Day 15 of Le Fae welcomes Elizabeth Daughtery of DGeekArt!
Elizabeth Daugherty is a freelance artist, Illustrator, and graphic designer from Rosamond, California. While she has always drawn and doodled, she started working freelance as an artist and Illustrator in 2015 and has had the opportunity to work on unique projects for local small businesses, as well as comic book industry veterans, and popular YouTube channels. She loves creating works that are bright, colorful, and evoke feelings in the people who see them. In her “free time” she enjoys being with her husband, her son and her daughter.
watercolor on canvas
Prints: 11″x14″ for $25
Prints: 11″x14″ for $25
The originals and other items are available to purchase through the artist by visiting the DGeekArt Shop. Please visit their page and message them on how to collect these original works of art.
MEET THE ARTIST
- Start off and tell us your name! Who are you?
Hi guys, I’m Elizabeth Daugherty the artist behind D Geek Art.
- What kind of art do you create and what medium do you work in?
I create colorful illustrations and caricatures. I work in several mediums, but my favorite is Copic Marker or Watercolor.
- When did you know you were an artist?
I have always drawn and doodled. Looking back, I can remember drawing in all the margins of my notebooks in school all the way through college. I was always doing art of some sort, but I didn’t consider myself an artist until about 5 years ago. My husband encouraged me to put my work on social media to share with others. I was hesitant, but the reception to my work was so kind and genuine. I really pushed myself to take some online art classes and work on my personal style and what I wanted my art to be. As I have progressed I have tried to share experiences with my audience through my illustrations and paintings.
- Le Fae is about all things magical fairy! Tell us about why you applied to the show and what inspired the work you made for the curated collection?
I love fairy stories, especially how they are both unique and universal simultaneously. You can go anywhere in the world and every culture has some sort of fairytale unique to their region or people, but at the same time similar to stories you have heard before. I especially love Celtic stories of the Fae creatures, Water Nymphs, Faeries, Leprechauns, Banshees, Changelings, the idea that there are all these fantastical creatures around us all the time that we can’t see, it brings a little magic into our world. My watercolor painting “Hello Friend” is inspired by wondering if all fae creatures know each other. Maybe they try to be so secretive with humans that it makes them just as illusive to each other. So what if some Spring Faeries met a Water Nymph? I imagine there would be a curious, but kind interaction as they got to know each other better. My Copic illustration “Joyful Adventure” is inspired by Dungeons and Dragons and the excited joy you feel when going somewhere new. The road ahead is full of possibilities, my little Tiefling girl is ready for whatever life throws at her as she journeys in a fantastical land.
- Where did you hear about Bubble Pop Gallery and what made you want to be in the show?
I heard about Bubble Pop Gallery a little over a year ago on Instagram. I have followed Sey Studios for a while, and saw many a Bubble Pop post from them. I have wanted to apply for many of the shows they have hosted, but to be honest I wasn’t ready. I was still learning, growing, and finding my art voice, which can make you feel a bit intimidated. I am in a place now where I am confident in my art style and what I want to share through it, and the idea of starting with something as hopeful and fun as Le Fae was too great an opportunity to let pass me by.
- Have you ever done a gallery show before? If yes, how many?
I haven’t done any gallery shows before, this is my first and I am so excited!
- What is your favorite thing about being a creative?
I think being creative give me a unique perspective on life and the people around me. Not everyone expresses themselves in the same way. My favorite thing about being creative is that I can share my experiences and feelings through my illustrations in the hopes that it speaks to the people who see it, and that it helps others know that they aren’t alone in what they are going through, whatever that may be. Being creative helps me connect with others.
- What inspires you?
My family, music, and my experiences. Going through certain situations in life, good or bad, can evoke big emotions and sometimes it’s easier for me to explain things through art than it is for me to explain using words. When I feel compelled to draw or paint something specific I try to listen to that creative, because inspiration can come from places and experiences we wouldn’t expect.
- How does art make the world a better place?
It makes a connection between people where there may not have been one otherwise, brings people together, and can teach people how to have empathy, love, hope. It reminds us we aren’t alone.
- Where are you located?
I am from Rosamond, California.
- What projects are you working on that you can tell us about?
I am currently working on illustrations for a fantasy style children’s book I wrote. At the moment it’s in the character design phase, but it’s been encouraging to be able to work on a personal project and see it slowly come to life. Another project I am working on is designing apparel for Hack Shack Studios. Two years ago I designed their mascot Inko, and now I am helping them create shirts with Inko on them for the Studio and their fans. I am also working with an upcoming comic book studio, and while I can’t share specific details at the moment, but I will be sharing news of projects on my social media as soon as I can. It’s been a lot of fun working with this small group of creators to make something special.
- Where can people find you?
- Anything else you would like to share?
I know things have been rough lately, for everyone, so I just want to say thank you. Thanks for letting me share my work with all of you. I hope it brightens your day just a little bit. Try to find the joy in the adventures in front of you, even if they are still a little bit down the road. And don’t forget to say hello to the people around you, it’s nice to feel seen. I see you. Hello friends!
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