Finally some new work! This is for a contest for the SCBWI Narrative Art Award, the prompt is "mystery." I'm working on adding color now and I'll have it done by next week.
In my personal life, it's been a busy summer. Lots of family, friends and two part time jobs peppered in between all the art commissions. Fall comes a little early here, and I'm looking forward to settling down into a cozy routine. Part of that, is a goal to produce a new portfolio piece every month. I've wanted to expand my style, be faster and start getting my work in front of the right people and this will help me accomplish those things. So check back in my gallery for new work!
Things I'll remember for next time:
-Close place for dumping water
-Always remember glitter! (I had a few come back begging for glitter.)
Just a little warm up from this morning. I was struggling to learn how to draw a panther for a commission piece, and I felt like I had lost all of my skill! So I calmed down and went back to what I knew. This exercise helped me a lot today. My teachers are right, you always have to practice your basics.
The panther piece is now in my services gallery if you're curious!
I've been asked to design a mural for a large basement at the local church. Here is a first pass and we'll see if it will work in the space. Sharing this because this is what North East Montana is like. It has it's flat places and wide skies over the prairie. It isn't my dream home, but I've learned to take in the small beauties here and I hope that is reflected in this design.
I was commissioned to do this piece for a little girl who loves flowers, rainbows, butterflies and koalas. So bring on the glitter and shine! I admit I was tempted to watch My Little Pony while drawing this. :D
I've been away on camping adventures with friends and family, and we've even brought home one family member with us for the summer. Now that all of that vacation is over I've got my groove back and I'm ready to draw...even though my office is the hottest room with no ac in the house.
I hope you saw my newest pet shop piece in my portfolio!! It was a joy to do, but after some feedback I decided to do another.
This treasure room was something I really wanted to explore and it's kinda inspiring a book idea. :) It won't take me quite as long since I'm changing my approach so I can work faster. So check back fro the finished product soon!
Will Terry is a fantastic children's book illustrator and also a teacher at the online school I attend. He had challenged artists to draw 50 different things in one image. I have found this to be challenging and rewarding.
I'm planing to expand on this and have more of this story line with these characters. The piece will be a part of my new portfolio so check back to see it in color!
I was recently commissioned by a friend to design a comic for a guy who loves them. It was meant as a birthday present but she couldn't hold off giving it to him early... So I get to share it now!
I had so much fun doing this piece! He loved it and that is all I want when I create illustrations for people!
You may have noticed I added a 'Services' page. Note that it is under construction at the moment while I work on new images that will hopefully inspire you. :) Also I've finally rewritten my 'About' page!
From concepts to color