EAST is coming!

All sorts of excitement is coming your way for this years EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR!

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When: Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22    11am-6pm each day

Where: Pump Project Art Complex (and many fine studios all over Austin)

Why: For the love of art and cookies

How: Pick up a map from one of our various local libraries (free), or purchase one from Big Medium. Grab a friend and voyage all over town taking in the great art.

What: There’s tons of great stuff to see, but here’s what I’ve been up to:

A lot of my attention this year went to my 80 Days of John project (wherein I spent 80 days doing a drawing a day to create a complete illustrated version of the book of John). I spent several months on the creation of the paintings, and then several more months putting the images into a book format and self publishing the printed version. This book as well as my coloring books will be available at EAST.

I continued with smaller daily paintings for the last several months (many of which can be seen on my Instagram @audreylopata). These tiny originals will be on sale along side my prints as an inexpensive way to take art home with you during EAST.

If you’re wanting to see me and chat about my artsy year, I’ll be there every day except Saturday the 14th (when my studio will be looked after by a friend whilst I am away). I look forward to seeing you guys and sharing my art!

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Various Styles

As I’ve been exploring artistically I’ve been trying many different combinations of illustrative techniques. I think pen and ink with translucent acrylic in still my favorite, but it’s fun to try different things…

1. Pen and ink with translucent acrylic
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2. Pen and ink with opaque and translucent acrylic
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3. Pen and ink with digital color
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4. Pencil with digital color
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5. Pencil with translucent acrylic
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6. Opaque Acrylic
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7. Pen and ink with Watercolor
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Etsy Sale and Some Updates

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Behold! My new coloring books are up on Etsy, and in honor of the Holidays and the fact that I’m going to be going on Holiday soon, for this week only you can get:

25% off your ETSY ORDER!!!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

Just enter in the code: FRIEND25 at checkout and win! Now through the 17th of December


Also, in other news, I’ve updated my other art website with Christmas Cheer and a slightly darker painting:

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So if you’re interested in either of those, check out:

Merry Christmas to all!

LAST Show of the Season/Year

Beautiful people, the time is upon us to make any number of dramatic statement regarding things that will not occur again until next year. Examples:

“I’ve had enough! I’m never going to the mall again this year”

“That’s the last time I try to make jelly bean brownies this year!”

“I promise I will not bring any more elephants into the house this year”

And perhaps most significantly,

“Even though art shows are oodles of fun, this is the last one I’m going to participate in this year”

Yes, it’s true. If you want to stock up on prints, coloring books, cards and original Audrey art for your holiday shopping season, THIS WEEKEND is the time to do it!

The Details:
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Specifically, I will be at the “Fireseed Clay Studio”
When: Dec 6 5-10 pm, Dec 7 11am-9pm
Why: fantastic art by many talented artists

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This one is actually for the Hope Chapel Christmas party on Sunday 6pm (come one come all)

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Come see the the Fantastically fresh off the presses “Miniature guide to magical creatures”

And just in case you can’t make it, remember, I sell most of my prints, coloring books and cards on ETSY:



Coloring Books Nouveau

I’ve finally finished up my new and improved: Fairies: a fantastic coloring book!

Here’s a preview of the cover:

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and here’s one of the new fairies, that makes the coloring book that much more fantastic.

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And then there is my dear friend: Love Cake, a coloring book so ridiculous, I’m not really sure what to say about it. Here’s the cover…

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And an excerpt from the inside..

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I’m reeeeeally close to being done with this one too, sadly I’ve lost touch with the english language and I find my editing skills to be absolutely atrocious.

So the words are holding me back here….sigh.

Hopefully i’ll get it finished up so that I can get both of these printed for EAST, coming up in 2 short weeks!!!!

Work in progress

Here are a few previews of things that I hope to have done for the East Austin Studio Tour, coming up in November…

I’m probably going to end up painting this in acrylic, but i was playing around with colors in photoshop

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Also, I’ve been working on some new fairy drawings to make a bigger and better fairy fantastic coloring book. This was an idea for the cover:

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and last but not least, I hope to make a coloring book based on the beautiful and tragical romantic comedy “love cake”, this will probably end up being the cover:
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Check back again for more updates on East and magical new work for the holiday shows.