I’ve been all booked up for custom portraits in a wide array of digital mediums, for the past few weeks. This has left very little time for any fine art illustrations of my own.
I had the pleasure of working on this fun family portrait. This final piece is comprised of six separate photo references, which took a little extra care.
This is how all separate sketches looked layered before integrating them together. Yikes, right?
If you are interested in a custom illustrated portrait, you can visit my Etsy shop or shoot me an email, anytime. Follow me on Instagram to see progress photos and daily illustrations.
I forget that sometimes it’s alright to just draw in pencil. Through an effort to doodle everyday, I’ve been doing quick 30 minute sketches in pencil.
I added some lightly painted watercolor to the first sketch, and it is now offered as an 8×10 print at the shop.
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This week I have been really throwing myself into full illustrations. As much as I loved drawing just busts of animals, they left something to be desired. Backgrounds. Currently, I am working on a series of animal based illustrations that tell a story.
Both prints are available for purchase over at the shop.
I’ve been super busy with commissioned projects. Here’s a quick look at this past weeks work.
My sister is really embracing the art of pickling and canning her homegrown veggies. I’ve been asked to design some labels for her jars to be gifted to friends and family.
A quick logo for a friend’s new band.
Ongoing project for a massage therapist’s new business cards. There have been several versions of similar designs, and we are still working to reach a final product.
Finally! High quality professional 8×10 prints on cotton linen paper are now available at the shop. For a mere $18 you can have one of these babies carefully packaged and shipped to your door.
In the last twenty four hours, I have decided to take a small break from focusing on line work in my illustrations. Carefully choosing the right line weight and stroke can be mentally exhausting. These are the two pieces I’ve worked on in the past day.
Both illustrations were created in a drawing app for iPad, using a watercolor technique. Also, both are expected to be available as high quality 8×10 archival prints in the shop by the end of next week.
I have been truly astonished with the amazing photographs supplied to me for reference material. And what better than wedding photos to work from.
For a couples portrait of you and your illustration loving guy or gal, visit my Etsy shop for more details.
A few weeks ago, I was commissioned to illustrate a group portrait for the band, I Heard A Lion. This week I had the pleasure of illustrating a slightly fictional portrait of Aaron Hale.
I love doing portraits of different types of people, but when a client has amazing ideas, like Aaron, only good things can happen. This was, by far, my favorite portrait to work on.
Time has come to make some drastic changes to the shop. All vintage items have to go! All vintage items are marked down 60% off. and it gets better…. Help yourself to a limited time coupon code for $5 off your order of $20 or more.*
*excludes custom illustrations, sorry.
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