nearly done! For the upcoming #stevenspielberg #artshow at @thecocoon_artgallery this week! . . . #hook #jmbarrie #peterpan #pan #lostboy #lostboys #bangarang #rufio #robinwilliams #classicfilm #movies #movie #fanart #fantasy #fantasyart #wip #workinprogress #art #artistsofinstagram #myart #artistsoninstagram #artist #drawing

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Honestly, I'm waiting for the shoe to drop and have something happen that will make me hate this piece. I'm so happy with him!! For the upcoming #stevenspielberg #artshow at @thecocoon_artgallery this week! . . . #hook #jmbarrie #peterpan #pan #lostboy #lostboys #bangarang #rufio #robinwilliams #classicfilm #movies #movie #fanart #fantasy #fantasyart #wip #workinprogress #art #artistsofinstagram #myart #artistsoninstagram

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More progress on Rufio! Still gotta finish the hair, detail the face, then the bottom portion. This piece has really done a lot therapeutically for me. My last piece was probably one of the worst things I did (there are things I love about it, but putting such little time in it really had me doubting myself). This piece has me feeling like me, again ❤ Also, I got the call for the final interview!! . . . For the upcoming #stevenspielberg #artshow at @thecocoon_artgallery this week! . . . #hook #jmbarrie #peterpan #pan #lostboy #lostboys #bangarang #rufio #robinwilliams #classicfilm #movies #movie #fanart #fantasy #fantasyart #wip #workinprogress #art #artistsofinstagram #myart #artistsoninstagram

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