sketchbook, studio & process

lauren hess hexx the inverse studio gif animation process video art artist paint painting painter digital time lapse how to acrylic frenchie french bulldog dog artwork pet portrait custom decor
lauren hess hexx the inverse studio gif animation process video art artist paint painting painter digital time lapse how to acrylic frenchie french bulldog dog artwork pet portrait custom decor roses wild rose flower animal nature cute finished piece

PAINTING PROCESS: GUS



process shots help keep me from getting lost on a particular detail before considering the entire painting


acrylic, gouache



lauren hess hexx the inverse studio draw drawing drawn sketch sketchbook painting art artist artwork on paper pencil rotweiler lab labrador retriever dog puppy pet portrait

REFERENCE DRAWING


i like to make a reference drawing before beginning each painting - i start by blocking out major value areas, then tighen up with details


graphite



lavender bag purse wallet wristlet cardholder leather upcycled repurposed small business batch ethical ethically made sustainable sustainability revolution women female feminism feminist genuine recycle upcycle

INVERSE LEATHER


100% of the leather i use is upcycled, often coming from recycling centers, craigslist couches, and leather workers' scraps. i find, clean, cut and sew each piece in my studio in Asheville, NC.


upcycled leather