‘Tis the new year, and with it new year’s resolutions! Time to start looking back at the past year and start planning for the upcoming new year. Follow me back in time and revisit some of my most memorable art moments of 2014.

2014 Year In Art © 2015 Tonya M.

2014 Year In Art © 2015 Tonya M.

Each image can be found here:


February – PORTRAIT


April – “NOT LIKE YOU.”




September – LP – 01


October – PP – 01

October – HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2014!


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Sunday Live Stream- Nov. 09, 2014 © 2014 Tonya M.

SLS – Nov. 09, 2014

Digital, Studies, W.I.P.

Sunday Live Stream

Date: Nov. 09 2014 (now offline)
Time: 1pm – 5pm EST
Where: TawnARTtv on Picarto.TV


Today’s stream will focus on doing a painting study. I am still undecided whether to do a study of a landscape or portrait. (It will likely be a portrait) :P


This is the final image after ~4 hours of painting. To be continued next Sunday.

Sunday Live Stream- Nov. 09, 2014 © 2014 Tonya M.

Sunday Live Stream- Nov. 09, 2014 © 2014 Tonya M.

copyright © 2014 Tonya M.

Past, Present & Future

Digital, Illustration

This is my entry to dA’s “What does your artistic journey look like?” Contest.

Past, Present & Future © 2014 Tonya M.

Past, Present & Future © 2014 Tonya M.

This is my interpretation of my artistic journey.

Reading the image:
  1. Starting with the bottom left corner, this is my past and the beginning of my journey within the art world (using traditional tools and mediums).
  2. Moving up toward the top left corner, I start my transition to the digital art world, with the purchase of my very first tablet.
  3. Moving along to the top right corner, is where I am presently, continuing to pursue art within the digital realm.
  4. The bottom right corner is where I hope to be in the future, bringing all the pieces of my past and present towards a better future.
  5. Finishing and bringing the image full circle is a self portrait doing what I love, ART!
  6. The glowing, flowing images are a selected assortment of my paintings. Dating between ~2006-2014.

Let me know in the comments, what you think of the final image!

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Portrait of Wonder © 2014 Tonya M.

Time Lapse of “Portrait of Wonder”


Alas here is the time lapse video of the last 3.5 hours of my painting of Portrait of Wonder.

*Please note*
1. The initial painting of the majority of the greyscale is missing from this video because I started it during my lunch breaks at work.
2. The website address you see throughout the video is no longer active, please visit: http://tawnart.com/

About Painting:

Date Finished: September 22, 2014
Time Estimate: 7-10 hours
Software Used: Photoshop CS6
Tools Used: Wacom Intuos5 (medium)

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