Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We are NOT THINGS!



The new Mad Max: Fury Road has brought back my love of everything Post Apocalyptic. So much so that I feel like I had an epiphany regarding where I need to go with my art (which for the past handful of years I’ve been unhappy with).  I've always struggled with the fufuness of dresses and whatnot of the gothic / fantasy type art I've been trying to do.  That stuff just does NOT come naturally and I need to pour over fashion magazines to get any inspiration.

 So inspired by these two:  [ Furiosa ] [ The Valkyrie ]

I have so many ideas right now... need to power thru these commissions and then let these ideas spill out onto the paper.

I feel really good about this new direction, I just can't wait to get started.

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The New York Times wrote, “Miller has reminded us that blockbusters have the potential to not only be art, but radically visionary – even the fourth in a series. What a lovely day, indeed.”

I am in LOVE with this movie. I feel like this is the movie I have been waiting my entire life to see. The action, the acting, the editing, the cinematography, the story was strong from start to finish, it is unapologetic and beautiful. Too many movies lose steam and lag near the end, so many have ‘meh’ endings I just skip over them. Furiosa is such a powerful character, she is as tough and as capable as Max. The story is a human story, not just about men or women, but of survival, hope & redemption.  There’s no power struggle between the two main characters, there is trust. There were no pointless love scenes anywhere in this movie to undermine the lead female character.  I loathe when they over-sexualize a female lead, so much so I’ll just stop watching. I don’t know if “they” think a certain portion of the view population expects that, or what, but I find it demeaning to the female character and to the audience.

And the Vuvalini, are glorious.

I’m hoping this movie is a HUGE success and opens the door for more movies of this caliber.  Hopefully it starts some serious discussion in Hollywood and turns the tides and changes how women are portrayed in movies & the media.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Grimm S2 Sketch Cards by Connie Faye

I totally forgot to post this.


Personally my favorites were Blutbad Monroe, Hank, Ziegevolk (the goat wesen that ate toads in the upper left hand corner), Wendigo (top row 3rd from right) and the Gypsy that helped Adalind get her powers back (I just can't remember the actress' name.)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Retweeted by Half Yard

This is at least something.
A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on

Earlier in the year I was contacted by a production company that does shows for Discovery Networks.  They wanted to use my art because Vernon Wells was going to be a guest on the show. 

My thought was that they couldn’t get or wouldn’t pay for licensing to use actual stills from the movie, so they opted for fan art (mine) they found on DeviantArt.

While I’m stoked they used it, I’m disappointed that they didn’t give me any sort of credit for it.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Trying out some new paper while I wait for people to get back to me.
A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on

Friday, April 03, 2015

Show Additions...

Just added two shows -

Zurko's All Night Flea Market (August 15th)
http://zurkopromotions.com/allnightfleamarket.html

The Haunted Flea Market / Addams Family Reunion (Oct 24th).
http://zurkopromotions.com/hauntedhalloweenfleamarket.html

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Small update...

So far this year is off to a good start.  I've been busy busy busy!!!!

I'm currently working on a Sketch Card Contract, so I can't say any more than that.  But I can say, I've been messing around with watercolor ground and liquid watercolors; and have found the perfect balance!  So from now on I'll be painting my contracted cards!  I'm so happy, because I'm so much more comfortable painting than I am with markers.

• Grimm S2 Sketch Cards have been released, in the next few weeks I'll start listing my AP'.s on Feebay.

• I have a few commissions on the waiting list, I can't really do much with them till I get my contracted work finished.

Today I took a small break from my contracted work to make an updated youtube channel trailer.