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Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!

— 4 days ago with 6194 notes
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An illustration for the Washington Post about the Smithsonian Folklife Festival! Each year they feature two countries, and this year it was Kenya and China!

The AD wanted the illustration to capture the spirit of the festival and highlight the crafts, food, and music of both countries. I played around with a few different variations, but In the end we decided that the thumbnail image showing the two characters was the best solution. We ended up changing the Kenyan lady’s clothing to traditional Maasaii dress for the final, which I had a blast researching.  It was a fun challenge to render the explosion of cultural elements in the background without pulling too much focus away from the characters.

I usually work in gouache, but with such a tight deadline, I had to step a little bit out of my comfort-zone and do this image 100% digitally. I’m really happy with the results! Might consider switching it up more in the future.

A big thanks to Allison Ghaman!

— 3 weeks ago with 835 notes
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Hey guys! I’ll be at VANCAF this weekend selling prints, postcards and sketchbook zines! Admission is free, and there’s a buttload of incredible talent coming by to showcase their stuff. Come by and visit if you’re in the Vancouver area!

Hey guys! I’ll be at VANCAF this weekend selling prints, postcards and sketchbook zines! Admission is free, and there’s a buttload of incredible talent coming by to showcase their stuff. Come by and visit if you’re in the Vancouver area!

— 2 months ago with 15 notes
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Hey guys! Thought It would be neat to do a process post on my ‘Vasilisa Encounters the White Horseman’ piece, since I documented the painting process in more detail than normal. Please forgive the crappy photobooth image quality. 

 All in all, it took about a month to complete from thumbnail phase to final.  It was a lot of trial and error, and I learned a lot in painting this image. 

In case you’re interested, prints of the image are available here: http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/laurabifano/

— 2 months ago with 2783 notes
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"The Baba Yaga."  
Gouache on Arches 300 weight Cold-press Watercolor paper.
The 3rd piece in my series of paintings based off of the Russian Folktale “Vasilisa the Brave.”
I’ve made this available as a print over at my Inprnt Store, along with a few others. 

"The Baba Yaga."  

Gouache on Arches 300 weight Cold-press Watercolor paper.

The 3rd piece in my series of paintings based off of the Russian Folktale “Vasilisa the Brave.”

I’ve made this available as a print over at my Inprnt Store, along with a few others. 

— 2 months ago with 2518 notes
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A little while ago, an incredibly talented Australian guitar-maker named Sy created some of the most freaking cool fan-art I’ve ever seen. This 8-inch tall little lady was created using off-cuts from bass guitars. Some of the wood used was African Padauk, Ebony, and Canadian Maple. I’m doing some art for him in exchange for a sassy little Honey Badger figurine! Can’t wait!

— 2 months ago with 384 notes
"The Hut on Chicken Legs."
Gouache on Arches 300 lb Hot Press Watercolor Paper.
12 x 16 inches.
The second piece in my “Baba Yaga” series. The original painting is available for sale through Hot Art Wet City: https://squareup.com/market/hot-art-wet-city
I’ll be making prints available through my INPRNT store in the next little while, so keep your eyes peeled for an announcement. 

"The Hut on Chicken Legs."

Gouache on Arches 300 lb Hot Press Watercolor Paper.

12 x 16 inches.

The second piece in my “Baba Yaga” series. The original painting is available for sale through Hot Art Wet City: https://squareup.com/market/hot-art-wet-city

I’ll be making prints available through my INPRNT store in the next little while, so keep your eyes peeled for an announcement. 

— 2 months ago with 1424 notes
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Yay! So excited to finally share this. Here’s my cover for the June Issue of PRINT magazine. A big thank you to the wonderful Ronson Slagle for thinking of me for the assignment. 

— 2 months ago with 217 notes
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A crop of my second piece for the “Electricks” show at Hot Art Wet City in Vancouver, BC. The show starts on May 1st! Come have a beer and say hello. I’ll be the nervous looking five-foot tall lady standing in the corner. 
More info here: http://hotartwetcity.com/electricks/

A crop of my second piece for the “Electricks” show at Hot Art Wet City in Vancouver, BC. The show starts on May 1st! Come have a beer and say hello. I’ll be the nervous looking five-foot tall lady standing in the corner. 

More info here: http://hotartwetcity.com/electricks/

— 3 months ago with 364 notes
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I guess I can finally share this!

"Vasilisa Encounters the White Horseman."                                              

Gouache on Arches 300 lb Hot Press WC paper. 

I’ll be displaying some new work and old alongside Luc Latullipe and  Mark “Atomos” Pilon for an upcoming group show at Hot Art Wet City in Vancouver, BC.

More info on it here!

http://hotartwetcity.com/electricks/

— 3 months ago with 2020 notes
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