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Artist Spotlight: Ashly Lovett

0 Comments 17 July 2016

Artist Spotlight on Louisiana-based illustrator Ashly Lovett.

By Daniel Barron

 

“I can easily say that my favorite part of every illustration is creating the eyes,” says Louisiana-based illustrator Ashly Lovett in her video bio (which can be viewed at the bottom of the page).

Her figures’ saucer stares, often fixed on the viewer, have a liquid life that betray stories from the shadows of gothic horror. Lovett classifies her style as “dark romanticism” and “Pre-Raphaelite” while citing Sam Wolfe Connelly, Rovina Cai, Sam Webber, and her old teacher George Pratt as key influences.

She traditionally creates in richly-applied chalk pastels on BFK Rives paper. “The soft nature of this medium really complements it,” she says. The stark beauty of her lush, impressionistic works have attracted international attention from galleries and publications. Among her admirers is filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who claims one of her pieces in his collection.

For Yay! LA‘s Yay! Legends Every Day project she interpreted Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Phillip Pullman’s 1995 fantasy novel The Golden Compass.

 

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Prometheus art for Yay! Legends Every Day

 

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The Golden Compass art for Yay! Legends Every Day

 

Support Ashly Lovett on her Patreon page HERE.

 

View more art by Ashly Lovett on her website.

Follow her art on Tumblr.

Subscribe to Ashly Lovett’s YouTube channel.

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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