Portrait of the Day

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In my pursuit to create a new piece everyday, I’ve gotten a little sloppy with any sort of story telling I may have been going for. However, I am trying to find time to just create something.

Done in Procreate App for IPad.

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.

Helping out the Bostons.

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The tshirt illustration for a Boston Terrier rescue group has been launched on Jusani Culture.

“Each purchase supports The Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas, a group of people dedicated to saving Boston Terriers and Boston Terrier mixes from animal shelters and owner surrenders in North and South Carolina and finding them loving homes. Custom Boston Terrier design captures this breed’s fun personality and was designed by Chrissy Jo.”

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If you’d like to help some furry friends, and score a sweet shirt for yourself or a loved on, head over here.

BONUS: If you purchase a shirt I designed via Jusani Culture, take a quick screen shot and email it to me. I will send you a package of goodies in the mail as a super sweet bonus! So, don’t forget to include your mailing address. Thanks guys!

Kettlepot Tracks

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To my delight, his week I’ve been featured on Kettlepot Tracks Art on the Hill.

I absolutely love what they are doing over there. The husband and wife team invite independent musicians and bands to their home just outside of Philadelphia, where they record live tracks and videos for their blog. They also feature visual artists, weekly.

If you’d like to check out my little feature, that can be found here.

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.