I can’t stop.

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I seriously can’t stop playing around with Procreate for IPad.

This is a 1 hr portrait I did of Michael Rose of mademistakes.com. He is a truly talented digital artist I have been following on Instagram for some time now.

If you’d like to see what I’m up to on a daily basis, feel free to check me out on instagram @ chrissyjoxyz.

I was so missing out!

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As embarrassed as I am to admit this, I just today fell in love with Procreate app for iPad.

I had been drawing and sketching in a number of free and paid applications for some time now. I had downloaded Procreate and it sat on the back burner for months. Out of sheer boredom, I gVe it another go. Love it!

This digital painting was inspired by Kasey K’s (of Cauliflower Kids Clothing) niece.

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With all of the awesome illustration commissions lately, I haven’t had much time for my own side work. This was done for no reason whatsoever. And those are the best kinds of drawings.

Storybook Illustrations

imageThis 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.

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Both prints are available for purchase over at the shop.

Today’s Watercolors

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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.

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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.

Portraits of Bands and Musicians

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.

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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.

This weeks work.

Days of drawing with pen and paper are over for me. I have become completely enamored with “finger painting” on my Android phone. This week that completely changed with my brand spankin’ new iPad. Here are a few things I’ve been doing.

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Experimenting with new iPad apps such as Paper by 53.

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I also had a few commissioned projects I worked on.

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Complete logo package for a local metal band, Composing the Apocalypse. Based on a preexisting logo design, new images are ready for web graphics, stickers, tshirts and other printer merchandise.

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Header graphic for a friends creative anecdotal blog, These Things: Do Not Do Them. Hand drawn type on blackboard.