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!

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