Artist Profile: Karlie Carpentier Rosin

Canadian illustrator and painter Karlie Carpentier Rosin shares her colorful portfolio and her artist story.

 

"Deep Cove Sunsets" acrylic paint on watercolor paper, printed on 8” x 10” & 11” x 14”

“Deep Cove Sunsets” acrylic paint on watercolor paper, printed on 8” x 10” & 11” x 14”

 

ABI:  How has your illustration work evolved over time?

KCR:  My illustration work has evolved in a few ways. My techniques have matured from fully traditional to mixing those techniques with digital software such as Photoshop. The way I draw or paint as well as the intent has also evolved. I used to learn by drawing or painting mainly from photography. I really honed in on the details, exploring the various shapes, textures, negative spaces, reflections of objects and ambient light, etc.

 

"Rosé All Day" acrylic paint on watercolor paper & markers, 8” x 10”

“Rosé All Day” acrylic paint on watercolor paper & markers, 8” x 10”

 

After doing exercises alongside my art teachers and creating many pieces with that intent, I gained experience as well as confidence and started exploring my mind and creativity a bit more. That included playing around with shapes, color, ideas and subjects. I became interested in expressing my creative energy through vibrant colors, seeing the harmony of palettes come together, and mixing that with various subjects. I was taken by the whimsical aspect of things.

 

Fashion Illustration, Mixed Media

Fashion Illustration, Mixed Media

 

I was working as a makeup artist when I was going through school, and started letting fashion and beauty find a place in my designs. With confidence in my technique, I was able to tap into all of my inspirations and find ways to explore that on paper. When I developed a passion for matte painting, I realized I could mix my love of color and design with environment design. I find inspiration basically everywhere I go through my environment and my experiences. Subjects such as landscapes, animals, plant life, space, fashion, design, movies, current events and travelling really inspire me!

 

"Rosé Ladies" acrylic paints on watercolor paper and markers, 8” x 10”

“Rosé Ladies” acrylic paints on watercolor paper and markers, 8” x 10”

 

ABI:  Tell us about the mediums and techniques you use.

KCR:  I first started creating art when I was very young. My mom saw a talent and enrolled me in art classes when I was just over four years old, and I was taught all the traditional techniques. For many years, I would create with various mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, markers, and pencils.

 

 "Vancity Bloomies" Mixed Media, printed on 8” x 10” & 11” x 14”

“Vancity Bloomies” Mixed Media, printed on 8” x 10” & 11” x 14”

 

Once I started studying Illustration and Design in college, and computer graphics for VFX in university, I learned the beauty of digital art with Illustrator, Photoshop, and other software. Since then, I’ve been developing my techniques in both traditional and digital, and finding creative ways to mix both.

 

Exoplanet Concept, Digital Paint

Exoplanet Concept, Digital Paint

 

I love exploring the best type of medium for each project. Sometimes it heavier in traditional paint and other times fully digital. But my favorite outcome is when I get to mix both traditional mediums (splashes of paint, watercolor and acrylic textures on paper, etc) with digital mediums (digital painting in photoshop) and some photo manipulation.

 

Karlie Carpentier Rosin in her Vancouver Studio, photo by Bobo Zhao

Karlie Carpentier Rosin in her Vancouver Studio, photo by Bobo Zhao

 

ABI:  Where do you see your art business going in the future?

KCR:  I love to share my artistic journey with others as well as my creative lifestyle. My passion involves working with businesses and individuals in order to combine my artwork to create a solid visual story with lots of impact and personality capable of influencing the life, happiness and experience of the people who come across it.

 

Pamplemousse Cocktail, acrylic paint on canvas, 12” x 12”

“Pamplemousse Cocktail” acrylic paint on canvas, 12” x 12”

 

One of the freelance projects I’m currently working on is licensed artwork for a greeting card line with St. Thomas Greetings, and I’m looking to evolve my business into the licensing industry, among other things. I’d love to expand my artwork in that direction in order to work with businesses on a larger scale and make my artwork accessible to a broader audience. Maybe you’ll stumble upon my artwork one day and will remember this feature!

 

 

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Posterous
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.