Tuesday, April 21, 2015

6:22 PM

Moving to tumblr

Hey everyone,

After much frustration I've now decided to abandon this blog and move over to tumblr. For a while now I've been unable to switch and change some of my settings here on blogger after a lot of upgrades and changes were made and as a result this blog hasn't been indexed at all for a while now which largely defeats the purpose of having this blog as I rely a lot on the SEO for both my blog and website. Don't know if anyone else has had an error pop up after trying to change settings - I've even tried contacting google about it with no replies so tumblr is where I will be posting from now on. I plan on possibly upgrading my website soon too as I do like the design but it hasn't been getting indexed very well either.

Here is a link to my account on tumblr: http://cellesria.tumblr.com/ Would love to see you guys there and I just posted two new work-in-progress there as well!

Feel badly that I haven't posted much for a while but that will change as I now have a lot more time.

Thanks for your visit and support!

Tanya Varga

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

12:35 AM

Elle Fowler and Pinecone inspired portrait and time-lapse video!

Hey everyone, This portrait is inspired by a YouTuber that I have been subscribed to for a few years now. She is a beauty guru who films makeup tutorials along with product and fashion hauls. Since I have an obsession with makeup and enjoy watching makeup videos on YouTube, naturally I enjoy watching her makeup tutorials most of all though unfortunately she hasn't made many for a while.

Here is a link to Elle's YouTube channel

Recently I discovered that she had badly injured her back and I was sad to hear the news. I can only imagine how horrible it must be to be confined to your home for so long to heal from something like that. I hope that she makes a full recovery from this and that she is finding some happiness in her current situation. I thought I'd create this portrait for her and record my painting process as well for those interested because not only does she have a beautiful face to paint but I thought perhaps if she saw this that it would cheer her up and perhaps she'd like it.

I always enjoy when she features Pinecone in her videos! He was fun to paint because he's so adorable and I haven't painted many animals before, but I do plan to in the future.

I looked at a few images and video stills of her for reference to study her bone structure, but this image was not copied from any other content.

Anyway, hope you all enjoy it and thanks for your visit!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

9:29 AM

Effie Trinket Mockingjay inspired look/portrait for a time-lapse video.

Here is a quick inspired painting I created (for a time-lapse painting video) of Effie Trinket with a custom Mockingjay look I created for her. While I always enjoyed her crazy and fabulous Capitol looks, for this painting I wanted to create a darker look to show her likely support for the uprising. The blood splatter across her face symbolizes both the uprising as well as the part she played as a propaganda tool for the Capitol in the annual Hunger Games. Since I do love her colorful looks too, however, I may consider doing another, and much lighter painting of her in the future as well. We probably won't see her looking anything like this in the film but I thought it would be interesting to create a look like this for her. 

Really enjoyed Mockinjay but wow it's going to be hard to wait for part 2 now. Definitely as great as the other two films but much darker.

I apologize for all of the zooming in and out throughout the video, I zoom in and out a lot during my workflow and editing all of this out would be a nightmare for me. 

 Anyway, hope you all enjoy it!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

1:57 PM

New painting I recently finished for my solo exhibition!

Hey everyone! 

Here is a painting I recently finished for my solo exhibition! She is an alien humanoid-plant hybrid from another planet similar to earth in another distant galaxy.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

12:11 PM

Solo Exhibition!

My solo exhibition at KALEID Gallery! For those living in or near San Jose, CA the exhibition will be up for the rest of the month if you want to check it out!


Monday, July 28, 2014

9:49 PM

New finished painting!

Hey everyone!

Finally got around to finishing this one. Started it I think over a year ago and have been working on quite a few different paintings at the same time including this one. Have some extra free time this week and hope to finish some of the others as well. Hope you all like it and thanks for your visit!

Friday, May 16, 2014

7:11 PM

New humanoid alien work in progress preview!

Hey everyone,

It's been a while since my last post due to the fact that I've been busy with a new job and life but also because I've been actually working on several paintings at the same time - some of which will be for a solo exhibition that I will have at the Kelied gallery in September which will have a celestial/sci fi theme (will post an update about this again in the future). This work in progress is a preview of one of them that I'm currently working on - she is a type of humanoid alien creature. I love painting humanoid alien type characters as I think they are beautiful and interesting to paint. There are so many possible directions to go in with the design and I find that a lot of fun.

I would also like to mention that I'm planning to perhaps move this blog to my website in the future and will try and post updates more often.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by! :)

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