Doodle-a-Day

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A few months ago I started taking part in Rhianna Wurman’s Doodle-a-Day project. At the beginning of every month, you are supplied a list of topics, corresponding with days.

Today’s topic was “Fresh”. (My doodle is above.) it’s just a fun little way to keep your mind creating, and for me, it’s a nice way to take a break from commissioned work.

To see more about this fun project, you can visit Rhianna’s instagram @ellolovey. You can also check out my daily drawings and doodles at @chrissyjoxyz.

Pencil drawings

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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.

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I added some lightly painted watercolor to the first sketch, and it is now offered as an 8×10 print at the shop.

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.

Latest Commissioned Portraits

image (5)I have been truly astonished with the amazing photographs supplied to me for reference material. And what better than wedding photos to work from.
image (6)For a couples portrait of you and your illustration loving guy or gal, visit my Etsy shop for more details.

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.

Huge Sale Happening Now!

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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.
Visit the shop HERE.